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Middleville Firefighter Passes Away After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Middleville volunteer firefighter Michele Morgan has lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. She passed away Thursday, April 30th.

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Britain's Last Battery Hen Is Released
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Central New York Chicken Invasion

If you woke up this morning and you thought heard a chicken clucking at your neighbor's house in Rome, don't worry, you didn't fly the coop.

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How Did Utica’s Chicken Riggies Become Famous Anyway?

Spicy peppers, mushrooms, olives, creamy sauce, chicken, and a whole lotta love! What's not to love about Utica's signature dish?!

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Maryann Mazzaferro, Rome’s Cookie Lady, Featured in National GE Appliances Campaign

The GE Appliances campaign, Our American Kitchen, is featuring Maryann Mazzafero, best known around Rome as 'The Cookie Lady.'

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Portions of Erie Canal Village in Rome Near Ruins Following Apparent Neglect [PHOTOS]

It may be startling to you if you spent some time as a child at Erie Canal Village in Rome to see how far the living history museum appears to have deteriorated.

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Utica Has Nation’s Second Highest Amount of Racist Google Searches

A jarring tweet from the online magazine Slate asks "Is Utica, N.Y., a racist city? A huge number of people there search for the N-word on Google." The article reveals that in a recent survey of searches involving the offensive term, Utica had the second most in the nation.

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Syracuse Voted America’s Best College Town 2015

It looks like Syracuse has just been crowned America’s best college town according to a new survey from Travel + Leisure magazine.

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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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UPDATE: Do Not Drink Water Order For Oriskany Boulevard NOW LIFTED

 

UPDATE: 05/08/2015  9:09am  The "Do Not Drink" order that was in place for Oriskany Boulevard in Yorkville has been lifted.

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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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Onieda Water Won’t Taste Like Toothpaste

The City of Oneida will not be adding fluoride to their water so it won't be tasting like Crest or Colgate toothpaste.

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The Mindy Project Canceled Hulu Two Season Renewal
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FOX’s ‘The Mindy Project’ Canceled, Until Hulu Revives It

Upfront season has already given us a few pickups, but so too must cancellations follow. FOX’s The Mindy Project has become the first high-profile casualty of the season, canceled after three full seasons, but with a twist: Hulu may already have stepped in to revive the acclaimed comedy.

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