Under financial water, Nirvana put on auction block by bankruptcy judge

County BOONVILLE — Nirvana Inc., which bottles spring water off of Route 12 south of the village, is on the auction block. A Bankruptcy Court judge has set an Oct. 9 bid deadline for potential buyers who are interested in bidding for the firm’s bottling and production facilities, according to documents filed by the court. Nirvana and affiliates Millers Wood Development, Nirvana... 4:00pm 08/04/15

Lewis County teen hurt in ATV crash

Public Safety TOWN OF GREIG — A 16-year-old was injured when her all-terrain vehicle struck a tree on private property Saturday. Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies said the youth, who was not identified due to her age, was operating a 2004 Polaris 500 cc on private property north of Abbey Road when she was unable to negotiate a curve and struck a tree at 6:32 p.m. She was transported St.... 4:00pm 08/04/15

Boonville’s water voted best tasting; regional competition on tap

County The Village of Boonville has won the 2015 Best Tasting Drinking Water Taste Test Contest held at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair on Thursday, the Oneida County Health Department announced. The contest promotes awareness of the value of public drinking water to the public. The contest has been held throughout New York State for the past 20 years. Its goal is to enable the... 4:00pm 08/04/15

New executive director named at Utica Children’s Museum

Arts & Learning Elizabeth Slocum Brando has been appointed executive director of the Utica Children’s Museum. The venue reopened in April after having been closed for nearly a year. “I am honored to lead the Utica Children’s Museum, one of Mohawk Valley’s premier attractions for family engagement, through its next phase of growth,” said the director. “Our new mission is to offer an... 4:00pm 08/04/15

Strasburg sharp during rehab start in Syracuse

Sports SYRACUSE — Stephen Strasburg’s next start figures to come in the majors after a solid outing during a rehab start for the Syracuse Chiefs on Monday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The Washington Nationals star pitcher struck out 11 and yielded two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings during the Chiefs’ 9-3 International League win over the Pawtucket Red Sox. It was the second rehab start... 4:10pm 08/04/15

Baseball agate — August 4, 2015

Sports Agate American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 59 45 .567 — Baltimore 54 51 .514 51/2 Toronto 55 52 .514 51/2 Tampa Bay 53 54 .495 71/2 Boston 47 59 .443 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 62 42 .596 — Minnesota 54 51 .514 81/2 Detroit 51 54 .486 111/2 Chicago 50 54 .481 12 Cleveland 48 57 .457 141/2 West Division W L Pct GB Houston 60 47 .561 — Los Angeles 56 49... 4:00pm 08/04/15

Fritz’s Polka Band set to return to Pennsylvania festival

Entertainment VERONA – Fritz’s Polka Band is making its second appearance at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa. The band will perform on the Festplatz Stage Aug. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. The festival will offer free music on 15 of its 16 stages, with 550 free music and art performances between Aug. 7 and 16. Thanks to the free stages, organizers say it is the largest free music festival in the... 4:00pm 08/04/15

Carmodys gather

Senior The descendants of Joseph J. & Ann King Carmody, both of County Kerry, Ireland, held their 11th family reunion at Lee Town Park on Sunday, July 26th. Stephanie Carmody of Rome was the oldest to attend; P.J.Donahue, 1 year old  son of Peter & Claudia Donahue of Westernville, was the youngest. Riley Carmody of Geneva traveled the farthest. There were 26 people attending.... 4:00pm 08/04/15