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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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5 Utica Jobs That No Longer Exist

Utica has been a bustling hub of commerce for over 150 years. We've seen businesses come and go over the years. The area has remade itself first as a halfway stop on the Erie Canal then textile and manufacturing

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Remember When: The Olympic Torch Passes Through Utica [PHOTOS]

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are a few months away in London, and that means that an Olympic torch is progressing somewhere through the British Empire.  It was 11 years ago that the Olympic spirit was felt in Utica as the torch passed through before the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

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Select a New Slogan for Utica

Utica during its history has been known as the Handshake City and is presently billed as the Renaissance City.  We want to know what you would you call Utica if you could pick a new slogan.  We have a few suggestions, some serious some silly, for you below.

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When Is the Memorial Day Parade in Utica?

 

Utica and surrounding communities will celebrating Memorial Day on Monday May 28.  Here are when the parades are planned around town.

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Utica – Rome Gas Prices Highest in New York State

Outraged at the price at the gas pump?  Maybe you have reason to be, the Utica-Rome area is paying the highest gas prices in New York State.

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Utica Man Attempts to Rob Downtown Key Bank with a Plunger

Here in Central New York we're a hearty and inventive people.  Lawrence Deptola proved that when he allegedly attempted to rob the downtown Utica branch of Key Bank using a toilet plunger.

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Are Utica’s Street Names Sexist?

You probably don't give much thought to the names of the streets you drive down each day and where those names come from.  But a geography teacher from Rome, Italy has and thinks that a disproportional amount of the world's streets are named after men.  We decided to take a quick survey of the streets of Central New York.

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Occupy Movement Hits Utica City Schools

Asking 'Where Does Our Money Go,' and 'I feel like a Child Left Behind' a group of Utica students are using this day off of school to put a civics class lesson into practice by 'occupying' the Utica City School offices on Memorial Parkway.

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The Electric Company Club to Close on Varick Street in Utica

The Electric Company nightclub and bar on Varick Street in Utica is set to close on May 12.

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Google Maps Goes Retro for April Fools’ Day

Everyone knows Google Maps can be very useful for looking up directions on your computer, on your tablet and on your smartphone.  But, realizing "we've long neglected one of the most popular computer systems ever sold," Google finally has a mapping app for your original 8-bit Nintendo from the 1980s.

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What is Utica Style Tomato Pie

There are a few cities in America known for Tomato Pie.  Providence and Trenton both do versions of the dish. But nowhere is tomato pie celebrated than in Utica, New York.  Here's a look at Utica style Tomato Pie.

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