Onondaga County http://waer.org en Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children http://waer.org/post/onondaga-citizens-league-report-warns-underinvestment-young-children <p><a href="http://onondagacitizensleague.org/">The Onondaga Citizens League</a> released a report <a href="http://onondagacitizensleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/OCL-2013-final-copy-for-web.pdf">calling attention to a serious lack of investment in the community’s youngest children</a>. The report, entitled “Thrive by Five,” acknowledges the fact that New York State is making provisions to improve kindergarten and Pre-K but warns that officials have failed to place enough emphasis on the earliest developmental stages. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:38:11 +0000 Nicole Griffin & Ben Mitchell 16877 at http://waer.org Onondaga Citizens League Report Warns of Underinvestment in Young Children How the I-81 Replacement Project Might Learn from Boston's 'Big Dig' http://waer.org/post/how-i-81-replacement-project-might-learn-bostons-big-dig <p>Boston University Professor Virginia Greiman shares her experiences as a consultant on Boston's Big Dig road project tonight at a presentation and Q &amp; A session in the Onondaga County Civic Center.&nbsp; It's meant to provide some insight into the process Syracuse is going through with the <a href="https://www.dot.ny.gov/i81opportunities">necessary replacement for Interstate 81'S elevated portion</a>.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:33:57 +0000 Chris Bolt 16337 at http://waer.org How the I-81 Replacement Project Might Learn from Boston's 'Big Dig' Talks Break Down Between County and Union Workers http://waer.org/post/talks-break-down-between-county-and-union-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5">Onondaga County and its largest union have reached an impasse in contract negotiations after</span><span style="line-height: 1.5"> more than a year of meetings on the subject</span><span style="line-height: 1.5">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5">Talks broke down Thursday during the twelfth session of talks between the Civil Service Employees Association (</span>CSEA)&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5"> Local 834 and the county.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:43:14 +0000 Hannah Warren & Brett Samuels 13752 at http://waer.org Talks Break Down Between County and Union Workers Concert Pavilion a Centerpiece of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Plan http://waer.org/post/concert-pavilion-centerpiece-onondaga-lake-revitalization-plan <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo joined local officials Wednesday in Solvay to unveil details of a plan to revitalize the western side of Onondaga Lake. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The $100 million project will include a 75-hundred seat lakefront concert pavilion across from the state fairgrounds. &nbsp;</span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it fits into the larger picture of the lake’s rebirth. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:35:26 +0000 Scott Willis 13709 at http://waer.org Concert Pavilion a Centerpiece of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Plan Retired Deputy Toby Shelley Announces Repeat Run for Onon County Sheriff http://waer.org/post/retired-deputy-toby-shelley-announces-repeat-run-onon-county-sheriff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Retired Onondaga County Sheriff's Supervisor <a href="http://tobyshelley.com/">Toby Shelley</a> wants to be the first new face in the job in 20 years. &nbsp;He made the announcement Monday that he'll run for Sheriff in 2014, after an unsuccessful bid in 2010. &nbsp;That's when <a href="http://www.ongov.net/Sheriff/">Kevin Walsh</a> won his 5th&nbsp;term in the post. &nbsp;Walsh previously said he'll make a decision on running for reelection in January or February. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>EXPERIENCE ON DIFFERENT LEVELS</strong></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:10:27 +0000 Chris Bolt 12060 at http://waer.org Retired Deputy Toby Shelley Announces Repeat Run for Onon County Sheriff