A disorderly battle for the statue of Columbus blurs political lines; more featured stories (Good Morning CNY for September 8)


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A NEW LIFE FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY OLD MANOR? Growing up in the Strathmore neighborhood of Syracuse, Chris LaBerge couldn’t help but notice a grand old mansion that had seen rough times on West Onondaga Street. LaBerge and the local developer agreed to buy the 129-year-old home for $ 25,000 from the Greater Syracuse Land Bank. They plan to redevelop it into a mixed-use building, at an estimated cost of nearly $ 2 million. Take a look inside. (Photo by Rick Moriarty)

What is the trend

The battle for the statue of Columbus blurs political lines: For nearly a year, supporters of the statue of Columbus in Syracuse waged a war against Ben Walsh – a war that became increasingly political as the municipal elections approached. The Columbus Monument Corporation has targeted the mayor for his decision last October to remove and replace the tribute to the Italian-born explorer. The protracted struggle has blurred the lines between politics and politics.

Syracuse mayoral candidates note Ryan McMahon: The next mayor of Syracuse will have to forge relations with the government partner closest to the city: Onondaga County. County executive Ryan McMahon, a Republican, is almost halfway through his first term. With that in mind, we asked each candidate to rate McMahon’s performance as County Manager. Here is what they said.

Four other deaths from Covid-19 over the bank holiday weekend: Four other residents of Onondaga County died from Covid-19 over the Labor Day weekend, County Director Ryan McMahon said. In addition, more than 500 new cases were confirmed from Saturday to Tuesday.


  • 5 counties in the north of the state with the highest case rates; most of the state in the red zone
  • New “mu” variant found in 49 states; may be more contagious than delta

Look ahead

Fall foliage: Why are some years more colorful than others? Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in upstate New York, with vivid colors making the rural landscapes stunning. Some years, however, are more colorful than others. What is causing this? Can you predict if a year will be great or just average? It is complicated. Here’s everything you need to know about fall foliage in upstate New York. (Video)

The 2021 New York State Fair lasted 18 days. What happens next year? Does more New York State Fair mean a better New York State Fair? While everyone at the fair that just ended seemed to be talking about the low turnout, the other hot topic was its length. For the first time, the fair lasted 18 days, compared to 13 days in recent years. What does the future hold?

Derek Jeter spends his day in Cooperstown: Former New York Yankees greats Derek Jeter visited Cooperstown as a child almost four decades ago and says he doesn’t remember much of the trip. He’s coming back today and will likely never forget a single moment, as he runs the final Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Course.


Liverpool Football vs Fulton Boys at West Genesee High School

BEST PHOTOS OF THE WEEK AT HIGH SCHOOL: Fulton’s Gabran Cataño Matip tries to pass a Liverpool defender in Saturday’s game at West Genesee High School. Each week we’ll highlight some of the best photos in high school sports. Looked. (photo by Scott Schild)

ACC Football Power ranking: has the Orange progressed? The ACC opened the 2021 college football season with a bad week. Half the league lost their opener. This included the national league title contender, as well as the two teams billed as potential conference competition for Clemson. While Syracuse’s win over Ohio isn’t worth bragging about too much – the Orange should expect to win this game – it did have an effect on our weekly power rankings.

CNY high school football poll: who’s on top? There wasn’t much movement in our weekly high school football poll, but one team made a big leap to the top of the AA class.


In short

Explosion at construction site in Syracuse injures National Grid contractor, leaves around 1,300 without power

Syracuse sues Parkside Commons owners for lack of security and garbage

Irma Kalish, Syracuse alumnus who wrote for big TV shows, dies

List of 50 new businesses, registered companies in central New York

2 unrelated stab wounds reported in Syracuse within an hour of each other

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