Stephen Armstrong's Articles

Agriculture , Business , Central New York , food

Farm to Kitchen: The New York Farmers Selling Directly to Consumers

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By Stephen Armstrong TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (NCC News) – for many people meat, eggs and vegetables come in packs you pick up from the the grocery store. For New York State’s farmers, it’s a much more complex relationship. Tina MacCheyne has operated High Point Farms in Trumansburg for 18 years. She raises grass-fed beef cattle and free-range chickens […]

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safety , Transportation

Drivers Warned About Driving While Tired

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By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – We’ve been told many times about the dangers of drunk driving. Police routinely organize traffic stop checkpoints around the holidays to deter drivers from consuming alcohol before they get behind the wheel. We’ve even been warned about the dangers of distracted driving, and national campaigns have warned drivers about […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Ithaca’s Drug Policy Will Proceed Despite Controversy

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By Stephen Armstrong ITHACA, N.Y. (NCC News) – For Ithaca’s Mayor, Svante Myrick, the past few months have brought some extra scrutiny upon his office. “I said you’d better watch out,” Myrick said, “The Ithaca Journal’s going to want to cover this story for a full week.” The story in question was Ithaca’s new drug policy […]

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Central New York , Public Safety , safety , tourism

Diving Death Causes Safety Concerns in Skaneateles

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By Stephen Armstrong SKANEATELES, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Police are continuing to investigate after a Syracuse man died last Monday while diving in Skaneateles Lake. The deceased was diving alone, but had a friend waiting for him in a boat at the surface. One Skaneateles resident, Ben Ware, said this news was startling to the community […]

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Consumer , Transportation

Syracuse Gas Prices are Falling, and the Trend Might Continue.

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By Stephen Armstrong  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) Gas prices across the country have been dropping for three consecutive weeks, and Syracuse drivers in particular are enjoying some of the cheapest gas in New York State.  Whereas the state average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.36, the Syracuse average is only $2.17, beating Rochester at an […]

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