Surge in Real Estate Market

After a few slow months, real estate market is hot again, in part thanks to low interest rates, coronavirus pandemic By Ken Sturtz John and Monica Weber decided in February…

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Lean Times for Travel Agents

How bad are things for travel agencies? 30% may be out of business because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, says expert By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Despite pre-pandemic growth in travel, the…

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Death of the Handshake?

It may be on hiatus for the pandemic, but experts say rumors of the handshake’s demise are greatly exaggerated By Ken Sturtz The loss of the handshake in social interactions…

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Put On Your Drinking Boots!

No matter where you are in New York state you are never far from a winery By Sandra Scott Local wineries are all the same in that they serve fine…

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Summer in Fair Haven

Adaptability, natural beauty, community spirit brighten summer in this Cayuga County village By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com Many local establishments — including a re-opened Pleasant Beach Hotel, Brandon’s Pub, Turtle Cove…

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‘This Year is Horrendous …’

President, CEO of Visit Syracuse characterizes how COVID-19 has decimated tourism industry in Central New York By Lou Sorendo June is a month when occupancy rates in the Syracuse region…

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B&Bs Face Re-opening Challenges

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Any business re-opening to the public has faced a variety of challenges to engaging with customers and clients again. Bed and breakfast proprietors have faced a…

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