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Grey Fox Mercantile opens in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD — After running Grey Fox Felting — a home-based, e-commerce business specializing in needle felting kits, supplies, and original works of art — for four years, Erin and John Gardner recently expanded the business into their first storefront, called Grey Fox Mercantile.


Hamilton College students calling on administration for more help in sexual assault

CLINTON- Organizations at Hamilton College put together a rally on Friday afternoon to let the administration know, more needs to be done for victims of sexual assault. Students gathered outside of the presidents office with signs.


Crews battle fire on Genesee Street in New Hartford

Firefighters battled a structure fire Saturday at a house on the corner of Genesee Street and Wilbur Road in New Hartford. The fire began around 11:15 a.m. Thick smoke and flames could be seen coming from the two-story building.


Insight House to expand Naloxone training

Insight House, 500 Whitesboro St., Utica, has expanded its community Naloxone training — often referred to by the brand name Narcan — to local businesses and organizations.


MacDonald steers six winners during Vernon Downs program

VERNON — Defending Vernon Downs driving co-champ John MacDonald steered six horses to victory during Saturday night’s 11-race program. MacDonald, who tied Jimmy Whittemore for the most wins last year with 115, began the night by driving long shot Pearlameri ($34.40) to victory in the opening event.


Utica church service disrupted -- for the second time this year

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Marcy man was charged for disrupting a church service Saturday night in Utica by trying to access the altar twice, according to Utica police. It’s the second time in four months a disruptive churchgoer has tried to interfere with services at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on the 2200 bl


Oneida County unveils joint effort in opiate fight

A new joint effort to track and treat drug overdoses across the county was unveiled by County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and other county officials on Thursday. The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) will attempt to track reported overdoses in real time, creating a living m


Cook outduels Kimball in Whitesboro win

Avery Cook rises to the occassion against Roman Kimball. The Whitesboro senior tosses a two-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts in the Warriors' 4-0 victory over New Hartford on Monday afternoon at Joe Corr Memorial Field.


Broadway Utica to announce upcoming season

UTICA — The Broadway Theatre League of Utica will hold a press conference at the Shade Bar and Grill located inside the Delta Hotel by Marriott Utica on Monday, April 22 at 9:45 a.m.


Utica Zoo's Eggstravaganza draws crow for Easter Bunny, egg hunts

UTICA — Saturday was all about the egg at the Utica Zoo. It was not simply that the Easter Bunny was there taking photos with families, or that there were three Easter egg hunts for different ages.


Famous Artists upcoming season includes ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Jersey Boys’, and more

October 1 - 4, 2019. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, “Jesus Christ Superstar” is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events


Big inning helps Oriskany baseball defeat Brookfield

The Oriskany baseball team used a big third inning to earn a win over Brookfield on Saturday at Oriskany High School. Oriskany scored eight runs in the inning and rallied to earn an 11-4 victory over Brookfield.


GTD 2019: Tanya Marr

Tanya Marr, of Whitesboro, was about to register for the Boilermaker 5K when a past Go the Distance runner got in her head. Tanya, instead, clicked “register” for the 15K event.


Hartwick College Announces Winners of 40th Annual Anna Sonder Poetry Prize

The Hartwick College Department of English is pleased to announce Taylor P. Miller ’20 has won the 2018-19 Anna Sonder Prize for Poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Miller took home the top prize for her poem, “baptizing saturn.” Honorable Mention was awarded to Amanda Thurston ’20 for her po


This Week in History: Time capsule found in Utica church foundation

Workmen demolishing St. John’s Roman Catholic Church – on the southwest corner of Bleecker and John streets in downtown Utica – to make room for a new church (that still stands today) discover a copper box in the old foundation. The box was placed in the cornerstone when it was laid Jan. 16, 1836, b


International newcomers lessen Oneida County’s population decline

Oneida County continues to lose population, but a continued influx of people from other countries helped staunch the losses in the past year to a fraction of 1 percent, according to annual county-level population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.


NightHawks excited to bring new era of semi-pro football to the Mohawk Valley

Introducing the newest semi-pro football team: the Mohawk Valley NightHawks and they're coming to a field near you this summer!. Formerly known as the Utica Yard Dogs, the NightHawks are under new management and are rebranding football in the Mohawk Valley.


Panel on climate action in New York at Hamilton College

CLINTON — Hamilton College will host a panel discussion, “The Road Ahead for Climate Action in New York: How Should State & Federal Authorities Address Climate Change?,” on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center.


Tracking Overdoses In Oneida County

UTICA, N.Y. - Oneida County is now using a real-time surveillance tool that will monitor local overdoses. The mapping process begins when an officer arrives on the scene of an overdose, information will be recorded and sent to New York State Police. Once an overdose is recorded, the Overdose Respons