By SARAH CONDONscondon@uticaod.com
This was my first full year as photo editor at the Observer-Dispatch and it offered a variety of excitement.Weather played a huge factor in news coverage this year. In March, winter storm Stella pounded the city of Utica. I barely made it home the night the snow started, and some of my fellow co-workers were not so lucky and were forced to spend the night at the paper.
SARAH CONDONscondon@uticaod.com BOONVILLE — The sun finally came out Thursday evening for the competitors and crowds for the Broken B Rodeo at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair.The grandstand filled with spectators early in the evening offering an up-close look at the animals and riders.The riders, some of them local, competed in bronc and bull riding competitions, as well as calf and team roping and barrel racing as the sun set behind the grandstand.Riders and their fast mounts competed for...
ROME — Teens took their sights to the skies with drones Friday morning at Griffiss International Airport. A week-long drone summer camp was offered in partnership with the Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate, the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport, Mohawk Valley Community College, Griffiss Institute and AX Enterprize, LLC.
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Selecting a term
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