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19 Authors Who Left Big Footprints Across Upstate New York

Upstate New York is known for the number of famous authors that have left a mark here. Sure, there are dozens more who claim New York City as their home, but there is a galaxy of literary stars who have left an enormous footprint on our region, too. From classics to children's books to Pulitzer Prize winners to several books that have made it to the Hollywood screen, this is an amazing list. And it includes all eras, from old timers like Herman Melville to the "new kids on the literary block," like Lauren Groff.

Syracuse Actress Mary Mara Drowns at 61

New York State Police have reported that actress and Syracuse native Mary Mara died sometime prior to Sunday morning in a possible drowning in Cape Vincent, NY. The 61-year-old Mara was found deceased in the St. Lawrence River when police, fire and ambulance arrived on the scene early on Sunday morning. Mara's manager confirmed to Variety that she had, in fact, died.

Mirabito Stadium Hosting Watch Party for Max Scherzer

UPDATE: The Rumble Ponies have announced Scherzer's rehab start has been postponed to Wednesday night. Tuesday's game is still happening though. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies will be on the road on Tuesday night for Max Scherzer's second rehab start with the team, but that won't stop Mirabito Stadium from hosting fans to watch greatness in action.

New York State Lifeguards Get a Nice Pay Raise

In an effort to deal with a huge shortage of lifeguards in the state of New York, Governor Kathy Hochul announced last week that those who work as lifeguards for the state will receive a nice pay raise. Governor Hochul is giving lifeguards who work at Upstate facilities a 34...

Body Found Near Binghamton’s Rockbottom Dam

Binghamton police are investigating a person's death after a body was discovered near the Rockbottom Dam. City police detective Captain Cory Minor on Monday confirmed that a body was found in the area of the dam over the weekend. He said the discovery was reported Saturday evening. Minor declined to...

Governor Hochul Appoints First Chief Cyber Officer

In a press release on Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she had appointed Colin Ahern as the first Chief Cyber Officer ever in New York. According to the press release, Ahern is a leading expert in cybersecurity, cyber resilience, and intelligence. The position was created to combat the increasingly large threat that cyberattacks pose both to the state and to individual residents.

Eight Quaint New York Towns Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

If the ridiculously high prices of well, literally everything, have ruined your summer vacation plans and you're not okay with it one bit, we feel you!. If you need a change of scenery but need to stay close to home (you know, because gas is stupidly expensive), we've got you! Check out these fantastic small towns within reasonable driving distance that will give you the getaway you need without sucking up everything in your bank account.