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Fair Board Donates To Local Organizations

At the annual meeting of the Okawville Fair Board, the directors voted to donate $1,000 each to the Irvington Food Pantry and the Heritage House Museum in honor of all the area volunteers who helped at the 2017 fair. Volunteers allow the Board to make such donations and help the Community Club and L


Here's where you can see Christmas lights in the metro-east

The holiday season is upon us with food, presents, family time and light displays. Here's where to see some holiday lights in our area:Way of Lights, Belleville When: Nov. 17 to Jan. 1, 2018. 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The buildings will be closed on Thank

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-17 17:51:00

Study: Historically black colleges boost economy, grads' earning potential

Historically black colleges receive only 3 percent of the nation's federal aid, but generate nearly $15 billion into the economy and boost graduates' earnings as much as 56 percent. The historically black colleges and universities inject $14.8 billion a year into the U.S. economy, according to a st


Hicks gets 14 years in drug case

MT. VERNON - A 26-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession with intent to deliver meth and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. James M. Hicks of Mt. Vernon admitted to possessing with intent to deliver 15 to 100 grams of meth. In exchange for his plea to a Class X felony, additional charge


Scouting for Food helps those in need

Members of Boy Scout Troop 103 and Cub Scout Pack 103, along with parents and adult leaders, gathered at St. Mary's Church Saturday to sort food donated for the annual Scouting for Food program. Mt. Vernon, Summersville, and Waltonville residents were asked to place nonperishable goods inside bags a

REGISTER-NEWS - 2017-11-18 19:27:00

Schools districts are searching for teachers

School officials here and across the state are finding it harder to find qualified candidates to fill teaching positions. It's particularly noticeable in foreign language and other specialized areas, local superintendents say. As of October, there were nearly 1,000 unfilled teaching positions across

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 23:30:14

Madison County celebrates successful Pumpkin Purge

EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County smashed it earlier this month by collecting 3.9 tons of fall fruit during its second annual Great Pumpkin Purge. "The Pumpkin Purge is part of Madison County's recycling program's community outreach and public education efforts," Eve Drueke, Madison County Resource Educ


Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McDonald

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McDonald Katelin Elizabeth Adamczak and Christopher Michael McDonald were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony Aug. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Dunkirk. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Helen Sam and Reverend Yvonne Fancher o

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

$4,000 in materials stolen from auto repair shop

About $4,000 in materials were reported stolen from an automotive shop in the 200 block of Fillmore Avenue early Friday. Buffalo police said one or more burglars broke in through a side office and window and stole: 12 converters, a welder, a Stanley booster box, four car batteries and various tools.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-19 12:56:48

37-year-old man dies after SUV strikes house

A 37-year-old Buffalo man died early Saturday following an SUV accident in the 900 block of Fillmore Avenue. Buffalo police said the crash occurred just after 3 a.m. The vehicle was traveling north on Fillmore when it left the road and struck a house, police said. The man was declared dead at the sc

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-18 21:24:56

From chasing subs to teaching kids, Cold War vet found success

As a youngster, Ronald Peoples stocked shelves at his family's East Side grocery store at Peckham and Monroe streets, but he also found time for sports. Raised across the street from Willert Park playground, he often joined in games of football on a gravel coated field - talk about a gridiron - and

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-19 15:17:41

Allegany County temporarily halts shared-services meetings

BELMONT - Allegany County's shared-services initiative, designed to find cost savings through cooperation between local governments, is taking time out to find a consultant to lead the group to plan completion by Sept. 15. Planning Department Director Kier Dirlam reported Tuesday to the Legislature'


News Neediest Fund hoping for a 'toyful' holiday season

Marine Sgt. Jo Ann Ortiz was inside Toys R Us in Hamburg when she fulfilled her childhood dream. Armed with a gift card purchased by the Marines' Toys for Tots campaign, the mother of two bought $32,700 worth of holiday presents that will be distributed to children through The Buffalo News Neediest


After-school programs in four local districts get $2.5 million boost from state

The doors at Hamlin Park Academy are open more than ever. Kids will stay until nearly 6 p.m. weekdays to participate in any number of after-school activities, from basketball to STEM programs to arts and crafts. And now, there's more funding to expand such after-school programming, not only at Hamli


Everyday Hunter: Is a record buck in your future?

Hunting whitetail deer is popular, so it's no wonder we have so many record books. Many states, maybe most, have record books. Besides states we have a regional record book kept by the Northeast Big Buck Club. Pope and Young keeps records of bucks taken with archery tackle. Safari Club includes wild


Long Island News from the Long Island Press

An Amazon warehouse in 2015. (Photo by Scott Lewis). If Long Island was ever going to be seriously considered as the site of an Amazon second headquarters and the 50,000 new jobs that would come with it, the Nassau and Suffolk County executives should have pooled their resources and signed Green Bay

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

The Garden City Crime Report

Officers responded to Adelphi University on Nov. 8 where a vehicle left the scene after striking a parked vehicle. A truck traveling north on Cherry Valley Avenue struck the train trestle on Nov. 8. The truck was damaged. Both the driver and a passenger were transported to a local hospital for face

PATCH - 2017-11-19 15:00:00

Medieval-style Bible is a marvel at Garden City's Episcopal cathedral

The volume of The Saint John's Bible can be seen in a glass viewing case at the altar and will be used during Masses on Sundays. The Very Rev. Michael Sniffen looks through one volume of The Saint John's Bible, a handwritten illuminated Bible, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on F

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 11:00:00

Center Moriches Man Fatally Stabbed Mother, Cops Say

Christopher Storm Harrison A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his 53-year-old mother to death in their Center Moriches home on Friday night, Suffolk County police said. Christopher Storm Harrison, 26, stabbed Joyce Skarka during a domestic dispute at their Union Avenue home at 9:41 p.m., pol

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-11-18 18:43:52

Port Jeff Brewing Co. Opening New Patchogue Beer Project

Patchogue already boasts Long Island's oldest craft brewery, Brick House Brewery,founded in 1996, and its largest brewery, Blue Point Brewing, scheduled to open a new 60,000-barrel facility next summer. Craft beer has helped power the revitalization of the bustling South Shore village, with a lively

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-11-18 14:00:41