Let me start by apologizing for the comments about the City of Utica made by my friend and co-worker Johnny Spezzano when he popped into the studio the other day while I did the HOTLINE program on AM-1240 WATN.
Johnny repeated some old and inaccurate bromides about Utica and while I chastised him on air, the comments made various blogs and caused a kerfuffle in Oneida County.
Utica is a city that has seen its population go up since the last Census and many neighborhoods are coming back. There are many parks there and a fine zoo. The City is also the home of Utica Club beer and the fine line of Saranac brews.
I have had many enjoyable visits to Utica over the years and I extend to Mayor Roefaro congratulations on his stewardship of such a fine community.
My understanding is the Mayor will be a guest on the HOTLINE on Monday and we look forward to his visit.