6:56 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Armory Square Businesses Affected by Road Construction in Different Ways

Traffic on West Fayette is down to a single, one way street near Franklin
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Road Construction near Armory Square is affecting some businesses in different ways but, they remain optimistic of the future results for the Downtown Syracuse economy. Merchants and restaurants remain open and it doesn’t appear difficult to locate parking on the street or in a garage. Work on the expansion of the Connective Corridor has West Fayette Street down to a single, one-way lane near the Square but, the manager of the Marriot says it’s not interfering with customers booking rooms.

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Veterans Tuition
9:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

SUNY Students Back Bill to Help Out-of-State Vets go to SUNY Colleges


  A bill sits on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk that could make it easier for veterans to afford to go to college here in New York.  The Student Assembly of the State University of New York is lobbying for the measure.  Communications Director Juliann Schindler explains it would open SUNY campuses to out-of-state vets.

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Peakfest Music Event
2:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Greek Peak's New Owners Hold Music Festival to Increase Summertime Business

Todd Hobin's Band from CNY started Peakfest off
Chris Bolt/WAER News

The owners of Greek Peak Ski Resort hope to make their Peakfest Music Festival an annual event.  The also hope it will spur more visitors to the resort for things other than skiing.  

The first Peakfest features a lineup of classic rock bands to draw attention, including Dave Mason, Pure Prairie League and Firefall.  New York based Professor Louie and the Chromatix followed Todd Hobin to round out the musical lineup.  

WAER's Chris Bolt reports on the first annual Peakfest, including some of the music heard by the attendees.

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Loranzo State Historic site
12:11 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Lorenzo Driving Competition Brings Touch of History to Cazenovia

Horse and period carriage at Lorenzo Driving Competition
Hannah Warren/WAER News

About 100 horses and their owners turned out this weekend for the Lorenzo Driving Competition.  The annual Cazenovia event features horses and carriages that are judged.  The event also shows off the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.  The Lorenzo House was reopened after renovations.  It was the 38th year of the competition.

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EEE in Onondaga County
11:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Finding of EEE Disease Prompts Pesticide Spraying Set for Tuesday Night


  Onondaga County health officials are ready to react to the finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the area.  Interim Health Commissioner Michelle Mignano has ordered aerial spraying for the Cicero Swamp, scheduled for Tuesday night between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  The disease, which can be transmitted to humans, along with a high mosquito count led to the decision to spray pesticides.  Those who live in the affected area are expected to be contacted.  But Mignano has released the following boundaries for the spraying.

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