Brindisi statement on resolution to local blackouts; Nexstar stations finally made available for AT&T customers

Rep. Anthony Brindisi Following push by Brindisi, Local FOX, ABC and NBC stations return to DirecTV customers

Brindisi: Our communities depend on local news; I will continue holding big cable companies accountable

Congressman Anthony Brindisi released the following statement after reports that Nexstar and cable giant AT&T had reached a resolution to local blackouts:


Preferred Mutual commits $250,000 to UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital capital campaign

Officials from Preferred Mutual Insurance Company presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $250,000 to hospital and campaign leaders Sept. 3. The pledge will be paid out over five years. Pictured from left are Martin Dietrich, Capital Campaign Chair; Michele Graham, senior vice president of strategic services at Preferred Mutual; Chris Taft, president […]

Additional Red Cross Volunteers Deploying to Support Hurricane Dorian Response

Nine total Western and Central NY volunteers deployed to Florida, South Carolina

The American Red Cross is preparing to help tens of thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Dorian as the extremely dangerous storm tracks towards the southeast coast of the U.S.While the exact path of Dorian is still uncertain, millions of […]

Send Your Kids Back to School with their Vaccines Up to Date

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives

Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather supplies and back packs. It’s also the ideal time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time […]

Community Wellness Center benefit raffle

The Hamilton Community Wellness Center’s “Historic Route 20 Fine Dining Corridor” raffle tickets are now available. Tickets may be purchased at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market from 10 to noon September 7 and 14, and the Center located in the S&S Appliance Store Plaza, 173 Utica Street in Hamilton 13346. Telephone orders are available by […]

Walking on Sunshine fundraiser planned for Sept. 22, 2019

Mary Cariola’s Children’s Center will host its largest fundraising even, Walking on Sunshine, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave., Penfield.

Don’t miss the fun, food and family-friendly environment.

Grab friends, form a team and with your support, we’ll be able to purchase specialized […]

Schumer, Gillibrand announce over $571k in federal funding to train workers in rural communities across Upstate New York

Kirsten Gillibrand

Funding will be used to implement workforce training programs in wood and paper products

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $571,267 in federal funding for the Workforce Development Institute, part of the AFL-CIO. Specifically, the funding will go towards creating and implementing workforce training […]

Stirpe: Our planet’s future depends on our actions now

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

You don’t have to look very far to see the impact of climate change and its relation to public policy. Just look at the flooding throughout the Great Lakes, including our own Lake Ontario, where shoreside communities have suffered so much flooding that the governor declared a state of emergency.[1] Or […]

Salka attends healthcare round table

Pictured from left are Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield), Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) and Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., at the Stop the HIT Coalition Round table Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield) recently attended a healthcare round table with Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. The event was hosted […]

Miller cautions NYers to beware harmful algal blooms

Harmful algal blooms

Dog owners in particular should watch out for potentially lethal poisonings  

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) would like to caution New Yorkers, particularly those who own dogs, about harmful algal blooms, which have appeared on water bodies across the nation and are causing illness and death in dogs after swimming and […]

Red Cross Offers Safety Tips as Students Get Ready to Go Back to School

The school bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross wants to make sure your student is safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.

“While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and […]

Herkimer County HealthNet to offer free three-week tobacco cessation program

Herkimer County HealthNet will begin offering a free three-week tobacco cessation program, Freshstart, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Little Falls Hospital, fourth floor, 140 Burwell St., Little Falls.

This program will meet for three consecutive Wednesdays during at the same time each week; it is designed to help smokers […]