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Cooperage begins production in Remsen

Business REMSEN — Production is underway at Adirondack Barrel Cooperage. Joe and Kelly Blazosky decided to open a cooperage after hearing about distillers who were having trouble sourcing the barrels required to make bourbon and whiskey. The craft spirits industry, including farm distilleries in New York state, has taken off in recent years. The Blazoskys believe it is the first new... 4:10pm 05/24/16

Glasso won’t seek re-election

Rome By Steve Jones Staff writer City Clerk Louise S. Glasso will not seek re-election this fall. After three four-year terms and 16 years at City Hall, the Republican has decided that this year will be her last in office. Glasso was first elected to the post in 2004, then again in 2008 and 2012. She was previously deputy clerk. “This decision has not come easy,” said Glasso. “I... 4:10pm 05/23/16

Property appraisals to start for new Utica hospital

Health BY DAN GUZEWICH Staff writer Mohawk Valley Health System is moving forward with the appraisals of the downtown Utica properties that would be part of the footprint covered by the new hospital project.  The health system is seeking proposals from certified appraisers to evaluate the properties. It also mailed a letter to property owners in the area likely to be affected by the... 4:00pm 05/24/16

County legislators urge state to pay for DA salary increase

County Oneida County lawmakers are objecting to a state-mandated 20 percent raise for county district attorneys. The lawmakers say they don’t begrudge a pay increase for district attorneys — like Oneida County’s Scott D. McNamara — however they want the state government to pay for the hike because it was implemented at the state level earlier this year — after the county’s budget was... 4:00pm 05/24/16