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Attendance more than doubles at Verona Beach State Park, officials report

County Attendance swelled last year at Verona Beach State Park, more than doubling the 2016 total. Meanwhile, Delta Lake and Chittenango Falls both recorded solid attendance gains of at least 32 percent, according to this week’s announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Of the three area state parks, Delta Lake attracted the most visitors, 267,273. Statewide, New York’s system of state... 12:00pm 02/17/18

New York offers free fishing weekend and ice fishing clinic

County ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials are hosting a free fishing weekend and an ice fishing clinic. The Department of Environmental Conservation has designated Saturday and Sunday as one of a series of free fishing weekends, with license fees waived. On Wednesday, DEC and the state parks and recreation office are hosting a free ice fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at... 11:30am 02/17/18

Brindisi gets endorsement in Oneida

Madison The Oneida City Democratic Committee has endorsed Democrat Anthony J. Brindisi in his run for the 22nd Congressional District. Brindisi serves in the state Assembly. “A political reformer and tireless supporter of the upstate community he represents, he is known for effective bipartisan legislation on the part of public education, funding of local municipal and infrastructure... 4:00pm 02/16/18

County lawmakers OK new Democratic elections commissioner

County Oneida County legislators welcomed Michael F. Galimo II as the county’s new commissioner of elections for the Democratic party while unanimously approving his appointment Wednesday afternoon. Legislators’ Minority Leader Philip M. Sacco, D-9, Deerfield, welcomed Galimo and said he was sure Galimo and county Republican Election Commissioner Rose Grimaldi will “do a very good... 4:00pm 02/16/18