Ulster County can expect a new state park named after abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth as early as this spring. This comes as Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 500-acre project as the first state park in the city of Kingston and the first new state park to open since July 2019.
Syracuse Common Councilors approved $250,000 in federal pandemic relief funds for a city-wide mural program. This program can provide opportunities for area artists who’ve struggled economically due to the pandemic.
New York Republicans met to nominate Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin as their candidate for governor. Delegates chose Zeldin as the GOP’s choice to face Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is seeking election to the post she filled when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in a sexual harassment scandal. Zeldin told the delegates that he is on a “rescue mission” to save New York.
Juli Boeheim, wife of Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim, was robbed outside Destiny USA mall. Reflecting the continuing increase in juvenile crime rates since the change in state bail reform laws.
It took Omer Farooq only days to flee Afghanistan when the Taliban took over. But then it took months to start a new life, and he and his family are still facing struggles even after safely resettling in Syracuse.