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Neil Benjamin Jr.

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Wage wars: Workers for, business against a hike

It’s old news that there is a proposal in front of New York state to push the minimum wage up. How do people feel about it?

A SKEWED VIEW: Levon Helm remembered by Dead drummer Mickey Hart

The Band's drummer passed away last week, but will live on forever through the music he produced. Columnist Neil Benjamin Jr. spoke with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, who knew Helm very well.

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Lack of snow affects CNY ski areas

Aside from a few dustings, Onondaga County has been virtually snow-free this season, a far cry from last winter when 179 inches fell, about a foot short of the record 192.1 that accumulated in 1992-93.