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Central New York , Community , Health

Governor Cuomo’s Bike Trail Could Reconnect Syracuse with the Cycling Community

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By Zachary Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) Erie Boulevard may soon be a part of the Empire State Trail, according to a map released by the Syracuse Metropolitan Traffic Council. The official layout of the trail through Syracuse has yet to be determined, but it has the potential to reconnect the city with the cycling community. Lots […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Transportation

NY DOT Asks Syracuse Community For Input On I-81’s Replacement Options

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Tuesday night marked the first of six neighborhood meetings scheduled to discuss the remaining options for reconstructing I-81. Gene Cilento, the Public Information Officer for the DOT’s Syracuse office, said the number of alternatives was reduced from 16 to two “through a lot of community input and engineering […]

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Arts

Peace Council Hosts Annual Craft Fair

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By Claire Moran SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Syracuse Peace Council expected about 3000 people to come see 125 vendors at the 45th Annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival this past weekend at Nottingham High School. The event included crafts, food, a raffle, live music, and a silent auction. “Everybody here is just so friendly and the food […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Education , Environment , Health , Public Safety

Winter Time Brings a Silent Killer

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By Terace Garnier, DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) – Winter is right around the corner and with that flu and cold season. However, if you’re experiencing flu or cold symptoms without an accompanying fever or aches, Carbon Monoxide could be the culprit. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be lethal. Gavin MacLachlan, a firefighter and EMT […]

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Central New York , Government

New Regulation Bans Discrimination Against Transgender People in NY

By , BDJ 364.03

By Elissa Candiotti SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced the first statewide regulation that bans harassment and discrimination against transgender people. The new regulation protects all transgender people under the state’s Human Rights Law in areas including employment, housing, and business. Many LGBT groups in Central New York are ecstatic about the news but say it wasn’t easy to reach this […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Environment , Public Safety

Sprucing up a Vacant Lot on the Near Westside – Just Around the Corner from Home

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By Tara DeSantis, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – On a freezing, gray, April day in one of Syracuse’s run-down neighborhoods, a bright spot is shining on Gifford Street. Though it’s a diamond in the rough, Karaline Rothwell and the Westside Residents Coalition (WRC) team she co-chairs, see the potential for the vacant lot they were just given a grant to […]

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Environment

Don’t Throw All Your Trash In The Trash Can

By , BDJ 364.02

Originally reported on March 17th, 2015  By Zeena Saifi SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Many items in our household should, in fact, not be disposed of in our trash cans, because some of them may be hazardous. Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) provides the county’s residents with a convenient drop-off program for toxic household materials year-round. Residents can […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer

Landmark Theatre Loses Leader, Now What

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By Haley Schluter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Syracuse’s historic Landmark Theatre announced Tuesday that executive director Thomas Kazmierczak III will step down as the theatre’s head honcho, effective Friday, Feb. 27th. His step down comes after a rough few years, following the theatre’s $16 million renovation in 2012. Since the completion of the renovation the theatre […]

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Central New York

Thirty Years of Fun in the Snow

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Originally reported on February 16th, 2015  By Zeena Saifi SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Thirty years ago, a group of Syracuse citizens decided that it was about time people stopped lamenting about the weather and started celebrating. After months of time, energy and commitment, Winterfest was created. At first, Winterfest was a small low-key weekend festival, where people […]

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