President Obama continued his bus tour of Upstate New York today after spending the night in Auburn. He spent the morning working out at the YMCA and shooting a few hoops with a youth basketball group before hitting the road for SUNY Binghamton.
President Barack Obama riled up a cheering, mostly supportive crowd with a message that he's ready to make it easier to go to college, in his first visit to Syracuse. Obama repeatedly made the case foe the importance of a college education.
"There aren't a lot of thing more important than making sure people get a good education. That is key to upward mobility; that is key to a growing economy; that is key to a strong middle class."
Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity. The process of raising the walls began Thursday, with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for Christmas.
Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. He explained the process that led him to seek aid from Habitat for Humanity:
Onondaga County is planning to spray for mosquitoes after the first finding of the Triple E virus in two years. Mosquito pools in the Cicero swamp area came back positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis earlier this month.
Preseason camp is winding down for Syracuse Football. The Orange has already shifted the attention to its season opener against Penn State. Head coach Scott Shafer and the Orange are following a script to be ready for the August 31 game at MetLife Stadium. You can catch that game right here on WAER, 88.3 FM, starting at 2:30 PM with an hour-long Countdown to Kick-off
The paddlers have returned home, unpacked, rested, and are now processing the past few weeks of a historic canoe trip, aimed at renewing the promise of a 400-year-old treaty. It all began in early July, on Onondaga Nation Lands on Onondaga Creek, and ended about a week ago in New York City. Native peoples and non-Natives formed two lines representing the Two-Row Wampum, with hopes of educating people along their journey about the treaty that once bound the two peoples and bringing new focus to the importance of environmental cleanup and preservation.