Top 5 Stories of the Week
by Ty Marshal - Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Dec. 15 - 21

On Sunday, we scan our analytics to find which stories our readers clicked on the most at

As tastes and interests change, so do the Top 5. Whether it’s a celebration of local music, or a visit to the zoo -  Syracuse New Times readers click on the columns, stories and blogs that are meaningful to you.

Click on the titles or photos below to read the full story:

#5) Still Making Radio Waves – Soundcheck celebrates 35 years
Dave Frisinia SoundcheckMusic writer Jessica Novak checks in with Dave Frisina as his Soundcheck program celebrates 35 years.




#4) Phantom Chemistry’s latest release: Whiskey Slurs
Phantom ChemistryHigh energy and intensity mark the latest release from Phantom Chemistry.





#3) Stuck in a Purgatory of Questions About Heaven and Hell
kramerKramer dropped by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo last week to see what God’s creatures were saying about Pope Francis’ claim that animals go to heaven.




#2) Perfect Pussy
Perfect PussySyracuse Band Gains National Attention.





#1) 2011 UFO: The Nissequogue UFO Incident
2011 UFOEvery Friday, Cheryl Costa releases the latest New York Skies – this week she asks you to consider this account and photo of the Nissequogue UFO incident.





HeadlinesStories you may have missed last week. (Find “Ripped from the Headlines” each Wednesday in our print edition!)

Onondaga County legislators consider pay raises for sheriff, county executive, comptroller, next Legislature (

- Oddly enough, they seem to have forgotten the dog catcher.

St. John’s coach Steve Lavin said Red Storm defense vs Syracuse was inspired by ninjas, Robin Hood (

- Next up for the Orange: training in martial arts and archery.

Upstate New Yorkers: Why do we still live in one of the snowiest areas of the country? (

- Furthermore, will we ever stop complaining about it?

Duffy gives his last public speech as lieutenant governor (

- Be honest: If the headline didn’t give his name, would you have known who the lieutenant governor was?

Reports: Auburn man charged with assaulting officer previously convicted of shooting assault rifle at house occupied by estranged wife (

- Too bad this rambling headline doesn’t make much sense; it sounds as if there’s a good story in there somewhere.

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