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Business, Central New York, Competition, Consumer, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Bars Experience a ‘Ghost Town’ During Winter Break

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University is home to over 20,000 students with five bars on campus. Other schools in the area include LeMoyne College and SUNY ESF. One of the most popular bars near SU, Harry’s, sees a decline in customers and change in clientele. “It’s a desert,” said John Shahin, owner of Harry’s […]

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Education, Non-profit, Sexual Awareness, Sexual Transmitted Disease, STD Testing

STDs Are On The Rise in Onondaga County

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga County has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of New York. This county is specifically susceptible for these rates because of the high populations of poverty and college students. These numbers have doubled because people who are infected don’t know […]

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Central New York, Cigarettes, Community, Consumer, E-Cigarettes, Electronic Cigarettes, Health

New York’s E-Cigarette Ban Could Be Harmful to Smokers

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)-Governor Cuomo has issued a state wide ban that will limit where you can smoke e-cigarettes. This ban will prohibit people from smoking in the following areas: Public Transportation Workplace Indoors at public/private colleges Outdoors where smoking cigarettes are already prohibited E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to smoking […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Jobs

Online Shopping is forcing CNY Shops to change their Game Plan

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The economic landscape is quickly changing as more and more people are shopping online instead of visiting traditional stores, otherwise known as “Brick and Mortar stores.” Cyber Monday broke records this year as it yielded $6.59 billion dollars in contrast to the $5 billion generated by Black Friday sales. […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, holiday, Syracuse

Online Shopping Takes It’s Toll On Stores All Across The Nation This Holiday Season

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By Natalie Mooney SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)—It’s the most wonderful time of the year and along with the eggnog and jingle bells comes the ups and downs of holiday shopping.  Stores all across the country have seen an increase in traffic since Black Friday and that traffic is expected to continue as we get deeper […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Technology

FibreFree and the Fight Against Microfiber Pollution

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  By Brendan Mortensen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Microfiber pollution is a problem around the world that no one seems to be talking about. One Syracuse University student doesn’t want it to go unnoticed any longer and has a solution for how to cut down on it. Microfibers come from synthetic clothing, like polyester, nylon and […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Government, Politics

Madison County Halts Plastic Bag Ban as NYS Gets Involved

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Madison County had done everything but voted on their law that would ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, when governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his desire to make a similar law for the state. James Goldstein is the Lebanon Town Supervisor and one of the leaders […]

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Central New York, Consumer, holiday, Transportation

Thanksgiving Travel Plans

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By Thomas Vielkind SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Airlines for America, a trade organization for U.S. airlines, predicts 28.5 million people will be flying this thanksgiving, which is a three percent increase from last year.  Statistics like these, however, do not bother Syracuse sophomore Spencer Krimsky. “I mean the Syracuse airport is never that busy, but […]

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Agriculture, Consumer, food

California Wineries Struggling To Meet Central New York Demand

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Local stores affected by Northern California Wildfires By Josh Horwitz GEDDES, N.Y. (NCC News) — Central New York’s wine industry may take a hit as wildfires continue to ravage large parts of Northern California, including the world-famous Napa wine district. Joe Alfieri, owner of the local Hallinan’s Liquor, says that some wineries and brands from Northern […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Syracuse

Small Businesses Will Remain Closed for Thanksgiving

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Stores all over the country participate in the sales for Black Friday but some larger companies have become pressured by the competition of other stores to bring in more customers by opening earlier each year. The competitiveness has led larger companies, like Best Buy, Macy’s, and JCPenney’s, […]

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

UberEats launches in Syracuse

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By Brooke Meenachan Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)  Food delivery apps have gone from being an afterthought to a core part of the restaurant business. UberEATS launched in Syracuse on Monday and restaurants are already starting to see orders come in. According to a financial software, data and media company, Bloomberg, American’s have spent more money […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Feature, International, Syracuse, Technology

Syracuse Locals, University Students React to New iPhone X Release

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By Lisa Nho SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Global technology superpower Apple released its newest addition to the smartphone family last Friday and local Syracuse fans reacted with both enthusiasm and restraint. Not long after the release of the iPhone 8, Apple gave way to the iPhone X in celebration of the company’s tenth anniversary. About […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, holiday

Food Bank of CNY Program Gives Grocery Store Customers a Chance to Donate

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Hear Price Chopper customer Les Ashby’s thoughts on the Check Out Hunger promotion being provided in some CNY grocery stores this Fall season. By Cassondra Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Dozens of people filed in and out of the Price Chopper on Erie Boulevard on this Wednesday morning, pushing carts filled with everything from apples to […]

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