Wegmans increasing scholarship amounts for employees

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Wegmans will now offer larger scholarships to employees.   Grants will double for full-time workers from $8,000 to $16,000 over four years. Part-time workers who receive the Wegmans scholarship will now get $8,000 over four years, an increase from $6,000. Wegmans offered $5.5 in tuition assistance to more than 2,500 students this year.      Source

Cayuga County to stop widespread contact tracing

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Cayuga County is seeing a significant rise in COVID cases and because of the demand, the county health department is updating their guidance. If you plan on calling due to isolation or quarantine, it's going to be more difficult to receive updates. That's because the county doesn't plan on following up with a call and…

Corcoran shuts down Liverpool, 8-0

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The Corcoran Cougars proved they’re “for real” Friday night with an inspired 8-0 shutout win over perennial powerhouse Liverpool. The Warriors rolled in on a four-game win streak and got stopped cold by the Cougars defense, which was shutout by C-NS last week before regrouping to pitch its second shutout of the season. Corcoran (4-2)…

LaFayette School District wants more funds for Onondaga Nation School

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Leaders in the LaFayette Central School District are calling for more funding for the Onondaga Nation School. The LaFayette School District actually operates and teaches students at the school, which they say is in dire need of repairs. But because it's owned by the state, any funding for repairs would have to be set aside…

Lawmakers assess the impact of boosted school aid in New

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New York schools were given a super charge dose of funding by Albany this year. And billions of dollars more in federal aid is on the way, meant to shore up schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — providing support for mental health aides as well as help students who have fallen behind as a result…

Waterloo student wins international recognition for school project

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Abigail Baxter, a junior at Waterloo High School, created a specialized pencil grip inspired by her own struggles to write as a child. Source

Supreme Court Candidate Anthony Brindisi Secures Two More Endorsements From Local Unions

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Utica, NY – State Supreme Court Candidate Anthony Brindisi received endorsements from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 43 and the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local One in his bid...

Is a beach still possible on Onondaga Lake?

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Onondaga Lake has infamously stood still as one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation for years and millions of dollars has gone into its clean up. After years of effort, it’s safe to swim in the lake, according to environmental regulators, and Onondaga County leaders now say it’s feasible to have…

Utica Boilermaker weekend starts at expo’s new location

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The Mohawk Valley Health System Health and Wellness Expo is usually held at Mohawk Valley Community College in July, but with school in session, Boilermaker Road Race staff are setting up at the expo at Sangertown Square in New Hartford. “When runners come here, they come for really two primary reasons, normally: To get their…

Liverpool dominates second half, beats Utica Proctor

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It was a rainy and chilly night at Liverpool for the Class AA quarterfinals between the the Warriors and Utica Proctor. Coming into the contest, the Warriors were the four-seed, sitting at 5-3, while the Raiders were the five-seed, with a 4-3 record. The Raiders looked solid in the first half and took a 22-14…