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WATERSIDE DINING IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: There are few things more relaxing and enjoyable and a good meal by the water. Upstate New York has numerous spots where you can enjoy waterside dining; we’ve put together a list of 20 spots that are worth a visit — including the Brewster Inn in Cazenovia (above). (Jacob Pucci photo)
Taste of Syracuse canceled once again: The 2021 Taste of Syracuse, one of downtown’s largest and most popular annual events, has been cancelled for the second straight year due to Covid-19. Syracuse-based Galaxy Media, which has produced the event for 25 years, decided to postpone it until 2022. Instead, Galaxy will put on a series of events called “Picnics at the Park” this summer at Onondaga Lake Park.
Good news: County goes a week without a Covid death: Onondaga County today marked the seventh day in a row with no deaths from Covid-19, the first time that has happened since the week ending Nov. 7. That good news likely stems in part from the high rate of vaccination among the elderly and others at high risk of serious complications. “The vaccine’s working,” County Executive Ryan McMahon said.
No grandparents, siblings at high school commencements? Central New York’s biggest school districts learned this week that planning normal high school commencements will be hard. High schools with bigger senior classes are going to have a tough time finding a venue that will accommodate everyone under New York state’s new limits on how many people can gather.
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Green National received millions in public money: The parent company that owns the Skyline Apartments raked in at least $3.5 million in taxpayer money last year, even while tenants, code inspectors and housing officials have complained about the unsafe and unclean condition of their buildings. Across 10 buildings in Syracuse and one in DeWitt, Green National — owned by Tim and Troy Green — collected millions of dollars in federal subsidies.
Why wasn’t public told of Reaper drone crash in Syracuse? An Air National Guard MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed shortly after takeoff last summer at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, but military officials decided not to inform the public until now. The aircraft sustained more than $6 million in damage in the crash.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: MEXICO STAYS PERFECT, TOPS FOWLER: Fowler’s Sequan Hawkins tackles Mexico’s Maxwell Mason during Thursday’s game at Mexico. Mexico pulled away in the second half for a 53-28 win to improve to 4-0. High school roundup. (Scott Schild photo)
Mangakahia goes undrafted, but signs WNBA deal: Tiana Mangakahia, the all-time leader in assists for the Syracuse women’s basketball program, was not selected in Thursday night’s WNBA Draft, but signed a training camp contract with the Phoenix Mercury soon after the draft ended. “One step closer to my goal. Phoenix training camp here I come,” Mangakahia wrote on Twitter.
Some Orange with that mint julep? A horse owned in part by local businessman Adam Weitsman and SU men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim will run in this year’s Kentucky Derby. “We’ll be one of the biggest long shots, but it’ll be fun just being there,” Weitsman said.
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