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Hundreds of Central New Yorkers made their way to the On-Center today to look for one of 5,000 new jobs.  200 booths representing businesses, manufacturing, government, healthcare, and service organizations were set up.  Job Seekers such as Kevin Hallock put on their best attire, brought their resumes and then prepared to work the room.

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  Farmers and small business owners from across Central and Upstate New York gathered in Albany on Wednesday to announce their unified position against the proposed $15 hourly minimum wage.  Dozens of business organizations and trade associations representing everyone from tourism and retail to restaurants and transportation have formed a coalition to oppose the wage hike.  Executive director of Unshackle Upstate Greg Biryla says most studies show a correlation between wage hikes and the cost of goods and services.

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The renovations of the former Hotel Syracuse are ongoing inside and out and the sunshine beamed inside of two completed rooms that were unveiled today.  The Hotel will become a Marriot.  The Owner's Manager Member, Ed Riley is largely credited with saving the hotel.  He says the wooden doors leading to the rooms date back to 1924 and are being refurbished locally by Stickley.

Those block-letter SYR jerseys the Syracuse Crunch wear every now and then sure look nice.

  Concern turns to the future of the employees and the community now that Entergy has decided to shut down the Fitzpatrick Power Plant.  The workers found out Monday morning in a face-to-face meeting with President Bill Mohl.  Senior manager of Communications Jerry Nappi says nothing is immediate; the decision means the plant won’t re-fuel next year.  For now, Entergy will still be producing power and running the plant.

  Onondaga County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next county executive.  Toby Shelley says he wants to give voters a choice, and thinks there are many who are frustrated with Joanie Mahoney.  He describes himself as a moderate democrat who’s fiscally conservative…creating a unique political dynamic…

Syracuse Football Loses Big to Florida State

Oct 31, 2015

Behind a strong offensive performance both through the air and on the ground, Florida State topped Syracuse, 45-21, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday afternoon.

With the loss, Syracuse falls to 3-5 overall on the season and to 1-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Orange must now win three of its final five games to become bowl eligible. Meanwhile, Florida State improves to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play with the win.

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Hundreds of residents joined lines and lines of police officers Friday to remember an officer lost in the line of duty 25 years ago.  To the law enforcement community, the death of Wallie Howard Junior is a rallying cry. 

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For the second time in two seasons, Syracuse's defense will be opposed by quarterback Everett Golson. In September 2014, when Golson played for Notre Dame, he went 32-of-39 for 362 yards and four touchdowns as the Fighting Irish topped the Orange, 31-15, on a Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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    This is a third in a series of profiles of selected local races in Onondaga County ahead of the Nov. 3 election. 

An incumbent, a former councilor, and a retired police chief are running in the Syracuse Councilor-At-Large race. However, voters will choose only two of them.