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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, food, Health, Non-profit

Food Banks Provide Nutritious Food Year-Round

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Food Bank of Central New York provides healthy food options to those in need. Covering 11 counties in central and northern New York, the food bank distributes more than 1 million pounds of food monthly. While non-perishable items are important to have, such as canned fruits […]

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Central New York, Environment, Technology

22 Drones Will Now be Used to Combat Environmental Issues in New York

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By Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that drones will be used throughout New York. “The use of drone technology will help us do our jobs better and faster while saving taxpayer dollars,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “This technology is helping DEC with everything from petroleum […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Public Safety, Syracuse

Sexual Assault Victims Seek Help at Vera House

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Vera House offers different programs for victims By Tyler Dudley (SYRACUSE) – Syracuse Police Department and Onondaga County Police Department answered over 600 phone calls about sexual assault in 2016. Jennifer Loppicolo works with their Community/Youth Education Program. She travels to elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to inform younger kids and teenagers about the […]

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

Intervening Early to Empower Women Later

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County Inc. hosted its annual Spirit of American Women on October 17th event in hopes to raise money for YWCA programs. 12% of the women workforce are in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Liz Wierbinski, Program & Development Director at YWCA Syracuse, […]

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Central New York, Health, Technology

Newhouse Knows: The Latest in Laser Tattoo Removal

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Newhouse Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2017 Broadcast and Digital 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 or […]

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Education

Pre-Kindergarten Education to Expand in Syracuse

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Syracuse City School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department for Pre-Kindergarten for three-year-old students in high need school districts.  This was a competitive application process; there were 78 applicants and only 25 awards. The SCSD received $1,245,461, the highest award and the funds […]

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

Del Lago Resort and Casino: A New Addition to Waterloo, N.Y.

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By Kelsey Snider WATERLOO, N.Y. (NCC News) – If you take Interstate-90 west, you will see orange cones, big tractors, and a large new development being built near the Waterloo exit. The del Lago Resort and Casino is being built right off the interstate, and not everyone is happy with the new addition. Seneca county is the […]

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Public Safety, safety

CNY Red Cross Installs Smoke Alarms Free of Charge

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By Matt D’Ambrosi SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Not only will the American Red Cross come to your home to install smoke alarms, it’ll do it for free via the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The campaign however, which started back in 2014, isn’t just available here in Central New York. “It’s a national campaign,” said Emily Patch, Disaster Program Specialist […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit

Syracuse organizations encourage the community to give back on Giving Tuesday

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By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Since 2012, “Giving Tuesday,” which is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has been recognized as a national day of giving. Today, volunteers in Syracuse teamed up with different non-profit organizations to lend a helping hand to those in need. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse hosted an event at Aster […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Things to do

Holiday Food Drives help hunger in Syracuse

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By Brianna Adams, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With Thanksgiving over, many food pantries are in full swing collecting donations. The Food Bank of CNY takes donations year round but with Giving Tuesday yesterday and holidays less than a month away, the food bank has been very busy. “It’s very important that we’re consistently giving back so that these […]

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