Tax Burden We’re Still on Top

By Aaron Gifford Experts attributes high taxes in NYS to the skyrocketing cost of public education and out-of-control Medicaid spending. “The state can’t continue operating with this cost structure. There…

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COVID-19 Tests Labor Laws

Gray areas exist in terms of how employers are obligated to provide safe working conditions By Lou Sorendo Businesses are taking a variety of approaches to ensure health and safety…

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Surviving 2020

Iconic retailer JC Penney in Oswego survived 1-2 punch of COVID-19, corporate bankruptcy. Store manager reflects on her ordeal By Lou Sorendo Why was the Oswego JC Penney spared from…

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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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