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Tenney warns constituents of harassing phone calls

County Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, is warning constituents about “harassing” telephone calls being made that are purporting to be from her office. A release from Tenney’s spokeswoman, Hannah Andrews, said that constituents from the district have reached out to the office reporting these calls. The “repeated, harassing” phone calls claim to be from the congresswman’s... 4:00pm 04/26/17

State Senate OKs term limits for legislative leadership posts

County ALBANY (AP) — The New York state Senate has voted to impose eight-year term limits on legislative leadership positions. Under the legislation endorsed by the Republican-led Senate, and sponsored by Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, on Tuesday no lawmaker could hold positions such as Senate leader or Assembly speaker or chair a committee for longer than eight years. The Senate has... 4:00pm 04/26/17

Unemployment rate in area declines

County The local unemployment rate decreased from 5.5 percent in March 2016 to 5.2 percent in March 2017, according the state Labor Department. The Utica-Rome metro area’s jobless rate also decreased seasonally from 5.9 percent in February. In the last decade, from February to March, the jobless rate declined all 10 times. The rate is expected to continue to decline seasonally from... 4:00pm 04/26/17