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NY poised to raise some taxes; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for April 5)

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High: 56; Low: 33. Where does Syracuse stand in snowfall competitions?

Photo of the Day

Easter Sunday at the Peoples AME Zion Church and St. Lucy’s

EASTER SUNDAY: One year ago, Easter Sunday services were held in empty churches. St. Lucy’s allowed 75 worshipers, about 50 percent of capacity. Music was played, scripture was read and faith was restored as a sense of normalcy slowly returns. (Dennis Nett photo)

What’s trending

NY to raise some taxes: New York is poised to raise income taxes on millionaires and increase the state’s corporate franchise tax by 0.75{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d}, according to The Wall Street Journal. The final budget would also raise the state’s corporate tax rate from 6.5{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d} to 7.25{431c92db2ef93c421a350be785d244bd702e2c73a34f2b6f60cd8fd62b61507d}.

Landmark restaurant torn down: Graziano’s World Famous Restaurant & Inn, a longtime institution in Canastota, was torn down by the Oneida Indian Nation last week. “A sad day in our hometown. Many memories were made there,” one former customer said.

NY unemployment system still broken: One year after hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers jammed the state’s unemployment system with new claims, the state continues to leave people stranded without benefits for weeks and months. “It’s like 2020 all over again,” said a delivery worker.

Coronavirus Update

CNY, Southern Tier have lowest positive test rates in state:The positive test rate for Covid-19 is three times lower in Central New York than the state average, according to data published today by the state health department. Only the Southern Tier has a lower positivity rate than CNY.

Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19: Nearly 4 million people in New York are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. That means about 1 in 5 people in the state are vaccinated. Nearly 1 in 3 have had one dose of a vaccine, according to Cuomo’s office.



(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Villanova’s Cole Swider during an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Villanova, Pa.AP

Former Villanova forward Cole Swider transfers to Syracuse: Cole Swider has announced his decision to transfer from Villanova to Syracuse. Swider, a 6-foot-9 junior, made the announcement on Twitter. Swider was a four-star prospect in the 2018 Class out of St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island. He chose Villanova from a list of finalists that also included Syracuse.

An ode to the Liverpool waterboys: For five Liverpool seniors, this season marks the end of nearly a decade spent around the program. It’s a journey that began with them serving as waterboys and idolizing their elders and will finish with them growing into winners and leaders of the program.


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In Brief

‘Spirit of global responsibility’: Pope discusses pandemic in Easter address

$400,000 home in Spafford: See list of 109 home sales in Onondaga County

Restaurant inspections: World of Beer in Destiny USA cited, roaches found

Sheriff issues warning after 6 suspected overdose deaths in Onondaga Co.

2 Upstate doctors keyed car over parking space dispute at Wegmans

First Look: A new ice cream store in Camillus with a menu created by kids

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