UMHA AmeriCorps Seeking New Members

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By John Furman Are you looking to make change that you wish to see in the world? Then Utica Municipal Housing Authority AmeriCorps is the place for you. AmeriCorps is a paid volunteer position to...

Faces of COVID Vaccine Diaries

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  By Ron Klopfanstein   I am writing this column on Monday, March 29th. Sweat is running down my back, yet at the same time, my hands are cold as I type. This past Friday, I received...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

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Utica NY- April is Alcohol Awareness Month. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a national public health awareness campaign to increase education and understanding of the causes and dangers drinking and risks, treatment, and...

Bulgur Wheat Salad w/ Goddess Dressing

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Celebrate the arrival of spring with this Spring Bulgur Wheat Salad with Avocado Herb Dressing. This bulgur salad is simple to make and full of delicious ingredients made from the spring harvest. Well who would have thought that it’s actually bulgur wheat and not bulgar wheat?! Good thing I figured this out before writing the…

Local Burmese Demand Intervention

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In the Cold of February, Utica’s Burmese population (from the country of Myanmar) rallied at Oneida Sqaure to protest the Military Dictatorship that took over the government and has been oppressing the civilians ever...

Ask Amy: Grouchy gramps derails airport run

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The daughter-in-law didn't offer to let me use her car while my wife was doing this favor for her.So I took off in our car the morning of the trip to go shopping and do errands.I told my wife to drive the daughter-in-law's car, as it is newer, safer, and with all the newest gadgets…

NURSES OF THE NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION SEE WINS FOR PATIENTS IN THE...

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New York, New York – The New York State Nurses Association, representing 42,000 nurses across the state, working with allies, won major victories in the final state budget that was enacted this week. Sustaining patient...

As Onlookers Cried Floyd was Crucified

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From the Desk of Susan Townley   As a rule, I cheer for the defense in a trial.  This time I am rooting for the prosecutor.  I find the lawyer who is defending Chauvin so infuriating...

Nina Totenberg was close friends with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The relationship raises an old journalistic question: Can a reporter, committed to neutrality and balance, fairly cover a public figure with whom they have a close friendship? Does such a relationship present a conflict of interest, or the appearance of one, that might lead readers, viewers or listeners to question whether a reporter is slanting…

Farming in a Changing Climate: A Two-Part Workshop Series

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Utility-scale solar projects have been expanding across New York because of a need for renewable energy development due to changes in policies at the state level. Farmers and landowners are being approached with exploratory...