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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.

Grant to train professionals about mental illness

A federal grant awarded to Madison-Oneida BOCES could help provide mental health "first aid" training to hundreds of local education and law enforcement professionals, helping them recognize and respond to signs of mental illness in local teens."Youth mental health is such an important topic, and it’s critical that the adults in our community who work with youth know how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, [...]

Manne resigns as Herkimer village justice; Scherer named to post

The village of Herkimer will have a new village justice beginning Jan. 1.The Village Board accepted the resignation of Karl Manne from the position during a special meeting. He will step down effective Dec. 31.Scott Scherer was appointed to serve as village justice and will enter training to prepare for the position.In addition to serving as village justice, [...]

VIDEO: INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.