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Holiday travelers to see lower gas prices

County Holiday travelers have a little more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — the national average price continues to drop for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.54 per gallon, down two cents since last week and nearly 25 cents lower than two months ago in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The New York State average is $2.69, down one cent since last week. A year ago, the NYS... 4:10pm 11/21/17

County executive helps to raise awareness for Giving Tuesday

Oneida UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is helping to raise awareness for Giving Tuesday with an event that took place at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute on Monday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) and the widely recognized... 4:00pm 11/21/17

Area road construction projects linger on

County Route 825 between Ellsworth Road and the Mohawk River continues to be restricted to one-way alternating traffic due to construction work. Market Street will remain closed between Route 825 and March Street until the end of the month. Also in Rome, there will be lane closures eastbound and westbound on Route 49 between Lawrence and East Dominick streets due to guiderail... 4:00pm 11/21/17

Officials secure $250K for Chenango Road Bridge

Oneida State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, and State Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, D-119, Utica, announced Monday they have secured $250,000 in State Multi-Modal funding to stabilize the Chenango Road Bridge, which spans the Sauquoit Creek between Utica and New Hartford. “Hundreds of drivers use the Chenango Road Bridge every day between Utica and New Hartford,” Brindisi... 4:00pm 11/21/17

Nurses contract, resource officer position before county board

County A new 5-year contract for county Health Department nurses with annual pay increases, and two public hearings on Oneida County Sewer District improvements totaling over $281.5 million, will be considered Wednesday by the county Board of Legislators. Among other items before the board will be creating a new deputy sheriff patrol position as another school resource officer at... 4:00pm 11/21/17