Sarah Minkewicz's Articles

Agriculture, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Food

NCC News at 4:00 – Strawberry Fields in CNY Get a Late Start to the Season

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By Sarah Minkewicz BALDWINSVILLE N.Y (NCC News) – It’s slim pickings in strawberry fields across Central New York. June 5th marks Strawberry-picking season on the New York Harvest Calendar. This year the season is a week behind schedule. Kiona Dyches has the full story on NCC News at 4 p.m. and later on NCC News […]

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Agriculture, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Food, Weather

Rainy Weather Delays CNY Farmers

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Anthony Emmi of Emmi Farms in Baldwinsville spends the warm weather making up lost time after a rainy Spring season.     By Sarah Minkewcz BALDWINSVILLE N.Y. (NCC News) – Central New York had excessive rainfall this Spring and it’s causing some farmers to play catch up. “We have processed beans, we have to plant first and […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Food, Health, Non-profit

Local businesses are going pink to support CNY cancer research foundation

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By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Local businesses are participating in the “Turn it Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. The campaign is being run by members of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Jeanne St. Claire, grand-daughter of cancer survivor Carol Baldwin, started the campaign on social media. […]

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Central New York

Study shows e-cigs contain 2 cancerous chemicals


  By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) A new study shows e-cigarettes contain two chemicals that could lead to cancer. Electronic cigarettes can be just as dangerous as the traditional form of smoking, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Researchers found that vapor released in e-cigarettes contain propylene glycol, a chemical that causes […]

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School vending machines to offer healthier options

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By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, NY. (NCC News) Schools across the country are teaming up to end childhood obesity by upgrading vending machines to include healthier snack options. The vending machine makeover will include more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The machines will also include smaller portions with fewer calories. Interim Medical Director of Health Services at […]

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