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One Historic New York State College Is Changing It’s Name

One historic New York State college is changing it's name. Founded as a men's college in 1948, and becoming coeducational in 1971, St. John Fisher College near Rochester has always been known as a "college" vs a "university." St. John Fisher College will no longer be the official name of that institution as of July 1st 2022. The school’s name will be changing to St. John Fisher University.
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Oneida Police Department blotter

Sue A. McGovern, 41, of Oneida, was issued appearance tickets for operating an uninspected motor vehicle, displaying a forged inspection sticker and an exhaust violation. Laura A. Roberson, 36, of Oneida, was issued an appearance ticket for petit larceny. Steven A. Johnson, 38, of Canastota, was issued an appearance ticket...
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Fireworks over Herkimer is back

HERKIMER — Fireworks over Herkimer is back for the first time in 11 years. The town of Herkimer, village of Herkimer, Herkimer College, Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce, along with many other members of the community have collaborated to bring back the fireworks show on Thursday, June 30, at Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Road.

‘I Shopped Oneida County’ day at Boonville Fair

BOONVILLE — The Boonville Oneida County Fair has announced “I Shopped Oneida County” day, which promotes Oneida County businesses as well as the Fair. Bring a receipt from any Oneida County merchant showing a purchase of at least $10, dated July 16-26, and get free admission to the Fair after 5 p.m. The event will take place on opening day, Tuesday, July 26.

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.

Rabid raccoon confirmed in Stittville

STITTVILLE — ​​​​​​A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Stittville. The raccoon was sent to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing on Monday and positive results were reported on Tuesday. One person and a dog were exposed to the raccoon and received treatment.

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...

RFA Class of 1959 plans reunion at casino

ROME — The Rome Free Academy Class of 1959 will hold its 63rd reunion Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 14, at Turning Stone Resort Casino. Friday evening, starting at 6 p.m., there will be light hors d’oeuvres with a $20 charge. Saturday will be a buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. at a cost of $40. Sunday breakfast/brunch for $20 will begin at 8 a.m.

'Mini-Mazz Market' opens in Rome as business rebuilds following fire

ROME, N.Y. – The owners of Mazzaferro’s in Rome are opened their new location on Friday, which they’ve dubbed the ‘Mini-Mazz Market.’. Following a devastating fire that destroyed the city staple on April 29, Brian and Joseph Mazzaferro decided to open a smaller shop temporarily at their wholesale location at the corner of Railroad and Mill streets.

Boonville Chamber selects Seasons Cafe as Business of the Month

WOODGATE — The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce has named Seasons Cafe in Woodgate as its Business of the Month for June because of their dedication to the Boonville area. Owned by Jake and Erin Gydesen, Seasons Cafe is a family-owned and operated Adirondack themed restaurant. Erin said she...