Listeners on the fringes or weak spots of WAER's broadcast signal probably noticed a big change in recent days... they can actually hear us again! The station recently installed a new transmitter that brings our signal to it's FCC licensed 50,000 watts. As radio equipment goes, WAER's old transmitter could no longer do the job, and was running at low power for months.
A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation. The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside. Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall. The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
More complaints about pot holes has Mayor Stephanie Miner calling on Syracuse residents to help the city locate and fix them. New efforts and technology by the Department of Public Works are trying to solve a deep problem.
44 years have passed since Earth Day was launched and it seems people are more mindful than ever before about reducing their carbon footprint. Adopting sustainable practices can begin today and higher education is taking a large role. Syracuse University’s Sustainability Division is constantly working on the effort. Marketing Manager Melissa Cadwell they’re looking for some extra help on Earth Day between Waverly Ave and Harrison Street on the hill.