James urges U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw proposal that would decrease employee earnings

Attorney General Letitia James

James, 17 attorneys general argue the proposal will result in longer hours, lower pay

Attorney General Letitia James joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in opposing a proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor to change the method employers use to calculate overtime, which would force employees to work […]

Brindisi-backed bill to crack down on robo-callers passes House

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Congressman Includes Key Provisions from His Locking Up Robocallers Act in Historic TRACED Act

Brindisi’s Bill to Refer Unlawful Robocallers to Attorney General Included in Package

Brindisi: Robocalls are unwanted, intrusive, and fraudulent and now we can fight back

Congressman Anthony Brindisi lead House Democrats and Republicans to pass legislation to […]

Lawmakers support of New York’s request for a major disaster declaration

Following catastrophic floods, Brindisi, Schumer, Gillibrand lead bipartisan, bicameral, push for President Trump to approve disaster declaration

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandSen. Charles SchumerRep. Anthony Brindisi

Congressman Anthony Brindisi, Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Representatives Elise Stefanik, Antonio Delgado, John Katko, Paul Tonko, Tom Reed and Brian Higgins, led a bipartisan letter […]

21st annual Real Heroes Breakfast Dec. 4, 2019

The American Red Cross of Central New York will honor several people for extraordinary courage at its 21st annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Oncenter in Syracuse.

The Real Heroes Breakfast celebrates the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering by recognizing people who have performed heroic […]

AmeriCorps Member Recruitment Fair December 4 and 11

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority today announced it will hold AmeriCorps member recruitment fairs on Wednesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 11. Sessions will be held at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on each day at the Chancellor Apartments Community Room, 417 Bleecker Street, Utica. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. Members will start their […]

It’s not too late to get protected from the flu

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and Madison County Department of Health is reminding you that it’s not too late to get your flu vaccine. It is recommended to be vaccinated by the end of October so that people are more likely to be protected against the flu when activity picks up in […]

Pre-health students put Clarkson University experience to use as volunteers in Vietnam

Thirteen Clarkson University pre-health science students, all members of Clarkson’s Doctors without Borders club, recently completed two weeks of medical observation and volunteer help at a hospital in Vietnam. Left to right: Katherine Duba, Emma Buonanno, Belisena Hall, Kate Derouchie, Matthew Kane, Renee Levy, Victoria Olsen, Kaitlin Okun, Olivia Marshall, Brandon Formoza, Galen Oey-Langen, […]

Gillibrand announces new food safety legislation

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand’s New Bill Would Help the FDA Trace Food Contamination to the Source

As families prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new legislation to help improve food safety in New York and across the country. When there are outbreaks of foodborne illnesses linked to produce, the […]

DeRuyter claims Power of Rural award

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, was “Rural Health Day.”  To observe and celebrate this day, The Madison County Rural Health Council gave out the “Power of Rural” award, which recognizes Madison County residents who have demonstrated outstanding attitude and commitment to improving the health and wellness of our community.

This year, the Council recognized the […]

Three ways to avoid food waste during Thanksgiving

Introducing loaded leftover Thanksgiving nachos from American Dairy Association North East

Thanksgiving time is here and what better way to celebrate than with the three F’s: family, football and food.

What’s almost as good as the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is the copious number of leftovers that will hopefully last until December; however, in America […]

Brindisi introduces bipartisan resolution to stop the stigma and recognize addiction as a disease

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi: Our communities have suffered enough; we need responsible treatment and enforcement to combat addiction 

Congressmen Anthony Brindisi and Republican Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13) introduced a bipartisan resolution officially recognizing addiction as a treatable disease. Brindisi, an advocate for mental health care and ardent fighter of the opioid crisis, worked with […]

Community Bank supports neighbors this holiday season

Local branches invite community to join in giving back

The holiday season often means spending extra time with family and friends and enjoying delicious meals with loved ones. It’s also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving. Community Bank N.A. branches are getting in the festive spirit by giving back to the […]