Nicole Dementri's Articles

Arts, Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Syracuse

Meet Him at the Barre

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)–Larry Crabtree faces the future alone–a first for him–except for  little help from a furry fried.  Cue his cat, Sugarbear. “She has a lovely arabesque line, actually,” Crabtree gushed. One-way Ticket to Broadway Before living on Church Street, Crabtree lived in Midtown Manhattan for over 20 years.  He was […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Syracuse

Syracuse University’s Theta Tau Suspended After ‘Extremely Racist’ Video Surfaces

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Svyerud announced the suspension of Theta Tau fraternity Wednesday morning following videos of members partaking in “words and behaviors that are extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities,” according to an email from Svyerud to the campus community. The Daily Orange, […]

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Central New York, Crime, Education, Government, Public Safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Police face $12 million lawsuit from student

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Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— The Syracuse Police Department, City of Syracuse and others are facing a $12 million lawsuit following a student-officer altercation last year.  A change.org petition is demanding Officer Vallon Smith’s removal from district schools after a 14-year-old special needs student– referred to in the petition as “JB”–having “suffered a split lip and fractured […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Politics

Statistics Behind the Gun Debate

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— A week after the Parkland, Florida massacre at Marjory Stoneman High School, the gun debate is in full force. Both sides of the debate are using a plethora of statistics to back up their arguments. “The percentage–.ooo1 percent– of law-abiding citizens commit crimes.  That’s negligible.  And the trick […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Government, Syracuse

Proposed Budget Puts Public Broadcasting in Bind

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By Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The Trump administration’s proposed $4.4 trillion budget includes cutting all federal funding for public broadcasting.  For Salt City residents, that means PBS affiliate WCNY and NPR station WAER may face major financial issues if the bill passes. “If those funds and that support were to go away, the […]

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

Biden Comes Home to Syracuse to Speak about “It’s On Us”

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) -Hundreds of students, professors and leaders in the community packed Goldstein Auditorium Thursday to hear Vice President Joe Biden speak on behalf of the “It’s On Us” Campaign.  The Vice president came back to his alma mater to end National Week of Action. “It’s good to be home,” […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Public Safety, Technology, Transportation

New Director of Syracuse Hancock Int’l Airport shares vision for a better airport

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- There’s a new executive director in town and she is bringing dozens of new ideas to transform Syracuse Hancock International Airport into a destination. “I’ve worked at this job for so many years…I do this everyday and I know what I’m doing,” said Executive Director of Syracuse Hancock Christina Callahan.  For […]

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Central New York

Cancer Concerns during Security Screenings at Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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By Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)-  In less than a month, Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be bustling with people flying for the holidays.  Right now, though, the terminals are quiet and calm. But one Dewitt resident wants to change the airport screening process after her husband was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form […]

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Central New York, Education, Government, Health

Planned Parenthood arguments reach Syracuse

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News) – Just one protestor stood outside of Planned Parenthood on East Genesee Street Thursday morning.  The woman, who does not wish to be identified, quietly paced and prayed for “the unborn fetuses.”  She did say that she believes Planned Parenthood should be defunded and she’s certainly not alone. […]

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Central New York

‘Syracuse Style’ Brings Over 1,000 To Walden Street, Donates Proceeds To The Food Bank Of CNY

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By Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Walden Street in Armory Square transformed into a high-fashion runway Thursday evening when over 1,000 Syracuse residents got a taste of New York Fashion Week. ‘Syracuse Style’ showcased numerous fashions from boutiques and hair salons within Syracuse where close to 100 models graced the 80-foot runway.  The two-hour event […]

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