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Herkimer County man recognized for heroic efforts

DANUBE- A town of Danube man is being recognized for his heroic efforts saving a Yorkville woman from being trapped after her vehicle went off the road and rolled over several times.


14-year-old girl missing from Ilion, police asking for public's help

ILION, N.Y. -- Police are looking for the public’s help locating a missing teenage girl from Ilion Monday. They say 14-year-old Izabelle Shibley was last seen in the village of Ilion around 4 p.m. on Sunday.


Cold War veterans get extended tax break in Herkimer County

HERKIMER — The Herkimer County Legislature has voted to extend the Cold War property tax exemption in perpetuity. The Legislature voted on the matter Wednesday, following a public hearing.


Slick roads contributed to one-car crash in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, N.Y. -- The snow caused slick driving conditions in parts of the area Monday morning. Higby Road near Tractor Supply in Frankfort was closed off for more than an hour while crews cleaned up a one-car crash.


Police seeking two men they believe are responsible for pitbull death

FRANKFORT- Frankfort Police are asking for the public's help in locating two men they believe are responsible for the death of a pitbull. Frankfort Police said they received a tip on Saturday regarding a dog that had been left near an old landfill on South Side Road in Frankfort.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Fire at Rawlings Bat Company: second time within six months

DOLGEVILLE- For the second time in less than six months, Rawlings Bat Company in Dolgeville had a fire. Officials with the Dolgeville Fire Department said this one wasn't as big as the one that happened in September 2018.


Herkimer’s new website up and running

HERKIMER — The new village of Herkimer website, found at villageofherkimerny.us, is now officially up and running, according to Village Trustee Ron Kopelman, who has spearheaded the effort to set up a new website for the village.


Frankfort police continue investigtion of dog found dead

FRANKFORT — Monday, Frankfort town police were still searching for persons of interest regarding a weekend incident where a dead dog was found. On Saturday, police received a report of a dog found dead in the area of an old landfill on South Side Road.


Heavy Snow to Kick Off Work Week in Central New York

If Mondays aren't bad enough. Here comes more snow , falling at one inch per hour at times, to kick off the work week in central New York. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Oneida county, including Utica and Rome from tonight until tomorrow afternoon.


Frankfort trust fund transfer awaits court approval

FRANKFORT — The Frankfort town board is taking care of some unfinished business regarding the former Mohawk Valley General Hospital in Ilion. When the hospital closed some years ago, scholarship funds left in what was called the Barton Trust were divided between the towns of German Flatts and Frankf


Fulton County’s new Neighborhood Plan set

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s $100,000 New Neighborhood Plan involving a school safety project included in the county’s 2019 Capital Plan was established by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building.


Dolgeville group addressing feral cat problem

DOLGEVILLE — February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Locally, a new group has formed in the village of Dolgeville to address the issue of free-roaming cats and feral cat colonies within the community by instituting a TNR (trap, neuter and return) program.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Section II Basketball Tournaments: Area hoop teams set for sectionals

While Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville and Gloversville are idle after receiving first-round byes in the respective brackets, seven local boys basketball teams will begin their quest for sectional championships this week.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Frankfort man faces child pornography charges

FRANKFORT — A Frankfort man was arrested recently after child pornography was found in his possession, state police said. Robert Corrigan, 49, is charged with felony possessing a sexual performance of a child, police said.


Men sentenced for terrorist threats

JOHNSTOWN — Two Glove Cities men convicted of making terrorist threats to police and a private firm were recently sentenced in separate Fulton County Court cases. Gary Bernard, 45, of Carpenter Street, Gloversville, was sentenced Feb. 7 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to time already served, as


Herkimer Diamonds receive acclaim at Tokyo show

Herkimer Diamonds had their place on the world stage, once again, during the 31st International Jewelry and Gem Show in Tokyo last month, with consumers interested in the local natural resource.