Phoenix Writer Publishes Book

By Roland Becker As some of you long time Utica Phoenix readers know, I wrote short fiction for the paper for a couple of years. (Let’s define those years) After a couple of years of writing,...

June Almanac

By Roger Chambers June Holidays and Observances June 4 Trinity Sunday June 5 World Environment Day June 11 Trinity Sunday - King Kamehameha Day, Hawaii June 14 Flag Day June 17 Bunker Hill Day, Suffolk Co., Mass. June 18 Corpus Christi...

SpaceX Sticks “Most Difficult Landing to Date.”

By: Thaddeus Cesari On June 23, 2017 -- SpaceX successfully launched Bulgaria’s first orbital communications satellite aboard the second-ever reused Falcon-9 rocket. Flown previously January of last year, the same booster was refit for flight,...

Benefit for Jimmy Albison On May 21st

One of our own is sick and needs our help. If you live in Utica you most likely have been entertained by Jimmy Albison-(AKA-Jimmy Brown)-be it at one of the many eateries he worked...

Judge Joan Shkane: Dispelling myths and confusion about the legal system

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen. MYTH: When a property owner’s land is taken by the government for...

Magnificent Magnesium!

By Elizabeth Szlek: Wellness Counselor: I’m guessing that many people give little thought to whether they are getting all the minerals their bodies need, but I can tell you that not getting them is a...

Harbingers of Death for The Sycamore?

By: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood In a break between the rains on the morning of June 5th, these two turkey vultures were drying themselves in an eerie pose atop Clinton’s giant Sycamore on the north side of...

How a ‘Shooter’ at Colgate Became a Risk for all Black Men

By Kaitlyn Abrams It was 3 A.M. in South Africa about two months ago. I was studying abroad at the time and had woken-up coincidentally in the night. Hundreds of messages began flooding my phone....

The Loss of Vernon Downs Greater than Anticipated

Photos and text by: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood: Harness racing is as old as America. Scenes and tales from the earliest days of our country depict horses and their drivers racing to the finish line. Still today...

Kaepernick Backlash Baffles Black Fan Base

By David Dancy In 2016 Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49er’s, embarked on a sacrificial, career-risking, possibly ending, journey to bring attention to the plight of Black victims of police brutality. To casual...
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