Category: Syracuse Area

FOOD PANTRIES: Hours of operation for those feeding the needy in the Finger Lakes

FEEDING THE FINGER LAKES: List of pantries, churches providing service during crisis

Food pantries are crucial, especially in rural communities. The need is even greater — as most businesses, agencies, and organizations operate on limited hours due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic ... MORE
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Kinney Drugs raises wages for employees, installs shields in stores

Kinney Drugs is the latest to add acrylic shields to protect those working at its stores amid the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The shields will be installed at all of the chain’s pharmacy counters and front of the store checkout counters to protect ... MORE
Checks for at least $1,200 coming for large portion of population: Here are the guidelines

Checks for at least $1,200 coming for large portion of population: Here are the guidelines

Who gets a stimulus check? That is the question that circulated after it was announced that a massive $2 trillion package had been agreed to in the Senate. First, any person making less than $75,000 per year will receive a $1,200 check ... MORE
MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Former NFL running back talks ‘Dream Project’ (podcast)

MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Former NFL running back talks ‘Dream Project’ (podcast)

Who says social isolation can’t have benefits? Leroy Collins, Author, Speaker, and former NFL running back was featured this week on The Melissa Killeleagh Show discussing The Dream Project. Collins and Killeleagh discuss how people can use this time to dig deep ... MORE
Starbucks is giving free coffee to front-line workers, first responders amid COVID-19 pandemic

Starbucks is giving free coffee to front-line workers, first responders amid COVID-19 pandemic

Starbucks is giving back. The company announced this week that it would be giving free coffee to front-line first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, customers who identify as a first responder or front-line worker supporting the healthcare system will receive a ... MORE
Wegmans workers get plexiglass protection at registers

Wegmans, Tops workers get plexiglass protection at registers

Workers at Wegmans and Tops Friendly Market’s are getting a little more protection. Shoppers at a few local stores have started seeing plexiglass shields, which sit between shoppers and workers. Wegmans says they are being installed at all front end registers and ... MORE
Instacart plans massive hiring spree, looking for 300K shoppers

Instacart plans massive hiring spree, looking for 300K shoppers

Just because the grocery stores have been busier than normal, or have been experiencing shortages on certain items – doesn’t mean everyone is willing to do their grocery shopping. The grocery shopping service “Instacart” has been slammed by demand. And now, the ... MORE
Solar projects

Solar projects put on hold amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ten industrial-scale solar energy farms proposed for the Finger Lakes region are stuck in regulatory limbo as the coronavirus crisis complicates an already clogged state permitting process. If approved, the Finger Lakes projects would produce more than 1800 megawatts of power, theoretically ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Answering your questions about Coronavirus coverage across Upstate New York (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Answering your questions about Coronavirus coverage across Upstate New York (podcast)

This week on The Debrief Podcast, a breakdown of the most-asked questions we received in the newsroom since the Novel Coronavirus outbreak began in New York. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss, and look forward to a potentially permanently changed region. Download ... MORE
U.S. Department of Transportation gives Upstate a $9.2M boost for Halloween storm damage

U.S. Department of Transportation gives Upstate a $9.2M boost for Halloween storm damage

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving upstate communities a little boost – in form of flood relief funding to the tune of $9.2 million. It’s part of the Emergency Relief program. The $9.2 million will go towards repairing roads and highways ... MORE
Popular restaurant at Destiny USA closes

Popular restaurant at Destiny USA closes

The Gordon Biersch Restaurant Brewery location in Destiny USA closed on Monday. The closure came after 7 years of operation. Several other locations have shut down in recent years, leaving just a handful remaining. In an email sent out to customers, the ... MORE
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Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse crushes Hopkins to stay perfect (full coverage)

Syracuse crushes Hopkins to stay perfect (full coverage)

A dominant performance from start to finish moved the No. 1 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team to 5-0 after a 15-9 victory over Johns Hopkins. Stephen Rehfuss tied a career high with seven assists, while Chase Scanlan (5-1), Jamie Trimboli (4-1), Tucker Dordevic (3-0), Brendan Curry (2-0) and David Lipka (1-0) also contributed in ... MORE
Keuka College, Onondaga Community College join forces in new partnership

Keuka College, Onondaga Community College join forces in new partnership

Keuka College and Onondaga Community College have joined forces to create a new pathway to success for students pursuing careers in social work. Keuka College President Amy Storey and Onondaga Community College (OCC) President Dr. Casey Crabill on Monday formally signed a ... MORE
THE DEBRIEF: Talking Cayuga Nation coverage, changes in Geneva, and other headlines at 9:45 AM (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Talking Cayuga Nation coverage, changes in Geneva, and Seneca Falls (podcast)

This week on The Debrief Podcast the team breaks down the latest headlines including results from Super Tuesday, coverage of the leadership dispute within the Cayuga Nation, possible changes in the city of Geneva, as well as changes that one host believes ... MORE
Syracuse takes down Virginia to advance to ACC Quarterfinals

Syracuse takes down Virginia to advance to ACC Quarterfinals

Syracuse led for the final 27 minutes of the game and allowed just three points in the fourth quarter, beating Virginia 67-50 to advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the second-straight year. The Orange forced 26 turnovers and blocked ... MORE
ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hits the road to take on Boston College tonight (preview & info)

Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim lead Syracuse to road win over Boston College, 84-71 (full coverage)

The Elijah and Buddy Show took over Conte Forum to the delight of the Syracuse fans who took over Boston College’s arena on Tuesday night. Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim combined for 49 points as Syracuse pulled away in the second half ... MORE
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Wegmans, Tops limiting hand sanitizer purchases at stores due to shortage

Tops and Wegmans are pumping the brakes on large purchases of hand sanitizer. Both have placed restrictions on purchases. It’s created a shortage, which has prompted stores like Wegmans to put a limit on how much hand sanitizer can be bought at ... MORE
Louisville tops Syracuse in ACC Quarterfinals

Louisville tops Syracuse in ACC Quarterfinals

Top-seeded Louisville’s 3-point shooting was too much for Syracuse to overcome, as the Orange fell to the Cardinals, 71-46, in the quarterfinals of the 2020 ACC Tournament. The No. 5-ranked Cardinals made 12 shots from downtown, led by ACC Player of the ... MORE