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FMCC president retires; trustees eye administrative restructuring

MOHAWK -- Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger announced his retirement at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, setting a final work day of July 31. Swanger, 58, has served as president of the college for 13 years, leading the school through more than a decade of sliding enr


'To Catch a Predator' host Chris Hansen arrested for larceny

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Host of the once popular TV show "To Catch a Predator" Chris Hansen was arrested for larceny, according to TMZ. The report states that Hansen was arrested in Stamford, Connecticut after two checks bounced to a local mom-and-pop shop for nearly $13,000.


Film 'Citizen Clark' to be screened Sunday in Oneonta

A benefit screening of “Citizen Clark … A Life of Principle,” the story of former U.S. Attorney General and human rights activist Ramsey Clark will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Church at 12 Ford Ave. in Oneonta.


Sen. Seward lays out 2019 priorities, calling for 'real solutions' budget

HERKIMER, N.Y. -- State Senator James Seward is laying out his priorities in 2019, calling for a "real solutions" budget and an upstate summit. Seward is incorporating three basic principles.


Central Valley board recognizes scholar athletes, wrestler

ILION — The Central Valley school board honored scholar athletes and scholar athlete teams from the district’s fall sports program and Marek Bush of the school’s wrestling team during a meeting Wednesday at Central Valley Academy.


Panel discussion explores region's energy future

More than 60 community members packed the hall of Elm Park United Methodist Church in Oneonta for presentations and a panel discussion Thursday evening, “Economic Development and Renewable Energies: 21st Century Solutions,” featuring a convergence of local policy analysts, scientists and researchers


Lady Rams victorious on the road

JOHNSTOWN — Andie Gannon scored 16 points, Elena Fedullo scored 15 and the Amsterdam girls basketball team used a fast start to notch a 56-42 Foothills Council win Friday against the Johnstown Lady Bills.


Local Outfielder Coming to the Dawgs

The DiamondDawgs announced the signing of Junior outfielder Dylan Klock who attends Division 2 powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. Dylan is from Saint Johnsville and will be the first player to graduate from OESJ to play for the DiamondDawgs.


Sing a Song of Broadway to host new Oneonta show

Members of the musical theater company, Sing a Song of Broadway will present a two-act concert of songs from Broadway shows at 7p.m Saturday, on stage and throughout Fellowship Hall at Oneonta’s First United Methodist Church.


8 area school districts listed as needing improvement

Thirteen schools in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties have been identified as needing improvement, according to a new list of school accountability designations for 2018-19 released Thursday by the state Education Department.


Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite with Their Traditional Foods

Onondaga Nation, New York – Angela Ferguson opens a door unveiling thousands of jars filled with corn seeds from across Turtle Island. The color and the sheer number of seed varieties washing over the room is overwhelming in and of itself, but it is what these seeds represent that is truly inspiring


Sen. Seward honors Oneonta hero John Heller on NY Senate floor

ALBANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — A former Oneonta firefighter who died after rescuing his fiancé and nephews from a burning apartment in December was recognized by the New York State Senate on Tuesday.


Ilion Little League Sign Up Schedule

It's never too early for baseball, and Ilion is getting ready to hold try outs and sig-ups for the 2019 Little League. February 3rd - Sign ups, 930 am-1130 am, CVA Cafeteria*. February 7th - Sign ups, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Barringer Road.


Destito presents Regional State of the State address

HERKIMER — RoAnn Destito, commissioner of the state Office of General Services, addressed concerns from Herkimer County representatives during a presentation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal Friday.


OUR VIEW: CVA wrestler's loss an impressive win

Everybody loves a winner. But at Central Valley Academy in Ilion, you can't help but love a loser. Yet, calling CVA sophomore Marek Bush a loser just doesn't seem right. While the state championship wrestler lost a match last week to Logan Patterson of Indian River, he still ended up a winner in the


Hiking in Moreland Park turns into climbing Mount Marcy for 8-year old

Photo submitted – Sammy Roorda Jr. stands at the top of Mount Marcy holding up a sign with the elevation and date of the accomplishment. A lot of folks set out to be 46ers, but at 8 years old, it’s a lofty goal. Little Falls residents Sammy Roorda Jr. and his dad Sam, have decided to do just that an


Central Valley progressing with district capital project

ILION, N.Y. – It’s hard not to notice some of the changes that have taken place at the four buildings that make up the Central Valley Central School District under its ongoing capital project.


More changes to Juggler Classic

UTICA — The Notre Dame girls and boys basketball teams made more changes to the Juggler Classic schedule with the threat of inclement weather this weekend. The Little Falls vs. Cazenovia girls game was moved up to 10:30 a.m. and will be the only game played on Saturday. The Notre Dame girls game aga


In Our Opinion: Balance needed when planning for energy future

A proposal last summer to build a $17.5 million natural gas decompressor station in Oneonta shined a light on the energy problem we have in the area. We don’t have enough to facilitate much economic development.


NYSSWA Boys High School Basketball Weekly Rankings

Binghamton, N.Y. - The New York State Sportswriters Association released its sixth weekly high school boys basketball rankings on Tuesday.