Category: Syracuse Area

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
SUNYAC canceling winter sports

SUNYAC cancels winter sports seasons

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) is canceling winter sports. The decision impacts the conference schedules and championships for men’s and women’s basketball, as well as men’s ice hockey. Championships for men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s ... MORE
New sod is down at Syracuse Mets’ NBT Bank Stadium (time lapse video)

New sod is down at Syracuse Mets’ NBT Bank Stadium (time lapse video)

The Syracuse Mets have their own new field of dreams, one that was a dozen years in the making. Installation of the Mets’ new grass field at NBT Bank Stadium has been completed. It consists of 100,000 square feet of Kentucky Bluegrass ... MORE
ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hosts Liberty this afternoon (preview, media & info)

Syracuse falls to 1-4 with 38-21 loss to Liberty (full coverage)

Two years ago, we saw the ceiling of the Syracuse football program under Dino Babers. We now know the floor. Liberty, a team that wasn’t playing at the highest level of Division I when Babers arrived here, came into the Carrier Dome ... MORE
How many E-ZPass tags will households with multiple vehicles need? Questions arise as cashless tolling, higher prices loom

How many E-ZPass tags will households with multiple vehicles need? Questions arise as cashless tolling, higher prices loom

This week the New York State Thruway Authority held a series of virtual public hearings on a proposal to increase tolls along that highway by 30%. However, those who covered the hearings noted that very few people actually attended. That could partly ... MORE
Get E-ZPass sor be ready to pay 30% more on Thruway each trip

Get E-ZPass soon or be ready to pay 30% more on NYS Thruway

Travelers are scrambling to get an E-ZPass before cashless tolling begins because there could be a toll hike associated with it. This week the Thruway Authority is holding a series of public hearings on a proposed rate hike. Representatives with the Thruway ... MORE