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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.

Salka Thanks Voters, Volunteers

To the Editor:

(Brookfield, NY – Dec. 2014) We live in a nation that was built on the belief that the people are the governing force that determines our future, we learn from the mistakes of the past, and we secure the present with unity and strength. Government’s job is to [...]

County Assisted Buffalo with Snow Removal Efforts

Pictured from left are Madison County Highway Department staff Joe Stevens, Rick McCormick, Wally Eaton, Joe Barres and Highway Superintendent Joe Wisinski.

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2014) ) Madison County sent two Highway Department dump trucks and heavy equipment operators to assist with the snow removal efforts in Buffalo.

“After the extraordinary [...]

Law to Benefit Injured Volunteer Firefighters, Ambulance Workers Signed by Governor

(Utica, NY – Dec. 20, 2014) Sen. Joseph A. Griffo announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the senator’s bill that will provide benefits to firefighters and ambulance workers injured while assisting at a scene before an officer in command is established.

“When there’s an accident, every second is precious,” said Griffo, R-Rome. [...]

Minetto Fire Chief Goes on Personal ‘Spending Spree’ with Public Funds

From the Office of the New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

(Oswego County, NY – Dec. 20, 2014) The chief of the Minetto Volunteer Fire Company in Oswego County spent nearly $6,000 in public funds on personal purchases such as guns and motorcycle parts, according to an audit released Dec. 19 by State [...]

Syracuse Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

(Syracuse, NY – Dec. 19, 2014) On Dec. 18 members of The New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) executed a search warrant at 425 Burnet Ave., Syracuse, Seized was one and a quarter ounces of Cocaine, Assorted Pills and U.S. currency in excess of $2,500.

Toriando A. Frazier, age 37, from 425 [...]

Oneida Police Blotter Dec. 18-19

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 18, 2014) Scott E. Knapp, 41, of N. Main Street, Oneida was issued a criminal summons Dec. 17 on a charge of second-degree Harassment. He is alleged to have physically harassed another person.

Earl E. Egelston, 20, of N. Willow Street, Oneida was arrested Dec. 16 on a Bench Warrant for [...]

Area man faces 10 felonies in forged checks case

A Richfield Springs man is accused of cashing forged checks, according to Ilion police.Casey Snyder, 43, of Route 26, was charged with nine counts of felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of felony third-degree grand larceny, police said.Snyder was arraigned in Ilion Village Court and sent to Herkimer County jail on $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond. [...]