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CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY
11:55 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Solar Panels Will Generate Heat and Hot Water at Some S.U. Apartments

Newly installed solar panels perched atop SUs South Campus apartments.
Credit WAERs Max Brady

Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun.  S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.  


WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.

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NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
11:40 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Westcott Merchants Say Construction is Keeping Patrons Away

Construction on Westcott Street.

Several Westcott Street business owners say construction on the latest Save the Rain project in their neighborhood has brought business to a halt.  Work began three weeks ago on the million dollar project, which will narrow the road, add curbs and landscaping, plus replace sidewalks…all while keeping stormwater from overwhelming the sewer system.   

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Commuter News
2:04 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Drivers Will Face Major Detours on I-81 Starting Friday Evening

I-81 bridge deck replacements start this Friday night causing weeks of detours.
Credit WAER News

Brace yourselves downtown commuters- the orange barrels and cones are coming back as bridge deck replacements are set to begin on Interstate-81 Friday at 6 p.m.  


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Free Jazz Concerts
2:33 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Jazz In The City Series Plans Two Concerts for August

The BlackLites perform at the first Jazz in the City concert Aug 1.
Credit CNYjazz.org

The 12th Annual Jazz in the City is just around the corner for city neighborhoods.  Producer Steve Becker made the announcement Tuesday. 

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Lottery Scam
1:43 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Lottery Cheat Gets Maximum Sentence in Court Tuesday

Robert Miles (right) attended court for sentencing of the man who duped him out of a $5 million lottery ticket 7 years ago.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

Andy Ashkar will serve the maximum sentence possible for stealing a 5-million dollar lottery ticket six years ago.  Onondaga County Judge Joseph Fahey delivered the sentence Tuesday.

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