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UPSTATE ROAD TRIPS, A TO Z: There’s something for everyone in Upstate New York. Looking to take a road trip safely? We’ve put together an A-to-Z list of 26 Upstate spots that would make for great day trips. B is for Boldt Castle, built by George Boldt, general manager of the Waldorf-Astoria, in 1900 as a love token to his wife, Louise. Check out the full list. (N. Scott Trimble photo)
Syracuse University hikes tuition, housing costs: At a time when some colleges are freezing or cutting tuition rates because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Syracuse University announced on Monday that it is raising the undergraduate tuition rate 3% for students admitted since the fall of 2018. It’s also increasing the cost of housing by an average of 3.5% and meal plans by an average of 3%. The increases mean that the total cost of attending SU for undergraduates who live on campus will increase to about $76,000.
Legalized pot coming to NY … but not for a while: After three years of debates and false starts, New York finally seems ready to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. A vote, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature, could come as soon as this week, making New York the 15th state to legalize it. Under the new law, anyone over 21 would be able to possess up to three ounces of marijuana. But for a year or even more, experts say, they will have no legal way to obtain it.
Unemployment Insurance fraud: How it works, what mistakes to avoid: Thousands of workers across New York are finding something in their mailboxes that is freaking them out — a letter from the state that says they qualify for unemployment insurance. Sometimes, it comes with a debit card full of money. But the people have jobs. They haven’t applied for unemployment. It’s fraud. And it’s rampant across New York and other states.
State opens up vaccine eligibility to age 30 and older: As of today, New York state is offering the Covid-19 vaccines to anyone age 30 and older, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. Then, next Tuesday, April 6, anyone 16 and older can sign up for an appointment, including college students and many high school students.
CDC director: “Right now, I’m scared”: The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made an impassioned plea to Americans Monday not to let their guard down in the fight against Covid-19, saying she has a recurring feeling “of impending doom,” even as President Joe Biden announced further efforts to expand access to coronavirus vaccines.
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GUERRIER TO TEST NBA WATERS: Quincy Guerrier of Syracuse dunks the ball against the Houston Cougars in the first half of their NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. Guerrier will test the NBA waters, said his prep coach and longtime advisor Ibrahim Appiah. That doesn’t necessarily mean Guerrier is leving Syracuse, though. Guerrier will go through the NBA Draft process — in whatever form that takes this year — and will make a decision on whether to return to school after gathering feedback from NBA executives, Appiah said. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images).
Jim Boeheim on the offseason: “Hang on to your seat belt”: College basketball free agency, coupled with the annual Syracuse declarations of players intent upon learning their pro worth, is fully and completely upon us. Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim reiterated Monday what he has said all along these past couple of weeks: Expect Syracuse to lose several players to the transfer portal and potential pro possibilities. Expect SU coaches to actively seek replacements.
Bills Stadium gets a new name: What does the Bills Mafia think? The Buffalo Bills on Monday announced a new name and corporate sponsor for Bills Stadium. How did members of the Bills Mafia react? Mostly they were underwhelmed.
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