Anglers Association Vice President Chad Norton, center, at a news conference at Webster Pond Thursday. Looking on are Onondaga County Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon and Covanta Onondaga Business Manager Kathleen Carroll.
A popular park in Syracuse’s Valley neighborhood is about to become more accessible to those with disabilities. Covanta Onondaga, which operates the waste-to-energy plant, has pledged $2,300 to the Anglers Association of Onondaga to construct new bridges and make other improvements to trails at Webster Pond. Anglers vice president Chad Norton has been a member since 1996, and uses a motorized wheelchair. He says being able to go all the around the pond will feel like a new door has opened.