Pack healthy lunches as kids go back to school

Tips from the American Heart Association to help your child stay healthy at school

It’s time to head back to school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school.

According to the Alliance for […]

Schools announce menus

Areas school districts announced their September menus.

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23 Western and Central NY Volunteers Supporting American Red Cross Response to Hurricane Dorian

International Federation of Red Cross supporting Bahamas relief efforts

As Hurricane Dorian continues to move along the U.S. coast, the American Red Cross is working around the clock to support communities from Florida to North Carolina still under evacuation orders. Millions of people live in areas that could be impacted by wind, rain, […]

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 […]