Stephen Armstrong's Articles

Agriculture, Business, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Feature, food, Health, Jobs

Sheep and Goat Dairy Gains a Foothold in Locke

By , BDJ 665.1

By Stephen Armstrong LOCKE, N.Y. (NCC News)  – There are more than half a million dairy cows in New York State. They were the biggest contributors to the nearly $15 billion of milk produced in the state last year. The 13,700 dairy goats in New York State are a small fraction of that equation, compared to […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Government, Politics

The Mechanics of Government: High School Robotics Team Honored by Common Council

By , BDJ 665.1

By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Common Council meetings don’t often have objects flying through the air, but when Corcoran High School’s Robotics team showed up today, they put on a demonstration of their throwing robot. “Catch These Metals” is an all girl team, that built a robot to compete in the VEX Robotics […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Government

NCC News at 4:00 – Women Proudly Served: Showing Appreciation for Female Military Service

By , BDJ 665.2

By Stephen Armstrong CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (NCC News) – of all military veterans, women make up around 10 percent. As for active duty personnel – Clear Path For Veterans estimates between 12 and 15 percent are female. As the proportion of women in the military has been rising, so too has the number of roles open to them. […]

Continue Reading »

Agriculture, Central New York, Environment, Health, Weather

NCC News at 4:00 – Ticks on the Rise in Central New York: Could Climate Change be to Blame?

By , BDJ 665.2

By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – getting outdoors during summer can mean picking up some unwanted hitchhikers – ticks. The the deer (or blacklegged) variety is common across New York State, and the tiny arachnids are about the size of a sesame seed. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the problem with having […]

Continue Reading »

Business, Central New York, Consumer, Government, Politics, tourism

Newhouse Knows: Brexit

By , BDJ 667.01

Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Similar to explainer journalism produced by professionals, these stories clarify the more complex facets of news stories, provide deeper background, or explain in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

Continue Reading »

Agriculture, Business, Central New York, food

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

By , BDJ 664.01

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 […]

Continue Reading »

safety, Transportation

Drivers Warned About Driving While Tired

By , BDJ 664.01

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Government, Health, Politics

Ithaca’s Drug Policy Will Proceed Despite Controversy

By , BDJ 664.01

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 […]

Continue Reading »