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Symphonia
6:17 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Symphoria Hires New Managing Director

Catherine Underhill will serve as Symphoria's Managing Director.
Credit Symphoria

Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month. 

The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years.  Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013. 

Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area:

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Route 81 Future
3:55 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Group of Businesses, Elected Officials Wants To Save The I-81 Bridge

Broad coalition opposes removing the I-81 bridge through downtown Syracuse
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Getting around Downtown Syracuse seemed a little challenging this morning because of the Interstate 81 South closure at Harrison Street.  A local group of business owners, elected officials and community members say it might be a vision of the future. 

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Casino Expansion Signed
6:31 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

"Hey Voters, Want More Casinos?": Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gambling Expansion signed into law. Now it's up to voters.
Credit gambling.org

Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.


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2013 Elections
6:09 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Common Council Candidate Weighs in on Crime Prevention

2013 Elections include Common Council Races, as well as Syracuse Mayor.
Credit syracuse.ny.us

Syracuse may be on track for its highest homicide year on record, an issue bringing a local common council candidate out to discuss his crime fighting strategies.


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Career Fair
4:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hospitality Fair Underway at Destiny U.S.A.

Local job seekers and employers network in the Canyon Area of Destiny U.S.A.
Credit Christian Bersani-WAER News

Students, Graduates, and job seekers were all given the chance to network with dozens of employers at Destiny U-S-A today as part of Bryant and Stratton’s Hospitality Fair.

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