Syracuse Mets

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Local High school and college students have been working away earning some extra money and gaining job skills with the Summer Youth Employment program.  The collaboration between the city and the county to gives students some valuable job experiences that will hopefully get them thinking about their career paths.  The program ended last Friday with a picnic near the Everson Museum.  Syracuse Mets General Manager Jason Smorol tried to instill in them the hard work and dedication that it takes to succeed in life.

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Onondaga County lawmakers Tuesday approved $25 million worth of renovations for NBT Bank Stadium, but it doesn’t come without some reservations.  The county and state are splitting the cost.  Legislator Tom Buckel was the lone no vote, saying he’d rather put the money toward a new stadium downtown, where it should have been in the first place.

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Big changes are coming to NBT Bank Stadium as part of a new agreement with the New York Mets…

"I'm proud to announce that the county is investing $12.5 million in partnership with the state to undertake major renovations at NBT Bank Stadium, and we're doing this in preparation for the arrival of the New York Mets minor franchise."