A legacy for Grace: Valesky signs on as co-sponsor for animal abuse legislation

State Sen. David Valesky (D-Oneida) has signed on as a co-sponsor to legislation introduced in the last legislative session that will allow those charged with animal abuse or neglect to be charged with a felony under New York State Penal Law. Currently, crimes against companion animals are legislated under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law.

Pay $10 to Arbor Day Foundation, get 10 trees

Residents of New York can receive 10 flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.

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How government agencies, the public, and one large corporation are bringing Onondaga Lake 'back to life'

President Nixon, who had shown little interest in environmental issues before the first Earth Day celebrations in 1970, suddenly began to take note of the political possibilities.

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Onondaga Lake: How it became ‘the most polluted lake in America’

Ironically, a European obsession with cleanliness eventually lead to Onondaga Lake being considered “the most polluted lake in America,” according to upstatefreshwater.org.

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A new beginning

Onondaga Lake Partnership sets sights high for the future of Onondaga Lake

The Onondaga Lake Partnership Nov. 29 held a community forum to discuss the progress and future of Onondaga Lake. More than 100 Syracuse area residents came to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to hear about the current clean-up efforts and the partnership’s vision for Onondaga Lake’s future. Over the coming weeks, The Eagle will research this topic in a series of features that explore the history of the lake, the improvements that have taken place over the past decade, the legal and political influence, the current partnership effort around continuing those improvements, the vision of that partnership, and the education efforts that will inform the public about what’s happening at Onondaga Lake, and why Syracuse should be proud.

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'A community divided

Pennsylvania pair recount their hydrofracking experience

Two farmers from Bradford County, Pa., Carolyn Knapp and Carol French, came to Skaneateles to discuss their experience with the Pennsylvania gas industry. While they claimed alliance to neither pro nor anti fracking, Carolyn and Carol clearly warned of what they called a “community divide.”

Take advantage of variety, abundance of squash

What's Local CNY?

The sweet, dense flesh of winter squash develops over an entire summer, and is loaded with vitamins A and C. With all of the varieties New York state has to offer, how to choose which squash to buy and eat?

CNY is proud apple country

Apples have a rich history in New York. The first known apple tree in New York State was planted by Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1647.

Syracuse Garden Club to celebrate 80-year mark

As part of its 80th year celebration, the Syracuse Garden Club will host a luncheon Monday, Oct. 24, at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in downtown Syracuse.

Celeriac: celery flavor minus stringy stalks

What's in the Box?

If a vegetable’s beauty is related to its flavor, no one would even bother with celeriac.

‘Good Egg’ signatures net 3,600 donated eggs for Food Bank

During the Great New York State Fair, 3,600 fairgoers took a few moments to sign the “Good Egg Pledge” in the Poultry Barn.

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Elevate eggplant with simple prep

What's in the Box?

Shiny, aubergine-colored skin is the eggplant’s calling card, but eggplants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.

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Westcott neighbors: pick up your bulbs Saturday, Oct. 1

Annual Bulb Give Away Day offers plenty for non-neighborhood residents, too

The 9th annual Bulb Give Away is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, but the four-hour event features much more than the 5,400 perennial daffodil bulbs set aside for Westcott neighbors.

DEC accepting public comment on hydrofracking

If you’ve been looking for a way to make your voice heard regarding hydrofracking in New York, here is your chance.

Call for volunteers

Volunteer training at From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship.