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Central New York was again dumped with about 6 to 12 inches of snow, this time with lake effect on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. A Strathmore resident is digging up her car. Dennis Nett |

DIFFERENT DAY, DIFFERENT PILOT OF SNOW: A Strathmore resident digs up her car on Wednesday morning. A two-day storm threw large amounts of snow over much of Upstate New York, with a parish in Central New York receiving 30 inches of the white material. See how much snow has fallen on you. (Photo by N. Scott Trimble)

Coronavirus update

The overstrained staff of the nursing home could not extinguish the Covid fire: In the first eight months of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Iroquois nursing home in Syracuse operated in a bubble untouched by the virus. When the bubble burst, the results were devastating – 49 residents died in an eruption that ran through the facility from November. The Iroquois experience shows how fragile even the top-rated nursing homes are and how some endemic weaknesses in the industry can worsen a death spiral.

  • Which Onondaga Co. nursing homes have the highest number of Covid-19 deaths?

McMahon: Still No Vaccine For Drivers, Restaurant Workers: Onondaga County’s executive Ryan McMahon said on Wednesday he was not ready to qualify restaurant workers, taxi drivers, and Uber and Lyft drivers for the Covid-19 vaccine, despite the State counties gave this option. Here is McMahon’s rationale for his decision.

Could the Super Bowl be a Super Spreader? The nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, advises football fans to skip the big parties and instead watch the big game with people in their household.

  • Poll: Will you see the Super Bowl alone or at a party?


What’s trending?

Destiny USA Introduces a New Parental Companion Policy: After stabbing a teen last month, Destiny USA now requires all visitors under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or other adult at all times every day.

CNY students get a famous (virtual) visitor: Tuesday may have been a “snow day”, but more than 300 students from several schools in Central New York had the opportunity to talk to an award-winning comedian, an actor, about the filmmaking process via Zoom , Writer, producer and director.

Study: The state’s artisanal distillation industry is generating billions: New York’s distilled liquor industry, sort of a younger sibling of the state’s established beer and wine industry, is growing rapidly and generating billions in economic impacts for the state, according to a new study.


Leo Rautins

Former Syracuse basketball player Leo Rautins joins reporter Mike Waters on the Inside Syracuse Basketball Podcast.Christa Lemczak |

LEO RAUTINS JOINS THE PODCAST: Leo Rautins brought Syracuse to a win over Villanova in extra time at the 1981 Big East at the Carrier Dome. But did you know that Rautins had injured his knee two days earlier and had to spend one night in hospital and the next with his knee wrapped in ice? Rautins tells this story and more in the latest issue of the Inside Syracuse Basketball Podcast with Mike Waters. Listen and subscribe.

SU-Louisville moved; Will Orange be able to make up for all missed games? Count Louisville as the youngest victim on the men’s basketball roster in Syracuse. The Cardinals announced a positive Covid test result in their program on Wednesday morning, which forced the postponement of last night’s scheduled game. For SU this means that four games have been postponed and not postponed. What are the odds that they will all be invented? It does not look good.

Bill’s playoff hero visits CNY tavern: When the Trivia DJ asked last night at the Heritage Hill Brewhouse in Pompey, “Which Buffalo Bill returned an interception for a 101-yard touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens?” Few customers realized that the answer was theirs.

Signing Day: Defensive Ending Moves to SU: Chase Simmons is the youngest addition to the 2021 football recruitment class in Syracuse. Simmons, a three-star defensive ending from South Carolina, announced its decision on Wednesday, switching from his original Decision to attend Coastal Carolina.

  • National Signing Day: Syracuse lands JUCO Offensive Lineman


Utica Mann dies after car hits NYS DOT plow truck

Victim, suspect, who was shot dead outside the gates of Sylvan Beach, say police

Ben Walsh is calling on the Working Families Party to take part in the vote

Busted: 148 arrests were added to the police blotter

Black History Month in Upstate, NY: Historic Sites, Monuments, More

Delicious Downtown Deals, Sake Tasting: 12 Things to Do in CNY

SU alum Aaron Sorkin nominated for Golden Globe for first time director

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