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Michelle Breidenbach


Syracuse, NY, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Ironman 70.3 Musselman triathlon: See results for each finisher (photos)

Geneva, NY. — More than 1,000 athletes from 20 countries finished the Ironman 70.3 Musselman on Sunday. The winner was Matt Schafer, 24, of Boston, Mass., with a time of 3:57:35. The top female was Rebecca Hayes, 38, of Lancaster, Pa., with a time of 4:34:51. The triathlon includes a 1.2-mile swim in Seneca Lake, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. A sprint distance event was held Saturday.… → Read More

Which CNY restaurants got some of $30 billion in federal grants? See searchable list

New York restaurants received 13% of grant money nationwide, topped by Dinosaur's $10 million. → Read More

NY’s movie, TV tax breaks favor Downstate; 2 Syracuse films take 2020 credits (See full list)

Movie and television studios can continue to take big tax credits through 2026 for filming in New York state. The recently passed state budget extended the program for one more year. A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was especially important to keep film companies in New York after a year with record unemployment. The state also recently released the list of films that took credits in… → Read More

Fairs, carnivals start in other states: What could the NY State Fair look like?

For now, the State Fairgrounds is a Covid vaccination site → Read More

Amusement parks in New York can open this spring; is the State Fair next?

Indoor and outdoor amusement parks will be allowed to open this spring, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week. What does that mean for the Great NYS Fair? “The guidance doesn’t cover fairs at the moment, but those grounds and activities will continue to be evaluated by the state as we near the warmer weather,” said Dave Bullard, state fair spokesman. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that… → Read More

In pandemic, NYC families discover homes in CNY: ‘I couldn’t imagine a more magical place to live’

Abundant green space, good schools, affordable homes attract new residents → Read More

New York high school graduation rates 2020: Search every public school

New York’s public high schools graduated 84% of students who started 9th grade in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the state education department. Search graduation rates at more than 1,300 public schools in New York in the box below. The numbers reflect the number of students who graduated on time in June 2020. Compare to 2018 and 2019 rates. Contact Michelle Breidenbach |… → Read More

NY pulls STAR benefits from tax delinquents; crackdown inspired by syracuse.com story

State tax department denied benefits to more than 10,000 homeowners → Read More

Which NY police agencies have military surplus vehicles, rifles, other supplies? Search 1,000 items

Protesters are calling for the demilitarization of police agencies. → Read More

Stop waiting for a 2nd STAR property tax break from NY in 2020; the check isn’t coming

New York homeowners used to receive a second STAR check in the fall but lawmakers ended the benefit. → Read More

Syracuse area job loss among worst in America during pandemic (Search 400 big cities)

Syracuse region ranks among top 10% in July 2019 to July 2020 job loss → Read More

Buffalo law firm files class-action lawsuit to lift New York’s wedding guest limit for all

One lawsuit in Western New York was successful on first round → Read More

Cuomo’s coronavirus rules: No dancing, no cornhole, no karaoke, no kidding

New York State Liquor Authority wants to stop people from congregating in bars → Read More

Possible Covid-19 exposure at two Utica restaurants

Health officials urge customers to monitor systems through Aug. 28 → Read More

Man shot, killed in Utica, police say

Utica police are investigating the shooting death of a man found Friday night in the 1600 block of Howard Avenue. The man suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. Police have not released his name. Police are on the scene this morning, processing the scene and interviewing people. Anyone with information should call police at 315-223-3510. → Read More

Wedding receptions in NY: Ruling serves up a buffet of confusion

Couples, venues search for answers after federal court ruling lifts guest limit → Read More

June unemployment rates range from 9% to 20% in NY state (see each region)

New York state’s unemployment rate continued to grow in June, even as some businesses reopened with restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Statewide, the rate is about 16% — higher than the U.S. rate of 11%. The NYS Department of Labor has released June rates by region. In New York City, unemployment has reached 20%. MORE ON CORONAVIRUS Contact Michelle Breidenbach |… → Read More

Computer glitch delays extra $600 for unemployment in NY, benefit has not run out yet

NYS labor department says the money will come later this week → Read More

How the coronavirus pandemic created a historic housing market in Syracuse right now

“It’s a little crazy right now,” an agent says. → Read More

Fourth of July: Where to buy legal fireworks in NY state? (Search 800 vendors)

Fireworks that fly are not legal for sale in New York state. But you can buy sparklers and other ground-based fireworks in most counties. In the box below, search for a vendor near you. Syracuse.com pulled more than 800 vendors into a statewide search. Sparkling devices can be sold by permanent and specialty retailers from June 1 to July 5. They can be sold from temporary stands or tents from… → Read More