State schools

Mask Mandate in New York State Schools Ends This Week (Good Morning CNY for Feb 28)

Subscribe to receive the Good Morning, CNY newsletter delivered to your inbox on weekday mornings.

Weather

High: 23; Low: 13. Mainly cloudy and cold. To see the 5 day forecast.

Photo of the day

People attend a special service at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Rylee Kirk | [email protected])

PRAYERS FOR UKRAINE AT TIPP HILL: People attend a special service at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Syracuse on Sunday. Worshipers and supporters of Ukraine gathered for service and to raise the Ukrainian flag. Pastor Mihai Dubovici, one of the clergy leading the service, called the invasion “a humanitarian crisis of immense proportions”. (photo Rylee Kirk)

What is the trend

Hochul ends mask mandate for schools: Saying, “My friends, the day has come,” New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that statewide mask requirements in schools will end on Wednesday. Hochul said declining rates of Covid-19 infections in children and the general population, along with recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have driven the change.

Russia puts its nuclear forces on high alert: Russian President Vladimir Putin put his nuclear forces on heightened alert on Sunday in an unprecedented escalation of tensions with the West. Russia’s massive conventional military assault on Ukraine continued with fighting on the streets of the country’s second-largest city.

The proposal would turn the YMCA’s suburban site into an apartment complex: A developer known for building apartment complexes in Radisson has a proposal for another housing project in the town of Lysander. The Drake’s Landing apartments would be built on 22 acres that were once considered a site for the YMCA in Lysander.

Look forward

CNY Brewery will open a new tasting room in a historic inn: The Hulburt House, built circa 1812, has long been a welcome stopover and stopover in Boonville, northern Oneida County. One of New York City’s top brewpubs plans to open a new bar in the historic inn.

Green Beer Sunday reported by the weather: Residents of central New York will have to wait a little longer for the return of green beer, a Syracuse tradition. For the first time in 59 years, the Green Beer Parade in the Tipperary Hill district, which was due to take place on Sunday, has been postponed by bad weather over the weekend. “We’ve waited two years,” said Dennis Coleman of Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. “What’s another week?”

Sports

Syracuse Orange take on the Duke Blue Devils

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski meet at half court before Saturday’s game at the Carrier Dome. With Krzyzewski retiring at the end of the season, the game was the last regular season meeting between the teams. (photo Dennis Nett)

The Blue Devils rout Orange: It took just four minutes for Duke to end any hope of a Syracuse upset — or even a competitive game — at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Duke looked like the seventh team in the nation, while Syracuse had all the problems associated with going around the .500 mark, and the Blue Devils beat Orange 97-72 in front of 31,803 fans.

SU men’s lacrosse fails again against a top team: It was another game in which Syracuse fell behind and staged a comeback, only to falter late against a national title contender. On Saturday, it was Virginia, the two-time defending champion, who jumped early on Syracuse and ended in a 20-11 victory. ESPN analyst needed just one word to sum up his views on how SU can get back to Championship level.

MORE SPORTS NEWS:

In short

$641,250 Home in Skaneateles: See 122 Onondaga County Home Sales

Takeaways from the report on the transformation of the “new 15th district” (Opinion)

2 shootings reported in less than 5 minutes on opposite sides of Syracuse

A tow truck driver hit by an SUV came from Cuba to start a business and help his family

Plainville firefighters find ‘very offensive’ hate speech painted on fire station

Tickets are Rob Gronkowski’s favorite if he returns in 2022

Today’s obituaries

To view today’s obituaries, please click here.

Amazon Flash Briefings

To listen to the latest news every morning with Alexa, please click here.