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Syracuse by the Numbers

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Similar to explainer journalism produced by professionals, these stories clarify the more complex facets of news stories, provide deeper background, or explain in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

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CNY Ski Resorts Face Warm Winter Climate

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Warm is rarely used to describe a Central New York winter. However, this February marked record-high temperatures in the area. Due to the unseasonably warm climate, several ski resorts near Syracuse were forced to close temporarily. Others like Toggenburg Mountain remain relatively unscathed. Shelia Larkin, Toggenburg’s sales and […]

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Thousands Evacuate San Jose After Storms Continue

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By Remington Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)―Fourteen thousand people in San Jose, California were asked to evacuate their homes after a record breaking creek overflow. For the past few weeks, California has been hit with constant rainstorms and flood warnings. The flooding occurred along the Coyote Creekway, resting alongside the Silicon Valley. By Tuesday night, the creek […]

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Anxious Travelers Stranded in Hancock Airport After Blizzard

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By Abby Budiman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Winter storms across the northeast that caused numerous flight delays and cancellations left many Syracuse travelers stranded at the airport. Central New York is actually not affected as badly as other cities in the northeast region since it was located in the fringe of the blizzard’s radius. However, Syracuse […]

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CNY Warmer Weather Means Early Syrup Season

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By Bridget Chavez MORAVIA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Warmer temperatures in Central New York have caused maple syrup producers to tap their trees for sap earlier than in previous years. Usually, the maple season begins in the spring, but because of the warm weather, local businesses like Schoolyard Sugarbush now tap during the winter months. Benjamin […]

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Heating Assistance Available for Low-Income New York Families

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Cuomo announced Sunday that $325 million will go towards helping low-income and elderly families pay their heating bills this winter. The program is known as the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and helped over 1.4 million New York households and almost 60,000 homes in Central New York, according […]

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Cold Winter Could be a Bounce Back for Maple Syrup Production

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The National Weather Service recently said there is a 70 percent chance of La Nina developing in Syracuse this winter, the much colder counterpart of El Nino, which developed last year. In the weather driven industry of maple syrup, Karl Wiles, owner of Cedarvale Maple Syrup, could be seeing increased production, […]

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Rain, Freezing Temperatures Hurt Pumpkin Business ahead of Halloween

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — A staple in the fall, the pumpkin business usually booms right around Halloween. But for The Pumpkin Hollow, sales have fallen due to this weekend’s rain storm and freezing temperatures. The rain was welcome for many farms in the area feeling the affects of the drought, but […]

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Sustainability in the 24th Congressional District Debate

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by Ashley Moore SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – GrenningUSA wants John Katko and Colleen Deacon to answer tough questions in the 24th Congressional District debates on how to make Central New York environmentally sustainable. GreeningUSA is a non-profit organization that focuses on building sustainable communities by partnering with other environmentally friendly organizations. These organizations want […]

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