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Woman who escaped police custody quickly captured

ILION - A 22-year-old Little Falls woman faces a felony charge of second-degree escape after she escaped from custody Friday morning while appearing in Ilion Village Court on a petit larceny charge. Ilion police apprehended her about six minutes later. According to a news release issued by Ilion pol

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 22:51:27

The Poor Side: A Little Falls rock and roll band

During the mid to late 1960s, the local music scene in Little Falls was very active and was definitely keeping pace with the trends, fashions and sounds of the times. The Poor Side was one of the first local garage bands in Little Falls and we did our part in keeping that part of the music movement

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 20:29:08

Your neighbor: Comic enthusiasts to help out worthy cause

The family of Barbara and Fred Gaston, back row far right, of Newport, NY bring their superhero personas to the Uticon comic book show in October 2016 at Mohawk Valley Community College. The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns on Oct. 1. Photo Special to the Dispatch by Mik

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Group homes: Caring for the state's most vulnerable

Alan Morse, 53, used to live alone, but it didn't turn out well. "I got mixed up with some con artists that kind of took me for a ride," said Morse, a Utica resident who has a developmental disability. He decided he needed help, so in 1990 he moved into a three-person apartment supported by The Arc,

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-25 05:01:00

The real story behind the sewer lines

An interesting history is involved in the sewer line break near East Pine Street. It was originally laid to bring all sewage, especially tannery sewage, into Gloversville's new "state of the art" sewage treatment plant that began operations about 1905. Residents who lived in and around Harrison Str

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Sawyer video shot at Glove

Staff from Chromoscope Pictures of Troy, forefront left, line up a shot for Sawyer Fredericks' new video, "Gasoline," on Friday at the Glove Theatre in Gloversville. Fredericks is at right. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich) GLOVERSVILLE - Area nationally-known folk artist Sawyer Fredericks is having

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Firefighters battle rubbish fire at Route 28 business

HERKIMER - The East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rubbish fire at about 10:42 a.m. Friday at Auto Salvage Technologies on state Route 28. Assistant Fire Chief Adam Saltis said firefighters saw "a large pile of steel and wood on fire" upon arrival. Saltis said it took about an hou

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 21:15:08

NY must try harder to stop emerald ash borer

Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by the emerald ash borer. Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already succumbed, and the toll may eventually reach more than 8 billion, the International U


Price of blood: Nonprofit suggests competition could lower costs

Blood is expensive. People may donate it for free, but the cost of collecting, processing and transporting it adds up. The Mohawk Valley Health System, for example, spent $3.1 million on blood last year, or about 1.4 percent of nonsalary expenses, a spokeswoman said. But a New York nonprofit thinks

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-23 10:24:00

Johnson to speak at county Democratic Women's Club

Patrick Johnson, a race relations and gun violence advocate, will be the guest speaker at the Oneida County Democratic Women's Club fall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Sammon Room at the New Hartford Public Library. Johnson works at Mohawk Valley Community College and is the direct

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 20:26:00

Herkimer to seek bids on hydraulic canal project

HERKIMER - Mayor Tony Brindisi and members of the Herkimer village board want to see the hydraulic canal project on the south side of the village completed and they approved resolutions Monday to move the work forward. Anthony Carlisto, of McDonald Engineering, asked for authorization to advertise f

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 21:33:02

Herkimer BOE seeks public input on solar array project

HERKIMER - The Herkimer Board of Education will reach out to the community to get a better idea of how they feel about potential solar array projects in the area. "The district will be posting a brochure to our website describing a potential solar array or arrays on district property, along with a s

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 21:39:26

Johnstown school district gets thumbs up on its audit report

The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education approved the district's 2016-17 audit Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich) JOHNSTOWN - The Greater Johnstown School District received another good audit of its funds for 2016-17, the Board of Education hea

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

A Taste Of Rome Comes To The Rome Art & Community Center - This Week In The Mohawk Valley

Long known as the 'Getaway Region' of New York, Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley always have something interesting to offer, this week a Taste of Rome to the Mohawk Valley. WIBX 950 in conjunction with Oneida County Tourism host This Week In The Mohawk Valley and the CNY Travel Show to highlight

WIBX950.COM - 2017-09-24 15:11:00

Mayor urges patience as sewer project progresses

FRANKFORT - Frankfort Mayor Richard Adams is urging patience as the village's sanitary sewer rehabilitation project has moved into the village's business section. He said there have been some complaints about streets being blocked due to the work and the number increased when the work began affectin

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-22 23:01:04

Female inmate jumps from Ilion court bathroom window to escape

A female inmate at Herkimer County jail jumped out of a bathroom window after being brought to Ilion Village Court on a petit larceny charge Friday, Ilion police said. Megan Quackenbush, 22, of Monroe Street, Little Falls, already was in jail on burglary, petit larceny and resisting arrest charges w

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 22:19:00

Varin picks up Fonda victory

Tim Fuller had the lead in the Super DIRTCar Series event at Fonda Speedway until the final quarter-mile when the right-rear tire on his modified went flat. Varin raced past bringing his son, Danny, with him at they finished one-two in the 100-lap main event to complete the weekend sweep for the vet

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Monday Morning Conversation: Author Vic Carucci

Vic Carucci, a 1975 graduate of Whitesboro, has written the book on the National Football League. Well, actually, he's written 10 of them, including four New York Times bestsellers. He also writes about the Buffalo Bills for the Buffalo News, co-hosts SiriusXM NFL Radio and was inducted into the Gre

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-25 12:06:00

Blogs - Living - Sports

UTICA - People gathered in the streets Sunday to sing, dance, chant, pray and eventually march through East Utica with large statues of Sts. Cosmas and Damian outside of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church. It's a tradition the thousands of locals and people from all over - the United States and Canada

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-25 01:46:20

Public Eye: Who's responsible for sidewalk repair?

A reader contacted Public Eye recently with a question about sidewalk maintenance, and a concern that the city of Utica's problem-reporting app - UTICA 311 - might not be an effective way to share complaints. The city says the app works, but the underlying problem with the sidewalk in question isn't

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 12:32:00