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Central New York, Consumer, Technology

SU Student’s Invention Brings a Simple Solution to a Big Probelm

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Listen here to see what else Charlie has to say about his invention, FibreFree By Brendan Mortensen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University’s Charles Keppler is the co-inventor of FibreFree, a microfiber trapping device. About 70% of clothes are produced with materials containing synthetic fibers, such as polyester and nylon. When these clothes are washed, […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Government, Syracuse, tourism, Transportation

Web Extra: $27 Million New York State Fairgrounds Transformation Project Goes Underway

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By LISA NHO SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — A new renovation project for the New York State Fairgrounds is starting to go underway. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the $27 million plan for renovating the Orange Lot of the fairgrounds. This project includes changes such as paving the lot to allow for additional parking spaces, building […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, holiday

Halloween Shoppers Will Break Spending Record This Year

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — This year more than 170 million Americans are spending money on costumes and decorations to celebrate Halloween. That number is an increase of over 8 million from 2016, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. William Pickens, the Syracuse […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, food

Holy (Lack of) Guacamole! Local Mexican Restaurant Not Serving Guacamole

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By Jenna Babyak SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) You might be accustomed to your server warning you that “Guacamole is extra.” But now at Alto Cinco in the Westcott neighborhood, your server will say, “Sorry, we don’t have any guacamole.” The restaurant has been around for 20 years, and this is the first time that they have […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Crime, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse, Transportation

Alleged Attempted Sexual Assault Leaves Some at SU Rethinking Uber

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) Syracuse police are investigating into a report that an unnamed Uber driver allegedly attempted to sexually assault a Syracuse University student last month said police. The incident is leaving people with mixed feelings about the pickup service. “The driver didn’t take her back to her dorm but took her […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, Jobs, Syracuse

Local McDonald’s Opens with New Self-Ordering Kiosks

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Listen here to find out what McDonald’s is doing to recapture its lost customers. By Gabriela Knutson, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Here’s some news that may have you saying … “I’m lovin it.” The two-week old McDonald’s on Erie Boulevard opened with four new touch screen menu boards. This upgrade is part of an initiative […]

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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, 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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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Health

No Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products in New York, One Year Later

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – While sales tax is applied to all consumer purchases, new legislation makes an impact on Central New Yorkers, exempting necessities from local and State sales tax. Last summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that eliminates sales tax on feminine care and hygiene products. New York joined a […]

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