In The News


October 4, 2019 In The News

A bill to extend housing and travel programs for veterans sponsored by U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 30.

October 2, 2019 In The News

U. S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi, 22nd District of New York, visited the Casler Farms on Tuesday afternoon to talk to dairy farmers about the issues they are facing in today’s competitive environment and the Dairy Margin Coverage Program in particular.

October 2, 2019 In The News

UTICA, N.Y. – Congressman Anthony Brindisi and other state agencies are urging congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Business Council of New York State Inc., has joined Brindisi, the U.S. Chamber and the New York Farm Bureau to push the passage of the USMCA.

September 30, 2019 In The News

UTICA — A special wreath laying ceremony was held Sunday at the Captain George A. Wood Postal Facility to help recognize Gold Star Mother’s Day.

Gold Star Mother’s Day is held on the last Sunday in September every year.

“These Gold Star mothers gave up so much for our country,” said Thomas Buono, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Utica NY Chapter #944.

September 25, 2019 In The News

The hidden figures who helped put American astronauts on the moon and those who have received the Purple Heart were on the minds of Congress last week.

In a show of bipartisanship, the House backed two separate bills that honored the groups on Sept. 19.

September 24, 2019 In The News

CREE, Inc., a North Carolina-based silicon carbide technology manufacturer, is planning to build an approximately $1 billion wafer fabrication facility at the Marcy Nanocenter site on the campus of SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Here is how local, state and federal officials, along with those in the business sector, each responded to the news in statements:

September 23, 2019 In The News

UTICA — A grant from the United States Department of Justice and partnerships with community organizations are contributing to Utica College’s new “Safe Trax” program, an endeavor to offer enhanced sexual violence prevention education and victim services to the campus community.

September 19, 2019 In The News

The House on Wednesday voted to extend several programs to help low-income, rural and other veterans in need. 

September 18, 2019 In The News

UTICA – The Utica Fire Department will receive more than $15,000 in grant money from the Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety.

The funding comes from the department’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs.

September 18, 2019 In The News

Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, Utica, and Rep. Mike Bost, R-Illinois, have introduced a bill extending key veterans programs such as support for traveling far for medical care, Brindisi announced.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 would extend the travel payments for rural veterans who have to travel long distances to receive care.