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Accused killer changes lawyer

Public Safety Accused murder Christopher J. Werenski has opted to switch defense attorneys less than one month before his jury trial. The Jan. 12 trial date remains the same in County Court. Werenski, 46, of 5959 Old Oneida Road, appeared in court this morning before Judge Michael L. Dwyer to hire attorney Rebecca Wittman. Werenski had so far been represented by Adam Tyksinski of the Public... 4:00pm 12/17/14

State parks department to offer lifeguard exam

County The Central Region Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has scheduled a New York State Lifeguard Qualifying Exam at Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School on Jan. 10 at 9:30 a.m. All lifeguard candidates must take and pass an annual qualifying procedure administered by the office or the Department of Environmental Conservation, consisting of a water skills... 4:00pm 12/17/14

Church, partners to brighten holidays

County Redeemer Church and Compassion Coalition, in partnership with several local businesses, have been moved by the number of people in Oneida County living below the poverty line, and are working to help brighten the holidays for them. According to New York Community Action figures, more than 34,000 county residents, including nearly 13,000 are children under the age of 18, live... 4:00pm 12/17/14

Mid-York mini grant to support healthy eating

Education VERONA — The Madison-Oneida BOCES Early Childhood program recently was awarded a mini-grant by the Mid-York Library System to help support a healthy eating and early literacy effort in pre-kindergarten and preschool classes, The $330 grant was funded by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield to support its “Healthy Eating” initiatives. With the grant, BOCES was able to buy student... 4:00pm 12/17/14

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