Utica Zoo Debuts its Newest Species—a Pack of African Painted Dogs

The Utica Zoo announced today a new species of animal under their care; a pack of African Painted Dogs. The all-female trio of dogs recently made the trip from the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio...

Column–Small Businesses are Ready to Reopen Safely

By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District Local small businesses throughout the state are suffering and facing significant economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. These are enterprises that give back to...

Governor Cuomo Announces Erie Canalway Trail Expansion to Connect Ilion to Mohawk, Bridging 1.9...

Photo Credit: marilynemarchand.com  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a new section of the Erie Canalway Trail between Ilion and Mohawk in Herkimer County. The new 1.9-mile trail will help to close a nearly...

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Epidemic

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points...

Attorney General James Announces $10 Million to Protect Homeowners From COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Attorney General Letitia James today announced $10 million in grant funding as part of a total $20 million allocation to support New York homeowners struggling with foreclosure. The Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) connects homeowners to free,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Honors MVCC Dean of Athletics

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) presented a legislative resolution honoring Mohawk Valley Community College’s (MVCC) Dean of Athletics, Gary Broadhurst. Broadhurst recently received the 2019 Junior/Community College Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award...

Three Mohawk Valley Companies to Start Producing COVID-19-Related Equipment and Supplies to Support State...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 12 New York companies have received support from the State to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While the State currently has some of the lowest...

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic and New York State Reopening, Brindisi Passes Two Child Care Relief...

Congressman Anthony Brindisi continued his work to aid Upstate New York’s economic recovery and passed the Child Care Is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act through the House of Representatives. Since the start of...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Hearing on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) participated in a legislative hearing to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. The hearing, which was held virtually, included the chairs of the Senate and Assembly...

Attorney General James Sues Trump Administration Over Rule That Would Allow Predatory Lenders to...

New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump Administration from giving predatory lenders the ability to take advantage of consumers by charging high interest rates on loans and bypassing state...
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