The long awaited Utica Comets home opener is finally here, a countdown that began last April when the 2013 season came to a close. This hockey town was a buzz on Wednesday with excitement and spirit but inside the hockey house crews were hard at work getting ready to host a sold out crowd. "It's a bit hectic that's for
It's the spookiest time of year and the Mohawk Valley has no shortage of spooky places. Some in Herkimer believe a cluster of buildings on main street are haunted. And therefore, the perfect place for a paranormal investigation. They seem like four normal buildings. Yes, they definitely look old but three out of the four are still occupied. But they
Some people in Oneonta said it’s frustrating to see so many vacant houses around the city. They also say it’s frustrating to pay so much for housing when they're struggling financially. The city said if the housing problem isn’t fixed soon there could be serious consequences. "There is no actual affordable house I pay a thousand dollars for
The Utica City School District (UCSD) has decided to reject a grant that would allow students to spend more time in the classroom. Proponents said the extra 90 minutes of instruction could have helped students who were behind and improve low test scores but Tuesday night the school board decided otherwise. After months of debates, discussion and surveys the UCSD
As the Comets prepare for their home opener on October 21, 2014, the folks at the Utica Memorial Auditorium are making last-minute preparations for the big game. Construction has been on-going both inside the AUD and its exterior as well. The AUD will debut its face-lift for the home opener against the Adirondack Flames in front of a sold-out crowd.
It's no secret early childhood education is a stepping stone to bright futures and on Tuesday Congressman Richard Hanna pushing for local support. The congressman stopping by Marcy on Tuesday to discuss a bill he's pushing for that he says would increase funding and affordability of head start programs. He says making sure kids start young will ultimately save taxpayers
The amazing chandelier at the Stanley theatre is getting maintenance today. The massive chandelier was lowered Tuesday morning for the maintenance. Meyda lighting took a look at some of the LED lights that help light the theatre. The chandelier is the largest free hanging led chandelier in the world. The Stanley theatre said seeing this chandelier lowered is a
One Mohawk Valley community facing a medical mystery. For years, sickness has plagued many living in the West Canada Valley area. Ranging from cancers to deformities-- some people in that area have experienced lifelong illnesses. They say it’s a cancer cluster. And they're looking for answers from the state. At the age of 17 Matt Telfer made a devastating discovery.
One of the hidden gems in Otsego County is the butterfly conservatory. They've got butterflies flying around everywhere, but it’s not just about butterflies. Conservatory volunteer Patricia Ryan explains with birds chirping in the background, "I think what makes it unique is all the birds and other things that we have in here is all the other things besides the
The Walsh Regional Medical Unit or RMU is a maximum security prison medical center. That means the most dangerous and sickest prisoners in the state are sent there. With an increasing inmate population, the facility says the expansion will fill a huge void. "Inmates can come to the Walsh Medical Center from any facility in the state, minimum through maximum,”