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Juneteenth kicks off in downtown Syracuse with its own flag day tribute
June 15, 2024, 11:47 am | Source
Community members and elected officials raised a red, black, and green flag to mark the beginning of festivities.

Work is underway on the next phase of the I-81 replacement project
June 14, 2024, 9:16 pm | Source
It's called Contract 3 by state DOT officials, and includes the "canyon" area north of I-690 to the Inner Harbor. The first two contracts are at the northern and southern interchanges with I-481.

NY State's highest court denies appeal to stop removal of Columbus statue in Syracuse
June 13, 2024, 9:29 pm | Source
The Columbus Monument Corp. could re-file their lawsuit on a technicality.

CNY fire departments sound alarm on proposed OSHA regulations
June 12, 2024, 9:10 pm | Source
They say some of the state's 1,700 volunteer fire departments might be forced to close or impose dramatically higher taxes on residents.

Syracuse plants trees in recognition of first annual Gun Violence Awareness Month
June 11, 2024, 8:21 pm | Source
Mayor Walsh unveiled the proclamation and the city kicked off an annual tradition of planting trees for victims of gun violence.

Citizen Review Board leaders seek accountability from members
June 10, 2024, 9:11 pm | Source
CRB operations have in the spotlight since a failed attempt by the common council to increase oversight.

NYS legislative session ends with plenty of unfinished business
June 10, 2024, 2:46 pm | Source
Key environmental bills and aid in dying legislation were left on the table.

New York State legislature restricts social media feeds for children to reduce harm
June 8, 2024, 12:15 am | Source
A rare bipartisan vote in NY legislature approves restrictions for children’s social media feeds. Supporters say the change will help improve kids’ mental health.

Backlash to Hochul's halt to congestion pricing delays end of the legislative session
June 7, 2024, 1:18 pm | Source
There's a growing rift between Governor Kathy Hochul and some top democratic state lawmakers over the governor’s decision.

Contractors, trade unions seek more workers for ongoing I-81 project
June 6, 2024, 10:06 pm | Source
About 200 people turned out at a recent job fair to gather information and make connections.

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