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First time home buyers Joe Sintimaw and Morgan Goold

Joe Santimaw and Morgan Goold stand on front of their recent home purchase in Clay, N.Y., Friday July 9, 2021. Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.comScott Schild | sschild@syracuse.

Joe Santimaw and Morgan Goold at their recent home purchase in Clay. They were outbid for nearly a dozen houses over several months before finally making a purchase. (Scott Schild photo)

What’s Trending

Syracuse’s wild housing market: Looking to buy a house in Central New York? Get ready for a bumpy ride. A historic lack of inventory has created a seller’s market that veteran real estate agents say they have never experienced. Sellers are empowered to unload homes quickly, pass over any tricky negotiations and ask for more. Buyers are left with risks, high price tags and broken hearts. What does it mean long term?

Which CNY arts venues received Covid-19 aid? Theater, performing arts and entertainment venues in Central New York have received more than $13 million in federal grants under a program to help live venue operators shuttered during the pandemic. The recipients include some of the biggest names on the Central New York arts and entertainment scene. Take a look.

CDC changes course on mask use: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Looking Ahead

Irish Fest returns to Syracuse: It’s been a long time since Syracuse has hosted a big Irish-themed party. There was no St. Patrick’s Parade in either 2020 or 2021, and the annual Syracuse Irish Fest was canceled last fall. That changes in September, though — the Irish Fest is returning to Clinton Square.

Get ready for a fright: “The Night House,” a horror film shot in 2019 in the Syracuse area — including scenes at Maxwell’s tavern in Hanover Square and Skaneateles Lake — will be released in theaters next month. Take a peek a the trailer — if you dare.

CNY outfit takes Tully’s spot at State Fair: At this year’s State Fair, you can choose chicken and waffles instead of chicken tenders. The owners of the downtown Syracuse restaurants Oh My Darling and Luna Loca are taking over the busy location that has been home to the Tully’s Good Times stand.


Jenna Caira


ANOTHER SYRACUSE ALUM WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL: Former Syracuse softball star Jenna Caira helped Canada to a 3-2 win over Mexico in the bronze medal game of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday morning, securing the first medal for Canada in the sport. Caira pitched 1 2/3 innings in the win against Mexico and allowed one run and three hits. Caira is the first Syracuse softball player to compete in the Olympics, and became the 19th athlete or coach from Syracuse University to win an Olympic medal and the second in a 24-hour span. (AP photo)

Boeheim’s Army keeps its cool during tense “Elam Endings”:Players (and fans) either love or hate the “Elam Ending,” used in The Basketball Tournament. No matter how they feel about the unusual score-based game finish, though, Boeheim’s Army has been dominant down the stretch of both its tournament wins.


In Brief

3 who overdosed in Sylvan Beach while kids were at home are charged

Madison County man sentenced to 120 years for sex crimes against kids

Social Security recipients could get biggest cost-of-living hike since 1980s

Got an early 2000s car? New movie filming in CNY seeks specific vehicles

And then there were 7: Upstate NY’s classic Mountain View diners

You’ve never seen NY like this: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion (Video)

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