Winter blues very real

County Sniffles and flu are not the only afflictions of winter. Many people find that the dark and cold days can impact their mood. In fact, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 10 to 20 percent of the public may have mild SAD, according to Psychology Today. Coupled with busy lives, the winter blues can put extra strain on one’s... 4:00pm 10/21/14

Want to be healthier? Get annual flu shot, experts say

County Are you one of the vaccine holdouts? Influenza can strike the healthiest of people and make them very sick. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. That first cough or fever is not the time to think about influenza vaccination.  “Anyone who wants to reduce the risk of acquiring the flu should be vaccinated,” said Gale Barone,... 4:00pm 10/21/14

Lee business expands storage

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City starts online auction

Rome The city’s first online auction of no-longer-needed items will run through Oct. 28. The city is using the services of Roy Teitsworth Inc. of Geneseo. The auction service has a one-year contract to handle some equipment sales for the city. The items can be seen at bid.teitsworth.com/auction/9. All bidding will be done online. The items themselves are at the city yard, 132 Race... 4:00pm 10/21/14

Club offers safety classes for pistol permits

County VERONA — Safety classes that are required in applying for a New York State pistol permit in Oneida County are being offered at the Greenway Verona Mills Fish and Game Club, 6658 Sholtz Road. The first class will be held on Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The sessions are being offered as one 8-hour class or as two 4-hour classes. The schedule so far also includes Oct. 29 and 30,... 4:00pm 10/21/14

Agency OKs revised, extended PILOT for airplane overhaul operation

County A revised and extended payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for an airplane overhaul operation at the county airport was approved by the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency Friday. The board approved the request from owner 394 Hangar Road Corp. following a lightly attended public hearing. Highlights of the revised agreement, known as a PILOT, are: • A fixed yearly... 4:00pm 10/21/14

UCP begins Holiday Miracles project

County Upstate Cerebral Palsy has begun its annual Holiday Miracles project to help supply needy children receiving agency services with gifts and necessities this holiday season. Each year, case workers identify children who receive services at the agency who are in need of assistance.  Volunteers from the area are then assigned a child, receive a child’s wish list from his or her... 4:00pm 10/21/14

Comets ready to hit ice for home opener

Sports UTICA — The Utica Comets have finally returned home after opening their second American Hockey League season on the road and are set to play their first game of the season at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. After a four-game road trip, the Comets will play their home opener on Wednesday in front of a sold-out crowd at the Aud against the Adirondack Flames at 7:35 p.m. It is the... 4:10pm 10/21/14

Hamlin feels at home on Lake Placid track

Sports LAKE PLACID (AP) — For the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams, home ice is ready again. Delayed two days by some unseasonably warm air, the sliding track at Mount Van Hoevenberg finally opened for training Monday with U.S. men’s luge Olympian Aidan Kelly getting the first official run of the season. “It feels good to be back on familiar, home ice,” said Remsen’s Erin... 4:10pm 10/21/14

Church to host Harvest Dinner Thursday

Home CAMDEN — The Camden United Methodist Church, 132 Main St., will host a Harvest Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 23. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m. The dinner will feature turkey with all the fixings. Patrons can eat in, and take-outs will also be available. The cost is $10 for adults; $7 for children 5-12; children under 5 eat free. 4:00pm 10/21/14