Top 5 Stories of the Week
by Ty Marshal - Monday, August 4th, 2014

July 28 – August 3

Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on As tastes and interests change, so do the Top 5. Whether it’s a story about an athlete from Syracuse, the New York Jets or flying saucers, our thoughtful readers click on the stories that are meaningful to you.

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#5) Syracuse’s Iron Woman
Syracuse's Iron WomanLectie Altman was a champion swimmer at Nottingham. Writer Ed Griffin-Nolan describes how she’s added biking and running to  become one of the world’s up-and-coming triathletes.




#4) New York Jets 2014 Training Camp Coverage
jetsDavid Armelino is a journalism student at SUNY Oswego where he works at the student newspaper, The Oswegonian, as the photography director. He is currently an intern at the Syracuse New Times. We sent him down to Cortland to cover the Jets during training.



#3) New World Order for Badlands
BadlandsKevin Fitzpatrick (also a New Times intern – Potsdam) got the first word about Badlands music venue closing and the future plans for the DIY venue.




#2) Street Painting 2014 | Chalk Drawing Photos
sidewalk artDozens of local artists painted the town on Saturday July 26 as part of the 24th Annual Street Painting Competition. See the Michael Davis photo gallery here.




#1) UFO 1952 – The Flying Saucer at the Girls Club
UFOEvery Friday, Cheryl Costa brings us a story and a report on recent UFO sightings throughout New York State. This week, she lands in the number one spot with a story about a Binghamton sighting in 1952.






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