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Central New York , Consumer , holiday

Valentine’s Day Promotions Attract Shoppers to the Mall

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By A.J. Gersh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)  There’s more to Valentine’s Day than just roses and chocolates. This year on February 14 Destiny U.S.A. promoted the love-inspired holiday with deals on food, romantic music and free carousel rides. Many shoppers like Gio Marerro, a second year student at Syracuse University, packed the mall early Valentine’s morning hoping to […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Government , Health , Politics

What the Future of Medicare May Look Like for Recipients

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– When 84-year-old Mary Doyle’s husband’s health rapidly deteriorated, Medicare paid for and arranged his in-home hospice care. But it may be more difficult for Medicare users to access coverage and medical services like this if new Republican leadership successfully privatizes Medicare. House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed to privatize Medicare […]

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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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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Education , Feature , Jobs

Women in High Tech Succeed in CNY

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By Angelica Rodriguez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Science and Technology are rapid growing fields with great job opportunities but they continue to be short for women across the country. While most of the women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields are challenged to adapt and stay in their jobs, this seems to […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Weather

CNY Warmer Weather Means Early Syrup Season

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By Bridget Chavez MORAVIA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Warmer temperatures in Central New York have caused maple syrup producers to tap their trees for sap earlier than in previous years. Usually, the maple season begins in the spring, but because of the warm weather, local businesses like Schoolyard Sugarbush now tap during the winter months. Benjamin […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Consumer , food , Health

CNY farm provides organic options for the holiday

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By Kiona Dyches PULASKI, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many people are starting to get ready but for some, preparing for the holiday takes much longer. Grindstone Farm raises “organic turkeys” that are fed an organic feed, free of growth hormones and antibiotics. They are also given access to the […]

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Central New York , Consumer , International , Public Safety , tourism , Transportation

TSA Provides Tips For CNY Holiday Travelers

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By Taylor Epps SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you’re traveling this holiday season, following TSA’s tips might save you time and help you avoid problems. TSA addressed travelers Thursday morning to brief them on what they need to know. Executive Director at Syracuse Hancock International Airport Christina Callahan urged travelers to do some research before […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Feature

Syracuse Cobbler Collects Thousands of Shoes For Homeless

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By Robert Schiff SYRACUSE, N.Y. – (NCC News) – Local cobbler Ralph Rotella makes a living repairing shoes. Over the last 40 years, Rotella’s Discount Shoe Repair has become a well-known spot in downtown Syracuse. Although customer repairs are what keep business afloat, Rotella’s primary focus is the people who can’t afford to put shoes on […]

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