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Mohawk Valley readies for rare glimpse of solar eclipse

County Central New York residents are joining the rest of the country in anticipating a rare cosmic event set for this Monday afternoon. That’s when the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since Feb. 1979. The eclipse will begin along the coast of Oregon at 9:06 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and end along the South Carolina coast at 4:06 p.m. Eastern Standard... 9:00am 08/20/17

DOT reminds motorists to expect lane changes, watch for flaggers

County Work on Route 825 continues this coming week, with other projects on Routes 49 and 69 to affect traffic as well. On Route 825 between Ellsworth Road and the Mohawk River motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers due to construction and utility work. Market Street will be closed between Route 825 and March Street until November. On Route 825 between... 4:00pm 08/19/17

Next walk for mayor Tuesday on Mayberry St.

Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo and her team will hold their next neighborhood walk at 4 p.m. Tuesday, starting in the 500 block of Mayberry Street. The mayor and a team consisting of members of Code Enforcement, police, fire, public works and other departments walk neighborhoods with Common Council representatives, meeting with residents. 1:00pm 08/21/17

Mortgage Research Center pays restitution, fine in conduct home closing cost case

Business Mortgage Research Center, also known as VAMortgage Center and Veterans United Home Loans, is continuing to pay $604,000 in restitution to New York consumers and a $500,000 fine to the state Department of Financial Services as part of a consent order between the two parties. Veterans United is a mortgage brokerage based in Columbia, MO. It was formed in Nov. 2002 and has a... 4:00pm 08/19/17

Tenney urges president to continue to denounce racial hatred

County Oneida County Congresswoman Claudia L. Tenney is urging President Donald Trump to continue to condemn racial hatred and bigotry in the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., clashes last weekend.  “I urge the president to continue to denounce white supremacy, racism and intolerance and work to promote an atmosphere of unity in our nation during this troubling time,” said Tenney,... 4:00pm 08/19/17