Winter storm continues to bring snow; plus, will there be a NYS Fair this summer? (Good Morning CNY for Feb. 2)

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High: 29; Low: 23. Breezy, with several more inches of snow possible.

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West Genesee  starts practice. Hockey is one of three sports along with wrestling and basketball to start practices and tryouts after getting the ok from Onondaga County. The sports were on pause because of the coronavirus. Dennis Nett |

West Genesee start practice at the Shove Recreation Center. Hockey is one of three sports along with wrestling and basketball to start practices and tryouts after getting the ok from Onondaga County. The sports were on pause because of the coronavirus. Dennis Nett | [email protected]

HIGH SCHOOLERS BACK ON THE ICE: Members of the West Genesee hockey team start practice on Monday at the Shove Recreation Center. There had been a lot of doubt whether high school teams across Section III would get such a chance this winter. After getting approval from the state and Onondaga County departments of health last week, West Genesee and other schools were cleared to draw up practice and game schedules and start planning for a season. “You can definitely see these kids are excited to be playing again with a little more normalcy,” said West Genesee hockey coach Frank Colabufo. (Dennis Nett photo)

What’s trending

Updated list: CNY school closings and delays

State of emergency declared across much of Upstate NY: A state of emergency has been declared in 44 counties across New York as a coastal storm delivers heavy snow and high winds. The impacts on Upstate will vary, with several inches to 2 feet of snow predicted depending on the area. The heaviest snow is along the coast and and the eastern part of the state. “Stay home,” tweeted Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “This is a dangerous storm.”

The winner of the Brindisi-Tenney race is … still unknown: A State Supreme Court Justice on Monday decided to delay the results of the 22nd Congressional District race between Rep. Anthony Brindisi and Claudia Tenney for about another week to allow debate on this question: If the wrong person gets sent to Congress, what can be done about it?

CNY judge to Amazon: See you in court: Amazon hoped to quickly squash a Syracuse lawsuit seeking to blame the online giant for selling a dangerous thermostat that caused a fire at a town of Onondaga house. But an Onondaga County judge ruled recently that Amazon will have to fight the case out in court. The question: Does Amazon bear responsibility for selling a defective product from a third-party vendor?

Coronavirus Update

Will there be a State Fair this summer? Chevy Court concerts are being booked for the New York State Fair this summer. Fairgrounds staff members are getting trained in proper sanitizing. Plans are in the works to space vendors and fairgoers farther apart. But as the pandemic drags into a second year, the decision to allow crowds of people to gather for the State Fair or other traditional festivals and events will depend on factors unknowable now.

  • Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks return, but things will be different

Report: Top health officials resign over Cuomo response to Covid:At least nine top New York state health officials have left, resigned or retired in recent months amid concerns that experts in the Health Department are being sidelined and treated disrespectfully by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his response to the Covid-19 pandemic.



The Syracuse women’s basketball team take on Notre Dame Sunday Jan. 31, 2021 at the Carrier Dome Syracuse N.Y. Dennis Nett |

Syracuse Orange guard Tiana Mangakahia (4) on the break after Notre Dame turnover in a game between Syracuse and Notre Dame, Sunday Jan. 31, 2021 at the Carrier Dome Syracuse N.Y. Dennis Nett |

MANGAKAHIA FINALIST FOR LIEBERMAN AWARD: Syracuse senior Tiana Mangakahia (4) on Monday was named a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation’s best point guard in NCAA Division I women’s college basketball. (Dennis Nett photo)

Will fans be back in the Carrier Dome soon? Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said the school has developed a plan in which it believes it could safely bring back 1,500 fans to the Carrier Dome for sporting events during the coronavirus pandemic. The protocol would most likely be applied to students first, then the general public.

Lots of climbing ahead for SU men: After a loss to Virginia and a win over North Carolina State, where is the Syracuse men’s basketball team slotted in this week’s ACC Power Rankings? It’s not an upward trajectory.

In Brief

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Ben Walsh seeks ideas to compete for $1M ‘Mayors Challenge’ prize

Woodstock 50 wins damages, settles lawsuit over failed Upstate NY festival

Obituaries: Cliff M. Saliba was a member of city, state bowling halls of fame

Upstate NY man arrested in Capitol riot didn’t vote in 2020 election (report)

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