Upstate New York Needs Serious Help

Latest comptroller’s report shows urgent need to rethink economic development We really don’t need another example reinforcing that upstate New York, which once led the country in economic prosperity, continues to fall further behind while the rest of the state and nation make a slow but noticeable recovery from the Great Recession. And yet, we […]

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Syracuse Mayoral Debate Was Refreshing

Conversation involved respectful candidates and specific topics In the current climate of hyper-partisan political nonsense that we have seen for quite some time at the federal and state level, “refreshing” is the best choice of word to describe last week’s debate between the three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Syracuse mayor. Marty Masterpole, Joe […]

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Trump’s Upstate New York Comments Are a Slap In the Face to His Voters

President’s supporters wanted him to change the region, not forget about it During a recent visit by President Donald Trump to Youngstown, Ohio, Buzzfeed published an article with the headline “Youngstown Loves A Fighter, But Eventually Trump’s Spiritual Base Will Want Results.” Although Trump didn’t actually win the city of Youngstown — despite his claim […]

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