Category Archive: MNO 617

Nov 06

Elmwood Elementary Sees Low Voter Turn Out

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  by Adeola Adebiyi (SYRACUSE) — Elemwood Elementary School, a polling station at the South side, has seen very low numbers when it comes to voters. As of  4 p.m., only 170 people had voted. Election inspector George Marleau says it’s because it’s an “in-between year” without a  presidential election. “For some reason, people don’t …

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Nov 06

Determination at Palace Theater

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There were drinks, grapes, penne alla vodka and cheese cubes — all the key ingredients for a classy night at the theater. But perhaps the classiest of all at the Palace Theatre’s GOP reception were the candidates themselves. Spirits were high as candidates mixed and mingled, congratulating each other on a job well done, even …

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Nov 05

Slow Election Day at CNY Works Polling Site

By: Thomas Scott (SYRACUSE) As expected, not a lot of voters came out to the polling location at CNY Works on 443 N Franklin St., today.  Through 4 p.m. only 107 votes had been cast according to the election inspectors on site.  The inspectors accredited the low turn out to it not being a major …

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Nov 05

More Casinos: Yes or No?

Bob Crabtree, Poll Site Manager at the North Syracuse Central School District

By Mei Wang (CLAY) – Jean Hawk said that what drove her to vote today is the “state casino thing,” because she didn’t like it. “It will bring us more money, yes, but I don’t trust the whole thing,” said Hawk, a registered Democrat who has been voting for more than 30 years. According to …

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Nov 05

Two Syracuse Residents Voting Since Age 18

Isabel Claps, a member of the Democratic Party, has been voting since she was 18 years old.

By Samar Khoury (SYRACUSE) —  Since Catherine Carnrike and Isabel Claps cast their first vote at 18 years old, they have continued to participate in Syracuse elections every year. Carnrike’s interest in voting sparked when she accompanied her father to the polls. “I always came with my dad when he voted. We’d go into the …

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Nov 05

Someone Has to Cook 700 Pounds of Spaghetti

Tino Porrino has volunteered at Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter's spaghetti supper for 20 years.

By Jonathan Gault (SYRACUSE) - Tino Porrino doesn’t get a lot of rest around Election Day. As the head cook for the Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter’s annual Election Day spaghetti supper, Porrino oversees a team of volunteers that must produce 700 pounds of pasta and 250 gallons of sauce to feed the approximately 2,500 people who …

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Nov 05

New Technology Looks To Boost Voter Turnout

Device voters use to enter ballots into the computer

The WCNY public broadcast station on West Fayette Street has tried to encourage all voters to come out and cast their ballot. New voting machine technology has been installed to accommodate anyone, no matter their disability, who has the desire to come out and cast their vote. “We are fully equipped to accommodate anybody,” Linda …

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Nov 05

New $20 Million WCNY Building Hosts General Elections For First Time

New 20$ Million WCNY Broadcast and Education Center that served as a polling site on Tuesday, Nov 5th.

WCNY, a public television and radio station, opened it’s new 20$ million WCNY Broadcast and Education Center on 415 W. Fayette Street in Syracuse last week, which was a first-time polling site during this year’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Being a first-time polling site during an off-year election can be discouraging because of …

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Nov 05

Pasta and Politics: The Perfect Combination

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By Jenna Belmonte (SYRACUSE) – At Our Lady of Pompei Cathedral Academy, spaghetti is not just another savory Italian dish, it is a time-honored tradition. This year marks the 64th anniversary of the annual Election Day Spaghetti Supper held in the Cathedral Academy’s cafeteria.  Clusters of green, white, and red balloons sit on the cafeteria …

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Nov 05

New Faces Take on ‘Old Guard’ in This Year’s Skaneateles Local Election

Election Sign for Skaneateles Party

Jack Reed outside the Skaneateles polling location, located in the Skaneateles Fire Department.   By Donato DiRenzo (JORDAN) – For many local residents, this campaign season and election day were a bit different than years past in Skaneateles, a small, affluent town located about 20 miles outside of Syracuse on  beautiful Skaneateles Lake. In recent years …

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