Onondaga County taxpayers will be spending $2 million more this year on projects meant to keep rainwater from flooding the sewer system. The County Legislature approved the money for additional “Save the Rain” projects…even though the program has its own budget.
President Barack Obama riled up a cheering, mostly supportive crowd with a message that he's ready to make it easier to go to college, in his first visit to Syracuse. Obama repeatedly made the case foe the importance of a college education.
"There aren't a lot of thing more important than making sure people get a good education. That is key to upward mobility; that is key to a growing economy; that is key to a strong middle class."
The paddlers have returned home, unpacked, rested, and are now processing the past few weeks of a historic canoe trip, aimed at renewing the promise of a 400-year-old treaty. It all began in early July, on Onondaga Nation Lands on Onondaga Creek, and ended about a week ago in New York City. Native peoples and non-Natives formed two lines representing the Two-Row Wampum, with hopes of educating people along their journey about the treaty that once bound the two peoples and bringing new focus to the importance of environmental cleanup and preservation.