Neil Benjamin Jr.

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Neil Benjamin Jr. served as an editor and reporter for the Eagle Observer, Eagle Bulletin and The Eagle.

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I-81’s future is in your hands

Syracusans offer input at public forum

At the public I-81 Challenge held May 9 at the Oncenter, the study to determine the future of the road that divides the city took another step in the rehabilitation process by displaying thoughts from the May 2011 meeting, while also gathering more information from the more than 450 people who attended the forum.

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Olan Mack is Westcott Community Center’s new director

The 44-year-old used to run a community center in Ithaca

Though Steve Susman has retired as executive director of the Westcott Community Center, the place has a new person in charge. And Susman believes he’s the perfect person for the job.

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A SKEWED VIEW: Bonamassa brings hot licks back to CNY

Talented guitarist, born in New Hartford, is playing the Landmark on Thursday.

UPDATE: VersuS gallery to open Saturday night at new location

On Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight, VersuS is holding its version of opening day, with an exhibit that features 30 artists.

Six county libraries receive grants from state

Senator John DeFrancisco announced Monday that six libraries in the county will receive grants from the state for Public Library Construction.

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Wage wars: Workers for, business against a hike

It’s old news that there is a proposal in front of New York state to push the minimum wage up. How do people feel about it?

A SKEWED VIEW: Levon Helm remembered by Dead drummer Mickey Hart

The Band's drummer passed away last week, but will live on forever through the music he produced. Columnist Neil Benjamin Jr. spoke with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, who knew Helm very well.

SU design students give final presentation on Creekwalk revitalization

The Syracuse University Design Students showed their final presentation for the Onondaga Creekwalk revitalization project Wednesday in the auditorium of The Warehouse.

A SKEWED VIEW: Comedian's show hits the wrong nerve

It was Saturday morning, April 14, when I decided I was going to head to The Landmark in Syracuse to catch Daniel Tosh, a comedian who has grown famous because of his web-fueled show Tosh.O.

Olan Mack named Westcott's new director

Olan Mack has been named the new executive director of the Westcott Community Center, and he’ll begin duties on May 1.

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