MVCC announces updates to transfer agreements with SUNY Empire State College, Cobleskill

Mohawk Valley Community College has signed an updated transfer agreement with SUNY Empire State College (ESC) and a new agreement with SUNY Cobleskill. Both agreements will help students who graduate from MVCC transfer seamlessly...

Griffo, Buttenschon and Picente urge Governor to seek additional assistance from federal government for...

UTICA – New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-C-Rome, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-Marcy, and Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that they have sent a letter to Gov....

Launch of innovative pilot project to combat harmful algal blooms

Mobile Harvester System Separates Algae from Water, Returns Clean Water to Lake - If Agawam Lake Pilot Proves Successful, Harvester Will Be Applied Statewide Part of Governor's $82 Million Comprehensive Harmful Algal Bloom - or...

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk news from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

What:  The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will provide an important update to the 2017 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk  Where:  Holiday Inn 1777 Burrstone Road New Hartford, NY  When:   Thursday – April 20th   Program begins...

The Children’s Dyslexia Annual Gala and Fundraiser Announcement

WHAT: The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central New York is hosting their 4th Annual Gala to Defy Dyslexia. This year’s theme is “Nurture Budding Readers!” The Gala will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and...

Small House Initiative

Rescue Mission of Utica’s Skills for Success program, breaks ground on its Small House initiative. The Rescue Mission of Utica, in partnership the city of Utica, Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida...

PROJECTS FUNDED THROUGH EMPIRE STATE POVERTY REDUCTION INITIATIVE LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced seven projects are being funded under the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative in Buffalo. These projects are a direct result of ESPRI, the Governor's $25 million initiative to...

CNY Roller Derby to host games in Rome

  Central New York Roller Derby will host a double header game from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, at the John. F. Kennedy Arena in Rome, NY. Admission at the...

Albany Supreme Court Has Ruled, Claims Opposing MVHS SEQR Have Merit, Case To Advance

Utica - In a significant legal victory, opposition to the destruction of downtown for a sprawling hospital, has not been thrown out by Albany Supreme Court. Over six months ago, the Mohawk Valley Health System and the City of Utica requested a legal challenge to their SEQR process be thrown out. However, earlier this week the court upheld a lawsuit by opposition parties; follow this link #NoHospitalDowntown Legal to find a copy of the the Decision & Order from Justice Mackey. The City of Utica Planning Board and MVHS must now address the merits of the lawsuit’s claims, this according to Brett Truett, cofounder of #NoHospitalDowntown. “We expect further procedural maneuvering by MVHS and the Planning Board, however we continue to be both financially and legally well-positioned to defend the public‘s wishes against this urban renewal scheme. The public was shutout on this, so we have no alternative but to fight for justice.” Cofounder Jim Brock, added “This is a major setback to the Planning Board and MVHS. The Albany Court’s decision means anything MVHS is doing is totally at risk. While it appears NYSDOH has advanced a small portion of funds “promised” by the planned $300M grant, we believe MVHS will not get full State funding until the SEQR issues are resolved in their favor. We contend, and today we see the court agrees, the SEQR documents and process were flawed.” Formed on August 22, 2015, #NoHospitalDowntown will continue opposition on this and any other legal fronts. Continued options remain for both sides, but the original SEQR lawsuit claims were not dismissed, so opposition is on track in spite of demolitions. Mohawk Valley Health System has already bulldozed over nine properties, they include; - A carriage house - Metzler Printing - Former Bergers Department Store (Norm Seakan TV & Appliances) - Jones Building - Haberer Building - John Bosco House (and former St. George Church) - And most recently the former home to Heidelberg Bakery at 430 Columbia Street. “Many buildings remain, as well as the historic Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood (CoLa) street grid,” group member, Donna Beckett added. She continued, “Nobody is fighting against hospital improvements, but silver bullet proposals that erase streets and neighborhoods have long been proven to be terrible mistakes.” Truett, and group member Joe Cerini, as well as three other property owners that MVHS has been unable to win-over, seem to not be be going anywhere either. So the fight to save downtown is alive and well. Websites for more information are Better Utica Downtown and #NoHospitalDowntown. (Online with links, please see: http://www.nohospitaldowntown.com/press-release-2019-12-27.php) # # # # Contact Info: Brett Truett #NoHospitalDowntown Call/Txt: +1(315)794-0401 #NoHospitalDowntown was co-founded by two business owners and former board members of Utica’s Chamber of Commerce following disturbing calls from hospital board members in 2015. The hospital is seeking to abandon a 64-acre hospital campus and construct a new hospital downtown. This concept would require demolition of historical buildings and streets and threatens over 40 businesses. Both the Utica Chamber and the Genesis Group have never allowed them to share their concerns with their boards or membership.

Three Local High School Teams Awarded Prizes at 11th Annual AFRL Challenge Competition

ROME, NY — The Air Force ResearchLaboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI), in partnership with the Griffiss Institute (GI), are proud to have once again hosted the 11th Annual AFRL Challenge Competition, as one of their joint stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives, during the week of April 15 – 19, 2019, at Griffiss Institute, in Rome, New York. The ten area high schools that participated in the 2019 Challenge...
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