Good Samaritan rescues woman from rapids

Public Safety Tragedy was averted where the Mohawk River meets the Barge Canal Tuesday evening, according to Rome Fire Department officials. A good Samaritan risked his own life to brave the high, rushing waters to save a woman caught up in the current, the officials added. Deputy Fire Chief William J. Gifford III said the woman had gone out into the rapids to try and save her son and... 4:00pm 07/20/17

County executive to feds: Flood victims are engulfed by bureaucracy, red tape

County Expressing frustration at the lack of federal and state aid following recent flood damage, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. on Wednesday urged officials to loosen restrictions on federal aid and reconsider how it is distributed. No federal or state aid has been provided yet after flooding July 1 ravaged parts of the county including the Utica area and some nearby... 4:00pm 07/20/17

Algae forces beaches to close

County The swimming area at Sylvan Beach has been closed due to a recurrence of concerns over blue-green algae. The beach had reopened for swimming a week ago once water samples tested clear following prior algae issues. But swimming was halted again Wednesday, said Village Clerk Wanda Durant. Meanwhile, swimming also is halted at Verona Beach State Park due to algae concerns.... 4:00pm 07/20/17

Cinema Capitol screens tale of heroic dog

Entertainment Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the drama “Megan Leavey,” from July 21 through July 27. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the film tells the true story of a young Marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with a military combat dog saved many lives during her deployment in Iraq. Assigned to clean up the K-9 unit after a disciplinary... 4:00pm 07/20/17

Henry V in Hamilton Saturday

Entertainment HAMILTON — On Saturday at 7 p.m., Arts at the Palace, 19 Utica St., presents NYC’s Shakespeare in the Square’s performance of Henry V sponsored by NBT Bank. Tickets are $15. To purchase, call 315-824-1420 or visit  Henry V will be played by Anthony Vaughn Merchant. He has spent 15 years working in theater. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Cal... 4:00pm 07/20/17