MADISON COUNTY: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The most important thing a woman can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 21. Cervical cancer is highly preventable with regular screening tests and appropriate follow-up care. It also can be cured when found early and treated. The Pap test is one of the most reliable […]

Utica Homeless Street Outreach Program Funded for 2nd Year

Utica, New York:  The Utica Municipal Housing Authority (UMHA) announced today that it will begin the second year of its Homeless Street Outreach program to serve the City of Utica.

Funded by the City of Utica Emergency Solutions HUD grant in the amount of $21,249, the program is our area’s first homeless street outreach […]

Alzheimer’s Association announces support group meetings for February and March 2020

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Alzheimer’s Association support groups provide an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, and coping strategies.

The power of the group lies within the connections made between participants, who develop a bond that bridges the emotional void […]

Builders of The Arc Foundation unveiled as new name of former Building Futures Foundation

Newly renamed organization to continue foundation’s mission to provide opportunities for people with disabilities

The Building Futures Foundation, which for more than three decades has served as the fundraising arm of The Arc of Madison Cortland, has a new name: Builders of The Arc Foundation.

Foundation President Brett Zielasko announced the new Foundation name, […]

American Heart Association announces Lifestyle Change Award

Nominations now being accepted for Heart Run & Walk honor

As you work on your New Year’s resolution, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association is working to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award.

The Lifestyle Change […]

Stirpe: CNY community turned out in full force to fight food insecurity

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) finished another successful annual food drive Thursday, Jan. 2, in partnership with the Food Bank of Central New York. Residents across the 127th Assembly District donated items such as canned foods, rice, pasta and grains, dinner mixes, stews, peanut butter and more at a host of drop-off locations in the […]

BOCES announces area school lunch menus

BOCES announces school lunch menus for area schools for January 2020; click on the links below:

Alternative-EducationDownload Camden-Central-SchoolsDownload Canastota-Central-SchoolsDownload Oneida-SchoolsDownload Stockbridge-Valley-Central-SchoolDownload Vernon-Verona-Sherrill-SchoolsDownload […]

American Red Cross responds to fire in Fulton

Providing assistance for a total of 19 people

The American Red Cross is assisting a total of 19 residents from nine apartments impacted by a fire Sunday morning on Cayuga Street in Fulton. A team of eight Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to the incident. The First United Methodist Church located nearby provided space for […]

Applications now open for Community Impact Grants

Applicants encouraged to attend American Heart Association grant application workshop

The American Heart Association wants to help local organizations create a healthier Mohawk Valley. Applications are now open for the American Heart Association’s Community Impact Grants. The grants help local groups start or continue projects aimed at improving the health of our community.

The […]

AG James facilitates access to life-saving opioid overdose drug

Attorney General Letitia James

Pharmaceutical firm agrees to renegotiate terms that may have prevented supply of patented device to potential competitors

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement negotiated with Emergent BioSolutions — manufacturers of the successful opioid overdose reversal nasal spray NARCAN — in an effort to increase opportunity for additional […]

Red Cross responds to 45 holiday fires across Western and Central New York regions

Volunteers providing immediate emergency assistance for 132 people since Dec. 23, 2019

Volunteers from the American Red Cross have responded to 45 separate fires across the Western and Central New York Region since Dec. 23, 2019, providing immediate emergency assistance for 132 people.

Red Cross assistance typically includes funding for temporary housing, food, clothing […]

Brindisi: I am honored the president signed my bill to help our veterans

Rep. Anthony Brindisi Trump signs Brindisi’s Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act to give VA more tools to address suicide crisis

President [Donald J.] Trump signed the bipartisan Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, authored by Congressmen Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Mike Bost (IL-12) and Jim Banks (IN-3), into law. Brindisi, a champion for Upstate New York […]