It's definitely because of the pandemic that I'm feeling this type of way. But here's another way to think about it. 2020 has been awful. The sooner Christmas comes, the sooner we're on our way to a new year.
The first day of school is usually filled with excitement. Everything is usually so familiar - the backpacks, the lunches, and the smiles on the students. This year - everything is different for Central New York parents.
The New York State Regents and Governor Cuomo released specific guidance for the 700 school districts in New York State this week. The one thing parents, teachers and kids can all agree on? School will never be the same in the wake of the pandemic.
If you find yourself screaming at two teenaged girls at an ice cream stand because they asked you to wear a mask, you're a jerk - let's just get that out of the way. This actually happened not very far from Utica.