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76th Annual Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Returns To Liverpool, NY

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Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Cue the Irish Dancers and Bagpipes! The Scottish Games and Celtic Festival will celebrate their heritages with food, patrons, and live entertainment on Saturday, August 12! Long Branch Park will host more than 4,000 people at the Scottish Games and Celtic Festival this summer. This majestic day is full of […]

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Community , History , Religion

Catholic Religion May Introduce Female Priests

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Catholic Churches have had male priests for the entirety of their existence. This prestigious religion traditionally sticks with the norms, that were developed when the Catholic religion became a following. Now, the discussion of females becoming priests is trending around the world. Many believe that this would strengthen […]

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Arts , Central New York , History , Music , Syracuse

Local Dance Team Practices Centuries-Old U.K. Tradition

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Despite being an ocean away, the tradition of Border Morris dance is alive in Syracuse. A dance that has roots in England and Wales, Border Morris involves clashing sticks, singing and shouting. The Basset Street Hounds practice this centuries-old tradition every week, and perform at various local events, such as […]

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The Erie Canal Celebrates its Bicentennial Year

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Erie Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday.  The first shovel of dirt was dug up on July 4, 1817, which ultimately began the construction on the canal. The Erie Canal Museum, located in Downtown Syracuse, was once a weighlock building that was in charge of weighing canal boats. The Erie […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , History

New Apartments Could Be Coming to Historic Downtown Building

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – More than a million dollars in renovations could soon turn an old building into a new living space. Armory Boys LLC., the company which owns the Piper-Phillips building in Armory Square, is planning to create new apartments within the historic site. Located W. Fayette Street, the italianate-style structure was […]

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Central New York , Community , Court , Government , History , Uncategorized

Web Extra: Gerrymandering Explained

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The United States Supreme Court announced it will rule on Wisconsin’s appeal of a lower court ruling that said Republican lawmakers violated the Constitution when they redrew legislative districts. The Court said it will decide whether or not electoral maps drawn deliberately to favor a political party are […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , History , Jobs , Transportation

200 Years of the Erie Canal

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By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – You might walk right past it and never notice, but there’s part of a canal in Syracuse’s Clinton Square. Beside the fountain there are two sunken pits – they’ve been dug out to expose the Erie Canal stones found below. The Erie Canal cut right through Syracuse, splitting Clinton […]

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Central New York , Community , History , holiday , Politics

News at 4:45 – Syracuse Celebrates Juneteenth

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The statue of Jeremey Rescue, who was helped to escape by the Anti-Slavery Liberty Party, stands as a symbol of Juneteenth on Clinton Square. That is where communities from all over came to Syracuse joined together to celebrate the annual Juneteenth parade. The festival hosted a parade at Central Square to commemorate the day that marked the […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Crime , Government , History , holiday , Politics

Coming up on NCC News at 4:45

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Tonight, the nine candidates running for the position of Mayor in Syracuse will speak at a forum discussing problems and issues pertaining to the city. Onondaga county celebrates Juneteenth. A look at why this festival is so integral to the county. Forty two people arrested after police busted a cockfighting ring in the village of Frankfort. […]

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Baby Care Centers at NYSF

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By Madelyn Urabe SYRACUSE, N. Y. (NCC News) — The New York State Fair will have baby care centers built throughout the fair complex for this upcoming summer event. There are four centers in total. The building’s exterior were delivered to the fair grounds late last week, according to a New York State Fair spokesman. […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , History , holiday , International , Jobs , Politics

International Women’s Day Rally Coming to Syracuse University

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By Madelyn Urabe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Wednesday is International Women’s Day. Across the globe, demonstrations, rallies, and strikes will be held to create awareness for international women’s rights. Here at Syracuse University, the Coalition for Justice organization will be holding a rally on the quad on Wednesday afternoon. The rally will allow students, and those in […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , History , Jobs , Sports , Spring 2017

Manny’s Changes Game Plan After Basketball Seasons End

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By Madelyn Urabe SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Businesses like Manny’s rely on the university’s basketball team performances for their marketing sales. With both the men’s and women’s seasons over, Manny’s is starting their search to find new ways to boost sales. Manny’s, which has been located on Marshall Street since 1949, is the oldest store on the block. The store primarily sells […]

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Landmark Theatre Sees Large Audiences and Financial Stability in Future

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By Lisa Nho SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Groundbreaking construction of Syracuse’s largest theater began nearly 90 years ago. Eight stories tall and with 3,000 seats, the Landmark Theatre was built with the intention of leaving a historical and cultural impact on the local community. Support from the community has stayed strong through all of the ups […]

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