‘Farmers Are All in Pain’
Ripe apples in orchard ready for harvesting. In New York state, apple growers harvest 29.5 million bushels of apples annually, making New York the second-largest apple-producing state in the U.S. Stock photo.

‘Farmers Are All in Pain’

‘In New York, we have incredibly high minimum wage and an unfair system,” says one local farmer By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The New York Farm Bureau announced its 2020 state…

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100 Black Men  of Syracuse
Students take part in a program sponsored by 100 Black Men of Syracuse. The nonprofit organization offers STEM activities, SAT exam preparation classes, wellness walks, reading groups and outings — all to encourage students to consider higher education, such as college tours.

100 Black Men of Syracuse

Nonprofit emphasizes work with youth, preparing it for job market, better life By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Ali Rahman of Syracuse views poverty as a domino effect. Once it hits a…

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Launching Prosperity
Marnie LaVigne, president and CEO of Launch NY, spoke recently at SUNY Oswego’s December commencement.

Launching Prosperity

Launch NY a catalyst for entrepreneurial growth throughout Upstate New York By Lou Sorendo Nothing ventured, nothing gained. This is a mantra for many entrepreneurs, investors and community supporters associated…

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