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.
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.”
Vera House is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of fighting domestic and sexual violence today by allowing survivors to share stories about overcoming their abuse.
Jennifer explained how a period of abuse in her childhood led to decades of confusion and frustration in trying to cope with her experiences. She says she has learned to embrace the title of Survivor with the others that describe her life.
Think the roads in Onondaga County are terrible? Well, they’re actually no better throughout the rest of the state. Just about half of the county’s roads are rated either poor or in need of some repair or reconstruction, according to transportation research group TRIP. Statewide that number is 47-percent, with only 44-percent of roads in good or excellent condition. According to TRIP, the general goal for state and local organizations which maintain road conditions is to have 75-percent of roads in at least good condition.
Their report also estimates the county falls 6 million dollars short of funding necessary maintenance…and twice that much to really repair everything that’s faulty. TRIP’s Rocky Moretti points out, putting off repairs costs taxpayers.