Ashley Burroughs's Articles

Central New York, Community, Competition, Oneida Shores, Polar Plunge, Special Olympics

Special Olympics Hosted Its Annual Polar Plunge to Raise Money for Its Athletes

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By Ashley Burroughs BREWERTON, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The Special Olympics hosted its 11th annual Polar Plunge Event to support its athletes at Oneida Shores. Although it was 40 degrees outside, five hundred people participated in the event and embraced the cold waves. “It was invigorating, a little crazy, and I was thinking oh my god […]

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Central New York, Community, Domestic Violence, Education, Non-profit, Sexual Assault

The Importance of Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS): A social media movement with the hashtag MeToo has become a platform to encourage sexual assault victims to talk about their personal experience and how they are getting over it. This hashtag started when actress, Alyssa Milano, posted a screenshot saying “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me […]

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Education, Non-profit, Sexual Awareness, Sexual Transmitted Disease, STD Testing

STDs Are On The Rise in Onondaga County

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga County has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of New York. This county is specifically susceptible for these rates because of the high populations of poverty and college students. These numbers have doubled because people who are infected don’t know […]

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Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Education

Access CNY Is Trying A New Strategy to Raise Money

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS): Syracuse Auto Expo is hosting a fundraiser to support 13 local charities in the Central New York area. One of these charities, Access CNY, has an Exploring Your World Preschool that focuses on students with developmental issues. For over 30 years, this preschool has provided these children with learning experiences […]

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Central New York, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Prevention, Fireplaces

Fire Extinguishers Are Important in Households With Fireplaces

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By Ashley Burroughs Cicero, N.Y. (NCC News)– It’s the start of the holiday season and with Thanksgiving next week, people are cooking big meals and starting their fireplaces. Although this is one of the most joyous times of the year and coldest in Central New York, this is also a time where house fires happen […]

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Central New York, Cigarettes, Community, Consumer, E-Cigarettes, Electronic Cigarettes, Health

New York’s E-Cigarette Ban Could Be Harmful to Smokers

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)-Governor Cuomo has issued a state wide ban that will limit where you can smoke e-cigarettes. This ban will prohibit people from smoking in the following areas: Public Transportation Workplace Indoors at public/private colleges Outdoors where smoking cigarettes are already prohibited E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to smoking […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery is Hosting a Special Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It’s all about fishing and family fun at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery. Today, Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery had its annual fishing program for grandparents and grandchildren to bond over one of Central New York’s past times. This program allows grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren and […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Syracuse

Home Burglaries Are on the Rise in Onondaga County

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Recently, there has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Onondaga County. Investigator James Gallup of the Manlius Police Department says it is easier for a person to break into someone’s home during the day, because it is less suspicious. Burglaries that happen during the day are most […]

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Central New York, Community, food, Syracuse

Syracuse School District Is Adding New Options to the Menu

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y.-   The Syracuse School District has found a new way to embrace diversity and different cultures. This fall, the Syracuse District is cooking up some international and vegetarian options to add to the lunch menu. Last school year, Rachel Murphy, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the City’s School District, assessed […]

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Central New York, Community, food, International, Religion

Saint George Macedonian Church Hosting an Ethnic Festival

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Saint George Macedonian Church in Syracuse will be hosting its 15th Annual Macedonian Ethnic Festival this weekend. This festival will highlight the Macedonian’s history, faith, and cuisines. During this event, there will be young children performing the traditional dance called the kikta. “The new generation learning the Macedonia focal and […]

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Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Education, Environment, Syracuse, Technology

Le Moyne College is Hosting a Stem Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Le Moyne College is hosting its second annual STEM program for young women who are eager to learn more about science, technology, and math. This week long program empowers women by giving them the opportunity to gain new skills in a career field that is dominated by men. Emma […]

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Business, Central New York

Embassy Suites Has Employment Opportunities in Syracuse

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Opportunities knocked and doors were opened. Today, Destiny USA hosted a job fair for Embassy Suites. People were waiting in long lines to get applications and resumes reviewed for employment. Kevin Varr, General Manager of Embassy Suites, was impressed to see how many people attended this event. Within the […]

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