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Public Eye: Richardson Avenue in Utica to be repaved soon

UTICA — Of the $5 million awarded to the 2019 road program in Utica, a portion will be available to repave Richardson Avenue. Numerous readers have contacted the Observer-Dispatch about the road, which connects Genesee Street on one end and Lomond Place on the other. Many said that the road was espe


Oneida County tackling opioid crisis with Overdose Response Team

Utica, N.Y. — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined Thursday by partners from law enforcement, health and mental health agencies to discuss the current state of the opiate crisis and outline the multi-pronged approach that is being taken by the Oneida County Overdose Response Tea


A more than 4-hour manhunt leads to arrest in Herkimer Co.

Herkimer County, N.Y. — One man is under arrest after a more than 4-hour manhunt in Herkimer County on Friday. According to New York State Police, troopers were called to a burglary in progress at a home on Shells Bush Road in the town of Little Falls. Troopers say the suspect, Dayvon Hall, 24, was


4 displaced in New Hartford fire

NEW HARTFORD — Tenants of 132 Genesee St. — a two-story building that contained four apartments – described hearing a concussive pop around 11 a.m. Saturday. "From my perspective, I was talking with the landlord’s son … and we were wondering what the heck it was," said Nick Holmes, a tenant in the p


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


House Fire in New Hartford Under Investigation

New Hartford, N.Y. -The Red Cross is assisting 4 residents who are without a home after a fire broke out just after 11 am Saturday afternoon. The fire was located on the corner of Genesee St. and Wilbur Street in New Hartford.


Bizz Buzz: Cuda Counseling opens second location

NAME: Cuda Counseling LCSW, PLLC. ADDRESS: 143 W. Dominick St., Rome. ABOUT THE BUSINESS: Cuda Counseling is a private practice of experienced licensed mental health professionals. They serve a broad range of patients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and families with issues rang


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.


UCFC blast out a win in Baltimore to take game one of Eastern Division finals

A six-goal second quarter jump started the attack as Utica City defeated the Baltimore Blast 12-9 in a thrilling Game One of the Eastern Division Finals. Mauricio Salles led the way with four goals, while Joey Tavernese scored twice and Domenico Vitale, Liam Callahan, Bo Jelovac, Lucio Gonzaga and J


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


What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


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.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


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.


The Stanley Theater upgrades stage equipment

Utica, N.Y. — The Stanley Theater recently installed 12 new line sets on stage to increase their current inventory of 50 line sets. These piping systems above the stage are used for hanging lights, scenery and curtains.


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.


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


Suspect in custody after four hour manhunt in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - A four hour manhunt in Little Falls is over after the suspect was found in the woods. Around 4 o'clock Friday night, New York State Police responded to a call at 1232 Shells Bush Road in Little Falls for an attempted burglary. No one was home at the time and state police say a n


Further details released in Schenectady detective’s arrest in Utica

UTICA - The Schenectady police detective arrested in Utica early Thursday is accused of punching a bouncer at a bar, according to Utica police and court records. Steven Nelson, 33, a 10-year veteran of the Schenectady force, was charged with violation harassment as a result of the incident. The boun