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SUMMER IN SYRACUSE
11:39 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Families Enjoy Monday Fundays at Erie Canal Museum

Tinsmith and historical reenactor Dennis Heaphy interacts with kids at the first Erie Canal Museum Monday Funday.
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

If your summer “fun in the sun” has been spoiled by sudden, almost daily downpours, everyone at Syracuse's Erie Canal Museum wants you to join the fun indoors at their new “Monday Funday” family activities. 

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Local News
12:32 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Cuomo Visits Mohawk Valley after Flooding. Calling for "Flowing" FEMA Funds

Credit Governor Cuomo's Press Office

Governor Cuomo plans to follow up with the White House after he’s heard nothing about a request he made for federal disaster assistance to aid the Mohawk Valley.  Torrential downpours in late June caused extensive flooding.  Cuomo returned over the weekend to reassess conditions following the on-going recovery efforts.

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FLOOD RECOVERY
3:47 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Salvation Army Continues to Feed and Support Flood Victims

Food, water, and home clean up kits are being handed out to flood victims in Oneida county and the Mohawk Valley.   The Salvation Army is helping Central New York families to stabilize and even rebuild after the floods. 


When I spoke to Incident Commander Major James Purvis, he was en-route to Oneida with over one thousand meals.

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Aid for Flood Victims
1:25 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Senator Schumer Spells Out FEMA Relief For Flooding Victims

Senator Chuck Schumer in Oneida with details on FEMA relief for homeowners and local officials
Christian Bersani/WAER News

Senator Chuck Schumer toured areas Wednesday that have been ravaged by flooding over the past five days.  He joined officials in Oneida to renew his push for the area to be declared a federal disaster area.  His visit comes a day after FEMA officials toured the region.  Schumer is hoping FEMA assistance can start getting to homeowners and municipalities soon. 

Schumer said he saw plenty of destruction and impact for the area to qualify.

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Helping Unemployed
6:48 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Syracuse Employment Program Hopes to Give Urban Youth Skills that Match Job Openings

15 Syracuse residents start 10-week jobs-training program
Credit Chris Bolt/ WAER News

A group of Syracuse residents will be the first class in an urban and minority training program that promises to give them a pathway to a better job or out of unemployment.

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