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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Frankfort FD continues 45-year Christmas tradition
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Frankfort FD continues 45-year Christmas tradition

FRANKFORT – The Frankfort Fire Department will be continuing a 45-year tradition next week as they put on the Santa parade throughout their district. The visits will begin at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 19, and continue for four…

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Man arrested following accident
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Man arrested following accident

ILION – An Ilion man was arrested for drunk driving following an accident on West Street last week, police said. At about 6:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, officers arrested James H. Bernard, 67, charging him with driving while…

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MOVAC to host first “Stuff the Ambulance” toy drive
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MOVAC to host first “Stuff the Ambulance” toy drive

MOHAWK – Employees at MOVAC are doing their part to make sure no child wakes up without a new toy this Christmas. For two nights, on Dec. 7 and Dec. 11, all are invited to bring a new,…

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Crazy Williez Brewery opens outside Ilion
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Crazy Williez Brewery opens outside Ilion

LITCHFIELD – Enjoying a unique craft brew in an unassuming setting is closer than one might think. After a short, five minute drive south of Ilion, beer enthusiasts will discover Crazy Williez – A new microbrewery on Silver…

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The end of an era as Ilion’s Jim Parker moves on
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The end of an era as Ilion’s Jim Parker moves on

ILION – A centuries-long era is coming to end in the village as Jim Parker, owner/operator of Parker’s Cider Mill and Clapsaddle Farm, passes the baton to new owners and moves out of state. Parker’s family has owned…

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