Reported explosion, fire in Little Falls
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Reported explosion, fire in Little Falls

UPDATE: (8:04 p.m.) TheValleySide has learned that the homeowners of the house that exploded in Little Falls were not home at the time and thus were not injured.…

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Remington Arms seeking to file bankruptcy
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Remington Arms seeking to file bankruptcy

UPDATED 5:43 p.m. Feb. 12 ILION – Remington Outdoor Co., the nation’s oldest gun manufacturer, has reached a financing deal that will allow it to continue operating as…

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Five displaced by fire on Otsego Street
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Five displaced by fire on Otsego Street

ILION – Five people were displaced by a small house fire on Otsego Street in Ilion Wednesday evening, said Ilion Fire Chief Bob Paddock. Firefighters received a call…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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