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Help available to update, change Medicare plans

County The period for updating and changing Medicare health and prescription-drug plans has begun and continues through Dec. 7, according to the New York State Office for the Aging, which has help for Medicare recipients at local aging offices. “This is an important time of year for older adults to review their plans—what they cover and what they cost—to ensure they are getting the... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Westmoreland’s ‘most mysterious locale’ open to public tonight

Oneida WESTMORELAND — The Clinton-Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 347, located at 7277 W. Main St., Westmoreland, will host an Open House from 7-9 tonight. This is a rare opportunity for everyone in the public to see inside a Masonic Lodge, ask questions, and find out more about our fraternity. Guests can also enjoy refreshments provided by Dippin Donuts and enter to win a prize pack from... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Clerk gets some backing from lawmakers at budget hearing

Oneida Oneida County Clerk Sandy DePerno, facing a rare challenge to re-election to a fourth term over how the local Division of Motor Vehicles offices are run, blamed problems largely on burgeoning demand for enhanced driver’s licenses and lack of personnel — and got some backing from some county legislators. Former Republican New Hartford county legislator David Gordon is running... 4:00pm 10/17/18

Oneida Lake boat launch closed temporarily

County The South Shore boat launch site on the southern shore of Oneida Lake, east of Bridgeport in the town of Sullivan, Madison County, will be closed for up to eight days that began Thursday for driveway repaving, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced. Alternative launch sites include private marinas within four miles of the South Shore site where fee... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Oneida executive bemoans how community colleges paid for

Oneida Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has nothing against the Fashion Institute of Technology, but he doesn’t want to keep paying for county residents who go there. Picente on Tuesday asked the chancellor of the State University of New York system to remove FIT from the list of state colleges counties have to support when county residents attend a community college outside... 4:00pm 10/18/18