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Central New York, Community, Sports

Regional Sports Complex is Set to Attract More People to Cortland

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By Mary Peters CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) –  The Town of Cortlandville is fundraising to build a regional sports complex because they feel they are in a prime location to host big sporting events. “Right now, they’re located in Binghamton or Rochester, Buffalo, Albany.  But we’re smack dab in the middle, so let’s bring them to […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Health, Syracuse

Tick Drags Can Help Syracuse Understand Deer Population

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By Mary Peters SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – In one neighborhood, residents have come together to do something about the amount of deer. “They’re just crazy.  They’re over running everything.  It’s just not right,” said Kuni Riccardi, a Syracuse resident. She thinks that something needs to be done to fix the problem. “We have been […]

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Central New York, Community

Special Olympics Hosted Its Annual Polar Plunge to Raise Money for Its Athletes

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By Ashley Burroughs BREWERTON, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The Special Olympics hosted its 11th annual Polar Plunge Event to support its athletes at Oneida Shores. Although it was 40 degrees outside, five hundred people participated in the event and embraced the cold waves. “It was invigorating, a little crazy, and I was thinking oh my god […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Bars Experience a ‘Ghost Town’ During Winter Break

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University is home to over 20,000 students with five bars on campus. Other schools in the area include LeMoyne College and SUNY ESF. One of the most popular bars near SU, Harry’s, sees a decline in customers and change in clientele. “It’s a desert,” said John Shahin, owner of Harry’s […]

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Central New York, Community, Syracuse, Transportation

Tearing Down a Geographical Barrier Between Racial Communities in Syracuse

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCCNews) – Over the past three years, the New York State Department of Transportation has tried to determine what the best replacement would be after tearing down Interstate 81. The initial reason to tear it down would be to enhance economic growth; however, there is another reason to be recognized. […]

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Central New York, Community, Sports, Syracuse

Clinton Square Ice Rink Opens For Season, Now Facing Weather Issues

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Clinton Square tripled their attendance record this past weekend as their outdoor ice skating rink opened to the public during past Friday’s Christmas tree lighting. There were over 300 people waiting to lace the skates up and hit the ice. Skating outdoors has it’s highs and low. […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Government, Jobs, Syracuse, Things to do

Renovations are in the Works for Syracuse Neighborhood

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Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse’s North Side neighborhood is line for some major upgrades. The Syracuse Neighborhood and Business Development department is in the process of applying for a five million dollar grant from Restore New York.  If approved, they plan using the money to rehabilitate vacant and rundown buildings. “It would […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse, Weather

Does a Seasonal or Pay-Per-Plow Contract Make More Sense for CNY Businesses?

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By Brooke Meenachan EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – When snow starts piling up this winter, businesses need a plan to get rid of it. Syracuse is the snowiest major city in the country, but received only 70 inches of snow last year. The average is more than 100 inches. So, deciding to choose a seasonal contract […]

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