"Onondaga County" Tagged Articles

Arts, Central New York, Community, Feature, Syracuse, Things to do

Syracuse Geeks dumps Phones for Board Games

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Boardgames may seem like like an old past time but one organization uses them to socialize and get together. “The goal of the group is to get geeky people together and give them an opportunity to socialize through something we love,” said Syracuse Society of Geeks organizer Jill […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Government

From Walking on Campus to Graduation a Le Moyne Program is Bringing Mentors to Students

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Le Moyne College will pair incoming freshmen with mentors from the moment they step on campus next year, in an effort to increase graduation rates. Mentoring Programs are found all over the United States, and now another program is coming to New York. On Point for College […]

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Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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

Samurai Wasps and Citizen Scientists Make for a Dynamic Duo versus Stinkbugs in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Cornell Professor Arthur Agnello and Peter Jentsch are working on a project where everyday citizens can help bring the fight to stink bugs. Terri Lauber enlisted as a citizen scientist in Syracuse and was happy to help. “I like science and nature, and why not they need help in fighting the stinkbugs,” […]

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Central New York, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Opioids Declared a Public Health Emergency

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency last month. On average, Onondaga County has a higher fatality rate of overdoses than the country and state, excluding New York City. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of opioid-related deaths in Onondaga County skyrocketed from about 40 […]

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Camps, Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Sports, Syracuse

Syracuse Area Boxing Club Creates Champions Inside and Outside the Ring

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The West Area Athletic and Education Center has helped give kids from the inner city a positive outlet through the sport of boxing. The owner, Mr. Ray Rinaldi has a philosophy in training his boxers. “No du-rags, no having your pants low or to your ankles, and no swear […]

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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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Business, Central New York

Advance IT Teaches the Importance of Protecting Identity

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Advance IT hosted Horror Stories of Poor Network Security Friday the 13th. Geared toward small business owners in Syracuse, the event featured demonstrations on network security and a presentation by Susan Fahrenkrug, president of Advance IT. Fahrenkrug put a heavy emphasis on password security, but she also shared other information about […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Jobs, Syracuse

Abandoned Lantern Factory Transformed to Luxury Apartment Complex

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– The R.E. Dietz Factory at 225 Wilkinson St. in Syracuse stood abandoned for decades, a reminder of a time when the Park Avenue neighborhood served as an industrial hub. The once neglected building now breathes new life, thanks to the Paulus Development Company. The developers transformed the old factory […]

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Central New York, Government, Sports

Onondaga County War Memorial Set to Undergo Renovations

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By Tim Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — One staple of the Syracuse sports scene is set to undergo a major face-lift. Onondaga County lawmakers recently approved an $8.5 million renovation plan for the Onondaga County War Memorial. To correspond with the upcoming Syracuse Crunch season, the upgrades will be gradually implemented throughout the winter and […]

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Government, Politics

Marty Masterpole will be on Syracuse Democratic Mayoral Primary Ballot

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC)– City auditor Marty Masterpole’s name will appear on the Syracuse Democratic mayoral primary ballot this fall. It was a moment of relief for Masterpole. He won his appeal in front of the Onondaga County Board of Elections commissioners, making it official that he has enough valid signatures to be on […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Syracuse

Home Burglaries Are on the Rise in Onondaga County

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Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Recently, there has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Onondaga County. Investigator James Gallup of the Manlius Police Department says it is easier for a person to break into someone’s home during the day, because it is less suspicious. Burglaries that happen during the day are most […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, safety

OCCRA Offers Means to Dispose of Mercury and Medication

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) is now providing a means to safely dispose of prescription drugs. In the past OCCRA has offered yearly events to bring in mercury based items, but this is the first year they are accepting prescriptions. Dale Cocca, a recycling specialist, […]

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