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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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Central New York, Environment, tourism, Weather

Autumn heat wave in CNY has affected attendance at local facilities

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Listen here to find out how the recent heat wave positively impacted local institutions. By Zachary Levine SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – This September’s record-breaking heat brought people outside in droves, as they looked to enjoy one last dose of summer weather. Parks and businesses alike benefited from the early autumn heat, as they experienced […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Environment, History, Syracuse, tourism, Transportation

Erie Canal Museum Hosts World’s Canal Conference Leaders

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By Sam Rubinoff  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Located in the last remaining Weighlock Building in New York State, the Erie Canal Museum celebrates its 55th anniversary next month.  This past Tuesday, the Museum hosted some of the attendees of the World’s Canal Conference being held this week in Syracuse. The annual World’s Canal Conference is […]

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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, 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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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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Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Syracuse, Things to do, tourism

New Theme At Arts And Crafts Festival This Year

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Are you a fan of reproduced fine art? Artists at the annual “Arts and Crafts Festival” are using a unique media to produce another functioning object. As we prepare for the end of ArtsWeek in Syracuse, preparations are underway for over a 165 artists to display and sell […]

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Sports, Things to do, tourism

Loud engines, classic cars and good weather: a look at 2017 Syracuse Nationals

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By Rafael Freitas SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Once again, car fans went crazy as the 18th Syracuse Nationals Car shows took place this weekend. Over 8,000 cars, 90,000 people and 400 vendors transformed the New York State Fairgrounds in a “giant car-garage”. Unique automobiles from all over the U.S. and Canada, with their loud and powerfully engine […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Religion, Syracuse, tourism

Cathedral Renovations Nearly Complete

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By Corey Crisan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is getting a much-needed makeover. According to a press release, the downtown cathedral has not been updated since the 1980s when the tabernacle and baptismal font were moved around. The external restoration project began back in the spring. The interior of the church […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, Government, holiday, International, safety, tourism, Transportation

NCC News at 4PM: Checking in with the TSA

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June 21st is the official first day of summer.  It’s also the day that the TSA chose to make a stop at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport.  The organization is expecting this summer traveling season to be one of the busiest in years. To help make things easier for passengers and airport staff, TSA representatives gave […]

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Central New York, Community, Consumer, holiday, International, Public Safety, tourism, Transportation

NCC News at 4PM: Double-Checking Your Luggage

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The TSA is expecting a very busy summer travel season this year.  To help prepare passengers for what to expect in security lines, TSA representatives were at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport today to demonstrate the differences between checked and carry-on items. NCC News reporter Jacqueline Mundry checked into the airport to get the details, and will […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Government, holiday, Jobs, safety, tourism, Transportation

Coming Up on NCC News at 4:00

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Coming up on NCC News at 4:00: The TSA is at the Syracuse Hancock airport showing you travel tips to help keep you ahead of “the pack” this summer…. One Dryden farm is causing some heated debate in the community…. And we’ll tell you about the new law passed in New York that raises the required […]

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Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, food, Music, Things to do, tourism, Transportation

The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Story by Jon Cerio GEDDES, NY —  To quote legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, “things have changed”  at the Lakeview Amphitheater.  With only a few days left before Mr. Dylan and the Zac Brown Band kick off the venue’s second summer series, crews were busy fine-tuning the grounds. “We’ve gotta hang one more video screen down there, […]

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