Business Skills to “Super Sell” Yourself

By Dr. Patricia Laino Your Outer Image: I’m Dr. Pat Laino, the Director and instructor at the Business Training Institute here in Utica. My job is to teach those who want to start up their...

Making Friends with Fear

By Dave Roberts About a month ago, I walked out onto the deck of my home, morning coffee in hand, and looked around my yard. I live in a beautiful, quiet, secluded neighborhood where the...

Editorial

By Susan Townley Listening to Cassandra Harris-Lockwood on Phoenix Radio (95.5 fm) describe her vision of establishing a community center by repurposing the uninhabited regions of UFA filled me with hope and a sense of...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rajchel Polish Pilots who Fought in the Battle of Britain during World War II On September 1st, 1939 the German army, supported by the air force (Luftwaffe) and navy invaded Poland from three sides....

A Call for Reform of Prisoner Treatment

By Susan Townley Towards the end of summer vacation after my first year in college, the United States was transfixed by the horrifying way the New York State police regained control of Attica Correctional Facility....

The Passing of the Queen of Soul

Long Live the Queen By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Aretha brought the music of our lifetime. She framed it. She claimed it. She brought it with an unabashed authenticity and integrity. She delivered it with such power and...

I’m So Blue

By Naomi Starsiak After months of planning, hundreds of choices, late nights of worrying and random fears, it’s over – you’ve had the baby. Now you’re back home... and you’re crying. The weeks following childbirth can...

Shout Out for Chester’s Flowers

  Bill Waskiewicz, the owner of Chester’s Flowers on York Street, is seated here behind the bevy of bedding plants he donated to For The Good’s Linwood Place Community Garden in July. These plants continue to...

An Alternate Vision for Footprint of a Hospital Downtown

By C. Harris-Lockwood Given all of the social misery and conflict surrounding the proposed construction of a hospital in the Columbia Lafayette district or CoLa, there has yet to be a comprehensive plan offered to...

Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo: I   am writing to ask for your intervention in the recent decision to deny For The Good, Inc. State funding from the DEC for an Environmental Justice grant for the second time...
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