Category: Syracuse Area

Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Congressman John Kakto (R)

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Rep. John Katko ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Rep. John Katko [NY-24] is locked in a contentious race by seeking reelection to Congress for a fourth term in a rematch against Dana Balter, a Democratic challenger who vied for the coveted congressional seat and lost in 2018.  Since then, Katko ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Dana Balter

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Dana Balter ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Dana Balter, the Democratic Party challenger for NY-24 believes that “the stakes get higher with every passing week” as this year’s Election Day keeps creaking closer.  In her 2018 rematch against Rep. John Katko [R-NY], she is confident that voter turnout won't ... MORE
ORANGE GAME WEEK: Syracuse hosts Wake Forest Saturday afternoon (preview, media & info)

ORANGE GAME WEEK: Syracuse hosts Wake Forest Saturday afternoon (preview, media & info)

After a battle with No. 1 Clemson in Death Valley last weekend, Syracuse returns home to host another team riding a winning streak in Wake Forest (3-2) this week. The Demon Deacons have won three-straight games after beginning the season with back-to-back ... MORE
American Hockey League targeting Feb. 5 for 2020-2021 season

American Hockey League targeting Feb. 5 for 2020-2021 season

American Hockey League President and CEO Scott Howson has announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved moving the anticipated start date of the 2020-21 season to Feb. 5, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. The AHL continues ... MORE
2 Syracuse women’s basketball players crack ESPN’s top newcomers list

2 Syracuse women’s basketball players crack ESPN’s top newcomers list

Syracuse freshmen Kamilla Cardoso and Priscilla Williams both were named to ESPN’s Newcomer Impact List on Monday ahead of the 2020-21 season. The list recognizes the top 50 best incoming freshmen and transfers in women’s basketball. For the Orange, it’s another reminder ... MORE
Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have referred to as the most important election ... MORE
How many

COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on Clemson (preview, media & info)

Syracuse falls to 1-5 with 47-21 loss to Clemson (full coverage)

David and Goliath is a common analogy used to describe the distance between Syracuse and Clemson in the scope of college football. The Tigers (6-0, 5-0) entered Saturday’s game as the top-ranked team in the nation and the Orange (1-5, 1-4), albeit ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF:

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing FLH/URMC partnership, NY’s evolving quarantine guidelines, COVID fines on local biz, and block party clusters (podcast)

A closer look at upcoming elections with big time local implications, a discussion about the future of medicine after an announcement by Finger Lakes Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center that they would be working together, and the controversial story ... MORE
Syracuse men’s basketball to host Bryant on November 27, per report

Syracuse men’s basketball to host Bryant on November 27, per report

As the college basketball season has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team has yet to release a full schedule. With the season just one month away we received a bit of scheduling news on Thursday ... MORE
Regal Cinemas says locations at Eastview Mall, Destiny USA will reopen Friday

Regal Cinemas says locations at Eastview Mall, Destiny USA will reopen Friday

Regal Cinemas says it will reopen nearly a dozen movie theaters in New York since the Coronavirus Pandemic began. The reopening will happen on Friday, according to the company. They announced that locations at Destiny USA in Syracuse and Eastview Mall in ... MORE
Rep. Katko introduces bill to study ways to improve, update nursing homes

Rep. Katko introduces bill to study ways to improve, update nursing homes

Representative John Katko says he’d like to see Congressional action on nursing homes amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. He’s introduced a bill that calls for a study on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and similar diseases in nursing homes and assisted ... MORE
National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

This week the New York State Army and Air National Guard began assisting with registering travelers as they flew into the Greater Rochester International Airport. The change comes as states around New York begin to see upticks in COVID-19 cases. The concern, ... MORE
Syracuse University alum Craig Carton finalizing deal to return to WFAN

Syracuse University alum Craig Carton finalizing deal to return to WFAN

The prodigal son is about to return home. Newsday reports Syracuse University alumnus Craig Carton is close to sealing the deal which will put him back on the airwaves with WFAN. Barring a late contractual glitch, WFAN likely will rehire Craig Carton ... MORE
Sports, Syracuse Area
Abbreviated schedule will pose new challenge for Syracuse women’s basketball

Abbreviated schedule will pose new challenge for Syracuse women’s basketball

While the Syracuse women’s basketball team is awaiting specifics of its 2020-21 schedule, one certainty is that it will look a lot different than the typical fare. Teams are allowed to begin play on Nov. 25, and the ACC schedule is expected ... MORE