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Farmers in Central New York and across the state say they’re feeling the pinch of retaliatory tariffs placed on some of their products in the escalating trade war with the U.S.  They welcome the $12 billion aid package offered by the Trump Administration, but worry the damage may be permanent.


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Students across the country will have more resources to develop technical skills vital for the 21st century workforce, thanks to a bipartisan bill passed unanimously in the senate Monday night.


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Students and staff at Franklin Elementary School in Syracuse unveiled a brand new playground with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning, complete with a countdown.


Onondaga County

A Camillus man already accused of killing three people in a car accident near O-C-C early this year had his bail option revoked Monday from a new arrest this weekend.  31 year-old Anthony Saccone is facing several charges, including reckless driving, after police say he performed a burn-out in a car driving on a suspended license, and had been drinking. 


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Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo’s former associates.  Some say problems with the state’s $9 billion economic development programs  go beyond  corruption, and  that the structure of the  programs  is flawed.


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The 48 custom lanes have been dismantled and the Oncenter is definitely much quieter after the U.S. Bowling Congress packed up and left town last week.


South Ave Corridor Study

What are the prospects and challenges for Syracuse’s South Ave?  A new comprehensive study finds possibilities to improve the look, the vitality, and maybe perceptions of the area.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on the study details and some possible next steps.

Many Syracuse area residents likely drive on South Ave – as a thoroughfare into the city or out to Onondaga Hill or beyond.  And City official Nora Spillane knows the corridor has its perception problems

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The 19th annual Syracuse Nationals Auto Show began Friday morning, and thousands from across the U.S. and Canada were there to drive onto the State Fairgrounds and secure their parking spots. 

 

The largest car show in the Northeast draws classic cars owners who often invest lavish amounts of money to trick-out their rides.  Media spokesperson Bob McClean says the show helps to pump more than $13 million into the local community.

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If you pass by the White Branch Library, you might see adults and children alike sharing soccer balls, hoola hoops, or other sports equipment out on the lawn.  That equipment is now available for kids to borrow from the front desk as part of a pilot program by the Onondaga County Public Library, and Trinity Health’s “Transforming Communities Initiative.”

Syracuse Parks and Recreation Commissioner Julie LaFave says play is a vital learning process, natural for a library to accommodate.

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Organizers of the 10th annual Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest  have unveiled the entertainment line-up for the 2018 festival in Downtown Syracuse.  The event happens the last weekend in July.  The festival aims to get everyone thinking about their appreciation and environmental impact on the earth.

Do you need to up your game when it comes to being environmentally friendly?  Outside of the Onondaga Nation Arena in Nedrow on Thursday, Tadodaho Sid Hill began with a presentation before this year’s festival line-up was announced.

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