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Rabbi’s New Book Hopes to Start Healing Chapter for Readers

By Erin Jensen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — He started with a family anecdote about his grandson trying to tell time. “Grandpa Chuckles, the little hand is on a chocolate chip cookie.” Upon hearing the punchline, fifty or so people gathered at Barnes & Noble began to laugh. They were present to hear the rabbi speak […]

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Lyme Disease-Are You At Risk?

By Caroline Strange SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As the weather warms up in Central New York and people are out enjoying the sunshine, the New York State Health Department is warning of ticks that may be carrying Lyme disease. “Nearly half of the tick population in Central New York carries Lyme disease,” said Melanie Drotar, a […]

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Religious Attendance Still Low Amongst Youth

By James Gloria SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Conventional wisdom tells us that young people are cool. They always know what’s hip and trendy, and the general public should have its eye on what young people are doing in order to know what the next big thing is. That’s not necessarily the case, however, when it comes […]

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Upstairs,Downstairs at The 1820 House

By Jeffrey Tousey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — At the top of a hill, in the hamlet of Borodino, just a few miles outside the village of Skaneateles, sits an old farmhouse that was built in the year 1820. Working from home The two story structure is home to Rich Schreiner and Christie Hazelwood and their three […]

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Onondaga Lake on the Rise

A Central New York Landmark By Will Gerhard LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) - Located right in the center of the county which it shares its name with, Onondaga Lake spans roughly 5 square miles across the CNY landscape.  For years, however, it’s been the subject of severe pollution; it was once considered the most polluted lake in […]

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East Syracuse Police Department Might Be Abolished

By Paola Suro EAST SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) – East Syracuse residents will be able to vote on Wednesday on whether or not to get rid of their police department. If this is done, the village will merge into a four-year agreement with the town of DeWitt that allows them to share services. Current costs held with […]

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Report Says Couples with Children are Equally as Satisfied as Couples without Children

By Kristina Callahan AUBURN, N.Y. (NCC News) -  Stony Brook University and Princeton University released a report that claims couples with children are equally as satisfied as couples without children. Previous studies have suggested that couples without children are more satisfied with their lives but one couple, Bill and Kathy Cowmey, had a difficult time […]

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Lawmakers Crack Down On Cell Phone Robberies

By Varun Raghupathi SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — Walking down the street, it’s not uncommon to see people staring down at their cell phones. Whether they’re checking emails, shooting text messages or playing games, these folks are distracted, and it can come back to bite them in the worst way. Cell phone robbers are notorious […]

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Beef Prices Nationally Rise Their Highest in 27 Years

Local, Central New York butchery feels the impact By Brendan Glasheen MANLIUS, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– Grilling season is just around the corner, but it comes with a substantial price tag. Beef prices nationwide have reached their highest in close to three decades. Side Hill Farmers in Manlius understands the increase has a significant effect on local […]

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Mary Giehl exhibition. (c) 2014 Eric Duick.

Everson’s Recovery Attempt

By Eric Duick SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) - The Everson Museum of Art’s future seemed at stake in January. At the least, the museum’s financial status was quite troubling. Fast forward three months and the Everson’s budget is nearly balanced. Board of trustees president Gary Grossman announced in January the museum had a projected $375,000 deficit […]

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DeWitt Community Unites Around Local Gym

By Irfan Uraizee TOWN OF DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) – It’s had a few different names over the past 30 years from Track and Racquet Club to Fitness Forum and Aspen Athletic Club. Now, the long-standing DeWitt gym has yet another name, Koinonia Fayetteville Athletic Club. A lot has changed in three decades, but a few […]

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The Syracuse City School District may turn over control of Delaware Elementary to SUNY. © Sarah Knickerbocker, 2014

The Path to School Reform May Prove to Be More Complicated Than Meets The Eye

By. Sarah Knickerbocker SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The Syracuse City School District will meet tonight to discuss how to remake three persistently low achieving schools in the district. The three schools- Fowler High School and Hughes and Delaware Elementary Schools, have shown poor results on New York State Standardized tests over the past few years, and […]

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In order to optimize personal training space, Method 360 leaves majority of the room empty and includes hardly any machines. (C) 2014 Nina Kapur

Here’s what you Should Look for in a Summer Gym Membership

By Nina Kapur SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –Summer is rapidly approaching and many local Syracuse gyms have seen a growth in the amount of memberships. In particular, a lot of clients have signed up for a monthly membership at the Method 360 gym. “Recently, we’ve seen a lot of interest,” Method 360 Fitness Director Trish […]

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SU Announces New Football Uniforms, LSU Match Up

By Andrew Miller SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – It started with a press release, then some leaked information, and culminated into a small celebration at Destiny USA. Syracuse University athletics gathered the band, cheerleaders, and current and former players at the Canyon entrance to the mall Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build the brand of […]

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These cars could be a sign of the past depending on the outcome of today's referendum (c) 2014 Ben Miller

Voters Decide the Fate of the East Syracuse Police Department

By Ben Miller EAST SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) –   “They saved my life one night.  I cannot say enough about them.” A woman from East Syracuse, a native of the village who has lived here for the past 69 years, shared a story about why she wants to keep the police force.  She said it […]

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Byrne Dairy to add a new location

Julianne Peixoto SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)– Ice cream lovers may have reason to celebrate soon–Syracuse-based Byrne Dairy may be adding another location in Central New York. A store has been proposed to open in LaFayette, NY.  It would be the largest one ever built. The LaFayette store, which is awaiting the necessary permits, is planned […]

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SU Health Services' Supervising Pharmacist Michele Frontale says there are several types of allergy medications to treat various symptoms. (c) Madysan Foltz 2014.

Citizens of Syracuse Affected with Major Springtime Allergies

It’s 6:30 a.m. and your alarm clock comes alive with a fervent shake and raucous noise. The birds are chirping, and the blue skies are clear and sunny. It’s time to get out of bed. So why do you feel so terrible? You’ve probably fallen victim to springtime allergies and sinus problems, a problem that […]

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New music festival to come this summer

By Julianne Peixoto SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)–Onondaga County and Galaxy Communications will start a new event this summer called Leon Day, or “noel” spelled backwards, to celebrate Christmas in summer. “The band Kidz Bop will play this summer”, said Ed Levine, chief executive officer of Galaxy. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Levine made the […]

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East Syracuse potential police merger

By Julianne Peixoto SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)– After postponing the vote from April 2, the village of East Syracuse will determine today whether or not its police station will consolidate with the Deweitt Police.| The vote will either keep the department around, or force a merger by the end of the year.  Whatever happens, East Syracuse […]

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Stella’s Diner sees benefit from Destiny USA expansion

By Julianne Peixoto SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)– Stella’s Diner has some very loyal customers. “I’m here every Saturday and Sunday for breakfast and dinner,” said Arnie Arnolds.  ” And I’m here on Wednesdays for dinner.” Arnolds has been a regular customer at Stella’s Diner since it opened its Wolf Street location back in 2003. The characteristics […]

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