May 1: A Day Without Immigrants

John Furman, Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

On Monday, May 1, between 6 and 9 p.m., local citizens will hold a rally in support of immigrant rights and worker justice as part of national May Day actions. It will be held at the DeSales Center, 309 Genesee St., Utica, across the street […]

Eldercare Foundation’s “Gift of Age” cabaret honors Vilma Benjamin and Dr. Peter Huntington

2017 “Gift of Age” Cabaret honoree Peter Huntington, MD (middle), with Eldercare Foundation President & CEO Kate Rolf (right) and Eldercare Foundation Board Chair Anita P. Lombardi.

The Eldercare Foundation’s 10th annual “Gift of Age” Cabaret was held on Friday, April 7, 2017, in memory of the late Amelia Greiner, community advocate and founder […]

Schneiderman, fellow AGs urge Trump to reconfirm U.S. commitment to Paris Climate Agreement

In Letter, Coalition Of 14 Attorneys General Vow To Continue Rigorous Enforcement Of Environmental Laws

Schneiderman: I Will Use Every Tool In My Power To Protect New Yorkers’ Access To A Clean, Safe, And Healthy Environment

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of 14 Attorneys General in urging the Trump Administration […]

Herkimer County HealthNet to offer free national diabetes prevention program in Ilion and Dolgeville

Mohawk Valley residents with prediabetes or who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes now have more resources to prevent the condition. Herkimer County HealthNet is offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The program helps participants reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes by learning to eat healthier, lose weight, become more physically active, […]

Madison County Health Department: Spring and senior ball prime time for dangerous tanning

Don’t let your teen risk their life for their senior ball or vacation, by indoor tanning. Indoor tanning is just as harmful as an outdoor tan. Indoor tanning is designed to give you high levels of exposure to ultraviolet radiation in a short time.

Would you consider tanning only inches from the sun?

Tanning indoors […]

Tenney announces $25.2 million in federal grant to combat opioid crisis

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Department of Health and Human Services to Administer First Round of 21st Century Cures Act Grants

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that New York State will receive a $25.2 million federal grant, through the Department of Health and Human Services, to combat the growing opioid crisis. The grant is the […]

Herkimer softball initiates Hits for Hope Program to support area youth

Herkimer College head softball coach PJ Anadio has initiated a community service program named Hits for Hope as a fundraiser to support area youth. This season, the Generals are raising money for a four-year-old girl, Amelia Spencer, a child enrolled in our Children’s Center who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

According to Amelia’s family, […]

Schneiderman issues statement on sanctuary cities

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement regarding the preliminary injunctions issued today by a federal judge blocking President Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities:

“As we’ve said since January – and my legal guidance makes clear – President Trump does not have the constitutional authority to broadly cut off funding to state […]

Herkimer College to host mental health presentation

Herkimer College will host a presentation, Mental Health: Know the Facts, No Stigma Thursday, April 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 288.

The presentation addresses mental health trends and suicide–the second leading cause of death among college students. Anisa Diab, a licensed counselor, describes warning signs and ways […]

Schneiderman announces settlements with 104 auto dealerships to provide notice of dangerous safety defects

Investigation By AG’s Office Found Hundreds Of Vehicles Had Been Sold With Serious Safety Recall Issues, Including Unintended Acceleration, Airbag Problems, Vehicle Fires, Steering And Brake Loss, And More

AG’s Settlement Requires Dealers To Provide Consumers With Notice Of Vehicles’ Safety Defects Prior To Purchase

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that he reached […]

Red Cross honors volunteers during National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 23 – 29 and the American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Region, is honoring its volunteers who give their time to help people in need.

Nearly 330,000 volunteers serve the organization, helping staff blood drives, volunteering at veterans hospitals, teaching people lifesaving skills such as First Aid and […]

Schneiderman issues statement on Earth Day

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in celebration of Earth Day, Saturday, April 22:

“Over the last several decades, we’ve made significant progress cleaning up our environment to ensure the continued sustainability and health of our planet for future generations. Yet now more than ever, it is critical that we use Earth […]