Fort Stanwix touts $6.7M local economic impact

Rome More than 129,000 visitors to Fort Stanwix National Monument last year boosted surrounding communities by $6.7 million, according to a study. The spending supported 78 jobs, says the economic impact report prepared for the National Parks Service. “Fort Stanwix National Monument is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent... 4:00pm 07/31/14

Clinton schools receive $1.7M in flood aid

County CLINTON — More than $1.7 million in federal disaster aid has been approved for the Clinton Central School District. The $1,705,342 award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help pay for damages sustained due to severe storms and flooding to the building that houses middle and high school students a year ago. “I am pleased this funding will further assist Clinton... 4:00pm 07/30/14

Pair of fire departments receive federal grants

County Two Oneida County volunteer fire departments are getting more than $300,000 in federal money. New York Mills Fire Department will receive $126,198 while the Whitesboro Fire Department will get $205,580. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, according to Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-22, Barneveld. “These funds... 4:00pm 07/31/14

Vision 2020 eyes future

County A blueprint for cultivating and attracting skilled workers, and promoting an entrepreneurial spirit and the renewal of communities in Oneida County was unveiled this morning. “This initiative has over 40 specific tactics aimed to accomplish its goal of making Oneida County workforce ready,” said County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “Some have already been completed and... 4:00pm 07/30/14

Weather disrupts Legion baseball tourney schedule

Sports UTICA — Rain showers forced the postponement of Wednesday night’s New York State American Legion baseball contest between District V champion Smith Post and the District IX title winner the Lloyd Huskies, and also forced changes to the scheduling of today’s games. The Smith and Lloyd game was pushed back to today and was scheduled to go off at noon at Murnane Field at press... 4:10pm 07/31/14

Uncle Kracker at State Fair Aug. 30

Entertainment SYRACUSE — Genre-hopping musician Uncle Kracker will touch on his hits in rock, pop and country when he performs at Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 30. Uncle Kracker got his start spinning turntables for Kid Rock.  The career that has followed has seen him score successes in rock, pop, and country music.  Uncle Kracker brings his collection of... 4:00pm 07/31/14

Footlights Cabaret at Players

Entertainment UTICA — Players of Utica Theatre, 1108 State St., will host Footights Cabaret, with Bonnie Hibbard at the “keys,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. The cover charge is $8 at the door. Beverages will also be available for purchase. Hibbard is a local stage talent who will perform musical selections from popular Broadway shows. Anyone interested in being a performer for the special... 4:00pm 07/31/14