I’m Ben Blessington reporting for N-C-C News. Here are the stories making news today, April 20th.
All adults nationwide are officially eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Here in Onondaga County, the focus has shifted to vaccinating the younger demographic. 61 percent of Syracuse University students have been vaccinated and County Executive Ryan McMahon thinks a return to normalcy is just around the corner.
In other news from the hill, a large group of S-U student-athletes are planning a Black Lives Matter march in response to the Derek Chauvin trial. Women’s basketball manager Ben Paglia believes the athletes could help to inspire others.
The march begins tomorrow at noon on South Campus, ending at Coyne Stadium near Manley Field House. However, the weather won’t be too forgiving, as Central New York is expected to be hit with a late-April snow storm beginning tomorrow. Local farmers, like Wendy Burkhart-Schpeegal of Madison, New York, have been forced to brace for the weather as their planting season begins.
As for today’s weather, it’s mostly cloudy with a high of 52. As we head into the evening, temperatures will drop to 36, with likely showers before turning to snow on Wednesday afternoon.
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