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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

By , BDJ 664.02

By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Weather

Central New York’s Warm Fall Is Impacting Fall Activities

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By Alison Caliguire SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Katie’s Pumpkin Patch in Baldwinsville is celebrating its 20th year of operation. Before it became Katie’s Pumpkin Patch, it was a wholesale pumpkin farm. As a self-serve pumpkin patch, owner David Hafner said it’s much easier. “You don’t have to lift every pumpkin, or get guys in and […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community

Katie’s Pumpkin Patch is Still Providing Families with Memories 20 Years Later

By , BDJ 364.03

Listen here to hear about my trip to 20 year old Katie’s Pumpkin Patch in Baldwinsville. By Nicholas Kuzma, Baldwinsville, NY (NCC News)- Twenty years after its establishment date, Katie’s Pumpkin Patch in Baldwinsville is still doing well. “It’s been good to us,” said David Hafner. Hafner is a farmer who was born and raised […]

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Agriculture, Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Education, Environment, Feature, food, History, Jobs, Music, Non-profit, Syracuse

Sights and Sounds of the New York State Fair

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) The fall class of BDJ 364 went to the New York State Fair on Thursday August 31st to explore the fair’s many sights and sounds, below is what they discovered. Emma H. Henzes went to the Pan-African Village to listen to John Heard, a percussion teacher in Syracuse, […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

811 Day Encourages Digging Safety

By , BDJ 663.01

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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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment

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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(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Wetlands at the Great Swamp Conservancy
Agriculture, Business, Central New York, Consumer, Government

A Push for Insurance of a Grain is Brewing in NY

By , BDJ 663.01

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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Agriculture, Community, Consumer, food, Things to do

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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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, safety

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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Agriculture, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Government, holiday, Jobs, safety, tourism, Transportation

Coming Up on NCC News at 4:00

By , BDJ 665.1

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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