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The newly proposed Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations for small commercial drones won’t significantly affect the mission of Central New York drone developers.  

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  Syracuse residents might be coming out of hibernation early this year, for the 11th annual Downtown Dining Weeks that start Monday. Some new restaurants have joined on along with old favorites, making for a record number of participants.

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Without the postseason to play for, all Syracuse could do was play spoiler in the third chapter of the ACC's newest rivalry.

The Orange gave a crowd of 35,466 an entertaining show, but it wasn't enough to add another instant classic to the rivalry against Duke.  There weren't any last second shots, last minute ejections or the same down to the wire drama that defined the first two matchups.

Only a good game between two teams playing pretty well.

visitsyracuse.com

  Just like a new car, a fast food chain, or other consumer product, Syracuse needs to market itself.  Today the Convention and Visitors Bureau, also called Visit Syracuse, launched a new way to try and get people to come.  The hope is to attract tourists, businesses, and conventions.

Most places try and tell potential visitors the assets of their regions…which Visit Syracuse Director David Holder says needed to be fine-tuned.

Central New York Congressmember  John Katko  is hoping to hear from residents on a variety of issues as he launches listening sessions planned for each county of his district.     In a release, Katko says each listening session will focus on a unique topic, providing a platform for a discussion of district-wide priorities.  

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The Central New York Boat Show is underway, and new this year is an interactive exhibit aimed at preparing inexperienced boaters for potential emergencies on the water. “Suddenly in Command” is an educational drill geared toward making passengers comfortable and ready to take command in case the captain is unable to.    Recreation Specialist with the New York Sea Grant Dave White says the program will teach participants how to gain control of the boat and how to communicate using marine radio, distress flags, and flares when there is no cell phone service. 

White says the training gives participants the opportunity to learn boating terminology, equipment and operations without having to enroll in a boating class.  Boat Show Manger Drew Wickham says the experience is a great addition to the usual array of fishing boats, personal watercraft, small runabouts, cruisers, and pontoon boats. 

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  A new exhibition at the Everson Museum represents American Modernism, a post-World War Two art movement.  It’s called “Prendergast to Pollock,” and features more than 30 works from contemporary artists.  It’s the first major event under a new director, who’s trying to boost interest and museum finances. 

TownofDewitt.org

  Dewitt residents have a chance to have a say in how the town improves pedestrian safety.  A new initiative hopes to make it easier to get around by foot, by bike, stroller or whatever.

Meghan Scott has lived in Dewitt for years on one of many residential streets without a sidewalk or much shoulder.  She’s noticed an increase in traffic volume and speed -- not great for her young family that likes to get outside. 

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For the first time in 21 games, Rakeem Christmas didn't score at least ten points.

For a change, it didn't matter.

Syracuse's leading scorer only had seven points, but four of his teammates scored in double figures and the Orange used its balanced scoring attack to roll over Boston College, 70-56, in an empty Conte Forum on Wednesday night.  The Orange completed a sweep on the season series against the Eagles, who lost their fifth conference game in a row.

Onondaga Historical Association

 Onondaga Lake is on the road to revitalization with its clean-up in progress, the extension of the loop the lake trail and plans to build an Amphitheater.   But the importance of the lake's history and culture has been added to its continued  rejuvenation with a County Legislature committee approval of $100,000 from  create the  Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center. If approved by all lawmakers, the funding will come from the County's room occupancy taxes.  The center is planned to be located on the former grounds of the living history museum Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois which closed about 3 years ago.  Onondaga Historical Association Executive Director Gregg Tripoli says the new center is a result of different parties coming together.

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