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Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Madison County moves to end energy project tax exemptions

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. — Madison County may no longer give tax exemptions to energy projects. State law currently allows qualifying energy projects to receive a 15-year exemption from paying taxes. The board introduced local legislation on Tuesday that will allow the county to opt out of the state law tha


Police: Schenectady detective arrested on violation harassment count in Utica

SCHENECTADY - A city detective has been arrested in Utica on a violation-level offense, city police said Thursday. Detective Steven Nelson, a 10-year veteran of the department, was charged with the violation after an off-duty altercation in Utica, Schenectady police said.


Assemblyman John Salka Frustrated with NYS Budget

The latest New York State budget which recently passed has many legislators from Upstate New York complaining. John Salka (R-NY121-Brookfield) says as a freshman minority member of the Assembly, he's frustrated.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Madison County man charged with welfare fraud of $3,000

LENOX, N.Y. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced that its investigators on Tuesday arrested Edward A. Riggall, age 50, of Eaton and charged him with 3rd degree welfare fraud and 3rd degree grand larceny, both felonies.


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service


Madison County compiling Community Health Needs Assessment

Wampsville, N.Y. — The Madison County Health Department, in cooperation with Community Memorial Hospital, Oneida Healthcare, and other community partners, is presently working on the county’s Community Health Needs Assessment. The Health Assessment identifies local health priorities and helps formul


FBI, Oneida Nation increase reward to $40,000 in Tammy Mahoney cold case

ONEIDA, N.Y. -- FBI and other law enforcement officials announced today they will increase a cash reward for information in the cold case of Tammy Mahoney to $40,000. Mahoney was 19 when she disappeared in Madison County on May 8, 1981. Investigators have said they believe Mahoney, a Long Island nat


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


In 2020, President Says

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Andela Products and its subsidiary, Ruby Lake Glass, expects to break ground in 2020 on a 100,000-square-foot building on a 40-acre parcel just south of the village owned by Otsego Now, company President Cynthia Andela told a gathering of businesspeople this morning at the Richfi


Utica City FC ready for playoffs

UTICA – There’s a noticeably relaxed vibe around the Utica City Football Club. The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) team is feeling good after meeting a central goal this season by wrestling the Eastern Division regular season title away from the defending champion Baltimore Blast.


Injured SUNY Poly Student Has Passed Away

UTICA, NY - The SUNY Poly student found having suffered serious traumatic injury in her dorm room two weeks ago has passes away. Fardush Sultana was a junior in the Civil Engineering program at the school’s Marcy campus. She was found in her dorm room on April 6, 2019, having suffered serious injury


Notre Dame fire likely caused by electrical short-circuit, police official says

PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.


Workers’ Memorial Day event held in Ilion

ILION — Workers should be able to go to their jobs with the assurance they will return home safely at the end of the day. That isn’t always happening and members of the Central New York Labor Council, union members, area representatives and members of local veterans’ organizations gathered at the Wo


Sobel powers Holland Patent past New Hartford 9-4

Holland Patent baseball's torrid start to the season continues. The Golden Knights improved to 8-0 with a 9-4 victory over New Hartford on Thursday afternoon at Joe Corr Memorial Field.


Law enforcement continue search for Tammy Mahoney

Oneida, N.Y. — Though 38 years have passed, the family of Tammy Mahoney have not given up hope as law enforcement officials continue to work and chase down leads. "There has never been a day or a minute that we haven't thought about Tammy and what life would have been if she had the opportunity to l