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There will be an unexpected change at the top of Onondaga County government this fall after County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced Monday that she will step down to take an administrative post at SUNY ESF.  Mahoney has one year left in her third term in office, but she felt now was the time to accept the offer as Chief Operating Officer. 

Syracuse Pastors Make Plea for Peace Following South Side Mass Shooting

Sep 24, 2018
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Pastors of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Syracuse’s south side are coming together to ask the community for help in response to Thursday’s mass shooting on Midland Avenue.

Syracuse University Football continues to turns heads around the country with their impressive start this season. But this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, we turn back the clock. First WAER's Meredith Kava shows the unconventional path that SU legend Joe Morris took to achieving his historic career. And then, Dana Gray dips in the archives and looks back at the 2015 season; the last time that Syracuse University Football started 3-0.

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The 27th annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair on Sunday drew tens of thousands of residents to the main road for six stages of music and dancing, more than seventy booths for artisan goods, and a diverse selection of food. But this was no ordinary street fair. Sharon Sherman, Chair of the Westcott Fair, says the festivities were a celebration of all the neighborhood has accomplished, and what it has become.

Dungey and Orange Rout UConn, Improve to 4-0

Sep 22, 2018

Syracuse took care of business at the Carrier Dome this afternoon, winning 51-21 and moving to 4-0 for the first time since 1991. The Orange certainly didn’t let their upcoming matchup with Clemson hinder their focus.

The Syracuse Orange (3-0, 1-0) will host the Connecticut Huskies (1-2, 0-1) as it looks to remain unbeaten on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The struggling Huskies are coming off their first win of the season, while the Orange is looking to start its season 4-0 for the first time under three-year head coach Dino Babers.

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The City of Syracuse is focused on increasing the number of trees after suffering a substantial loss of coverage in the Labor Day Storm 20 years ago. The efforts continue to plant trees and get public input in the ReLeaf Syracuse effort to find out where in the city people would like them and also get a complimentary tree planted in their yards.

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Most Central New Yorkers might consider it common knowledge that compounds derived from marijuana, called cannabinoids, are effective at reducing or relieving pain.  But a first-of-its kind systematic review by Syracuse University of existing research on that notion might change the perception of how the drugs work. 

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Republican Marc Molinaro continues his tour across New York calling out Governor Cuomo for ongoing corruption and its impact on state business and eroding public trust.   Molinaro’s visit to Syracuse Thursday came on the same day Cuomo Administration official Joe Percoco was sentenced to six years for accepting bribes from leaders of state contractors. 

City of Syracuse Proposes Using Contractor to Clear Snow From 20 Miles of Sidewalks

Sep 20, 2018
City of Syracuse

It won’t be long before the pleasant fall turns to bitter winter, and the City of Syracuse wants to have a plan in place for their sidewalks before the snow begins to pile up.