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The birria burger from Ale ‘n Angus is among the top 10 finalists in the best burger in New York competition.(Charlie Miller |

4 CNY restaurants among NYS “best burger” finalists: If there is such a thing as a burger “dynasty,” it’s probably the Ale ‘n Angus Pub in Syracuse, which is a seven-time winner in the New York Beef Council’s annual best-burger contest. This year, the Ale ‘n Angus is once again among the 10 finalists with its birria burger (above). There are three other Central New York restaurants still in the running for the title, though. (Charlie Miller photo)

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House of the Week: Couple are going to ‘miss the uniqueness’ of their LaFayette home: Chris and Renee Scianna’s beautiful home at 2660 O’Connell Road in LaFayette is one-of-a-kind. Custom built in 2002, the 5,024 square foot house features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, archways from room to room, rounded corners, in-laid ceilings and magnificent indoor columns. Take a look.

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Meet the 99-year-old Westvale woman born during Syracuse’s last solar eclipse: Like many people in Central New York, Theresa Capucilli is looking forward to witnessing next week’s total eclipse of the sun. For her, though, it holds added meaning. Capucilli was born on the day of Syracuse’s last total solar eclipse 99 years ago on Jan. 24, 1925. It’s likely her birth came right around the totality.

CNY teacher arraigned on charges she kicked student; dozens show to support her: A Liverpool elementary school teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday night to charges she kicked a student with special needs in December. Dozens of people packed the Salina courtroom in support of the teacher, 47-year-old Melissa Harrington, and many wore yellow in solidarity.

Some cities have dropped ShopSpotter gunshot detection system. Syracuse is sticking with it: Chicago’s mayor announced recently that the city would soon stop using ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system it had deployed for 12 years. A handful of other cities have also decided to stop using ShotSpotter, including Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; and San Antonio, Texas. Syracuse is one of many communities that have decided to keep using the system. Here’s why.

Looking Ahead

“We Are Family”: Disco stars to perform at New York State Fair: Get up, everybody and sing: A famous disco group is coming to the New York State Fair. Sister Sledge and their family, known as “Sledgendary,” will perform at the NYS Fair’s Chevy court stage for a free show.


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Syracuse City tops Cortland: Finn Smith (19) scored nine goals in Syracuse City’s 14-1 boys lacrosse win over Cortland Thursday at Corcoran High School. Story, photos. (Scott Schild photo)

Sources: Judah Mintz will not return to Orange next season: Syracuse guard Judah Mintz has played his last game for the Orange, according to two sources with knowledge of Mintz’s plans. Mintz, a 6-foot-3 sophomore who led Syracuse in scoring this past season at 18.8 points per game, will enter his name into the NBA draft, the sources say.

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In Brief

These Upstate NY metros have among the highest property tax rates in US

Judge walks back order invalidating all of New York’s cannabis regulations

Ryan McMahon protests new NY rule holding up housing renovation plans

One of Central New York’s smallest breweries “grows up” into a new space

Designer brings tiaras, rhinestones, “Barbie-core” to Syracuse Fashion Week

Central NY man, woman identified in murder-suicide in Utica home

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