Wrapping stations return to Destiny USA and North State Street

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A gift wrapping campaign will return to Destiny USA this holiday season to help a few local non-profits. The Wrapsody project will help Hope for Bereaved, Clear Path for Veterans and the National Council for Negro Women with operational costs throughout the year. Starting this Thursday through Sunday, you can find volunteers in three locations…

American Legions struggle to find new members

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At the Henry P. Smith Post #24 American Legion in Rome, David Riley is busy crunching membership numbers. “We have what’s called a ‘PUFL,’ which is a ‘Paid it for Life’ member. We have our regular membership, we have military post-paid, where there is certain ones in the military where we pay for their dues…

‘NY Farm Girls’ use social media to share lifestyle

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Evelyn, Claudia, and Jojo Leubner are known as the NY-FARM GIRLS online. They use Instagram, TikTok and YouTube to share their lives as dairy farmers. Each of the sisters works a different job on the farm. Evelyn works with the cows, Claudia is in the field and Jojo manages the calf barn after school. Evelyn…

Attorney General James Releases Charities Report Finding More Than Two-Thirds of Charitable Campaign Donations...

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New “Pennies for Charity” Report Looks Back at 2020 Fundraising Campaigns, Shows Professional Fundraisers Earned Over $380 Million Despite Pandemic-Related Closures and Postponements, Charitable Giving Rose to Over $1.4 Billion in 2020 Ahead of Giving Tuesday, Report Lays...

Attorney General James Issues Statement on the Guilty Verdicts in the Death of Ahmaud...

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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in response to the convictions of the individuals who murdered Ahmaud Arbery: “The guilty verdicts reached today are important in showing true accountability in a...

Clinton Square ice rink in Syracuse open for the season

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The ice skating rink at Clinton Square has returned, and this year they are just about back to normal pre-pandemic conditions. “I come with my papa sometimes and my brother and sometimes my mom stays home or sometimes my mom comes,” Madison Jackson said. What You Need To Know The Clinton Square ice rink in…

CNY family shares adoption story, hopeful to encourage other families

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month. All adoption issues are important, but the main focus of this November is the adoption of children in foster care. Locally, AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes offers various free services and resources to adoptive families. One of the adoptive family’s that AGAPE supports in their post-adoption phase of life are…

New COVID vaccine clinics coming to Oneida County this week

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A new round of COVID-19 vaccine clinics are coming to Oneida County.  Starting Monday, kids ages 5 to 11 can get their Pfizer vaccine at Remsen Elementary School. The clinic will go from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 12, a clinic will be at Sangertown Square in the JCPenny wing. That clinic…

Pickett throws 4 TD passes in Pitt’s 31-14 win at

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi was worried about a letdown. Kenny Pickett wasn’t about to let that happen again. Pickett threw for four touchdowns to break the Pittsburgh school record for scoring passes in a season, and the 20th-ranked Panthers beat Syracuse 31-14 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win heading…

Christmas cheer comes to Canal Park

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It was a fun-filled Saturday evening of music, games, horse sleigh rides and other holiday cheer at Canal Park in North Utica. And Santa Clause was excited to be able to come down from the North Pole to be a part of the new tradition. "It’s very exciting," Santa said. "We’re outside, so it’s safe.…