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Devendorf Starts Up “Kicks For Kids”

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) – A grateful give back is what one former Syracuse University men’s basketball star is doing. Eric Devendorf is giving back to the Syracuse community. Devendorf has teamed up with the Salvation Army and the Boeheim Foundation to start Kicks for Kids. This  effort will encourage donations of gently used […]

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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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Arts , Central New York , Community , Seniors , Syracuse , Things to do , tourism

New York State Fair Judges on Several Competitions

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) With about 30,000 entries throughout all the competitions offered by the State Fair, the judging of Arts and Crafts, Seniors, Fine Arts, and Photography categories began today. Over the past year, people ranging in ages from 8 to 80 have been deligently sewing, beading, carving, quilting and, so […]

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Central New York , Feature , Government , Politics , Syracuse

Raymond Blackwell is Back in the Syracuse Mayoral Race as a Write-In

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Syracuse Mayoral race has gained traction, but one candidate has found a way around the typical ballot. Democratic Mayoral candidate, Raymond Blackwell was booted from the democratic primary last week after a Board of Elections hearing. According to the Board, the 28-year-old did not submit enough valid […]

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Central New York , Community , History , Seniors , Syracuse , Things to do , tourism

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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Education , Health , Sports , Syracuse

Central New York Pop Warner Reacts to Concussion Study

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By Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Journal of the American Medical Association’s alarming study regarding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy  (CTE) shows if you play football through the professional level, there is an extremely high chance of a person developing the brain disease. Where does the dream of becoming a professional football start? In local […]

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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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Central New York , Consumer , Syracuse , tourism

Onondaga County Lawyer Has a Hotel Tax Break Plan

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Renovating old hotels can provide significant tax breaks for hotel developments. Instead of constructing new hotels in Onondaga County, Attorney Kevin McAuliffe, wants to save money for everyone by redoing aging hotels. Syracuse draws in tourists for University events and Lakeview Amphitheater performances, according to McAuliffe. Without a new tourist attraction, […]

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Syracuse Parks Department Jazz Band Expands This Summer

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By Brittany  Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Department of Parks all-star jazz band is expanding to more Syracuse neighborhoods exposing audiences, and the band to new experiences. The Stan-Colella All-Star Band is a band filled with up to 17 of the finest high school musicians in Syracuse. The band has several concerts […]

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Central New York , Community , Crime , Syracuse

Home Burglaries Are on the Rise in Onondaga County

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Recently, there has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Onondaga County. Investigator James Gallup of the Manlius Police Department says it is easier for a person to break into someone’s home during the day, because it is less suspicious. Burglaries that happen during the day are most […]

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The Annual Eastwood Market Day is Back

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Eastwood Neighborhood Association has come up with a fun way to get the community out of the house, and spend a little cash for a good cause. The 8th Annual Eastwood Market Day is coming back this Saturday. This event brings locals out to sell their personal belongings in […]

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Inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival Looks To Connect Cultures

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse adds another festival to what has been an event filled summer. August will bring the inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival to the city. The event is focused on the interaction of cultures. According to John DeSantis, an employee of Believe in Syracuse, his mission is to bring the community […]

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Central New York , Education , Syracuse

Syracuse Alum Says The School’s Recent Ranking is Well-Deserved

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By Dominique Patrick SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — Syracuse University is among top colleges in the U.S., and several high rankings follow. Out of nearly 5,000 colleges, SU lands at number 144.  Forbes and the Princeton Review rank the university by using surveys. A few rankings to note: number 108 in Private Colleges, number 68 in the […]

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Central New York , Community , food , Syracuse

Syracuse School District Is Adding New Options to the Menu

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y.-   The Syracuse School District has found a new way to embrace diversity and different cultures. This fall, the Syracuse District is cooking up some international and vegetarian options to add to the lunch menu. Last school year, Rachel Murphy, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the City’s School District, assessed […]

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