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Parents Upset Over ‘Sit and Stare’ Policy at New York Schools During Mandated Exams

Parents who refuse to have their children take the mandated state tests are up in arms over the 'Sit and Stare' policy being implemented in some schools. Students who don't take the exams have to sit in the classroom, without books or homework and do nothing.

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Tickborne Powassan Virus Nears New York State

A frightening sickness, described as worse than Lyme disease, has been found in several ticks in Connecticut. The illness is call Powassan virus and has been found in ticks around Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Shots Sports Bar to Hold Benefit for Family Who Lost Everything in House Fire

In February, the Minckler family took a nice vacation to escape the cold weather and enjoy each other's company. While on their trip, they got word that something tragic had happened. The family's home in Vernon had burnt to the ground destroying everything including their beloved pets. Shots Sports and Entertainment Bar is hosting a benefit for this family to get them back on their feet.

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Photo Credit: Alison Keeler
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Comets Announce More Sellouts, Jump In Attendance

Tickets for the Utica Comets' final two home games of the regular season this weekend are gone, marking what will be the 25th and 26th sellouts at the AUD this season.

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Erin Hamlin Will Donate Her Hair with ‘Locks for Luge’ Campaign

Local Olympian and hero Erin Hamlin is organizing a fund-raising event to battle Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This disease hits close to home for the luge community because one of their own is fighting it right now. Hamlin has started a CrowdRise page to raise money in support of fighting this disease. Erin has even agreed to do something really special if their goal is met!

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Sawyer Fredericks Makes ‘The Voice’ Top 12

The votes are in and America loves Sawyer Fredericks. The Fultonville teen made 'The Voice' top 12 for #TeamPharrell.

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Six Year Old Owen Jassak Is Raising Money For Sitrin’s Stars And Stripes Run and Walk

When people say kids don't have values nowadays, think again. Meet 6 year old Owen Jassak whose on a mission to raise $1000 for Sitrin's Stars And Stripes Run and Walk.

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Darren Archibald Fight Electrifies Comets Fans at The AUD [Video]

It has been an incredible sophomore season for the Utica Comets. With only a few games left in the season, they are on a record-high 10 game win streak and have already clinched the title of Northern Division Champions. Last night's game featured a fight that would be "Pay-Per-View" worthy. 

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Sears at Sangertown Square in New Hartford to Close

After rumors during the holiday season that the Sears store at Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford would be closing soon, the company confirmed that, yes, Sears would be shutting its Central New York location.

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Exploring Utica’s Hidden Underground Tunnels & Waterways ~ The Haunts And Legends Of New York

Steeped in history and legends, New York is filled with stories of the forgotten, eerie and the weird that influence us everyday. What secrets flow beneath the streets of Utica?

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Jimmy John’s Opens in New Hartford

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop has opened on Campion Road in New Hartford.

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Epicurean Delight Returns April 19 At Harts Hill Inn

If there is a "sure-fire" don't miss charity event in the Utica-Rome area, it's Epicurean Delight.  The fundraiser for Hospice and Palliative Care, returns for the 28th year Hart's Hill in Whitesboro April 19 from 5 to 8.  Tad and Polly also return as this year's honorary chair couple. So why should you attend?

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