THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
5:38 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Syracuse Bishop Weighs In On Pope Francis

Credit Courtesy Syracuse Diocese

The Bishop of the Syracuse Catholic Diocese is downplaying the significance of comments attributed to the pope about gay marriage, contraception and abortion. 

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Sports
1:40 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Syracuse vs. Tulane Preview

Young QB Terrel Hunt leads the Orange offense
Credit CitrusTV Sports, 2013

All eyes will be on the renewed quarterback battle as Syracuse (1-2) takes on Tulane (2-1) on Saturday.  Head Coach Scott Shafer told Orange All Access on Monday that Terrel Hunt will make his first career start against the Green Wave.

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NATURE'S BOUNTY
6:50 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Local Farmers Promise Plentiful Fall Harvest

Regional Farmers Market
Credit John Smith / WAER

The fall harvest season has finally arrived, along with the Harvest Moon, and Central New Yorkers can look forward to a bountiful produce selection as cooler weather sets in.  

Farmers gathered at the Syracuse Regional Farmers’ Market on Thursday to sell fruits and vegetables with the familiar tastes of fall.  Wayne Haas, of Farmer Haas in Onondaga, worked for the Syracuse Fire Department for 30 years and decided to farm his land when he retired:

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Affordable Health Care Act
6:05 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Health Care Act Enrollment Begins for Central New Yorkers

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Central New Yorkers will be among 2.4 million residents statewide who can start enrolling for some form of financial help as parts of the Affordable Healthcare Act kick in. Beginning October 1, 2013 individuals are able to enroll and secure financial benefits, which begin at the start of 2014.


Ron Pollack, with Families USA, says most will be eligible for financial help:
 

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I-81
6:23 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Business Group Urges More Community Engagement on the Future of I-81

A portion of I-81 in Syracuse now.

Local business leadership organization, Centerstate CEO, wants the community to work together and ask more questions before settling on a solution for the new I-81 viaduct through Syracuse. Centerstate C-E-O is laying out principles and priorities for the one-billion dollar decision that will impact the area for the next 75 years or more.

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Assisted Living Month
5:17 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

A Look Into Camillus Ridge Terrace During Assisted Living Month

Yesterday's Cafe at Camillus Ridge Terrace gives resident's a place to relax and socialize.

As you walk into the main lobby of Camillus Ridge Terrace, you’re immediately drawn to the view of a hallway with exterior facades of buildings. They have bright, pastel colored siding and windows.  A peek inside reveal’s a beauty and barber shop and an old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlor.  The neon lighting is reflected with a silver wall border.  It’s a home away from home atmosphere that Administrator Josh Santiago says they strive to create.  But the decision to live there or other facilities like it is not an easy one for residents or their families.

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SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
3:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

There Will Be No Republican Challenger in Race for Syracuse Mayor

GOP Chairman Tom Dadey
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The Onondaga County Republican Party conceded it won’t have a candidate for Syracuse Mayor in November.  Chairman Tom Dadey called a press conference to end speculation whether or not a candidate would emerge.  Dadey compared politics to baseball, and promises there will always be another season of politics.



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SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
12:46 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Pat Hogan Drops Out of Syracuse Mayoral Race

Pat Hogan

Pat Hogan has decided to end his run for Syracuse Mayor.  The move comes less than a week after he took second place in a three-way democratic primary against incumbent Stephanie Miner and Alfonso Davis. 


Hogan's decision also means he won't be running on the Republican ticket.  Here's the statement he released today:

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