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DEC announces plans for a state bird viewing tower at Utica Marsh

County Birdwatchers are getting a new perch at the Utica Marsh. Plans for construction of a bird watching tower that looks out onto the marsh were “hatched” Friday by state Department of Environmental Conservation officials. Recent improvements at the Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area were highlighted during the event as well. The announcement was part of a program to introduce I... 4:10pm 05/20/17

Oneida Nation to open five new stores

County SHERRILL — The Oneida Indian Nation has picked the city for the first location for its new convenience store brand. The Maple Leaf Market brand will feature a beefed-up menu of fresh, made-to-order food for busy customers, capitalizing on a trend in recent years at minimarts and grocery stores. The new store represents the next generation of convenience stores with an emphasis... 4:10pm 05/19/17

‘Grievance Day’ is Tuesday in most communities

County The state Department of Taxation and Finance is reminding property owners — homeowners and businesses — that now is the time to review their assessments. The deadline to challenge a property assessment, also known as “Grievance Day,” is Tuesday, May 23 in most communities. Tentative assessment rolls, which list the assessed value of each property, are generally made public in... 4:00pm 05/20/17

Pair share title in Taste NY Craft Beer Challenge

County Brewery Ommegang from Cooperstown shared top honors in the first Taste New York Craft Beer Challenge where breweries competed to fight for the title of best craft beer in the state. On Wednesday, Brewery Ommegang and Roscoe NY Beer Co. from Sullivan County were declared the winners in a tie following a blind taste test. Five finalists had been chosen to enter the judging... 4:00pm 05/20/17