ValleySide is an independent, online-only news source covering Frankfort, Ilion, Mohawk and Herkimer – The Valley.

For years, local freelance reporters Jessica Arsenault Rivenburg and Al Dorantes saw the need for accurate, up-to-date, valley-centric news coverage that is free from the restrictions and high overhead of corporate-run newspapers. Beginning in February 2015, they decided there is no better time than the present and no better people than them to try making such an idea a reality.

ValleySide strives to bring its readers diverse articles about breaking news, on-going issues, entertainment, business and things to do.

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