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Historical society brings past to life

WESTMORELAND — There’s been an on-going controversy over how the Town of Westmoreland got its name. Several insist it has to do with the fact that the nation’s first president, George Washington, born in Westmoreland County, Va., spent time here during the Revolutionary War. However, no one who knows more about the town and its history than Theresa McFadden, and she insists it... 4:00pm 06/13/18

Walesville vs. the flying saucer…or the day Westmo stood still

Westmoreland had always been a relatively peaceful town until July 2, 1954 when a UFO shot down an Air Force jet and made it crash into Walesville corners. I’m joking…maybe. We have a truly out-of-this-world “History Mystery,” and as president of the Westmoreland Historical Society I couldn’t be more thrilled. In an article for the online publication called The Windswept... 4:00pm 06/13/18

Clinton, Town of Kirkland trace history back to the Oneidas

Prior to 1827, when the Town of Kirkland was formed, there were several Native American tribes which traveled through or lived throughout the southern-most region of Oneida County. The tribe which had the largest impact, in terms of Kirkland history, were the Oneidas. Although the dates are unknown, the Oneidas originally lived by the northern shores of the St. Lawrence River,... 4:00pm 06/13/18

Clinton Historical Society sets summer hours

CLINTON — The Clinton Historical Society will be open on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment starting June 14 through Labor Day. The society is located at 1 Fountain St. Visit their table at the Clinton Farmer’s Market on Thursdays as well as their facebook page and website for more information. 4:00pm 06/13/18

Husband and wife win top prizes at Rome Lab Demo Day

Justin Call and his start-up company Go Figure, of Utica, won a $15,000 prize in a judges’ vote based on the company’s business pitch on May 31 at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Commercialization Academy Spring 2018 Demo Day. In addition, Emily Call and the start-up company idoolocal of Clinton, which she co-founded, won $5,000 through a vote from the audience of... 4:00pm 06/13/18

Interim county social services commissioner receives permanent appointment

Colleen Fahy-Box has been appointed as commissioner of the Oneida County Department of Social Services by County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., after serving as interim commissioner since last November. Fahy-Box’s salary is $121,342, according to Picente’s office. ​Picente said in an announcement on June 7 that “Colleen has done an outstanding job as interim... 4:00pm 06/13/18

MVHS Waterville Office recognized by DOH

The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Waterville Office at 117 West Main St., Waterville, has been identified through the New York State Department of Health’s Assessment Feedback Incentives eXchange (AFIX) Program for achieving or exceeding a 90 percent immunization rate for two-year-old children. This office is the first in Oneida County to receive this recognition. Staff... 4:00pm 06/13/18

Family Court judge announces campaign for re-election

Oneida County Family Court Judge Jim Griffith, a Republican, has announced his campaign for re-election to a third term. Griffith, age 64, is seeking another 10-year term. “I hope to continue my work in many areas, especially helping children whose parents are addicts or alcoholics,” Griffith said. “No one had to tell Family Court judges that we had and have an opiate crisis... 4:00pm 06/13/18

Clinton Fire Department holds elections

CLINTON — The Clinton Fire Department recently held elections for all ranks and offices within the agency. Fire Department: President Eric Mosher, Vice President Steve Hale, Secretary-treasurer James Jenkins, Chief Jim Scoones, First Assistant Chief Brad Dunda, Second Assistant Chief Bob Burns, EMS Coordinator Tim Zimbler, and Chaplain Rev. John Croghan. Clinton Hose Company:... 4:00pm 06/13/18

DePerno to seek fourth term as Oneida County Clerk

Sandra J. DePerno, the incumbent Oneida County Clerk has received the endorsement of the Oneida County Democratic Party in her bid to run for a fourth term. The responsibilities of county clerk include: • Operation of the Registrar’s Office; • Operation of Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Utica and Rome; • Administration of the Passport and Naturalization Office; •... 4:00pm 06/13/18