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Griffiss remains sky-high over drone testing at airport

County Griffiss International Airport continues to play a critical role in positioning Central New York as a leader in the future of unmanned aerial systems.  That was the upbeat assessment of Aviation Commissioner Russell O. Stark when he spoke at the Mohawk Valley EDGE board meeting this week. The county airport was designated as a drone test site by the Federal Aviation... 4:00pm 09/23/17

State fall foliage reports to begin

County Empire State Development on Friday announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York State, coinciding the first day of autumn and the I LOVE NEW YORK weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York’s picturesque autumn locations and attractions.... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Community Health Awards offered to nonprofits

County Area nonprofit organizations can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants of up to $4,000 each. A total of $55,000 is available in this next round of grants. Applications are due by Oct. 10. Awards can be used for programs that have clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population. For the latest round, Excellus will also... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Hazardous waste center closes Sept. 30 for season

Oneida Household hazardous waste collection at the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s EcoDrop Utica station ends for the year on Saturday, Sept. 30.  The facility will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the end of this month. Examples of wastes accepted include oil-based and latex paints, pesticides, oven cleaners and... 4:00pm 09/23/17