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Central New York , Community , Government , Health

Save Our Air Medical Resources Campaign

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Air Medical Services are in demand due to increased number of patients living in rural areas. However, these services are diminishing because of low government reimbursement for air medical providers. Also, most of the people living in rural areas have to travel considerable distance to reach and get proper […]

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

Devendorf Starts Up “Kicks For Kids”

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) – A grateful give back is what one former Syracuse University men’s basketball star is doing. Eric Devendorf is giving back to the Syracuse community. Devendorf has teamed up with the Salvation Army and the Boeheim Foundation to start Kicks for Kids. This  effort will encourage donations of gently used […]

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Business , Central New York , Community

Tech Garden Assists in the Growth of New Businesses

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By Jude Allume, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — The Tech Garden has long been a powerful tool in the launch and development of technology-leveraging start-up companies. Located in Syracuse, the company was created to turn two empty MONY Plaza buildings into a business incubator for manufacturing and services businesses. Since opening in 2004, the company has helped […]

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

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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Arts , Central New York , Community , Seniors , Syracuse , Things to do , tourism

New York State Fair Judges on Several Competitions

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) With about 30,000 entries throughout all the competitions offered by the State Fair, the judging of Arts and Crafts, Seniors, Fine Arts, and Photography categories began today. Over the past year, people ranging in ages from 8 to 80 have been deligently sewing, beading, carving, quilting and, so […]

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Central New York , Community , History , Seniors , Syracuse , Things to do , tourism

76th Annual Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Returns To Liverpool, NY

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Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Cue the Irish Dancers and Bagpipes! The Scottish Games and Celtic Festival will celebrate their heritages with food, patrons, and live entertainment on Saturday, August 12! Long Branch Park will host more than 4,000 people at the Scottish Games and Celtic Festival this summer. This majestic day is full of […]

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Community , History , Religion

Catholic Religion May Introduce Female Priests

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Catholic Churches have had male priests for the entirety of their existence. This prestigious religion traditionally sticks with the norms, that were developed when the Catholic religion became a following. Now, the discussion of females becoming priests is trending around the world. Many believe that this would strengthen […]

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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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Central New York , Community , Environment , Health , Public Safety

Mercury Disposal Made Easy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency held its fourth annual mercury drop-off event in Jamesville this morning. The OCRRA encouraged residents to drop-off their old thermostats and thermometers containing mercury. Participants who did so received a $10 gift certificate from Lowe’s and a new mercury-free digital thermometer. People also brought […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Environment , Public Safety , safety

How to Protect Yourself from Dangerous Animals

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – You never know when an animal could attack  you. The chances are pretty slim. However, if you find yourself in harms way, it’s important to know what to do in a dangerous situation. Vice President for Conservation Policy for National Wildlife Federation, Jim Lyon, says wild animals are more […]

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Community , Feature

First Annual “Stop the Stigma” Motorcycle Ride

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By Tyler Dudley SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Motorcyclists and other community members gathered at Destiny USA on Sunday in hopes of raising awareness for drug overdose and addiction. “Stop the Stigma” motorcycle ride was organized by Mike Lanzafame with the help of Prevention Network. Lanzafame said about 100 people gathered for the 45-minute motorcycle ride around Syracuse. […]

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Community , Government , Politics

Newly Proposed Federal Gun Bill May be at a Cease Fire

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By Mye Owens  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Recently, Representative Chris Collins proposed a federal bill named  the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA). SAGA would limit the state’s authority to regulate rifles and shotguns, voiding many aspects of the SAFE Act. Although there is much controversy around both bills, it is unclear when and if Congress will […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , Music , Syracuse

Syracuse Parks Department Jazz Band Expands This Summer

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By Brittany  Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Department of Parks all-star jazz band is expanding to more Syracuse neighborhoods exposing audiences, and the band to new experiences. The Stan-Colella All-Star Band is a band filled with up to 17 of the finest high school musicians in Syracuse. The band has several concerts […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Feature

Whitney Point Alligator is Now on Social Media

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by Karthik Venkataraman WHITNEY POINT, New York– Maybe the best way to catch an alligator is to think like one. Well now you can get the thoughts of the Whitney Point alligator on social media. The reported Whitney Point alligator still hasn’t been caught and is on the loose in Facebook. The animal now has a personality, posting statuses […]

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