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Past articles by Marissa:

New Hartford graduate hosts PBS series

NEW HARTFORD — PBS is America’s largest public media enterprise.And one New Hartford graduate now is a small part of it.Dr. Waleed Abdalati, a graduate of New Hartford High School class of 1982, is the host of PBS’s new documentary series, “The Crowd and the Cloud.” The series deals with citizen science, which is the act of public participation in scientific research. Some of the topics covered… → Read More

Tragic story, demonstrations help teens understand driving dangers

Gisele Kress, an Old Forge native, knows all about the dangers of drinking and driving. Her son Matthew Girouard was killed in 2009 in a DWI crash in the → Read More

Kathleen Zogby's latest book based on her youth

UTICA — The wife of local pollster John Zogby and mother of three boys, Kathleen Zogby is a retired education teacher who has written many books → Read More

Former basketball player, Whitesboro resident, turns attention to trolls

WHITESBORO — For Barry Cavanaugh, basketball was his passion.The former basketball star at the University at Albany went on to play in Europe and coached at the high school and college levels.Now, Cavanaugh — a native of Rensselaer who now lives in Whitesboro — is passionate about another field.Just last fall, he released his first children’s book, “Tree Trolls and Their Secret Gifts,” a story… → Read More

Move Along: Three acts rock the Aud

UTICA — The Utica Memorial Auditorium was fairly packed Saturday night with mobs of teenagers and young adults.They were all together for one band: The All American Rejects, one of the hottest bands from the early 2000s.SUNY Polytechnic Institute conducted the event, and one student had her dream come true.“It is such an honor to be able to open up for both Secret Weapons and The All-American… → Read More

New character part of 'Sesame Street Live!'

UTICA — For nearly a half century, "Sesame Street" has been a beloved television show appealing to all age groups, with the first episode → Read More

Webster’s new book unveils 1914 murder in village of Poland

UTICA — Many of local author Dennis Webster’s books are about Central New York and have gained good reception.His latest, titled “Murder of a Herkimer County Teacher: The Shocking 1941 Case of a Vengeful Student,” is something that he has been wanting to share.“This is a unique story that many people in the community are not that familiar with,” Webster said. “Our area is so rich in history and… → Read More

Step back into the 1990s Saturday night

For DJ Kay Gee, music has been a big part of his life since childhood — including listening to 8-track tapes. → Read More

High school students living the dream

UTICA — Mary Magdalene Tehan is ecstatic about the opportunity she and her fellow drama students are receiving.She and her New Hartford High School → Read More

Catholic Schools Week showcases what parochial schools offer

Catholic schools across the will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week Sunday through Saturday. → Read More