Classes for SUNY Poly in Utica will continue to be remote today.  The school says that students and staff who are regularly tested for COVID must do so by later today, Tuesday, November 9, 2021.  Staff who can work remotely - and are authorized to - are encouraged to do so.

The school says an increased positivity rate in campus housing on the Utica campus sparked the move to go virtual this week.  University officials say that they expect more positive cases to be reported today.  There is an increase in cases in Oneida County, where the Utica campus is located, and the school says that the increase in cases is in line with that.

As of this posting the campus closures do not affect the Albany campus.

Drop test kits for students and staff are located at the traffic circle near Kunsela Hall.  All other campus buildings are closed with some exceptions.

There are no indoor events on the Utica campus.  All events that can be held outdoors must continue to stay outdoors through Tuesday.

The campus dining hall is open for takeout only.

The school says that the situation will be reassessed later today as test results come in. Students and staff will be notified via e-mail about the work status for the rest of the week.

Students are reminded that course information is in Blackboard.  Up to date information can be found on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s website.

2021 World Series Artifacts Will Live in Cooperstown at Baseball Hall of Fame

Artifacts from the 2021 World Series that featured the Atlanta Braves' first championship since 1995, made their way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night in Houston, clinching the World Series in game 6, 4 games to 2.

The baseball artifacts were on display in Albany at the Albany Airport baggage claim area on Wednesday, before making the trip to Cooperstown.

Here are 9 now historic artifacts from the series that will forever live at the Hall of Fame.

The 2021 National Toy Hall Of Fame Inductees

11 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off When Holiday Shopping Online

The world-wide shipping delays have shoppers buying holiday gifts early this year and much of the commerce is happening online. After all, how can you avoid the amazing deals? Now more than ever, these amazing deals are shady transactions that look authentic and safe.

One way to shop safely online is to buy from local vendor websites, or visit sites like Etsy which touts small meaningful gifts, often times created by small businesses and crafters.

The Better Business Bureau recommends online buyers do research before they click the checkout button.

Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off online, according to the Better Business Bureau.

What Does "Let's Go, Brandon!" Mean?

Let's Go Brandon, or LGB, May Not Mean What You Think