Top 5 Stories of the Week
by Ty Marshal - Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
March 16 - 22

Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on

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#5) The Sweetest Time of Year
Maple Weekend(s) on tap in Central New YorkMarch 21-22 and March 28-29 are the annual Maple Weekends, hosted by the New York State Maple Producers Association and its members.




#4) Salt City Hip-Hop: Back in the Day
Emad RahimHip-hop has deep roots in Syracuse. Dr. Emad Rahim joins the Syracuse New Times as we expand our music coverage into the world of Hip-Hop.




#3) Life’s a Switch in Monster Musical Jekyll & Hyde
Baldwinsville Theatre GuildTheater critic James MacKillop reviews Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical at Baldwinsville Theatre Guild.





#2) 1954 – V Formation of UFOs
New York SkiesWho knew that on a lazy summer’s evening in 1954, a Long Island family would witness the V Formation of UFOs.




#1) The Last Picture Show
Syracuse Cinephile SocietyEntertainment analyst Bill DeLapp bids farewell to Cinefest, which fades to black after a 35-year run.





HeadlinesStories you may have missed from throughout Central New York (Compiled by Jim Howe).

How would you re-imagine the state fairgrounds? (

- Just be sure to keep the funnel cakes, live animal surgery and deep-fried candy bars.

Syracuse cop accused of 4 sexual encounters with 2 women after calls for help (

- Is this what’s meant by improving community relations?

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers puts Oswego Harbor on wrong lake (

- At least they got the hemisphere right.

Boeheim now part of the ‘decaying past’ of Syracuse, SU alum says (commentary) (

- How quickly the mighty have fallen.

Syracuse NCAA investigation: Chancellor Kent Syverud to discuss academic integrity with faculty (

- Better late than never.

New York should forget controlling the Manlius swans and focus on geese (Your letters) (

- Honk if you love waterfowl.

Why hasn’t Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross been fired? Let’s examine the question (

- Examine the question all you want; this might never be answered to anyone’s satisfaction.

Report: NY AG criminal investigation of Thruway includes possible prostitution scandal (

- Someone’s finally found a way to make the Thruway less boring.

‘The Voice’: Adam Levine decides Fulton singer Josh Batstone’s fate (

- It’s just a TV show, but it sure sounds ominous.

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