Bridget Chavez's Articles

Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Jobs , Politics

Made in America: Local Company Reaches out to White House

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By Bridget Chavez (NCC News) SHERRILL, N.Y. – Coming off the heels of an intense election cycle, there’s one campaign promise on both sides of the aisle that’s sticking, and that is to keep jobs in the United States. Sherrill Manufacturing in Central New York is the only remaining flatware manufacturing company that is made entirely […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Weather

CNY Warmer Weather Means Early Syrup Season

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By Bridget Chavez MORAVIA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Warmer temperatures in Central New York have caused maple syrup producers to tap their trees for sap earlier than in previous years. Usually, the maple season begins in the spring, but because of the warm weather, local businesses like Schoolyard Sugarbush now tap during the winter months. Benjamin […]

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Central New York , Community , Consumer , Health , Pets

Service Dogs Help Veterans in CNY with PTSD

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By Bridget Chavez WATERTOWN, N.Y. (NCC News) – After serving overseas, many veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and some have enlisted the help of service dogs to help them cope with the symptoms. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs the number of veterans with PTSD changes by when they served: Operations […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Government , Things to do , tourism

Green Lakes State Park Opens New Accessible Dock

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – An accessible kayak launch has been installed at Green Lakes State Park, making it easier for people with disabilities to enjoy kayaking on the lake. The installation is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to expand access to state parks through the New York 2020 program. Megan McPeak, Green […]

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Central New York , Education , Public Safety , Transportation

Syracuse Students Advocate for Bus Changes

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse students and teachers are advocating to make bussing services available to more students in the city. Parents, teachers and city officials gathered at Henninger High School to discuss what steps need to be taken to invoke change. Students from the group “2 Miles is Too Far” organized the forum […]

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