Christopher Thomsen's Articles

Central New York, Government, Syracuse

Mayor Walsh Plans for Future in 2018-19 Budget

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh formally announced his proposed 2018-19 budget on Monday, outlining the main points of the fiscal plan to the Syracuse Common Council. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the budget: Mayor Walsh plans on freezing salary increases and the hiring of non-essential personnel […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Syracuse

Juanita Perez Williams Will Run for Congress

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Former Syracuse mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams informed the Onondaga County Democratic Committee yesterday that she will be running for Congress in New York’s 24th district. Perez Williams will be running against Dana Balter and Bill Bass in a primary election that will take place on June […]

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Central New York, Transportation

Frontier Airlines Adds Low-Cost Flights From Syracuse

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Ongoing renovations aren’t the only changes coming to Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Frontier Airlines will be adding nonstop service from Syracuse to Denver, Raleigh/Durham, Chicago and Orlando in the summer. Flights to Denver and Raleigh/Durham will start on July 2, while service to Chicago (O’Hare) and Orlando […]

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Central New York, Community

Interstate 81 Project Faces Significant Hurdle After Trump Releases Budget

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As part of his $4.4 trillion budget plan that increases the federal government deficit, President Donald Trump intends to reduce the federal Highways Trust Fund by $122 billion over the next ten years. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) denounced the proposal, stating that it would […]

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Central New York, Education

Delaware Elementary Dresses Up on Halloween for Donations

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – While nighttime is when things usually start off on Halloween, students and teachers enjoyed a fun, fulfilling day at Delaware Elementary on October 31. Kids were playing throughout classes in the school’s gym, where faculty held a Halloween Dance. Teachers led a “book-or-treat” program: each student received […]

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