A Herkimer village board decision to allow a local bar to host outdoor events came under fire during a meeting Wednesday.
The board had voted earlier this month to allow Amy Mosher, of the Belly Up Pub on West Albany Street, to sponsor outdoor events on Saturdays in the summer. She said she plans to fence off the outside area, bring in bands, hire security guards and charge a cover fee.
By 2025, the number of residents with bachelor’s degrees will increase significantly — at least that’s what the Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer Counties is aiming for.
The nonprofit announced Wednesday the 25/25 initiative: a plan to increase the percentage of adults in Herkimer and Oneida Counties who have bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by the year 2025.
Voters in the new Central Valley Central School District went to the polls Tuesday and approved the district’s proposed $44,125,000 budget for the 2013 - 2014 school year by a vote of 364 in favor to 142 opposed.
The proposal increases spending 4.9 percent, or $2,062,390, compared to the combined budgets of the former Ilion and Mohawk school districts.
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It was a subdued kickoff to the third round of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council.
Neither of the council’s chairmen — SUNYIT President Bjong Wolf Yeigh and Larry Gilroy III of Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy — attended the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley’s grant awards ceremony Monday at SUNYIT.
Three teens were arrested Tuesday after an investigation into a fire Monday night at the Morgan-Duofold complex, according to Ilion police.
Two Ilion males, ages 16 and 18, and an 18-year-old female were all charged with third-degree criminal trespass.
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Voters heading to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of school districts might be surprised to see tax levies perceivably higher than the state’s 2 percent property tax cap.
On Tuesday, voters around the region will vote on their school districts’ proposed budgets for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Here are the highlights of those plans and school board candidates. For more information on poll hours and locations, contact your local board of education office.
Gold Star Mothers should be honored with their own monument and Brock Abrams, of Boy Scout Troop No. 502, is planning to install one in the village of Frankfort.
Abrams addressed the Frankfort village board during a meeting Thursday to request permission to place a monument to Gold Star Mothers for his Eagle Scout project. He said the women who lost children in the nation’s wars should be remembered. Abrams asked to place the monument behind the Doughboy statue and estimated it would be three feet high and two feet wide with a teardrop shape set on a triangular base representing a folded flag.
Mohawk Valley Health Care Center celebrated the last day of National Nursing Home Week with a resident and staff beach social on Friday afternoon.
The weeklong celebration was a way for residents and staff to enjoy each other’s company in recognition of this year’s theme of “Team-Centered Care.”
The Little Falls Historical Society celebrated its fourth Patriots Day at Indian Castle Church on Saturday afternoon.
Each year, Patriots Day is celebrated in most of New England to commemorate the April 15, 1775, Battles of Lexington and Concord which marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
The Little Falls Historical Society established a local Patriots Day in 2010 to be celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May to recognize area ancestors and their contributions to America’s quest for independence.
Plans are under way for the village of Frankfort’s 150th anniversary celebration on July 12 and 13.
Village Clerk Karlee Tamburro said organizers are currently inviting groups and individuals to sign up to take part in the parade scheduled for July 13.
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the Herkimer, Ilion and Little Falls police departments, as well as the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement agencies across the state, urge everyone to buckle up.
Beginning May 20, law enforcement will be out in force, taking part in the 2013 Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.
Just six months after he was appointed as Herkimer County jail physician, Dr. Gregory O’Keefe has given his resignation.
A judge ruled this week that remarks posted on the Internet that criticized the father of a Cooperstown teen who was shot by a classmate in 2010 were constitutionally protected by the First Amendment.
The Frankfort village board voted Thursday to award contracts for the first two phases of a project designed to reduce storm water runoff in a section of the village.
The contract for the engineering and design phase of the project was awarded to Chazen Companies of Glens Falls, which submitted a low bid of $14,500, while the contract for surveying went to Warren Ramie Surveying of East Syracuse, which submitted a low bid of $7,260.
Central Valley Central School District students in grades 4-11 voted Friday and chose “Thunder” as the newly merged district’s mascot. In the same vote, they also chose light blue, navy blue and white with a gold accent as the district’s colors.
Authorities have confirmed that Donald Wichelns is the man whose body was found behind his former caretaker’s home in Little Falls this month.
Katie Ranno has been preparing for a long time.
Not just the seemingly endless hours of studying or the dozens of times she practiced her speech.
The 19-year-old St. Johnsville resident has been working since August 2011 to get to Friday — Herkimer County Community College’s 45th annual Commencement.