It's official: Greater Utica no longer part of the Central-Leatherstocking Region for New York State tourism.
Instead, we're just part of "Central New York."
I suppose it is better than "Central-Leatherstocking" . . . I could never understand using that name for the region (though I recognize the "Leatherstocking Tales" connection) . . . Think about it: They could have named the region "Central-Bloomers" (Utica was once the underwear capital of the world) or "Central-Baseball Cap" (for Cooperstown's Baseball Hall of Fame) or "Central-****kickers" (for farmers' boots) and it would have made as much sense. But just plain "Central" . . .???
Mrs. Mecomber sums it up right:
“Central New York” is so cold and utilitarian.You would think with all the marketing savvy in this state they could have come up with something just a little warmer to describe our home. Something like . . .