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Having a bad hair day? The winter weather may be

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Are you having a bad hair day? Me too, and the winter weather may be to blame. Since it turned colder, my hair has been extra hard to manage. The reason? I am calling out the dry, cold winter air! What You Need To Know Winter weather is the catalyst to hair issues All hair…

New COVID-19 mandates not needed now, Onondaga County executive says

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Both Erie and Monroe counties have recently instituted new COVID-19-related orders, but Onondaga County is, for now, resisting the urge, citing lower infection rates. Last week, Erie County required everyone over the age of 2 to wear masks in public indoor locations. On Tuesday, the Monroe County executive issued a state of emergency, increasing coronavirus…

Certain criteria must be met to trigger an Amber Alert

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When there is a missing person situation, specifically one involving a child, you may receive an Amber Alert on your mobile phone. These widespread, specialized notifications are intended to involve the community-at-large in the search for a missing person, but the process to distribute them is intense. As Utica Police Sergeant Michael Curley described, Amber…

Local agencies pitch collaborative traffic center for safer CNY transit

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When you hear the word traffic, it usually brings a negative idea to mind. But when it comes to transportation, it's a key part of a communities' success. Local agencies are developing plans to maintain and promote an even safer commute with a collaborative Traffic Management Center for Central New York. Corey Driscoll Dunham is…

21 storms later, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ends

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The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was forecast to become an active one, and it lived up to that expectation. What You Need To Know Subtropical Storm Ana formed more than a week before the "official" start of the season Twenty-one named storms formed, including seven hurricanes Claudette, Danny, Elsa, Fred, Henri, Ida, Mindy and Nicholas…

Perry’s, Bills team up on new ice cream, Hey-Ey-Sundae

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — ​Perry’s new ice cream flavor might make you wanna shout. Hey-Ey-Sunday has some salty caramel swirls and brownie dough pieces. It’s the fourth creation between Perry’s and the Buffalo Bills, following Brownie Blitz (2008), Rockpile to the Ralph (2009, the Bills’ 50th Anniversary flavor) and Sundae at the Ralph (2016). “Hey-Ey-Sundae! celebrates our hometown…

Port of Oswego awarded $1

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The Port of Oswego will soon be getting some modern upgrades, thanks to funding by the New York State Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, which was created back in 2019 to improve Lake Ontario communities. The Port of Oswego Authority was awarded $1.8 million to create a new marina at the former Goble Dry Dock…

Windsor students now offered unique jump-start into agriculture

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Tina Miner-James isn’t your every day teacher, then again, this isn’t your every day classroom within Windsor High School. As students prepare to grow fresh herbs in the small containers in her classroom, they’re getting a jumpstart on a potential future in the agriculture industry, one of the leading employers in the state.  For Miner-James,…

Retirement plans changing perception of hospitality industry in NY

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When COVID-19 restrictions first came down, it was a big deal for restaurants and diners, but now, looking back, for those in the business, and people like Gram's Diner co-owner Kyle Hayes, it was so much bigger than anyone outside the industry truly understood. It wasn't just a struggle for owners, who had to shutter…

Girard hits late free throws, Syracuse beats Indiana in double

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Joe Girard made two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in double overtime and Syracuse beat previously unbeaten Indiana 112-110 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Syracuse (4-3) won a double-overtime game at home for the first time since Feb. 25, 1971. In the second overtime, Indiana forward Miller Kopp was fouled on…