Jeffrey Slawson's Articles

Central New York, Community, Government, Politics

Three Years Without a Town Hall Leads Some to Alternative Methods

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  By Jeff Slawson, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — On Valentines Day employees at the Syracuse office for John Katko were greeted to a special surprise. Catriona Standfield brought a few friends down to the office, holding signs and asking the Congressman to reconsider his current status on town halls. Congressman Katko has always done town […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Government, Politics

Repeal of S.A.F.E. Act Could Help Local Business

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By Jeff Slawson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — In 2013, on the heels of the Newtown massacre, the State of New York signed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act into law. After being around for four years, Senator Bob Ortt of North Tonawanda is looking to change that. According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Health

Increased Deer Sightings Causing Residents Concern

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By Jeff Slawson DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) — Over the past year their has been a decrease in the deer population state-wide, but for Central New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation reported that the deer population is above the “desired” level. Because of this neighbors in the Salt Springs area of Syracuse are complaining […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Government, safety

Open House for I-81 Shows Citizens New Alternatives

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By Jeff Slawson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Department of Transportation held an open house for Syracuse Citizens on October 6th to showcase the final two plans for fixing I-81. I-81, specifically the section between Colvin and Spencer Street, has been plagued with construction problems in the last few years as it’s useful life expires […]

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