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West Nile virus found in two mosquito pool samples

County West Nile virus has been found in Oneida and Madison counties. Most recently, the virus was found a week ago in a mosquito pool sample collected in the Madison County town of Sullivan, which borders northeast Onondaga County and Oneida Lake, just east of Cicero Swamp. County officials say it’s their first case this year. This mosquito pool was collected July 22. Previously... 4:03pm 07/30/15

Business in Dorfman basement before ZBA

Rome The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear a two-part appeal to put a physical therapy and fitness business in the basement of the Ava Dorfman Senior Center when it meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at City Hall. The five-member volunteer board meets in the Common Council chambers. The Senior Citizens Council and Function Better PT are requesting a use variance and area... 4:00pm 07/30/15

Tourists spend more in 2014

County Tourism continues to be a significant component of the Oneida County economy. Travelers spent more than $1.2 billion in the county last year, 4.9 percent more than in 2013. That’s the conclusion of a state report that’s prepared annually to assess the impact of tourism and related activities across New York. For the Central New York region, traveler spending rose 4.7 percent... 4:00pm 07/30/15

Solar project would provide 35 percent of MVCC’s electricity

County Mohawk Valley Community College is turning toward the sun, at least for a part of its electricity needs. Plans for installation of a ground-mounted solar array on land near Old Oneida and Lowell roads to collect the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity were announced by the school Wednesday. MVCC and partner groSolar anticipate the project will replace about 35 percent of... 4:00pm 07/30/15