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Eric Meier

I have a dual role at Townsquare Media Utica – I’m the Brand Manager for Lite 98.7 and the Digital Managing Editor for our group. I am a native of Michigan and have hosted radio shows throughout the country from Indiana to Illinois and New York. For the past eight years, I have lived in West Utica and have grown to enjoy the people, the culture and lifestyle of Central New York. I enjoy weekend travel and road trips and am devoted to animal welfare causes. I’m also an avid amateur cook who eats way too much of my own cooking.
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Erie Canal Village in Rome Reopens as Empire State Heritage Park

Once a tourist destination for history buffs yearning for a hands-on experience of life in Upstate New York in the 1800s and a yearly field trip destination for schoolchildren, Erie Canal Village in Rome slipped into disuse and disrepair in the last few years. That steady decline appears to be changing as a new group has purchased the park and rebranded it as the Empire State Heritage Park.

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What Would a Horse Race Sound Like If All the Horses Had Utica Themed Names?

One of the most interesting things about horse races like the Kentucky Derby, aside of the hats that would make a royal wedding look gaudy, are the colorful and often bizarre names that owners give to their horses. So we wondered what a horse race would sound like if all the horses like Utica themed names.

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Traveling Across New York by Train – It was Quicker in 1890 Than Today

Surprising but true, in an era when boats plying the Erie Canal was still an efficient way to move cargo, taking a train trip across New York, say from Buffalo to New York City, was quicker at the end of the 1800s than today.

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Inside Utica’s Lunatic Asylum ~ The Haunts And Legends Of New York

Looming over West Utica since 1843, the Utica State Lunatic Asylum was once on the forefront of the progressive care of the mentally ill as New York's first center for their care. Closed now for decades, the main building of the Utica Psychatric Center, known as Old Main, has captivated those who live in its shadow and hear stories of its Haunts and Legends.

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