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New business filings dipped a little this week, with only 29 new business certificates being filed in Onondaga, Cayuga and Madison counties. The new businesses included an online stationery store and a business that offers pottery lessons.
A small Upstate New York inn is winning big this year after being named the best haunted hotel in America by USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice awards. Fainting Goat Island Inn, located on the border between New York and Pennsylvania in Nichols, NY, has once again been put on the haunted map. This Southern Tier guesthouse has been in the top five on USA Today’s list for at least four years running and is part the New York state Haunted History Trail.
Syracuse, N.Y. — The back wall of a vape shop in an Onondaga County strip mall is filled with tiny, brightly colored boxes. There’s watermelon and blue raspberry. Do you like mint? They have that, too. Any flavor of vape you can think of, it’s there, the clerk says.
Spooky season is upon us! That means witchy movie drive-ins, haunted hayrides, a celestial symphony event and supernatural ballets, alongside lighter fare like the Ithaca apple harvest festival, knitting club and cider flights. A couple of local events: TAP into the MOST is back and there’s the Downtown Diaper Walk on Thursday. Plus, tango lessons or a The Killers concert to get the blood pumping. Just watch out for vampires.
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Salina, N.Y. -- A Denny’s that has been part of the Syracuse area dining scene for more than 40 years has closed its doors for good. The diner at the corner of South Bay Road and Lawrence Road East in Salina was closed Tuesday morning. A note on the door addressed the restaurant’s customers: “We sincerely THANK YOU for your patronage over the years. This location has closed.”
Syracuse Orange fans, a brand new collection of team gear has just dropped on Fanatics.com, featuring military-inspired designs that you can buy knowing it supports veterans. The NCAA Operation Hat Trick 2022 collection is available now on Fanatics.com, and features a full line of gear for Syracuse Orange fans, including T-shirts, quarter-zips, polos and more. Each piece has your favorite Syracuse Orange logos and colors, with military inspired camo prints, flags and more.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- West Genesee’s Tournament of Bands is hitting the road. Because of a turf replacement and upgrade project, the Wildcats needed to find another site for its marching band show on Saturday. East Syracuse Minoa agreed to open its gates for the extravaganza, which begins at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Syracuse, N.Y. – Farm workers in New York are about to receive a big bump in overtime pay after a state board recommended that the trigger for overtime wages drop from 60 to 40 hours a week. The changes will be phased in over the next decade. Farmers are...
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Skateboarders, scooterists and BMX bikers flew past each other on the East Woods Skate Plaza on Saturday after “Beastwood II: The Reckoning,” an annual informal skate competition put on by the local neighborhood association. “We had kind of organized runs in the beginning and then it kind of...
Central New York native Sean O’Loughlin will be in his home territory for a week, opening the Symphoria Pops series season and introducing his composition “Pointillism for Piano Trio.” Now living in Los Angeles, O’Loughlin has roots in Syracuse and is a graduate of The Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University.
Rates of Covid-19 infection and hospitalization are rising in Onondaga County and surrounding areas, according to health department data. Let’s not have another winter of high rates of infection and suffering. Time to work together as a community to stay healthy, keep schools and businesses open, and not overwhelm our healthcare workers and hospitals. Please, wear a mask.
Solvay, N.Y. — A fourth Central New York high school — Solvay — has reported being the target of racist shooting threats on Monday. Solvay High School students alerted their principal Monday afternoon about a Snapchat circulating that appeared to threaten Solvay students on both Monday and Tuesday, Solvay Union Free School Superintendent Jay Tinklepaugh said in a letter posted on the district’s website.
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The mother of a Christian Brothers Academy student killed in a February skiing accident is suing the owner of Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. Lisa Cuomo, of Manlius, says in court papers filed Monday that her 15-year-old son was killed after accessing a dangerous Olympic training ski jump that should have been blocked off and marked.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Cicero-North Syracuse marching band won its third show in as many tries this season by taking the top spot Saturday night at a competition at Baldwinsville. The Northstars earned 83.9 points to win the National Division, ahead of West Genesee (82.2) and Liverpool (81.3). Host Baldwinsville...
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Jamesville Dewitt lineman Bryce Dadey has been nominated for an award recognizing his work ethic and off-field character. Dadey, a sophomore, is a candidate for USA Football’s Heart of a Giant Award. It is presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants to players, student managers, student mascots or other designated student team members in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
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Subscribe to get the Good Morning, CNY newsletter delivered to your email inbox weekday mornings. High: 65; Low: 53. More showers this week: See the 5-day forecast. ‘BETTER LATE THAN NEVER’: The city of Syracuse has begun installing 75 new parking meters, replacing old meters that have been rejecting credit cards and dollar bills, complicating the parking process for residents and visitors. It hopes to install 150 new meters, replacing about half of the meters in the city, by the end of the year after existing meters stopped working and drivers were forced to pay via smartphone or search on foot for a working meter. (Chris Carlson photo)
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Former Auburn athletic director Tamela Ray has been selected as interim executive of Section III athletics. Ray will begin her role on Friday, working on a part-time basis alongside current executive director John Rathbun through the date of his retirement on Dec. 31. “I am very fortunate...
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Subscribe to get the Good Morning, CNY newsletter delivered to your email inbox weekday mornings. High: 63; Low: 51. Showers continue: See the 5-day forecast. SYRAQs: Shannon Harty, the commissioner of Onondaga County’s 400-mile wastewater treatment system, thinks we should all talk about sewage treatment and how central it is to a clean world. She talked recently with syracuse.com about how she came to love the job, why she’d have no problem jumping in Onondaga Lake, and what her favorite poop joke is. (Dennis Nett photo)
East Syracuse, N.Y. — East Syracuse Minoa High School students will learn remotely Monday as the district and police investigate a threat of violence, the superintendent announced Sunday evening. Superintendent Donna DeSiato sent a letter to parents and families in the district explaining that a student had received a...
Hannibal, N.Y. — A 5-hour standoff between deputies and a man who barricaded himself in a mobile home in Oswego County has ended peacefully. The man, Luis Feliciano, 30, walked out of the home in Hannibal and gave himself up to deputies, Lt. Andy Bucher, a spokesperson for the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, said on Tuesday.