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Can CNY Earn a World Record Title? 5,100 People Need to Pick Up a Reusable Shopping Bag Friday

A grassroots environmental group is asking Central New Yorkers to help the area earn a Guinness World Record title on Friday. The goal is to distribute the most reusable shopping bags in 24 hours. Mainstream Green founder and president Dana Johnston says they hope to give away 5,100 of the bags at Destiny USA during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. "We came up with the idea of the Guinness World Record title after I found out there are two titles held for plastic bags. One is the...

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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is  marking the 100 year anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state.  But Hochul says women still have a ways to go to gain true equality.    She spoke with Capital correspondent Karen DeWitt in an interview with public radio and TV.

In what may be the crucial missing piece in the investigation into the Russian state doping program, the World Anti-Doping Agency said it is in possession of the database of test results from Russia's anti-doping laboratory.

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Onondaga County’s official tourism promotion agency didn’t have to go far to find its next leader.  Outgoing county legislator and former East Syracuse Mayor Danny Liedka will be the next president and CEO of Visit Syracuse.

Liedka says he had his eye on the job when David Holder stepped down in June. 

“It’s a position that I’ve always admired and tried to build my career towards and when it came open, at that point I put my hat in the ring to go through the search process.”

A former national security adviser to the Trump campaign says he had concerns about Carter Page's visit to Moscow in the summer of 2016 — chief among them the possibility that he would embarrass the campaign.

J.D. Gordon also told NPR that Page as well George Papadopoulos, who recently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his own Russia contacts, were marginal figures in the Trump world. Both men served as members of the then-candidate's foreign policy team, but they were not central figures with a meaningful voice, he said.

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The President-elect of the Syracuse Common Council says she has high hopes going into a new mayoral administration that will bring a different tone to city hall.  Democrat Helen Hudson publicly supported and campaigned for Independent Ben Walsh over fellow democrat Juanita Perez Williams.  She says she got to know Walsh as a calm, thoughtful person during her time as councilor-at-large, and his six years as the city’s deputy commissioner of business development.

Top Senate Republicans are calling for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside if allegations published Thursday by The Washington Post are true.

Syracuse to Host Cornell in Season Opener

Nov 9, 2017
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Syracuse (0-0, 0-0) will open its season Friday night as they take on the Cornell Big Red (0-0, 0-0) in the Carrier Dome.

The Orange are coming off two convincing preseason victories. After defeating Southern New Hampshire 84-54 on November 1, Syracuse beat Southern Connecticut State on Monday 84-59, marking their second double-digit victory in less than a week. 

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Lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans.

Lobsters have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate

Find out even more about our little friend the Lobster this week with Dr. Marvin Druger on Science on the Radio.

Northern New Jersey is one of the highest-taxed places in the country. So a tax cut sounds great to a lot of people there.

But the House Republican plan being debated this week may actually raise the taxes of many people in the region.

"I was hoping they would give us more things to deduct on our tax returns, honestly," says Kassie Smith, a resident of Westfield, New Jersey. Smith is a bookkeeper and her husband is an auto mechanic. They pay nearly $12,000 a year in property taxes.

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PEACE Inc. has a new community center in East Syracuse to offer assistance to families and individuals with the services they may need.  The Guest-House is not a home you stay in, but its appearance makes it feel like one. 

"This location just has a warm glow to it that draws people in.  The Guest House is used for parties, office space, say if you needed a one day office in the community.” 

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