A rainy start to the Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market today didn’t keep it from opening with a splash. Workers stopped by on their lunch breaks to enjoy the fresh produce and baked goods, and left with items to take home. The weekly event featured dozens of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, wine, baked goods, dairy products and decorative plants.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax free business plan is taking criticism from state labor groups. The proposal would allow businesses that move onto a SUNY campus to be free of property taxes, sales taxes, and income taxes.
Forty eight hours after it’d appeared that Soundgarden in Armory Square could close its doors, a compromise was reached that would exempt certain items from the city’s secondhand dealer ordinance. The store had been trying for months to get CDs, DVDs and other media exempt from some provisions of the ordinance because they said it would be too burdensome to log the thousands of items they take in each month.