Downtown Utica was celebrating the New Year like never before on Tuesday night with a whole night of festivities. The evening began with a Utica Comets win at the Adirondack Bank Center, a 3-2 victory over Rochester. It was also the drawing for the holiday Mega-Month 50-50 Save of the Day Foundation raffle drawing. The jackpot grew to an amazing $89,380 and as of the close of last night's game, no-one had claimed the winning ticket, which is A-140637.
Snoop Dogg, Sting and Christina Aguilera will welcome 2019 in a packed Times Square Monday along with revelers from around the world who come to see the traditional crystal ball drop, fireworks and a blizzard of confetti.
Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year's New Year's Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks on innocent crowds, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where revelers will ring in 2018.