Karthik Venkataraman's Articles

Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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Central New York, Community, Public Safety, Syracuse

Eastwood residents want permanently assigned police officer to watch neighborhood

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– Eastwood neighborhood residents are gathering petition signatures to get a police officer permanently assigned to their residential area. The petition took off after two burglaries on Homecroft Road and Plymouth Drive happened over the span of a week. According to the Onondaga County Crime Map from syracuse.com, there […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Feature

Whitney Point Alligator is Now on Social Media

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by Karthik Venkataraman WHITNEY POINT, New York– Maybe the best way to catch an alligator is to think like one. Well now you can get the thoughts of the Whitney Point alligator on social media. The reported Whitney Point alligator still hasn’t been caught and is on the loose in Facebook. The animal now has a personality, posting statuses […]

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Government, Politics

Marty Masterpole will be on Syracuse Democratic Mayoral Primary Ballot

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC)– City auditor Marty Masterpole’s name will appear on the Syracuse Democratic mayoral primary ballot this fall. It was a moment of relief for Masterpole. He won his appeal in front of the Onondaga County Board of Elections commissioners, making it official that he has enough valid signatures to be on […]

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Community, Environment, Government

Skaneateles Looks for Cleaner way of Electricity

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 by Karthik Venkataraman SKANEATELES, New York (NCC News)— Go green and stay clean. The town of Skaneateles is looking into adding an electricity source that doesn’t release carbon emissions into the air. A town hall meeting on Tuesday night is the community’s first chance to learn about the pros and cons of this energy source. Deputy town supervisor David […]

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Community, Health, Non-profit

Pink Garbage bins Sold to Raise Money for Cancer

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by Karthik Venkataraman FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Where people put their trash could be a local cancer center’s treasure. For a Fayetteville non-profit organization, that’s the selling point to fight back against cancer. Pink Pal’s sells pink garbage bins, known as pink carts, out of Fayetteville to raise money for the Upstate Cancer Center and the American Breast Cancer […]

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