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Thousands without power in Oneida County

There are currently more 3,000 customers without power in Oneida County, according to a power outage map from National Grid. The map shows there are 405 customers affected by the outage in the Floyd and Rome area. National Grid says the power should be restored by 5:45 p.m. today. The map shows ther

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 21:02:57

Public Eye: Who's responsible for sidewalk repair?

A reader contacted Public Eye recently with a question about sidewalk maintenance, and a concern that the city of Utica's problem-reporting app - UTICA 311 - might not be an effective way to share complaints. The city says the app works, but the underlying problem with the sidewalk in question isn't

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 12:32:00

Monday Morning Conversation: Author Vic Carucci

Vic Carucci, a 1975 graduate of Whitesboro, has written the book on the National Football League. Well, actually, he's written 10 of them, including four New York Times bestsellers. He also writes about the Buffalo Bills for the Buffalo News, co-hosts SiriusXM NFL Radio and was inducted into the Gre

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-25 12:06:00

Blogs - Living - Sports

UTICA - People gathered in the streets Sunday to sing, dance, chant, pray and eventually march through East Utica with large statues of Sts. Cosmas and Damian outside of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church. It's a tradition the thousands of locals and people from all over - the United States and Canada

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-25 01:46:20

Utica Man Charged With Introducing Contraband Into Oneida County Jail

Oneida County Sheriff's Office A Utica man has been arrested for introducing contraband into the Oneida County Correctional Facility. According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, a Corrections Officer witnessed 20-year-old Timothy Pinkney allegedly pass something to an incarcerated acquaintance.

WIBX950.COM - 2017-09-25 12:38:00

Utica police announce drug arrests

Utica police Friday announced the following drug arrests: * On Sept. 21, members of the Utica Police Department Special Investigations Section arrested Dwayne D. Morse, 45, of 110 Genesee St., Utica, during a stop conducted on Genesee Street, police said, adding he was found with cocaine. He was cha

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 21:54:00

Remsen barn festival draws thousands for first day

REMSEN - John Wdowin remembers how one of the first Remsen barn festivals featured a small parade with a cow, a tractor, a high school band and maybe a goat. The Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts is now in its 38th year along Main Street, and Wdowin said he has been in the same spot since it started.

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 01:44:07

Utica Police Investigating Lenox Avenue Shooting

Photo Credit - P.W. Creighton/TSM Utica Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on the 900 Block of Lenox Avenue. The shooting occurred on Thursday evening. According to UPD Lt. Bryan Coromato, the victim was a male and he suffered non-life threatening injuries. Utica Police have not relea

WIBX950.COM - 2017-09-22 19:54:00

Utica man accused in New Hartford robbery

NEW HARTFORD - A Utica man is accused of robbing a person at knifepoint while behind a New Hartford business, town police said. Stolen during the Sept. 3 robbery was cash and marijuana, and arrested was Gino J. Nunziata, 19, police said. He was charged with felony first-degree robbery and misdemeano

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 23:34:00

iPhone X might be glitzy, but the iPhone 8 is fine for most

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. +4 WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. The iPhone 8

POST-STAR - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

Ex-Utican's book a prescription for the future of young people

It is fitting, if not a bit serendipitous, that former Utica pediatrician Irwin Redlener would team up with a guy whose hit tune in the '60s was "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Redlener has crossed that bridge many times. And at age 73, he's not planning to stop any time soon. Redlener saves children.

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 10:34:00

Group homes: Caring for the state's most vulnerable

Alan Morse, 53, used to live alone, but it didn't turn out well. "I got mixed up with some con artists that kind of took me for a ride," said Morse, a Utica resident who has a developmental disability. He decided he needed help, so in 1990 he moved into a three-person apartment supported by The Arc,

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Fond memories of Skip Baker

Skip Baker stands atop an unknown mountaintop. (Provided photo - Justin Baker) LAKE PLACID - Skip Baker assured David Gomlak and Terri Maxymillian that he could give "the nickel tour." After all, Skip had heard Gomlak's customary dialogue delivered dozens of times while seated in his token spot at


Your neighbor: Comic enthusiasts to help out worthy cause

The family of Barbara and Fred Gaston, back row far right, of Newport, NY bring their superhero personas to the Uticon comic book show in October 2016 at Mohawk Valley Community College. The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns on Oct. 1. Photo Special to the Dispatch by Mik

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

WCNY to present 'The 46ers'

WCNY will present "The 46ers" Nov. 13 on WCNY. "The 46ers" is about those who climb the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. The film provides an introduction to the Adirondack 46ers Club, a group that supports the hiking of the high peaks in summer and winter. Those sharing memories and stories includ

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-23 23:00:00

Veterans Outreach Center to add 17 housing units

UTICA - A housing project planned for the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center has been a long time in the making, said Vincent Scalise, the Outreach Center's executive director. Government officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the renovations that will add 17 per

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 22:27:35

Panel eyes pay for county officials

Could Oneida County's legislators and other elected officials like the county executive be getting raises next year? A panel of five county residents has begun reviewing the salaries of the 23 lawmakers and other elected officials. The intent is for any recommendations to be ready in time for incor

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 23:10:00

$3.2M initiative starts in Utica for housing homeless veterans

UTICA - Ground has been broken on a project aimed at providing housing for homeless veterans in central New York. The $3.2 million Central New York Veterans Outreach Housing Project is underway in Utica. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 17 housing units will be built mostly with state funds from the Office of

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-23 18:30:00

OUR VIEW: Fall a good time to take a hike

Autumn is a perfect time to take a hike, and we strongly encourage you to do so. But the hike we suggest isn't for leaf-peeping. The hike we suggest is purely urban. It's not a long hike, nor are you likely to need a GPS, map, a backpack or special hiking equipment. A decent pair of sneakers will be

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 08:00:00

Tenney tours DFAS, cites advocacy for 'vital employer' at Griffiss

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney toured the Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) on Wednesday in her first visit to the Griffiss park facility, her office said. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford spoke with a number of employees and then met with Rome DFAS Director Chet Boutelle. Rome DFAS "is not

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00