Letter to the Editor

  Dear Editor: January and February were some of the most difficult weeks that my family and I have had in a very long time. Most of January I spent ill, I have always had a...

Essential Words and Phrases in Native History Related to Doctrines of Discovery

by Doug George-Kanentiio-Akwasane   No effective discussion on any Native issue can be done without understanding the following words and phrases. if we are to break the chains of "federal trust" and colonial "paternalism" we must...

At the Table with Jesus

New York Author announces the launch of her book, pledges 100% of book proceeds to serve others. Utica, NY - Seventy-nine-years young, Miss Doddie will be at The Empowerment Center, 230 James St., Utica, NY,...

Musings about Grief, Loss, and Life

By Dave Roberts May 9, 2019 May 9th began like any day in my household. I woke up about 5:30am, and immediately fed my two cats, Nitske and Zoey. I replenished Zoey’s water bowl, and turned...

Mohawk Valley Almanac, February Edition

by Roger Chambers For those who like outside cold and snow, February is a good month for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, and skiing. For those who prefer indoor activities, there is basketball, high school, college, and...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rajchel Itzhak Perlman -- Great Classical Violinist Background Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has a great charm and humanity, as well as a remarkable talent. He is loved by...

Community Foundation Responds to Federal Government Shutdown

Area not-for-profits invited to discuss impact Utica, NY – In light of the continuing federal government’s partial shutdown and its local impacts, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is preparing to convene a...

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Planned for October 2018

By Oneida County Health Department In 1978, federal laws banned lead in house paint and, shortly after, in consumer gasoline.  The reason was simple: it was making people sick, especially kids.  So, by now –...

Judge Joan Shkane -Legal Myths and Reality

Legal Myths and Reality This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: A person cannot gift property that does not yet exist. REALITY: New...

Bee Rose Corner Running Out of Grief

By Mikasha Dawson I’ve been an emotional wreck since losing my 15-year-old daughter Bianca!  Before I could move forward with my life I had to pull it together by putting one foot in front of...
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