The Snowstorm couldn’t have come at a more convenient time for Syracuse… it’s the kick-off of the first full weekend of Winterfest. Thousands of people are expected Downtown over the next week. While people often participate at inside events; getting them to stay outside for events can be a challenge.
Flu Cases have been on the Rise for Nine Straight weeks in Onondaga County and the County Health Commissioner wonders if we’ll reach the mark this week. Doctor Cynthia Morrow updated the County Legislature’s Health Committee Thursday morning.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said Wednesday she does not support any tax breaks for the proposed Destiny USA hotel. Developers sent a letter to the mayor and County Executive Joanie Mahoney last week expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel on a parking lot across Hiawatha Boulevard. Miner said that, given the history Pyramid Development has in the area, any hotel construction at Destiny USA should be privately financed, without added incentives from Onondaga County:
The death of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York points to a possible link between heroin use and prescription drug abuse. Hoffman’s cause of death has not been confirmed but authorities say both heroin and prescription painkillers were found with his body.