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

811 Day Encourages Digging Safety

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Dig Safely New York’s 811 Day on Friday will encourage homeowners and excavators to “know what’s below,” before they start any digging projects. Since 1969, Dig Safely New York has been connecting excavators and homeowners to utility companies throughout most of New York State. According to the […]

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

Mercury Disposal Made Easy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency held its fourth annual mercury drop-off event in Jamesville this morning. The OCRRA encouraged residents to drop-off their old thermostats and thermometers containing mercury. Participants who did so received a $10 gift certificate from Lowe’s and a new mercury-free digital thermometer. People also brought […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Environment , Public Safety , safety

How to Protect Yourself from Dangerous Animals

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – You never know when an animal could attack  you. The chances are pretty slim. However, if you find yourself in harms way, it’s important to know what to do in a dangerous situation. Vice President for Conservation Policy for National Wildlife Federation, Jim Lyon, says wild animals are more […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Feature

Whitney Point Alligator is Now on Social Media

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by Karthik Venkataraman WHITNEY POINT, New York– Maybe the best way to catch an alligator is to think like one. Well now you can get the thoughts of the Whitney Point alligator on social media. The reported Whitney Point alligator still hasn’t been caught and is on the loose in Facebook. The animal now has a personality, posting statuses […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Health , safety

OCCRA Offers Means to Dispose of Mercury and Medication

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) is now providing a means to safely dispose of prescription drugs. In the past OCCRA has offered yearly events to bring in mercury based items, but this is the first year they are accepting prescriptions. Dale Cocca, a recycling specialist, […]

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Arts , Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Education , Environment , Syracuse , Technology

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 , Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Health

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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Arts , Central New York , Education , Environment , food , Music , Syracuse

The Stage of Nations Plans Film Night Preview

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By Brittany Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest will return this weekend and bring in the festival with a new twist. The annual festival will be filled with music, educational exhibits,  and Haudenosaunee Singers and dancer. The festival sticks to the  Haudenosaunee value of supporting the social needs […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , Environment , food , Music

The Arts and Craft Festival Returns to Syracuse

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The 47th annual Arts and Crafts Festival is taking over Downtown Syracuse this weekend on July 28th to July 30th. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend this years event at Columbus Circle. The Arts and Craft Festival will feature craft galleries, food, music, activities, live performances, and various […]

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Community , Environment , Government

Skaneateles Looks for Cleaner way of Electricity

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 by Karthik Venkataraman SKANEATELES, New York (NCC News)— Go green and stay clean. The town of Skaneateles is looking into adding an electricity source that doesn’t release carbon emissions into the air. A town hall meeting on Tuesday night is the community’s first chance to learn about the pros and cons of this energy source. Deputy town supervisor David […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Community , Environment , safety

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Poses as No Threat to Syracuse

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 By Alexis Scott, SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) This year many people are worried about the rapidly expanding blooms of toxic blue-green algae throughout Central New York. With recent reports that about 35 lakes and ponds in New York are affected by the threatening “green scum”, Syracuse Health Department Environmentalist, Russell Nemececk says that Syracuse residents don’t need […]

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NCC News at 4PM: Things Getting Heated in Dryden

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Solar energy is on the rise across the nation, and now – it could be a major player in Dryden as well.  However, one local farm’s proposed location for it’s solar energy has some community members up in arms. NCC News reporter Stephen Armstrong will have that story coming up on the NCC News 4:00 […]

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