It was daybreak along Route 20 and the rolling hills that line Onondaga County as I returned to my hometown, Syracuse, N.Y.
It is a proud but tested city. Reminders of hard times are scattered everywhere; shuttered factories, industries that sent their jobs overseas.
We stood last week on the hill that overlooks the skeleton of what once was the Syracuse China factory in the town of Salina. A producer of restaurant china, Syracuse China had operated in this region for nearly 140...Full Story