Scott Willis http://waer.org en Construction to Begin on CNY Nanotechnology Hub in DeWitt http://waer.org/post/construction-begin-cny-nanotechnology-hub-dewitt <p>Ground was broken Friday on a facility in a rural area of DeWitt that’s expected to bring more of Hollywood to Onondaga County. &nbsp;In fact, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano&nbsp;Industries already has a tenant.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;During the state of the county address earlier this year, California-based film and TV company “The Film House” announced it will relocate its headquarters, production, post production, and distribution operations to the facility. &nbsp;President and CEO Ryan&nbsp;Johnson was on hand for the groundbreaking.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"Not only will we get to work with this first kind of educational institution that will drive production and innovations globally, it will help train and develop our future workforce so &nbsp;we can continue to grow in Syracuse and &nbsp;build the film industry in Upstate New York."</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lieutenant Governor R</span>obert<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;D</span>uffy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was among the officials turning over the first symbolic shovels of dirt.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">J</span>ustin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;S</span>teele is<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;director of the upcoming film “The Opium War,” which will be filmed and produced in Central New Y</span>ork<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> using the hub’s resources. &nbsp;But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">O</span>nondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County executive J</span>oanie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;M</span>ahoney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the hub goes beyond the film industry.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">15 million dollars in state money will build and equip the facility at the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">C</span>ollamer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Business Park, but officials say that should leverage 150 million dollars in private investment over seven years. &nbsp;The project is expected to create 350 permanent, high-tech jobs and 150 construction jobs. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WHAT'S NEXT FOR LT. GOV. DUFFY?</span></strong></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:33:41 +0000 Scott Willis 21321 at http://waer.org Construction to Begin on CNY Nanotechnology Hub in DeWitt Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children http://waer.org/post/syracuse-mayor-bishop-offer-refuge-migrant-children <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Syracuse &nbsp;Mayor Stephanie Miner today sent a letter to President Barack Obama formally extending her offer to use the City of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who have crossed the Southern border.</span></font></span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; In a release, she says t</span></font></span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">he City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Miner says the City of Syracuse has been visited by representatives from federal agencies seeking to review a site for possible placement of migrant children. &nbsp;She says Federal officials have made it clear that the Department of Health and Human Services will pay for and provide all services for children through its network of grantees. Miner says before the children would be placed in Syracuse, they would undergo a well-child exam, tuberculosis testing, and a mental health screening. &nbsp;The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.&nbsp; More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,</span></font><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren</span></font></a><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">.&nbsp;</span></font></a></div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:50:55 +0000 Scott Willis 21277 at http://waer.org Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children Water Main Breaks Close Civic Center, Chase Building Downtown http://waer.org/post/water-main-breaks-close-civic-center-chase-building-downtown <p>Onondaga County officials today announced that the Onondaga County Civic Center will close to the public and most employees today as of 12:30 due to the loss of potable water and sanitary services after being impacted by a nearby water main break.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:19:06 +0000 Scott Willis 21190 at http://waer.org Water Main Breaks Close Civic Center, Chase Building Downtown Local Brewery Hopes to be a Model for Growing Industry http://waer.org/post/local-brewery-hopes-be-model-growing-industry <p>A popular craft brewery in Armory Square hopes to bottle its beer for the first time in its 20-year history with an expanded farm and bottling facility in Cazenovia. &nbsp;<b>&nbsp;</b><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Empire Brewing Company owns 22 acres of land off Route 13, and wants to grow the hops and barley there to make more beer in order to meet increasing demand.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:47:35 +0000 Scott Willis 21127 at http://waer.org Local Brewery Hopes to be a Model for Growing Industry It's Really "Rocket Science" for These CNY Grade School Students http://waer.org/post/its-really-rocket-science-these-cny-grade-school-students <p>The term “rocket science” actually means something to the 3<sup>rd</sup> through 8th graders enrolled in Aerospace Engineering Camp at OCC's College for Kids…l<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ike, what goes up must come down, but not always where you expect.</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:34:27 +0000 Scott Willis 20985 at http://waer.org It's Really "Rocket Science" for These CNY Grade School Students