Broadway Utica

Legal Myths & Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate, in...

Mohawk Valley Almanac December 2021 Edition

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By Roger Chambers   Holidays and Observances December 1       First Sunday of Advent December 6                 St. Nicholas’ Day December 7                          Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 10        Human Rights Day and Human Refugee Day December 15        Bill of Rights...

Bad Guys Don’t Like Dogs   

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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...

Whatever Happened to online ESL Opportunities?

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By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer/Online Teacher    This time last year, looking for a job in education brought up a series of online English as a Second Language teaching companies with odd sounding but catchy...

At the Movies

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“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is a fun reboot that ushers a new generation into the classic franchise. The 2021 film serves as the next chapter in a series that started in 1984. The original “Ghostbusters” lands...

Voices of Polonia : December 2021

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By Ted Rajchel   Rena Spiegal: A Diary of World War II Renia Spiegel Wrote a Diary About Her Life During World War II Background   Renia Spiegel wrote a diary about her life during World War II.  This...

Joanne Shenandoah 1957-2021: Matriarch of Indigenous Music

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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...
Bench

The people or politicians: whose voice matters?

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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

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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

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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...