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Utica Birnie Bus workers seek union to improve safety

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Bus drivers and monitors who drive children attending Utica city schools have filed with the National Labor Relations Board requesting they be recognized as a part of the union CSEA. The workers began their effort to...

Brindisi Leads Senior Security Promise to Fight for Older Americans and Protect Social Security...

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Congressman Anthony Brindisi, joined by Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Democrat Joe Cunningham (SC-01), led a resolution, the Senior Security Promise, to outline legislative priorities for older Americans. Older Americans have been exponentially...

The Ghetto Courts I know…

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By Natalie M. Williams Commentaries regarding the Utica City Court - My witness of the goings on in Utica, New York have led me to conclude this: The police powers of the State - have been corrupted; and...

Heart Weekend in Rome hosted by American Heart Association

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   Heart Weekend in Rome celebrates the fight against our No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. First, the Rome Go Red for Women Luncheon on National Wear Red Day brings local women together...

Opportunity of a Lifetime: or doomed to repeat failure?

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By Joseph Bottini, Oneida County Historian Introduction “Doing the right thing, simply because it is the right thing to do” is not for the faint of heart. To hold to an opinion of what you know is...

Poor Diet and Death

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By Elizabeth Szlek, Wellness Counselor For thousands of years, the main job in everyone’s life was to find enough food to survive. Hunting and gathering takes a long time and depending on location or climate...

Dominion Energy Presents $10,000 Check to American Red Cross

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UTICA, NY (October 24, 2017) – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently presented a gift of $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support the work of the Eastern New York Region as a “Ready...

Niagara Falls Blue for Prostate Awareness

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Native Utican, Kevin Byrd President/Founder of The Brown Byrd Foundation in New York City received a Proclamation Award from Utica's Mayor Palmieri. Saturday February 2nd, 2019 is Proclaimed as Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day...

Hamilton College Reports on Treatment of Mentally Ill in Criminal Justice System

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  Ralph Eannace of Utica City Court and other public officials, offers proof of the broad community benefits to developing, introducing and sustaining alternative methods of handling individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice...

Doula Digest-Tongue Tied!

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If you look in a mirror, open your mouth, and lift your tongue you’ll see a little strip of tissue connecting the tongue to the mouth – the frenulum. This ligament may be tiny but...