Medicine is meant to heal, but the wrong amount can do the opposite. The Upstate Poison Center is launching a campaign to give parents the tools they need to give their children correct doses. Director of Public Education and Communication Gail Banach says that many parents just don’t have the right tools.
A group of Onondaga County lawmakers today got an update on the health department’s mosquito control program. We reported on Wednesday that there are likely to be more mosquitoes as a result of the wet weather, but not necessarily more disease. Still, Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow says West Nile virus and Triple-E are a part of the region’s ecology, and they’re trying to control it.
The story of Onondaga Lake including all of its blemishes will be on display for visitors to this year’s New York State Fair. A new three-thousand square foot exhibit in the Center of Progress building will chronicle the lake’s past as the ancestral grounds of the Onondaga people to its ongoing recovery from decades of industrial and municipal pollution. SUNY E-S-F President Neil Murphy says the space will allow visitors an interactive, hands-on experience.
Just days after JazzFest at Jamesville Beach, Producer Frank Malfitano wants fans to share their thoughts. He stopped by the WAER studios to give us his take which is quite candid. Overall, he feels the festival went very well and the performers he says were really into it. Click here to listen to a WAER web exclusive interview with Malfitano.
Although Malfitano is still crunching the numbers, it looks as though the 375-thousand dollar festival that is free to attend will break even this year.
Following the recent arrest of a Syracuse man in a homicide case in May, the City’s Police Chief is asking for more leads and reassuring the public. Police arrested Lynnquan Kellin earlier this week as he stepped off a Centro Bus in Solvay.
Chief Frank Fowler says Kellin shot and killed Arthur Bullock in the head as he attempted to rob his friends at his home on Fage Ave. Despite random acts of violence, Fowler says officers are out working tirelessly to bring people like these into custody.