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OCC's COLLEGE FOR KIDS
11:34 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

It's Really "Rocket Science" for These CNY Grade School Students

Kelsie Bottari with her rocket
Scott Willis WAER News

The term “rocket science” actually means something to the 3rd through 8th graders enrolled in Aerospace Engineering Camp at OCC's College for Kids…like, what goes up must come down, but not always where you expect.

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Hawley Green Open Houses
4:47 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

New Business Owners in Hawley-Green Optimistic About Struggling Neighborhood

A brightly-colored exterior of the Wine @ 105 shop shows some of the investment and business growth that's going into the area.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Three relatively new businesses in the Hawley-Green Neighborhood of Syracuse held a joint ‘open house’ today to gain a little more exposure.  The business owners see the once-struggling area as ‘on the way up.’  They also got a bit of a helping hand to be part of the area’s revitalization.  Tim Ahart owns the Wine at 105 store…and feels they opened at the right time.

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REAL ESTATE
6:39 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Syracuse Land Bank Opens Bidding for First "Deconstructions"

611 Park Street is one of the properties set for deconstruction. Bidding for it and two other houses ends July 23.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

The Greater Syracuse Land Bank is hoping to deal with its most blighted properties in a more sustainable way by having them deconstructed and recycled instead of demolished and sent to a landfill. The first round of bids includes three houses for deconstruction, and organizers are hoping that the pilot program will grow and result in a boost for jobs and job training opportunities in Onondaga County. Interested contractors attended an information session Thursday, and were able to inspect any of the three homes up for bid.

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ONONDAGA LAKE IMPROVEMENT
2:35 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Onondaga Lake Amphitheater, West Shore Revitalization Plans Unveiled

A rendering of the proposed Lakeview Amphitheater.
Credit Onondaga County

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney unveiled preliminary plans Wendesday for a $100 million revitalization of the west shore of Onondaga Lake.  It was the first and possibly only public meeting on the massive project, which was first announced in late January with a visit from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

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Katko's Veterans Plan
9:29 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Congressional Candidate John Katko Proposes Health and Other Assistance to Veterans

GOP Congressional Candidate John Katko thought the 4th of July holiday that just passed is a good time to think about helping veterans, who he says preserve the freedoms we celebrate. He released a series of proposals Wednesday.
Credit johnkatkoforcongress.com

  Congressional candidate John Katko thinks he just might have the background to help clean up some of the problems at the Veterans Administration should he get elected.  

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