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Vernon Downs to host job fair Saturday

County Job fairs for positions at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel and Racetrack will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Wednesday from noon-6 p.m. in the hotel’s Event Center, the company announced. There are a number of positions to fill throughout the facility, including seasonal, part-time and full-time roles in all areas of the operation, the company said. In addition to the... 4:00pm 03/05/15

MVCC unveils high-tech FABLab, sees gains for students, employers

County A workshop space for computer-driven innovation, design and fabrication was unveiled today at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, as well as the arts, will be able to use the FABLab’s software and state-of-the-art equipment, including a 3D printer, to design projects and then build... 4:00pm 03/05/15

Council weighs proposals for slaughterhouse, storage

Rome The debate over which proposal to choose for sale of three vacant city-owned parcels across Martin Street from the train station continued with a Common Council work session Wednesday. There, the developer who wants to put a meat processing facility there faced more questions and criticism, while the couple who have proposed storage units admitted their plan is still in its... 4:00pm 03/05/15

Annual Thrifty Kids Sale to be held March 20-22

County YORKVILLE — The Thrifty Kids Sale is a huge consignment sale for children serving the Greater Utica area and the Mohawk Valley. The spring sale takes place March 20-22 at Grossman’s Bargain Outlet Plaza on Champlin Avenue.  Shoppers can expect to find upwards of 10,000 children’s items for sale, ranging in age from newborn to teen, and maternity, too. Sale items will include... 4:00pm 03/05/15

Punch that broke bones in bar brawl costs Rome man $250 fine

Public Safety A 27-year-old man has been fined in City Court for a Ramblin’ Inn bar fight that broke several bones in another man’s face. James I. Sikes, of 3895 Carlisle Road East, Annsville, was ordered by Judge John C. Gannon to pay a $250 fine, $120 surcharge and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of second-degree harassment, reduced from third-degree assault.... 4:00pm 03/05/15

County clerk warns of costly deed copy offer by California-based firm

County Oneida County Clerk Sandra J. DePerno warns residents about solicitations encouraging property owners to buy a certified copy of their deed for $83. DePerno says copies of deeds can be purchased direct at her office for far less money than what a California-based firm charges for the same document. For example, she says a one-page deed costs $5 at her her office. She said... 4:00pm 03/05/15