NY-22 Congressman Anthony Brindisi has begun his district tour to libraries and schools in our area. The Congressman and his wife will be delivering books to schools, libraries and non-profits through the congressional surplus book program.
The Climate Community Protection Act is threatening to push companies, and its employees out of New York. The proposed bill would mean that Greenhouse Gas Emissions would be eliminated by 100% by the year 2050, and a second proposal would reduce climate pollution by 50% by 2030. The Business Council of New York, Revere Copper Products and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York have all voiced their concerns over the legislation, and would like manufacture leaders to be a part of...
Although the County Executive thinks there is a need for trade workers in our area, Tom Zalacha, our areas Representative for Building Trades thinks the need is not immediate as it sounds. Picente has pointed towards the Nexus Center and proposed Downtown Utica Hospital as areas in need of trade workers. Zalacha says those projects would require trades workers but only after those projects are secured. Eyewitness News reporter Ben Dennis brings us more.
MVHS COO Bob Schofield has said in a statement that they are grateful for the Planning Board accepting their impact statement. The City Planning Board needs a few more days to issue a finding statement, which would include any mitigation steps needed moving forward.
After the budget has been agreed on, and amendments have been made by the Common Council, Mayor Palmieri has the opportunity to veto the budget and the process restarts. The Mayor has a few days to make his decision, and at this point, there should not be any amendments vetoed. Eyewitness News reporter Jenn Seelig tells us more about the veto process.
Congressman Anthony Brindisi kicked off his reading program at the Utica Public Library. Brindisi has donated books from the Library of Congress. He will be visiting schools and libraries across New York's 22nd District.
The New Hartford Animal Hospital has tested 10 dogs in the area, all of which had heartworm disease. Heartworm disease can be transmitted by mosquitos which may be the reason for the increase. Your dog should be taking a heartworm tablet once every month. Eyewitness News reporter Ben Dennis has more.
Utica and New Hartford are planning a celebration that will start in Utica and make its way from Our Lady Of Lourdes south on Genesee Street. Fireworks will follow starting at 6pm in Proctor Park. Then, on July 5th, New Hartford will hold another fireworks show in Sherill Brook Park.