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PEACE Employees, Volunteer Recognized

Three employees with PEACE Inc. received awards for their work helping people living in poverty.  Theresa Mulroy received the Personal Achievement Award, Marc Sustache the Program Service Award and Rasheada Caldwell the Leadership Award. All awards were presented by The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA). Theresa Mulroy Mulroy was a victim of domestic abuse and came to PEACE ... Read More »

Observing Juneteenth

On his first visit to Syracuse’s annual celebration, our columnist puts locals’ loyalty to the test Read More »

Planting Roots

How farms across the U.S. are helping refugees connect with their new soil Read More »

South Siders Weigh In on Skaneateles Mega Mansion

In one of the poorest parts of one of the poorest cities in America, you might assume there’d be widespread resentment against the scion of a World War II screw maker erecting a mansion of elephantine dimensions, even by the Gatsbyesque standards of Skaneateles. But that’s the magic of America. Even on Syracuse’s South Side, maybe especially on the South ... Read More »

Intentional Investment

Salina 1st LLC holds groundbreaking on new South Side development Armed with shovels, smiles and dreams of a revitalized South Salina Street, dignitaries and developers broke ground May 22 on a $6.8 million mixed-use complex in the shadow of downtown. Backers say the project, located near South Salina and Burt streets, will include commercial, residential, light industrial and office spaces ... Read More »

Probation Heroes

If you’ve ever fled a burning building, you’ve perhaps emerged with a deeper appreciation of firefighters, the heroic figures who run toward the same danger you’re fleeing. Yet for all their bravery, firefighters prepare for those moments. Not so with probation officers. Running into a smoked-filled house to save the occupants isn’t in their job description, yet that’s what Probation ... Read More »

Given the city’s less-than-stellar track record on big projects, our columnist implores residents to make their voices heard. About 800 years ago, my brother Steve and I were building a treehouse in the woods near our home when there were woods near our home. I still remember the joyful gravity of the endeavor — gravity being a concept we’ll revisit ... Read More »

How to Submit a Letter to the Editor

Letters exist to provide a forum for public comment or debate.  When drafting your letter, there are a few guidelines to follow. Letters must be no more than 300 words. While it may be helpful to use other sources or talking points as resources for your letter, it is advised not to simply repeat what others have said or written. ... Read More »