Letters to the Editor

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Dear Editor: Driving through downtown Utica for the first time since college some 40 years ago, I was both alarmed and saddened to see that the city looks as if it is dying.  Utica is...

Community Foundation Turns Back on Poor

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It will soon be two years ago that Alicia Fernandez Dicks, CEO of the Community Foundation, last sat in the office of For The Good, Inc. While she was there I explained the need for...

A Case Against Building the Hospital Downtown

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Architect and Civic Leader Mike Bosak Makes "The Case Against Building the Hospital Downtown" Michael Bosak is a long-time resident and has been a lifelong advocate for the City of Utica. Bosak has worked in...

America and New York State – For Hemp!

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By Natalie M. Williams There has been much talk in New York State regarding Marihuana and Hemp Legalization. “Mary Jane”; also known as ‘the sister of man’ has traveled with humanity for millennia. As a...

American Red Cross Aids Five After Cold Brook Fire

UTICA NY - Volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to five people after a fire Monday afternoon on Main Street in Cold Brook, Herkimer County. The Red...

New York Author announces the launch of her book, At the Table with Jesus.

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Author pledges 100% of book proceeds to serve others. Utica, NY (April 21, 2018) Seventy-nine-years young, Miss Doddie will be at The Empowerment Center, 230 James St., Utica, NY, 13501, USA on Saturday, April 21, 2018...

Bad Guys Don’t Like Dogs

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood This is an edited version of an article I wrote several years ago shortly after the Sandy Hook Massacre. I was moved to present it again in the present wake of the...

Urban Design Specialist calls siting a Hospital in Downtown Utica akin to“dropping a UFO...

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By: C Harris-Lockwood Photos By Tom Loughlin On Tuesday, May 1, noted author James Howard Kunstler addressed a packed house of concerned citizens in the main dining room of the Fort Schuyler Club in downtown Utica....

Complaint Filed over Alleged Altercation Outside Observer Dispatch

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This evening, roughly 45 Trump supporters held a demonstration outside of the Observer Dispatch on Oriskany St. The conservative group was protesting against what they call “fake news” and chose the OD as their location....

The Ghetto Courts I know…

By Natalie M. Williams Commentaries regarding the Utica City Court - My witness of the goings on in Utica, New York have led me to conclude this: The police powers of the State - have been corrupted; and...