Keeping history alive through vintage baseball

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Suspenders and pillbox hats on an 80-degree day. That’s the attire for the Bovina Dairymen. “This is vintage baseball. That means baseball played by the rules and the uniforms of the 19th Century. Today we’re playing by the rules of 1895," Nick Frandsen said. It’s almost time to play ball at Creamery Field. The Dairymen…

Labor Day: What’s open, closed and free in Syracuse

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Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September each year, dating back to 1894. For many, it's an ode to the end of summer and an opportunity to enjoy an extra day off to barbeque and cheers to American workers. Queries to Google about the holiday, why it happens, how…

Bikers ride 485 miles to raise awareness for Brady Faith

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Nearly 50 miles, or 485 miles to be exact. That’s how far Kevin Frank will travel on his bike this week. “I’m wondering if a part of me has lost my mind,” said Frank. He’s doing it all to help raise money for the Brady Faith Center. Kevin is the executive director for the non-profit…

AP Source: Bills’ proposed new stadium price is $1

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — ​The cost of the Bills’ proposed new stadium is $1.4 billion, and is to be built across the street from their existing facility in suburban Buffalo, a person with direct knowledge of discussions told The Associated Press . The person spoke to The AP Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the details…

Giants are winless after two games for fifth straight year

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By TOM CANAVAN EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two games into the season, the New York Giants are in the same unenviable spot as they have been the past four seasons. They are winless. They are making costly mistakes, and they have a coach — this time Joe Judge — saying the weekly goal is…

Resignations and retirements affecting police response times

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Some police departments in New York are significantly down on officers, their numbers cut by resignations and an increase in retirements, which is affecting the way police officers respond to calls for service, according to top brass.   Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner says his department faces historically low staffing numbers. The numbers are so low…

Pressed employers offer perks to attract new talent

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When someone with the experience and skills that Kathy Baldi possesses walks through a job fair nowadays, hiring specialists clamor for their attention. At Wednesday’s job fair, with more than 60 local employers represented on the lower level of the Galleria at Crystal Run, Baldi made the rounds as if she was the one considering…

Turning cooler and quieter for the weekend

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The summery warmth will finally break with highs falling back into the 70s and 80s. What You Need To Know The weekend will be cooler and quieter Highs will be in the 70s and low 80s with lower dew points There will be plenty of dry time to enjoy outside As this week has shown,…

New group home offers stability to Central New Yorkers

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Having a safe and accessible home is something many people take for granted, but that can be especially hard to find for adults with disabilities. Community Options assists people with developmental disabilities. Recently, it opened a new individual residence alternative in Brewerton. Jonathan Lapoint recently moved in to the person-centered group home. “Yeah it’s like…

Lowville Cream Cheese Festival returns September 18

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If you're a cream cheese lover, get ready! The annual Cream Cheese Festival is making a comeback in Lowville later this month. The festival is following tradition, taking place on the third Saturday in September. So mark your calendars for September 18. Event organizers say they are following both state and federal COVID guidance. But…