Local News
12:32 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Cuomo Visits Mohawk Valley after Flooding. Calling for "Flowing" FEMA Funds

Credit Governor Cuomo's Press Office

Governor Cuomo plans to follow up with the White House after he’s heard nothing about a request he made for federal disaster assistance to aid the Mohawk Valley.  Torrential downpours in late June caused extensive flooding.  Cuomo returned over the weekend to reassess conditions following the on-going recovery efforts.

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Live Music
10:01 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Jazz Fest Night 2 Highlights

Retro-funk group, Sophistafunk, shows why they are a regional favorite.
Joe Lee

Despite the rain on Saturday, hardcore jazz fans showed up to Jamesville Beach for some magical moments.  Here's what you missed if you stayed away.

Cycling Erie Canal
8:52 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

More Than 500 Cyclists Begin Annual Ride Along New York's Historic Corridor

Cycling the Erie Canal begins in Buffalo with 500+ riders
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Rain overnight before the first day of the Cycling the Erie Canal ride might have worried some riders.  But the overcast morning kept everyone cool as the ride got underway Sunday around 8:00 a.m.  Riders were in evidence from Texas, Florida, Missouri, California, Toronto, Arizona, as well as neighboring states.  Mothers rode alongside teen and younger daughters, couples rode together, adult children coaxed their parents to join them, a boy scout troop sponsored by a church hit the trail.  The large group quickly stretched out along the 46-mile first day. 

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Canal Coverage All Week
4:58 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Bicyclists Start Statewide Erie Canal Ride; Follow WAER News Director Chris Bolt's Coverage

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum features a replica cargo boat, as well as unearthed dry docks that tell story of activity along the canal.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

More than 500 bicyclists hit the trail Sunday following the path of the Erie Canal across the state. 

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3:47 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Salvation Army Continues to Feed and Support Flood Victims

Food, water, and home clean up kits are being handed out to flood victims in Oneida county and the Mohawk Valley.   The Salvation Army is helping Central New York families to stabilize and even rebuild after the floods. 

When I spoke to Incident Commander Major James Purvis, he was en-route to Oneida with over one thousand meals.

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