Kristen Edwards's Articles

Central New York, Government, Politics

Coming up at 4–Local Reaction to Planned Parenthood Debate

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Thousands, including Mayor Stephanie Miner, took part in Planned Parenhood’s nation-wide Pink Out Day. While some stood alongside her, fighting to keep the organization funded, NCC News reporter Kiona Dyches spoke to a pro-life woman who explains why she is firmly opposed to this. Kiona Dyches will have the full […]

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Central New York, Community, holiday, Music

Coming up at 4:00– Leon Festival

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Preparations are underway for a ‘halfway to Christmas’ festival tonight in Liverpool. It’s called the Leon Festival, and since it’s technically three days before the real halfway point, June 25th, organizers are also treating the festival as a summer party gathering. The Leon Festival will have games, activities, live […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, safety

New Security and Maintenance Coming to Downtown Syracuse

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By Kristen Edwards (NCC News) — The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency is funding the addition of new security measures and maintenance for the downtown Syracuse area. $213,000 will cover the cost of seven to ten new security cameras and extended hours for both patrol officers and maintenance workers. While one business owner downtown said the new […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, Feature, Non-profit

Local Children Sponsored for Camp in Adirondaks

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By Kristen Edwards SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Generous sponsors have allowed three Lyncourt School seventh graders to attend sleep away camp in the Adirondaks this summer. The camp is called Naturalmente. It runs August 20-25th and focuses on learning more about science and Spanish. It is hosted by the Interact Language Center, where one of the […]

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Central New York

Survival Spanish

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Kristen Edwards SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A group of strangers began a month-long journey to learn Spanish ‘survival skills’ this morning. They’re all bonded by a common goal: to communicate with some of the 16,000 Spanish speakers in Syracuse. Engracia Shuster teaches the class out of the Interact Language Center on Jefferson Street in downtown Syracuse. She […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Health, Public Safety

Heroin in Unexpected Places

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Kristen Edwards SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The heroin epidemic does not discriminate. The drug is everywhere in Central New York… even in the small, suburban Village of Baldwinsville. This week alone, Baldwinsville has hosted two heroin-related events. The first was a community forum intended to educate the public on heroin and its effects. The Baldwinsville School District partnered with […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Politics

What Millennials Want From Candidates

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By Kristen Edwards SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Constituents in New York’s 24th district are faced with voting either John Katko or Colleen Deacon into Congress this November. Both candidates have been ramping up their public appearances in the district. Deacon recently visited a group of voters who show up in low numbers to the polls— millennials. The group of […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government

Green Lakes State Park Adds New Kayak Launch

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By KRISTEN EDWARDS Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, N.Y. is one of several state parks in New York that is being renovated for Governor Cuomo’s NY Parks 2020: Renewing the Stewardship of our State Park System initiative. After decades of neglect, this initiative is boosting $900 million into New York’s state parks […]

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