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‘Human Calculator’ Launches New Math Contest and App for Kids

Scott Flansburg, who is known as the 'Human Calculator' has teamed up with Tabor, a firm offering personalized and instructor-led math tutoring programs, to make 2015 “The Year of Math.”  The partnership is aimed at helping elementary and middle school students overcome their fear of math and hone their skills by adding a healthy bit of fun and light-hearted competition to math learning

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New York State Police, WIBX
New York State Police, WIBX
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Road Closures For Trooper Fredenburg’s Funeral

New York State Trooper Donald Fredenburg will be laid to rest today. His funeral will close Genesee street between Ballantyne Brae and Proctor Blvd, and Barton Ave. between Genesee St and Sunset Ave from 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. Everyone is advised to use an alternate route.

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Ag Matters – More Funding Available For Storage Facilities

The USDA is making money available for improving storage facilities for small to mid-sized farming operations.  Low interest loans are available for grain bins, hay barns and cold storage facilities.

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Ag Matters – What Does Indonesia Have To Do With New York Apples [AUDIO]

How does Indonesia have an effect on New York apples?  Speaking with reporters Ag Secretary, Tom Vilsack says removing trade restrictions could be a boon to lots of agricultural products.

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Utica Comets via Facebook
Utica Comets via Facebook
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Utica Comets Players Go Bowling With Members of the Comets Kids Club [PHOTOS]

It's not uncommon to see several Utica Comets players out and about around town. Most of the time, they are either participating in some sort of charity event or making a special appearance. It was no surprise that some awesome players would take the time out of their days to take some kids bowling! 

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Jim Boeheim Will Retire In 3 Years

After news broke earlier in the day about the resignation of Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross comes an even bigger bombshell: Jim Boeheim's days on the bench are numbered.

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Report: Daryl Gross Resigns As Syracuse’s Athletic Director

Daryl Gross is resigning his position as Athletic Director of Syracuse University Athletics less that two weeks after the damaging NCAA report about violations at the school, Syracuse.com reports.

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Funding Available For Starting Or Expanding A Farm

Seems appropriate on "National Agriculture Day" to talk about funding to expand your farm or start one from scratch.  The USDA is holding a workshop on how to get financial assistance.

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Ag Matters – Maple Production An Expanding Market Water A New Health Drink Get Funding For Expansion or Starting Farm

New York ranks near the top in several agricultural categories.  Milk, Grapes and pumpkins to name a few.  Maple Syrup is also at the top, ranking 2nd in the nation.  And it could be an expanding market.

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Have You Ever Seen Fultonville Teen Sawyer Fredericks on ‘The Voice’ – VIDEO

Have you ever seen Fultonville teen Sawyer Fredericks on 'The Voice?' You may want to tune in to NBC because he may be the last man standing. At least that was Adam Levine's prediction. "That's your winner right there."

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Top Places to Play Hide and Seek in CNY Since IKEA Said No

If you've ever been inside of an IKEA store, then you know how massive the place is. Because of it's size and large selection of inventory, it was starting to become a trend for people to play hide and seek inside the store. Well, company officials are putting a stop to it.

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Chicago River Dyed Green In St. Patrick's Day Tradition
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What if We Dyed the Mohawk River Green for St. Patrick’s Day?

Chicago does it every year. They dye the Chicago River green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I think it would be cool if we did that to the Mohawk River.

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