New York Media Guide is your one-stop shop for links to New York newspaper websites (both daily and weekly). A highly useful resource, even if it does bear somewhat of a visual (not political) resemblance to the Drudge Report. Take a look.
Syracuse B-4 is a blog that digs up old Syracuse news stories and looks at them in hindsight. An interesting concept, and I hope there are more posts to come.
Meanwhile, Gatehouse Media, a company that owns many newspapers across the country — including the Utica Observer-Dispatch — is in serious financial trouble, and CNY Snakepit is following the implications of this with several posts.