Click above to hear the latest news update from NCC News on the morning of Tuesday, November 17th.
Reporter: I’m Calvin Christoforo reporting for N-C-C News. Here are the stories making news today, November seventeenth.
The Food Bank of Central New York has distributed nearly double the amount of food it typically does over a three-month span due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. But despite the high volume and the coming cold weather, food bank Chief Development Officer Lynn Hy says they are ready to serve everyone that needs help.
Lynn Hy: “We’re prepared. We have enough food on hand and we’re projecting the food right now – the food we’re ordering now – is the stuff that we’re getting in January.”
Reporter: The holiday season is usually a time where families get together and spent time with one another but, with COVID numbers on the rise in Onondaga County Crouse Hospital administrator Carrie Berse this year it might be best to stay apart.
Carrie Berse: “Holiday times can be very seductive in terms of wanting to be together. If you can just have the discipline not to be with your family this year, it will mean that you will be with them in future years. If you’re together this year and get sick that may not be possible.”
Reporter: Syracuse Parks and Rec officials along with city residents will hold a meeting tonight to discuss a part of Lincoln park that has been a hotspot for illegal dumping. Syracuse Parks and Recreation Superintendent Peter Bardou says they have found all kinds of different trash.
Peter Bardou: “We’ve pulled over 200 tires just this year. We’ve found various car parts from the whole front half of a car. I’ve found bundles and bundles of penny savers that somebody just didn’t want and threw over there. Construction debris.”
Reporter: The outcome of the meeting tonight will decide the park’s plan for preventing the dumping going forward. (Track 5) Rain today in Syracuse with temperatures in the upper thirties. The cold temputures will continue into tomorrow before warming back up into the fifties for the remainder of the week. For N-C-C News, I’m Calvin Christoforo reporting. YOU CAN FIND FULL STORIES ON OUR WEBSITE, N-C-C-News-dot-Online-DOT-COM.