Mosquito surveillance activities are underway

Madison County’s summer mosquito collection and testing has begun

Madison County Health Department’s mosquito surveillance program began in early June and will continue through the summer. Mosquitoes are primarily a nuisance, but occasionally they can transmit viruses to people and some animals. The two primary diseases of concern locally are Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or […]

Burgess speaks on child, elder safety

The Rev. Thomas Burgess, pastor of Hope Christian Fellowship in Canastota and a supervisor with Onondaga County Adult Protective Services, recently spoke at two events. On June 12, he provided child abuse sensitivity training to the children and youth workers at Tucker Memorial Baptist Church in Syracuse, where he shared on warning signs of child […]

The Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s

Utica Library

On Monday, July 10 at 3 p.m., the Utica Public Library will host the Alzheimer’s Association as they present “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s” in the library gallery.

This program will examine the difference between normal aging and dementia and will explore the different stages of the disease. The purpose […]

Living with Alzheimer’s: for younger-onset Alzheimer’s

Utica Library

On Tuesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library will host the Alzheimer’s Association as they present “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Younger–Onset Alzheimer’s” in the library gallery.

This program will examine everything related to those under the age of 65 who are diagnosed with younger-onset dementia, including shock, denial, genetic […]

Stirpe: It’s up to us to protect seniors from abuse and exploitation

Al Stirpe

Seniors built our community – they’ve put in the time, hard work and dedication to make Central New York what it is today. We have them to thank for so many of the things that we love about our neighborhoods. So when they need our support, it’s only right that we do […]

Senate, Assembly pass Griffo bill requiring insurers to cover 3-D breast cancer screenings

State Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, second from left, stands with several women and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, far right, during an event at the Utica Memorial Auditorium last July to promote New York State’s efforts to increase women’s access to breast cancer screenings.

The New York State Legislature has passed legislation sponsored by […]

DiNapoli issues statement on Senate Republican health care bill

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today issued a statement on the Senate Republican health care bill: “The Senate Republican health care bill calls for billions of dollars of cuts in future health care funding for New Yorkers. This bill is identical to the House proposal in its threat to eliminate health coverage for countless individuals […]

Community Bank N.A. Hosts Shred Fest

Free communitywide event to help prevent identity theft

To help safeguard against identity theft and fraud, Community Bank N.A. invites the community to join its second annual Shred Fest. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Hamilton Community Bank N.A. branch.

“We invite the community […]

Make-A-Wish grants Madison County teen’s wish at RIT MAGIC Center

Pictured back row (from left) are Andy Phelps, MAGIC Director; Jennifer Hinton, MAGIC Assistant Director; Jim Ockenden; Lou Diorio, MAGIC Co-op student; and Cristopher Sochacki, MAGIC Co-op student. Seated in front row (from left) are Wish Kid Riley Zabele and Dr. Christopher Egert, MAGIC Associate Director.

14-year- old Riley was surprised with a custom-built, […]

Lifelong food allergy sufferer fights to raise awareness

FARE’s CNY Heroes Walk for Food Allergy coming in August

Imagine the fear and uncertainty new parents face every day. Then, add the discovery after your child turns 6 months old, that she is breaking out in welts and throwing her bottle when she drinks. At this very young age, Courtney Doxtader and her parents […]

Syracuse International Airport announces newest passenger amenity

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is pleased to announce the addition of two post-security Baby Care/Lactation Rooms. The rooms are centrally located, just beyond the security checkpoint.

The rooms are being provided in an effort to accommodate families with nursing mothers, and parents with infants that would like a private location to care for their baby. […]

Miller supports legislation to help volunteer firefighters

Assemblyman Brian Miller with volunteer firefighter Brian McQueen, his wife and other legislators as legislation passes to provide enhanced disability benefits to volunteer firefighters who develop certain forms of cancer.

Today, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) met with volunteer firefighter and Believe 271 Foundation founder Brian McQueen, and his wife, after voting to pass […]