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Online Tracking Gets Creepier

There’s a tracker that’s virtually impossible to block

Meet the Online Tracking Device that is Virtually Impossible to Block ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin has been tracking the trackers that collect information about you online. Here is her latest report.

Cuomo’s Unclosed Loophole

He pledged to change campaign finance rules, but he’s the biggest beneficiary of the status quo.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reaped more than $6 million in campaign contributions from rules he vowed to change. ProPublica reporter Theodoric Meyer takes a look at the governor and the law.

Get Shorty

An exclusive interview with Trombone Shorty, appearing at Jazz Fest

From Obama to OCC The 2014 M&T Jazz Fest brings Trombone Shorty, a White House guest more than once, to the stage this weekend. He shares a few exclusive words with Jessica Novak and The Syracuse New Times.

You’re Not Done Yet

Student-athlete Wendall Williams talks about the moment the light went on.

“I hear you're not in school. We need to talk.” Wendall Williams stopped pursuing his dreams until his mother called Will Dowdell to help bring him back on course. Reporter Ed Griffin-Nolan tells their story.

Exerting Influence

In subsequent months, the New Times has been examining the links between SAS and the Gülen movement. The results of our reporting appear below.

A Turkish religious and social movement is behind one of the best schools in Syracuse.

A Day at the Races

Let’s Go Racing!

Thousands of Central New Yorkers come out during racing season, weather permitting, to watch the competition on local paved and dirt tracks. The tracks represented on these pages are Brewerton Speedway, Oswego Speedway and Utica-Rome Speedway.

Heroin in CNY (mobile version)

Once-rare drug becomes more common and spreads into the suburbs.


Heroin in CNY

Once-rare drug becomes more common and spreads into the suburbs

Talking Smack The spike in heroin use in Central New York is more than a topic for writer Amanda Seef to cover. She’s also an EMT who responds when overdoses are reported.

Mayor Stephanie Miner: Round 2

It’s an incentive for me and my administration to accomplish as much as we can

Shortly after returning to his City Hall office for a second, and last, stint, former Mayor Roy Bernardi reflected on being re-elected to a term-limited post.



For years, environmentalists and the gas drilling industry have been in a pitched battle over the health implications of hydrofracking. But to a great extent, the debate -- and the emerging lawsuits and the various proposed regulations in states -- has been hampered by a shortage of science. In 2011, when ProPublica first reported on health problems afflicting people living near gas-drilling operations, only a handful of health studies had been published. Three years later, the science is far from settled, but there is a growing body of research to consider.