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Finger Lakes Garner Respect for Riesling Wines

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By Tommy Farrell GENEVA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Most people assume that rieslings are only sweet, however, Finger Lakes wineries want to remind people that two lesser-known varieties are worth sampling as well. The Finger Lakes region has a world renown reputation for its rieslings, a heavy-bodied and highly sugared wine that pairs well with many […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Food

From Watershed to Drinking Water: How the Land Surrounding Skaneateles Lake Affects What Ends Up in Your Cup

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Skaneateles Lake is our source of unfiltered drinking water, but last year it saw a toxic algae bloom because of runoff from the surrounding watershed. But, what is a watershed, and how is it safe to drink unfiltered water? Unfiltered is not the same as untreated. According to […]

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Education, Environment, Government

Do You Put Bags in Recycling Bins? Well OCRRA Says It’s Wrong

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By Brittany Henderson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Reducing the use of plastic bags has become a major cause for environmentalists, however, local authorities are concerned people don’t know how to best recycle them. According to OCRRA Public Informations Officer Kristen Lawton plastic bags are a major issue on a littering level and recycling level because a […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Environment, Food, Health, Syracuse

Rahma Edible Forest Snack Garden Brings Fresh Produce to Food Desert

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Transript By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Ncc News) – Food deserts are an area, typically urban, that has minimal access to fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. Syracuse has several areas that are labeled as food deserts. The two worst residing in zip code areas, 13202 and 13204.  Residents that live in these areas usually […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse

CNY’s ‘Most Polluted Lake In America’ Could Soon Be Transformed Into A Public Beach

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Video transcript: Milana_OnondagaLakeBeach_23Apr18 By Giulia Milana LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC News) – Formerly known as the “most polluted lake in America,” Onondaga Lake is now the cleanest it has been in over 100 years, and the county wants to take advantage of that. A feasibility study is scheduled to begin this spring to determine the practicality of adding […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse, Weather

CNY Landscapers and Insurance Agents Help Repair Damage After Snowstorm

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Video transcript: Barkann Package 3 Tree Cleanup 5Mar18 By Emily Barkann SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Central New York has some of the worst weather in the nation, which benefitted landscaping and insurance companies after Friday’s record-breaking snowstorm. When rain falls, water runs off trees causing minimal damage, but when snow falls, it piles up and weighs […]

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Central New York, Education, Environment, Feature, Food

Drivers Without Handicapped Permits Parking In Handicapped Spots In Syracuse

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Video Transcript: Handicapped Parking By Saniya More SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Handicapped people are struggling to park their cars because drivers without handicapped passes are taking their reserved spots. Accessible parking spots are designed to make it possible for people with disabilities to park in public spaces with ease. The parking spots are convenient because […]

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