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Tom Honan

Fans of music and the history of Woodstock got to connect directly to the past through one of the musicians that played there Saturday at Bethel Woods.  For many it was also a chance to touch their own history. 

Tom Honan

Music once again filled the fields and hills at the site of Woodstock Friday.  The second day of the Golden Anniversary concerts at Bethel Woods drew a much bigger crowd of many with direct connections to the 1969 festival … but also families with young children and millennials looking for a connection to the history. 

Among the visitors, Duke Devlin says he hitchhiked to get here in 1969, and remembers the massive crowd overcoming rain, no food, sanitation issues, and a faulty sound system.

Tom Honan

A crowd of about five thousand people wanted to recapture the feeling or relive memories at the home of Woodstock Thursday. Bethel Woods hosted the opening of a weekend of 50th anniversary concerts, with Arlo Guthrie performing on the exact date he played in 1969.


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Victims of child sexual abuse in New York have a window to bring charges against abusers starting today that had been closed due to statutes of limitations.  It can take years for a survivor to come forward.


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A couple of new measures just signed into law by Governor Cuomo hold promise for helping victims of domestic violence report a range of abuse.  One form of control by an abuser is financial schemes.


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Onondaga County's aggressive plan to go after back taxes is starting to pay off.  The county is going after the biggest tax cheats with lawsuits and property, and that's convinced some of the smaller properties that were well behind on tax bills to pay up. 


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Onondaga and surrounding counties are ready to take the next step in trying to reduce the area’s high poverty rate.  A call is out this week for proposals that can address some of the barriers and challenges that make it hard for people to get out of poverty. 


WAER File

Your routine at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport might have to change a bit, as officials say they need to step up enforcement of traffic rules.  What might seem like an inconvenience,  is actually due to a positive trend.


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The sexual assault and human trafficking case of Jeffrey Epstein could help other victims of assaults get support or more information about taking legal actions in their cases.  Another victim came forward Wednesday to say she was lured to Epstein’s home and then raped. 


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A Central New York citizen, who comforted a crime victim as she was dying, is the driving force behind a measure to reform pretrial release.  The bill in Congress by John Katko, (R, NY-24) seeks to improve electronic monitoring and other measures which can fail to disastrous ends.  The murder of Lori Bresnahan is the catalyst for the reform.


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