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Proposed project will effect two towns in Herkimer County

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - The Herkimer County Highway department is proposing a project to re-construct Travis Rd. which extends from Johnnycake Rd. to State Route 168 in the towns of Danube and Stark.


Lewis County man killed in snowmobile rollover crash

TOWN OF MONTAGUE — A 24-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Lewis County late Monday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Ryan J. Jesgarzewski, of Oswego, was riding his 2017 Ski-Doo northbound on Pitcher Road when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Sears Pond Roa


Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Herkimer County

GERMAN FLATTS, N.Y. -- Health officials in Herkimer County say a raccoon from German Flatts has tested positive for rabies. We're told the raccoon was in the backyard of a residence fighting with a dog, when the dog's owner killed the raccoon.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Winter break causes tourism to skyrocket in Old Forge

OLD FORGE, N.Y - As many schools in the Mohawks Valley begin their winter break. Tourism in Old Forge skyrockets. Mccauley mountain was filled with skiers. The lines to the chair lifts were long and the ski lodge was packed.


Susan Kiesel photography event Tuesday

OLD FORGE — Susan Kiesel, local wildlife and landscape photographer, is offering a free digital photography presentation and workshop, Photography Composition, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd.


Boonville man allegedly had sexual contact with 6-year-old girl

BOONVILLE, N.Y. -- A Boonville man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a young child. According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, 19-year-old Ryan Lee Watson had sexual contact with a 6-year-old girl in his home earlier this month.


Long Island snowmobiler dies on Adirondack lake

LONG LAKE, N.Y. -- A Long Island man who was snowmobiling with a friend Saturday evening along Long Lake in the Adirondacks was killed after he went off the trail and on to the lake.


What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, Feb. 21

Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Michael D. Yarbrough, 51, of 431 Stone St., lower apt., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 1:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at his residence with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Police allege Mr. Yarbrough falsely reporte


Big snowmobile safety crackdown in Old Forge area

OLD FORGE, N.Y. -- The town of Webb, NYS Parks Police and town of Inlet Police teamed up during Presidents Day weekend to make the sure snowmobilers on the Town of Webb/Inlet snowmobile system drove slower and safer.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


Lewis County Head Starts Receives $1.3M

Lewis County Head Start is getting a more-than-million-dollar boost from the federal government. New York senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Head Start will receive $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program.


Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys to Play New York State Fair

Live music acts are getting announced for the 2019 New York State Fair!. So far, you can already count on being able to see Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphys during the Fair. Bad Company will be kicking off the even on opening day, at 8 pm. As for Dropkick Murphys, you'll be able to catch them a


Nordby scores for Westminster in win

TIFFIN, Ohio — The Westminster College men’s lacrosse team won, 13-8, in their season opener at Heidelberg University on Saturday. Junior Tyler Nordby had a goal for Westminster.


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Lawmakers advocate for college funding change

HERKIMER — Two state legislators spoke with Herkimer College officials about funding for community colleges and the state aid formula used in the state budget before a tour of the campus Thursday morning.


Committee named for Herkimer bridge project

HERKIMER — Herkimer Mayor Mark Netti has named a committee to work with the state Department of Transportation on the West German Street bridge rehabilitation project. Village Clerk-Treasurer Amanda Viscomi said she and other village officials met with a DOT representative and they were told the fir