Mayor Stephanie Miner http://waer.org en City Launches Website to Inform Drivers of Road Work http://waer.org/post/city-launches-website-inform-drivers-road-work <div>Since the first big thaw swept through the Syracuse area, you've probably noticed the big orange signs for detours and construction.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Road construction season is well underway in an around Syracuse, and the city is trying to make navigating the streets a little more bearable. City Hall has launched </span><a href="http://www.syrgov.net/roadwork" style="line-height: 1.5;">a new website</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to inform residents and commuters about delays and detours caused by road work. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:10:23 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis & Alexandra Linde 16971 at http://waer.org City Launches Website to Inform Drivers of Road Work Miner's Budget Proposal Would Add Police Officers, Firefighters http://waer.org/post/miners-budget-proposal-would-add-police-officers-firefighters <div>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner releases her budget proposal Tuesday, and it includes five million dollars to hire more police officers and firefighters. &nbsp;As many as 25 new police officers and 25 firefighters could be on the streets starting next year.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Miner says it's about balancing retirements and new positions with overtime costs. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miner says the city can’t hide behind its money troubles and do nothing. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:25:23 +0000 Scott Willis 16560 at http://waer.org Miner's Budget Proposal Would Add Police Officers, Firefighters Syracuse's Hancock Airport Lands Safely With Regional Authority http://waer.org/post/syracuses-hancock-airport-lands-safely-regional-authority <p>It's finally official. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;</p><p>Hancock was the last major airport in the state to make the switch. &nbsp;Mayor Stephanie Miner says it will allow the airport to realize its full potential. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:19:14 +0000 Scott Willis 15012 at http://waer.org Syracuse's Hancock Airport Lands Safely With Regional Authority Miner Against Tax Incentives for Hotel at Destiny USA http://waer.org/post/miner-against-tax-incentives-hotel-destiny-usa <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said Wednesday she does not support any tax breaks for the proposed Destiny USA hotel. &nbsp; Developers sent a letter to the mayor and County Executive Joanie Mahoney last week expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel on a parking lot across Hiawatha Boulevard. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:13:23 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis 14285 at http://waer.org Miner Against Tax Incentives for Hotel at Destiny USA Excitement Builds Over Planned Destiny USA Hotel http://waer.org/post/excitement-builds-over-planned-destiny-usa-hotel <p>Syracuse-area tourism officials say the proposed Destiny USA hotel is a great step for generating interest and economic growth in the area. &nbsp; Destiny officials sent a letter to the county executive and mayor expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel as part of their master plan. &nbsp;Convention and Visitors Bureau President David Holder says Destiny as a destination appears to be coming to fruition, and there are still untapped markets. &nbsp; He says the area is ready for another hotel.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:26:44 +0000 Scott Willis 14091 at http://waer.org Excitement Builds Over Planned Destiny USA Hotel