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Illness forces Comets to add forward

Illness has created some uncertainty for the Utica Comets going into a pair of games this weekend. With a few players ill Thursday and absent from practice, the Comets called up Kyle Thomas from their ECHL affiliate in Kalamazoo.


CNY high school sectional playoff roundup: Boys hockey title matches set; basketball semifinals this weekend

After Tuesday night’s boys ice hockey semifinals went down for Division II, it was time for the Division I battles on Wednesday. Additionally, the boys and girls basketball sectional semifinal match-ups are now nearly set, with five of the last six quarterfinal games being held Wednesday.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Police Blotter for Feb. 19

Sunday, Feb. 17: James R. White, 32, of Hamilton, was charged in Hamilton for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, failure to keep right and moving fr


Man charged with rape, menacing

Chenango County deputies said a Columbus man was arrested on Feb. 15 on rape charges. According to a media release, Lukest J. Wahlberg, 20, was arrested after an investigation into a rape complaint. It is alleged that Wahlberg forcibly held down a female victim twice on the morning of Feb. 15 and ra


'Appalachian Spring' comes to Colgate University

Hamilton, N.Y. – The Colgate University Orchestra will perform Copland’s "Appalachian Spring" on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. Taken from the original ballet composed for Martha Graham’s modern dance company, the orchestral suite ends with variations on the 1848 Shake


Fight with girlfriend over growing marijuana leads to big trouble for Oneida County man

VIENNA N.Y. — An Oneida County man, who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested after police say he and his girlfriend got into a fight about growing marijuana in their home.


Chenango County man accused of holding woman down, raping her

COLUMBUS, N.Y. -- A 20-year-old Chenango County man is facing rape charges. Lukest Wahlberg, of the town of Columbus, is accused of holding down a woman on two separate occasions and raping her.


Hamilton College hosts the JACK Quartet Saturday

CLINTON — Hamilton College Performing Arts will present the JACK Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23 in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call the box office at 315-859-4331 or visit


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


Grand opening celebration at the Madison County Courthouse

Wampsville, N.Y. — Madison County is celebrating like it's 1909 and inviting the public to come join them at the newly-renovated courthouse for a day to remember and honor the past.


Winter Weather Advisory for much of CNY

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the following counties in Central New York:. Onondaga, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Oneida, Madison, Chenango and Otsego from 10 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday.


Bold photographs reveal a lifetime of looking

Pictures of people, farms, and the striking landscapes of Central New York populate “Tommy Brown: Upstate,” on view through April 7 in the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. This retrospective is a definitive look at photographer Tommy Brown’s decades-long study of his home in an


Snow, sleet, freezing rain to potentially create icy conditions Wednesday evening

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the following counties:. --Onondaga, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Otsego, & southern Cayuga counties from 10 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday.


Death notices for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Ball, Arlene E., 94, of Perryville, NY, died February 15, 2019. Arrangements by Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes Inc., Morrisville. Bortle, Everett E., 73, of Oneida , died February 18, 2019. Arrangements by Ironside Funeral Home Inc., Oneida.


Lewis County man killed in snowmobile rollover crash

TOWN OF MONTAGUE — A 24-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Lewis County late Monday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Ryan J. Jesgarzewski, of Oswego, was riding his 2017 Ski-Doo northbound on Pitcher Road when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Sears Pond Roa


Police: Speeding caused New Hartford crash that shut down Genesee Street

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Speeding caused the crash in New Hartford that tied up traffic and led to a power outage, according to police. It happened on Genesee Street at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the area was shut down to traffic for 12 hours.