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What Is Labor Day Really About?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September.  Around here it generally signifies the end of Summer and back to school for the kiddos.  I know my kids are just thrilled about going back to school.  Less time for Xbox, less time for pool, no more sleeping late every morning, the list goes on. 

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Enjoy Labor Day Music And Dance At Lock 20 In Marcy

It's an annual tradition that the final "Betsy The Barge" concert is on Labor Day. It all begins this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Lock 20 Canal Park on River Road in Marcy. And, it's a wee-bit Irish! Check the details.

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Kane’s Bake Sale Taking Place September 6th In Clinton

A bake sale is being held for 7 year old Kane Wolf who recently has been diagnosed with cancer on September 6th at The Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe in Clinton. Here's some more details of this event. 

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Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee Is Back Sep 1

Happy Friday  folks.   Chip here, black coffee drinker since nineteen ninety something.  Yeah, I’m that guy that doesn’t put anything in the coffee…no sugar, no cream, nothing.  I was a firm believer that coffee was meant to be consumed black and anything added to it is simply coffee blasphemy. 

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Keep Up With Your Kids With Cell Phone Apps

Cell phones…seems like just about everyone has one these days, including children I’ve seen as young as 10 years old.  Probably younger, but that’s the youngest that I have seen so far.  They have rapidly become a large part of our day to day life, there is no doubt about it

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A Tour Inside Utica’s Old Main Psychiatric Center Hospital [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

The Old Main Psychiatric Center Hospital opened its doors to a public tour on Monday, August 25th at 5PM offering a crowd of more than 4 thousand an exclusive glimpse inside the historic iconic Utica landmark.

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Aerial Spraying in Madison Town of Sullivan Tonight – August 26, 2014

Aerial spraying will be conducted tonight in the Town of Sullivan to combat  the spread of a mosquito-related disease.

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Richard Attenborough, ‘Jurassic Park’ Actor and ‘Gandhi’ Director, Dead at 90

Richard Attenborough, the actor who famously portrayed Professor John Hammond in the Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park,' as well as the acclaimed director of 'Gandhi,' passed away this past Sunday.

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Piece of Utica Featured on New US Stamp

A piece of Utica will travel all over the world.  A new stamp in Hudson River School stamp collection was released, featuring a portrait from Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

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You Won’t Believe the Surprise This Retiring Teacher Got

Going back to school usually elicits groans from kids, but students who got this teacher may have burst out in cheers.

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What’s Richard Mathy Up To Since His Stint On The Bachelorette?

We all love to vacation up north and there's attractions galore, from mini-golf to amusement parks and everything in between, but there's one thing that's glaringly missing

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Utica Police Setting Up Sobriety Checkpoints Weekend of August 21, 2014

Beginning on Thursday August 21, 2014, Utica Police will join with state and county officers on a Stop DWI Crackdown.

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