Local News

Managing Your Debt
7:42 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Local IT Professional Starts Credit Card Comparison Site and Has Shopping Advice

Holiday shoppers need planning and caution to avoid wracking up credit card debt.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Many people are continuing their holiday shopping and a local company might help you manage credit card debt.  

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Festival of Trees
6:52 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Everson Museum Lights Up Holiday Fundraiser

The peacock tree at the Everson Museum's Festival of Trees
Credit John Smith / WAER

The Festival of Trees began at the Everson Museum of Art on Friday, kicking of the event that’s become a holiday tradition for 28 years running.

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Fire Safety
6:58 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Senator Schumer Seeks EPA Exemption for Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants at OCWA
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

Hundreds of new fire hydrants waiting to be installed by Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse might have to be scrapped next month, unless the EPA exempts them from an unexpected new lead standard.  Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by the Onondaga County Water Authority today to demand an exemption for the $400,000 worth of fire hydrants:

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State Farm Bureau Conference
4:45 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

What's the Future of New York Farms?

Ashley Willits is New York State President of Future Farmers of America.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Some 350 farmers from around the state are working on the future of farming at the Farm Bureau’s Annual State meeting in Liverpool that continued today.  

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Local News
3:05 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

"Buying Local" in Syracuse for The Holidays?

Mars Jewelry in Eastwood is offering specials to reel-in holiday shoppers
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Not every holiday shopper wants to compete with everyone else for gifts during annual Black Friday sales at malls.  There are plenty of people who are experiencing a leisurely pace this weekend, walking from store to store at Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse.  The secret shoppers we spoke with are searching for those special gifts such as Greg (yes, a man who actually shops early) from the city.

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