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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Meth lab discovered in Frankfort
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Meth lab discovered in Frankfort

FRANKFORT – Officials have confirmed the discovery of a meth lab in a South Frankfort Street home Nov. 29, which was then dismantled without incident. Frankfort village police learned of the possible existence of a meth lab within…

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Car v. pedestrian resulted in no serious injuries
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Car v. pedestrian resulted in no serious injuries

HERKIMER – Despite a large police and fire department response, no one reported injuries from a car/pedestrian accident in Herkimer Friday afternoon, fire officials said. At about 1:30 p.m., a car turning left onto East State Street from…

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Arc Herkimer’s Crosley receives national award
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Arc Herkimer’s Crosley receives national award

HERKIMER – Arc Herkimer received another feather for its cap earlier this month as President and CEO Kevin Crosely received a national award for his work and achievements. At a Nov. 2 convention in San Diego, Calif., Crosley…

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