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Mohawk Valley Health System Employee Discount at the Fort Schuyler Trading Company

The Fort Schuyler Trading Company is offering Mohawk Valley Health System employees a 15% discount on all apparel and accessories (including NY Custom and Crooked Brook Lab Coats) embellished with the Mohawk Valley Health...

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One World Flower Fest in the Oneida Square Arts District May 21

Join the Fun! One World Flower Fest organizers invite business sponsors, artists, performers, organizations and volunteers to help transform Oneida Square into a people friendly neighborhood with creative activities and experiences for families and...

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NRCS-NY Announces $985,000 for NRCS NEW Climate Change Mitigation Program

Marcy, N. Y., May 18, 2016 – New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces June 17, 2016, as the application cutoff date for the Climate Change Mitigation Program funded through the Environmental Quality...

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More than $5 Million Raised to Honor Retiring Hamilton College President

  New Scholarship Fund is Largest of its Kind at Hamilton   Clinton, NY — May 12, 2016 – Alumni, parents and friends of Hamilton College have established a $5.4 million endowed scholarship to...

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ASSEMBLYMAN BRINDISI, ONEIDA COUNTY EXECUTIVE PICENTE AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF KEVIN ALEXANDER AS COORDINATOR OF THE ANTI-POVERTY INITIATIVE   Alexander, a life-long Utica resident, Hamilton College grad, brings experience working with area not-for-profits...

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The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America

Book Singning with Michael Keene SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MAY 21 at 1:00 PM   From the author of Folklore and Legends of Rochester, and other titles, comes The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed...

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Free Fireworks Display Will be Part of Hamilton College Commencement Weekend

As part of its commencement weekend activities, Hamilton College will host a free fireworks display on Friday, May 20, at 9:30 p.m., at Royce Baseball Field. The community is invited to attend. The baseball...

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From the desk of the Editor: The Future of the Hope House…And redevelopment in Corn Hill

by C. Harris-Lockwood The Hope House is a vital and worthy non-profit that has done a lot of good in our area, but it’s proposed move to South Street is bad for neighbors, bad...

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Save Your Gallbladder!

by Elizabeth Szlek As a Nutritional Therapy practitioner, I meet lots of clients who have had their gall bladders removed. This always makes me sad… Why? Because it is largely unnecessary and unhelpful to...

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Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: This is a constituent complaint. On November 14, 20I5, I sent a check in the amount of $343 to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the fee required for a...

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MoVa Jr. Frontiers Student Awarded Millennium Scholarship

By Dawn Laguerre Daileny Guerrero, a local high school student, has been selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar. She was chosen from a pool of 53,000 candidates based on her stellar academic achievement,...

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New Oneida County Democratic Chairman Thickstun Comments on the Party

In a full meeting of the Oneida County Democratic Committee on March 31st, Bill Thickstun of Kirkland was elected County Chair and John Jacon of Utica as Executive Vice Chair by unanimous vote. “I’m...

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CNY PROGRESSIVE NEWS ROUNDUP: Bernie won Oneida and Herkimer Counties!!

By John Furman Central New York progressives have much to celebrate during the last month. Due to the hard work of grassroots activists, Bernie won most of upstate New York for Bernie, more than...

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Judge Joan Shkane Dispelling legal myths and confusion about the legal system

This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen. MYTH: An employee can be fired for saying nasty things about his/her employer on...

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Optimizing Brain Health: Coherence Improves Brain Performance

By Dean Anthony Neuroscience offers numerous opportunities to use its insights to improve clinical conditions like anxiety and depression. Its largest contribution however, will likely be its ability to enhance, optimize and protect brain...