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Tenney leaning toward yes vote on health care bill

County Rep. Claudia L.Tenney is leaning toward voting for the controversial health care bill being pushed by Republican leaders in Congress. A vote in the House was expected today. The GOP’s American Health Care Act would repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. President Donald Trump has lobbied for a yes vote. “She’s still... 12:30pm 03/23/17

Pair of projects to receive incentives, tax breaks

County Property tax breaks and other incentives were approved for two projects by the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency Friday. The agency board voted 5-0 (one member was absent and there’s a board vacancy) to approve: -- Incentives to support the opening of a facility to update, refurbish and re-power transit vehicles in the vacant Daimler Buses North America, Inc., 4:00pm 03/22/17

Mohawk Valley Nine hold inaugural meeting

County The Mohawk Valley Nine, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators representing Herkimer, Oneida and Madison counties, held its inaugural meeting yesterday. The group is styled after similar regional caucuses, and during the meeting they pledged to work together to address issues within their overlapping districts. The Mohawk Valley Nine will meet on a regular basis in Albany... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Write-in candidate wins Barneveld mayoral race by more than 2 to 1

County A write-in candidate has defeated the mayor in Barneveld while the mayor of Boonville overcame a challenger in village elections Tuesday. Trustees were elected in contested races in Sylvan Beach and Waterville. Barneveld officials e-mailed the vote totals but could not be reached for more information — such as first name for the winner. The unofficial results of last night’s... 4:00pm 03/22/17

State launches rebate on electric vehicles

County New York state has launched a rebate of up to $2,000 intended to make electric vehicles more price competitive with traditional cars, a move that state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo says is a good one for new car buyers. “A consumer rebate for the purchase of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles,... 4:00pm 03/22/17