Tommy Farrell's Articles

Patricia Sims and "Bach" (c) 2018 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Religion, Syracuse

More Than 300 Volunteers Come to CNY for 1st ‘Workcamp’

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The 1st Annual Syracuse Workcamp is taking place until June 30th with more than 300 teenagers from six states to help repair homes for the elderly, disabled, as well as low-income families. The one-week program is sponsored by the Group Mission Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado and the […]

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Ventosa Vineyards 360
Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Food, Things to do

Finger Lakes Garner Respect for Riesling Wines

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By Tommy Farrell GENEVA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Most people assume that rieslings are only sweet, however, Finger Lakes wineries want to remind people that two lesser-known varieties are worth sampling as well. The Finger Lakes region has a world renown reputation for its rieslings, a heavy-bodied and highly sugared wine that pairs well with many […]

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Dale Hall being interviewed (c) 2018 Make-A-Wish CNY
Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Sports

Make-A-Wish CNY Holds 31st Annual Golf Outing

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By Tommy Farrell Baldwinsville, N.Y. (NCC News) – Make-A-Wish CNY has been fulfilling children’s dreams since 1985, and for more than three decades they’ve been holding a golf outing to raise money for those children. This year, the 31st Annual Make-A-Wish Open took place at the Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville on June 4. Diane Kupperman, […]

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Filming the Carrier Dome (c) 2018 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Sports, Syracuse

Transforming the Carrier Dome

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Video Transcript: Farrell Dudley Carrier Dome Script REVISED By Tommy Farrell & Tyler Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – NCC Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2018 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater […]

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Pat Penfield sits on top of Baldwinsville Central School District Sign (c) 2017 Pat Penfield
Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Government, Politics

Eighteen-Year-Old Baldwinsville Grad Runs for Board of Education

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Video transcript: Farrell PKG1 Script REVISED   By Tommy Farrell Baldwinsville, N.Y. (NCC News) —Pat Penfield announced his candidacy for the Baldwinsville Central School District’s Board of Education on January 25. Penfield graduated from Baker High School in Baldwinsville last year and is currently a freshman at Syracuse University. “I have lived in Baldwinsville for […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Bars Experience a ‘Ghost Town’ During Winter Break

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University is home to over 20,000 students with five bars on campus. Other schools in the area include LeMoyne College and SUNY ESF. One of the most popular bars near SU, Harry’s, sees a decline in customers and change in clientele. “It’s a desert,” said John Shahin, owner of Harry’s […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Public Safety

2017 Cicero Citizens Police Academy ‘Building Relationships’

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By Tommy Farrell CICERO, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Cicero Citizens Police Academy is in its third year allowing academy members to get an inside look of the police department. The academy is a 14-week, once a week program that gives the 20 students behind the scenes access to law enforcement work that a regular citizen wouldn’t […]

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Ralph Rotella and a friend pose for a picture inside Discount Shoe Repair (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Milennials should take a closer look at what's not inside their wallet (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Technology

No Cash, No Problem

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – People are withdrawing less cash from the ATM, according to a Bankrate.com study. Colleen Giblin, Assistant Professor of Marketing at LeMoyne College, points to several reasons why people aren’t using cash as much. “Pain of Payment” Social Norms Loss, Theft, & Security Cash Back “It’s more psychologically painful […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Non-profit, Syracuse

Intervening Early to Empower Women Later

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County Inc. hosted its annual Spirit of American Women on October 17th event in hopes to raise money for YWCA programs. 12% of the women workforce are in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Liz Wierbinski, Program & Development Director at YWCA Syracuse, […]

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(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Macky MacPherson remembers his grandfather
(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Kevin McAuliffe working on hotel tax breaks
Central New York, Consumer, Syracuse

Onondaga County Lawyer Has a Hotel Tax Break Plan

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Renovating old hotels can provide significant tax breaks for hotel developments. Instead of constructing new hotels in Onondaga County, Attorney Kevin McAuliffe, wants to save money for everyone by redoing aging hotels. Syracuse draws in tourists for University events and Lakeview Amphitheater performances, according to McAuliffe. Without a new tourist attraction, […]

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(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Wetlands at the Great Swamp Conservancy
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Central New York, Community, Technology

Virtual Reality Touring Comes to Syracuse Apartment Company

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Open house has a different meaning for one apartment company in Syracuse. University Hill Apartments and Imajion Studios partnered in February 2017 to bring virtual reality touring to University Hill’s website. If the property has virtual reality viewing available, a 360 degree logo will appear in the picture. Leasing […]

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Nedrow Fire Department finishing off the fire on W. Roswell Avenue (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Milennials should take a closer look at what's not inside their wallet (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Business, Central New York, Consumer

Millennials Should Look into Owning Credit Cards

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you are a millennial, there is an unconventional way to deal with spending habits: credit cards. The consumer financial service company, Bankrate.com, issued a new study that found millennials are spending more than older generations in groceries, gas, and technology. However, according to Bankrate.com, nearly two-thirds of […]

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Mr. Jay stretching
Central New York, Community, Feature, Health, Non-profit, Things to do

Mr. Jay Gives Free Yoga Lessons

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It was more than twenty years ago when Jay Rubadeaux discovered his passion for yoga. Although he received his Yoga Science certification from the Himalayan Institute, Rubadeaux never had the motive to charge for his services. “I felt uncomfortable with it,” said Rubadeaux. “I don’t think money should actually […]

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