Politics & Government

Republican Rob Astorino
3:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

GOP Hopeful for Governor Visits Syracuse, Slams Cuomo Record and Policies

Republican Rob Astorino, supported by Senator John DeFrancisco (right)
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The newly minted G-O-P hopeful for governor made clear distinctions between himself and Governor Cuomo in a visit to Syracuse today.  Rob Astorino entered the race Wednesday.  He believes most people would come to the conclusion that New York is ‘losing.’

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Middle East Peace
4:47 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Former Isreali Peace Process Advisor in Syracuse Has Hope for Middle East Solution

The West Bank is key in negotiations over Middle East Peace, the topic of a seminar tonight
Credit gershonbaskin.org

An Israeli Expert on Middle East Peace in Syracuse Tuesday Night has a hopeful take on recent negotiations going on now, brokered by the Obama administration.  Gershon Baskin is a former advisor to Israeli prime ministers and started a research organization to work on peace issues.  Baskin believes recent progress and willingness to make concessions can pay off in an agreement.

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AIRPORT CHANGES OWNERSHIP
3:19 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Syracuse's Hancock Airport Lands Safely With Regional Authority

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner hands over the certificate of operation to Airport Authority Board Chair Bill Fisher. Authority Executive Director Chris Callahan and board member Mark Nicotra look on.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

It's finally official.  Nearly 6 years of work culminated Monday in the transfer of day-to-day operations of Syracuse's Hancock Airport from the City of Syracuse to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.  

Hancock was the last major airport in the state to make the switch.  Mayor Stephanie Miner says it will allow the airport to realize its full potential.  

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
10:50 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Rep. Dan Maffei: Real Crisis Facing CNY Infrastructure

Rep. Dan Maffei hosting a roundtable discussion at the Erie Canal Museum.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Experts and community leaders joined Congressmember Dan Maffei Tuesday at the Erie Canal Museum for a roundtable meeting to talk about the state of the region's infrastructure.   

 The City of Syracuse, for example, has been dealing with dozens of water main breaks because of the extreme cold.   Much of the water system is at least 100 years old.  C & S Companies Engineer Orrin MacMurray  says Syracuse is not alone.

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"Cure Violence Program"
6:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Syracuse Agency Gets State Backing for Anti-Violence, Anti-Gang Program

Outreach workers intervene in violent situations as part of Cure Violence program.
Credit cureviolence.org

  A Syracuse gang prevention program is getting some significant financial backing from the state – hoping to make a difference where law enforcement can’t.  

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