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The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in downtown Utica on Saturday, March 11. more
New York ranks No. 1 in the nation for childhood lead exposures and poisonings. more
Help can’t wait when emergencies strike — whether it’s for the family huddled on the street after a home fire or the patient needing a blood transfusion. more
When Constantinople finally fell to the Ottomans on Tuesday, May 29, 1453, the Byzantine Empire and its capital had up to that point survived for 1,000 years beyond the fall of the Western Empire. more
Veterans who have never been formally recognized will finally be given “A Welcome Home” in person. more
I have operated restaurants in Utica, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo for over 50 years. At Zebb’s, for example, in 2006 the 1/3 lb burger was $4.99 and the minimum wage was $6.50. In 2021, 15 … more
In 1999 three young ladies from Uniontown, Kan., uncovered and researched the history of Irena Sendler resulting in Sendler’s legacy in Poland, the United States and the world. Because of Communist … more
The Russian Federation has a population of 143 million, an area of 6,592,735 square miles and a population density of 22 people per square mile. The Ukraine has a population of 46 million people … more
A recent column here paid homage to Calvin Coolidge, the 30th American president, and his ability and desire to shrink government spending and the federal government. Vice president and then … more
The village of Oriskany is steeped in history — from the fabled Revolutionary War Battle of Oriskany in August 1777 to its quintessential example of a rural mill town to its role as namesake of the … more
Your recent editorial lauding The Hon. Judge David Hurd was spot-on and well deserved. I once spoke at one of the judge’s Naturalization ceremonies and his joy for our new citizens was quite … more
St. Patrick’s Day means different things to different people. For some, it’s a religiousFeast Day commemorating the saint who helped Christianize Ireland. For others, it’s asecular celebration … more
Every human being has a right to a safe, stable place to live, without which they cannot truly be free. more
Cal Thomas’ recent column discussed the overspending of the federal government, the $31 trillion national debt, and the fraud that found its way into federal spending on the pandemic.  more
Last week, the United States District Court in Utica welcomed 50 individuals from 27 nations as they were sworn in as American citizens. Judge David N. Hurd presided over the naturalization ceremony. more
Inflation and the end of emergency pandemic allotments from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are taking a bite out of many area residents food budgets. more
President Joe Biden has released his new budget. Among his many priorities, a huge one is making the tax code fairer for everyday Americans. more
We join the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office and the area’s many providers of programs and services … more
Members of the Zonta Club of Rome gathered on Wednesday at Rome Free Academy to present guidance counselor Maureen Nash with the club’s Zonta Rose Day Award, its highest annual honor, for Nash’s … more
I’m hoping you are as concerned as I am about the recent train derailment in a small town on the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. Are toxic chemicals on trains passing daily through Syracuse, Utica, … more
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