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Brindisi calls for investigations into Sprectrum cable TV, internet price hikes

County Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is calling on the state Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate continued price increases by the Spectrum company for cable tv and internet customers. Brindisi today announced his opposition to recent rate increases by Spectrum that “appear random, but widespread across the Mohawk Valley, based on... 4:00pm 04/26/18

Food Bank laments proposed SNAP cuts in Farm Bill

County The Food Bank of Central New York is expressing opposition to hunger relief cuts that it says are in the House of Representatives’ proposed version of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, known as the Farm Bill. The bill proposal calls for cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that are projected to affect nearly 2 million children, veterans and... 4:00pm 04/26/18

Norovirus sickens dozens at Hamilton College

CRWnews CLINTON — Officials at a Hamilton College have confirmed that norovirus sickened over 50 students. An announcement by the college on Wednesday that testing confirmed norovirus — a highly contagious bug that can cause diarrhea, nausea, muscle pain, vomiting and other symptoms. College officials say dining halls, bathrooms and other common areas will be cleaned. The college is... 9:46am 04/26/18

Area unemployment rate up compared to March 2017

County The local unemployment rate decreased from February to March though it was up compared to March 2017, according to new statistics from the state Labor Department. The Utica-Rome metro area’s rate was 6 percent in March. That’s down from 6.6 percent in February but up from 5.5 percent in March of last year. The rate is expected to decrease in April, as it has every year for the... 4:00pm 04/25/18