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Have Your Chimney Inspected – Prevent House Fires

I know that last week was National Fire Prevention Week, but it’s never a bad time to think about fire prevention, and as we creep hesitantly towards winter, now would be a good time to remind people of some things to do to prepare you home for the winter months. 

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‘Django Unchained’ and ‘August: Osage County’ Actress Misty Upham Found Dead

It's sad news to end the week with: actress Misty Upham, who recently appeared in 'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage Country,' was found dead at the bottom of a Seattle ravine. Her body was discovered by a search party led by her family, who are now accusing the local police of failing to assist in the situation in any way.

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Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Will The ‘Chickenman’ Be Back For The 2014-15 Utica Comets Hockey Season?

The unofficial mascot of Utica hockey for years, Earl Kellogg from Frankfort, known to many simply as the 'Chickenman' due to his chicken suit and rubber chicken that he keeps the refs in line with.

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Utica Zoo ‘Spooktacular’ This Weekend

'Tis the season for spooky events, and this weekend you can take the kids or grandkids to the 27th annual "Spooktacular" at the Utica Zoo. I remember taking our kids to the Spooktacular at the zoo when they were small, and they loved it.

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What You Should Know About Enterovirus 68

Good afternoon parents.  As a parent of an asthmatic child, this is something that has me really concerned about the recent increase in cases of the virus.  Here is some information that you may or may not have already seen about the Enterovirus 68, or EV-D68, the virus that has us frightened here in the U.S., because it has been known to be a connection to paralysis in a few states, and even a death in Rhode Island, although it is still being investigated.

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Trick or Treat Street at Sangertown Square

Trick or Treat Street is back at Sangertown Square. Dress the kids in their Halloween costumes and bring them out on Friday, October 31st. We'll be there handing out candy, provided by First Source Federal Credit Union, along with participating stores.

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New Hartford Spartans Kill Utica-Rome Area Schools Academically

One of the primary reasons I moved from Utica to New Hartford last year was because of the reputation of it's schools and it looks like I wasn't misinformed in the slightest.

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Photo Credit: Catarina Francesca, used with permission by WIBX / Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: Catarina Francesca, used with permission by WIBX / Townsquare Media
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Flash Flood Warning For Oneida, Herkimer Counties October 15-17, 2014

UPDATE 10/16/2014 0402   The Flash Flood Warning has been extended until 11:00am today and includes several more counties.

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Toilet Paper On The Roll – Under Or Over?

Arguably the debate of the century, or quite possibly of all time, at least since toilet paper has been placed on rolls.  Relationships have ended over it, friendships crushed, and who knows, maybe even wars started over it. 

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Photo: Cristin Downs
Photo: Cristin Downs
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Michael Mott Releases New Companion EP To ‘Where The Sky Ends’

Nearly half a year ago, New Hartford native, Michael Mott stopped by promoting the release of his new album, 'Where the Sky Ends' and now he's back.

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Pros And Cons Of Napping

Nobody loves a good nap more than your host here.  There is no arguing that naps are refreshing, whether it’s 5 minutes or 30.  But is it actually good for you? 

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Are You Being “Crammed” By Your Phone Provider?

If you are anything like me, when you get your mobile phone bill, whether it be paper copy, or online, maybe you glance at it quickly and then proceed to just pay it without thinking too much about it. 

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