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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Local Drone Company Wins $500,000 Innovation Prize
Pollinating drones operated by Syracuse-based Dropcopter fly 10 feet above the treetops. Pollinating via drone helps farmers maximize their window for pollination.

Local Drone Company Wins $500,000 Innovation Prize

Syracuse-based Dropcopter builds custom drones for pollination By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant While farmers have been using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to efficiently scout fields for crop issues and to take…

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More CNY Residents Relying on Meals Served by the Food Bank
A worker sorts types of food in the Food Bank of Central New York’s warehouse in Syracuse. Photo provided.

More CNY Residents Relying on Meals Served by the Food Bank

Agency reports that many people seeking assistance are regular folks with jobs who can’t make ends meet By Alexander Plate “There are still quite a few people who’ve been left…

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