Category: Syracuse Area

Finger Lakes enters ‘Phase 4’, but how many active COVID-19 cases are there right now?

Finger Lakes enters ‘Phase 4’, but how many active COVID-19 cases are there right now?

The Finger Lakes and Central New York have entered ‘Phase 4’. While other states and parts of the U.S. see massive spikes in COVID-19 caseload – the regions in Upstate New York continue on a positive trend line. For the Finger Lakes ... MORE
Malls, gyms, and theaters not included in ‘Phase 4’ as guidance changes from original outline again

Malls, gyms, casinos, and theaters not included in ‘Phase 4’ as guidance changes from original outline again

Malls, gyms, and movie theaters are not part of ‘Phase 4’. That was the word that came down on Tuesday. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy confirmed that he, and other local leaders received guidance from the Governor Office’s informing them that Phase ... MORE
Malls may not open in ‘Phase 4’ leaving many operators wondering when they will get the green light

Malls may not open in ‘Phase 4’ leaving many operators wondering when they will get the green light

It looks like ‘Phase 4’ is coming for the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York, but don’t expect malls to be part of that phase. Officials with Eastview Mall posted to Facebook this week that local malls still haven’t been ... MORE
Lawmakers break with Cuomo, calling for malls to be reopened across NYS

Lawmakers break with Cuomo, calling for malls to be reopened across NYS

Assemblywoman Pam Hunter is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow malls to reopen across New York State. While some believed that they would get to reopen in the second or third phase of that process – Hunter is asking the Governor ... MORE
NYSEG, RG&E will resume customer-facing work delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

NYSEG, RG&E will resume customer-facing work delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., announced they will begin a phased approach to resuming customer-facing work that was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase will begin in the coming weeks and will include work that will directly ... MORE
Geneva company looks to expand, create 70 jobs in Van Buren

Geneva company looks to expand, create 70 jobs in Van Buren

Empire Polymer Solutions, LLC of Geneva is seeking to renovate the former Syroco site at 7528 State Fair Blvd in the town of Van Buren and create 70 jobs in the next five years. The firm is looking for $2.4 million in ... MORE
Goodbye Carrier Dome? Syracuse goes with ‘the Stadium’ in basketball release

Goodbye Carrier Dome? Syracuse goes with ‘the Stadium’ in basketball release

A year ago, Syracuse University stopped using the word “Carrier” in its football and basketball media guides when referencing the building where the Orange’s teams play. The school used “Dome” or “Loudhouse,” leaving off “Carrier,” which had been the building’s moniker since ... MORE
TRACKING COVID-19: Cuomo says shutdown could last months, addresses New Yorkers Monday AM (full coverage)

TRACKING COVID-19: How many cases are there in the Finger Lakes?

Follow along with updates from officials - local, state, and federal - as the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 response continues around the region. Our 'Latest News' section will be updated around the clock. We'll be documenting school closures, public health announcements, and ... MORE
Destiny USA gets ready for reopening as CNY approaches ‘Phase 2’ start on Friday

Destiny USA gets ready for reopening as CNY approaches ‘Phase 2’ start on Friday

Officials in Central New York are getting ready to enter ‘Phase 2’ of economic reopening. That means Destiny USA will reopen, too. Retail stores will be allowed to reopen, and right now the mall is working through a finalized plan to deal ... MORE
Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

Next phase of reopening? Nobody knows yet, but FLX & CNY are preparing

It’s been a lot of mixed messages over the last several days, as business owners and residents wonder about the start of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. Bob Duffy, who is leading the regional effort in ... MORE
Last surviving member of Syracuse Nats 1955 NBA championship team dies

Last surviving member of Syracuse Nats 1955 NBA championship team dies

The last surviving member of the Syracuse Nationals’ 1955 NBA championship-winning team has died. Jim Tucker, who spent three seasons with the Nats from 1954 to 1957, passed away on May 14 at the age of 87. Tucker was living in Jacksonville, ... MORE
Syracuse Mets still wait, but missed snowy spring

Syracuse Mets still wait, but missed snowy spring

As the sports hiatus from the coronavirus pandemic continues but does show signs of light at the end of the tunnel, fans in Syracuse still are wondering if they’ll see the Syracuse Mets baseball team. As we saw with the cancellation of ... MORE
NEW AT 3 PM: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

While New York State Gas and Electric, or NYSEG, and Rochester Gas & Electric, or RG&E, have received a lot of headline attention for their charitable contributions to local and regional food banks – their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been ... MORE
$450M overhaul of rest stops approved by NYS Thruway Authority board

$450M overhaul of rest stops approved by NYS Thruway Authority board

The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved a redevelopment of 27 service areas along the highway. The $450 million plan would overhaul the service areas, and was proposed by Empire State Thruway Partners. A total of 23 out of ... MORE
J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney is preparing for bankruptcy. A report by Reuters suggests that the troubled department store chain could file as soon as next week. The Coronavirus Pandemic has made an already-grim situation significantly worse for retailers like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The ... MORE