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Ice fishing on Oneida Lake

County 4:00pm 01/21/17

New structure in the wings at Griffiss Airport

Rome Foundation work is taking off for a new building at Griffiss International Airport, according to local officials. Oneida County Deputy Aviation Commissioner Chad Lawrence hopes the prefabricated metal building’s construction flight will touch down in time for a spring occupancy. The 25,000-square-foot structure will be used to store the county airport’s fleet of snow removal... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Area job count drops by 1,800

County The local area’s job count declined 1,800 over the 12-month period ending with December 2016, according to new statistics from the state Department of Labor. For the 12-month period ending December 2016, the non-agricultural job count in the Utica-Rome metro area declined 1,800 — 1.4 percent — to 127,300. Private sector employment declined 1,500 — 1.5 percent. Job gains... 4:00pm 01/21/17

MVHS, Masonic research lab explore affiliation

County The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory and Mohawk Valley Health System are exploring a possible affiliation. It was announced Friday that the two organizations are in the early stages of exploring a partnership. One of the possible outcomes is locating a portion of the Utica-based Masonic research facility in the new hospital that’s proposed by MVHS for downtown Utica. “We... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Business seminar at Chamber

Business ONEIDA — The Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business seminar Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at chamber offices, 136 Lenox Ave. The event is $10 and is free for chamber members and their employees. The chamber is hosting SCORE business mentors to provide free help. They outline practical action plans, education and other tools to start a business or improve an... 4:00pm 01/21/17