Movie Review: Lords of Chaos

By Kurt Krumme It would be easy; too easy, to say that this film is about a rock band and how everything eventually plays out in a rock band. However, there is quite a bit...

Know The Terms, Pt 2 Birth and Breastfeeding: What’s the Connection?

By Naomi Starsiak Breastfeeding, what could be more natural? But there is so much more that goes into the process than, “open mouth, insert nipple”. The way we labor and give birth can have a...

Strawberry-the food of the Skyworld

  By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwasasne Mohawk Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant-called Niihontesha. It is a unique plant as its seeds are outside of the skin of the berry...

Legal Myths and Reality

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: The New York State court system only reacts to issues that...

Leopold Stokowski —A Leading Orchestra Conductor of the 20th Century

By Ted Rajchel Background Stokowski is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the...

CENSUS JOBS WORKSHOP JULY 29

Utica, NY:   The Utica Municipal Housing Authority will host a workshop on how to apply for employment with the United States Census Bureau on Monday, July 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the...

Remembering Michael Schwerner: Civil Rights Activist

By Kevin Paul Sweetser In the fall of 1963, I attended an after school recreational program. I was 9 years old and my brother, Larry, two years older, also participated. My family and I lived...

Our Next President?

By Matt DeCristo The good thing about having a bad president, is the strong desire (by some) for a change. As it stands, there are a million and one candidates vying for the democratic nomination...

Racism and Bias

By Kristina Andreotta Racism and bias are not new issues for Utica City Schools, which are primarily populated by Black, Latinx, and Asian students.  It’s no secret that the teachers and administrators, who are overwhelmingly white,...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rajchel The invention of a small electric motor is often referred to as the Great Leap forward for plug-powered domestic machinery.  The new motor, known as the fractional horsepower motor, revolutionized the appliance...
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