Community Articles

Central New York , Community , Government , Politics

Three Years Without a Town Hall Leads Some to Alternative Methods

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  By Jeff Slawson, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — On Valentines Day employees at the Syracuse office for John Katko were greeted to a special surprise. Catriona Standfield brought a few friends down to the office, holding signs and asking the Congressman to reconsider his current status on town halls. Congressman Katko has always done town […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Government , Politics

Repeal of S.A.F.E. Act Could Help Local Business

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By Jeff Slawson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — In 2013, on the heels of the Newtown massacre, the State of New York signed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act into law. After being around for four years, Senator Bob Ortt of North Tonawanda is looking to change that. According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

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Business , Community

Web Extra: Syracuse Approves Construction Project on SU Campus

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The plaza behind Marshall Street will soon cease to exist. An eight-story apartment building is set to take over the block on S. Crouse Avenue, forcing beloved SU landmarks like Chuck’s, Funk ‘n Waffles, and Orange Crate Brewing Co. to relocate within the area. The Syracuse City Planning Commission […]

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Community , Government , Politics , Religion

Web Extra: Trump’s Immigration Ban Faces Resistance In Syracuse

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — President Trump’s immigration ban is preventing millions of people from entering the U.S. The executive order is directed at citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Activists are taking part in the national trend “Trump Tuesdays” to resist the President’s controversial policies. Mayors of sanctuary cities, like Syracuse, are especially angered […]

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Community , Environment , Feature , International , Non-profit

Student Veteran Explains Inspiration Behind Starting International Non-Profit

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By Abby Budiman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University student Brian Kam is the founder of Thrive Projects, a non-profit organization that aims to bring simple solutions to big energy problems in Nepal. Kam claimed that, “Sometimes the greatest good comes from the simplest solutions, and at Thrive Projects we found one of those.” […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Transportation

I-81 Plan Could Demolish Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —M. John Kuppermann and his business, Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply, are still waiting to find out the future of the business and its building. After having 16 options on what to do with an old I-81, only two possible plans remain for the highway. The choices are to […]

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

Central New York Offers Many Options For Christmas Tree Shopping

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it is time to pull out the Christmas decorations.  Businesses near Syracuse have the most important items for customers – Christmas trees. Central New York is home to many places where people can find their ideal trees, and they have the options […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Things to do , tourism

Del Lago Resort and Casino: A New Addition to Waterloo, N.Y.

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By Kelsey Snider WATERLOO, N.Y. (NCC News) – If you take Interstate-90 west, you will see orange cones, big tractors, and a large new development being built near the Waterloo exit. The del Lago Resort and Casino is being built right off the interstate, and not everyone is happy with the new addition. Seneca county is the […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Government , Jobs , Politics , safety , Transportation

The Idea of Uber in the 315

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By Jared Barton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The pressure is on to see the City of Syracuse and the Central New York region get Uber services. Governor Cuomo has been asked by multiple police forces to implement the app statewide. The idea is that the number of DUIs would decrease with the usage of the popular […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Health , safety

First Community School is recognized for helping low income families

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By Angelica Rodriguez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The first community school in Syracuse gives hope to low income families that have a hard time accessing education. Dr. Edwin E. Weeks Elementary School provides additional services beyond education that have helped the Northside community to overcome problems such as poverty and language barriers.  The philosophy of the school […]

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