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Is Utica Becoming The Bath Salt Zombie Capitol of the Nation?

The Utica Police have revealed details on their Facebook page concerning 3 separate 'bath salts' incidents.  This is on the heels of the recent bath salt attacks in Marcy and Munnsville.  Read about the most recent attacks below.

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New Technology Could Allow New Thruway Exits

Let's say you're planning a trip to or from Whitesboro or Marcy, and that trip involves the New York State Thruway.  Doesn't it seem silly that the Thruway runs right though both towns, but you still have drive miles out of the way to access the highway?  Lite 98.7's Peter Naughton proposes a solution.

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Abandoned Utica Building
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What Vacant Lot in Central New York Would You Turn Into A Park?

A land-reuse project in Corning caught my eye and got me thinking about what underutilized parcel in Utica and Central New York we could turn into parkland.

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5 Utica Instagram Feeds to Follow

Instagram, the cool photo app that allows you to take beautifully styled photos on your phone, has taken off like wildfire.

We've found 5 great Instagram users in Central New York and I picked my favorites from their Instagram feeds.

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‘Utica Struggles’ – A Fresh Look [PHOTOS]

Recently a Getty Images photographer based in New York City visited Utica to do a photo essay on struggling Rust Belt cities.  Utica was used as an example of a struggling urban area.

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Utica Old Main
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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Old Main

Old Main at Court and Whitesboro Street in Utica is a venerable building that once housed the Utica State Hospital, a pioneering mental health facility during the late 1800s.

The Getty photo focuses on the chain-linked facade rather t

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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Utica Clock

The 'Utica' clock is a downtown landmark found at the corner of Genesee and Washington Streets.  The Getty photo shows the landmark at night rather than the nice landscaping surrounding it.

This central part of downtown is anchored by the Bank of Utica and the region's tallest building, the New York State Office Building

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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Franklin Square

The Utica:  A Renaissance City logo greets travelers entering downtown on Genesee Street south of Oriskany Boulevard.  The original photo shows just the 'Renaissance' sign that had been vandalized with a Subway sandwich shop sticker

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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Boilermaker Finish Line

The original photo shows a couple standing in the parking lot at the Shoppes at the Finish Line on Court Street in Utica.  The photo focuses on the couple and the for-sale sign on the building behind them

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‘Utica Struggles’ Photo Essay Hits Newspapers Nationwide [PHOTOS + POLL]

A photo essay entitled 'Utica Struggles' was released yesterday by Getty Images, the international media's clearinghouse of images.  The photos were picked up by many news outlets including the Albany Times-Union and USA Today.  The Downtown Utica Development Authority and Mayor Rob Palmeri have stated on Facebook that the photos are one-sided and don't show the bright side of our community.  Take a look and judge for yourself.

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City of Utica Unveils New Logo

Utica was christened the Renisance City within the last few years, now Mayor Rob Palmeri has unviled a new logo and slogan for Utica.

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Celebrating Utica’s Arterial Today 5-8-12

Here's a holiday that comes around only once in a century, the chance to celebrate the Arterial Highway through Utica.  The roadway, known colloquially as The Arterial, is actually a multiplex of New York State Touring Routes 5, 8 and 12.  Being that today is May 8, 2012, we can name today Utica Arterial Day and celebrate 5-8-12.

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