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Central New York, Community, Education, Government

From Walking on Campus to Graduation a Le Moyne Program is Bringing Mentors to Students

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Le Moyne College will pair incoming freshmen with mentors from the moment they step on campus next year, in an effort to increase graduation rates. Mentoring Programs are found all over the United States, and now another program is coming to New York. On Point for College […]

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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, 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, Education, Feature, Government, History

Girl Scouts Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Girl Scouts of all ages came together to celebrate the journey of women’s rights, but also say we still have a long way to go. Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, Julie Dale says the Girl Scouts have been teaching girls to be go-getters, innovators, risk […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health

Children’s Health Insurance Program of New York expiring

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Around 350,000 children in the state of New York will be left without an insurance The program has been supporting low-income families for two decades. CHIP supports all children under the age of 19 and is largely funded by federal dollars. Around 45 percent of children are insured […]

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Government, Weather

Local Scientist Opposes Trump’s NOAA Pick, Privatization Of Weather Data

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Listen to learn why Syracuse University Professor Daniel Curewitz opposes President Trump’s pick to lead NOAA.   By Jack Watson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Barry Myers, the CEO of Accuweather, was chosen last week by President Donald Trump to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a choice that prompted controversy among scientists. Syracuse University […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Government, Syracuse, tourism, Transportation

Web Extra: $27 Million New York State Fairgrounds Transformation Project Goes Underway

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By LISA NHO SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — A new renovation project for the New York State Fairgrounds is starting to go underway. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the $27 million plan for renovating the Orange Lot of the fairgrounds. This project includes changes such as paving the lot to allow for additional parking spaces, building […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Government

Onondaga County Officials aim to diversify logging industry

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Office of Environment, after conducting a research, found a lack of diversity in the logging industry three years ago. To enhance diversity in the logging business, the county conducted a “Game of Logging” at Highland Forest County Park course to give people interested in logging […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Neighbors Worry About Deer Carrying Lyme Disease

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)The surge in deer population has led to some residents in the Syracuse area wanting to adopt a management plan. The neighbors say the deer not only are annoying, but also have them worried about Lyme disease. “The city of Syracuse definitely has a deer problem. Right now the […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Non-profit, Politics, Syracuse

Local NY Civil Rights Organization Works to Decrease Disability Issues

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Listen to the issues Disabled in Action member Sally Johnston wants Mayoral and Common Council candidates to fix during their terms.   By Cassondra Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Most of people get up in the morning, brew a cup of coffee , and then drive or walk to work with the only worry in their minds […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, International

Local Organization Provides Supplies, Emotional Support for Puerto Rico

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico nearly three weeks ago, but the devastation on the island still remains.  To help provide relief, the Spanish Action League in Syracuse held a donation drive on Sunday, Oct. 8 to collect supplies for the Puerto Ricans.    “They’re hungry, they don’t […]

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Central New York, Government, Sports

Onondaga County War Memorial Set to Undergo Renovations

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By Tim Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — One staple of the Syracuse sports scene is set to undergo a major face-lift. Onondaga County lawmakers recently approved an $8.5 million renovation plan for the Onondaga County War Memorial. To correspond with the upcoming Syracuse Crunch season, the upgrades will be gradually implemented throughout the winter and […]

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