Local News

1:51 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Epic WNY Snowstorm Might be Over, but the Digging Out and Humanitarian Efforts Continue

The NY National Guard clears snow on Friday.
NY National Guard

The Epic Snow Storm that’s dumped at least seven feet of snow on Western New York and the Buffalo area this week is winding down, but the aftermath of weather related problems and humanitarian assistance continues to pile up. 

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Turning Stone Expansion
6:07 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

New Retail Center Plan for Turning Stone Makes Resort Stiff Competition for Future Casinos

The domed section in the picture (lower right) is a concept drawing of the new luxury retail outlet to be added to the Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Credit Turning Stone

  The Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort is ready to expand once again…adding to its Casino, Hotels, Entertainment and Golf courses.  Oneida Leaders are taking an aggressive approach that might be aimed at nearby competition.

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2:42 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Onondaga County Honors Veterans on Veteran's Day

A view of the 2014 Veteran's Day Ceremony inside the Onondaga County War Memorial
Credit Angelica Rodriguez / WAER News

Today Onondaga County remembered and honored D-day Veterans and all Armed Service members in the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at the War Memorial Center in Downtown Syracuse.  70 years ago U-S soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France on  D-Day to liberate Europe from Nazi control.   

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Local News
12:09 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

CNY Tech Gurus Can Enter Competition to Create Phone Apps that Help Society

A smartphone App like this could help teachers and parents - and it could win the ATT CNY Civic App Challenge
Credit Nathan Burchfield

  People who create and design phone applications have just about another week to enter the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge

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Local News
4:49 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Political Heavyweights join Neighbors to Oppose Inmate Halfway House in Tipperary Hill

Senator Charles Schumer joins neighbors to oppose the siting of a halfway house for former federal prison inmates that could go into the Tipperary Hill area.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  A proposed halfway house may be too close for comfort for the Tippery Hill neighborhood.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Dan Maffei joined local residents to oppose a plan by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Schumer says community opinions should play a large role in the decision making process.

“The Federal bureau of prisons is an agency but it should take into account local concerns, a halfway house is something that has to be supported by a community to make it work and so one of the criteria they look at is community concerns and support.”

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