Nick Pirro

High Profile Swim in Onondaga Lake Shows Promise of Lake's Future

Jul 23, 2015
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  Local dignitaries and residents took the plunge on Wednesday into the warm waters of Onondaga Lake. What was once considered one of the most polluted lakes in the nation, now meets the official standards for being swimmable. 

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  Chanting, “Disabled and proud, say it loud,”  disabled Central New Yorkers and their supporters were proud today to remember the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  A group of 100 or more marched the streets of downtown Syracuse just before noontime…much of their focus to change perceptions.  Linda Feltus is an employment consultant with Enable-T-L-S…and she’s helped a variety of people succeed in the workplace.

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The Central New York S-P-C-A is hoping people’s holiday generosity will help them make their kennels a little more joyous for the animals.  Officials say newer facilities might be better for both the pets and the workers.