Center for Family Life and Recovery to Benefit from Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund

The Center for Family Life and Recovery (“CFLR”), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Utica that supports individuals struggling with mental health and behavioral issues, announced an award from the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund. The...

July Sparks Fun at the Utica Zoo

Plastic Free July Campaign, Sunset Sips, Teddy Bear Clinic and more The Utica Zoo has a jam-packed schedule for July, starting with the kick off of the Plastic Free July Ecochallenge, which is an online...

Oneida County COVID-19 Update for June 16, 2021

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PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine appointments and walk-ins are currently available at various county-operated PODs. To view all dates and locations, and to book an appointment, please visit www.ocgov.net.   Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of...

Mental Health Counselors Team with UPD

Mental health is a concern in our communities today. As we have endured more than a year of pandemic restrictions, sickness and death of loved ones, and living in isolation since last March of...

BRiDGES tackles menthol-flavored tobacco products targeting Black communities

BRiDGES Tobacco Prevention Program urges public to take action against unjust marketing and promotion of menthol cigarettes  New statewide “It’s Not Just” campaign aimed at hard-hitting menthol-flavored tobacco product marketing targeting Black communities ONEIDA, N.Y. – A new...

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

With warm weather approaching, watch out for ticks By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the blacklegged tick. The...

Faces of COVID Vaccine Diaries

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  By Ron Klopfanstein   I am writing this column on Monday, March 29th. Sweat is running down my back, yet at the same time, my hands are cold as I type. This past Friday, I received...

Bulgur Wheat Salad w/ Goddess Dressing

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Celebrate the arrival of spring with this Spring Bulgur Wheat Salad with Avocado Herb Dressing. This bulgur salad is simple to make and full of delicious ingredients made from the spring harvest. Well who would have thought that it’s actually bulgur wheat and not bulgar wheat?! Good thing I figured this out before writing the…

Ask Amy: Grouchy gramps derails airport run

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The daughter-in-law didn't offer to let me use her car while my wife was doing this favor for her.So I took off in our car the morning of the trip to go shopping and do errands.I told my wife to drive the daughter-in-law's car, as it is newer, safer, and with all the newest gadgets…

Nina Totenberg was close friends with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The relationship raises an old journalistic question: Can a reporter, committed to neutrality and balance, fairly cover a public figure with whom they have a close friendship? Does such a relationship present a conflict of interest, or the appearance of one, that might lead readers, viewers or listeners to question whether a reporter is slanting…