Urban Design Specialist calls siting a Hospital in Downtown Utica akin to“dropping a UFO...

By: C Harris-Lockwood Photos By Tom Loughlin On Tuesday, May 1, noted author James Howard Kunstler addressed a packed house of concerned citizens in the main dining room of the Fort Schuyler Club in downtown Utica....

Voices of Polonia-Bronislau Kaper-Composer of Music for Movies

By Ted Rajchel Background Bronislau Kaper was a Polish film composer who scored films and musical theater in Germany, France, and the United States. Kaper is now perhaps best remembered as the composer of the jazz...

Covid-19 and American Racism – A Mohawk Prespective

By Doug George Kanentiio I was fortunate to work with a highly-skilled, compassionate and effective group of first responders called the Akwesasne Emergency Team. A volunteer, most female, unit serving the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory the...

“We Don’t Hire Girls”–Becoming the First Female Construction Worker in New York State

By C. Harris-Lockwood     Photos by the late Anne LaBastille The year was 1971.  I was 19 years old and between my freshman and sophomore years of Kirkland College. I was looking for a job. At...

Voices of Polonia – Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dogs

By Ted Rajchel The hot dog is a classic American food. It is connected to Coney island, America’s most storied amusement resort. Nathan’s century old triumph of entrepreneurship is only part of the Ellis-Island- meets–Coney-Island...

The Blessings and Gifts of Impermanence

By Dave Roberts In her book, “Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for Helping Professionals, “Katherine Walsh-Burke describes symbolic loss as follows: “There are many types of losses that are not due to death, but rather...

Resdient Challenges URC, Attempts to Reclaim Property

by Natalie Williams On December 12, 2019, the City of Utica Urban Renewal Department Committee announced that they would take actions to ‘Revert the Property’ which I had purchased from them a little more than...

Synchronicity and the Number 8

By Dave Roberts April 27, 2019, was my daughter Jeannine’s 35th birthday. Jeannine died on March 1, 2003, at the age of eighteen, of a rare and aggressive form of cancer. This will be her...

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...

Cong. Brindisi, NY AG James to Host Virtual Workshop on Preventing COVID-19 Related Scams

Congressman Anthony Brindisi and New York Attorney General Letitia James will host a COVID-19 Scam Prevention Workshop Thursday, May 14th at 5:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to RSVP HERE. The  event has...
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