Griffiss remains sky-high over drone testing at airport

County Griffiss International Airport continues to play a critical role in positioning Central New York as a leader in the future of unmanned aerial systems.  That was the upbeat assessment of Aviation Commissioner Russell O. Stark when he spoke at the Mohawk Valley EDGE board meeting this week. The county airport was designated as a drone test site by the Federal Aviation... 4:00pm 09/23/17

State fall foliage reports to begin

County Empire State Development on Friday announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York State, coinciding the first day of autumn and the I LOVE NEW YORK weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York’s picturesque autumn locations and attractions.... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Defendant rejects plea; trial in January on bank robbery

Public Safety A trial date has been set for early next year for the Rome man accused of robbing the Adirondack Bank in April. Paul C. Guarneri, 47, of 406 Turin St., appeared before County Court Judge Robert L. Bauer on Friday for a possible guilty plea, but court officials said Guarneri has instead decided to take his case to trial. Bauer set Jan. 8 for jury selection. Guarneri is charged... 4:00pm 09/23/17

MVCC to host info sessions

Education Mohawk Valley Community College will host three admissions information sessions on Oct. 9, Columbus Day, in Payne Hall at the Utica campus. The sessions are planned around the Columbus Day holiday, which many prospective students will have off from school and work, MVCC said. The college is open for classes and business that day. The information sessions will offer... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Madison County woman charged with welfare fraud

Public Safety TOWN OF LENOX — A Madison County woman has been charged with unlawfully receiving nearly $4,000 in public assistance. Sheriff’s deputies said Carrie Bishop, 37, of Eaton, applied for public assistance without reporting her income to the Madison County Department of Social Services. Deputies said Bishop received $3,750 to which she was not entitled. Bishop is charged with one... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Dogs get first win in league opener

Sports Dominick Russello scored three rushing touchdowns en route to a 34-22 road victory as the Westmoreland football team broke into the win column by beating previously undefeated Beaver River on Friday night. It was the Class D Central opener for the Bulldogs, who improved to 1-3 overall. Beaver River fell to 3-1 overall and in the league. Russello finished with 134 yards on 22... 4:10pm 09/23/17

WCNY to present ‘The 46ers’

Health 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 include Pete Fish, who hiked Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York, more than 700... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Grace Union marks 128th anniversary

Religion Grace Union A.M.E. Church, 606 Woodland Ave., celebrates the church’s 128th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with the public welcome. The church started as a religious mission, meeting in members’ homes, before building and moving into the present edifice on Sept. 22, 1899. Bishop Erwin W. Shepphard Sr. of the Devine Ministry, Inc., in Jackson Miss., and Baptist... 4:00pm 09/23/17