Former SU trainer helped save Damar Hamlin’s life; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for Jan. 6)

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Photo of the Day

– The former schoolhouse at 4202 Jordan Road in Skaneateles has been painstakingly restored by Sue Rossi and her son, Eric. Courtesy of James PelusoCourtesy of James Peluso

HOUSE OF THE WEEK: FORMER SCHOOLHOUSE HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED:The brick building on Jordan Road near Skaneateles has seen a lot in its over 150 years. Built in 1871, it began as a replacement for the small wooden structure, the Mottville School, which was the first public school in the hamlet designated by the Commissioner of Education, according to a history written by Skaneateles town historian Helen Ionta in 1994. Sue Rossi and her son, Eric, have restored the building, which could be used as a home or as a business. Take a look inside. (Photo courtesy of James Peluso)


NY eyes $672 million bailout for utility customers who are not in low-income programs: New York utility regulators are considering an unprecedented bailout for hundreds of thousands of households and many small businesses threatened with losing electric and gas service if they don’t pay overdue bills that piled up during the Covid pandemic. The plan would pay off $672 million in debts accumulated prior to May 2022, most of which would be shifted to all ratepayers in the form of slightly higher bills.

what’s trending

OCC gets $2 million to train health care workers: Onondaga Community College is getting $2 million in federal funding to renovate and expand a hospital simulation center to train nurses and technicians needed to help address staffing shortages at Central New York hospitals. The money for OCC is part of $12 million contained in the recently passed end-of-the-year omnibus bill that will go to Central New York health care providers. Here’s a look at where the $12 million is going.

CNY musician writes song in an hour on “The Tonight Show”: Can you write a song in an hour, and then perform it in front of a live audience? Central New York native Darryl Rahn can. Rahn, a musician from New Hartford, NY, appeared on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday as host Jimmy Fallon selected two audience members to compete in a “Battle of the Instant Songwriters.” Watch Rahn’s appearance from him and hear his song from him.

First Look: Asian fusion restaurant gets an early boost: The soft opening for Mr. Noodle & Ms. Dumpling couldn’t have been much softer. The first few days after opening, the crowds were sparse at the new 8,000-square-foot Asian fusion restaurant on Erie Boulevard for dinner. That all changed when someone snapped a picture of a unique lobster noodle entrée and posted it on social media.

looking ahead

Will the House elect a speaker? Lawmakers to retaliate today:After 11 votes, the House of Representatives is still without a speaker, as a group of hard-right Republicans have split from the party and have denied Rep. Kevin McCarthy the majority needed to be elected to the post. The House is scheduled to reconvene today and try again.


basketball action

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ORANGE TOP PITTSBURGH: Dyaisha Fair (above) scored 22 of her 24 in the second half to lead the Syracuse Orange to an 89-71 win over Pittsburgh Thursday night at the JMA Wireless Dome. Georgia Woolley added 23 points for the Orange. (Scott Schild photo)

Former SU trainer gave life-saving CPR to Bills’ Damar Hamlin: A former Syracuse football athletic trainer performed life-saving CPR on Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest Monday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Albert Breer, a senior NFL reporter for Sports Illustrated, reported Thursday that Denny Kellington’s work was “absolutely vital” and “a huge difference-maker.”

SU’s 2022 football season played out like we thought it would, and the numbers prove it: Entering the 2022 season, Syracuse football had one big, looming goal hanging over it: Get to a bowl game. So, while the team sent fans on a rollercoaster of emotions this year that concluded in confusing and frustrating fashion — ultimately, the season met that goal and matched preseason expectations.



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