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Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Sports, Syracuse

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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Business, Central New York, Community

Tech Garden Assists in the Growth of New Businesses

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By Jude Allume, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — The Tech Garden has long been a powerful tool in the launch and development of technology-leveraging start-up companies. Located in Syracuse, the company was created to turn two empty MONY Plaza buildings into a business incubator for manufacturing and services businesses. Since opening in 2004, the company has helped […]

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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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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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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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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery is Hosting a Special Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It’s all about fishing and family fun at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery. Today, Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery had its annual fishing program for grandparents and grandchildren to bond over one of Central New York’s past times. This program allows grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren and […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Health

No Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products in New York, One Year Later

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – While sales tax is applied to all consumer purchases, new legislation makes an impact on Central New Yorkers, exempting necessities from local and State sales tax. Last summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that eliminates sales tax on feminine care and hygiene products. New York joined a […]

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Community, Government, Politics

Newly Proposed Federal Gun Bill May be at a Cease Fire

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By Mye Owens  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Recently, Representative Chris Collins proposed a federal bill named  the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA). SAGA would limit the state’s authority to regulate rifles and shotguns, voiding many aspects of the SAFE Act. Although there is much controversy around both bills, it is unclear when and if Congress will […]

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