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  Can the wide strip of asphalt that is Erie Boulevard regain some of the attraction of the old Erie Canal?  The Town of Dewitt and City of Syracuse are holding an ideas competition to improve boulevard and canal called “Elevating Erie.”  

There are a couple of problems here.  For one, Erie Boulevard is not as attractive as it might be for shoppers and the businesses that call it home. 

Central New York business leaders and homeowners are publicly expressing their support for Governor Cuomo’s $2 billion tax relief plan.  They joined government officials Wednesday to urge the state legislature to approve the proposal.  DeWitt Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko says the business community isn’t used to such a friendly atmosphere in tax decision-makers.