The Democrat candidate for New York State Senate has announced, he's holding a run/walk event to commemorate the 116th birthday of the U.S. Army Reserve. James Meyers will lead a group of walkers and runners in recognition of the dedicated service of 200,000 Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians on Sunday, April 28th at 12 noon from the Clark Mills Road parking lot of the Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail in the Village in Whitesboro.

“My service in the United States Army and Army Reserve has helped to shape and prepare me to serve the constituents of the 53rd District. As a candidate for New York State Senate, it is my privilege to honor those who are serving and have served our country,” stated Meyers.

Meyers says there is no fee, but participants can donate to the Utica Center for Development and Central New York Veterans Outreach Center by clicking Participants can walk or run as far as they like. Runners will start at 12:15, and walkers will begin at 12:30.

Meyers is challenging incumbent NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo in the November election.

“In these turbulent political times, our veterans, communities, and country need leaders like James Meyers, who would serve the 53rd district, defend the Constitution, and always put our democracy first,” stated John Soltz, Chairman of VoteVets PAC.

Top 10 Cheapest Places to Live in New York State

New York is one of the most expensive states to call home, but there are some areas that are gentle on the wallet. According to HomeSnacks, they deduced the top 10 most affordable cities and towns in the Empire State.

They looked into data from the U.S. Census, median home and rent prices, as well as median income of a particular area's residents. Affordability was also determined based on availability and access to services and conveniences.

Below are the top 10 places that let residents keep more cash in their wallets.

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The Top 10 Dumbest Cities in New York State

According to Road Snacks, New York isn't just one of the dumbest states in the nation - they claim to have found the top 10 dumbest cities in the Empire State.

As for what determines a "dumb" city, Road Snacks compared 163 cities with 5,000 or more residents, to find those with the largest population of those who never finished high school. The survey used Census data and "scientific stuff" from other "legitimate" sources to find the 10 areas with the highest concentration of high school dropouts.

Road Snacks argues that not finishing high school puts one at a significant disadvantage in life. The study adds that the areas with the highest percentage of adults without a high school degree should shine a light on the state as a whole.

In the end, these 10 cities were deemed to be the dumbest in New York State.
That said, the company is not calling these cities "dumb" - so if you have an issue, take it up with Road Snacks. We're just reporting their findings.

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The Top 25 Most Baffling UFO Sightings Reported in New York This Year

When residents of the Empire State spot something unexplainable in the skies, they report it to the National UFO Reporting Center. There's been about 80 new sightings so far in 2023 that raised a few hackles.

NUFORC does investigate what people saw to determine if they actually witnessed alien activity or something else. Oftentime, these reports turn out to be false flags. For example; someone from NYC reported seeing a strange, square-like object in the sky on July 22. They provided a photo to NUFORC, who then ruled the person saw an "advertising banner behind a private aircraft."

However, there have been several creepy reports that couldn't be brushed off with a logical explanation. And some of these reports had photo or video evidence attached.

Scroll through New York's top 25 weirdest sightings of 2023.


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