The Erie Canal was first proposed in 1805. It was 20 years later that the waterway was completed. Along the heart of the canal is Utica, NY. Now a great view for area restaurants, and a great view along the New York State thruway, the canal is still flowing strong, and is used for many purposes.
The New York State Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory in Utica for bridge construction. On Monday, December 5th from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lafayette Street between State Street and Varick Street will be closed to traffic due to work on the new Lafayette Street Bridge.
Brett Truett and Lynne Mishalanie are both advocates against a new hospital being built in Downtown Utica. The two representatives of the cause appeared on 'First News with Keeler in the Morning' on Tuesday morning to discuss their concerns with the proposed project.