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Introducing America’s Favorite Mayor- Mayor Robert Palmieri Of Utica

I've been a proud Utica resident since June of this year. It didn't take me long to notice that our mayor, Mayor Robert Palmieri is probably America's favorite mayor. He's never afraid to get down and dirty to clean up our city. 

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Is Union Train Station In Utica Haunted?

The Haunted Rails Ghost Train is coming up on October 25th and will depart from Union Station in Utica and take our guests on the tracks up to the Remsen Depot in Remsen. However, before we even go ghost hunting up North will you experience any paranormal beings in Utica? You may.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Best Places to Get Apple Cider Near Utica–Zach’s Picks

With the leaves starting to change and the temperatures starting to dip, it's no doubt fall is in the air. And I don't know about you, but for me, the best part about this time of year is apple cider. Luckily, there are a few great places around this area where I can stock up on the sweet drink. Here are the best places near Utica to get some apple cider.

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Photo Credit: Catarina Francesca and Utica Police
Photo Credit: Catarina Francesca and Utica Police
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After School Programs and Activities Cancelled for Utica, New Hartford, and New York Mills

UPDATE: 09/26/2014 1411 Although officially still on lockdown, New Hartford schools will dismiss on schedule, with strict security measures in place.  All students will exit from one location in their respective buildings.  After school activities and after school programs, in New Hartford, Utica, and New York Mills are cancelled.

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The 2014 Great Utica Pumpkin Carve Event Details

The 2014 Great Utica Pumpkin Carve will take place October 9th – 11th 5PM - 9PM. Here's some more details on the event.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
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When are School Open Houses and Curriculum Nights in Utica for the 2014-2015 School Year?

When are the open houses and curriculum nights scheduled for the Utica School District in the 2014-2015 academic year?

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Tour of the Old Main Psych Center
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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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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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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Worth a Visit – The Oneida County Historical Society

It's been a long time since I have visited the Oneida County Historical Society. I'm talking a long time. So, I decided to stop in recently when I saw the "Museum Open" sign on the front steps of the historical society.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Worth a Read: Books About Utica and the Surrounding Area

Last week, I shared with you a few book recommendations for those who want to read about the history of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. This week, I want to share a few more book recommendations.

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
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Utica School District Receives One Year Extension on Extended Learning Time Grant

The Utica City School District will have extended time to contemplate a grant that would enable the district to extend the school day for five area schools.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Rakhine Water Festival in Utica–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

The Rakhine community of Utica held a traditional Water Festival called Thingyan at Hanna Park. Many came out to enjoy the singing, dancing, food, and of course, the water.

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