Going Green – A Family Tradition

By Mark Ziobro There has been a push from environmental and socially conscious folks for so long to “go green,” that we often forget some of the organizations that helped to spearhead this initiative. Most...

How to win at Court…before Trial

By Natalie Williams How To win in Court.com & Law Librarians at the Oneida County Law Library take a look at the “C A T -  Complaint Answer Trial and a look at the legal process and...

Foundations of Jim Crow

By Susan Townley Thomas Dartmouth Rice of Boston Mass, was a leading black face entertainer during America’s Ante-Bellum era. Rice is remembered because he happened to notice a severely crippled slave while touring the South...

Utica Mourns Councilman Bill Phillips

Utica Mourns Councilman Bill Phillips Leader and father pass at 62 from pancreatic cancer.  After fighting for the people of Utica for much of his life, Councilman Bill Phillips' life came to end late Saturday night. The...

Book Reviews: A Look at the Trump Administration

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Marigault Newman, Gallery Books 2018 Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House by April Ryan, Rowland and Whitfield, Lanham,...

Movie review: Coffee and a Donut

By Mark Ziobro Cary Patrick Martin writes and directs this short comedy about the trials and tribulations of language when an immigrant who speaks little to no English attempts to order breakfast at the local...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rachel Esperanto is a constructed auxiliary language.  Its creator was Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish eye doctor.  He created the language to make international communication easier.  His goal was to design Esperanto in...

Mercury – It’s Not Just Fish Anymore

By Pete Bianco High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a food ingredient that has become widely used as a cheaper replacement for natural sugar during the past 40 years. There have been claims that HFCS...

Cancer: Musings about an unlikely teacher of Life and Loss

By Dave Roberts Every time that I drive at night, particularly on a rural, dimly lit road, I say a silent prayer that I do not hit a deer. It isn’t the extensive damage to...

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks

By Doug George-Kanentiio I have written previously about the current issues involving the use of cannabis and its attendant controversy began with the racial fanaticism of Harry J. Anslinger, the director of the US office of...
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