"dewitt" Tagged Articles

Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty, Syracuse

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Face Code Violations That Could Force Them Out

By , BDJ 464.02

Video Transcript: 5March2018 Midler Meadows Script By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It is quiet for being in the industrial area of DeWitt. Only the occasional birds and ravens break the silence. Stray cats walk the side of the road. Trash bags float down the street as a loose siding panel continuously hits against […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Could Lose Homes Over Code Violations

By , BDJ 464.02

Video transcript: Midler Meadows By Saniya More DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Because some residents continue to violate housing codes, the DeWitt town has considered shutting down the Midler Meadows Trailer Park and convert it into an industrial property. The trailer park currently houses about a hundred residents but has run into trouble with local […]

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Central New York, Community, Syracuse

New Cancer Health Bill Brings Big Changes for NY State Firefighters

By , BDJ 364.03

By Joann Li SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently implemented a health bill that will protect volunteer firefighters across the state. Starting in 2019, volunteer firefighters will start receiving and qualifying for health benefits to assist with cancer treatment costs. Lobbying efforts for this bill began five years ago, […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Transportation

DeWitt voices traffic concerns with fixing I-81

By , BDJ 664.02

By Brianna Adams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The future of Interstate 81 is still in the decision process after the issue started in 2013. The Town of DeWitt held a public hearing at Jamesville-DeWitt High School to educate residents on the options to fix the highway. In 2013, the Department of Transportation began planning alternatives to save […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Health

Increased Deer Sightings Causing Residents Concern

By , BDJ 464.01

By Jeff Slawson DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) — Over the past year their has been a decrease in the deer population state-wide, but for Central New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation reported that the deer population is above the “desired” level. Because of this neighbors in the Salt Springs area of Syracuse are complaining […]

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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, Environment, Government, Public Safety

Agreement Reached in the Old Erie Canal Paving

By , BDJ 464.01

By Paola Suro TOWN OF DEWITT (NCC NEWS) — After weeks of protests and online petitions from people opposing a $325,000 project to pave 4.5-miles of the Erie Canalway trail, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reached a compromise. The first weeks of September were marked by constant protests from many trail users […]

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