Broadway Utica

Bosnian Americans Fear Return of Violence in the Balkans

As much as people want historical conflicts to simply die off in the past and no longer trouble them, the conflicts find a way of lingering on. The motives, biases, and hatreds that spawned...

Downtown Utica New Year’s Eve Gallery

All photos taken by Eamon Handzel. See full article here 

Bad Guys Don’t Like Dogs   

by C. Harris-Lockwood  editor-in-chief   Editor’s Note:Originally printed in 2018, sadly this issue continues to haunt our nation today thus it is being reprinted for more attention. I came up with this idea years ago and...

Joanne Shenandoah 1957-2021: Matriarch of Indigenous Music

By: Michelle Schenandoah Photos By: Jane Feldman   She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart, and a magnetic smile.   Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwah, one of the most renowned Indigenous musicians on the Native American...

The people or politicians: whose voice matters?

By George Kuchma    This story focuses on the title question. It details observations noted on a walking tour of Utica. Noticeable these days is the lack of or disappeared benches, public rest stops in...

Utica Students Get New CTE School

By Mathew Handzel    The Utica School Board is bringing trades education back to the inner city. On Monday night, November 21st, at JFK Middle School, Utica SB superintendent Bruce Karam presented information to the...

Natives Have the Highest Rate of Death by Cops

by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk          I, along with millions of others, watched the trial of Derek Chauvin, 45, charged in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the killing of George Floyd, 46, on May 25, 2020. Numerous...

The Heat Beat: The Music of Phoenix Radio and More

By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer Utica musicians team with local history center to offer the gift of music and literature for Christmas 2021    We all know it’s better to celebrate Christmas by having fun,...


  With Omicron Now On-The-Move Across U.S., Schumer Says Expanding Access To At-Home Tests ASAP Is Critical Key To Keeping Variant Under Control    Senator Wants A Surge Of FREE At-Home Tests For NY; Says...

Letters To The Editor: December 2021

Career Shadowing Day To Cassandra Harris-Lockwood and Natalie Williams,    Thank you for the informational lesson today. It was interesting to see how you all worked in the office and got all the processes down. I...