NY Thruway awarded $1.5M federal grant for drone program

8 hours ago
The New York State Thruway Authority will continue its drone program with the support of a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Senior Companion Program reaches out to council

12 hours ago
A representative of InterFaith Works of Central New York spoke before the common council at Tuesday’s meeting, asking the city for help with their Senior Companion Program.

F.O.C.U.S. Time: No excuses

Yesterday at 5:30 PM
Feeling the chill cut through my body, burrrr was the only sound I could muster as I wrapped my coat a bit tighter.

Cardillo pledges to improve city fund balance

Yesterday at 4:10 PM
Robert Cardillo, who is running for mayor of Utica, said that if he is elected, he will be a “fiscal hawk” to make sure that the city’s fund balance stays strong.

VIDEO: Red-winged blackbirds and grackles return home

Yesterday at 3:11 PM
Thousands of red-winged blackbirds and grackles made their way to the area. See a video in the article.

Jackson Brawdy, 11,  takes a jump off the hill at Ridgewood Heights Park Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

GALLERY: Nor'easter brings heavy wet snow to the Mohawk Valley - March 14, 2023

Tuesday, March 14

With most schools closed in the area, residents and towns deal with the nor'easter that has brought about five inches of heavy snow.

Pictured is a sight from the St. Patricks Day parade on Genesee Street in Utica on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

GALLERY: Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 11, 2023

Sunday, March 12

New York State's third largest St. Patrick's Day Parade stepped off promptly at 10 a.m. from Oneida Square led by the lone bagpipe of Dr. Daniel Murphy and Grand Marshal Colleen Kain Martin.

Adian Dezeherovic, General Herkimer Elementary School

GALLERY: Daily Sentinel weather drawings - February 2023

Wednesday, March 1

In this gallery, see a month of weather drawings created by local students.


Herkimer Central School senior Melia Couchman, second from left, stands on the medal stand after winning the championship in the girls pole vault emerging elite category at the Nike Indoor Nationals.

Herkimer’s Couchman wins pole vault championship at Nike Indoor Nationals

Yesterday at 8:00 AM
Herkimer Central School senior Melia Couchman won the championship in the girls pole vault in the emerging elite category at Nike … Read More

MVCC Cultural Series to host PGA Golf Clinic

Yesterday at 7:30 AM
The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series will host a “Swing into Spring” PGA Golf Clinic at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April … Read More


Yesterday at 7:00 AM
Check these TV listings for start times. Read More


Yesterday at 6:30 AM
Scores, results and more. Read More
Zack Hayes (65) plays the puck off the boards during a preseason game. The defenseman is one of the most recent additions to the Utica Comets this season.

Defenseman Hayes looking forward to opportunity with Utica Comets

2 days ago
Zack Hayes has racked up a few miles during his third pro hockey season. Read More
Regen Cavanagh, center, and Justin Allen, right, celebrate after Utica University won the team’s conference title earlier in March. Cavanagh and Allen have signed tryout contracts to join ECHL Norfolk.

Utica University hockey standouts Cavanagh, Allen join ECHL team

2 days ago
Days after the top-ranked Utica University men’s hockey team’s season ended in overtime of the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, some … Read More

Mets send prized catcher Álvarez to Triple-A Syracuse

2 days ago
The New York Mets sent catcher Francisco Álvarez to Triple-A Syracuse, quashing for now the possibility of putting the prized … Read More

Library association reports record book ban attempts in 2022

Yesterday at 10:01 AM

Attempted book bans and restrictions at school and public libraries continue to surge, setting a record in 2022, according to a new report from the American Library Association being released Thursday.