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DRONE DEBATE
2:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Drones Over Syracuse and Upstate NY? FAA Talks to Syracuse Lawmakers

Drone discussion in Syracuse at City Hall
Credit Maximillian Eyle / WAER News

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.”

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Local News
6:06 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Discusses Land Bank Funding in Syracuse

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks about his plans to allocate state funds to clean up the Near Westside in Syracuse, NY Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Credit Max Brady, WAER News
  • Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Home Headquarter's Executive Director Kerry Quaglia and Near West Side resident Haydee Rolon speak about revitalizing the area.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pointed to a homeowner and a neighborhood on Syracuse’s Near West Side today as an example of how he plans to dedicate money to the state’s land banks.  He stopped by Haydee Rolon’s house on Marcellus Street to announce his intention to allocate $20 million more in relief for the neighborhoods by addressing vacant properties.

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'Cuse Hot Spot for Canadian Tourists
1:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Syracuse Continues to be a Hot Spot for Canadian Tourists

The Everson Museum is one of the stops Canadians are making in Syracuse.
Credit Everson.org / Everson Museum

The Syracuse area has been experiencing a tourism boom lately, and we may have the Canadians to thank for that.  Destiny U-S-A Spokesperson David Aitken says that one out of four of their products are sold to “across-the-border” tourists.

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Recyling
4:10 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

LeMoyne Elementary Students Accept OCRRA Recycling Award

Students applaud and cheer, after finding out they'd won OCRRA's recycling award at LeMoyne Elementary School in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Credit Maximilian Eyle, WAER News

You might expect kids to “cheer” on the last day of school.  But when LeMoyne Elementary School students found out they'd won a recycling competition from Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, they had another reason to smile. 

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