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Former BOCES teacher charged with raping 13-year-old boy

A former BOCES teacher is charged with second-degree rape of a 13-year-old boy back in 2019. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Kristin Bellinger was providing in-home tutoring to the boy, outside of her then-job as a special ed teacher with the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES District. A warrant for her...
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Man accused of attacking woman on first day of new job

ROME — A Tompkins County man is accused of attacking and choking a woman in the parking lot of Deployed Resources on McPike Road Monday afternoon, on the first day of his new job, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said Justin T. Tani, 44, of Newfield, and...
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Two Rome men charged for separate crimes following incident, police say

ROME — Two men were taken into custody along the Mohawk River Trail for separate crimes on Monday — one for shooting a BB gun in the direction a child, and one for taking photographs of children, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said Dukie J. Fuller,...

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...

Gas-Friendly Getaways: A trip to Cooperstown

Summer travel season is back, but with gasoline prices reaching upwards of $5 for most regions around the Empire State, it's getting tougher to stick to budgets. While fuel may have gotten more expensive, there are plenty of nearby attractions to enjoy on just a tankful from the city of Syracuse.

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...

All aboard the beer and wine train

UTICA — All aboard for a different kind of happy hour that will definitely give you and your friends something to toast. It’s the beer and wine train ride offered on several Fridays through October by the Adirondack Railroad. The remaining dates for the 2022 season are July 22, Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 16 and 30, and Oct. 14 and 28.

Picturesque and challenging hiking trails near Central New York

(WSYR-TV)–With the temperatures heating up, so are peoples urges to travel. However, traveling can be quite expenses during these trying times, so maybe you’re looking for ways to get out that won’t break your bank. Central New York is known for it’s scenic views and hidden hot...

Beloved Utica Destination for Coffee & Live Music Finally Reopens

The Tramontane Café, the eclectic coffee spot on Lincoln Ave in Utica that was once a favorite hangout for local musicians and artists, has finally reopened after a long hibernation. Owners Robin Raabe and Garrett Ingraham originally opened the Tramontane Café in 2008. Its diversified clientele included businessmen and...
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New Hartford Hospice Butterfly launch set for July 20

New Hartford, N.Y. — Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. is holding its Annual Butterfly Release Celebration on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. All are welcome to purchase a butterfly; this event is not limited to only those who have used hospice services but is open to the community. A life-affirming...

Alert; Rabid Raccoon Found In Stittville

The Oneida County Health Department says a racoon has tested positive for rabies in Stittville. The raccoon was sent to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing this week and positive results were reported today. Heath Department officials say one person was exposed to the rabid...