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$41,000 in awards for playgrounds, trails in Herkimer County

HERKIMER - Herkimer County HealthNet has selected four improvement projects (two trails and two playgrounds) to award funding to as part of the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Herkimer County Grant. Read more »

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Brindisi announces new guidelines for STAR exemptions

Assemblymember Anthony J. Brindisi has announced that registration for STAR exemptions will take place August 19 through December 31, 2013. Read More »

Herkimer County applying for grant for historic jail renovations

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - At a special session Thursday morning of the Herkimer County Legislature, a decision was made regarding the Historic 1834 Herkimer County Jail on North Main Street in Herkimer. Read More »

Employment agency opens its doors in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - A new employment agency opened its doors on Commercial Drive in New Hartford on Wednesday. Read More »

Governor signs bill to help insurance company maintain jobs

The Governor has signed a bill tthat would create a process so a domestic mutual accident and health insurance company can reorganize and become a stock accident and health insurance company. Read More »

Aldi in Rome re-opens its doors with a new look

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Aldi in the city of Rome are now displaying a fresh new look following a grand re-opening Friday morning. Read More »

Bass Pro Shops looking for employees at new Utica location

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Bass Pro Shops is coming to the Riverside Center in Utica and a job fair was held this week in order to fill the 200-220 jobs that come with it. Read More »

Cornell, Griffiss, Northern Safety among state funding recipients

Empire State Development has approved funding for projects, including several locally, that will create and retain more than 1,110 jobs across NYS. Read More »

Five new retailers are coming to North Utica

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - According to the mayor's office, the City of Utica Planning Board has granted Preliminary Site Plan Approval for a new building at Riverside Center. Read More »

Local United Way decides to not continue funding local Boy Scouts

Although the Boy Scouts now allow openly gay youths into their ranks, their decision not to include scout leaders means funding issues for a local chapter. Read More »

"A lot of interest" in the Route 5S Business Park site

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer County IDA officials say the Route 5S Business Park is shovel-ready and they are getting a lot of interest in the site. Read More »

Officials talk progress on Marcy nanocenter site

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Could we soon see buildings go up on the nanocenter site in Marcy? That was the very topic of conversation on Thursday. Read More »

SUNYIT's Quad C Project patterened after Albany's Nanoscale college

News about SUNYIT's "Quad C" Project were unveiled Thursday at the Economic Development Update held by the Genesis Group Read More »

Chobani CEO named World Entrepreneur of the Year

NEW BERLIN, N.Y.,- Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of America’s No. 1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, Chobani, was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year. Read More »

"Exit 33" Entertainment Complex preps for July opening

VERONA, N.Y. - The Oneida Indian Nation's massive entertainment complex remains on schedule for a July opening. Read More »

United Auto Supply breaks ground at former Bossert site

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The CEO of United Auto Supply and city officials broke ground on the auto supplier's newest store, which will be at the former Bossert site on the North-South arterial. Read More »

Gerber's 1933 Tavern in Utica re-opens after three decades

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The former Gerber's Grill in Utica has sat empty, collecting dust for almost three decades. Read More »

Gaming business that fought to open now sits empty in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - They said they fought Rome City Hall just to open the doors to their business but a year later, Mrs. C's Arcade sits empty. Read More »

Minority owner ends relationship with Vernon Downs

VERNON, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Minority Owner of Vernon Downs says that he and his family are ending their involvement with the racino. Read More »

Utica Memorial Auditorium receives $2 million for restorations

UTICA, N.Y. - Two million dollars is heading to the Utica Memorial Auditorium for updates, according to State Senator Joseph Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. Read More »

Cash mobs highlight Small Business Week in Mohawk Valley

Small Business Week is underway and the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce is celebrating with what's called "cash mobs." Read More »

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