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Brandon Defazio Says ‘Thank You’ to Utica After Signing with the Boston Bruins

One of the most popular Comets is moving on to the NHL! Unfortunately, Brandon Defazio has joined Cal O'Reilly and Bobby Sanguinetti, among others, on the list of players who will not return to Utica next season. This is yet another tough dismantling announcement for our boys in blue and green and Defazio's presence will most definitely be missed.

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Upstate Aerials Help Show the Beauty of Central New York [PHOTOS]

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Upstate New York landmark looked from an aerial view? Well, you don't need Google Earth anymore for that. Upstate Aerials is a local company that specializes in photographing some of Central New York's most iconic spots!

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Luke Bryan Gives Moving Rendition of Star-Spangled Banner for America’s Birthday

Luke Bryan stood tall to show his patriotism during a recent show, singing the national anthem in front of a massive FarmBorough Festival crowd just days before July 4. The artist shared a video on his Facebook page of the moving Star-Spangled Banner performance, which included thousands of fans helping him sing the song ... at the top of their lungs.

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Help Make it Snow in July on Boilermaker Sunday

There are not many events that unite our community like the Utica Boilermaker. It is one of the biggest days of the year for our city and it's not just because of the free beer. It's one of the few times where the community comes out to show their support and cheer on the folks who brave the heat to run through the streets of the city. This year, the Boilermaker is hoping for the people's help in making the spectating experience a little more special and exciting.

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Campaign Started To Help Ronnie Brower With Skin Removal Surgery [VIDEO]

Since Ronnie Brower has shaken off 425 pounds to the music of Taylor Swift, he's fearless, doing things he was never able to do. But with all that weight loss, he's left with 40 to 50 pounds of excess skin that will require 3 surgeries to remove.

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Samantha Valik is Our McDonald’s Athlete of the Week

We've teamed up with McDonald’s to salute local athletes. This week we're putting Samantha Valik, a 9th grader Poland school in the spotlight. She wins a $25 McDonald's gift card and goes into the grand prize drawing for a McDonald's party for her entire team.

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Pilot the Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch Team down Varick Street in Utica

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses will be in Central New York during July 2015 as part of appearances surrounding Honor America Days in Rome. On July 23, they will be on Varick Street delivering cases of Budweiser to area bars. And you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive the hitch team.

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Bing Car Spotted in Utica

Perhaps you've seen it or heard someone mention a car traveling around town with an odd contraption mounted to its roof. The car is from Microsoft's search engine, Bing, and it's taking photographs of Utica's streets.

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Feed Our Vets Food Drive July 18 & 19

Plain and simple, it's just wrong.  The people who fight and sacrifice for our freedom, are often the same ones who struggle most to keep food on their table.  According to Feed Our Vet's website 130 thousand veterans are homeless and hungry on any given night. Here's how you can help.  

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Tour the Scenic Adirondacks on One of Kind Railbikes

See a part of the scenic Adirondacks as never seen before. Take a ride on a portion of the Adirondack railroad, closed to the public for 35 years, on rail bikes. For the first time in the USA, Rail Explorers are bringing the pedal powered railbikes to the six miles of historic railroad between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear.

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Online Petition Seeks to Rename New York’s Donald Trump State Park

Located in downstate New York, is Donald J. Trump State Park, named after the real estate mogul and 2016 presidential candidate. Due to The Donald's controversial and outspoken stances on the issues of the election, an online petition is seeking to rename the park.

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Carbone Dodge Helps Raise $880 For Roscoe Conkling At ‘Drive For The Kids’ Fundraiser

On May 24th, Carbone Dodge of Yorkville helped Roscoe Conkling raise $880 at a “Drive for the Kids” fundraising event held during the school’s Teachers Day. This money will be used for Utica and Yorkville students. 

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