Amtrak is getting $22 million of your state tax dollars…all to make sure the service continues and maybe improves. An agreement announced today has New York picking up a portion of the costs of four specific routes, with the federal government also subsidizing a share. Transportation Department Spokesperson Beau Duffy explains the support helps some of the busiest lines…and can perhaps lead to improvements.
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.