Brittany Stephanis's Articles

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Web Extra: NY Bill Would Let Movie Theaters Sell Alcohol

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Moviegoers in New York may be able to buy alcoholic beverages at theaters soon. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget, a new bill would permit alcoholic beverage sales in licensed movie theaters under certain conditions. While last year’s theatrical market statistics, by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), showed an increase in global box office […]

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Business , Community , Environment , Things to do , Weather

CNY Ski Resorts Face Warm Winter Climate

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Warm is rarely used to describe a Central New York winter. However, this February marked record-high temperatures in the area. Due to the unseasonably warm climate, several ski resorts near Syracuse were forced to close temporarily. Others like Toggenburg Mountain remain relatively unscathed. Shelia Larkin, Toggenburg’s sales and […]

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Business , Community

Web Extra: Syracuse Approves Construction Project on SU Campus

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The plaza behind Marshall Street will soon cease to exist. An eight-story apartment building is set to take over the block on S. Crouse Avenue, forcing beloved SU landmarks like Chuck’s, Funk ‘n Waffles, and Orange Crate Brewing Co. to relocate within the area. The Syracuse City Planning Commission […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Transportation

NY DOT Asks Syracuse Community For Input On I-81’s Replacement Options

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Tuesday night marked the first of six neighborhood meetings scheduled to discuss the remaining options for reconstructing I-81. Gene Cilento, the Public Information Officer for the DOT’s Syracuse office, said the number of alternatives was reduced from 16 to two “through a lot of community input and engineering […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , food , Health

Signs To Be Put Up Advising People Against Eating Fish In Onondaga Lake

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The process has taken 10 years, but Onondaga Lake will finally have signs warning people not to consume its contaminated fish. “It certainly has been difficult to get to this stage, but it is rewarding to know that the hard work is paying off with interest in protecting […]

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Environment

SUNY-ESF Premieres Wildlife Presentation for Earth Week

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Earth Day is celebrated annually once a year, but at SUNY-ESF, it is celebrated for a whole week.  Throughout the seven days, a variety of activities and events were planned to educate members of the Syracuse community on the environment. The wildlife presentation premiered Birds of Prey, which featured a variety of birds rescued by Cindy Page, […]

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