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Oneida County Court Notebook
September 22, 2019, 3:21 pm | Source
Pleadings and sentencings for the week of Sept. 16, 2019:• Michael J. Sanchious, 25, Utica, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sentenced to a minimum of 2½ years in state prison along with three years of post-release supervision.• Wallis A. Flagg, 31, Utica, was previously convicted after a [...]

The right lighting can elevate your home
September 22, 2019, 2:26 pm | Source
When you shop for a new sofa or another piece of furniture, it's not hard to envision how it might look in your living room. And if you're considering a new wall color, you can test pretty simply with swatches.But shopping for lighting can be more complicated.It's easy fall in love with the design of a light fixture or lamp, notes interior designer Maggie Griffin, but how will it illuminate your space? How will it work with the lighting you already have? And which variety of [...]

The Community at Sunset Wood changes leadership
September 22, 2019, 12:25 pm | Source
NEW HARTFORD — After 24 years as executive director of The Community at Sunset Wood, Carol Jubenville will be stepping down and the facility’s director of operations, Dominick Manfredo, has been selected as the new executive director effective Jan. 1, 2020.The Community at Sunset Wood is a senior housing facility with a rich history dating back to 1882 and has received recognition through numerous awards for their philosophy for [...]

Area ongoing roadwork projects
September 22, 2019, 12:25 pm | Source
ONEIDA COUNTYCity of Utica: Route 5S between Cornelia Street and Broad Street. Multiple lane closures throughout the work zone. Utility work continues through out work zone. Highway lighting removal will be occurring on Route 5S between Cornelia Street and John Street in both directions. There will be various lane and road closures on the following roads: Lane closure on Route 5 S eastbound between Cornelia Street and Broad Street. Lane closures or road closures South [...]

OpSun: Children attending camp continues to rise
September 22, 2019, 10:22 am | Source
In May, the Observer-Dispatch’s Operation Sunshine charity kicked off its 2019 summer campership fundraising campaign with an enhanced goal of $75,000.For many years, the summer goal was held at $65,000.This was due to the number of nonprofit agencies benefiting from Operation Sunshine funds remaining the same, but the number of children needing to attend summer camp continued to rise, charity organizers said."There [...]

Community News for Sept. 22, 2019
September 22, 2019, 8:24 am | Source
UTICAHazardous waste drop-off closes for seasonThe last day for the 2019 season of Household Hazardous Waste collection (i.e. paints and chemicals) at the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s (Authority) EcoDrop Utica will be Monday, Sept. 30.Household Hazardous Waste collection will reopen April 1, 2020.The Authority’s EcoDrop Utica, at the end of Leland Avenue Extension, will accept household hazardous waste from residents of [...]

Businesses in hospital footprint finding new homes
September 22, 2019, 8:20 am | Source
UTICA — The Plaza Deli on Columbia Street will open for business Sunday for the last time. It sits in the footprint of the planned Mohawk Valley Health System downtown hospital.Owner Nasser Kassim said he wants to reopen at another location, preferably close to his customers in Kennedy Plaza apartments and to the new hospital.“People cry about me now — ‘Don’t go,’” he said.The city, he acknowledged, has tried to [...]

Death notices for September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019, 12:04 am | Source
Calogero, Leonard R. "Lenny", 91, of Utica/Clinton, died September 9, 2019.  Arrangements by Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., Utica.Collis, David W., 71, of Dolgeville, died September 19, 2019.  Arrangements by Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, Little Falls.Edwards, Melville A. "Mel", 89, of Clinton, died September 19, 2019.  Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton. [...]

MVHS hosts health fair at Utica's Union Station
September 21, 2019, 11:15 pm | Source

New Hartford native designing for ‘The Young and the Restless’
September 21, 2019, 10:10 pm | Source
Costume designer and New Hartford native David Zyla says he wouldn’t have gotten where he is now — on set in Los Angeles designing for the show “The Young and the Restless” — were it not for his roots.“Ever since I was a young child, I was interested in culture and the arts,” said the 52-year-old Zyla, who started his job with the popular soap opera this summer after years of designing costumes on both the stage and screen. [...]

Vernon Center man charged with burglary
September 21, 2019, 10:07 pm | Source
A Vernon Center man has been accused of breaking into a house and threatening a resident with a knife, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.Jonathon Cadwell, 26, was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, deputies said.Cadwell was arrested shortly after midnight Sept. 8 in the town of Paris, officials said.He climbed through a window of the home and made several threats to a resident with a knife and left before authorities arrived, [...]

Serious injuries reported in Herkimer County crash
September 21, 2019, 9:02 pm | Source
RUSSIA — Authorities late Saturday afternoon were at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with reported serious injuries.The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. at Route 365 and Hotel Road.Several ambulances were requested to the scene, which is located just north of Hinckley Reservoir in Herkimer County.A medical helicopter also was sent to the scene.Check back to uticaod.com as more details are learned.

Festival, memorial ride honor fallen deputy Wyman
September 21, 2019, 8:22 pm | Source
WHITESTOWN — Children, bikers and others convened for a fall festival and motorcycle ride Saturday at Whitestown Town Park to honor a fallen deputy.The festival was held from noon to 5 p.m. to raise funds for a park in honor of the late Oneida County sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman, who was killed in the line of duty in June 2011.The festival, presented by the Deputy Wyman Foundation Inc., included hay rides, a bounce house and a youth soccer tournament. [...]

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states
September 21, 2019, 7:37 pm | Source
LANSING, Mich. — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically.There were no doughnuts from Republicans.Led by President Donald Trump, GOP officials have largely avoided taking sides in the strike that threatens to upend the economy in Michigan, an election battleground, a [...]

South Carolina bar shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt
September 21, 2019, 5:17 pm | Source
LANCASTER, S.C. — Authorities said a shooting at a bar in South Carolina left two people dead and eight injured early Saturday.The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the agency was investigating a shooting at a bar at about 2:45 a.m.Two adult males were shot and killed. Four injured victims were airlifted to medical facilities for treatment. The other four people were treated at local facilities for injuries considered noncritical. An [...]

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign
September 21, 2019, 4:54 pm | Source
The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a community center during a kickoff event in East Boston, where the Kennedy clan first settled after arriving from Ireland well over a century ago.

Got a haul of apples? Here's what to do with them.
September 21, 2019, 4:25 pm | Source
NEW YORK — It's that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel of apples.Besides apple pie, some ideas you might not have thought of:- Cut apples into matchstick-size strips and add them to your favorite salad for a tart and crunchy addition.- Saute chunks of peeled apples in butter, season them with a touch of sugar and a pinch of salt, and serve them with [...]

Trump says he had 'perfectly fine' call with Ukraine leader
September 21, 2019, 4:10 pm | Source
It was the latest revelation in an escalating controversy that has created a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, which has refused to turn over the formal complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents.

Police blotter for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
September 21, 2019, 2:57 pm | Source
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This Week in History: Singer Frankie Laine visits Utica
September 21, 2019, 2:07 pm | Source
1777, 242 years agoFreeman’s FarmThe first of two battles at Saratoga ends with British Gen. John Burgoyne and his 9,400-man army no closer to Albany, 25 miles to the south.At Albany, he had hoped to join the British army of Sir William Howe moving north from New York City and a British force led by Lt. Col. Barry St. Leger moving eastward along the Mohawk Valley. In doing so, the British would control the Lake Champlain-Hudson River area [...]

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