Attorney General fights to protect women’s access to safe abortion services

Attorney General Letitia James

Indiana’s unconstitutional crackdown on abortions part of broader war on reproductive freedom

Attorney General Letitia James, along with 15 additional attorneys general from around the nation, is fighting to support women’s access to safe reproductive health care. By filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by the […]

Free programs help prevent falls

Beryl Westfall uses ankle weights to strengthen her legs. Diane Stiles works on strengthening her arms. Kathleen Matzel demonstrates how using appropriate weights increases strength in muscles and bones to help fight osteoporosis and increase strength. Photos courtesy Stephanie Cooper

One in every four adults 65 or older falls each year. Every 11 seconds, […]

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies […]

Free workshops in Madison County for living well with chronic pain

According to the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, 50 million American adults had chronic pain in 2016. Pain is defined as being chronic when it lasts longer than three to six months or beyond the normal healing time of an injury.

Living Well with Chronic Pain is an evidence-based workshop developed by Stanford University. […]

Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke

Stroke survivors who completed group-based aerobic exercise programs similar in design and duration to cardiac rehabilitation programs significantly improved their aerobic endurance and walking ability, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Stroke remains the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and physical […]

CONSUMER ALERT: Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Raw Milk in Otsego County

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers in Otsego County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw cow milk from Muddy River Dairy LLC due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Muddy River Dairy LLC is located at 63 Main Street, Otego, N.Y., 13825. To […]

Karing Kitchen to host annual rummage sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10

Karing Kitchen is holding their annual rummage sale and has added a bake sale and basket auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at the First United Methodist gym (116 W. Grove St., Oneida).

Karing Kitchen will also host a book sale that will benefit the […]

VVS announces 2019-20 income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced price meals or free milk

Vernon Verona Sherrill School District today announced a free and reduced price meal (free milk) policy for Vernon Verona Sherrill area school children.

Local school officials have adopted the following family eligibility criteria to assist them in determining eligibility:


SNAP/TANF/FDPIR Households: Households that currently include children who receive the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]

American Red Cross of Central New York names new board chairman

Christopher Didio

Christopher Didio is a partner at Dannible & McKee, LLP

Christopher Didio, CPA, CFE, is the new chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Central New York. The Syracuse resident succeeds Terrance Madden as board chair. Madden, senior vice president at OBG, remains on the board.

Didio […]

Route 20 Road Challenge Series celebrating 20 years

The Road Challenge Series, created in 2000 by Route 20 Association member Bill Kwasienewski, was intended to promote 5K races and tourism along the Route 20 Scenic Byway. The Byway is the 108-mile stretch of Route 20 running between Duanesburg to LaFayette.

Seven races were held the first year. This year, there are 24. […]

Community Wellness Partners Announces the Next William and Rita Abraham Speakers Series on Parkinson’s Disease

Tony Mandour to present the benefits of reflexology

Community Wellness Partners and the Presbyterian Homes Foundation invites the community to the next William and Rita Abraham Speaker Series event Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Emmaus Room at the Presbyterian Home for Central New York. This free event will feature Tony Mandour, […]

Stirpe announces success in 13th annual lifesavers blood drive

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that his 13th annual Lifesavers Blood Drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 16, was an enormous success.

“Every day, blood donors’ selflessness saves lives,” said Stirpe. “From victims of tragic accidents to patients fighting through chemotherapy, so many people depend on […]