The Oneida Daily Dispatch

Local and breaking news from the Oneida Daily Dispatch covering Oneida County and surrounding areas in Central New York.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch

DMV reminds motorcyclists to renew registrations by April 30
April 16, 2021, 7:00 pm | Source
NEW YORK — The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding motorcycle owners to renew their registrations before they expire April 30.

Be A Neighbor Fund gifts $3,000 award to Irwin’s Fine Food in Utica
April 16, 2021, 4:30 pm | Source
Utica, N.Y. — Helping local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Be A Neighbor Fund has raised over $27,000 since launching Feb. 1 and given financial awards to five local businesses to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fifth…

Local Kids Art from St. Patrick's School
April 16, 2021, 4:00 pm | Source

Cazenovia College announces plans for in-person commencement events
April 16, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source
Cazenovia, N.Y. — Two in-person commencement ceremonies are planned on the Cazenovia College campus to celebrate the graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

Thomas Donegan's In a Nutshell
April 16, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source

Snapshot: Oneida County Sheriff's Office announces 'No Empty Chair' campaign
April 16, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol held a press conference at Westmoreland Central School, to inform the public of The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee No Empty Chair Campaign. The campaign is a weeklong education and enforcement initiative created to keep young…

Oneida Rotary Club organizes cleanup around Madison County Historical Society
April 16, 2021, 11:45 am | Source
Oneida, N.Y. — In the spirit of Earth Day, which is approaching April 24, the Oneida Rotary Club helped out the Madison County Historical Society by cleaning up their cottage lawn earlier this week.

Astrograph - Friday, April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
Explore your options, find your passion and discover your talents and attributes. Turn something you love to do into a moneymaking venture. Think innovatively to transform your life. Put your focus on happiness, love, health and being the best you…

Grand opening for new Harbor Freight Tools in Oneida set for May 1
April 15, 2021, 7:30 pm | Source
Oneida, N.Y. — Harbor Freight Tools will officially hold a grand opening for its new store in Oneida on Saturday, May 1 at 8 a.m.

With layoffs down and spending up, US rebound gains momentum
April 15, 2021, 6:47 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-awaited economic boom coming off the pandemic recession appeared to edge closer to reality Thursday with fresh data showing the pace of layoffs dwindling, consumers spending freely and manufacturing rebounding.

Empire State Trail and Boilermaker Race partner up to offer Empire State Trail Challenge
April 15, 2021, 4:15 pm | Source
Utica, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership between the Empire State Trail and the nationally-known Boilermaker race to create the "Empire State Trail Challenge" - a four-month virtual race where participants can register and log their miles to…

YORK: Democratic pollsters acknowledge: We darn near lost
April 15, 2021, 3:30 pm | Source
Just six months ago -- it seems like so much longer -- many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some saw Joe Biden winning in a landslide over then-President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi believed…

LOPEZ: For whom the bell tolls
April 15, 2021, 2:15 pm | Source
"Do you want to be a boy?" Keira Bell says that's a question her mother asked her when she was 14. She had been a tomboy in her youth, from a broken home. When she hit puberty, she suffered, as…

Cartoonist's Take
April 15, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source

Oneida County encourages more residents to get vaccinated
April 15, 2021, 11:15 am | Source
Utica, N.Y. — Oneida County wants all of its residents, particularly those aged 25-40, to rally together and get vaccinated against COVID-19. There's been hesitation or lack or urgency among this age group, said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, but…

Astrograph - Thursday, April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021, 10:30 am | Source
Keep life, love and your financial matters in perspective. Put a strategy in place to ensure you stick to your budget, and don't take on more than you can handle. You have so much to gain if you pay attention…

New York bars, restaurants can soon stay open 'til midnight
April 14, 2021, 11:01 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Vernon Downs Racing Returns
April 14, 2021, 8:00 pm | Source
As the warm weather inches a little bit closer and more and more of the fun activities we used to enjoy come back into the fold, Vernon Downs is ready to begin its summer season, which kicks off on April…

State launches 'Adopt-a-Trailhead' program
April 14, 2021, 6:30 pm | Source
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the launch of a new initiative to assist with the stewardship of trailheads across the state and educate trail users before they enter the backcountry.

Things going on in Central New York
April 14, 2021, 5:30 pm | Source
EDITOR'S NOTE: This calendar is being regularly updated to reflect all event cancellations and postponements. However, it is recommended that readers contact event organizers before they attend.

New guidance issued for New York graduation and commencement ceremonies
April 14, 2021, 4:00 pm | Source
NEW YORK — Updated guidance was recently made for graduation and commencement ceremonies organized by schools, colleges and universities in New York.

A NEW YOU: Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.
April 14, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source
For their 25th wedding anniversary, I heard about a couple who took a long-awaited trip to Paris. The two vacationers first visited the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Then they visited the Louvre Museum and viewed some of the most famous works…

Outdoors Column: Hunter Safety Report for 2020
April 14, 2021, 2:15 pm | Source
Last hunting season the DEC documented 22 hunting related shooting accidents.

Swap the crop? New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana
April 14, 2021, 2:15 pm | Source
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline.

Oneida Police Department blotter
April 14, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
Oneida Police Department

Snapshot: April 1 Oriska Valley Seniors meeting
April 14, 2021, 11:28 am | Source
The Oriska Valley Seniors met on April 1 at the American Legion in Oriskany Falls for their monthly meeting. Mike Silliman did a slide presentation of pictures taken at past meetings beginning with December, 2019 Christmas party through March, 2021.…

A look back at history
April 14, 2021, 11:00 am | Source
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Astrograph - Wednesday, April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021, 10:30 am | Source
Use your imagination to figure out a way to make the most out of any situation you face this year. The deeper you dig, the more you will discover that will help you get ahead. Get ready to let go…

Old Forge woman involved in fatal accident in Forestport
April 13, 2021, 1:15 pm | Source
Forestport, N.Y. — According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, deputies recently responded to a two-car fatal motor vehicle crash at State Route 28 at Woodgate Road in the Town of Forestport.

Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark offering free guided spring walk
April 13, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
Peterboro, N.Y. — The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL) invites the public for a guided spring walk on the seven acres of the historic property to examine the trees, plants, soil, ecosystems, depressions, and many other aspects that…

Astrograph - Tuesday, April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021, 10:30 am | Source
Stay focused and be receptive to possibilities. When one door closes, another will open. Learn to go with the flow, and you will find it easy to get ahead. A steady pace forward will make a lasting impression on people…

'Skilled predator' FBI boss harassed 8 women, watchdog finds
April 12, 2021, 8:48 pm | Source
NEW YORK (AP) — One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks’ hands when he reached for her legs and breasts. Another went home shaken after he tugged on her ear and kissed her…

Turning Stone Resort Announces Openings for Award-Winning Golf Courses
April 12, 2021, 8:00 pm | Source
The Upstate New York resort is pleased to announce that its multi-award-winning and PGA-level golf courses will be publicly opening throughout the month of April 2021, offering a wide-variety of courses for players of all skill levels.

Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID
April 12, 2021, 6:30 pm | Source
NEW YORK — Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Local massage business offers free services to area doctors and nurses
April 12, 2021, 5:15 pm | Source
Hamilton, N.Y. — COVID-19 has shown the world a lot of pain, but it has also provided many opportunities for kindness.

Oneida suffers another loss, VVS's streak continues
April 12, 2021, 3:36 pm | Source
The Oneida football team was looking to pick up a win against Canastota after suffering a loss to their rival, VVS. Although it was a hard-fought game, Oneida once again has fallen short. After multiple turnovers from both squads, Oneida…

Local Kids Art from St. Patrick's School
April 12, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source

Cartoonist's Take
April 12, 2021, 1:00 pm | Source

Snapshot: Canastota Alumni Association donates $1,000 to book program for preschoolers
April 12, 2021, 11:44 am | Source
In keeping with one of their goals to help meet the educational needs of the Canastota Central School District, the Canastota Alumni Association donated one thousand dollars to the Canastota Public Library to support its partnership with the Dolly Parton…

A look back at history
April 12, 2021, 10:45 am | Source
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Astrograph - Monday, April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021, 10:15 am | Source
Pick up the pace. Set goals, deadlines and plans, and draw on people who can offer information, assistance and emotional support. Don't give up when all that's required is discipline, hard work and dedication. Personal gain is within reach, and…

CarSmart: Mercedes-Benz GLB a top contender
April 11, 2021, 3:45 pm | Source
Let's go back in time slightly, to when Mercedes-Benz manufactured the GLK series — its weirdly shaped boxy SUV that was slightly ahead of its time.

Questions and answers from the 'Car Doctor'
April 11, 2021, 2:00 pm | Source
Q. I have a manual transmission in the vehicle that I drive most days. I'm in the habit of keeping the vehicle in gear with the clutch depressed when I'm stopped for a red light and releasing it when I…

LYONS: Play ball! Just leave MLB out of politics
April 11, 2021, 1:30 pm | Source
Barring natural disasters or unforeseen health crises, chances are I'll watch around 150 Red Sox games during the 2021 season, along with parts of other contests as the pennant races advance. And I would have done so, it's important to…

Alan Chartock’s The Capitol Connection: Deductibility of SALT is Cuomo's No. 1 political priority
April 11, 2021, 12:30 pm | Source
“You get what you pay for.”It’s always a question of when rational policy meets the politics of the moment. Now it’s the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) versus the question of, “How are you going pay for it?”This…

Syracuse Mets Tickets for the 2021 Season On Sale Starting April 20
April 11, 2021, 11:30 am | Source
SYRACUSE, NY – The Syracuse Mets are excited to announce that tickets for the 2021 baseball season will go on sale starting Tuesday, April 20th at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Onondaga Coach Ticket Office at NBT…

Astrograph - Sunday, April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021, 10:15 am | Source
Consider what you want, and proceed full steam ahead. Connect with people who can help you bring about positive changes. Be brave, speak up and take action. Find your passion and do your best to make a difference. Share your…

Things going on in Central New York
April 10, 2021, 4:00 pm | Source
EDITOR'S NOTE: This calendar is being regularly updated to reflect all event cancellations and postponements. However, it is recommended that readers contact event organizers before they attend.

Thomas Donegan's In a Nutshell
April 10, 2021, 3:00 pm | Source

Recent births at Oneida Healthcare Center
April 10, 2021, 2:30 pm | Source
Oneida Healthcare Center

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