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Clinton to host Sabres, Blue Jackets in NHL preseason game on Sept. 25

CLINTON — Clinton, the winner of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2018, will host the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets in a National Hockey League preseason game on Sept. 25, Kraft Heinz, the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association announced May 18. The historic village earned its designation as this year’s most spirited hockey community in America, $150,000 in rink upgrades and the... 11:54am 05/19/18

Westmo keeps the faith alive in tiny hamlet of Lowell

On Feb. 29, 1960, Fred Bailey was up all night praying at Houghton College, in Allegheny County. “It was a life or death moment,” he recalled. “I knew I had to do something or my life would be an utter waste.” In the 1950s, as an Air Force Intercept Operator with a top-secret clearance, he remembered going to the altar of the Southern Baptist Mission Church where he was... 4:00pm 05/16/18

County STOP-DWI program presents awards to officers

The county STOP-DWI Program announced their annual law enforcement awards on May 10 in Utica. The awards are presented to individual police officers and agencies for their continued efforts to curb drunken driving. The awards were handed out at a recognition breakfast at Mohawk Valley Community College. “This event is a small way for us to show our thanks, not only for what... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Oneida County maintains credit rating

Three municipal credit rating agencies have maintained their assessments of Oneida County’s creditworthiness, and the county says it “remains in high financial standing” with “stellar credit ratings.” Fitch Ratings has again rated Oneida County AA for 2018, while Standard and Poors repeated an AA- rating and Moody’s reaffirmed an A1 rating, the county announced Thursday. The... 4:00pm 05/16/18

County lawmakers approve post, $150K for zoo

Additional funding for the Utica Zoo and for creating an Emergency Services coordinator position was approved by the county Board of Legislators, but with some opposing votes. Legislators on May 9 voted 19-3 to approve an additional $150,000 allotment for the zoo for this year, and 21-1 to create a program coordinator position in the Department of Emergency Services at a... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Thomas rewarded the Bills for taking a chance on him

VERNON — Going from a small town in Texas to the National Football League, Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas made the most of his opportunity when the Buffalo Bills took a chance on him. “It means a lot to me,” Thomas said of the Buffalo Bills drafting him, “They (Buffalo) took a chance on a kid coming out of college with a bum knee supposedly and it’s meant the world... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Sports calendar — May 16-22

Scholastic boys Baseball — Westmoreland at Morrisville-Eaton, 3:45; Clinton at Sherburne-Earlville, 4:30. Golf — Canastota and Clinton at Westmoreland, 3:30.. Tennis — Canastota at Westmoreland, 4. Scholastic girls Golf — Clinton and Canastota at Westmoreland, 3:30. Lacrosse — RFA at Clinton, 4:15. Softball — Westmoreland at Morrisville-Eaton, 3:45; Clinton at... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Sports calendar — May 9-15

Scholastic boys Baseball — Oriskany at Westmoreland, Clinton at Canastota, 4:30. Golf — Westmoreland at Canastota, 3:30 Tennis — Clinton at Herkimer, 4. Track and field — Clinton at Dolgeville, Waterville at Westmoreland, 4:30. Scholastic girls Softball — Oriskany at Westmoreland, Clinton at Canastota, 4:30. Track and field — Clinton at Dolgeville, Town of Webb,... 4:00pm 05/09/18

Baseball, softball sectionals to be open tournaments

Executive director John Rathbun announced on Friday that Section III has decided to waive the .400 winning percentage qualifying standard for the fast approaching baseball and softball sectional tournaments. Rathbun said that the decision was made by the executive committee because of the weather which has disrupted spring sports schedules, leaving many teams with only a... 4:00pm 05/09/18

Masonic Lodge to hold chicken barbecue

WESTMORELAND — Clinton-Hampton Masonic Lodge will hold a chicken barbecue on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, from 10:30 a.m. until sold out. The barbecue will be held on the green at 7277 W. Main St. Cost is $10. Take-outs only. On the menu will be a half chicken, salt potatoes, cole slaw, baked beans, roll and brownie. 4:00pm 05/16/18

Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference May 18-20

The Oneida County History Center in Utica will host the three-day Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference, aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women’s issues in the greater Mohawk Valley, from May 18-20. Women have made significant contributions to history at national, state and county level, organizers said. The conference aims to fill... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Weavers meet Thursday

CLINTON — Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17 at St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams St. Artist Stephen Carpenter will share his project of combining musical score into a weave structure. New members may attend. 4:00pm 05/16/18

Moss Back Mule Band performs May 19

CAMDEN — On Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m., Trinity Community Coffee House, 98 Main St., concludes their Spring 2018 season with a performance by the Moss Back Mule Band. The band concentrates on Americana and original music influenced by blues, boogie woogie, swing, and rock and roll! Founding members, Steve Quenneville, guitar/vocals; Dave Liddy, piano/vocals; and Hal Kent,... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Kirkland Art Center showcases dancers in spring recital on stage Saturday

CLINTON — The Kirkland Art Center’s dance community will host the 2018 Spring Dance Performance at Clinton Performing Arts Complex, 13 Taylor Ave., at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Tickets are available for pre-sale for $8 general admission and $6 for seniors and children up to age 12, or at the door for $10 and $8 for seniors and children up to age 12. Visit www.kacny.org, call... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Mayfaire May 19-20 in Holland Patent

HOLLAND PATENT — The eighth annual Mayfaire on the Green Renaissance Festival will take place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the Village Green off Route 365. Admission is free. Among the many entertainments are strolling minstrels; belly, Irish, German and Morris dancers; musicians, pirates; fairies; a dragon; puppets; magicians; sword fights; and the... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Concert series starts May 24

F.X. Matt Brewing Co. has announced its summer band lineup for Saranac Thursdays. This year marks the 20th year of Saranac Thursdays, 85 years of Utica Club and 130 years of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Here’s the complete 2018 lineup: May 24: Work Related May 31: Chris Eves & The New Normal June 7: Big Mean Sound Machine June 14: Eric Tessmer Band June 21: Our Common Roots June... 4:00pm 05/16/18

Church spring pie sale slated

CLINTON — Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, will hold its annual spring pie sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. All kinds of homemade pies will be available for sale. The church will also feature its “drive-thru” pies again this year. All proceeds will go to support mission projects of the Women’s Association. 4:00pm 05/16/18

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to hold chicken barbecue

CLINTON — Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Ladies Auxiliary, Franklin Avenue, will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon until gone Sunday, May 6. Cost is $10 per person and dinner includes a half chicken, salt potatoes, cole slaw and roll. 4:00pm 05/02/18

Clinton Record carries on long tradition

This week marks the re-establishment of printed community newspapers with the inaugural edition of the Clinton Record, published by the Rome Sentinel Company, previously owner and publisher of the Clinton Courier. The Clinton Record  continues a long tradition of weekly newspapers that extends back to 1846 when Lewis W. Payne first published the Clinton Signal. According to... 4:00pm 03/14/18