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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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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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(c) 2017 Tommy Farrell Kevin McAuliffe working on hotel tax breaks
Central New York , Consumer , Syracuse , tourism

Onondaga County Lawyer Has a Hotel Tax Break Plan

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Renovating old hotels can provide significant tax breaks for hotel developments. Instead of constructing new hotels in Onondaga County, Attorney Kevin McAuliffe, wants to save money for everyone by redoing aging hotels. Syracuse draws in tourists for University events and Lakeview Amphitheater performances, according to McAuliffe. Without a new tourist attraction, […]

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The Annual Eastwood Market Day is Back

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Eastwood Neighborhood Association has come up with a fun way to get the community out of the house, and spend a little cash for a good cause. The 8th Annual Eastwood Market Day is coming back this Saturday. This event brings locals out to sell their personal belongings in […]

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Prost! Oktoberfest is coming to CNY!

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Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) –  The German American Society of Central New York is set to host its 57th Oktoberfest at Long Branch Park in Liverpool this weekend. The festival’s highlights include German food and drinks, as well as performances from the Harmony Katz Barbershop Chorus, the Bavarian Brothers and Enzian Bavarian Dancers. Senator John DeFrancisco will kick-off the […]

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Le Moyne College is Hosting a Stem Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Le Moyne College is hosting its second annual STEM program for young women who are eager to learn more about science, technology, and math. This week long program empowers women by giving them the opportunity to gain new skills in a career field that is dominated by men. Emma […]

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Business , Community , Consumer , Syracuse

Luxury Student Housing Means Competition for Local Landlords

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By: Odeya Pinkus, SYRACUSE (NCC News) – With the number of luxury student apartments growing, Syracuse University students are getting more options for where they can live. Mike Albanese, who rents out apartments near the University, said that some landlords are concerned about the competition. Albanese, however, said he wants to wait to see what […]

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Central New York , Consumer , safety , Technology

Apple Issues Warning of Cyber Hacking Threats to Its Users

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Apple users have been warned of a potential cyber hacking threat. The tech giant has issued a critical security patch to protect its iOS devices and Mac computers from the hacking threats they say, are able to come remotely over Wi-Fi. As the virus is being considered a serious threat, some […]

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Minimum Smoking Age Raised to 21 in New Jersey, Is New York State Next?

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The popular Tobacco21 bill gains momentum as Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation that raises minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 19 to 21. New Jersey has become the third and latest state, behind Hawaii and California, to raise the legal smoking age. Currently, Onondaga County […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Consumer , Government

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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New Theme At Arts And Crafts Festival This Year

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Are you a fan of reproduced fine art? Artists at the annual “Arts and Crafts Festival” are using a unique media to produce another functioning object. As we prepare for the end of ArtsWeek in Syracuse, preparations are underway for over a 165 artists to display and sell […]

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Milennials should take a closer look at what's not inside their wallet (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Business , Central New York , Consumer

Millennials Should Look into Owning Credit Cards

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you are a millennial, there is an unconventional way to deal with spending habits: credit cards. The consumer financial service company, Bankrate.com, issued a new study that found millennials are spending more than older generations in groceries, gas, and technology. However, according to Bankrate.com, nearly two-thirds of […]

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