Utica NY

Utica is a city in and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 62,235 at the 2010 census, an increase of 2.6% from the 2000 census. The city of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley in Central New York. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities. Utica and the neighboring city of Rome are principal cities of the Utica–Rome, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Oneida and Herkimer counties. Utica is located where it is because it was next to the shallowest spot along the Mohawk River that made it the best place for fording across. Also due to an Iroquois Indian crossroads and fording location it made trade exceedingly easy for local merchants. With a shallow spot on the river and that as already inhabited by trading partners, the location was ideal for a settlement. Utica was first settled by Europeans in 1773, on the site of Fort Schuyler which was built in 1758. The fort was named Fort Schuyler after Col. Philip Schuyler, a hero of the French and Indian War. After the French and Indian War the fort was abandoned and then during the American Revolution the...


  • Man killed in 1-car crash in central New York

    The Associated Press 2 hours ago
    BRIDGEWATER, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a central New York man has died in a one-car crash in his rural hometown and the driver has been charged with drunken driving and manslaughter. Troopers say 28-year-old Kevin Bennett II of ...
  • Starved Rock trails still closed; trees still falling

    The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. 1 day ago
    UTICA -- Four weeks after a storm brought down countless trees at Starved Rock State Park, most of the trail system remains closed, waiting for an emergency contract to be awarded for tree removal, including limbs dangling dangerously overhead. "We've ...
  • Marijuana questions head for city ballots

    Detroit Free Press 3 days ago
    Marijuana questions could pop up on ballots in at least 17 cities across Michigan this summer and fall. The questions aim to ease or eliminate local penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, an approach that supporters call decriminalization. Last ...
  • Trunnell's fun run goes extreme

    Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. 4 days ago
    Last year, Trunnell's Farm Market called it the "Sweet Corn Festival & 5K Corn Fun Run/Walk." This year, it's the "Sweet Corn 5K Extreme Run/Walk & Sweet Corn Roast." What happened to the "fun run/walk"? "We had ...
  • Kelly chairman of state education board

    The Associated Press 4 days ago
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — John R. Kelly has begun a two-year term as chairman of the state Board of Education. Since 2007, Kelly has served as Gulfport's chief administrative officer. He was appointed to the board by Gov. Haley Barbour ...
  • Facility OK'd for chip fab permit

    Times Union 6 days ago
    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday said a wetlands permit that will allow construction of a new computer chip manufacturing plant in Utica will be issued Friday by the Army Corps of Engineers. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science ...

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