In His Own Home, an Interior Stylist Takes a Light

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“I HAD LIVED HERE for a year but had never seen my apartment in the light of day until the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Colin King, a 33-year-old Brooklyn Heights-based interiors stylist. Before the stay-at-home orders went into effect in New York in March 2020, he’d spend his days running around to meetings with clients, or…

Opinion

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WASHINGTON — Jay Gatsby gave big, lavish, new-money parties at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. He wanted Daisy to notice him.Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him.One difference…

Walsh says gun violence trending down, but still an issue

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The number of violent crime and shootings in the city of Syracuse are "trending in the right direction," according to Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. A month ago, violent crimes were up 6%, but now the current numbers indicate they are up by only 1% over last year, he says. He says homicides are down 25%…

Doctors across CNY appeal to schools to require masks

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A group of doctors from Upstate Medical University and the Mohawk Valley, as well as the Cayuga County public health director, released separate letters this week echoing the CDC's recommendations to requiring masks in schools, regardless of vaccination status. Dr. Kathryn Anderson, the Upstate Medical University assistant professor of medicine, is one of the doctors…

Drone technology helping fight against shoreline erosion

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In an effort to better understand the sea, Roy Widrig is taking to the sky. As a hazard specialist with the NY Sea Grant, Widrig has been busy the past few years helping those along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline who suffered flood damage. With a drone, he is able to calculate…

Hochul says she’ll run in 2022, and expects mask requirements

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would resign office in 14 days in the wake of the attorney general's report that concluded he harassed multiple women. "New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York, and I love you, and I would never want to be unhelpful in any way," Cuomo said. Lt.…

Walsh proposes $7 million to help people repair, buy Syracuse

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Investing $7 million out of the city of Syracuse's available American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will put owning a home within reach of more families, according to Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. Walsh will be appealing to the Syracuse Common Council at its standing committee meeting Thursday to consider allocating the funds towards helping local…

Oswego granted restraining order in Port Authority silo controversy

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The city of Oswego has been granted a temporary restraining order in the latest legal action against the Port of Oswego Authority surrounding a controversial grain silo being built on the city's shoreline. Mayor Billy Barlow says the order will halt construction on the structure while the state Supreme Court reviews the city's legal action.…

Fairness will be key to successfully tackling the climate crisis

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The message from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could hardly be clearer. Business as usual means global temperatures will rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels within two decades. Preventing that happening will require a massive and rapid drop in the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted.Diagnosis is the easy bit. The question…

‘A literal return to the earth’: is human composting the

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Is there a greener way to honor those who have died?Humans have caused unprecedented and irreversible changes to the climate in our time on Earth – pollution that continues even in death. But, across the US, some are posing an alternative: human composting.Traditional after-death options such as burial and cremation can be tough on the…