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Local Expert Challenges Governor Cuomo on Funding and ‘Failing Schools’ [VIDEO]

The rhetoric has heated up this budget season as New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo attempts to make sweeping changes to public education.  The budget is due by this Tuesday and Cuomo has threatened to hold back a large amount of funding if legislators fail to approve his new policy

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Oneida Mentioned on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

Oneida, NY was mentioned on a recent episode of 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon. One of Fallon's regular bits on the show is a segment called "Screen Grabs" where Jimmy takes viewer submitted screen grabs and makes fun of them. Justin Acker of Oneida submitted a news clip from the Syracuse station CNY Central (WTVH-5) wishing a woman 'Happy 1000th Birthday.'

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Ag Matters Increasing Dairy Profits Through Quality

Instead of making more milk, make better milk.  That's the thoughts of some successful dairy farmers.  They are sharing their experiences in an article written for Pro Dairy's, "The Manager."

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Surf’s Up! Check Out Kenny Chesney’s Best Beach Pictures

Sorry, Jake OwenKenny Chesney is unquestionably country music's biggest beach bum.

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Ag Matters – Deadline For Madison County’s Annual Tree And Shrub Sale

Spring keeps tempting us with an occasional blast, maybe if we plan for it, warm temperatures will gets here quicker.  If your plan includes additions to the yard or pasture, check out the annual tree and shrubbery sale conducted by the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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New York Dad Mails Son $7 Million Winning Lottery Ticket in Get Well Card

Truly nothing says "Get Well Soon" like $7 million. That's the winning amount of a New York Lottery scratch-off card a man from downstate Rockland County mailed to his son.

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Ag Matters – Organic Dairy Meeting

A meeting to discuss Organic farming and to honor the late, Jerry Brunetti, world-wide lecturer on biological farming systems will be held tomorrow (3/26) in Memphis, NY.

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Ag Matters – Funding For Improving Small Dairy Farms

Want to make some improvements to your dairy operation?  The NY Department of Agriculture will help pay for the cost of certain projects.  The Dairy Acceleration Program pays up to 80% of the expense on certain projects for smaller dairy farms.

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Hometown Hero Erin Hamlin Featured in Team USA Luge Promotional Video

Erin Hamlin made history by becoming the first American to medal in the olympics for a singles event in the sport of luge. She is still a member of Team USA and continues to train every day. One of her latest projects with the team is a promotional video to bring awareness of what the sport of luge is all about! Erin is featured in the video talking about her experience winning in Sochi!

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The Utica Comets Are Seeking Photos of Military Members for #CometsMilitaryNight

The Utica Comets don't have many home games left, but they're going to make them count. This Saturday is Military Night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and there will be a ton of things going on dedicated specifically to honoring both active military members and veterans. The Comets are also asking for you to submit photos of your favorite military member using #CometsMilitaryNight.

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Syracuse Crunch Billboard Targets Utica Comets

The rivalry between the Utica Comets and Syracuse Crunch has heated up over the last two years and this billboard on Rt. 690 in Syracuse.

'Friends Don't Let Friends Root for Utica" is the giant message along the busy highway currently in the rival city

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Trailer Released For Irrefutable Proof, Movie With Scenes Shot in Utica [VIDEO]

Irrefutable Proof, the movie with scenes shot in Utica, is coming together. The trailer was released Monday. Although no release date has been announced.

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