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Bonds of friendship last a lifetime for the Proctor Boys

UTICA — Boys to men, and then back to boys again. That’s the story of the Proctor Boys, a tight-knit group of mature-aged men, 99.9% of them Italians who grew up within a few blocks of each other in East Utica and remained the best of friends since they were figli. They graduated from Proctor High School, served in the military, worked for companies like GE and Chicago Pneumatic, or started their own businesses. Many married their high school sweethearts and raised their families here.
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Bonnie's Country Store is open for business

FORESTPORT, NY – It was a big day for residents of Forestport Saturday. For some the wait was almost unbearable, but now all the shelves have been stocked, the floors cleaned, and the ribbon cut. Welcome to Bonnie’s Country Store. Located on Woodhull Road, Customers lined up early,...
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Drivers face charges in Route 49 incident

FLOYD — Both drivers were ticketed for speeding and reckless driving on Route 49 following a fiery crash that snarled traffic in the westbound lane Thursday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies said Jonathan Jackson Jr., 31, of Utica, was speeding in the passing...

Fireworks, live music set for July 4 in Inlet and Old Forge

The Inlet/Old Forge area will be a hub of activity this Independence Day weekend, with a wide array of activities planned ranging from engaging childrens’ activities, an informative presentation by Inlet’s American Legion Post #1402, fireworks displays, and live music on Adirondack lakefronts. The festivities kick off on...

Calypso's Cove will not open this summer. Here's why

Recreation park Calypso's Cove Family Fun Center will not open this summer due to a staffing shortage, park officials said Friday. Located next door to Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge, the park features bumper boats, batting cages, mini golf, a zip line and snack bar among its attractions. It's a common destination for families to unwind at after taking in the water slides and other rides at Water Safari, said Katie Wojdyla, vice president and...

Saranac Thursdays return after two year hiatus

UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Saranac Thursdays, a happy hour with live music, made a come back this month after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. “You’ve got really good music you’ve got a wide range of Saranac beers, Utica Club, soft drinks, ciders and it’s a big happy hour,” said Fred Matt, President of F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

Peek Inside New $35 Million Resort on Oneida Lake That Comes With Your Own Pontoon

Take your first look inside The Cove, a new $35 million vacation rental destination on Oneida Lake with cottages that come with your own personal pontoon boat. The Cove at Sylvan Beach is finally open after being in the works for the past two years. The resort features 70 modern two- and three-bedroom cottages with full eat-in kitchens, gas grills, fire pits, and a number of other amenities including a pontoon boat so guests can enjoy fishing, water sports, and cruising on Oneida Lake.

Lyons Pegasus and Jenny Lake take features at Vernon Downs

VERNON — Lyons Pegasus (Justin Huckabone) and Jenny Lake (Steeven Genois) grab the co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. Lyons Pegasus ($11.60) romps in the $7,700 Open Pace. Lyons Pegasus came flying out of the gate and put in an eye-popping :25.3 first quarter. He used a :27.4...

Jaw Dropping $16 Million Yacht Docks in Sylvan Beach

Yeah, and I know what they say. Money can't buy everything. Well, maybe so. But it could buy me a boat. But could it buy this jaw-dropping $16 million yacht seen docked in Sylvan Beach?. This isn't the first time the luxury yacht, named 'Andiamo, has made its way through...

Office for the Aging announces distribution of farmers market coupons

Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will begin distributing coupon booklets to local seniors to be redeemed at community farmers markets. All participants must be age 60 or older and have proof of age if needed. Income eligibility requirements. Participant must not have received coupons from another...

Now Open: The Cove at Sylvan Beach

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – With the help of the Oneida Indian Nation, The Cove at Sylvan Beach held its grand opening on Tuesday, June 28th. This new lakeside vacation destination is designed for weeklong getaways on Oneida Lake, with each cottage featuring its very own pontoon boat. In fact, that’s even how today’s speakers arrived.