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Perform at the New York State Fair

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 New York State Fair

Applications are now being accepted to perform at the 2015 New York State Fair, according to Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the Fair.



Albany’s Role as Oil Hub May Affect Syracuse Rail Traffic

Albany has become a hub for transshipment of Bakken crude oil over the past two years.

While environmentalists and gas companies alike await Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision about hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale, there are other decisions pending that will also have a big impact on determining what role New York plays in the evolution of the oil and gas industry.



Planned Parenthood Marks 90 Years of Service to Community

History favors change, abortion-rights advocate says

When Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League, planned to meet in Syracuse in 1925, the city council banned her from speaking. Last week, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and two city councilors attended a cocktail party celebrating Planned Parenthood’s 90th anniversary serving in the city.



Talk Back with the Publisher

Talk Back

The Syracuse New Times has served the greater Central New York community for over 45 years. Recently, we've re-designed the newspaper and the website to better serve our readers.



Dormant Plans for City Markets Show Signs of Life

Affordable, high quality options

It was a year ago that the Eat to Live Food Cooperative on South Salina Street crashed and burned on takeoff, and it’s been nearly five years since Jubilee Homes promised to bring a supermarket to South Avenue.



Why Protest?

Anti-drone activists explain why they rally and, sometimes, go to jail

Clear Conscience



Gingerbread Gallery Transforms Erie Canal Museum

Gingerbread Gallery through Jan. 4 at the Erie Canal Museum

Each winter, the Erie Canal Museum is transformed from an educational and historical institution into something more akin to Candy Land, flooded with gingerbread, frosting, gum drops and just about every other sugary item on the market.



Comedian Finds Laughs in Her Syracuse Roots

Jessimae Peluso is home for the holidays

When comedian Jessimae Peluso is home for the holidays, she likes spending time with her family. It’s guaranteed to get her at least a couple minutes of material.



Solidarity Continues at Syracuse University

Everything you need to know about THE General Body’s Protests at SU

For the past three weeks, students have organized to raise awareness to issues facing marginalized groups at Syracuse University. THE General Body, a collective of student organizations, wants to address the administration's recent changes, including the closure of the Advocacy Center and cuts to a scholarship fund for minority students. This year at SU has been defined by a particularly active participation from student voices. Earlier this semester, groups of students led protests in relation to similar social justice issues.



A Craft Collective Shows at CommonSpace

CommonSpace Crafts, an art gallery on 201 E. Jefferson St., opened on Sunday.

Commonspace Crafts hosted its grand opening on Sunday Nov. 9, featuring the work of eleven local artists. The gallery will show the artists' work for the next two months.