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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Number of Those Enrolled in Obamacare Continues to Climb in Central New York

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By Andrew Morris SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — Surrounded by a whirlwind of pressure from President Donald Trump and GOP leaders threatening to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Central New Yorkers seem not to mind the possibility of a pulled plug. Just in the 2017 enrollment period alone, from the start of last November […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Ithaca’s Drug Policy Will Proceed Despite Controversy

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By Stephen Armstrong ITHACA, N.Y. (NCC News) – For Ithaca’s Mayor, Svante Myrick, the past few months have brought some extra scrutiny upon his office. “I said you’d better watch out,” Myrick said, “The Ithaca Journal’s going to want to cover this story for a full week.” The story in question was Ithaca’s new drug policy […]

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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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Central New York , Community , Education , Health , safety

First Community School is recognized for helping low income families

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By Angelica Rodriguez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The first community school in Syracuse gives hope to low income families that have a hard time accessing education. Dr. Edwin E. Weeks Elementary School provides additional services beyond education that have helped the Northside community to overcome problems such as poverty and language barriers.  The philosophy of the school […]

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Central New York , Government , Health

Medical Marijuana Legalization On The Rise Despite Conflicting Opinions

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By Alexis EauClaire FAYETTEVILLE N.Y. (NCC News) — The use of medical marijuana in New York State has been on the rise ever since Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the Compassionate Care Act, and there are many different opinions that come along with it. The Compassionate Care Act was made to “provide a comprehensive, safe and effective […]

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Central New York , Community , Health , Things to do

Holiday Food Drives help hunger in Syracuse

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By Brianna Adams, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With Thanksgiving over, many food pantries are in full swing collecting donations. The Food Bank of CNY takes donations year round but with Giving Tuesday yesterday and holidays less than a month away, the food bank has been very busy. “It’s very important that we’re consistently giving back so that these […]

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Central New York , Community , food , Health

Syracuse Meals On Wheel’s Short on Funds

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By Brooke Taylor SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) —Each week Meals on Wheel’s volunteers prepare and deliver an average of 850 meals a day. Michael Nortman, the Community Relations Director said most of their clients are over sixty with some type of mobility issue. Carolyn Fitzgerald has been delivering meals for seventeen years. Fitzgerald said her roll is […]

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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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Health , Politics , Public Safety

Deer Overpopulation in Syracuse Affects Residents Lifestyle

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Salt Springs neighborhood, specifically on Edgehill road, has a long-time problem with deer. Neighbors say they can have up to five deer waking in their backyard. This has cause trouble with their landscape. “I used to plant things the deer wouldn’t like, but now they’re eating everything.” Joel Potash said […]

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