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Incentives for two companies gets final nod from development agency

County Incentive packages to support two companies’ expansions have received final approval from the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency. Northland Communications/Oneida County Rural Telephone Co. and Kris-Tech Wire received breaks on property taxes and exemptions from sales and the state mortgage recording taxes for their respective projects. Northland Northland is going to... 4:10pm 08/30/16

Gas prices steadily on the rise, but Labor Day price at 12-year low

County Gas prices have been steadily increasing in recent weeks, but according to the AAA, motorists will still get a pretty good deal come Labor Day. The travel service organization reports that while gas prices have been rising for two weeks, they’re still 31 cents cheaper in the Rome area than they were this time last year—and are pacing to be the lowest since Labor Day weekend... 4:00pm 08/30/16

Jervis recycling day Wednesday chance to avoid breaking law

County Since Jan. 1, 2015, the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act has prohibited all households and generators of electronic waste from disposing of electronic waste such as computers, computer components, televisions and other electronic devices as garbage. Electronic waste cannot be placed in your curbside recycling container. You can recycle such items... 4:00pm 08/30/16

Blankenbush questions pay raise commission

County Area Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush has doubts about whether state Legislature members should receive the 47 percent pay raise that’s being considered by a state commission. The panel — created by the legislature and the governor — is studying whether to give legislators their first raise since 1999, from $79,500 to $116,900, an increase of $37,400. The panel’s... 4:00pm 08/30/16

Oneida County to get $1.1M for senior nutrition

County State and federal funding has been announced for agencies in counties around the state that support programs to improve senior citizens’ access to nutritional and disease prevention services. Locally, Oneida County has been allocated $1,081,803 while Madison County is getting $359,053 and Lewis $240,841. In all, 59 county-based agencies are sharing $74.6 million, according to... 4:00pm 08/30/16

Vernon HP Hood plant wins top honors at Fair

County VERNON — HP Hood’s plant in Vernon won several honors, including best in class twice, in the dairy products competition at the State Fair, which runs through Labor Day. The nonfat cottage cheese submission received top honors, gold, according to an announcement by the State Fair. The plant also took gold in the plain yogurt category for its Price Chopper Greek Yogurt. When it... 4:00pm 08/30/16