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The Adirondack League Club Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has awarded more than $118,000 to support more than 20 area nonprofits in the third quarter. more
Assemblyman Robert Smullen, R-118, Meco, questioned the proposed early closure of several state campgrounds in 2023, including some in Herkimer County as well as nearby Hamilton County. more
The New York Independent System Operator has reported that electricity supplies in the state are expected to be sufficient this winter to meet forecasted peak demand conditions. more

The New York State Thruway Authority is proposing a systemwide toll increase that would take effect in 2024. more
Baby its cold outside, but some New Yorkers — approximately 3.2 million — are still waiting for temperatures to consistently reach freezing before turning on the heaters, reveals a study. more
New York City’s mayor said he was directing police and city medics to be more aggressive about getting severely mentally ill people off the streets and subways and into treatment, even if it means involuntarily hospitalizing some people who refuse care. more
New York Army National Guard Spc. Neil P. Maxwell, a Utica resident, has been recognized for outstanding performance while deployed to Europe. more
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced eight transformational projects in the City of Little Falls as part of a state $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. more
If, like thousands of your neighbors, you spent some time and money online for Cyber Monday, the nation’s major shipping companies say they are more than ready to get your package to you on time. more
In life and death situations, when every second counts, Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti says his officers can get a drone into the sky faster than they can go aloft in a helicopter. more
State lawmakers have signed onto a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul, asking for the expansion of the Nurses for Our Future scholarship program to address the shortage of nurses in New York State. more
Following a recent audit that found at least $11 billion in improper unemployment payments were distributed during the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the failure. more
Sixteen-year-old Abigail VanDorn, a Lake Placid native, nearly-lifelong Nordic skier and competitive biathlete, likes to go fast. Two weeks ago, she went flying — literally. more
Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon met with staff at the Veteran’s Outreach Center to pack up snacks that were provided by local veterans, Utica Comets fans, and state employees. more
New York is taking a first-in-the-nation step to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining, under legislation that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed this week. more
Maj. Gen. Ray Shields has announced the promotion of two local members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. more
This Thanksgiving holiday will see another law enforcement crackdown on drunken and distracted driving. more
Hartwick College has announced a program to encourage students from the local region to enroll there. more
New York issued its first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana. more
A sheriff's deputy, not in uniform, had gotten into a barroom argument with a group of three people from Utica, police said. more
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