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Sam Pellman Was My Friend

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By Dr. Michael Woods Sam Pellman was my friend. He was full of kindness. I never met him one time that he did not start and end our conversation with a smile. He was the...

Governor Cuomo Announces Artist Selected for Sojourner Truth Monument

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Artist Vinnie Bagwell's Sculpture to be Sited at Walkway Over the Hudson State Park Along the Empire State Trail Monument Helps to Better Represent All Who Have Contributed to New York State's History See Rendering of...

Remembering Our Own: Mrs Alberta Warfield

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Editor's Note: I happened to come across a 1995 copy of Corn Hill Speaks where I introduced a series I began called Remembering Our Own. It contained the story I had written...

Fr. Richard Dellos Laid to Rest August 17, 2020

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Rev. Father Richard E. Dellos, died at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton NY Tuesday morning August 11, 2020, at the age of 77 of Covid-19. He was laid to rest Monday, August 17...

Music Matriarch Joanne Shenandoah Journeys On

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Native America’s Musical Matriarch And Peace Maker Dies at Age 63 It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that the Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) share in the outpouring of grief of...

Never Forget 2020

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There’s a funny thing about memorials. They remind us only that an event happened, but almost guarantee that passersby to the memorial won’t truly fathom the significance of the event. People look at the...

Big B: Radio Don’t Stop

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Utica’s Black Music scene will miss Phoenix Radio DJ By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Though I didn’t know Bryson for very long I sure knew who he was, and that was at the top of Utica’s contemporary Black...

Utica’s Bosnians Urge People To Never Forget The Genocide

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Yesterday marked the 26th anniversary of one of the worst moments in human history, the genocide that took place at Srebrenica in Bosnia. The Bosnians of Utica marched around the MVCC campus wearing black T-Shirts...

Former Congressman Sherry Boehlert Laid to Rest

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The Honorable Sherwood L. Boehlert passed away on September 20, 2021. Former Congressman Boehlert’s funeral took place on September 27, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The following is the Homily-Eulogy which was delivered...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon remembers fallen heroes

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September 28, 2021 - Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) issued the following statement in recognition of fallen police officers from across New York State who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty.             “The noble profession...