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December 31, 2019 - Wishing New York journalists a Happy New Year...

As we continue to wonder why this $300M in Funding was so "unique", a "special gift", one which no one seems to have the story on. However, many months ago an informant very clearly alluded to a Smoking Gun.


Utica, NY, December 27, 2019 - Albany Supreme Court Has Ruled, Claims Opposing MVHS SEQR Have Merit, Case To Advance Read Full Release...

Lots of history, buildings, streets, and memories yet to be saved! #NoHospitalDowntown!


December 12, 2019 - MVHS contractor, Hammes, publishes a press release, Hammes Company celebrates groundbreaking of Mohawk Valley Health System replacement hospital

An older press release from March 15, 2018, reads Hammes Company and Mohawk Valley Health System making strides toward new downtown hospital.


December 6, 2019 - Read an essay, "Death of Nobility in Oneida County", by Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini, Continue Reading...


November 26, 2019 - As MVHS pushes forward on a Groundbreaking, our side submits a Letter to Judge Mackey.


November 21, 2019 - Today writer states, "New Hospital Building Not Solution..."

And either way, the downtown hospital concept would Kill Street Grid, Downtown Utica Walkability. And tomorrow MVHS is scheduled to answer Albany Supreme Court Judge in our Lawsuit: #NoHospitalDowntown Vs. #MVHSDOWNTOWN.


November 9, 2019 - More voices say no, this one yesterday stated "... instead of being spent on an unnecessay hospital"...

The lawsuit continues as the other side requests more time. What will MVHS knockdown in their non-site controlled CoLa Neighborhood as they continue to ignore NYS's SEQRA laws?


October 19, 2019 - As we head to the capital, we'd love to share "our" vision for CoLa with the governor's staff...

Bulldozers and wrecking balls, an acute care hospital with 3,000+ parked cars, is no way to develop/replace a historic downtown!


October 10, 2019 - Site not yet owned, MVHS now focuses on two-block area (7.3 acres) where hospital building is proposed...

And today in lawsuit news...


September 9, 2019 - Tonight, by Amy Neff Roth of the UticaOD, Local politicians speak to South Utica residents...


August 26, 2019 - MVHS CEO Darlene Stromstad cannot say It, so we will...

Learn more about Risks and Downtown Utica's Railroad Infrastructure.


August 18, 2019 - Critical healthcare assets, especially the city's only hospital, should be placed onto Higher Ground. Yesterday in Utica, Storm leaves some motorists stranded in Utica...

See drone Footage of Utica's August 17, 2019 Flood Waters, as media reports, New York State DOT to partner with City of Utica to prevent flooding on the arterial.

Per MVHS, and their SEQR documents, this roadway was projected to carry the Greatest Traffic Loads To And From Proposed Downtown Hospital site.

Also, since Utica is very near a floodplain, downtown carries additional Risks for our Downtown Utica CSX Railroad Tracks.


August 17, 2019 - News story on hospital funding picture titled, County economic development agency OK’s bond issue for MVHS hospital in Utica.

We track the funding story, see the New Utica Hospital Funding Timeline.


July 28, 2019 - This past Friday a SINGLE media outlet told of a public viewing of the New Proposed Utica Downtown Hospital model. However, the model was removed after only a few hours. Why such limited hours and poor publicity? Maybe becuase it's a poor model, a deceptive model...

The lies of the MV500 ignore the critical historical assets of the CoLa Neighborhood. That's why we've joined a Lawsuit!


July 13, 2019 - Good Luck Runners!

A new hospital is looking to wipe-out an entire Downtown Utica Neighborhood and its the loaction where the Boilermaker Road Race Got Its Name!

If you see these Posters then you need to Read This. Please help, learn more...

(1) There's a Lawsuit to place our new hospital onto the St. Luke's campus at the OCMD.

(2) Join Us on Facebook today!

(3) Learn and share story of the Boilermaker's Name.


July 2, 2019 - We're reading...

"So many of our downtowns have a few blocks of old historic buildings that could easily become the most financially productive area in town if they just got a little love. So why is Utica, NY considering ripping down theirs down make way for a new hospital?"

Read: Sacrifice a Historic Downtown Neighborhood for a Hospital? There's a Better Option.


June 13, 2019 - A terribly sad story follows, one the community was told would not happen. Numerous community groups and governments stated they were going to make their new hospital concept smooth, but that was just another lie...

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I went down to the Salvation Army yesterday and spoke with workers there first hand.

All of them have lost their jobs. None have been transferred - not even managers. One gentleman had been working their for 25 years. He has no pension. He has no retirement fund. He planned to continue working their till he was physical unable to. He loved his job. His job put food on his table for his family. And his job was giving back to the community. Soon he will be unemployed in a saturated unemployment market of unskilled workers. Not ONE community organization reached out to them to help find them a job, offer them job training, or offer any assistance.

I am man enough to admit I left teary eyed in hearing their stories. Stories of heartbreak, stories that will never reach the ears of The Community Foundation (as they promised) or local leaders. Why? They do not care.

When they do engage in these communities it is merely tokenism. Remember that.

Paul W. Kohan


June 13, 2019 - Joe Bottini writes, "If Anyone Buys Into this Smoke Screen" Continue Reading...


June 4, 2019 - First a quick hint, Wilcor News Later Today, and then...

"Nothing changed, our first thought was we have to save Utica, save all these businesses and the taxbase, but nobody was listening. Then we said we have to save Wilcor, saving ourselves.", stated Shawn Corrigan co-owner of Wilcor International.


May 14, 2019 - MVHS offers Just The Facts, and #NoHospitalDowntown replies with Just The True Facts. And speaking of facts, peel-away the politician's words and discover the Largest Population Center Of Oneida County.


May 9, 2019 - In the news today, #NoHospitalDowntown to sue Utica hospital project

You may download the case files here: Executed Pleadings - Hospital Litigation.

Build the hospital where it belongs, within the current Oneida County Medical Dustrict at the St. Luke's Campus. The concept drawing was on hand in June of 2015, New St. Luke's Hiospital Concept (DEIS).

News Coverage of Lawsuit

TalkFM 100.7: No Hospital Downtown Announces Lawsuit To Stop MVHS Hospital

WKTV2 (a): No Hospital Downtown Files Lawsuit Against MVHS Others In Albany

WKTV2 (b): No Hospital Downtown Files Lawsuit Against MVHS Others In Albany
WIBX 950: No Hospital Downtown Files Lawsuit Against MVHS Hospital Project

WUTR: 'No Hospital Downtown' Sues MVHS and Others

Utica Observer-Dispatch: UPDATE: #NoHospitalDowntown sues Utica hospital project


April 19, 2019 - Interview (Facebook Live) with #NoHospitalDowntown Cofounder Jim Brock on news that MVHS believes their SEQR process is complete.


April 16, 2019 - Never before released, the complete Downtown Hospital Interview With Common Council President, Michael Galime...

This will be helpful in our upcoming court battles, as for the 1,334th day (3.6 years!), we remain: #NoHospitalDowntown!


February 17, 2019 - We're investigating the Oneida County Legislature, why did they vote on this?

We believe they've been misled, so we'll be working to bring them up to speed.


February 12, 2019 - City of Utica Planning Board's SEQR DEIS response is now 22-days late...

Next board meeting is Feb 21, 2019, no agenda posted yet. Meanwhile BUD is defining a better future for the historic CoLa Neighborhood.


January 15, 2019 - A potential Utica Observer-Dispatch headline...

Following the growing history of Upstate Train Derailments. See a 10-year running list of Utica Observer-Dispatch Hospital Headlines, and from Governor Cuomo's microphone: News on Downtown Utica's Nexus Center, which renders the MVHS SEQR DEIS... "Defective"!


January 7, 2019 - Mr Robert Scholefield drafts letter to hospital staff, but forgets its 2019...

The new hospital talk became public on November 19, 2014, see Mohawk Valley Health CEO: New Hospital 'Worth Exploring', and we know insiders started talked much earlier. So it is hard to believe, "It remains too early to tell."

Consider, the C.O.N. has long been submitted, committing in excess of $8M to buy properties by MVHS, and a new hospital design "from inside out" (with architectural floor plans and outside renderings) complete! Yet it's still too earlier to be honest with the hospital staff?


January 4, 2019 - A welcome and an introduction...

Place the $300M into the City of Utica's Oneida County Medical District!


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No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown