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3rd annual Run/Walk for the Animals to benefit Spring Farm Cares

Interested in helping out animals? Join StaffWorks and Steet-Ponte Cars on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 for the 3rd annual Run/Walk for the Animals to benefit Spring Farm Cares no-kill animal sanctuary in Clinton, New York.

Easter Bunny at Sangertown focuses on helping children with special needs

A private session with the Easter bunny at New Hartford’s Sangertown Square includes photos and allows children with special needs to see the Easter bunny up close and personal in a 'sensory' friendly environment -- including quiet surroundings and no line ups.

Nano Days 2015 at SUNY Poly introduced young minds to nanotechnology

Today is a nationwide recognition of nanotechnology, and folks at SUNY Poly welcomed young minds for Nano Days 2015.

State aid lists: Utica schools to receive $4 million more than last year

Big news for Utica city schools: a huge financial boost is on the horizon.

New Hartford-based author, Emmy winner to hold lecture and book signing at Barnes & Noble

The New York-based best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning stylist David Zyla returns to his hometown of New Hartford for a special interactive lecture and book signing at Barnes & Noble on April 7, 2015, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Jamo's, a new restaurant in Herkimer, is open for business

A new restaurant is open for business in Herkimer. Jamo's is located on Mohawk street and has a contemporary modern look and feel.

Pablo Contreras murder trial: victim's pregnant girlfriend takes the stand

Trial is underway in the case against Pablo Contreras this morning March 31, 2015.

Croghan man accused of sexually abusing young girl

A Croghan man faces a felony charge for sexually abusing a young girl over several years.

NY lawmakers to vote on state budget ahead of looming deadline

New York state lawmakers are preparing to cast votes on key education and ethics provisions in the state budget ahead of a critical deadline.

Education advocates still in the fight before a final budget comes down

UTICA, NY - While a final vote on education hangs in the balance before midnight Wednesday night in Albany, some education advocates in our area are trying to convince lawmakers that more funding is needed.

A few operations to move, but no jobs lost at Remington

ILION, NY - The mayor of Ilion says Remington Arms is making some changes to a few of its departments, but that no jobs are in jeopardy of elimination.

Teachers union president urges boycott of state tests

The president of New York's largest teachers union is urging parents to opt their children out of next month's standardized math and English tests.

County executive confirmed as chair of Thruway Authority

New York's Senate has confirmed a Republican county executive to chair the Thruway Authority board.

Does a new hospital in Utica hinge on this year's state budget?

Albany, N.Y. - The State Senate and State Assembly both went into session Monday afternoon to begin voting on some of the line items in this year's budget, but education wasn't one of them, and there's word there is $300 million dollars in the budget for a new hospital in Utica.

Local shelter says don't gift live rabbits this Easter

It’s not OK to give a live rabbit as a gift this Easter. That’s the message a local shelter is trying to send to any parents who are thinking about surprising their children this week.

Man behind 'Bullied' documentary speaks at Herkimer College

"Bullied" documentary shown at Herkimer College followed by a presentation by the subject of the film, Jamie Nabozny

Crews on the scene of fire in Deerfield

Crews are on the scene of a structure fire on Fairview Place in Deerfield.

Water main break behind Utica Memorial Auditorium shuts down nearby road

Whitesboro Street in Utica is blocked off due to a water main break behind the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Traffic along Route 5S eastbound reduced to one lane

A travel advisory is in effect for the city of Utica Monday.

Father, daughter in serious condition after Westmoreland accident

WESTMORELAND, NY - A father and daughter are at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in serious condition after a two car accident in the Town of Westmoreland.

Hockey for Hope

UTICA, NY - The Comets converged at Tony's Audelicious this afternoon to help the community, and raise some money and awareness at the same time.