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  How do you bridge the gap between poverty and gainful employment so people can support their family? …and what is businesses responsibility.  Business, education and community service organizations took on the topic at Centerstate C-E-O Wednesday.  V-P of Economic Inclusion Dominick Robinson says poverty issues are often thought of as problems for the government and non-profits to solve.  However, he says investment in the companies and the employees can help change economic disparity.

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After more than five years of planning, the Carrier Park Field of Dreams in DeWitt is ready to hold a grand opening celebration Saturday after construction on the first phase of the park was completed last fall.  Dom Cambareri has been waiting for this moment since the idea to build a fully-accessible, multi-sports park was first born about 10 years ago.

"This is the firsst phase of the dream become reality," Cambareri said.

Syracuse Faces Maryland in Matchup of Blue Blood Programs

May 19, 2016
Syracuse University Athletics / Cuse.com

The Syracuse Orange (12-4, 2-2 ACC) face the Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse tournament. The Orange defeated Albany last week by a score of 11-9 to advance. The Terrapins thumped Quinnipiac 13-6 to move on. 

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Governor Cuomo’s statewide task force on heroin and opioid abuse stopped in Syracuse Wednesday to hear testimony from area treatment experts on what’s needed to address the epidemic.  The discussion revealed there are significant gaps in treatment.

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  An 11-month investigation by Syracuse police, State police, and the State Attorney General’s Office culminated on Tuesday in the indictment of 72 people on charges of operating two drug distribution rings. Authorities believe they’ve disrupted major supply chains for heroin and cocaine.

CNY Sled Hockey Represents USA

May 17, 2016
Defi Sports

Sled hockey is a sport for adaptive athletes and is growing in popularity. Members of the CNY Flyers recently represented the Team USA Development team in Canada.

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Onondaga County Controller Bob Antonacci says state government is likely to negate any savings that might result from merging local governments.  One of the public’s main criticisms of the Consensus Commission’s draft report is that it did not include any savings estimates.

Antonacci has officially entered the continuing debate about the pros and cons of consolidation with a column published by syracuse.com. 

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Emergency Medical Service providers in Central New York respond fast when you need them and what they encounter on each call is constantly evolving.  About 200 of them learned about latest treatments and emergency trends today during E-M-S Teaching Day.

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  Any followers of city politics in recent years know Mayor Stephanie Miner has long waved a flag - and anything else at her disposal - to bring more attention to the plight of failing infrastructure.  She's held press conferences at the spots of road sinkholes and  broken water mains, brought in outside politicians and national engineers to try and stir up more interest.

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