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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse, Weather

Does a Seasonal or Pay-Per-Plow Contract Make More Sense for CNY Businesses?

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By Brooke Meenachan EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – When snow starts piling up this winter, businesses need a plan to get rid of it. Syracuse is the snowiest major city in the country, but received only 70 inches of snow last year. The average is more than 100 inches. So, deciding to choose a seasonal contract […]

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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, Environment, Government

Cuomo Legalizes Marijuana for Veterans With PTSD

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Anthony Haynie III, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on Veterans’ Day, allowing veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to use medical marijuana as treatment for their disorder. Governor Cuomo made the announcement Saturday prior to the NYC Veterans’ Day Parade, stating that “Many of our veterans […]

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Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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Central New York, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Syracuse

Onondaga County Legislature Postpones Extended Bike Trail Vote

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By Anthony Haynie III, Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Onondaga County Legislature gathered today to vote whether or not they would extend the bike trail that surrounds Onondaga Lake to Murphy’s Island. However, the vote was postponed to a later date, which pleased many representatives of the Onondaga nation as they urged the County […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

Samurai Wasps and Citizen Scientists Make for a Dynamic Duo versus Stinkbugs in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Cornell Professor Arthur Agnello and Peter Jentsch are working on a project where everyday citizens can help bring the fight to stink bugs. Terri Lauber enlisted as a citizen scientist in Syracuse and was happy to help. “I like science and nature, and why not they need help in fighting the stinkbugs,” […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Public Safety

Safe disposal of medicines and needles in Onondaga County – A way to reduce drug abuse

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Old medicines and needles can be safely disposed off in a disposable bin provided by a joint effort of two central New York programs, including Sharps, Needles and Drug Disposal(SNADD) . Gail Banach, one of the program organizers of SNADD and director of public education at Upstate Poison Center, […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse, Weather

Tropical Storm Philippe Causes Flooding and High Winds in Syracuse

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Kennedy Crenshaw SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Tropical Storm Philippe made its way up the East Coast, leaving flooding and power outages along its path. Central New Yorkers were spared major damage, but a number of areas in Syracuse saw some flooding and minor power outages. After two days of thunderstorms, Syracuse got over 2 1/2 […]

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Central New York, Environment, Technology

22 Drones Will Now be Used to Combat Environmental Issues in New York

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By Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that drones will be used throughout New York. “The use of drone technology will help us do our jobs better and faster while saving taxpayer dollars,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “This technology is helping DEC with everything from petroleum […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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