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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

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

Tea to benefit Rome Home

Meetings / Events The annual Rome Home Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 417 N. Washington St. Chairmen of the event are Gretchen Sprock and Peg Bratge. Rome Home was established in 1909 to provide dignified and comfortable surroundings for the elderly without families. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the home, donations are appreciated. The new... 4:00pm 10/21/14

Meetings — Oct. 22, 2014

Meetings / Events Wednesday County Executive’s hearing, 10 a.m. Public comment on extending hotel occupancy tax, Executive Conference Room, 10th floor, County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica. Common Council, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St.  Trenton Town Board, 7 p.m. “Work session.” Municipal Center, 8520 Old Poland Road, Barneveld.  4:00pm 10/21/14

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