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Syracuse Close to Implementing ‘Think Differently’ Campaign

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is encouraging the North Syracuse Village Board to look into the “Think Differently” initiative.

The initiative encourages businesses, municipalities and people to provide better public services and events, along with better accommodations for people with disabilities.

According to EagleNewsOnline, Mayor Gary Buttefield stated that the city of Troy, New York, recently implemented the “Think Differently” approach in June. Troy’s plans to improve the community included improving street plans, providing accommodations to those with disabilities and improving traffic safety for drivers and pedestrians.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drivers 18 to 34 are less likely to wear their seat belts than drivers who are over 35. Previous research also shows that men are 10% more likely to not wear their seat belts than women. The “Think Differently” program could encourage more drivers to consciously make the decision to wear their seat belts and improve their overall safety.

Molinaro is the father of a child buy modafinil canada with special needs and began the campaign in 2015 in Dutchess County. Molinaro has directed Community Development Block Grant money toward similar projects. In 2012, Molinaro directed Julie’s Jungle, a wheelchair-accessible playground consisting of a sensory garden and panels covered in Braille.

“Families across America confront challenges big and small when raising these special children,” said Molinaro. “We hope we can offer some sense of relief — that in an emergency, our career and volunteer responders are prepared to help and in businesses across our county, owners and staff are more understanding and ready to serve.”

Some Syracuse officials don’t believe the campaign will be successful and think it’s only in motion because it sounds compassionate.

“It’s a feel-good resolution,” said Deputy Mayor Fred Fergerson.

“Besides signing this, how do we follow through with it?” said Trustee Diane Browning.

A decision has not yet been made and the board currently tabled the resolution to research the campaign and problem further.