Red Cross Responds to Three Fires Saturday

Volunteers providing immediate emergency assistance for 18 people

Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to three separate fires in Onondaga County Sunday, providing immediate emergency assistance for 18 people. Red Cross assistance typically includes funding for temporary housing, food and clothing as needed, and specially-trained Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help those […]

Griffo, Brindisi praise signing of new law providing coverage for volunteer firefighters for presumptive cancers

Senator, Assemblyman Fought For Bill To Provide Volunteers With The Same Benefits Paid Firefighters Receive

Brindisi, Griffo: “This New Law Will Be An Enormous Step Forward In Providing The Health Care Coverage Our Dedicated Volunteer Firefighters Deserve For Protecting Our Communities.”

State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica today issued […]

Community forum planned Monday to resurrect Utica Human Relations Commission

Angelicia A. Morris

Central New York Citizen Action will hold a community meeting Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss reactivating the Human Relations Commission in the City of Utica and creating a new commission for Oneida County.

The meeting will be at the Central New York Labor Council office, 287 Genesee St., […]

Gillibrand issues statement in response to WaPo report on military officers charged with rape and sexual assault

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement in response to the Washington Post report that military officers who were responsible for preventing sexual assault in the military were charged with committing rape and sexual assault:

“This report should shock and appall every single member of Congress. We have seen scandal after […]

Stirpe: Stay safe and make Halloween a frightfully good time

Al Stirpe

As we decorate our homes with pumpkins, cornstalks and cobwebs, it’s clear that fall is upon us and the spirit of Halloween is in full swing. While the holiday should be filled with treats and fun, remembering to be cautious and reminding your children to be safe is of the utmost importance.


Protect your child from lead poisoning

If you have a toddler, preschooler, or young child in your life, it’s important to know how to protect that child from lead poisoning. Lead is a toxin found in our environment, and it does not belong in our blood. There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week […]

SUNY Canton Collects Bras to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Pictured are SUNY Canton students Samuel C. Benzing of Greig (front) and Tekyra S. Le’Gare of the Bronx (back) hanging up some of the bras donated for the Bras Across Campus fundraiser in the Southworth Library Learning Commons.

SUNY Canton’s Davis Health Center is holding an undergarment drive and fundraiser to raise awareness about […]

Local Red Cross Continuing to Support CA Wildfire, Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the last seven weeks, the American Red Cross has launched wide-ranging relief efforts to help people devastated by three historic, back-to-back hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and Maria. And now, the Red Cross is helping thousands of families affected by the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The Red Cross is on the ground, part of […]

Schneiderman, coalition of attorneys general seek emergency injunction over healthcare subsidies

AGs Seek To Compel Trump Administration To Pay Vital Subsidies That Make Health Care Affordable For Most Vulnerable

Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and a coalition of Attorneys General filed a motion to compel the federal government to follow the law and pay the vital health care subsidies on which thousands of […]

Flu clinic planned at DeRuyter Central School

There will be a flu clinic held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, DeRuyter Central School 711 Railroad St., DeRuyter. This clinic is open to the public and is being hosted by the Madison County Health Department.

Cash, check, and some insurances are accepted. Bring the insurance cards you take to your […]

Utica Residents Held Vigil for Imperiled Health Care System

Area Residents Call on Rep. Tenney to Fund Health Care, Not Tax Breaks for Wealthy

New York Citizens in Action held a vigil Thursday night at Oneida Square in Utica to bring attention to federal cuts to area hospitals, health care services, and safety net programs. Members of the community spoke of the grave […]

Wrong on red: Schneiderman releases new report detailing red light camera violations by school buses

A.G. Investigation Found Nearly 1,500 Red Light Camera Violations By Westchester And Suffolk County School Bus Companies – Yet Bus Companies Have No Legal Obligation To Report Them

During National School Bus Safety Week, A.G. Schneiderman Calls For State Action To Close Safety Loophole

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that an investigation by […]