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.
Governor Andrew Cuomo promoted his tax-free business initiatives at Onondaga Community College today. His plans would benefit new, high-tech industries that are affiliated with SUNY and CUNY schools, as well as upstate private universities.
Discussion about the future use of drones in Upstate New York was flying back and forth at Thursday's Common Council Meeting. Syracuse meets the requirements to serve as an F-A-A test site for these unmanned vehicles. Centerstate C-E-O’s Deb Warner explains NUAIR’s intent.
“The FAA test sites are focused on one thing, mainly: safety. The job of these test sites is to do research and collect data for the FAA so that remotely piloted vehicles and their systems can be safely integrated into the national airspace.”