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Late-season boaters urged to use caution, avoid hypothermia

Public Safety Chilly temperatures have hit the Central New York area, and state officials are warning late season boaters that the cold water can be dangerous. “As our autumn days grow shorter and the water temperatures colder, hunters, anglers, paddlers and all boaters need to take extra steps to protection themselves from the dangers of being suddenly thrown overboard, swamped or stranded... 4:00pm 10/22/14

State seeks public comments on possible changes to Remsen-to-Lake Placid corridor

County A public comment meeting on a possible amendment to the state’s plan that governs use of the Remsen-to-Lake Placid travel corridor will be held Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the State Office Building in Utica. It is one of four comment sessions announced at locations along the 119-mile corridor by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of... 4:00pm 10/22/14

Third Phase of Liberty Gardens work nears completion

Rome The three-phase renovation of Liberty Gardens on North Levitt Street will be completed this winter. The massive effort to renovate apartments, as well as remove some and replace them with new housing has put a new face on the 180-unit complex. Public and private partners gathered at the complex for a flag-raising ceremony Tuesday celebrating “the redevelopment of a distressed... 4:00pm 10/22/14

Oneida County exec features in Cuomo campaign ad

County Republican Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has crossed party lines to endorse Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for re-election. Picente is featured in a 30-second advertisement released this week by the Cuomo campaign. He becomes the third Republican county executive to back the Democratic governor in the Nov. 4 election over GOP hopeful Rob Astorino. The ad... 4:00pm 10/22/14

Meetings — Oct. 23, 2014

Meetings / Events Thursday Board of Estimate and Contract, 3 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St.  Griffiss Local Development Corp. Board of Directors, 4 p.m. EDGE offices, 584 Phoenix Drive.  Marcy Town Board, 7 p.m. Municipal Building, 8801 Paul Becker Road (corner Route 291). 4:00pm 10/22/14

Movies — Oct. 22, 2014

Meetings / Events Rome Cinemas: “Best of Me” (PG-13) 4:40, 7:20.  “Book of Life” (PG) 6:45. “Book of Life” 3D (PG) 4:30.  “Fury” (R) 4:10, 7:05. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG) 4:45, 6:50. “Annabelle” (R) 5:25, 7:45. “Dracula Untold” (PG-13) 5:15, 7:30. “Gone Girl” (R) 3:50, 7. “The Judge” (R) 4:10, 7:10.  Marquee Cinemas, New Hartford: “Best of Me” (PG-13)... 4:00pm 10/22/14

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