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Huge Community Support for Utica Comets and Their Playoff Run

There's plenty of support for the Utica Comets around the area as the new AHL team prepares to enter the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs on Thursday.

Utica will host Oklahoma City on Thursday and Friday nights at the Aud; game time is 7 p

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Richard Hughes, Superintendent of Central Valley Academy (Photo by Justin Cortese)
Richard Hughes, Superintendent of Central Valley Academy (Photo by Justin Cortese)
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Everything There is to Know About the Central Valley Academy Building Project

Voters in the recently merged Central Valley Academy of Ilion and Mohawk have a big decision in front of them on May 19th; one that school officials believe is a 'no brainer.'

The $73.6 (m) million building renovation and improvement project won't raise taxes

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Teachers Make Too Much Money? Watch this Video and Think Again!

There's always a debate out there every year, usually around school budget time, that features some guy complaining that teachers salaries are too high.  That discussion should end right now as long as you take the time to watch this video

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(Photo by Bill Keeler / WIBX)
(Photo by Bill Keeler / WIBX)
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Utica Comets Playoff Music Video- Let’s Rock This Aud

The Utica Comets will play their first home playoff game in the AHL in franchise history and Utica's first AHL playoff game in more than 20 years.

First News with Keeler in the Morning recorded this music video, Rock this Aud, in honor of the 2014-15 Utica Comets

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Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox And Reel FX Animation Studios' "The Book Of Life" - Arrivals
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SUNY PolyWood in Dewitt? ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Moves Film Company to Region

Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman announced that he's opening a movie production house at the Nano Tech Start Up New York location in Dewitt, in Onondaga County.

Perlman made the announcement with Syracuse officials and SUNY Poly President and CEO Dr

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Courtesy of Utica Comets
Courtesy of Utica Comets
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Comets Win West, Playoff Schedule Here

The Utica Comets (47-20-7-2) clinched the Western Conference championship with a 3-2 victory over the Adirondack Flames on Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

With securing the Western Conference’s top seed, the Comets will play the to-be-determined eighth-seeded team in the first round of the playoffs, and are now guaranteed home ice advantage until the Calder Cup Finals

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Submitted Photo, used with permission by Bill Keeler
Submitted Photo, used with permission by Bill Keeler
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Did Legislator Violate the Very Cyber Bullying Law She Authored?

Oneida County Legislator Harmony Speciale was very proud of her Cyber Bullying Law in Oneida County when it was passed later in 2013.  Now, there are some that feel that she has violated her own law

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Professor Sherman Klump played by Eddie Murphy appears on the set of Universal Studio's new film "Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps". (Photo courtesy of 2000 Universal Studios via Online USA)
Professor Sherman Klump played by Eddie Murphy appears on the set of Universal Studio's new film "Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps". (Photo courtesy of 2000 Universal Studios via Online USA)
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Congratulations Utica-Rome-Mohawk Valley, We’re Fat!

The 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out and the Utica-Rome-Mohawk Valley region is one of the top 20 fattest cities in America, according to the survey.

Our area was tied for 18th place with Akron, Ohio for the most obese cities in the country

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DIP sign along Higby Road in New Hartford. March 2015. (Photo by Bill Keeler / WIBX)
DIP sign along Higby Road in New Hartford. March 2015. (Photo by Bill Keeler / WIBX)
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Higby Road’s ‘Dip’ Sign is a Sign of the ‘Spring’ Times

It's not everyday you see a DIP sign along the highway; in fact, I don't ever remember seeing a DIP sign.

Sure enough, there is one.

The one spotted in the photo above is located on Higby Road near the Herkimer County line

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(Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
(Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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How Many Bibs are Available in Today’s Boilermaker Open Registration?

UPDATE, Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:50 p.m. - Boilermaker Sold Out!

Read about it here

There are still a limited number of bibs available in today's Boilermaker Open Registration.

Registration got underway at 12 noon and according to the Boilermaker's Tim Reed, space and time are both limited.

"We sta

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