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St. Lawrence Seaway Visitor Center – Reopens

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – SEAWAY VISITORS’ CENTER OPENS JULY 2, 2021 The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) is announcing that the Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors’ Center, located at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock in Massena, NY, will open to the public on a limited basis on Friday, July 2.  It will remain open daily,… Keep Reading

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A ‘Time’ Vortex and One of A Kind Zoo Makes A Great Day Trip in Watertown, NY Read More: Vortex and One of A Kind Zoo Makes A Great Day Trip in NYS

I just discovered a place I never knew existed that is home to a mysterious phenomenon, “the Thompson Park Vortex” and it’s located in Thompson Park in Watertown, NY. Within this urban park is a one-of-a-kind zoo, Zoo New York. You may have heard Big Chuck and I talking on the radio about this around the water cooler this… Keep Reading

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Sales tax revenue in New York grows by more than 57%

Sales tax collections in New York grew by 57.8% in May over the same month a year ago in yet another sign the state’s economy is rebounding, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on Wednesday announced. Revenue reached $140 billion from the sales tax in May, an increase of $530 million from last year when the COVID-19 pandemic… Keep Reading

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Workforce ‘crisis’ hits programs for New York’s most vulnerable

Advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are increasingly concerned programs and agencies that provide services to the state’s most vulnerable population are facing a workforce crisis. The New York Disabilities Advocates on Wednesday pointed to a survey of 100 service providers in New York finding a 93% drop in applications to fill positions that provide… Keep Reading

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Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi. A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed. A whippet named Bourbon repeated as runner-up. Waddling through a small-but-mighty turn in the ring, Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom’s… Keep Reading

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Where gas prices are highest in Central New York

It seems like nothing is putting the brakes on gas prices. AAA was originally hoping that after Memorial Day, prices would ease slowly. Instead, higher oil prices have continued to drive costs at the pump higher. Locally, commuters in Ithaca and Syracuse are paying the least, according to AAA, while drivers in Watertown are shelling… Keep Reading

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CNY restaurant fights back against Grubhub’s unauthorized deliveries: They’re illegal, owners charge

Watertown, NY — A family-owned Italian restaurant is taking on Grubhub in Upstate’s federal court over the food-delivery giant’s controversial practice of adding restaurants to its online platform without their knowledge or consent. It’s a dirty secret within Grubhub’s business strategy: if a restaurant declines an official business partnership, then Grubhub simply adds the restaurant’s… Keep Reading

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As closures loom, No.Co. prison pops drop

ALBANY — As Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration weighs likely prison closures later this year, thirteen correctional facilities in the North Country could be targets, with most operating far below their inmate capacity. The number of men incarcerated in the region’s state-run prison complex has plummeted by nearly half over the last four years. ‘FISCALLY APPROPRIATE’… Keep Reading

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Carnival Eats returns to Utica with food, rides and games

Carnival Eats recently opened locations at the New York State Fairgrounds and in Watertown. The openings come as New York state prepares to lift its remaining COVID-19 restrictions in most settings when 70% of the state’s adult population has received at least one vaccine dose. But under current state guidelines, Carnival Eats requires a reduced attendance capacity, recommended mask wearing,… Keep Reading

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