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811 Day Encourages Digging Safety

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Dig Safely New York’s 811 Day on Friday will encourage homeowners and excavators to “know what’s below,” before they start any digging projects. Since 1969, Dig Safely New York has been connecting excavators and homeowners to utility companies throughout most of New York State. According to the […]

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Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery is Hosting a Special Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It’s all about fishing and family fun at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery. Today, Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery had its annual fishing program for grandparents and grandchildren to bond over one of Central New York’s past times. This program allows grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren and […]

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A Push for Insurance of a Grain is Brewing in NY

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Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand barley insurance by starting the process to bring the Malting Barley Endorsement (M.B.E.) to the state of New York. The M.B.E is a insurance option through the federal government, that protects the production of malt barley, grown by […]

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Rainy Season Brings Struggle to Local Farmers

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – The Downtown Farmers Market allows local farmers to come sell their produce. However, with the record breaking rainfall this year, damaged crops have been a worry in these farmers eyes. A farmer from Oswego county, Bethany Ingersoll, has been participating in local farmers markets for seven years. Ingersoll […]

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Poses as No Threat to Syracuse

By , BDJ 663.02

 By Alexis Scott, SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) This year many people are worried about the rapidly expanding blooms of toxic blue-green algae throughout Central New York. With recent reports that about 35 lakes and ponds in New York are affected by the threatening “green scum”, Syracuse Health Department Environmentalist, Russell Nemececk says that Syracuse residents don’t need […]

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NCC News at 4PM: Things Getting Heated in Dryden

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Solar energy is on the rise across the nation, and now – it could be a major player in Dryden as well.  However, one local farm’s proposed location for it’s solar energy has some community members up in arms. NCC News reporter Stephen Armstrong will have that story coming up on the NCC News 4:00 […]

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Coming Up on NCC News at 4:00

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Coming up on NCC News at 4:00: The TSA is at the Syracuse Hancock airport showing you travel tips to help keep you ahead of “the pack” this summer…. One Dryden farm is causing some heated debate in the community…. And we’ll tell you about the new law passed in New York that raises the required […]

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Goats with a Purpose

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By Bridget Chavez BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Purpose Farm connects children who have been neglected or abused with animals from similar circumstances. The farm is run by Sandra Seabrook and has been up and running since 2009. “The kids go from no emotions to blossoming and caring for their siblings,” Seabrook said. The farm helps […]

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Sheep and Goat Dairy Gains a Foothold in Locke

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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