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Has "It" come to Utica?

A single red balloon - similar to those used as lures by the killer clown in "It" - appeared near an intersection in downtown Utica on Wednesday. The latest film adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel "It" hit theaters a little less than two weeks ago, and it seems a local prankster may be gettin

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 16:42:43

Author Bob Hocking in Utica Saturday

Following the release of his eighth and ninth books in August, local author Bob Hocking is preparing for several area events. On Saturday, Sept. 23, Hocking will speak and present his workshop at the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St. In November, he will take part in a local author meet-and-gr

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-20 23:00:00

Utica Radisson to become Delta by Marriott

UTICA - By springtime, the Radisson Hotel Utica-Centre will be gone. After undergoing $6 million in renovations, the downtown Utica hotel will become a Delta by Marriott. "It will be a completely new hotel," said General Manager Kevin Tuohy. "It takes about three weeks to do one floor." "The hotel w

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-21 22:35:16

Utica Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Utica Police A Utica man is facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened last week on the 800 block of Mohawk Street. 24-year old Jose Garcia is charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon. Utica Police say Garcia, who is also fro

WIBX950.COM - 2017-09-19 17:53:00

Utica man charged after daytime shooting

A Utica man has been charged with attempted murder after a fight led to a shooting on Mohawk Street. Police said Jose Garcia, 24, of Utica, by way of Puerto Rico, was in a fight with another man in the 800 block of Mohawk St. at about 11:40 a.m. Sept. 14. Police said Garcia pulled out a gun and shot

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-19 23:00:00

Cuomo visit to Utica postponed

An expected visit later this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was postponed Tuesday, just hours after it was announced. A news release from the Genesis Group sent Tuesday morning said Cuomo would be visiting Utica on Thursday. Officials now say that visit has been postponed; with a new date yet to be annou

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 19:02:00

Shooting reported on Lenox Avenue

UTICA - Utica police Thursday responded to a reported shooting on Lenox Avenue. The Oneida County 911 log shows police were dispatched to a shots fired call in the 900 block of Lenox Avenue just after 8 p.m. Thursday, and the Utica Fire Department was dispatched for a possible gunshot wound shortly

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 01:24:43

Blogs - Living - Sports

Barella, Rocco R., 91, of Clinton, died September 20, 2017. Arrangements by Heintz Funeral Service Inc., Utica. De Rosa, Sharon Roberts, 74, of Oneida and formerly of Utica, died September 18, 2017. Arrangements by Campbell-Dean Funeral Home Inc., Oneida. Devlin, Dennis J., 64, of Cleveland, died Se

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 03:00:00

Paddy Nappers bring pirate music, comedy to Maennerchor

It sounds like a "B" movie trailer: "During the week they're nurses. Massage therapists. Carpenters. Marketing professionals. But on the weekend - they're pirates!" No it's not coming to a theater near you. But it is coming to the Utica Maennerchor, on Flanagan Road in Marcy, when the Paddy Nappers

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 17:37:00

That's Lunch: Raspberries Cafe offers best of both worlds

This week's review is for Raspberries Cafe, a "causal fine dining" restaurant located at 2634 Genesee St. in Utica. This week's review is for Raspberries Cafe, located at 2634 Genesee St. in Utica. News staffer Pete Franchell and his wife ate there recently and had this to say: About the restaurant:

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 16:37:20

Country singer to perform at MVCC

Country music singer-songwriter Seth Ennis will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College's Utica campus, in Schafer Theater at the Information Technology Building. Admission is $10 general, $5 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. Ennis is "a multi-instrumentalist sing

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Oneida County Conservatives endorse Deep for Family Court judge

The Oneida County Conservative Committee have endorsed Paul Deep in the race for the Oneida County Family Court judge position. With the endorsement, Deep will appear on the Conservative, Republican and Independence lines in this November's election. His Democratic opponent is Julie Giruzzi-Mosca. D

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 16:15:07

Cougars, Timberwolves tie 2-2

PLATTSBURGH - The Clinton Community College women's soccer team battled with SUNY Adirondack to a 2-2 draw Wednesday. Ellen Thew and Vanessa Garrow both tallied a goal for the Cougars. Hannah Gould led the SUNY Adirondack attack with two goals. For Clinton, Maggie Chauvin racked up 12 saves, while K

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-09-21 14:34:00

OUR VIEW: Rome $10 million a score for entire region

It used to be a long trek between Rome and Utica. Once upon a time, it took nearly two years to make the connection. Of course, they were digging a big ditch at the time. The big ditch was the Erie Canal. Construction began in Rome on July 4, 1817. The first 15 miles - to Utica - opened in 1819. The

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

Window of Hope recipients help others

ILION - All that's worth doing is what we do for others. Ray Lenarcic repeated the well-known quote during the 12th annual Window of Hope award luncheon at Francesca's Banquet Hall on Thursday. Lenarcic and members of the Herkimer County Hunger Coalition had just been recognized as a recipient durin

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-21 22:46:36

Indigenous culture to be infused in museum

TUPPER LAKE - The Wild Center has been awarded $245,161 in federal funding for a collaborative project to honor indigenous knowledge and incorporate it into the museum experience. The Institute of Museum and Library Services said the Tupper Lake museum was successful in securing the Museums for Amer

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-09-21 18:37:26

City outlines plans, projects for $10M grant

When the city was approved for the $10 million first prize from the state for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), it was for a group of projects the city is proposing for the near future. First, there's the physical boundaries the city has outlined for where its projects will take place. T

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 23:10:00

Hoag named Officer of Month

Patrolman Scott W. Hoag has been named the Officer of the Month for August with the Rome Police Department. Hoag is currently assigned as the school resource officer for both Strough Middle School campuses. Officials said Hoag has been a great role model and mentor to youth in the community, and le

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Hockey-playing state worker faces Worker's Comp charges

An aide for a state youth detention center has been charged with defrauding the Workers' Compensation system by claiming a debilitating injury kept him from doing his job, but he was still able to play competitive ice hockey. Samuel Spina, 45, of Rome, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, th

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 20:00:00

Benefit Saturday for family of Thomas Shepherd

Friends of Linda Shepherd are hosting a benefit on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix Veterans' and Men's Club, Lamphear Road, according to an announcement by event organizers Tickets are $15 or $25 per couple. Thomas E. Shepherd, II, 25, of Rome, was shot and killed on Aug. 1

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-21 19:00:00