Oneida County COVID-19 Update for June 16, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine appointments and walk-ins are currently available at various county-operated PODs. To view all dates and locations, and to book an appointment, please visit   Here are the Oneida County COVID-19 case numbers as of...

“Call & Response: Collecting African American Art” June 19 through November 28, 2021

Exhibition Celebrates Works by Black Artists in the MWPAI Collection UTICA, NY…More than 30 years of acquiring works by Black artists will be celebrated in the exhibition, “Call & Response: Collecting African American Art” at...

Chelsea Opera presents Gatsby Garden Party

Syracuse, NY – The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation and Chelsea Opera will team up to present “Gatsby Garden Party” on Saturday, July 24 from 7:00-10:00 PM at The Mansion on James (930 James...

Hemstrought’s Bakery aunches Sun Up Breakfast

Utica NY - Hemstrought’s Bakeries has launched a new Sun-Up Breakfast program. A luscious breakfast sandwich of egg “souffle” packed with flavor on freshly baked Hemstrought’s English-Muffin, a SunUp cookie, and a cup of...

Oneida County Updates Ag-Friendly Municipal Guide

Includes New Guidance on Renewable Energy Usage Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today released an updated and refreshed “Agriculture-Friendly Oneida County” municipal planning guide, a document that aids local towns in developing comprehensive...

Griffo Urges Governor to End Emergency Declaration

State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, released the following statement today regarding the Governor’s announcement that 70 percent of adults in New York have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine: “While it is important...

Bi- Racial Proud & Gay – A POEM

by Natalie M. Williams May 2019 My Apologies to a Blacker, Stronger Mr. Jussie Smollett Bi- Racial Proud & Gay - A POEM Drag You Through the Mud Claiming your Account ain’t true Drawn & Quartered Every Time Bamboozled -...

Pre-Juneteenth Gallery

All photos were taken by Eamon Handzel.

The work scams of summer

As we slowly make our way out of the pandemic, more and more people are looking to go back to work. Many of us lost day jobs, side jobs, and those opportunities to practice...

Pre-Juneteenth Brings Out The Black Economy

History was made in Utica yesterday when roughly 30 Black owned businesses facilitated the largest celebration of Juneteenth in Utican History. Strictly speaking, it was a Pre-Juneteenth celebration as Juneteenth is of course always...