Cover Story

The New York State of Fracking

Where we stand

The independent investigative journalism organization ProPublica took a look at where the drilling technique hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, stands in New York. This report was written by reporter Naveena Sadasivam.



Brace Yourself

(Cover Story) Ebola is just Round 1

How Ebola in Africa Can Affect You in Central New York



In A Jam

Music superstars join with local legends to create real reality TV

Under Pressure Some of the most accomplished musicians in the world consider it a pressure cooker: jamming with the best in a studio in front of television cameras. Some amazing musicians come to town without fanfare for the experience, and music writer Jessica Novak was there, too.



Are Our Teachers Safe?

Will a new code of conduct help?

Safety in the Schools Teachers and parents have been talking with writer Ed Griffin-Nolan about the state of Syracuse’s schools. One question: Even if the number of violent incidents is stable, are they getting worse?



On a Mission

Nuns based on Syracuse’s North Side help children in Kenya.

Helping the children The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, based on Syracuse’s North Side, recently offered to help immigrant children detained at the southern border as they seek asylum in the United States. Writer Toni Guidice examines the order’s dedication to help children elsewhere in the world. (Reporter’s note: The recent offer by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities to house undocumented immigrant children did not surprise me. In March, I had the opportunity to spend time with two Franciscan nuns who run a primary school and trade school in Timau, Kenya. When there is need, the sisters step up and step in. They are making a difference for children around the world.)



Syracuse’s Iron Woman

Lectie Altman strives to be a world-class triathlete.

One if by land, Two if by sea… Three if by bike.



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.