A vaccine expert said she was mailed a muzzle before

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The same day Fiscus met with state investigators, one of the agents contacted Amazon to get more information about the package’s sender, the report states. The Amazon employee told investigators Fiscus appeared to be both the receiver and the sender. But Fiscus denied shipping herself the muzzle in a follow-up meeting with investigators. She pulled…

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2021 Pride of Workmanship Awards

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for The Rotary Club of Utica – 2021 Pride of Workmanship Awards Nomination Deadline ~ September 17, 2021 The Rotary Club of Utica is soliciting nominations from the community for this year’s Pride...

Resistance continues from Salina hotel owners on I-81 project plan

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The New York State Department of Transportation on Tuesday began its public hearings on the Interstate 81 viaduct project in Syracuse. Last month, the DOT released the draft environmental impact statement, a revised plan for the community grid alternative, and is asking for feedback. One group that has been very vocal for years to keep…

I-81 project hearings begin; in-person forums take place Wednesday

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Following the release of the more than 2,000-page draft environmental impact study last month, the state Department of Transportation accepted comments Tuesday from dozens of people during the first of several hearings on the Syracuse Interstate 81 community grid project. Lasting until September 14, the comment period is the final one before the project begins,…

Walsh says he stands by decisions related to officer’s lawsuit

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh responded to a lawsuit against the city of Syracuse and the Syracuse Police Department — filed by officer Brandon Hanks. Hanks is well-known in the department for playing basketball with kids across the city. He claims the police department conspired against him, preventing him from getting a rotation on the Gang Violence…

Tips for fall sports athletes to avoid injuries

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The fall sports season for high school athletes is right around the corner. Many sports teams in local districts have already started practices for the upcoming season. While playing sports is usually a fun, memorable experience, medical experts are encouraging a few safety measures to avoid injuries. Experts at Onondaga Physical Therapy say they typically…

When are the upcoming community-based forums for I-81?

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The Department of Transportation continues to accept comments on the future of Interstate 81. The first chance to ask questions, get answers and submit comments in-person is this evening from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at the Oncenter. You can submit comments one-on-one to a stenographer, in writing, or at a more public microphone. “People don’t hesitate to…

Construction continues on new Utica hospital

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Downtown Utica is pretty busy lately, and in a few years, it may get busier as the new Wynn Hospital goes up. "At this point about 38% of the project is complete," said the Mohawk Valley Executive Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities Bob Scholefield. Mohawk Valley Health System Executive Vice President of Real…

Flooding triggers state of emergency in Tully

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The village of Tully has declared a state of emergency due to flooding after heavy rain overnight. The main issue local leaders are concerned about includes a rapid rise in water at the village's waste water treatment center. People in Tully are being asked to conserve water to reduce the stress on the system. Nearly…

Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

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  Photo Caption: A group of children participates in educational programs at Thea Bowman House.           The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support...