Onondagas march to remember those lost in residential schools

A six mile march from the Onondaga Nation to downtown Syracuse Saturday brought attention to a tragic chapter in the history of relations between indigenous people and the U.S. and Canadian governments. For decades, thousands of children were pulled from their homes, and placed in residential homes with the goal of stripping away their heritage.
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C-NS Teacher Pens Young Adult Novel “Dangerous Play”

Strong female friendships are at the center of Emma Kress’ debut novel that centers around field hockey start Zoe Alamandar and her quest to earn a scholarship to get her out of Central New York. But after Zoe is sexually assaulted, she finds a new goal: make sure no girl feels unsafe again.
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New York Senator Works To Increase SNAP Benefits For College Students

SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is backing legislation that will make it easier for college students to receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. During a news conference this week, Gillibrand said currently, in order for the students to receive the help, they have...
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Central Square School District Plans To Combat Pandemic Learning Loss This School Year

Central Square has the largest geographic school district in the state. Like many other districts, they are awaiting guidance from the CDC and state officials as to how they may be required to comply with any COVID-19 precautions for the new school year. For now, the district plans to hold school five days a week with in-person classes. Superintendent Thomas Colabufo says their high school graduation rate was unchanged due to the pandemic, but the pandemic did impact other students.

COVID-19 Update: Important Public Health Information

Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified Onondaga County as a region of substantial transmission due to an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases. In response, a short time ago, Onondaga County announced it will encourage certain populations, including vaccinated senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals, to wear masks when indoors.
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Chancellor Malatras, JCC officials unveil child care initiative

JAMESTOWN — The State University of New York is once again taking on an important issue — child care. During a visit Monday to Jamestown Community College, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras joined with JCC President Daniel DeMarte and North County Center and Career Advantage Director Beth Starks to announce a new child care initiative.