Author Archives: Daniel Silverman

Syracuse School “Elves” Take a Different Shape With Foster Grandparent Program

  By Dan Silverman, Lauren Walsh and Andrew Morris SYRACUSE (NCC News) — The elderly woman in Walmart was on her weekly grocery trip.  She turned to walk to the front toward the checkout lanes, but first heard the happy squeal … Continue reading

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Public Comments Highlight Issues with Syracuse Schools

Originally reported on November 12, 2014 By Dan Silverman SYRACUSE (NCC News) — The people spoke at the Syracuse City School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday night, and the people were not happy. Almost a dozen Syracuse residents … Continue reading

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Katko Win Highlights CNY Republican Victory Party

Originally reported on November 4, 2014. By Dan Silverman SYRACUSE (NCC News) — Just as Onondaga County Republican Party Chairperson Thomas V. Dadey, Jr. expected when the night began, it was a successful night for the Republican Party. “There has been more enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Dog Kennel Debate Highlights Otherwise Smooth Budget Meeting, Legislature Passes $1.2B 2015 Budget

Originally reported on October 14, 2014. By Dan Silverman SYRACUSE (NCC News) — For the most part, the Onondaga County Legislature 2015 budget meeting went smoothly Tuesday afternoon. There was one exception: a heated debate about a dog kennel at the … Continue reading

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Defendant Takes Stand in Larceny, Burglary Trial

Originally reported on September 30, 2014 By Dan Silverman SYRACUSE (NCC News) — No matter how much Assistant District Attorney Mike Kasmarek persisted, Zachary T. Metcalf, 20, insisted he was innocent. Metcalf took the stand Tuesday to defend himself on charges … Continue reading

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