Disaster averted in morning fire
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Disaster averted in morning fire

FRANKFORT – Firefighters quickly extinguished a morning fire on McGowan Road in the town of Frankfort Friday, avoiding a situation that could have been much worse, said Frankfort Fire Chief Eric Conigliaro. Neighbors across the street from 114…

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Fatal hit-and-run on Route 5 Jan. 24
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Fatal hit-and-run on Route 5 Jan. 24

HERKIMER – A Utica woman is dead and an Ilion woman faces a traffic charge following a hit-and-run accident on Route 5 Wednesday night, state police said. Just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, emergency responders received a…

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Mohawk Valley Through the Lens showcases beauty of the Valley
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Mohawk Valley Through the Lens showcases beauty of the Valley

ILION – What began four years ago as a personal effort to capture the beauty and potential in the village of Mohawk, has grown into a reflection of the hidden treasures throughout the Mohawk Valley area with thousands…

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Facebook post by Frankfort dog trainer goes viral and stirs controversy
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Facebook post by Frankfort dog trainer goes viral and stirs controversy

A controversial Facebook post made by a Frankfort dog trainer has earned much local and national attention as many speak out in support of and against the sentiment. Earlier this week, Piazza’s K-9 Services Unlimited posted an offer…

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Warmer temps lead to rising water, road closures
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Warmer temps lead to rising water, road closures

ILION – Warmer temperatures, melting snow and rain have officials keeping a close eye on local waterways and have lead to a number of flooding issues and road closures. In Ilion, a section of State Route 51/Otsego Street,…

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Moose River Coffee displaying student artwork
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Moose River Coffee displaying student artwork

ILION – Beginning this week, visitors to Moose River Coffee may want to pause and admire a display of student artwork that has been installed near the door. Students at Central Valley Academy will be supplying a rotating…

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Small fire in Herkimer Friday
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Small fire in Herkimer Friday

HERKIMER – Firefighters responded to a small attic fire in Herkimer midday Friday, said Herkimer Fire Chief John Spanfelner. Firefighters were called to an apartment house at 318 Pleasant Avenue, near the corner of King Street, around noon…

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Authorities looking for missing Herkimer teen
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Authorities looking for missing Herkimer teen

UTICA – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children-Mohawk Valley office released a missing persons poster for a Herkimer teen who has been missing since September. Isaiah Jackson, 14, went missing in Utica on Sept. 1. He is…

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False alarm at Francesca’s
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False alarm at Francesca’s

ILION – Ilion firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Francesca’s Banquets and Catering on East Main Street just after midnight Dec. 20, but no fire or damage were found, said Acting Deputy Chief Shannon McEvoy. “There seems…

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Rich takes over as Central Valley’s Acting Superintendent
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Rich takes over as Central Valley’s Acting Superintendent

ILION – Central Valley Superintendent Richard Hughes tendered his resignation at Thursday’s regular school board meeting, effective at the close of the school day Dec. 15, officials announced Friday. The board then appointed Barringer Road Elementary Principal Jeremy…

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