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Hudson Valley City Envisions Waterfront Park Plan – Could it Work in Utica?

US Senator Chuck Schumer and city planners in downstate Peekskill are working on a plan to redevelop land on the banks of the Hudson River to create a park district that access downtown shopping and residential districts.  Could this model work for Utica?

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Albany Area Trio Arrested for Hoarding 134 Cats

Five cats seems like a lot to manage. Fifteen seems excessive but we still dated that woman for over a month. Fifty would appear to be utterly unmanageable. But 134?

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New York State Opens Ebay Store – The Best Deals We’ve Found

New York State opened their new EBay store today. NYSStore.com is the new central location where the state government will be selling surplus property. We scoured the store for you to find the most interesting items and best deals. There are literally hundreds of ve

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NY State Expands Sales Tax Exemption

The pricetags might not change, but a new sales tax exemption just made it a little cheaper to update your spring wardrobe. New York State has eliminated its share of sales taxes on all clothing and footwear items priced under $110.

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Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Coming to The 2012 Great New York State Fair

Multi-Platinum country rocker Jason Aldean s bringing his "My Kinda Party Tour" to the 2012 Great New York State Fair as part of the Grandstand concert series. Luke Bryan, the winner of the Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2010, will open the show.

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The 5 Best St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Upstate New York [VIDEOS]

New York City is home to the nation's oldest St. Patrick's Day parade and many upstate New York cities have followed in that tradition to stage parades in honor of the Irish patron saint. Check out videos from 5 great upstate New York St

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Could Binghamton’s Loft Dwellers Be a Model For Downtown Utica Living?

It's been a dream of some city planners and developers:  Bring residental housing units back to downtown Utica.  And there has been advancement in the last few years with a renewed vigor of activity that could bring lofts and condos to Baggs Square near Union Station.  It's working in one upstate New York city - Binghamton is seeing a downtown residential renaissance.

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North Country Residents Rally To Save Hallmark Store

A Hallmark cards and gift store at the St. Lawrence Center mall in Massena is slated to close, but shoppers are attempting to get Hallmark to keep the store open.

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New York State to Open Ebay Store to Sell Surplus Merchandise

New York State is set to enter the work on e-commerce this spring when the state opens its first Ebay store.

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Costco, Walmart or JCPenney? Which Is the Top Big Retailer?

Costco, Walmart, JCPenney and all the other chain retailers are some of the best places to shop for everything we need, including 200 packs of toilet paper rolls and those 12 packs of cereal. But out of them all — Kmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Meijer, Sam’s Club, Sears and Target included — which is the best?

The good folks at Consumer Reports asked 26,000 readers to rate their shopping experiences to determine what the nation’s top retailer is.

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Syracuse Shines in ‘Upstate’ Sit-Com Pilot [VIDEO]

The city of Syracuse and surrounding environs are the star of a new sit-com pilot called 'Upstate' that is being pitched to TV networks.

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Anniversary of War of 1812 – Battle of Buffalo

It was on this date in 1813, during the War of 1812, that British forces scored a victory over the Americans at Buffalo.

The battle was a part of the Niagara Campaign which featured American forces invating British controlled Canada.

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