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Reviews: Mohawk Valley (Utica-Rome) Area School Reviews

America’s Best Communities for Music Education: New Hartford has been recognized as one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants.

New Hartford Scores 62nd In the Nation: The Daily Beast Top High Schools In America: The Daily Beast recently ranked New Hartford High School as the 62nd most successful high school in the nation. Graduation rates and college acceptance rates are primary factors in determining overall success along with statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

New Hartford Recognized as one of the Best Schools in America by three separate organizations: Congratulations are in order. Recently, New Hartford has been recognized as one of America’s best schools by three separate organizations. The recognition is reflective of the achievements of our students, the commitment of our community, and the quality of our educators. From kindergarten through 12th grade, our staff is dedicated to the honored calling of teaching children and preparing them for the future.

New Hartford Senior High School is once again recognized as a high performing nationally ranked school by Newsweek and The Washington Post. Additionally, in March, the district received notification that our district was once again recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of America’s Best Communities for music education.

Legos at the OPL Liven up Spring Break

(Oneida, NY – March 2015) For students on spring break from the rigors of school, Oneida Public Library offers the fun of Legopalooza, an afternoon of playing with thousands of pieces of Legos and creating objects of engineered wonder on Thursday April 2 at 2 p.m.

The Legos come courtesy of the Mid-York Library [...]

Collegiate Scholarship Applications Accepted

(Utica, NY – March 2015) State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica announce that applications are being accepted for the New York State Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarships. Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded in June at the organization’s annual Conference Weekend.

“This program is an excellent opportunity [...]

Frankfort Marina property purchase in offing

The village of Frankfort soon should hold the deed to 11 acres of land at the Frankfort Marina.Mayor Frank Moracco told the Village Board he hopes to be signing the necessary documents and deed to the property by April."We’ve been in discussion with the Canal Corp. and Parks and Trails," he said. "What we wanted to do was to take over the marina so we could develop it and move forward." [...]

CONTRACT SETTLEMENTS

POLICE DEPARTMENTThe contract, which was settled in 2013, resolved several disputes between the city and the union, including line-up pay, and calls for a large increase in health care contributions for new officers. The most significant changes to the contract were:> Officers will not receive retroactive raises but will see a pay increase. They got 2 percent in 2013, and additional [...]

Carlos Palomino Returning for Hall of Fame Weekend

(Canastota, NY – March 2015) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced Hall of Fame welterweight champion Carlos Palomino will return to Canastota to attend festivities planned for the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 11 to 14.

“Carlos Palomino was a key player in the talent rich welterweight division of the 1970s,” said [...]