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Dr. Maureen A. Casamayou-10/15/2014

TURIN - Dr. Maureen A. Casamayou, 67, of Swackhammer Road, widow of Louis J., passed away at her home on Monday, October 6, 2014, while under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
Maureen was born in Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom, on April 1, 1947, a daughter of Thomas P. an...

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Joe Kelly 10.15.14-10/15/2014

My memory of Father Sean O’Brien goes back to when he was assistant pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica. That was back in the early 1990s and he hadn’t been a priest for that long.
His most recent assignment, of course, was pastor of Christ Our Hope Catholic Community of Northern Oneida Count...

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Faith K. Murling-10/15/2014

BOONVILLE - Faith K. Murling, 90, of Boonville, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at University Hospital in Syracuse.
She was born on October 4, 1924, in Clayton, the daughter of Archie and Alice Zimmer Kennedy. She was a graduate of Clayton High School and Hartwick College School of Nur...

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Brandon S. Zientara-10/15/2014

ROME - Brandon S. Zientara passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Rome, NY.
He was born on March 6, 1979 in Toms River, NJ. He attended Clinton High School and transferred to Adirondack Central School in Boonville, where he graduated in 1998. Brandon played football, but a knee...

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Betty Jean Peterson-10/15/2014

BOONVILLE - Betty Jean (Smith) Peterson, 79, a former resident of Eagle Bay and Hayes Road West, Boonville, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
She was born in Nichols, Pennsylvania, o...

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Leola B. Gaylord-10/8/2014

LYONS FALLS - Leola (Rounds) Gaylord, 92, formerly of Laura Street, widow of Herbert E., passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2011.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald,...

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Lena Pfendler-10/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Lena Frances Brach Pfendler, formerly of Aubrey Avenue, Boonville, and a current resident at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility first floor since 2009, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

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Mr. Clarence Maynard Johnson Jr.-10/8/2014

WADESBORO – Mr. Clarence Maynard Johnson Jr., 78, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Maynard was born on December 6, 1935 in Orlando, FL, the only son of the late Clarence Maynard and Margaret Elizabeth Gut-heintz Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in de...

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Phillip Myron Pribble-10/8/2014

ARKPORT, NEW YORK/WEST LEYDEN - “What’s the good word?”…does not seem like a great way to start an ordinary obituary. However, the life of Phillip Myron Pribble was anything but ordinary.
Born November 28, 1931, Phillip aka “Mike” Pribble became the example of what it means to give, laugh, love...

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Frances A. Owens-10/8/2014

 AVA - Frances A. Owens, age 96, of Ava, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Bethany Gardens.

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Thomas J. McCluskey-10/8/2014

BARNEVELD - Thomas J. McCluskey, 91, of Acacia Village, Utica, formerly of Boon Street, Barneveld, husband of Eveline Perry, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.

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Stephanie Marie Tomasik-10/1/2014

HOLLAND PATENT - Stephanie Marie (Koscinski) Tomasik, 94, of Holland Patent, a former resident of Fox Road, Marcy, and widow of Henry J., passed away at her residence on Friday, September 26, 2014, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice.

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Irving J. Kraeger-10/1/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Irving J. Kraeger, 88, husband of Josephine (Jo), lifelong resident of Constableville and the longest standing member of the Lewis County Board of Legislators, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at SUNY Upstate Medical University following a brief illness.

For a com...

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Thomas E. Loadwick-10/1/2014

Thomas E. Loadwick, 70, of Watertown, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Samaritan Medical Center.

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Lynn Cameron Kingsbury-10/1/2014

GREENFIELD – Lynn Cameron Kingsbury, age 66, of Greenfield, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital. 

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 10.1.14-10/1/2014

The Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak’s train 49, runs daily back and forth between New York City and Chicago. It is not uncommon for the Lake Shore to be sold out.
I’ve ridden the Lake Shore twice in recent weeks. Both times the train was running late, including this past Sunday. The Lake Shore left N...

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Louis T. “Ted” Muha-9/24/2014

BOONVILLE - Louis T. “Ted” Muha, 64, of Woodgate Drive has gone to be with his dad on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born in Boonville on January 26, 1950, a son of the late Louis S. “Louie” Muha. Ted was employed for many years in the fuel trucking industry.
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Margaret C. “Peg” Brooks-9/24/2014

WESTERNVILLE - Mar-garet C. “Peg” Brooks, 74, of Brooks Road, Town of Western, entered into her eternal home on Friday, September 19, 2014, where she was welcomed by her Lord and Savior, her husband Bruce, and children James, Molly and Chris. Peg passed away peacefully at home while under the loving...

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Richard L. Jones-9/24/2014

TURIN - Richard L. “Uncle” Jones, 86, of East Main Street, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a coy of the Boonville Herald....

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Stanley F. "Hutch" Hutchins Sr.-9/24/2014

BOONVILLE - Stanley F. "Hutch" Hutchins Sr. of Boonville passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 9.24.14-9/24/2014

The cover story in the current issue of AAA New York is “New York’s Best Scenic Drives,” subtitled “Take The Byway For Fabulous Fall Foliage.” One of the byways featured is U.S. Route 20.
Since this magazine is about New York, the writer focused only on the section of U.S. Route 20 between Duane...

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Dr. Vora Pursues Another Dream-9/24/2014

By Judy Routson


Editor's Note: Former Boonville Herald writer Judy Routson, who now resides in Pennsylvania, has written about Dr. Manoj Vora's past expeditions, and is now reporting on his latest adventure.

Manoj Vora, the Lowville doctor who conquered Mt. Everest last year -...

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Citizen Preparedness Training Program Event Held at South Lewis-9/24/2014

TURIN - New York National Guard troops hosted a session of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Program at South Lewis Central School in Turin on Monday evening, September 15. The National Guard troops have been working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Secur...

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Remsen Barn Festival This Weekend-9/24/2014

REMSEN - The 35th annual Barn Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. The hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more on this festival, pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Boonville Fall Arts Festival-9/24/2014

The Boonville Falls Arts Festival is less than two weeks away. Mark your calendars for the big event, Saturday, October 4. Plan to spend the entire day in Boonville, because there will be so much to see and do. There’s something for the whole family.
Organizers of the event said kids will love t...

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ROB ASTORINO VISITS BOONVILLE-9/24/2014

Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive, was at Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville on Tuesday, September 16, as part of a “Meet and Greet” organized by the Oneida County Conservative Party. “I have been traveling around the state to meet with small business owners to listen to th...

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Lost Trail Snowmobile Club Members Celebrate 40 Years of Membership-9/24/2014

At a recent gathering of snowmobilers, club membership was being discussed and it was found out that two members of the Lost Trail Snowmobile Club have reached the 40-year mark. George Capron and Jon Walston both joined the Lost Trail club in the early 1970s.
George is a native of Boonville, wh...

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Joe Kelly 9.17.14-9/17/2014

While cleaning out old notes on my phone - just today - I found a note made at this year’s Great New York State Fair. The note was to remind me of a woman and four children I saw sitting at a table in Davoli’s Trackside, a bar and restaurant across from the fair’s International Pavilion.
One of ...

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Kareen L. Cecero-9/17/2014

Kareen L. Cecero, 56, of Central Square, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
She was born on January 29, 1958 in Lowville, daughter of Milton and Carol Marcy Brill. Karen was a dedicated and loving mother to her children and a loving wife. She will be dearly missed.
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James E. Fey-9/17/2014

 BOONVILLE - James E. Fey, 85, of Schuyler Street, husband of Lois, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 12, 2014, while fishing in the Adirondacks, something that he greatly enjoyed. 

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Lillian M. Maurer-9/17/2014

BOONVILLE - Lillian M. Maurer, 89, of Route 46 passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville.

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Tillie F. Czajka-9/17/2014

BOONVILLE - Tillie F. (Paluck) Czajka, 92, a WWII Veteran, widow of John E. and a former resident of Solvay, NY, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.

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Janet R. Denslow-9/17/2014

BOONVILLE, NY AND MELBOURNE BEACH, FL - Janet R. Denslow, 85, wife of Bruce K. Sr., passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since April.

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joe kelly 9.10.14-9/10/2014

Martin Podskoch’s new book, “Adirondack 102 Club,” is packed with interesting information and great pictures. It makes me realize - once again - how little local history I know. The book is subtitled “Your Passport & Guide To The North Country.”
In the introduction, Podskoch explains the book’s ...

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Hugh E. Evans-9/10/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Hugh E. Evans, 60, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home on North Street after a long illness and under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Bonnie K. Yager-9/10/2014

HAWKINSVILLE - Bonnie K. Yager, 59, of Hayes Road East, wife of Thomas O., passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family, after a long and heroic battle with cancer.

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Leola A. Dority-9/10/2014

BOONVILLE - Leola A. (Williamson) Dority, 89, a former resident of Boonville, Blossvale and Stanwix, widow of Stanley W., passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Rome Center for Health and Rehabilitation, where she had resided since 2007.

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Thomas A. Grower-9/10/2014

FORESTPORT - Thomas A. Grower, 78, of Glenwood Place, husband of the late Irene, passed away after an automobile accident on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

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Alexandra “Alice” M. Belewich-9/10/2014

AVA - Alexandra M. Belewich, of West Ava Road, widow of Walter, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.

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Linda A. Zappavigna-9/10/2014

BOONVILLE - Linda A. Zappavigna, 64, of Ford Street passed away on Tueday, August 26, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, surrounded by her family.

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Racer Kevin Ward Jr. Remembered-9/10/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Kevin Ward Jr. was 20 years old and the driver of the #13 360 Sprint Car. Tragically, his hope and promise ended on Saturday, August 9, at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when he died in an accident on the track.
Ward, the son of Pam and Kevin Ward Sr. of Port Leyden, was remembered F...

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Boonville Celebrates Historical War of 1812 Commemoration Carry-9/10/2014

In conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812, a special celebration was held September 6 in Boonville sponsored by the Dodge-Pratt-Northam (DPN) Art and Community Center, as well as volunteers from the Boonville Historical Club. Also taking part were volunteers from the Landm...

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Man Dies After Plane Leaves Boonville and Crashes at Stillwater Reservoir-9/10/2014

Authorities report that a single-engine plane, which took off from Boonville Thursday morning, September 4, crashed at Stillwater Reservoir in a remote section of Herkimer County.
State Police identified the victim as Schiele “Bill” Brewer, 76, who reportedly had a camp at Beaver River Station....

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Jackson Furniture Closing Its Doors-9/10/2014

After being in business for more than 105 years, Jackson Furniture is closing its doors at 27 Schuyler Street, Boonville. David and Andy Jackson, owners of the store, sent a letter to customers and area residents last week announcing the closing.
“We want you to be the first to know we have deci...

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Doris V. Freeman-9/3/2014

BOONVILLE - Doris V. Freeman, 86, of Third Street, widow of Leigh J. Freeman Jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since February 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Hera...

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Mitchell M. Mashaw-9/3/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Mitchell M. Mashaw, 20, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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joe kelly 9.3.14-9/3/2014

No column this week - will return next week...

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Joe Kelly 8.27.14-8/27/2014

There is a small item on page B-1 in the newspaper now being held in your hands. The short article caught my eye because it is about a friend, a friend who died in May of 2013 at the age of 83.

To save you from having to turn to B-1, this is what the article states:

Most people rem...

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Donald E. Norton-8/27/2014

WOODGATE - Donald E. Norton, 48, of Bear Creek Road, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.

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Norman E. Turner and Betty L. Turner-8/27/2014

FARMINGTON, NY – Norman E. “Norm” Turner passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at age 86. Betty L. Turner passed away on Monday March 10, 2014 at age 86.

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Dedication and Open House at Storms-Bailey Home Museum-8/27/2014

LYONS FALLS - The Lyons Falls History Association has announced the newest addition to the Association’s collection: The Storms-Bailey Home Museum on Laura Street in Lyons Falls.
The home was donated to the Association by the Storms-Bailey family in the fall of 2013. Since this time, the Associ...

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Boonville to Celebrate the Historical “War of 1812 Commemoration Carry” on September 6-8/27/2014

As the United States nears the end of the bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812, all are reminded of the sacrifices that made a mark on the history of Boonville. All are welcome to come and celebrate on September 6 at a special event filled with family activities sponsored by the Dodge-Pratt-...

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Fall Registration for Ballet School in Old Forge, Boonville and Other Locations-8/20/2014

 The School of the Old Forge Ballet Company announces fall registration for returning and new students this September 2014 to Old Forge and the three new locations; Boonville, Long Lake and ALCA at Blue Mtn. Lake.  The school is opening on Monday, September 8, for the 2014-2015 season.  Preparation ...

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“First Cast Call” for Reenactment of the War of 1812 Chain Carry-8/20/2014

On Wednesday, August 20, at 6 p.m. at the Dodge-Pratt-Northam (DPN) Art and Community Center, there will be a “First Cast Call” for the cast of the Reenactment of the War of 1812 Chain Carry.
This play will be approximately 15-20 minutes long and will be performed on Saturday, September 6, at 1...

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NYS Woodsmen's Field Days Another Huge Success-8/20/2014

Winners at 2014 Woodsmen’s Field Days

The winners of the various contests held at this year’s Woodsmen’s Field Days are as follows:
NYS Men’s Open Championship Lumberjack Contests: First place, David Jewett of Pittsford, who is a previous champion (2006, 2009, and 2013); second, Mike Su...

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Joe Kelly 8.20.14-8/20/2014

We have Erin Hamlin, but first there was Valentine Bialas. He is on my mind today for a reason to be shared in a second. First, though, the similarities between Hamlin and Bialas.
Erin is a luger, competing for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics. She won a bronze medal in this past Olympics in Soc...

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Robert R. Rogers-8/20/2014

WOODGATE - Robert R. Rogers, 73, of Rogers Road, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Anna M. Phelps-8/20/2014

REMSEN - Anna M. Phelps, 91, of the Katherine Luther Home passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 8.13.14-8/13/2014

Some people collect coins. Others enjoy stamps. There are those who collect autographs, matchbooks, baseball cards, picture postcards, spoons, thimbles, you name it.
Then there is me. I collect names - cute and clever names.
Thank goodness for computers. How else would I keep files contain...

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Joyce Farr Jones-8/13/2014

Joyce Farr Jones, 82, of Stuart, FL, passed away on July 31, 2014 after a long illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Kevin A. Ward Jr.-8/13/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Kevin A. Ward Jr., 20, of Kelpytown Road, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, in a tragic Sprint Car racing accident at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Canandaigua, NY. Affectionately known as “Budster” and later as “Junior,” Kevin, during his teenage years, had become an icon a...

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Elsie M. Berger-8/13/2014

BOONVILLE - Elsie M. Berger, 95, formerly of State Route 294, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since December of 2003.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Jane Ann (Bryant) Clair-8/13/2014

KAYUTA LAKE - Jane Ann (Bryant) Clair, 64, of Kayuta Lake, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald...

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Evelyn B. Miller-8/13/2014

HERKIMER - Evelyn Bessie Miller, age 91, formerly of 310 Folts Street, passed away peacefully on Friday night, August 8, 2014 in Faxton-St. Luke’s Medical Center, New Hartford. She had the comfort of her loving family at her side.

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Local Driver Kevin Ward Jr. Dies in Race Car Accident-8/13/2014

Kevin Ward Jr., a 20-year-old Empire Super Sprint (ESS) driver from Port Leyden, died on Saturday, August 9, when he was struck by a car driven by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart during a ESS race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Ward, son of Pam and Kevin Ward Sr., started his racing career at the age o...

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Fey Brothers Are 2014 Woodsmen’s Parade Marshals-8/13/2014

By Betty Haig

Leslie and Norman Fey, of Fey Manufacturing Company, West Leyden, have been named the 2014 Woodsmen’s Field Days Parade Marshals. Both Feys said they were very pleased and happy to be chosen Grand Marshals, an honor their father, Lester Fey, had in 1980. And, to add icing to t...

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DOT Project to Begin in Boonville August 18-8/13/2014

By Carrie Zelazowski

If you’ve driven through the Village of Boonville within the past week, you’ve probably seen the large signs announcing the upcoming roadwork in Boonville.
Like it or not, downtown Boonville as we know it is about to undergo a traffic pattern facelift as a result of...

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Boonville Resident Ruth Hughes Celebrates 100th Birthday-8/13/2014

By Betty Haig

Ruth Hughes celebrated her 100th birthday on August 12. In honor of reaching this big milestone, Ruth’s family hosted a birthday reception for family and friends. This celebration was held at the Boonville United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 9, and an overwhelming nu...

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Joe Kelly 8.6.14-8/6/2014

Had the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Oriskany been won by the British, Fort Stanwix, just down the road, would have fallen. Had Fort Stanwix fallen, we probably would be carrying British passports today.
I’ve made those statements to historians, to National Park Service rangers at Fort Stanwix,...

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Barbara A. Slawson-8/6/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Barbara A. Slawson, 72, wife of Kenneth A., passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her residence, while under the loving care of her family.


For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Judy Ann Scherzer-8/6/2014

 BOONVILLE - Judy Ann Marie Rizzo Scherzer lost her life after a heroic battle against leukemia on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. 

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Crill’s Service Station is Moving-8/6/2014

By Betty Haig

Now that the closing has taken place, Jason Crill, owner of Crill’s Service Station, Post Street, Boonville, said he is anxious to make the long-awaited move to new quarters. The little service station, which has been located next to the Post Office for over 70 years is movin...

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Farewell to Father Sean-8/6/2014

A farewell party for Father Sean O’Brien, pastor of Christ Our Hope, which consists of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, St. Patrick’s, Forestport, and St. Mary of the Snows Oratory, Otter Lake, will be held on Sunday, August 10, at 1 p.m. at Gill Hall, located next to St. Joseph’s Church on Charles S...

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67th Annual NYS Woodsmen's Field Days August 15-17-8/6/2014

Adirondack Bank will present the 67th Annual NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days, August 15-17 at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
Rain or shine, officials said you can bring the family and experience an "action-packed weekend." Events include the World’s Open Lumberjill Championships, NYS Open Lumberjack Cham...

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Joe Kelly 7.30.14-7/30/2014

A friend of mine went to the movies the other night. The movie - “Jersey Boys” - was great, he said, but there were two problems. Both were in the audience and just a few seats away.
Problem number one, said my friend, was to the left of him. Three times during the movie a teenage girl answered ...

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Clara M. Vrubel-7/30/2014

TURIN - Clara Margaret (Mathis) Vrubel, 87, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Kathryn E. Conrad-7/30/2014

BOONVILLE - Kathryn E. Conrad, 88, affectionately known as “Katie,” a former longtime resident of Birch Road, Woodgate, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2008.

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James Francis Fynmore-7/30/2014

MURRELLS INLET, SC - James Francis Fynmore III of Murrells Inlet, SC, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

For a complete obituary, please pcik up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 7.23.14-7/23/2014

AAA of New York, part of the Automobile Club of America, publishes a slick and informative monthly magazine, which they are kind enough to send me. There’s a continuing feature in the magazine called “My First Car.”
Here’s how it works: The magazine contacts a well-known person and asks them to ...

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Randall Neil Baker-7/23/2014

TABERG - Randall Neil Baker, 57, husband of Cheryl, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital, from complications with diabetes, a disease he has struggled with since the age of 4.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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John MacDougall-7/23/2014

ONEIDA - John Michael MacDougall, 73, of Foxwood Terrace, Oneida, NY, entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Betty C. Fitzgerald-7/23/2014

GREIG - Betty C. Fitzgerald, 86, a former resident of the hamlet of Greig, wife of the late Kenneth, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness. For many years Betty and her husband lived on Shibley Road in Shuetown, Town of Lyonsdal...

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Donald E. Matthews Sr.-7/23/2014

MELBOURNE, FL - Donald E. Matthews Sr., 87, husband of the late Josephine (Gleasman) Matthews, passed away on April 17, 2014, at his residence. A native of Utica, Mr. Matthews served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and later was employed at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. in...

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Power Outage Scheduled for Municipal Customers-7/23/2014

The Municipal Commission of Boonville has announced that there is a scheduled power outage on Thursday morning, July 31, at 12:01 a.m., which will last approximately four hours. Ken Stabb, superintendent of the Municipal Comission, said the interruption is necessary to permit improvements to their W...

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Farewell Party Planned for Father Sean O’Brien-7/23/2014

A farewell party for Father Sean O’Brien will be held Sunday, August 10, at 1 p.m. at Gill Hall, located next to St. Joseph’s Church on Charles Street, Boonville. The public is welcome.
Father Sean, a captain in the Chaplain Corps, United States Navy Reserves, is being deployed to Djibouti, Afri...

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Joe Kelly 7.16.14-7/16/2014

The Boilermaker finish line is something to behold. Every second Sunday in July the runners come pouring over that line after running 9.3 miles.
As someone who has been at that finish line - as a participant, volunteer, or with the news media - since 1981, I can tell you that the scene there is ...

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Mark A. Northup-7/16/2014

REMSEN - Mark A. Northup, 59, of Utica and a former resident of New Hampshire, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Kenneth G. Trainor-7/16/2014

WEST LEYDEN – Kenneth G. Trainor, 90, a longtime resident of West Leyden, NY, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of his family. Ken had been a resident of the nursing home since November 2013.

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Norbert W. Wilbert-7/16/2014

WEST LEYDEN - Norbert W. Wilbert, 97, a longtime resident of Fish Creek Road, husband of the late Freda, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness.

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Tornado Confirmed in Lewis County-7/16/2014

The National Weather Service in Buffalo confirmed that a tornado hit Lowville at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 8. A storm survey team from the weather service's Buffalo office classified the tornado as an EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale. The maximum wind speed was estimated at 95 to 100 mph. See More


Fair Ticket Sales-7/16/2014

The Boonville-Oneida County Fair will get underway Tuesday, July 22, and run through Sunday, July 27. Once again this year, a “Fun Pass,” good for the entire week, is available at a cost of $20 for ages 13 and over. The "Fun Pass" can be purchased at the Boonville Fair office. Daily advance sale tic...

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BOONVILLE BOILERMAKER PARTICIPANTS --7/16/2014

After completing the Boilermaker in Utica on Sunday, July 13, these relatives and friends gathered to celebrate and promote their hometown of "BOONVILLE." From left: Kelsey Regetz, Brittany Stoots, Alicia Regetz, Tim Skjellerup, Dustin Croniser, Jason Croniser, Ed Croniser, Roger Croniser and Mike S...

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Lewis County Will Receive Federal Disaster Aid for May Flood Damage-7/16/2014

Lewis County will receive federal disaster aid to pay for damage caused by a severe storm in May. Governor Cuomo has announced that federal disaster aid was approved for 11 counties around the state, including Lewis. Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Port Leyden and washed away roads on May 22 aft...

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Joe Kelly 7.9.14-7/9/2014

An online news story by cnycentral.com, which is the website for a couple of Syracuse television stations, caught my eye last week. This is part of the station’s report:

SYRACUSE -- The Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum has a new home at St. Joe's Hospital.
The shrine and museum was...

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Viola B. Dailey-Barrows-7/9/2014

NEW BERLIN - Viola B. Dailey-Barrows, 59, wife of Clifford J., passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Theodore L. Weiler-7/9/2014

FISH CREEK - Theodore L. Weiler, 82, of Fish Creek Road, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, while under the loving care of his family. Earlier this year, he had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

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Joe Kelly 7.2.14-7/2/2014

There were high school commencements throughout the area this past weekend. The commencement speakers - I am sure - delivered wise words. 
What follows is a column of wise words I gave to last year’s graduating high school seniors. I was correct then so there is no reason to change my advice to ...

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Joseph J. Pfeiffer Sr.-7/2/2014

 BOONVILLE - Joseph J. Pfeiffer Sr., formerly of Schuyler Street, husband of Joan, passed away on at his home on Smith Road, Boonville.

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Mary Linda Nellenbach-7/2/2014

Mary Linda Nellenbach, age 41, passed away June 14 peacefully in her home.

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Walter Blankman-7/2/2014

TENNESSEE - Walter Paul Blankman, age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Lebanon, TN.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Walter Blankman-7/2/2014

TENNESSEE - Walter Paul Blankman, age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Lebanon, TN.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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joe kelly 6.25.14-6/25/2014

So I was half listening to NBC News the other night. My attention was suddenly grabbed, though, by the network’s story about a postage stamp, which wasn’t just any old postage stamp.
The stamp being talked about was the one -of-a-kind 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, the most famous stamp i...

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joe kelly 6.18.14-6/18/2014

There are many things in life I find difficult to do. Here's a partial list:
Lacing my shoes. Normally - at least since kindergarten or whenever it is we learn to tie shoes - I’ve tied my shoes without a problem. But my back has been bothering me lately and it hurts the most when I try to bend o...

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Marlene Swanger-6/18/2014

BOONVILLE - Marlene Swanger, 76, of James Street, wife of Dale, passed away after a short illness on Friday, June 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. 

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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John T. McManus-6/18/2014

LYONS FALLS - John T. (Tom) McManus, 75, of Center Street passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his home under the care of his loving wife, sons and Lewis County Hospice.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Seth Wilbert-6/18/2014

BOONVILLE - Seth Wilbert, 56, of Boonville NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June19, 2014, as the result of a tragic accident while he was vacationing with his family.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Doreen Elaine (Kirk) Bean-6/18/2014

BOONVILLE - On Thursday, June 12, 2014, God called Doreen Elaine (Kirk) Bean home. She entered her eternal life with her daughter Brenda holding her hand, and at the same time she ended her earthly life with her youngest daughter Lisa holding her hand.

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Annie Bell Jensen-6/18/2014

Annie Bell Jensen, known as “Nana” by family and “Annie” by friends, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the age of 90 in her residence in Lowville, New York, after a brief illness.  Annie Bell was born on December 11, 1923 in Coconut Grove, Florida. Her parents were Sheldon Pye and Bessie Joh...

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Joe Kelly 6.11.14-6/11/2014

During the nearly 40 years I’ve worked in the newspaper business, I’ve known many columnists. All were quirky, but in a good way. All had their own writing style, some better than others. All except one of those many columnists - and I need not mention the name - had a good sense of humor. And all w...

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Duane D. Grenier-6/11/2014

BOONVILLE/CLINTON - Duane D. Grenier, 49, of Schuyler Street, affectionately known as “Rudy,” passed away after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Lawrence H. Kirk Jr.-6/11/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Lawrence H. Kirk Jr., 60, of West Street, affectionately known as Larry, husband of Charleen, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, after a brief illness.

For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Ronald “Ron” Borden Wendell-6/11/2014

FLORIDA/BOONVILLE - Ronald “Ron” Borden Wendell of Williston, FL, completed his earthly journey and went to live forever with his Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Ron enjoyed staying at Rocky’s Campground on Potato Hill, Boonville, when he was in New York.

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Michael James Conley Jr.-6/11/2014

BOONVILLE - Jim Conley, 90, formerly of Erwin Street, passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 4, 2014 after a long illness.

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Joe Jelly 6.4.14-6/4/2014

“Around Delta Lake: Lee and Western” is the name of a new book by Mary Centro.
The book is a 127-page pictorial history. There are more than 200 vintage photographs.
Mary did a great job with the book. I’d say that even if she didn’t write for the Boonville Herald, which she does. Mary is o...

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Angeline B. “Ann” (Bush) Johnston-6/4/2014

Angeline B. “Ann” (Bush) Johnston, 90, homemaker, of Wichita, KS, formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Wichita, KS.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Becky L. Fox-6/4/2014

BOONVILLE - Becky L. Fox, 51, of the Brown Road, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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David Francis Peterson Sr.-6/4/2014

EAGLE BAY - David Francis Peterson Sr., 70, of Lone Pine Road North, formerly of Boonville, husband of Betty, passed away at his residence while under the loving care of his son, Dave Jr., Hospice and Palliative Care, Heidi Von Matt, and a friend, Cindy, on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
For a complete...

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Fay R. Turner-6/4/2014

TOWN OF WESTERN - Fay R. Turner, 79, of Hillside Road, Boonville, passed away at home on Thursday, May 29, 2014 under the care of her loving family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald,...

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Senator Griffo Visits Port Leyden While Cleanup Continues-6/4/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Between 5-1/2 to 7 inches of rain fell in a very short period of time on Thursday afternoon, May 22, causing flash flooding and major damage in the Village of Port Leyden. Most of the destruction was on North and Quarry streets, which were impassable to traffic, and sewer and water lin...

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"Erin Hamlin Day" is June 7-6/4/2014

REMSEN - On June 7, Central New York will come together for a "Luge-A-Palooza" celebration in honor of U.S. Olympic history maker Erin Hamlin and her family.
Teaming up with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Erin will come to Remsen on a “meet and greet train ride.” The train will leave Union Stat...

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Registration for Boonville Summer Recreation-6/4/2014

Registration for Boonville Summer Recreation will be held June 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Town and Village Offices, 13149 State Route 12, Boonville.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children at this time. Registration forms will be provided to the Boonville Elementary S...

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“Best of Boonville” is Saturday, June 7-6/4/2014

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce will pre-sent the “Best of Boonville” on Saturday, June 7.
For the fourth consecutive year, a silent auction will be held at “Santa’s House” in the Little Village Park. "This is a perfect opportunity for the public to bid on some of Boonville’s 'best' merch...

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David A. Marmon Sr.-6/4/2014

PORT LEYDEN - David A. Marmon Sr., 83, of 7026 West North Street, Port Leyden, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Lancaster, NY. He lived the last four months of his life in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster with his daughter and son-in-...

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Joe Kelly 5.28.14-5/28/2014

President Obama landed at Griffiss Business and Technology Park, helicoptered to Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, where he had a tour and gave a speech about promoting tourism, helicoptered back to Griffiss and took off for Chicago all in the time most of us would take for a long ...

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Robert J. Goodrow-5/28/2014

HOLLAND PATENT - Robert J. Goodrow of Main Street, Holland Patent, NY, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital. A 60-year resident in the family home, he will be remembered by this community, which was special to the Goodrow family.
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Raymond Hoffman-5/21/2014

REMSEN - Raymond Hoffman, 83, a life resident of Remsen, husband of Marilyn, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 5.21.14-5/21/2014

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. Going to a New York Yankee baseball game isn’t cheap. The cost and the game are fresh on my mind because I’m just back from watching the Yankees beat the Pirates.

First off is the cost of getting to the Bronx. The option I decided on was drivi...

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Father Karlen's 50th Jubilee Mass-5/21/2014

Father Donald H. Karlen, a native of Boonville, is celebrating his 50th year in the priesthood. Parishioners of “Christ Our Hope” Roman Catholic Community of Nor-thern Oneida County celebrated the special occasion with Father Karlen on Sunday, May 18, at his hometown parish, St. Joseph’s on Charles ...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies-5/21/2014

The Boonville Charles J. Love (DSC) Post #406 American Legion will be hosting Memorial Day services on Monday, May 26.
The first service, conducted by the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, will get underway at 9 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Forest located on Route 294 between Boonville and...

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Village Board Meeting Rescheduled to May 27-5/21/2014

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Village of Boonville Board meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 26, at 7 p.m. will be held on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m....

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Cancer Survivors Invited to Unite and Celebrate Life at May 30 Relay For Life of Boonville-5/21/2014

The American Cancer Society invites those inspiring individuals in and around the Boonville area who have won the fight against cancer to join a survivor celebration at the Relay For Life of Boonville on Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
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“Best of Boonville” is June 7-5/21/2014

The annual “Best of Boonville” is two weeks away…Saturday, June 7.
“Boonville rolls out the red carpet to visitors to showcase our town,” said Melinda Wittwer, Chamber secretary. “Our beautiful Village Park will be jam-packed with craft and other vendors. New this year, we will also have a Flea ...

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Boonville Herald Early Deadline-5/14/2014

Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, there will be an early deadline for the May 28 issue of the Boonville Herald. The deadline is Wednesday, May 21, and the paper will go to print on Friday, May 23. The Boonville Herald office will be closed on Monday, May 26....

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Boonville Native Father Donald Karlen Celebrates Golden Jubilee-5/14/2014

Father Donald H. Karlen, a native of Boonville, is celebrating his 50th year in the priesthood. Parishioners of Christ Our Hope will be celebrating with Father Karlen on Sunday, May 18, at his hometown church, St. Joseph’s on Charles Street, Boonville. Father Karlen will be presiding at the 10:30 a....

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ACS Budget Vote and Election May 20-5/14/2014

The annual district budget vote at Adirondack Central School will take place on Tuesday, May 20, from 12-8 p.m. in the Adirondack Middle School Room G111. Parking is available behind the school. This year's budget is $27,733,095, which has a tax levy increase of 1.248 percent.
Residents will al...

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“Best of Boonville” Scheduled-5/14/2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 7, as the “Best of Boonville” celebration returns. Bring the entire family and enjoy springtime in a small town. There will be craft vendors, a Flea Market (new this year) behind the Hulbert House, car show, food vendors, entertainment, and also new this year, ...

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Boonville Fitness Center Under New Ownership-5/14/2014

The Boonville Fitness Center, located at 199 Post Street, is now owned by Chad and Trista Richardson of Boonville.
The Richardsons took over the ownership from Dennis and Dawn Crofoot and Allison Kiser, who had been running the business for the past three years. Last month, the three were asking...

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Sylvia Juanita Garrow-5/14/2014

FORESTPORT - Sylvia Juanita Garrow, 67, formerly of Woodhull Street, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Cynthia M. Zeigler-5/14/2014

BOONVILLE - Cynthia M. (Bourgeois) Zeigler, 62, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side, after a brave 30-year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Leukemia.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald...

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Dolores L. Cutter-5/14/2014

Dolores L. Cutter, 82, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away on April 25, 2014.
Dolores was the daughter of the late Colin and Mildred Kapfer Leffingwell, and widow of Donald Cutter who passed away in 1987....

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"Toe" Path Trekkers' Thursday Run/Walks Underway-5/7/2014

The “Toe” Path Trekkers held their Annual Spring meeting on April 24 at the Boonville Town/Village offices. Club officers were in attendance, along with 15 club members.
Membership renewals took place, and a new member, Kim Pribble, was welcomed. The treasurer’s re-port was given by Ken Stabb, ...

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Meet the ACS Board Candidates May 12-5/7/2014

The Adirondack Teachers Association will sponsor a Meet the Candidates Night at the Boonville Elementary School cafeteria on Monday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. The following candidates for seats on the Adirondack Central School Board of Education have been invited to attend: John Abdo, Sandra Beasock, M...

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ACS Public Hearing and Meeting-5/7/2014

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Adirondack Central School Board of Education will be held on Tuesday evening, May 13, in the High School cafeteria at 7 p.m. A public presentation of the 2014-2015 budget will be given....

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ACS Superintendent Candidates Narrowed to Three-5/7/2014

The process of selecting a new superintendent for the Adirondack Central School District continues. Twenty-five individuals had originally submitted the required application materials. After that material was reviewed, six individuals were selected for personal interviews with the Board of Education...

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Jubilee Celebration Scheduled for Boonville Native Father Karlen-5/7/2014

A Jubilee Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 18, for Boonville native Father Donald H. Karlen’s 50 years in the priesthood.
Father Karlen will be presiding at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, on May 18, and a reception will follow at Gill Hall. All are welcome to come...

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Joe Kelly Col. 5.7.14-5/7/2014

Once every six to eight years, depending on my level of ambition, I clean out my junk drawer. Everybody has a junk drawer.

Mine is in the kitchen. I suspect that is where most people have a junk drawer.

“Junk drawer” is a misnomer, I believe, because there is good stuff in those dr...

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James W. Gillen-5/7/2014

TOWN OF LEE - James W. Gillen, 80, of the Town of Lee, Brantingham Lake and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Gloria Ann Davis-5/7/2014

LOWVILLE – Gloria Ann Davis, 73, died on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly Col 4.30.14-4/30/2014

A recent letter arrived from Linda Evans. She has been sending me letters since I first started writing a column, which was a long time ago.

In her first letter, all those years ago, she gave me an idea for a column, adding that she thought I might need some help. She was correct then and s...

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John F. Klossner-4/30/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - John F. Klossner, 95, of High Street, husband of the late Janice, passed away at his residence on Monday, April 21, 2014, while under the loving care of his family.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Eugene T. Hendrickson-4/30/2014

BOONVILLE - Eugene T. Hendrickson, 72, of Erwin Street, affectionately known as Gene, husband of Dianne, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Kathryn E. Pfendler-4/30/2014

ONEIDA - Kathryn E. Pfendler, 90, longtime resident of MacArthur Parkway, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital. Prior to her hospital stay, she had resided at Bethany Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility in Rome.
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Cincinnati Reds Scout Bob Cook to Join Trail Blazers-4/30/2014

The Adirondack Trail Blazers continue to prepare for the 2014 season, and Cincinnati Reds scout Bob Cook has joined the team and will act as the team’s Senior Director of Player Development.
Bob is the owner of Field of Dreams Sports Complex in Utica, and played baseball at Notre Dame High Sch...

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DEC Lowers Hazard Classification for Hawkinsville Dam-4/30/2014

By Carrie Zelazowski

Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) announced it is lowering the hazard classification of the Hawkinsville Dam. The DEC’s Division of Water, Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety has changed the status of the dam to a Class A haza...

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Joe Kelly Col. 4.23.14-4/23/2014

There comes a time in one’s life to cast out books. I use the term “cast out” because it doesn’t sound as harsh as “throw away.”

I hate to throw - I mean - I hate to cast out books. I can’t even remember the last time I did so.

Yet the books keep coming in. Generous people frequen...

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Bernard C. Scheve-4/23/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Bernard C. Scheve, 81, of 2487 State Route 12, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home after a long illness while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.
He was born in Boonville on June 3, 1932, the son of Edward and Catherine Vicks Scheve and was a grad...

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Earth Day Clean-up and Other Events Scheduled This Saturday in Boonville-4/23/2014

In conjunction with Earth Day, the following events have been planned in Boonville for Saturday, April 26. The rain date is May 3. Listen to WBRV radio station for weather cancellations.

For a complete schedule, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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David Pritchard Sr. Receives Elks "Citizen of the Year" Award-4/23/2014

David Pritchard Sr., Fire Chief of the Boonville Volunteer Fire Department, is this year’s Boonville Elks Lodge #2158 “Citizen of the Year.” This award is presented from the Elks to “someone who has given of themselves unselfishly for many years.”
Elks officials said “Chief Pritchard is on call ...

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Boonville Herald Community Easter Coloring Contest Winners-4/23/2014

AGE 4-5 CATEGORY - Pictured is Zoey Staring, age 4, of Lyons Falls, with prizes she won for being the winner of the age 4-5 category in this year's Boonville Herald Community Easter Coloring Contest. Receiving an honorable mention prize in the age 4-5 category was Allison Croniser of Boonville.
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Leo E. Remp Jr.-4/16/2014

Leo E. Remp Jr., age 75, longtime resident of the Sandy Creek and Pulaski area, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Richard E. Hoskins Sr.-4/16/2014

LYONS FALLS - Richard E. Hoskins Sr., 87, of Wilcox Road, husband of the late Erma, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2014, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a long illness.
For a complete copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Bruce Jay Turner-4/16/2014

Bruce Jay Turner went home to his Blessed Lord and Savior on March 10, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, after a brief illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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11th Annual SNIRT Run Draws Big Crowd-4/16/2014

The 11th Annual SNIRT Run sponsored by the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals snowmobile club, was held Saturday, April 12, with a great turnout on a warm sunshiny day.
The first sign-ups took place Friday evening, April 11, at The Edge in Lyons Falls, as well as the Sno-Pals’ groomer barn and Snow Ridge i...

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Trail Blazers Preparing for 2014 Season-4/16/2014

The Adirondack Trail Blazers have swung into high gear in preparing for the 2014 baseball season.
The team will begin its third season in Boonville and second season in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL). In 2012, the team qualified for the New York Collegiate Baseball League...

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Safe Pill Drop Off Day April 26 at LCGH-4/16/2014

LOWVILLE - Lewis County General Hospital (LCGH), in partnership with Mountain View Prevention Services and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, is hosting a Safe Pill Drop Off Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Hospital lobby.
For more information on how drop off your...

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Joe Jelly 4.9.14-4/9/2014

The Adirondack Central School’s Board of Education is in the process of interviewing candidates to fill the position of district superintendent, a big job. If the board has a more important decision to make, I can’t imagine what it might be.

A total of 25 people applied for the superintende...

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Jean Bosco-4/9/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Jean Bosco, 91, formerly of the River Road, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where she had been a resident since March of 2010.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Hilda Mae Eck-4/9/2014

NEW HARTFORD – Hilda Mae Eck, 89, of New Hartford and formerly of Utica, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Doris M. Griffith-4/9/2014

HAWKINSVILLE - Doris M. Griffith, 91, of Wingert Road, wife of Jim, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since January 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Barbara C. Nellenback-4/9/2014

WEST LEYDEN - Barbara C. Nellenback, 80, of Mud Lake Road, widow of James M., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the B...

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Best-Kept Secret: Hamlin Surprised To Be Named Best Female Olympian-4/9/2014

On March 31, Erin Hamlin changed the profile photo on her Facebook page. She now displays the bold red, blue, green, black and yellow Olympic rings against a glowing sunset.
Hamlin, 27, must have had a premonition the photo would bring her good luck. Just two days later, she was named Best Femal...

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Adirondack Wrestlers Compete in National Competition-4/9/2014

Six boys from the Adirondack Wrestling Club (AWC) at Adirondack Central School (ACS) travelled to Virginia Beach, VA, the weekend of March 29-30 to compete in the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) High School Nationals. All six came back with wins and experience versus the best prep w...

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Adirondack Wrestling Club Members Qualify for Nationals-4/9/2014

Seven Adirondack Wrestling Club (AWC) grapplers qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Eastern Nationals (MAWA) in Salisbury, Maryland, next month.
The AWC was well represented at the MAWA Northern Regional Tournament in Shamokin, PA, last weekend, April 5-6, competing with wrestlers from Pennsylvania,...

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Joe Kelly Col. 4.2.14-4/2/2014

My favorite quote about spring comes from a writer whose name I can’t remember. I remember the quote, though, and it is this: “Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time.’”

Spring arrived - at least according to the calendar - on March 20th. I have spring fever. This happens to me every ...

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George Capron Celebrates 50 Years at WBRV-4/2/2014

April 1 - George Capron Day in Boonville

Boonville Mayor Michael Kramer and the Boonville Village Board of Trustees declared Tuesday, April 1, as George Capron Day in the Village of Boonville.
A surprise 50th anniversary party was held at the Boonville Elks Lodge on Friday, March 28, w...

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Deborah L. Roberts-3/26/2014

KENTUCKY - Deborah L. Roberts, 55, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Charles (Chuck)  T. Haskins-3/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Charles (Chuck) T. Haskins, 80, of Spencer Road passed away at Lewis County General Hospital on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Ronald L. Johnson-3/26/2014

TALCOTTVILLE - Ronald L. Johnson, 67, of Route 12D passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at his home under the care of his wife Laura and Lewis County Hospice.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Nancy Garlock Webster-3/26/2014

LYONS FALLS - Nancy Garlock Webster, 58, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the home of her mother on Shibley Road under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Diane Marilyn Rava-3/26/2014

BUFORD, GA - Diane Marilyn Rava, 52, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the home of her sister, Deborah Hopps, in Round Rock, Texas, surrounded by her loving family after a heroic battle with cancer. 
For a complete obituary, please pic up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Virginia A. Trask-3/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Virginia A. (Chase) Trask, affectionately known as “Ginnie,” passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, and went to live with her Lord, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 3.26.14-3/26/2014

A friend of mine is going to Florida. He is a diver, which isn’t the only crazy thing he does.

He is going to dive on the USS Oriskany, an aircraft carrier that was taken out into the Gulf of Mexico - about 23 miles from Pensacola, Florida - and deliberately sunk in 2006.

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“High Cost of Winter” for Town of Boonville Highway Department-3/26/2014

Fred Wiedmer, Town of Boonville Highway Superintendent, said he is looking forward to an end of this very long winter.
The Department has seven workers beside Wiedmer and he said all are feeling the strain of this winter’s busy season. All employees drive truck, plow, repair and maintain town ro...

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March 27 Fundraiser Scheduled to Celebrate Achievements of Remsen’s Erin Hamlin and USA-3/26/2014

USA Luge and 93.3 WSLP FM in Lake Placid are teaming up for a post-Olympic fundraiser to celebrate the achievements of Erin Hamlin and the entire United States Luge team. On March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 93.3 WSLP FM will host an on-air fundraiser in support of USA Luge. Fans outside of the Lake ...

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Olympic Super G Silver Medalist Andrew Weibrecht to be Guest at Snow Ridge Banquet-3/26/2014

TURIN - The Snow Ridge Ski Club, together with Snow Ridge Ski Area, are hosting a year-end banquet at the Wax House in Turin on Saturday, April 19.
The guest speaker at the banquet will be Andrew Weibrecht, the 2014 Olympic Super G Silver Medalist in Sochi, Russia. Weibrecht is a World Cup alp...

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Iva M. Croniser-3/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Iva (Millard) Croniser, 83, formerly of State Route 294, widow of Carl, passed away on Wed-nesday, March 12, 2014, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Leslie H. Zanker-3/19/2014

TOWN OF STEUBEN - Leslie H. Zanker, 60, of Roberts Road, husband of Marjorie, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Stanley F. Backer-3/19/2014

AVA - Stanley F. Backer, 94, of the East Ava Road passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Harvey Maurice Bissell-3/19/2014

WAUCHULA, FL - Harvey Maurice Bissell, age 77 years, 5 months, 18 days, went to be with His Lord, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Domenic O. Cerro-3/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Domenic O. Cerro passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica, NY, on Monday, March 10, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Regulating District Meets in Boonville, Fate of Hawkinsville Dam Still Unknown-3/19/2014

Hoping for some good news, about 25 people attended the March 11 meeting of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District Board held in the Boonville Town Office Building. But the meeting instead served only as a time for them to address their concerns to the board face-to-face. The future of the...

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ACS Board of Education Petitions-3/19/2014

Petitions for Adirondack Central School District Board candidates seeking placement on the ballot for the May 20, 2014 election may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the District Office, 110 Ford Street, Boonville.
There will be three seats open for this election. To qualify for membership o...

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Boonville Businesses and Residents Asked to Decorate for Autism-3/19/2014

Boonville businesses and residents are being asked to decorate blue for the month of April to support Autism Awareness. Participants can put up blue Christmas lights or a blue light bulb in their outside light.
One business and one residence will be chosen and given a gift for the best decorate...

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Joe Kelly 3.12.14-3/12/2014

In recent days I’ve been in the city of Austin, Texas. I’ve also been in Austin's airport and at the airports in Albany, NY, and Baltimore, Md. Along the streets and concourses, I’ve collected some T-shirt sayings and bumper sticker philosophy.

In a metered parking spot in Austin, affixed t...

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Major Robert I. Satterly (Boonville Native/WW II Veteran)-3/12/2014

FLORIDA - Major Robert I. Satterly, U.S. Army (Retired) 90, of Niceville, FL and Ocean Township, NJ, and native of Boonville, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 25, in Niceville, Florida.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Charles J. Beyel-3/12/2014

 WEST LEYDEN – Charles J. Beyel, 92, a lifelong resident of West Leyden, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Indoor Craft and Garage Sale at ACS-3/12/2014

The annual Adirondack High School Indoor Garage and Craft Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, in the cafeteria at the High School, located on Route 294, Boonville. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a variety of vendors offering spring craft items and typical garage sale treasures...

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LOCAL STUDENT MEETS VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN-3/12/2014

Dominick Ventura, a freshman at St. John Fisher College, had the opportunity to be part of the Vice Presidential Motorcade for Vice President Joseph Biden, who spoke at Monroe Community College on January 29. Each driver had the opportunity to meet the Vice President. Dominick is the son of Richard...

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Hamlin in the Running for “Best of the U.S.” Olympian Award-3/12/2014

Although Erin Hamlin’s luge racing season ended with the Olympics in February, she is still in the running for an impressive award.
She is one of 16 candidates, including five teams, featured in a Facebook contest to choose the “Best of the U.S.” Olympian of the Sochi Winter Games in these categ...

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Village of Boonville Election-3/12/2014

The Boonville Village Election will be held Tuesday, March 18, from 12-9 p.m. There are two trustees running for two two-year seats: Lisa Bellinger and Michael Chambers, both incumbents. For justice, four years, there were no valid petitions received. This position is open to write-in candidates....

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Oneida County Will Imitate Erin Hamlin’s Work Ethic; “Nothing is Impossible” in 2014, Says Picente-3/12/2014

The plaudits keep rolling in for Oneida County’s sweetheart.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. once again commended Erin Hamlin for her performance in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, last month. This time, it came in front of a crowd of 200 local business leaders at the Radiss...

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Lewis County Water Stewardship Award Renamed to Honor Renee Beyer-3/12/2014

The 2013 Water Quality Stewardship Award was presented to the family of Renee Beyer to recognize her outstanding efforts to protect and conserve the waters of Lewis County. The award was given at the annual meeting of the Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Lewis County Water Q...

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Joe Kelly 3.5.14-3/5/2014

Trying to determine the coldest day of your life is not easy to do, especially when you are older and have many frigid winters in your past.

My coldest day?

It could have been one night in Greenland at the U.S. Air Force base in Thule. I know it was night time because it was winter...

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Henry “Hank” Smith-3/5/2014

UTICA - Henry “Hank” Smith, 68, was welcomed by his heavenly family and friends on Friday, February, 28, 2014. Formerly of Dudley Avenue, Mr. Smith passed away at St. Luke’ Home, after a long illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joan E. (Benedict) Ward-3/5/2014

OLD FORGE – Joan E. Ward, 73, of Old Forge, NY, and formerly of Turin, NY, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at home with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Paul A. Outtrim-3/5/2014

Paul A. Outtrim, 79, a longtime resident of Boonville and Constableville, passed away after a long illness while under the care of Regency Heights Nursing Home and his son and daughter-in-law William and Beth Outtrim of Danielson, Connecticut, on Friday, February 21, 2014.
For a complete obituar...

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Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin is Back Home-3/5/2014

By PAT MALIN

The Village of Remsen has developed a delightful habit.
For the second time in two weeks and the third time in four years, local residents threw a parade for hometown Olympian Erin Hamlin.
It all began in May 2010, a few months after she competed in the Vancouver Olym...

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Joan C. (McMahon) Foll-2/26/2014

AVA - Joan C. (McMahon) Foll, 77, of Beartown Road, wife of Joseph W. Sr., passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital. In 2013, Mrs. Foll entered Betsy Ross Skilled Nursing Facility in Rome....

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New Lewis County Manager-2/26/2014

The Lewis County Board of Legislators are pleased to announce they have chosen Liz Swearingin as the new County Manager. Swearingin will fill the County Manager position previously held by David H. Pendergast who retired in April 2013.
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Al Grenning to Present “Gettysburg and the Two Flags of the 97th Regiment”-2/26/2014

On Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m., Civil War historian and Gettysburg volunteer Albert Grenning of Boonville will present information on the Battle of Gettysburg and the two flags of the 97th Regiment carried during the Civil War. This presentation, sponsored by the Boonville Historical Club, will take ...

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New Store Opening on Boonville’s Main Street-2/26/2014

The owner of My Favorite Things in Port Leyden has announced the expansion to a second location in the Village of Boonville. The store is located on Main Street at the former Rauscher Photography studio and is being run by Mary Ann Vienneau.

For more information, please pick up a copy of th...

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Joe Kelly 2.26.14-2/26/2014

Doc’s Bar & Grill is a place on South Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, Texas. The margarita I had there on Saturday, February 22nd, which just happened to be National Margarita Day, cost $5 and was the best I’ve ever had. The tostada there might have been the best ever, as well.

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Linda Lee Chaput-2/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Linda Lee (Burge) Chaput of Black River Lane, wife of Donald L., passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer....

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Lyle W. Thompson-2/26/2014

BOONVILLE - Lyle W. Thompson, 83, of Boonville Road, husband of Norma, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, after a short illness, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Cedric I. Freeman-2/26/2014

LOWVILLE - Cedric I. Freeman, 95, of Brookside Senior Living Community, Lowville, died on Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2014, at Lewis County General Hospital....

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Beverly S. Doviak-2/26/2014

NORTH CAROLINA - Beverly S. Doviak, 79, Aberdeen, NC, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Aberdeen....

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Garrett M. Miller-2/26/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Garrett M. Miller, 15, of George Kraeger Road, son of Mark and Heather, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Adirondack Central School Wildcat Wrestlers Are Off to States-2/26/2014

After taking first and fourth places in the New York State Tournament last year, Derek Spann and Ryan O’Rourke of Adirondack Central School (ACS) will be returning to Albany this weekend to battle it out on the mats with the best wrestlers in the State’s small schools. Both boys will wrestle at the ...

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Remsen's Erin Hamlin Wins Bronze Medal for U.S. in Women's Luge; Makes History-2/19/2014

By LOU REUTER

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Heading into Vancouver four years ago, Erin Hamlin thought those games provided her the best opportunity of winning an Olympic medal in women's luge - especially since the native of Remsen, N.Y. had claimed the World Championship title the year befor...

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Heart Run & Walk Pre-registration in Boonville; Bus Sign-up-2/19/2014

The annual Lee Schoff Registration Day, pre-registration for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, will take place at the Boonville Village Offices on Wednesday, February 26, from 4-8 p.m.
America’s Greatest Run & Walk, to benefit the American Heart Association, will take place in Utica on Satur...

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Robert J. Goodrow-2/19/2014

HOLLAND PATENT - Robert J. Goodrow, 87, of Main Street, peacefully entered eternal life on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held this summer at which time a complete obituary will appear. For an on-line expression of sympathy, or to share a memory of Robert, please g...

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Gloria F. Norton-2/19/2014

OTTER LAKE - Gloria F. (Wenham) Norton, a longtime resident of Frog Pond Lane, widow of John B., passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Steven Timian-2/19/2014

BOONVILLE - Steven Timian, 40, of State Route 12D, Upstate Cerebral Palsy Gosling IRA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. Mr. Timian had resided at Gosling IRA in Boonville, since 1995.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a co...

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Marshall P. Merritt-2/19/2014

WESTERNVILLE - Marshall P. Merritt, 79, of Stokes Westernville Road, husband of the late Elsie, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Rome Memorial Hospital.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Donald H. Ruppert-2/19/2014

NORTH WESTERN - Donald H. Ruppert passed away Monday, February 10, after a brief illness at the age of 96.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Genevieve N. Covey-2/19/2014

PENNYSETTLEMENT - Genevieve N. Covey, 80, affectionately known as Jenny, passed away peacefully at her residence on Pennysettlement Road, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, while surrounded by the care of William, her loving husband of 61 years, her children, family, caregivers and Hospice. 
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Clarence S. Capron-2/19/2014

HAWKINSVILLE - Clarence S. Capron, 73, of Hosper Lane, affectionately known as “Pudge,” husband of the late Luella, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica. 
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Rosemary S. Walker-2/19/2014

LEE CENTER - Rosemary S. Walker, 88, of Capron Road, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Rome Memorial Hospital.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 2.19.14-2/19/2014

Congratulations to Erin Hamlin, third in the Olympics. A bronze medal. I wish I could congratulate her in person and shake her hand. Many people around here have the same wish.

I’ve met Erin, had the opportunity to interview her. She really is a nice person, very genuine, very sweet.
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James M. Sawyer, U.S. Air Force Retired-2/19/2014

NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA - James M. Sawyer, 84, a native and former resident of Boonville, husband of Leila, passed away at his residence, in North Highlands, CA, after a long illness, on Monday, February 3, 2014....

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Field Behind Boonville's North Country Manor Bed and Breakfast Featured in Movie-2/12/2014

The area around a Boonville business will be featured in a major motion picture. 
Film crews with Adirondack Mountain Productions were at the North Country Manor Bed & Breakfast (former Valehaven) on Route 12D last March to film scenes that will be featured in the film, “Winter’s Tale,” schedul...

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Joe Kelly 2.12.14-2/12/2014

The Oneida County Historical Society will be coming out with a book, an illustrated history of the county. I’m sure the pictures selected for the book will include some from Boonville and northern Oneida County as well as from Rome and the western part of the county.

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Platt "Three-Petes" As Vintage Adirondack Cup Champion; Lavallee Wins First Pro Adirondack Cup-2/12/2014

By Ed Welsh

(Editor's Note: Ed Welsh is an avid snowmobiler and writes periodically about the sport for the Boonville Herald and Snowbelt.)

2014 marks the eighth year of operation for the Boonville Snow Festival II. The cold temperatures and the tireless efforts of dozens of dedica...

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Mildred M. Norton-2/12/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Mildred M. (Myers) Norton, longtime resident of West Road, widow of Curtis J., passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Francis W. Hoffert-2/12/2014

WEST LEYDEN - Francis W. Hoffert, 61, of the Fish Creek Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Lewis County General Hospital after a long illness....

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Romaine Bruno Gallo-2/12/2014

Romaine Bruno Gallo, of Surf City, NC, formerly of Gatlinburg, TN and formerly Boonville, NY passed away on Tuesday, February 4 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center after greater than a decade of battling Multiple Myeloma. Romaine “Romey” was born on November 22, 1937 to Bruno and Michalina Gallo at h...

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Port Leyden Native Garth Callaghan and His Daughter Appear on NBC’s “Today Show”-2/12/2014

PORT LEYDEN - The story of Port Leyden native Garth Callaghan, who has been writing notes on napkins to his daughter, seems to be captivating the world, especially after he and his daughter Emma appeared on NBC’s the “Today Show” last week.
 Callaghan says it started when Emma was in elementary ...

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Elizabeth W. Gilbert-2/5/2014

BOONVILLE – Elizabeth (Walton) Gilbert, 92, formerly of the Korber Road, Barneveld, widow of Forrest D., passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Elwood W. Miller-2/5/2014

AVA - Elwood W. Miller, 94, a life resident of State Route 26, Town of Ava, and husband of Pauline, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Ted Egnaczyk Chosen 2014 Boonville Snow Festival Torchlight Parade Grand Marshal-1/29/2014

Thaddeus “Ted” Egnaczyk has been chosen as this year’s grand parade marshal in conjunction with the 8th annual Boonville Snow Festival, February 7-9.
Egnaczyk is a familiar face around Boonville. He was Boonville Town Judge for 29 years, being elected every four years, until his retirement, whic...

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Adirondack Cup Snowmobile Racing During 8th Annual Boonville Snow Festival-1/29/2014

The 8th Annual Boonville Snow Festival will kick off Friday afternoon, February 7, with an afternoon of “Test & Tune” at the Fairgrounds.
A new and exciting addition this year is “Friday Night Thunder” with racing under the lights after the snowmobile torchlight parade and Majestic fireworks dis...

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Hamlin Concludes World Cup Season With Best Finish in Two Years-1/29/2014

Kate Hansen earned a surprising gold medal for USA Luge on Saturday in the final World Cup of the 2013-14 season, while Remsen’s Erin Hamlin finished a season-best fourth in women’s singles.
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John E. Dragon-1/29/2014

BOONVILLE - John E. Dragon, 64, a longtime resident of Merry Hill Road, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
For a complete copy of this obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Plans Underway for 10th Annual Boonville Relay For Life; Kick-off Event to be Held February 12-1/29/2014

Plans are underway for the 10th Annual Boonville Relay For Life. The event will take place on May 30 and 31, 2014, at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
The planning committee is organizing the kick-off event, which will be held Wednesday, February 12, at the Hulbert House from 6-8 p.m. Anyone interest...

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Public Presentation on Proposed Renovations Project at ACS-1/29/2014

A public presentation on the Proposed Renovations Project at Adirondack Central School will be held Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium.
The vote for the proposed project will take place on Monday, February 10, from 12 to 8 p.m. at the Middle School in Room 111....

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James B. West-1/29/2014

GLENFIELD – James B. West, 81, of Blue Street, died Saturday morning, January 25, 2014 at his home, while under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Booonville Herald....

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Joan Frances (Bauer) Wittwer-1/29/2014

STILLWATER, OK - Joan Frances (Bauer) Wittwer, 73, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home in the loving care of her family.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Irving B. Hawes-1/29/2014

AVA - Irving B. Hawes, 69, of State Rt. 26, husband of Mary, passed away at his residence while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Christine P. Davis-1/29/2014

BOONVILLE - Christine (Post) Davis, 64, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Albany Medical Center, after a long illness.
For a complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Host Families Needed for Adirondack Trail Blazers; Informational Meeting Schedulued February 5-1/29/2014

This year, approximately 25 young men will move to the Boonville area during the summer to play for the Adirondack Trail Blazers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. From June 1 through August 1, these young, aspiring ballplayers hone their baseball skills by playing 44 games in 51 days. ...

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Joe Kelly 1.22.14-1/22/2014

The “I Love NY” campaign is focusing on New York’s incredible wealth of history. Better late than never.
Gov. Cuomo wants New Yorkers to visit, and spend money, in our own state.
One of the things the state has done is to launch a website, “Path Through History.” I like the phrase they use o...

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Scientists Brave Old Man Winter to Dig Out Secrets of Lake-Effect Snow on Tug Hill and Other Areas-1/22/2014

Following the significant amount of snow that fell along Lake Ontario in December and January, researchers from various colleges and institutions have been collecting data to study the inner workings of lake-effect snowstorms.
For more information on this story, please pick up a copy of the Boon...

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Erin Hamlin Looks Forward to Third Olympics-1/22/2014

During a World Cup luge event in Oberhof, Germany, two weeks ago, Erin Hamlin said she made mistakes during a sub-par run.
She finished 10th, then breathed a sigh of relief. “Nothing was as smooth as I would have liked,” she said in an interview with USA Luge on January 11.
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Irving B. Hawes-1/22/2014

AVA - Irving B. Hawes, 69, of State Route 26, husband of Mary, passed away at his residence while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 19, 2014....

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ACS Wrestlers Join “100 Win Club”-1/22/2014

Adirondack Central School wrestlers Ryan O’Rourke, left, (113/120 pounds) and Joe Hennessey (152/160 pounds), both sophomores, reached the “100 Win Club” during the past week. Ryan, son of Tom and Edie O’Rourke, Boonville, reached the milestone at the Ichabod Crane Duals on Saturday, January 18, an...

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ACS Wrestlers Join “100 Win Club”-1/22/2014

Adirondack Central School wrestlers Ryan O’Rourke, left, (113/120 pounds) and Joe Hennessey (152/160 pounds), both sophomores, reached the “100 Win Club” during the past week. Ryan, son of Tom and Edie O’Rourke, Boonville, reached the milestone at the Ichabod Crane Duals on Saturday, January 18, an...

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Lester L. Snyder-1/22/2014

CONSTABLEVILLE - Lester L. Snyder, 83, a longtime resident of North Main Street, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, after a long illness. Since January 3, 2014, Mr. Snyder had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Kenneth C. Eipp-1/22/2014

Kenneth C. Eipp, 86, of New Woodstock, New York, and formerly of LaFayette, New York, and also of Woodgate, New York, died on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Crouse Community Center.
For a copy of the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Luella M. Vollmar-1/22/2014

BOONVILLE - Luella M. Yager Vollmar, 80, affectionately known as “Peggy,” widow of Frederick D. and longtime resident of the Miller Woods Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of t...

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America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2014-1/15/2014

In celebration of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2014, volunteers, Board members, High 5 Club members, team captains, heart survivors and corporate donors came together to kick-off this year’s event with the annual media kick-off and news conference at Masonic Care Community in Utica.
Amer...

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Petitions Available for Open Village Seats-1/15/2014

Petitions are now available at the Boonville Village Offices for the upcoming Village Election, which will be held Tuesday, March 18, from 12-9 p.m.
The open vacancies to be filled at the Village Election are as follows: Village Trustee, two-year term currently held by Lisa Bellinger; Village T...

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Lost Trail Snowmobile Club Celebrates 45 Years-1/15/2014

On Saturday, January 11, the Lost Trail Snowmobile Club, Inc. held a 45th anniversary (1969-2014) celebration at Charlie Brown’s Bistro Too, Jackson Hill Road, Boonville. Charlie Brown, owner of the former Charlie Brown’s Bistro, was one of the original members as were many other residents of Boonvi...

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David Casler Slade-1/15/2014

David Casler Slade, 61, of Bowie, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013 surrounded by his family....

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Boonville Snow Festival Snow Sculpture Contest-1/15/2014

In conjunction with the Boonville Snow Festival, the Dodge-Pratt-Northam Art and Community Center is sponsoring a Snow Sculpture Contest featuring $500 in prizes.
For more information, visit boonvillesnowfestival.com under events. The Snow Festival is scheduled February 7, 8 and 9.
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T. Matthew Donnelly-1/15/2014

MECHANICVILLE – T. Matthew Donnelly, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at his home after a long illness, while under the devoted care of his wife, Karen, and Community Hospice of Saratoga. For a complete copy of this obituary please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Reverend Richard R. Thompson-1/15/2014

Reverend Richard R. Thompson, who served as priest at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, from the fall of 1977 until the summer of 1991, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in Florida.
For a copy of the complete obituary please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 1.15.14-1/15/2014

Onboard Southwest flight 3088 - We are just west of Salisbury, North Carolina.
It is too cloudy to see the town, but I know it‘s down there.
I remember visiting Salisbury years ago. Stopped for dinner at the Blackhawk - I think that was the name - ordered a beer with my meal. The waitress s...

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Joe Kelly 1.8.14-1/8/2014

Question: The most often made New Year’s resolution?

Answer: To lose weight.

Alas, Forbes magazine says less than 10 percent of us keep our resolutions, which, of course, are nothing more than promises to ourselves.

I probably shouldn’t make 2014 resolutions since I’m stil...

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Valerie M. Yousey-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Valerie M. Yousey, 52, of Hoffert Road, passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 after a short illness....

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Percy A. Sullivan-1/8/2014

PORT LEYDEN - Percy A. Sullivan, 76, a longtime resident of South Elm Street and husband of Irma, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Stanley K. Lisowski-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Stanley K. Lisowski, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Bernard L. Lallier-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Bernard L. Lallier, 82, of Ford Street, husband of Lorene, passed away at his residence after a heroic battle with cancer on Friday, December 27, 2013, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Dale R. Kent-1/8/2014

BOONVILLE - Dale R. Kent, 65, of Main Street passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at his home after a long illness....

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Mary Theresa Hunt-1/8/2014

BRANTINGHAM - Mary Theresa (Middlemiller) (Korber) Hunt, 97, died peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, on Thursday, January 2, 2014....

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Harold A. Begent-1/8/2014

GALLATIN, TN/ALDER CREEK, NY - Harold A. Begent, 82, passed away in Gallatin, TN, on Thursday, December 19, 2013....

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John Edwin Burrow-1/8/2014

LYONS FALLS – John Edwin Burrow, 87, son of the late Joe Ernest and Gladys Talcott Burrow, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Governor Cuomo Launches Ad Campaign to Promote Snowmobiling in New York-1/8/2014

On Monday, December 30, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Lowville to launch “I Snowmobile NY,” the first part of a print, television, radio and digital, nationwide, $4.5 million winter tourism campaign aimed at promoting snowmobiling, skiing, and other recreational activities in Upstate New Yor...

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Proposed Capital Project Vote at ACS-1/8/2014

The residents of Adirondack Central School District will vote on a Capital Project on Monday, February 10, 2014, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Adirondack Middle School.
For the complete story please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Record-Breaking Snowmobile Event-1/8/2014

OSCEOLA – On February 1, the Osceola Snowmobile Club will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most snowmobiles on a trail ride. The current record is 820 snowmobiles. Help them break this record. Sign-up starts at 9 a.m. and the ride will begin at noon. The entry donation is $10 p...

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J. Claude Lecours-12/25/2013

J. Claude Lecours, of Old Forge, passed away at Sunset Nursing Home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 after a long illness....

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Bernard F. Kulpa-12/25/2013

BOONVILLE - Bernard F. Kulpa, 76, of the East Road passed away at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility on Tuesday, December 17, 2013....

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Local Airman Helps Keep U.S. Air Force Planes Flying-12/25/2013

Sr. Airman Michael Haig, Constableville, is in the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Shop in Southeast Asia. The shop personnel are responsible for maintaining the equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure and air pressure to each aircraft. For ...

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SNOW FESTIVAL “SNOW BLEACHERS”-12/25/2013

After last week’s lake-effect storms, there was plenty of snow to clean up and deliver to the Boonville Fairgrounds for the upcoming Boonville Snow Festival races. Pictured at right is a load of snow being dumped on Wednesday, December 1, which will be used to make “Snow Bleachers.” The Boonville Sn...

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Boilermaker Signs Contract to Sell Building, Plans-12/25/2013

UTICA - The Boilermaker Building, that also houses the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, has a sale pending. The building, located on 114 Genesee Street, will be acquired by Hillcrest Real Estate Holdings LLC.
The Boilermaker has a signed purchase offer for the R.J. Nudo Building located a...

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ACS Announces Recruitment and Registration for 2014-2015 School Year-12/25/2013

The Adirondack Central School District has started recruitment and registration for Universal pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.
Universal pre-kindergarten is open to all children residing in the school district who will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2014...

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Joe Kelly 12.18.13-12/18/2013

Last Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica College’s men’s hockey team played against the United States National Under 18 Team.

It was a great game, assuming you are a Utica College fan. U.C. won.

The first thing I noticed about Team USA is that although they are...

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Joyce C. Brindisi-12/18/2013

BOONVILLE - Joyce C. Brindisi, 52, of James Street, retired Educational Administrator at Upstate Cerebral Palsy, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital with her lifelong partner Kathy holding her hand.
For the complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonvi...

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Kathie A. Schleicher-12/18/2013

BOONVILLE - Kathie A. (Pritchard) Schleicher, 62, of State Route 46, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by the loving care of her family, after a long and heroic battle with cancer.
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George S. Lewis-12/18/2013

TOWN OF STEUBEN - George S. Lewis, 83, born on March 5, 1930 died from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on December 14, 2013.
For a complete copy of his obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joan Frances Buckingham Hamlin-12/18/2013

REMSEN - Joan F. Hamlin, 75, of Remsen, NY, formerly of Ocala, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 9, 2013.
For a complete copy of the obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Richard J. Bellinger-12/18/2013

BOONVILLE - Richard J. Bellinger, 56, of South Street, well-known Boonville area musician, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, December 15, 2013.
For his complete obituary, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Locals Hope to Decide Future of Hawkinsville Dam-12/18/2013

On December 9, a group of concerned citizens gathered at the Town of Boonville monthly board meeting to discuss the future of the Hawkinsville Dam. Nobody wants to see the Black River in Hawkinsville change, so they’ve decided to work together to influence the outcome of the dam.
For the comple...

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Let It Snow...Let It Snow...Let It Snow-12/18/2013

After last week’s snowstorms, there’s no doubt that there will be a white Christmas in Boonville and other North County areas. Lake-effect storms on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning and Thursday evening/Friday morning dumped over four feet of snow in some locations, and caused white-out driving con...

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Joe Kelly 12.11.13-12/11/2013

She did it. Our own Erin Hamlin is going to the Winter Olympics - again. She qualified this past Saturday night at a race in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Mrs. Mary F. Bauer-12/11/2013

BOONVILLE - Mrs. Mary F. (Muha) Bauer, 96, a longtime resident of Golden Road, widow of Stuart W., passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Erin Hamlin Secures Third Olympic Berth-12/11/2013

On Saturday night, De-cember 7, Remsen native Erin Hamlin finished fifth in a World Cup luge race to secure her third Olympic berth.
Hamlin, 27, is now a three-time Olympian. The 2009 world champion finished 12th in Torino and 16th in Vancouver. She is the second USA Luger to clinch a spot in So...

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Joe Kelly 12.4.13-12/4/2013

Truth be told, I’ve never been too interested in luge, a sport that involves getting on a small sled and flying down a twisting track made of ice at speeds faster than I drive my vehicle.

Unlike my vehicle, however, there are no seatbelts on a luge. Now that I think about it, there’s no sea...

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Robert B. Moon-12/4/2013

BOONVILLE - Robert Browning Moon, 86, of Boonville, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013....

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Charles Gallo-12/4/2013

CAMDEN - Charles Gallo, 90, Preston Hill Road, husband of Lila, and a former resident of Gallo Road, West Leyden, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since September 2013....

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Donald F. Young Sr.-12/4/2013

BOONVILLE - Donald F. Young Sr., 87, of Post Street, a native and lifelong resident of Boonville and husband of Mabel, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 while surrounded by the loving care of his family and Hospice....

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Lynn A. Tousley-12/4/2013

BOONVILLE - Lynn A. Tousley, 80, of Pine Lane, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Luigi’s in Boonville Hosts Free Thanksgiving Dinner Once Again-12/4/2013

For the fourth consecutive year, Luigi’s Pizzeria, Water Street, Boonville, made a lot of people happy with a delicious dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Patrick (Pat) Lindsay and wife Carmen offered dinner to “any and all” out of the goodness of their heart.
Pat said he just wants to give back to t...

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Local Artist Connie Smith’s Ornament to be Placed on State Christmas Tree at the Capitol-12/4/2013

A contest to participate in the first all-county effort to create original ornaments for the official New York State Christmas tree at the Capitol in Albany was instituted by the Central New York Arts organization in cooperation with the New York State Office of General Services. All 62 New York Sta...

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Snowmobile Shootout 2013 to be Held in Woodgate December 13-12/4/2013

WOODGATE – “American Snowmobiler” magazine’s annual Shootout trials are scheduled for Friday, December 13, at the White Otter Fish & Game Club grounds, 10914 Woodgate Road, Woodgate. For more on this years event, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald...

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Joe Kelly 11.27.13-11/27/2013

Art Linkletter famously said, “Kids say the darndest things.” I say, “Adults ask the darndest things.”

Over the years I’ve answered letters from runners wondering whether they were in good enough shape to run the Boilermaker, from history buffs wanting to know how their streets got named, f...

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Kyle M. Brown-11/27/2013

TURIN - Kyle M. Brown, 23, of the East Road, Collinsville, passed away on Monday, November, 18, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, from injuries resulting from a construction accident in Pulaski on November 18.
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Karen E. Williams-11/27/2013

BOONVILLE - Karen E. Williams, 68, of Woodgate Drive, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care....

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Beverly J. Bourgeois-11/27/2013

LOWVILLE – Beverly J. Bourgeois, 80, formerly of Domser Road, Talcottville, died on Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Brenda J. Bourgeois, where she was under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice....

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“Small Business Saturday” in Boonville November 30“Small Business Saturday” in Boonville November 30-11/27/2013

Boonville will transform itself into a “Christmas Village” this Saturday, November 30. The Little Village Park, as well as Main Street in downtown Boonville will be “decked out” for the holiday season. For more information on this years events please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly 11.20.13-11/20/2013

On the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, the place many people will gather to pay respects is, of course, Arlington National Cemetery.

Many people at President Kennedy’s grave is nothing new. His grave has the distinction of being the most visited site at Arlington, whi...

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Winfield Ray-11/20/2013

REMSEN - Winfield Ray, 85, of Main Street, Remsen, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013....

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Harold S. Gran-11/20/2013

REMSEN – Harold S. Gran, 86, formerly of the Welsh District Road, Remsen, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Sunset Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since July....

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Paul A. Mungo-11/20/2013

ARIZONA/BOONVILLE, NY - Paul Anthony Mungo of Mesa, AZ, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, after a brief illness....

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Brian K. Platt Sr.-11/20/2013

ROME - Brian K. Platt Sr. 50, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at Oneida City Hospital....

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Barbara A. Shue-11/20/2013

SHERRILL - Barbara A. Shue, age 89, of East Hamilton Avenue, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, November 12, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family....

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Daniel W. Hall-11/20/2013

BOONVILLE - Daniel W. Hall, 48, of Eastern Rock Road, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 16, 2013 following an automobile accident on Route 46, Boonville....

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Beatrice Carmen Roberts-11/20/2013

BOONVILLE – Beatrice Carmen Roberts, 91, formerly of Kortenaer Village Apartments, passed away peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, November 12, 2013....

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Marilyn L. Wood-11/20/2013

BOONVILLE - Marilyn L. (Webster) Wood, 67, of Academy Street, formerly of Alder Creek, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a brief illness....

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Special Coverage: Remembering President John F. Kennedy-11/20/2013

The following stories (printed in part) appeared on Page 1 of the November 28, 1963 issue of the Boonville Herald:

The President Dies…

America lost a great national figure last Friday. The President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated.
Why should such a tr...

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Frederick Morgan Returns to ACS as Interim Superintendent-11/20/2013

At the regular meeting of the Adirondack Central School Board of Education held on Tuesday, November 12, the Board appointed Frederick Morgan as interim superintendent effective November 13. Morgan is a familiar face to the District as he served as Superintendent from 2005 until his retirement in 20...

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ACS Swim Team Fares Well at Sectionals-11/20/2013

The Adirondack Central School varsity swim sectional team, Shannon Lee, Shawna Lee, Jade Mason, Makenzie Fay, Amanda Goodwin, Alexis LaQuay, Makenna Burr and Kayleigh Sins, finished in seventh place on Friday, November 8, in Skaneateles. Every girl finished with their personal best times and the tea...

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Joe Kelly 11.13.13-11/13/2013

Arthur Lynch, who lives in Woodgate, was talking to me the other day. He said he was 80, soon to be 81.

“I still feel like a teenager,” he said, “and sometimes I even act like one.”

I have three hopes:

Number 1. To make it to Arthur Lynch’s age.

Number 2. To feel...

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Marjorie B. Warcup-11/13/2013

WESTERNVILLE - Marjorie B. (Brownell) Warcup, 94, of Stokes Road, affectionately known as Marge, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital after a short illness....

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Charles John Broadbent-11/13/2013

FORESTPORT - Charles John Broadbent, 11 pounds, 8-3/4 ounces, 21 inches long, affectionately called “Little C.J.” by his family, joined the Angels at birth on Monday, November 4, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Gladys E. Pritchard-11/13/2013

LEE CENTER – Gladys E. Pritchard, 90, of Sulphur Springs Road passed away November 6, 2013 at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany surrounded by her family....

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Future of Hawkinsville Dam in Question-11/13/2013

In the not-so-far-off future, the Hawkinsville Dam may look different. In fact, it might not be there at all, according to the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District.
This possibility was brought to light last week after several residents along the Black River’s Hawkinsville Dam “impoundme...

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Joe Kelly Col. 11.6.13-11/6/2013

Veterans Day is around the corner, which makes me think of those who served, which makes me think of Arlington National Cemetery, which makes me think of Audie Murphy, which makes me think of Ruth Cronk Ciecierski, which makes me think of her husband Zigmunt.

Actually, I thought of Audie Mu...

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Joseph Vrubel-11/6/2013

TURIN - Joseph Vrubel, 93, of East Main Street, Turin, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, October 31, 2013....

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Harry Erlo Capron-11/6/2013

BOONVILLE - Harry Erlo Capron, 92, of Boonville, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 2, surrounded by family.
He was the son of Erlo Barnes Capron and Susie Clark Capron. He was born in Boonville on July 5, 1921....

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Viola H. Walker-11/6/2013

WOODGATE - Viola H. Walker, age 104, formerly of State Route 28, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since June 2006....

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Carl H. Fenton-11/6/2013

GLENFIELD – Carl H. Fenton, 80, of Otter Creek Road, died on Monday afternoon, October 28, 2013, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where he had resided since July 2011....

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Beverly M. Bronson-11/6/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Beverly M. Bronson, 78, of Ammon Road, widow of James, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her residence....

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Leon Ivan Bowen Jr.-11/6/2013

BOONVILLE - Leon Ivan Bowen Jr., 80, of Stuckie Road, husband of Wanda, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness....

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ACS Students Compete at NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Held at Buffalo Bills Football Game-11/6/2013

Isabella Kranbuhl Wins First Place; Kassidy Rogers Takes Second

This past weekend, two local girls and one guest were among a special group hosted by the NFL at the Buffalo Bills’ home football game.

For more on these two girls, please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Local Olympian Erin Hamlin Named Ambassador for Campaign-11/6/2013

REMSEN - Local Olympian Erin Hamlin of Remsen is getting involved in a national fund-raising campaign. Last week, Citi, a leading global bank, announced that they are donating $500,000 to the U.S. Olympic Committee in order to benefit the future of Team USA, and also announced that Hamlin has been n...

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Wish Upon A Star “Angels” Needed-11/6/2013

The Wish Upon a Star Christmas Gift Program will soon be underway. This year, sign-up will be one day only, on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This program is made possible to assist parents or legal guardians to receive gifts for their children. Only residents of the Adirondack Ce...

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Adirondack International Speedway Results-11/6/2013

The results from the race held at the Adirondack International Speedway on November 3 are as follows (first through last place listed respectively:
Sport Compacts: Billy Matteson, Amanda Defoe, Kathy Defoe and Tristan Baez.
Thunderstocks: Jon Williams, Dale Hickock, Dalton Rombough, Frank N...

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ACS Boys Cross-Country Team Finishes Second at Sectionals-11/6/2013

The Adirondack Central School boys’ cross-country team finished second to league rival Holland Patent last Saturday, November 2, in the Section III Class C race at Jamesville Beach. For more on the team please pick up a copy of this...

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Joe Kelly Col. 10/30/13-10/30/2013

Just so you know, I’ve been a hockey fan since the years when the Comets were the Clinton Comets and Clinton, NY was known as “the biggest little hockey town in the United States.” That was back in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Those long ago Comets were something to see. They were a powerhouse, a ch...

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Adelia E. LaPatra-10/30/2013

WOODGATE - Adelia E. (Crump) LaPatra, 86, of Bear Creek Road, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, October 21, 2013....

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Mrs. Anne M. Hartley-10/30/2013

BOONVILLE - Anne M. (Bourgeois) Hartley, 60, of Denley Road, wife of Darrell, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Dr. Clyde Corr-10/30/2013

Dr. Clyde Corr, DVM, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013....

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Robert J. Weiler-10/30/2013

LOCUST GROVE - Robert J. Weiler, 85, of State Route 12D, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Dunkin’ Donuts Coming to Boonville-10/30/2013

Dunkin’ Donuts, the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain serving more than five million customers per day at over 10,500 stores worldwide, soon will add Boonville, NY, to its list of locations. For more on this story please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald...

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Boonville Municipal Commission to Upgrade-10/30/2013

The Municipal Commission of Boonville is upgrading its West Street substation. Ken Stabb, Municipal Commission Superintendent, said, “Every 20 years or so, the Commission does a station upgrade to meet the growth and expansion of our system.”
The current expansion includes enlarging the West ...

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Christopher R. Foley-10/23/2013

WOODGATE - Christopher R. Foley, 56, of Woodgate, formerly of Rochester and Utica, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, after being stricken at his camp....

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Judith C. Alm-10/23/2013

BOONVILLE - Judith C. Alm, 74, of the West Leyden Road, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Christopher R. Foley-10/23/2013

WOODGATE - Christopher R. Foley, 56, of Woodgate, formerly of Rochester and Utica, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, after being stricken at his camp....

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Floyd G. Fey-10/23/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Mr. Floyd G. Fey, formerly of West Leyden, New York, and Long Beach, California, passed away following a long illness on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Syracuse....

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Joe Kelly 10.23.13-10/23/2013

Onboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Nearly 400 passengers are riding this train, number 1485. It is a fall Sunday. We are northerly bound - Utica to Thendara and back. It is a beautiful day to ride the train, but then what day isn’t a great day to be on a train.

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Local Singer on NBC's "The Voice" at Sangertown This Sunday-10/23/2013

Boonville Native and military veteram Shawn "Big Sexy" Smith will be in Sangertown's Center Court on October 27 from noon - 2 p.m. to talk with fans and sign autographs....

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Richard Spezzano-10/16/2013

BOONVILLE - Richard Spezzano, 61, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 10, 2013....

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Boonville Native Shawn Smith Sings Into the “Final Spot” on NBC’s “The Voice”-10/16/2013

If you were tuned in to the television singing competition, “The Voice,” last Monday evening, October 7, you were probably wondering, where is Boonville native Shawn Smith? It had been announced that Smith, who now resides in Utica, would be performing on the show, but nobody knew when or if Smith w...

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Adirondack International Speedway Rain Date October 19-10/16/2013

NEW BREMEN - Adirondack International Speedway (AIS) in New Bremen, which is home to the .5-miles asphalt oval owned and operated by Paul Lyndaker, will be flying their first green flag since their closure in 2009. The opening race that was scheduled for Sunday, October 6, was rained out and will ...

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Joe Kelly 10.16.13-10/16/2013

The other day yours truly went grocery shopping, something I rarely do. It was an interesting experience. I made a few mistakes.

Don’t get me wrong. I go to the market now and then, but those are quick trips to grab a couple of things. Usually, I don’t even get a shopping cart. I use one of...

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Ronald D. Dorn-10/16/2013

LYONS FALLS - Ronald D. Dorn, 77, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Paul J. Panik Sr.-10/16/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Paul J. Panik Sr., 73, of John Street, husband of Christine, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, while traveling to visit his nephew and his wife, Ben and Jenny Desmond, in Annapolis, MD....

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Terry Ross Rimiller-10/16/2013

ILLINOIS/CONSTABLEVILLE, NY - Terry Ross Rimiller of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Constableville, who was born on February 13, 1948, passed away tragically on Saturday, September 28, 2013, working at a job he loved....

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Joe Kelly Col. 10/9/13-10/9/2013

The telephone rang very early on Saturday morning. Nobody ever calls me that early with good news. And this wasn’t good.

John Isley had died. He was only 60.

John had his own advertising company and many of the ads he sold were for the Boonville Herald and The GRIFF. In fact, he ha...

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Gladys S. Leffingwell-10/9/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Gladys S. Leffingwell, 81, of East Main Street, died on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness....

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John B. Isley-10/9/2013

WOODGATE - John B. Isley, 60, of Route 28, lifelong resident of Woodgate, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica, after complications of heart disease. Mr. Isley was president of North Country Communications, an advertising firm that was well known for its over 40...

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Jerry F. Mashaw-10/9/2013

SACRAMENTO, CA - Jerry F. Mashaw, 71, a former resident of the Port Leyden area and husband of Sheryl, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael, California....

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Wanda Jean Boisvert-10/9/2013

LEE CENTER - Wanda Jean Boisvert, age 94, of Lee Center, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home....

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Constableville Playground Has New Fencing Compliments of “Lowe’s Heroes”-10/9/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE – Thanks to Lowe’s Home Improvement Store’s program, “Lowe’s Heroes,” a new fence adorns the playground equipment located near the pavilion in the Village of Constableville. For more on this story please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Joe Kelly Col. 10.5.13-10/2/2013

What I should have done was to keep a list of all the airplanes I’ve seen at Griffiss over the years. It would have been a long list, and the list would have gotten an interesting addition last week.

I do, however, have a good memory, at least when it comes to airplanes. Before sharing inf...

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Elaine J. Dexter-10/2/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Elaine J. (Carpenter) Dexter, 67, of West Main Street, wife of Lowell F., passed away after a long illness on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at her residence, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Helen V. Williamson-10/2/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Helen V. (Moshier) Williamson, 77, of West Street, wife of Milton J., passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family....

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Adirondack International Speedway Scheduled to Reopen October 6-10/2/2013

NEW BREMEN - Adirondack International Speedway (AIS) in New Bremen, which is home to the .5-miles asphalt oval owned and operated by Paul Lyndaker, will be flying their first green flag since their closure in 2009. The opening race will be Sunday, October 6, with $5 admission for adults and youth ...

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Boonville Farmers’ Market to Continue Inside Starting October 23-10/2/2013

When it was announced that the Boonville Farmers’ Market would extend the season for one additional week to Thursday, October 17, vendors and shoppers were happy. For more information please pick-up a copy of this weeks Boonville Herald....

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FORESTPORT TWIN BRIDGES RIBBON CUTTING-10/2/2013

TWIN BRIDGES’ RIBBON-CUTTING - Under crystal blue skies and a gentle breeze, the Town of Forestport celebrated the official opening and ribbon-cutting of the new Twin Bridges leading into downtown. Terry Larkin, center, cut the ribbon after a blessing by Father Sean O’Brien, right, pastor of Christ ...

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Joe Kelly Col. 9.25.13-9/25/2013

The quest to read a book a week during 2013 continues. So far, 40 have been read, which means I’m ahead of schedule, which means I’m neglecting other things so I can read more.

Anyway, two books are now in hand. One is fiction. The other is history.

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Cheryl Kaskela-9/25/2013

Cheryl Kaskela Kitterman, age 68, died on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at her home at Lake Elbo, Manhattan, Kansas....

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Joseph R. Sullivan-9/25/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Joseph R. Sullivan, 52, a native of Constableville, and lifelong resident of the West Road, passed away suddenly on Sat...

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Linda Moore-9/25/2013

Linda Moore, 60, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 19, 2013....

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Kyle L. Riesel-9/25/2013

LYONS FALLS - Kyle L. Riesel, 24, of Belmont Street, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in the Town of Watson....

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WORLD’S LARGEST CHEESECAKE-9/25/2013

Kraft Foods’ Philadelphia Cream Cheese facility in Lowville, with the assistance of 30 employees, began working Thursday afternoon, September 19, on the Guinness world record cheesecake. The crust, consisting of 360 pounds of butter and 550 pounds of ground graham crackers, was placed into the pan a...

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Lee Buick-GMC Named “Boonville Pride” Winner for September-9/25/2013

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce said it was pleased to choose Lee Buick-GMC Inc. as the “Boonville Pride” winner for September. For more information on this business please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts This Weekend-9/25/2013

REMSEN - The 34th annual Barn Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. The hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday....

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Boonville Fall Arts Festival-9/25/2013

The Boonville Fall Arts Festival is less than two weeks away. Mark your calendars for the big event, Saturday, October 5. Plan to spend the entire day in Boonville, because there will be so much to see and do. There’s something for the whole family.
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Daniel J. Riley-9/18/2013

MARTINSBURG - Daniel J. Riley, 57, of 5612 Francis St. and formerly of Port Leyden, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in St. Luke’s Health Care Center, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Joe Kelly Col. 9.18.13-9/18/2013

Yours truly will soon be riding Amtrak to New York City. A few thoughts and observations about Amtrak in general and taking the train to New York City in particular:

-- On the way to New York City, I try to sit on the right side of the train because I enjoy watching the Hudson River. There ...

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Mrs. Stella K. Doolen-9/11/2013

BOONVILLE - Stella (Karpinski) Doolen, 89, of East Road, passed away at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville, on Sunday, September 1, 2013....

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Mary A. Konkol-9/11/2013

LOWVILLE - Mary A. Konkol, 89, of 6574 River Road, died on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital....

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Joe Kelly 9.11.13-9/11/2013

If you are old enough, you can answer this:
Where were you on September 11, 2001?
It’s like when President Kennedy was assassinated.
Everybody remembers where they
were and what they were doing at the moment
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Lorraine Boyd-9/4/2013

Lorraine Boyd of Lyons Falls and formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died peacefully at Sunset Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 28, 2013....

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John Russell Poniktera-9/4/2013

REMSEN - John Russell Poniktera, 70, of Remsen, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, NY, while surrounded by his loving family. He fought a valiant fight against cancer, with the help of many excellent and caring VA doc...

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Joe Kelly Col. 9.4.13-9/4/2013

The Oneida County Historical Society has a Hall of Fame. This memorial Hall of Fame includes some of the most prominent people in Oneida County’s history, including Boonville’s own Walter D. Edmonds, a great writer.

This year, the following five will be added to the Hall of Fame: Frank Grue...

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A MOOSE WAS LOOSE AT LOWVILLE SCHOOL-9/4/2013

Lowville Police received a report of a mature male moose on Park Avenue at 6:27 a.m. Thursday. Police herded the moose out of the village with the assistance of Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies and State Police. Lowville resident Joanne Andre captured this photo of the moose running through the Lowvi...

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State Utility Association Honors Boonville Municipal Commission Employee Tom Lastowski-9/4/2013

During the 83rd annual NYS Municipal Electric Utilities Association (MEUA) Conference, held in Ellicottville, NY, MEUA President Marvin Wilcox an-nounced that Tom Lastowski of Boonville was the selection for this year’s D.B.H. Dalrymple Community Service Award. The award is named after David B.H. Da...

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Boonville Fall Arts Coming Soon-9/4/2013

The summer is still with us, but the leaves are showing a twinge of color. Colorful leaves and cool evenings are sure signs that the Boonville Fall Arts Festival will be coming soon. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5, for a fun day downtown. For more on this year's events please pick up a...

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Col. 8.28.13-8/28/2013

There are good things and not so good things about taking a vacation. I have just returned from a week’s vacation at the ocean. I have a list of the good and the not so good.

Good: The short drive to the ocean, knowing what is to come in the days ahead.
Not So Good: The long drive home ...

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Jeffrey A. Gamache-8/28/2013

BOONVILLE - Jeffrey A. Gamache, 66, of Reed Lane, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 20, 2013....

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Barry L. Hutchins-8/28/2013

BOONVILLE - Barry L. Hutchins, affectionately known as Bump, of Boon-ville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 20, 2013....

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Michael G. Henry-8/28/2013

BOONVILLE - Michael G. Henry, 53, of Main Street, husband of Michelle, passed away at his residence, while surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, August 24, 2013....

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Gerald M. Breen-8/28/2013

TEXAS - Gerald M. Breen passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas....

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DOT Chooses New Traffic Pattern;-8/28/2013

The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected a traffic alternative for its Safety Improvement Project in downtown Boonville. For those concerned about the impact of traffic changes on parking, the good news is that fewer parking spaces will be lost than initially anticipated. A...

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DiNapoli, NYBDC Announce $3.2 Million Loan to Nirvana Water-8/28/2013

On Wednesday, August 21, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and New York Business Development Corporation CEO Pat MacKrell announced a $3.2 million loan to Nirvana Water, located in Boonville. For more on this story please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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“Sandy’s Run” is Saturday, August 31-8/28/2013

The “Toe” Path Trekkers of Boonville will sponsor the Annual Sandy’s Run on Saturday, August 31, at 10 a.m. at the upper pavilion of Boonville’s Erwin Park. For more information on this event please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Agreement Results in Hubman’s Resignation at ACS; Interim Superintendent Hired-8/21/2013

The Adirondack Central School District and David Hubman have reached an agreement resulting in the resignation of Hubman from his position as the Superintendent of Schools effective August 14, 2013. For more on this story please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Donald H. Shue-8/21/2013

LYONS FALLS - Donald H. Shue, 93, formerly of Davis Bridge Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the Sunset Nursing Home....

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Jeanette T. Hillyer-8/21/2013

BOONVILLE - Jeanette T. Hillyer died on Sunday, August 11, 2013....

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Woodsmen’s Sets New Three-Day Attendance Record-8/21/2013

The New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days, held Aug-ust 16-18, at the Boonville Fairgrounds, was a huge success, and a new three-day attendance record was set. Phyllis W. White, executive coordinator of the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days, said there were 44,319 visitors this year, breaking last year’s rec...

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St. Patrick’s Church to Hold 165th Anniversary Celebration-8/14/2013

FORESTPORT - St Pat-rick’s Church, Forestport, one of the “Christ Our Hope” parishes, will celebrate 165 years of service to the Catholic community on Sunday, August 18, beginning with Mass at 11 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public, and will include a special program of Irish hymns and music pre...

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Thomas P. Fulmer-8/14/2013

FORESTPORT - Thomas P. Fulmer, 51, of Route 28, formerly of West Street, Boonville, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, after a short illness....

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Col. 8.14.13-8/14/2013

When it comes to words and having fun with them, Will Shortz is the man. Shortz is the crossword editor for the New York Times.

His puzzles have, for many years, entertained and frustrated people who enjoy playing with words. Shortz is on my mind because next month he will be the featured g...

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Jerry E. Howard-8/14/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Jerry E. Howard, 81, of North Street, died on Wednesday morning, August 7, 2013, at his home, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Louis C. Garbarino-8/14/2013

OLD FORGE - Louis C. Garbarino, 70, of Four Seasons Lane, husband of Anne, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Howard Paul Cutter-8/14/2013

CALIFORNIA – Howard Cutter, 87, of Redlands, California, formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013....

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Chester “Chet” S. Kwasniewski-8/14/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Chester “Chet” S. Kwasniewski, 88, of West Leyden, husband of Beverly Kwasniewski and decorated WWII Navy Veteran, passed away after heart surgery on Monday, August 5, 2013. At the time of his death, he was with his wife and family members....

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Constableville Playground Soon to be a Reality Thanks to “Lowes Heroes”-8/14/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE – When the Constableville Elementary School closed, the South Lewis Central School District promised the playground equipment to the village.
For more information on this story, please pickup a copy of the Boonville Herald....

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Homesteading Fair in Lowville September 6-7; New Location-8/14/2013

LOWVILLE – Homesteading may sound romantic, but to do well requires knowledge and the benefit of others’ experience. If you have ever wanted to cook with maple or grow mushrooms, harvest honey or stock a root cellar, make your house more energy efficient, or raise sheep, pigs, goats, cows or turkeys...

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2013 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Parade-8/14/2013

The New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days has announced that Kenneth A. Lyndaker of Lowville will serve as the Grand Marshal for the August 16-18, 2013 events. Woodsmen’s Executive Director Phyllis White said, "We are honored to have Mr. Lyndaker as our 2013 honorary grand parade marshal. His yea...

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Col. 8/7/13-8/7/2013

This past Sunday, just by chance, I was on Route 69 between Rome and Utica in the Town of Whitestown. Instead of just driving past the Oriskany Battlefield, as I usually do, I parked, walked around and thought about what happened at the battlefield during the first week in August in 1777.

T...

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Sara Lou Van Luven-8/7/2013

BOONVILLE – Sara Lou Van Luven, 73, widow of Kenneth B., a longtime resident of Main St., passed away after an extended illness, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Thomas W. Brown-8/7/2013

CASA GRANDE, AZ - Thomas W. Brown, 72, partner of Joanne for 43 years, passed away, July 31, 2013. Tom was born in Boonville on January 28, 1941 and graduated from Boonville School with the Class of 1959....

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Nancy B. Yauger-8/7/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Nancy B. Yauger, 78, of the Mud Lake Road passed away on August 2, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford....

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2013 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Parade Grand Marshal Kenneth A. Lyndaker-8/7/2013

The New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days has announced that Kenneth A. Lyndaker of Lowville will serve as the Grand Marshal for the August 16-18, 2013 events.

Lyndaker, the son of the late Paul H. and Catherine (Widrick) Lyndaker, was born on August 27, 1928 and has been logging since he w...

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Anne E. Maciejko-7/31/2013

LYONS FALLS - Anne E. Maciejko, 87, of Shibley Road, passed away on Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility....

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Gloria Newton Weiman-7/31/2013

INLET- Gloria Weiman, 88, a longtime resident of Limekiln Lake Road, wife of Howard J., passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2009....

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John J. Hrynuk-7/31/2013

WEST LEYDEN - John J. Hrynuk, 75, of Osceola Road, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at The Heritage Home of Utica, where he had resided since 2010....

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Col. for 7/31/13-7/31/2013

There is an anniversary this summer. No one is going to celebrate it, not even me. I’m going to point out the anniversary, however, if only to get it on the record. This summer marks my 15th year on television, hosting a weekly show and doing live events such as the Boilermaker, telethons and other ...

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New Event at 2013 Woodsmen’s Field Days: WWE Wrestlers-7/31/2013

A new attraction is being added to the 2013 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days in Boonville. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame and American legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan will be making appearances at the Woodsmen’s Field Days on Friday, August 16, and former WWE Women’s Champion and current Impact...

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Soldiers to be Honored, Public Invited to Visit Martinsburg’s Hogsback Cemetery-7/31/2013

MARTINSBURG - After three years of research, raising money, clearing brush, and unearthing history, work on the Hogsback Cemetery in Martinsburg is nearing completion, and it is ready to be unveiled to the public. The cemetery, which has graves that date back to the early 1800s, was Martinsburg’s fi...

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Col. for 7.24.13-7/24/2013

Heroes are on my mind. I know many, but today I’m thinking about two heroes in particular. Both happen to be doctors, but their professions have nothing to do with this.

Hero number 1: Dr. Manoj Vora, 52, a Lowville medical doctor who climbed Mount Everest at the end of May. He was thoughtf...

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Cynthia A. Cassell-7/24/2013

GLOVERSVILLE - Cynthia Ann (Beagle) Cassell, 72, widow of John A., passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville....

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John Henry Szyikowski-7/24/2013

BOONVILLE - John Henry Szyikowski (1951-2013), a native of Boonville and longtime resident of Albion, NY, passed to his eternal reward on Saturday, July 20, after a lengthy battle with cancer....

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George Koster-7/24/2013

CARTHAGE – George Koster, 68, of State Street, Carthage, died on July 8, 2013 at his cottage in Clayton. He was born on March 23, 1945 in Turin, NY, to Harold and Shirley Smith Koster. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., Carthage....

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Michael J. Huzzy-7/17/2013

LYONS FALLS - Michael J. Huzzy, 67, of Dock Street, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at SUNY Upstate Medical University, from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident....

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Charles F. Clover-7/17/2013

RUSSIA - Charles F. Clover, 75, of State Route 365, husband of Caroline, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 12, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse....

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Julie Charbonneau-7/17/2013

MARYLAND/BOONVILLE - Julie Charbonneau, 52, was a very strong and independent woman and with grace and dignity on Thursday, July 11, 2013, she lost a short and courageous battle with cancer....

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Main Street Fire Clean-up - “Hidden Rooms” Found Under Debris-7/17/2013

Clean-up of the debris at the corner of Main and Church streets began last week and it is almost complete. Julie Hutchins, owner of the apartment building destroyed by fire on March 28, said everything is “going good.” She was shocked though when the clean-up crew found five rooms behind a staircase...

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Headwaters Plaza Sold-7/17/2013

On Thursday, July 11, the Headwaters Plaza on Route 12, Boonville, changed hands. Cleve Lansing and his four family partners sold the Plaza, containing the new TOPS store, Kinney Drug Store, Aubuchon, Adirondack Eye Care, China Gourmet and Family Dollar, as well as the land that holds Community Ban...

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Boonville-Oneida Countyh Fair July 22-28-7/17/2013

For a complete listing of the weeks events, please pick up your copy of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair Guide in this weeks edition on the Boonville Herald....

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Col. for 7.17.13-7/17/2013

Thoughts, observations and comments about this year’s race from someone who has been around the Boilermaker since 1981:

It is easy to remember the date of the Boilermaker. It is always run on the second Sunday in July. This year the race was the latest it can ever be, July 14th. Next year t...

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Col. 7.10.13-7/10/2013

Linda Evans has been reading what I write since I started writing for newspapers. That was a long time ago.

Ms. Evans, who winters in Utica and summers on an Adirondack lake, has been a faithful correspondent for all these years.

Her latest missive is a list of questions, questio...

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Francis Bernard Palmer-7/10/2013

Francis Bernard Palmer of Guilford, CT, formerly of Westport, CT, and Constableville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at age 84....

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Lawrence A. Seeloff-7/10/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Lawrence A. Seeloff, 90, of 6823 McAlpine Street, Lyons Falls, and formerly of North Street, Port Leyden, died on Friday, July 5, 2013 in Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Joan A. Butler-7/10/2013

FORESTPORT – Joan A. Butler, 79, a longtime resident of Kirkland Road, widow of Robert W., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford....

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Dylan E. Burke-7/10/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Dylan E. Burke, 19, of Witzigman Road, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013....

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Marjorie Anna Karlen Regner-7/10/2013

Marjorie Anna Karlen Regner, 80, died peacefully at the home she shared with Karl Kirk, her loving companion of 15 years, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
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ELK STATUE ADORNS BOONVILLE ELKS LODGE --7/10/2013

ELK STATUE ADORNS BOONVILLE ELKS LODGE - On Sunday morning, July 7, members of the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158 put into place their new elk statue in front of their building on Route 12. The bronze-colored aluminum elk, weighing close to 900 pounds, was produced in Centennial, Colorado. Pictured with...

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Summer Tradition: Boonville Concert Band to Begin July 12-7/10/2013

Summer, full of traditional picnics, and activities has one more time-honored tradition: The Boonville Concert Band. Concert-goers bring their blankets and lawn chairs, claim their piece of the lawn in the Little Village Park, and prepare themselves for an hour of great music.
The first concer...

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MAIN STREET FIRE CLEAN-UP BEGINS --7/10/2013

MAIN STREET FIRE CLEAN-UP BEGINS - Clean-up began Monday morning, July 8, at the site on Main Street, Boonville, where two apartment buildings were destroyed by fire on March 28. After the fire, all that remained of the building at the corner of Main and Church streets, where the fire started, was a...

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Theodore T. Jaconski-7/3/2013

WESTMORELAND - Theodore T. Jaconski, 87, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 with his loving family at his side....

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ADIRONDACK TEAM BRINGS HOME THE GOLD --7/3/2013

These Adirondack High School students, pictured with their advisor, are members of the SkillsUSA Entrepreneurship team that “brought home the gold” at the SkillsUSA national competition in Kansas City, MO, last week. From left: Justine Lee, Gabby Henry, Katrina Fiorenza (advisor), Katie Lastowski, ...

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Jeffrey E. Scott-7/3/2013

Jeffrey E. Scott, 59, of North Vernon, Indiana, formerly of Boonville, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Jennings Healthcare Center in North Vernon....

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MUSEUM LOGGING EQUIPMENT SALVAGED FROM FIRE --7/3/2013

After the recent loss of artifacts and other items sustained by the Boonville-Black River Canal Museum, due to the fire in the storage building (former milk plant building) located behind Nice N Easy, museum workers salvaged burned pieces of logging equipment. Shown here are Eugene Graves, left, and...

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MAIN STREET FIRE CLEAN-UP-7/3/2013

Clean up of debris from the March 28 Main Street fire in Boonville is expected to begin Monday, July 8. Julie and Stan Hutchins, owners of the apartment building where the devastating fire started, have hired Dakota Environmental Services of Post Street, Boonville, to handle the clean up and disposa...

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Col. for 7.3.13-7/3/2013

In response to a column about duct tape, written by me last month, six e-mails and four real letters - snail mail - were received. The last time I got that much response to a column was when I wrote about -- well, on second thought, let’s not stir up that hornet’s nest.

Suffice it to say r...

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Todd R. Prime-7/3/2013

CAMDEN - Todd R. Prime, 28, of Penny Mix Road, husband of Heidi, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013....

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Joe Kelly Col. 6/26/13-6/26/2013

Every high school and college graduation has a commencement speaker. The job requires the speaker to give wise words of advice to the graduating class.

I’ve had this job three times, twice at high schools and once at a college. Although I’m not sure how wise the words, I was a success all t...

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Norris E. Battles-6/26/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Norris E. Battles, 62, of Lincoln Street passed away suddenly on June 21, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Edward A. Rybicky-6/26/2013

BOONVILLE - Edward A. Rybicky, 88, a lifelong resident of Fish Creek Road, West Leyden, passed away on June 21, 2013....

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South Lewis Accepts Purchase Offer for Constableville School-6/26/2013

At the Tuesday, June 18 meeting of the South Lewis Board of Education, the Board approved a purchase offer for the Constableville School from Matthew A. and Leticia A. Zehr of Martinsburg for $50,000....

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LOCAL SCHOOL GRADUATAIONS-6/26/2013

Please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald for complete graduate listings and photo coverage....

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July 1-3, 1863 The Way it Was!-6/26/2013

Standing at North Seminary Ridge on the grounds of the Gettysburg Battlefield, a visitor could never imagine in his or her mind’s eye what transpired there exactly one hundred fifty years ago. It was the location of the greatest destruction of any brigade in Robert E. Lee’s army during the battle. B...

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Fire Clean Up-6/26/2013

On June 20, crews began cleaning up the burnt remains of the building behind Nice ‘n Easy in Boonville that was destroyed by fire on February 25. The 100-year-old structure housed items owned by the Village of Boonville, the Black River Canal Museum, and the Boonville Farmers’ Market. The debris fro...

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Linda S. Pfendler-6/25/2013

BOONVILLE - Linda S. Pfendler, 59, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Sunday, June 16, 2013....

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Lorraine D. McCanney-6/25/2013

BOONVILLE - Lorraine D. (Hoffman) McCanney, 69, of Jackson Hill Road, widow of Donald, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, MA, after a long illness....

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Boonville Farmers’ Market Opens Thursday-6/19/2013

The Boonville Farmers’ Market will kick off their fourth season on Thursday, June 20. This year, the market has a new location, the Boonville Fairgrounds. Opening at noon with over 15 vendors, committee members say shoppers will see many of previous years’ vendors, such as Colwell’s Farm Market, Th...

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Timothy M. Griffin-6/19/2013

BOONVILLE - Timothy M. Griffin, 66, of State Route 12, husband of Patricia L., passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Syracuse Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, after a brief illness....

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“ADK Runners” Raise Over $1,500 at Remsen Relay For Life-6/19/2013

REMSEN - On Friday, June 7, 13 members from the Adirondack Central School cross-country and track teams, “ADK Runners,” traveled to Remsen on a rainy evening to participate in the Relay For Life. (for more on this story please pick up a copy of the Boonville Herald)...

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Col. for 6/19/13-6/19/2013

A friend of mine is off to Europe. I e-mailed him a good luck message.

I added a P.S. “Don’t forget the duct tape.”

He emailed me back: “Duct tape???”

I emailed him back.

“Yes, my friend, duct tape. I never travel without duct tape. Duct tape has many uses. It has...

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Dr. Vora Visits Boonville Herald En Route to Homecoming Gathering in Lowville-6/12/2013

Mountaineering physician Dr. Manoj Vora, who recently reached the summit of Mount Everest, was the guest of honor at an informal homecoming gathering in Lowville on Friday, June 7 (see photos on Page B-3). En route to Lowville, Dr. Vora and his family stopped by the Boonville Herald office to thank ...

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“Best of Boonville” Brings out the “Best”-6/12/2013

Boonville showed off its “best” on Saturday, June 8, for the annual “Best of Boonville” celebration. One of the highlights was the classic auto show held along Main Street. There were about 20 classic cars and trucks entered in the show. Shown at right is Wayne Kirk and wife Darlene with Wayne’s 196...

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Flag Day Ceremony-6/12/2013

The annual Flag Day observance by the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158 will be held on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the Little Village Park. Lodge officers will conduct the ceremony. Other participants will include the VFW and American Legion color guards, Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League, Gi...

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Adirondack Railway Preservation Society’s Input on Re-opening-6/12/2013

According to a press release from the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on June 6 that the State will initiate a public process to review the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the R...

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Column for 6.12.13-6/12/2013

Back in April of 2000, Karen Plunkett-Powell came on the television show I host. I know the date because she included it in the autograph she wrote in the book she gave me that day. Plunkett-Powell is the author of “Remembering Woolworth’s” and she was on the TV show back then to promote her book. <...

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Column for 6.5.13-6/5/2013

“You can’t climb a mountain by just looking at it.”

I’m not sure who wrote that, but I carry the quote around with me. That’s because I’m a procrastinator and procrastinators have to remind themselves that just looking at something or just thinking about something isn’t going to get the job...

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Boonville Relay For Life 2013 Raises Over $51,000-6/3/2013

Walking the first lap to begin the festivities at the Boonville Relay For Life on Friday evening, May 31, were the “Survivors.”
(Photo by Betty Haig)


By Betty Haig

Boonville’s 9th Annual Relay For Life was held Friday, May 31, through Saturday morning, June 1, at the Boon...

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Area Residents Invited to Dr. Vora’s Homecoming-6/3/2013

Dr. Manoj Vora holding the Boonville Herald newspaper at the summit of Mt. Everest.
(Submitted Photo)


LOWVILLE – Mountaineering physician Dr. Manoj Vora, who recently reached the summit of Mt. Everest, will be the guest of honor at an informal homecoming gathering on Friday, June 7...

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DOT Project Plans to Alter Streets, Address Safety Issues in Boonville-6/3/2013

By Carrie Zelazowski

Last month, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) held a meeting in Boonville to discuss its Safety Improvement Project for the village. Plans to change Main, Schuyler, and Post streets have been in the works since January 2013 and the DOT has released t...

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“Best of Boonville” Celebration is Saturday-6/3/2013

Boonville will show off its “best” this Saturday, June 8, for the “Best of Boonville” celebration. Bring the family and plan to spend the entire day.
Children will want to enter the drawing for a chance to win a Jesse James West Coast Chopper 20-inch Bicycle donated by Community Bank. Tickets a...

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Column for 5.29.13-5/29/2013

As the quest to read a book a week - every week - during 2013 continues, I must report that I am slightly behind. With 21 weeks gone in the year, 20 books have been read.

There is hope, though, of catching up during the long Memorial Day weekend, when there will be more time to read, and ma...

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Robert Joseph Mazza-5/29/2013

CLARK MILLS - Robert (Joe) Mazza, 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family....

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Dr. Vora Reaches Everest Summit; Now Eager to Come Home-5/27/2013

Lowville’s Dr. Manoj vora (right) with one of his team members, Da Ongchhu Bro, on the summit of Mt. Everest.
(Photo from Nurbu Sherpa Taktot’s Facebook)

By Judy Routson

LOWVILLE – Local internist Dr. Manoj Vora reached the top of the world’s highest mountain late Tuesday night...

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24-Year Track Record at ACS Crushed by 8th Grader-5/27/2013

Makenna Burr


Makenna Burr, an 8th grader at Adirondack Central School, broke two different modified track records within one week.
In 1989, Wendy Weber set a modified track record in the 800-meter run with two minutes 45 seconds (2:45). On Monday, May 20, at the League Invitationa...

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Good-Bye Big M, Hello Tops-5/27/2013

Later in the day on Thursday, the new “Tops” sign was placed on the front of the building.
(Photos by Betty Haig)

This past week the Boonville Big M in the Headwaters Plaza, Route 12, became Tops. On Wednesday, May 22, the Big M doors were closed during the evening and the conversion to...

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Public Encouraged to Attend Boonville’s Relay For Life-5/27/2013

The 9th Annual Relay For Life will be held rain or shine, Friday, May 31, through Saturday morning, June 1, at the Boonville Fairgrounds. There will be food, activities, drawings, raffles and much more for everyone.
Over 14 registered teams will work through the night to raise funds, awareness ...

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“Best of Boonville” is Saturday, June 8-5/27/2013

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Frontier Communications and Mark Cioni and Associates will present the “Best of Boonville” on Saturday, June 8.
For the third year in a row, an auction will be held at “Santa’s House” in the Little Village Park. This is a perfect opportunity for the publi...

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Column for 5.22.2013-5/22/2013

Many Boonville Herald readers are following Dr. Manoj Vora’s attempt to climb Mount Everest, the highest a man or woman can climb - at least in this world.

Those following the good doctor have good reason to do so. It is not everyday that someone climbs this world’s highest mountain. Even l...

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Michael H. Gibbons-5/22/2013

FORESTPORT - Michael H. Gibbons, 71, a native of Utica, husband of the late Sharon A., died on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Jeffrey J. Davis-5/22/2013

SOPERTON, GA - Jeffrey J. Davis, 68, husband of Donna, passed away at his residence on Monday, December 10, 2012....

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American Legion Decorates Veterans’ Graves for Memorial Day-5/21/2013

Placing new flags on veterans’ graves in the Boonville Cemetery on Sunday, May 19, are members of the Charles J. Love American Legion Post #406, from left: Alan Salmon, Rick Kaufman and Commander Dick LeClar.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

Every year, prior to Memorial Day, volunteers from the C...

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Dr. Vora Feeling “Fantastic;” Close To Summit-5/21/2013

By Judy Routson

LOWVILLE - Dr. Manoj Vora, local doctor of internal medicine, is nearing Mt. Everest’s summit; he could be atop the 29,035-foot mountain on Tuesday, May 21.
A Facebook post by Dr. Vora’s daughter Shamaa and his friend Tom Lizzio early Monday morning, May 20, stated, “We...

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WOUNDED WARRIORS GAME --5/21/2013

This photo was taken on Friday, May 10, at a very well attended softball game at Murnane field in Utica, held to support the Wounded Warriors program. The Warrior team is made up of 15 players, split between Army and Marine veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, all of whom have lost limbs. A...

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“Best of Boonville” is June 8-5/21/2013

The annual “Best of Boonville” is only two weeks away…Saturday, June 8.
“Boonville rolls out the red carpet to visitors to showcase our town,” said Bill Flack, president of the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our beautiful Village Park will be jam-packed with craft and other vendors, and t...

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Boonville Community Gardens-5/21/2013

aThe Boonville Community Gardens’ land dedication ceremony, membership drive, and work group sign-up will be held Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. All are welcome to join in the festivities.
The Boonville Community Gardens is located along the canal, adjacent to the former Farmer’s Market, behind Nic...

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Column for 5.15.13-5/15/2013

In 2015, a train will pass through Utica. The train will include a car that is a replica of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral car, which passed through Utica 150 years before.

Over the years I’ve written many columns about Lincoln, including a few about how he rode a train through Utica o...

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John Richard Hrim-5/15/2013

AVA - John Richard Hrim, age 74, of Ava, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Crouse Hospital with his family at his side....

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Verla R. Gibbs-5/15/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Verla Gibbs, 79, formerly of the Wild Cat Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Connie L. Nugent (Chwalek) Croop-5/15/2013

NEW HARTFORD - Connie Lou Croop, 75, of New Hartford, NY, and Surfside Village at Beverly Beach, FL, passed away on December 5, 2012 at the Stuart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, FL....

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Clarence M. Cutter-5/15/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Clarence M. “Butch” Cutter Jr., 72, of North Main Street, affectionately known as “Butch,” passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Kids Wish Network and New York Yankees Grant Special Wish for Boonville Boy with Cystic Fibrosis-5/14/2013

Bailey Carpenter with New York Yankees’ second-baseman Robinson Cano.
(Submitted Photo)


International children’s charity Kids Wish Network recently announced that 12-year-old Bailey Carpenter of Boonville had his dream of meeting the New York Yankees come true.
Thanks to the Ya...

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FORESTPORT’S TWIN BRIDGES --5/14/2013

Construction on the Twin Bridges in Forestport is progressing. Last week, the electric poles were relocated, a new pole was erected, and concrete was poured to create a new northern face wall and they were making forms for the south face wall. The project is expected to be completed by mid-July. See More


“Best of Boonville” Scheduled-5/14/2013

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8, as the “Best of Boonville” celebration returns. Bring the entire family and enjoy springtime in a small town.
There will be craft vendors, a classic car show, cycle show, vintage sled show, food vendors, entertainment and, of course, Boonville’s “famous...

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Local Veterans’ Graves to be Decorated May 19-5/14/2013

On Sunday, May 19, members of the Charles J. Love DSC American Legion Post #406, with assistance from the Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League Detachment #961, and Girl Scouts from Boon-ville will be plac...

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Local Deconstruction Project in Ava Draws National Support-5/14/2013

Materials from this home on Route 294, Ava, owned by the Oneida-Herkimer-Solid Waste Authority, previously owned by the Tim Fey family, will be used for Habitat for Humanity.

AVA - The recent partnership with Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Bo-nacci Architects and Oneida County Habit...

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Thomas A. Carpenter-5/8/2013

BEND, OREGON - Thomas Algier Carpenter, died in Bend, Oregon, on February 24, 2013, at the age of 94. His sons Sam and Stephen were at his bedside as he passed away peacefully three weeks after suffering complications from a fall....

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Peter J. Beadore Jr.-5/8/2013

ONEIDA - Peter J. Beadore Jr., 51, of Route 5, Oneida, formerly of Greig, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Emergency Room of Oneida Healthcare....

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Column for 5.8.13-5/8/2013

Yours truly attended the Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle Collectors show this past Sunday. I made two purchases, but neither were bottles.

I don’t collect bottles, at least not yet, but I do collect picture postcards and there were a few dealers selling those. I spent $6 for the two cards, w...

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“Paint the Town Purple”-5/6/2013

Boonville residents and business owners were invited to participate in the annual “Paint the Town Purple” on Wednesday, May 1. Held in conjunction with Boonville’s Relay For Life, the theme was “Mardi Gras For A Cure.” Shown above is one of the participating businesses, The Pub. (See photo of one o...

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Relay For Life Garage Sale-5/6/2013

The annual Relay For Life Garage Sale to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Kiwanis Building, located at the Boonville Fairgrounds. Those who wish to participate may rent a 10x10 space by donating $20 to the American Cancer Society. To ...

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Boonville Chamber of Commerce Raises $12,500 for Fire Victims-5/6/2013

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that $12,500 has been raised in their campaign to help the victims who lost their homes in the March 28 fire that destroyed two Main Street apartment buildings.
The Chamber said all funds are being split equally between the tenants. S...

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Boonville Big M is “Boonville Pride” Winner for May-5/6/2013

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen Boonville Big M as the “Boonville Pride” winner for May.
Boonville Big M was opened by the Bonisteel family in 1992 in the then newly completed Headwaters Plaza on Route 12. Since their opening, the ownership and management of the store have rec...

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Column for 5.1.13-5/1/2013

Jim Moran, the voice of Vernon Downs, was in his office on top of the grandstand at the track. This was just the other day and we were talking about Vernon Downs, “Home of the Miracle Mile.”

Actually, his office is a small stand up place that has room for two people if neither one of them a...

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Harold F. Mahaffy-5/1/2013

BOONVILLE - Harold F. “Hal” Mahaffy, 93, of the Moose River Road, the owner and operator of Mahaffy Insurance Agency, husband of the late Marline, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Doris Fitch-5/1/2013

BOONVILLE- Doris Fitch, 98, of Boonville passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013....

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C. James Jenks-5/1/2013

ROME - C. James Jenks, 86, of South James Street, formerly of Sylvan Beach, husband of Marguerite, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Muriel Kolasa-5/1/2013

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Muriel (Follette) Kolasa, 89, a recent resident of Hollywood, Florida, a former resident of Cooper City, FL, and the community of Rockledge, FL, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Memorial Regional Hospital, South, Hollywood, FL. For many years, Muriel and her late husb...

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Betty Kathleen Gamble-5/1/2013

LYONS FALLS - Betty Kathleen Gamble, 89, a former longtime resident of Washington Street, Copenhagen, and more recently of Cherry Street, Lyons Falls, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since November, 2008....

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Mrs. Helen R. Levensailor-5/1/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Helen R. Levensailor, 85, a longtime resident of River Road, widow of Charles L., passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville....

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Robert Franklin Anna-5/1/2013

DURHAM – Mr. Robert Franklin Anna, 66, died on Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013 at Duke University Hospital....

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Boonville Farmer’s Market Moves to Fairgrounds-4/29/2013

The Boonville Farmer’s Market has announced they will be moving the market to the Boonville Fairgrounds.
For the past three years, the market has been located along the canal behind Nice ’N Easy. A devastating fire in February destroyed the barn at the site, along with all the market’s equipmen...

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Fifth Annual Maurer Tournament to be Held May 4-4/29/2013

The fifth annual Tom Maurer Memorial Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 4. This community event will again be hosted by Adirondack High School’s softball program, with the varsity tournament taking place at the BYAA and the JV round-robin at Erwin Park.
The JV tournament will f...

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Forestport Elementary School Holds Contest to Select Name for New State Forest-4/29/2013

Pictured from left: Dylan Cabic, who tied for first place in the “Name the State Forest” conest, “Smokey Bear,” Joshua Guernsey, contest runner-up, “Woodsy Owl,” Phoenix Swasey, who tied for first, and Herkimer County forester Scott Healey.


FORESTPORT - The area’s newest state land par...

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Adirondack’s SkillsUSA Teams Bring Home the Gold-4/29/2013

Seventeen SkillsUSA members from Adirondack High School attended the NYS SkillsUSA Conference in Syracuse, April 24-26. Two teams brought home first-place medals, and qualified to compete in Kansas City, MO, at the National Skills USA Conference at the end of June. Congratulations to the “entreprene...

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Column for 4.24.13-4/24/2013

Serendipity is not a word I use often. In fact, I don’t remember ever using it in a newspaper column, something I’ve been producing daily and now weekly since the 1980s. I wanted to use “serendipity” in this column, but first I checked two dictionaries to make sure it was being used appropriately. <...

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John W. “Jack” Cady-4/24/2013

BOONVILLE - John W. Cady, 79, affectionately known as “Jack,” husband of Angela, owner of the former Angie’s Restaurant, Boon-ville, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a long illness....

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John E. Romeo-4/24/2013

LUTZ, FLORIDA - John E. Romeo, 42, of Lutz, Florida, a former resident of Boon-ville, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, North, in Lutz, Florida....

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Cindy Joan Mills, RN-4/24/2013

WESTERNVILLE - Cindy Joan Mills, R.N. 40, of River Road, wife of William J., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness....

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A Cold, Wet and Windy Earth Day Cleanup in Boonville-4/22/2013

Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were busy in Erwin Park during Boonville’s annual Earth Day clean-up on Saturday, April 20. Pictured from left: Riley Sadlowski, Jonathan Kornmeyer, Emma Hopler, Mackenzie Shaffer, Rachael Sadlowski, and Dalton Shaffer.
(Photos by Betty Haig)


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“Paint the Town Purple”-4/22/2013

All residents and businesses in Boonville are invited to participate in “Paint the Town Purple” on Wednesday, May 1. Decorate your home or business. Judging will be done Wednesday afternoon. The top three residents will receive a gift certificate and complimentary tickets to the NYS Woodsmen’s Fie...

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Dr. Vora Continues Everest Climb Without Teammates-4/22/2013

Dr. Monoj Vora, right, with the rest of the team at the Mount Everest Base Camp. Now, Dr. Vora is the only one from the team to continue the quest to reach Everest’s summit.
(Photo from Bryan Osoro’s blog: www.bryanosoro.com)

By Judy Routson

LOWVILLE – Mount Everest Base Camp (...

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BOONVILLE COMMUNITY GARDENS’ OPEN HOUSE --4/22/2013

With just about every weather element occurring on Saturday, April 20 (rain, snow, wind, sun, clouds and frigid temperatures), Ashley Fletcher, executive director of the Boonville Community Gardens, and other members of the Gardens Council, were on hand at the site, located behind Boonville Nice ’N ...

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Column for 4.17.13-4/17/2013

What you are reading is being written on Monday morning, April 15th. Many things are on my mind this Monday morning, April 15th. What follows are just four of them.

First off, today is tax day, the last day to file your tax return. When I was a young reporter, which I’ll admit was a long ti...

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Susan M. Nellenback-4/17/2013

TOWN OF LEYDEN - Susan M. Nellenback, 45, of State Route 12, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013....

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Open House Scheduled April 20 at Boonville Community Gardens-4/15/2013

Measuring the area of the Boonville Community Gardens are volunteers from left: Rachel Cross, Erin Peckham, and Jaeyln Brown. Also helping out, in the background, were Helen Kennison and Benjamin Kennison.
(Submitted Photo)


In conjunction with Earth Day, there will be an open house...

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Boonville Correspondent Jean Capron Retires from Boonville Herald-4/15/2013

By Betty Haig

In 1978, Jean Capron decided to apply for a part-time position when an opening occurred at the Herald. Her daughter, Marjorie Capron-Mahaffy, worked there and mentioned it to her mom.
Now, 35 years and thousands of column inches later, Jean is retiring – not because she...

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Autism Walk April 27 in Boonville-4/15/2013

On Saturday, April 27, Boonville VFW Post #5538 will be hosting the 6th Annual Autism Walk/Auction. The Post is located at 108 Park Avenue. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 11 a.m. For $25 in pledges you will receive a walk T-shirt; for $75 you will receive a t-shirt and a ro...

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“Toe” Path Trekkers Gear Up for Another Season-4/15/2013

The “Toe” Path Trekkers have scheduled their annual spring meeting for Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boonville village office building on Route 12.
The club will discuss upcoming events, review financial reports, and hold an election of officers.
Membership renewal and/or new memb...

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Column for 4.10.13-4/10/2013

This past Sunday, April 7th, was National Beer Day. I celebrated even without knowing it was a holiday.

That’s nothing new, though. I’ve long tried to do my small part to support the beer industry.

Why, a reasonably curious person might ask, is April 7th the day selected for Natio...

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Kaylee Rose Croniser-4/10/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Kaylee Rose Croniser, age 18, of Croniser Road, beloved daughter of Richard and Rose, passed away suddenly at her residence, after a sudden illness on Wednesday, April 3, 2013....

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David Walsh McGrath-4/10/2013

STUART, FL AND WEST LEYDEN, NY - David McGrath, 66, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart, FL, with his loving family by his side....

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Marjorie V. Phillips-4/10/2013

BATAVIA - Marjorie V. Phillips, 98, of Batavia and Alder Creek, NY, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Facility, in LeRoy....

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Mary Louise (Peterson) Morgan-4/10/2013

TURIN - Mary Louise (Peterson) Morgan, 95, of East Main Street, Turin, widow of Thomas S., passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville. Prior to entering the hospital, Mrs. Morgan had resided at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Hugh Malcom Trainor-4/10/2013

Hugh Malcom Trainor, formerly of West Leyden, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in East Palestine, Ohio...

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Forestport Twin Bridge Construction Contracts Completed-4/8/2013


FORESTPORT - The Forestport Town Board, meeting in special session on April 1, awarded construction bids for the “twin bridge” construction on River Street in the hamlet of Forestport to Bell Construction of Poland, NY.
Forestport Town Supervisor Bill Hasenauer signed the construction contr...

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Fire Victims Struggle to Find Homes, Recover From Loss-4/8/2013


This photo shows the pile of debris at the corner of Main and Church streets and the adjacent building at 179 Main Street that will most likely be torn down following the March 28 fire. Twenty-nine residents lost their homes, as well as their belongings, in the early morning blaze.
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Dr. Vora Progressing Toward Everest Peak-4/8/2013

Dr. Manoj Vora, second from right, and his team, with Mount Everest in the background.
( Photo courtesy of MountainTrip.com)

By Judy Routson

LOWVILLE – Things are going well for Dr. Manoj Vora, the local internist on his way to the top of Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest mounta...

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Fire Victims Receive Support From Community, Donations Still Needed-4/8/2013

By Carrie Zelazowski

Immediately after the March 28 fire that robbed 29 Boonville residents of their homes and belongings, the Boonville community came forth with an astounding amount of generosity. In the days after the fire, both monetary and non-monetary donations piled up. But some are ...

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Column for 4.3.13-4/3/2013

“Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.”

That’s what baseball great Hank Aaron once said about hitting. If anybody should know, Hank Aaron, one of the greatest hitters in history, should know. <...

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Elaine Anna-4/3/2013

Elaine Anna, 65, of Moravia, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with scleroderma....

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Richard F. Schaffner-4/3/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Richard F. Schaffner, 81, formerly of West Main Street, passed away after a long illness on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lewis County Residential Care Facility, Lowville.
He w...

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Harold F. Mahaffy-4/3/2013

BOONVILLE - Harold F. “Hal” Mahaffy, 93, of the Moose River Road, the owner and operator of Mahaffy Insurance Agency, husband of the late Marline, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Fire Devastates Historic Buildings on Main Street-4/1/2013

By Carrie Zelazowski

During a recent inspection, Julie Hutchins was told her apartment building had more smoke alarms than all the other buildings on Boonville’s Main Street combined. But that didn’t stop a fire from destroying the property she and her husband, Stan, have owned since 1996. ...

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American Hero: Memory of Fallen Forestport Soldier Lives On-4/1/2013

Pfc. Gregory Huxley

By Carrie Zelazowski

For some, last month’s 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War came and went with little recognition. But for one local family it came as a reminder that it was almost 10 years ago they lost their beloved son and brother.
On Ap...

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Training Partners Important for Mountaineering Doctor-4/1/2013

From left: Shamaa Vora, Dr. Manoj Vora, Thomas Lizzio, after reaching the peak of Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks on February 17, 2013.


By Judy Routson

LOWVILLE – When preparing for high-altitude climbing, intensive training is high on the list of priorities. Local moun...

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Michael J. Smith-3/27/2013

LOWVILLE - Michael J. Smith, 68, known by many as “Smitty,” went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Lewis County General Hospital....

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Eunice B. Sheu-3/27/2013

LYONS FALLS - Eunice B. Sheu, 88, widow of Charles J., passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Lewis Country General Hospital, Lowville....

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Harley R. Gleasman-3/27/2013

BOONVILLE - Harley R. Gleasman, 90, a longtime resident of Moose River Road, husband of the late Jean, passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 24, 2013, after a short illness, while under the loving care of his family and hospice....

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Helen Sprague-3/27/2013

Helen Sprague passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Moberly, MO....

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John M. Shanks-3/27/2013

FORESTPORT – John M. Shanks, 65, of Woodhull Road, husband of Bonnie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at home while under the care of his loving family and Hospice....

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Muriel Kolasa-3/27/2013

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Muriel (Follette) Kolasa, 89, a recent resident of Hollywood, Florida, a former resident of Cooper City, Florida, and the community of Rock Ledge, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Memorial Regional Hospital, South, Hollywood, Florida....

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Column for 3.27.13-3/27/2013

“If you want to be a writer,” a famous writer once wrote, “you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”

I know that quote well. I’ve used almost those exact words for many years when talking to s...

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Fire on Main Street In Boonville-3/27/2013

A fire broke out on the corner of Main and Church streets in Boonville around 2 a.m. on Thursday, March 28. For more photos of the fire visit our facebook page....

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Mountaineering Doctor Readying for Second Everest Climb-3/26/2013

By Judy Routson

LOWVILLE – Dr. Manoj Vora has packed his climbing gear – all 120 pounds of it. Another 25 pounds will go in his carry-on bag. He has checked and tested all his communication and tracking devices, the gadgets that will keep family and friends updated on his second quest to se...

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Constableville Elementary School for Sale-3/25/2013

Constableville Elementary School, located on 12.1 acres of land, was recently appraised for $75,000. The property is listed with Good Morning Realty.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

CONSTABLEVILLE – At their March 19 meeting, the South Lewis Central School Board of Education approved listing the ...

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Column for 3.20.13-3/20/2013

“Boonville has had more than its share of great writers,” someone said to me the other day, “present company excluded, of course.”

It did not escape my attention that we were the only two people left in the classroom, the site, until minutes before, of a lecture about writing.

“Of ...

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Joseph J. Belewich-3/20/2013

Joseph John Belewich, 91, of Clifton Park, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after a short illness....

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Local Physician Attempting Everest Peak for Second Time-3/18/2013

By Judy Routson

In May of 2010, local mountain-trekking physician Manoj Vora was only about a half-mile from the peak of Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest summit, when he decided to turn back, fearing for his safety. It wasn’t worth the risk, he decided. Disappointed by not reaching the summ...

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“Guys and Dolls” to be Presented This Week at ACS-3/18/2013

The musical “Guys and Dolls” will be presented at Adirondack High School this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 21, 22 and 23. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the musical are available in the high school office and will also be available at the door....

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Jessica Haig Holds on to State Rifle Title-3/18/2013

Jessica Haig, wearing her state medals, standing in front of her board with 17 centers, keeping her state title as New York State Air Rifle Champion.
(Submitted Photo)

TURIN - On March 2, three students from South Lewis Central School, Jessica Haig, Paul Csizmar and Grant Domagala, went...

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“Parent Night” March 25 at Adirondack Middle School-3/18/2013

The Middle School faculty and Parent-Teacher-Student Association at Adirondack Central School is hosting a “Parent Night” on Monday, March 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Adirondack Middle School library.
Parents are encouraged to attend this important meeting and learn about the new “Common Cor...

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Column for 3.13.13-3/13/2013

If your goal is to read one book a week, every week, for the entire year, you must constantly be on the lookout for new books, which is what I was doing in the St. Edward’s University bookstore on a recent visit to Austin, Texas.

There were many books to choose from, including “Truth Be Tol...

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Jane M. Clark-3/13/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Jane M. Clark, 41, of Mud Lake Road, wife of Joel, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice....

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Michael V. Honey Sr.-3/13/2013

BOONVILLE - Michael V. Honey Sr., 67, husband of Maggie, of Potato Hill Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 4, 2013....

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Mitchell Mathew Maichak-3/13/2013

Mitchell Mathew Maichak, who was born in Boonville, New York, on November 26, 1926, passed away in Oklahoma City on Thursday, February 21, 2013....

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Harold L. Moon-3/13/2013

FORESTPORT - Harold L. Moon, 93, a longtime resident of Woodhull Road, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 9, 2013....

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Agnes A. Krug-3/13/2013

LYONS FALLS – Agnes A. Krug, 100, of Franklin Street, widow of Stephen Krug, the longest living resident of the Village of Lyons Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital....

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At Your Service: Boonville Fire Department Looking for a Few Good Men and Women-3/11/2013

Each Thursday night, members of Boonville’s volunteer fire department get together at the fire hall to practice. Pictured, from left, are: Danielle Duda, junior firefighter; Jessica Williams, firefighter; Ron Duda, lieutenant; Rich Czajka, captain; Brandon Williams, firefighter; Jason Croniser, fire...

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Boonville Village Election-3/11/2013

The following incumbent candidates, all running unopposed, will be on the ballot for the March 19 Boonville Village Election: Mayor Michael Kramer and Trustees Chester Bandych and Judie Dellerba. The polls will be open from noon until 9 p.m. at the Village Offices, 13149 State Route 12, Boonville....

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Forestport Twin Bridges Project Moves Forward-3/11/2013


FORESTPORT – The Forestport Twin Bridges project is moving forward. The Town Board opened bids Friday, March 1, for the construction of two new bridges in the hamlet of Forestport.
Deputy Town Supervisor John Isley said there were eight contractors submitting bids ranging in price from $6...

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NYSDOT Reopens One Lane on Route 28 Bridge Over Route 12-3/11/2013

The New York State De-partment of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced the Route 28 bridge over Route 12 in Alder Creek has reopened to one lane with no load restrictions for traffic coming southbound on Route 12 heading north on State Route 28.
The bridge was closed on March 1 after it was s...

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Column for 3.6.13-3/6/2013

An e-mail from two former Boonville residents arrived the other day.

Charlotte and Stan Luczycki live in Tucson. They enjoy the Arizona sunshine, but they miss Boonville. They lived on Schuyler Street from 1978 through 1986. Their children attended Adirondack Central School.

Char...

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Joe “J K Satellite” Koenig-3/6/2013

ROME - Joseph M. Koenig, 61, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Thomas Algier Carpenter-3/6/2013

OREGON - Thomas Algier Carpenter died in Bend, Oregon on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the age of 94. He was surrounded by his sons as he passed away peacefully three weeks after suffering complications from a fall....

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Ruby A. Mazur-3/6/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Ruby A. Mazur, 86, of the Fish Creek Road, Constableville, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility....

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George H. Youngs Sr.-3/6/2013

BOONVILLE - George H. Youngs Sr., 88, a longtime resident of North Pfendler Road, husband of the late Nellie, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness....

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Louis Casamayou-3/6/2013

TURIN - Louis Casamayou, 67, of Swackhammer Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 while under the care of Lewis County Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Louis Casamayou-3/6/2013

TURIN - Louis Casamayou, 67, of Swackhammer Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 while under the care of Lewis County Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Frances E. Rowlands-3/6/2013

REMSEN-Frances (Casler) Rowlands, 91, formerly of Evans Road, widow of Edward H., passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, where she had resided since February 7, 2011....

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East Coast Snocross Held in Boonville-3/5/2013

The Boonville Snow Festival committee once again hosted East Coast Snocross (ECS) at the Boonville Fairgrounds this past weekend, March 2 and 3. Shown above is one of the competitors in action in front of the grandstand. Pictured at right is the 2013 Snocross Adirondack Cup winner, Derek Ellis of J...

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Relay For Life Kick-Off Meeting March 6-3/5/2013

A kick-off meeting for the 2013 Boonville Relay For Life will take place Wednesday, March 6, at the Hulbert House at 6 p.m.
This year’s Relay For Life, featuring a “Mardi Gras” theme, will be held Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1, at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
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America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk Raises $1,100,188-3/5/2013

This year, a special VIP area was set up in the Utica College gymnasium for all participants who raised $1,000 or more for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. The designated area was roped off and those eligible were welcome to stop by before, during or after the run/walk to relax and enjoy a bite ...

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Fire Destroys Storage Building and Contents, Including Historic Items-3/5/2013

A view showing the storage building after it was destroyed by fire.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

A fire on Monday evening, February 25, destroyed a 100-year-old building located behind Boonville’s Nice N Easy, as well as all of its contents, including items stored by the Village of Boonville, ...

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Community Garden in Boonville-3/5/2013

The Village of Boonville Board has approved a proposal for a community garden in Boonville.
The Boonville Community Garden will be sponsored through Wholesome Living, Inc. a new area not-for-profit organization that promotes healthy and sustainable practices.
The Garden Council has been pla...

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Column for 2.27.13-2/27/2013

In response to a recent offering that appeared in this column, which was a list of my pet peeves, Al Heywood, of Remsen, a conductor on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, along with others, including Linda Evans of Utica and George Capron of Boonville, gave me some of their pet peeves.

I will ...

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Betty J. Pfendler-2/27/2013

BOONVILLE - Betty J. Pfendler, 82, formerly of Jackson Hill Road, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Katherine Luther Residential Health Care Facility in Clinton, where she had resided since May 2011....

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Martha B. Pritchard-2/27/2013

AVA - Martha B. Pritchard, 90, of the West Ava Road, died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Column for 2.20.13-2/20/2013

As the quest to read a book a week during 2013 continues, I continue to be ahead of schedule. The past weekend helped.

Trains are good places to read, especially when the train is the Lake Shore Limited, train number 49, on its way north and then west from New York City. The Lake Shore leav...

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Paul E. Doser-2/20/2013

BOONVILLE - Paul E. Doser of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Marlene P., passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Frederick Bert McDougall-2/20/2013

PORT LEYDEN - Frederick Bert McDougall passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 due to multiple injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident that occurred on January 18, 2013....

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Three Adirondack Wildcat Wrestlers Headed to States-2/19/2013

From left: Ryan O'Rourke (106 pounds), Tyler Spann (152 pounds) and Derek Spann (99 pounds).
(Submitted Photo)


Section III Champion Derek Spann of Adirondack Central School (ACS) will have some very familiar company when he heads to the state wrestling tournament in the state’s cap...

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ACS Skiers Qualify for State Meet-2/19/2013

Connor Hrynuk and Meghann Tanner.
(Submitted Photo)

Connor Hrynuk and Meghann Tanner, members of the Adirondack Central School (ACS) ski team, will be competing in the New York State Championship meet at Bristol Mountain on Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26.
Connor, a 10th grad...

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Boonville Fourth Grader Wins Preferred Mutual Insurance Company’s “Healthy Hearts” Poster Contest-2/19/2013

The American Heart Association presented the 13th annual Kids Walk on Sunday, February 10, at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Jorgensen Athletic Center in Utica.
The walk included a one-mile indoor walk, heart healthy activities, an interactive health and education expo, music, and food samp...

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Circus Scheduled at ACS-2/19/2013

The Adirondack Central School (ACS) National Junior Honor Society members are once again sponsoring Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus on Wednesday, February 27, in the Adirondack High School gymnasium. There will be two show times: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
You may purchase pre-sale tickets for either...

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Column for 2.13.13-2/13/2013

This line from “Don’t Worry Baby,” an old Beach Boy song, comes to my mind:

“Well it’s been building up inside of me

For oh I don’t know how long...”

Well, it’s been building up inside of me, too. I don’t know for how long, but I do know what’s been building up inside of...

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Lenore B. Hoch-2/13/2013

FLORIDA - Lenore B. Hoch, 83, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2013 at McGraw Center Community Hospice....

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Platt Brings Home Vintage Adirondack Cup…Again! Roy-lalonde Beats Out Villeneuve for Pro Cup-2/12/2013

Ed Stabb, president of the Northern New York Vintage Snowsled Racers, left, with two-time Vintage Adirondack Cup winner, Mike Platt of Boonville.
(Photo by George Capron)

Felipe Roy-lalonde, Adirondack Cup champion from the Eastern Pro Tour Circuit.
(Photo by George Capron)
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Remsen’s Erin Hamlin Places Fifth in World Cup Luge Race-2/12/2013

By Pat Malin

Nothing was going to dampen Erin Hamlin’s long-awaited homecoming to Lake Placid. Even though she hit an unexpected bump during her World Cup luge run at blustery Mt. Van Hoevenberg on Friday, February 8, she couldn’t help but flash a big grin as she came off the track.
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Adirondack’s Derek Spann Wins Section III Title-2/12/2013

Adirondack Central School crowned its newest “mat king” on Saturday night, February 9, at Onondaga Community College, in the tiny but tough person of 99-pound Derek Spann. The Wildcat freshman (41-1) became the 11th wrestler since Brian Shoemaker to win a Section III title. Spann will be headed to t...

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Column for 2.06.13-2/6/2013

Let’s talk about books in general and my reading list in particular. A few people, including three who are trying to do the same thing, have asked about my quest to read a book a week during 2013.

Some of their questions:

Q. How do you find time to read a book a week?

A. I...

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Emily Ann Adams-2/6/2013

BOONVILLE – Emily Ann Adams, 78, of Lansing Place, died on Sunday evening, January 27, 2013, with her loving family at her side, at the Lewis County General Hospital where she was a patient since December. Emily was formerly of the Moose River Road, Port Leyden....

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Dorothy W. Mudge-2/6/2013

WESTERNVILLE - Dorothy (Watson) Mudge, 87, a longtime resident of Main Street, widow of Millard W., passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, while surrounded by the loving care of her family, at the home of her son, John, on River Road, in Rome....

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Wind, Rain and Raging Rapids Followed by Lake Effect Snow-2/5/2013

The weather the past couple of weeks has gone from frigid cold, to very warm, back to cold. Following sub-zero temperatures the last part of January, the North Country saw 50-plus degrees on Wednesday, January 30, with most areas having bare ground again. The fast-melting snow caused flash flooding,...

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Celebrity Snowmobile Race at Boonville Snow Festival to Benefit American Cancer Society-2/5/2013

These are some of the “Outlaw” sleds that will be coming to Boonville this weekend.
(Submitted Photo)

Celebrity race car drivers Jimmy Phelps, Peter Britten and “00” Joe Gosek, along with Troyer Engineering owner Bill Colton will be racing snowmobiles at the Boonville Snow Festival on ...

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23rd Annual Cross Country Ski Challenge Held in Boonville-2/5/2013

The winners in the Cross Country Ski Challenge, from left: In front, Connor Wallace, second-place one-mile; Bryar Croniser, first place one-mile; and far right is Alli Morgan, first-place adaptive. Back row, Brandon Norton, first-place three-mile; Melissa Cole, first-place six-mile; Matthew Muller, ...

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Column for 1.30.13-1/30/2013

In recent days I’ve read “Lincoln on Leadership,” watched “Lincoln” the movie, and have started to read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” the book upon which the movie is based.

Based on those sources and others, I’ve come up with my “Top 10 L...

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David H. Taylor-1/30/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - David H. Taylor, 77, of James Street, husband of Elaine (Norton) Taylor, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since January 3, 2013....

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Doris Bartlett Stacy-1/30/2013

REMSEN - Doris Bartlett Stacy, beloved mother and grandmother, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Siegenthaler Center in New Hartford, New York....

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Reginald W. Ossont-1/30/2013

LYONS FALLS - Reginald W. Ossont, 58, of Franklin Street, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at his residence after a long illness, while surrounded by his loving family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Cross Country Ski Challenge in Boonville This Sunday-1/29/2013

The 23rd Annual Cross Country Ski Challenge will be held this Sunday, February 3, at the Boonville Search and Rescue Building on Route 12 to benefit Sitrin’s new adaptive ski program.
Participants have the option of skiing one mile, three miles, or six miles of trails marked and groomed by the B...

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Former Lowville Football Player Important Member of 49ers Super Bowl Team-1/29/2013

Lowville Academy and Central School graduate Steve Urbaniak, center, equipment manager for the San Francisco 49ers, walking next to 49ers’ safety, CJ Spillman #27.
(Photo courtesy of Urbaniak Studio)

By Carrie Gayne

You may not hear his name or recognize his face during Sunday’...

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Open Ice Skating February 3 on Boonville Racetrack-1/29/2013

The public is invited to ice skate on the ice oval at the Boonville Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 3, from 12-3 p.m. Boonville Kiwanis Club members will be offering hot chocolate and donuts. All are welcome.
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South Lewis Graduate Jason Sawyer Featured on Reality TV Show-1/29/2013

ason Sawyer, a 2007 graduate of South Lewis Central School, Turin, now living in Alaska, can be seen in a new reality TV show, “Wild West Alaska.”
(Submitted Photo)

A new reality TV show, “Wild West Alaska,” features a former local resident. Jason Sawyer, son of Lin and Scott Sawyer of ...

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Column for 1.23.13-1/23/2013

As the quest to read one book a week every week during 2013 continues, I am on schedule. The book now in hand is “Haunted Mohawk Valley” by Dennis Webster and Bernadette Peck.

The book is 105 pages and was published in 2011. The book highlights “historic haunted locations in the Mohawk Vall...

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John “JB” Bailey Jr.-1/23/2013

John “JB” Bailey Jr., 46, of Boonville, formerly of Lisle, NY, passed away after a brief illness on Fri...

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Donald R. Satterly-1/23/2013

BOONVILLE - Donald R. Satterly, 64, of East Road, affectionately known as “Bob,” husband of Linda A. (Kraeger) Satterly, a former resident of the Zimmer Road near Constableville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Beatrice E. Kelly-1/23/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Beatrice E. (Frank) Kelly, 97, widow of Gilbert L., a former longtime resident of James Street, Constableville, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since July 2010....

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Thomas M. Giannico-1/23/2013

BOONVILLE - Thomas M. Giannico, 31, of Ford Street, husband of Melisa, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19, 2013....

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Karl F. Farr-1/23/2013

ELLERSLIE, GEORGIA – Karl F. Farr, 62, a former resident of Port Leyden, NY, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving daughter and son-in-law, and three grand-puppies on Thursday, January 10, 2013, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer....

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Vintage Snowmobile Racing in Boonville This Saturday-1/22/2013

ICE OVAL PREPARATIONS - Volunteers have been busy preparing the ice oval race track at the Boonville Fairgrounds for upcoming races. Scheduled this Saturday, January 26, are the Northern New York Vintage Snow Sled Racers. Admission is $10. The racer gate opens at 7 a.m. with registration in the Kiwa...

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Change in Width Size of Boonville Herald-1/22/2013

This week there is a small change in the width size of the Boonville Herald. To be exact, the change entails 2 and 3/4 inches. The Herald, which has been an oversized broadsheet since 1852, is now a standard size broadsheet....

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Forestport Supervisor Signs Second Bridge Engineering Contract-1/22/2013

FORESTPORT – At the Forestport Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 16, Town Supervisor Bill Hasenauer signed a second contract with the Zangrilli Engineering Firm of Whitesboro to design two one-lane bridges on River Road in Forestport following a review by Syracuse Attorney Anthony Hanley. See More


Improvements Made to Snow Ridge “Terrain Park”-1/22/2013

By Katie Lamanna

TURIN – The Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin has recently improved their “Terrain Park.” While the park has been in use for approximately seven years, it has been greatly improved this year. The staff at Snow Ridge has put in a lot of effort to make the terrain park a better ...

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Back to Nature: Local Nonprofit to Host Event, Promote Healthy Lifestyles-1/22/2013


Ash Fletcher, pictured in the middle, shows participants in the first outing of the Wholesome Living Nature Club a picture of a mushroom they found in the woods. She is planning another Nature Club event to be held on March 9.
(Submitted photo)

By Carrie Gayne

If you’re a...

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Column for 1.16.13-1/16/2013

“So many books, so little time.”

I have a bookmark and a book bag with those words on it. I used to have a T-shirt with that saying, but I outgrew it - the shirt, that is, not the saying.

The great line of “so many books, so little time” came from Frank Zappa, the musician.
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Thelma B. Iseneker-1/16/2013

BOONVILLE - Thelma B. Iseneker, 77, a resident of Ann Street for many years, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville....

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May F. Hollis-1/16/2013

May F. Hollis, 89, of South Livonia Road in Livonia, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, NY. The late Reverend Albert J. and May Hollis were previously residents of Groveland Station and Boonville, NY....

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Loretta Hill-1/16/2013

REMSEN/BOONVILLE - Loretta Hill, formerly of Remsen and a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville since 2010, died unexpectedly on January 10, 2013 at St Luke’s Hospital....

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Charles E. Ammon-1/16/2013

WEST LEYDEN - Charles “Charlie” E. Ammon, 79, a lifelong resident of Ammon Road, husband of the late Edna, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Wallace S. Flint-1/16/2013

BOONVILLE – Wallace S. Flint, 84, affectionately known to many as “Wally,” passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 while under the care of his loving family and Hospice....

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Elizabeth (Betty) W. Conley-1/16/2013

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth (Betty) W. Conley, 85, formerly of Erwin Street, Boonville, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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U.S. Senator Schumer Announces Victory for Lewis County General Hospital-1/15/2013

Senator Charles Schumer visited Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville on Friday, January 11, to announce a major victory for the hospital. Pictured from left, standing behind Senator Schumer, are Lewis County Legislators Rick Lucas and John Boyd, and some LCGH staff, including Dr. James Stillerm...

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Land Purchased in Forestport To Become State Forest-1/15/2013

The area outlined in green is the property in Forestport that has been purchased by New York State for a new forest.

New York State purchased 518 acres of land in northern Oneida County which will become the area’s newest state forest, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation...

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Preparations Continue for Snowmobile Racing in Boonville-1/15/2013

Last week, the Village of Boonville Street Department cleaned snow from the streets and intersections, to make driving safer in the village. They delivered several truck loads of snow to the Boonville Fairgrounds to be used for snow bleachers and snowbanks along the racetrack in preparation for the ...

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Sitrin to Host 23rd Annual Cross Country Ski Challenge in Boonville-1/15/2013

Grab your skis and winter coats for Sitrin’s 23rd Annual Cross Country Ski Challenge to support Sitrin’s new adaptive ski program. The event will be held on Sunday, February 3, at the Boonville Search and Rescue Building on Route 12.
Bring your friends and family for an entertaining morning wi...

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Column for 1.9.13-1/9/2013

“Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us,” said Dwight Eisenhower, who ought to know since he was the general in charge of what happened on the French beaches at Normandy.

Andrew Higgins was a boat builder whose business was in New Orleans. Higgins and his company invented and bui...

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John (Jack) E. Washburn-1/9/2013

CAMDEN - John (Jack) E. Washburn, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Marie E. Kraeger-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Marie E. Kraeger, 95, of Boonville, formerly of Woodgate, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012....

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Heath B. Pritchard-1/9/2013

LEE CENTER - Heath B. Pritchard, 30, Doctor of Physical Therapy, of Sulphur Springs Road, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, while surrounded by his loving family, after a three-year heroic battle with cancer....

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Jane L. Dooley-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Jane L. Dooley, 81, of Jackson Hill Road, Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center....

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Jane J. Manning-1/9/2013

UTICA - Jane J. Manning, 65, of Utica, formerly of Lyons Falls, NY, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2012 at Faxton–St. Luke’s Health Care....

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Bridget Charney-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Bridget Charney, 93, formerly of South Street, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Claire H. Garnsey-1/9/2013

LYONS FALLS - Claire H. Garnsey, 85, of Gorham Street, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a long illness....

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Pauline M. Seelman-1/9/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Pauline M. (Getman) Seelman, 84, of James Street, formerly of Sweeney Road, Town of West Turin, widow of Norbert J., passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Elizabeth O. Benedict-1/9/2013

LOWVILLE – Elizabeth O. Benedict, 91, of Brookside Circle, died on Thursday evening, January 3, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital....

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Douglas F. Kranbuhl-1/9/2013

BOONVILLE - Douglas F. Kranbuhl, 46, of Hawkinsville Road, husband of Holly, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after a short illness....

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Mrs. Jeanne Marie O’Brien-1/9/2013

CONSTABLEVILLE - Jeanne Marie (Powell) O’Brien, 82, a longtime resident of West Main Street, widow of Stuart J., passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, where she had resided since December 2012....

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Mr. Alfred J. Williams-1/9/2013

REMSEN - Alfred J. Williams, 94, formerly of Old State Route 12, husband of the late Myra, passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 31, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided since 2008....

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Spann Becomes All-Time Wrestling Winner-1/8/2013


Adirondack Central School senior Tyler Spann, son of Ron and Denise Spann of Boonville, won his 162nd wrestling match at the Mountain Duals in Dolgeville on December 28 to become the “all-time wrestling winner” in school history. The previous record was 161 by Anthony Hildenbrandt several years...

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Boonville’s Ice Oval Heats Up After Snowmobile Racers’ “Test & Tune” This Past Weekend-1/8/2013

Shown at the “Test & Tune” held at the Boonville Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 5 is Tony Pettinelli, left, with the “Outlaw 600” snowmobile he designed and built, and race driver Gene Kotary of Rome. The “Outlaw 600” is a new class that will be featured at this year’s Boonville Snow Festival rac...

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Boonville Snow Festival Public Meeting January 15-1/8/2013

The Boonville Snow Festival will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Hulbert House in Boonville. Anyone interested in this year’s events is welcome to attend....

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Adirondack High School Students Help Sandy Hook Students-1/8/2013

Adirondack High School students found a way to help the students of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. After learning that the Connecticut Parent-Teacher-Student Association wanted to collect snowflakes to hang in the hallways of the new Sandy Hook school, Adirondack High School students...

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William Loren Ward-12/26/2012

OLD FORGE – William Loren Ward, 75, of Old Forge passed away December 13, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center after a long illness....

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Connie L. Nugent (Chwalek) Croop-12/26/2012

Connie Lou Croop, 75, of New Hartford, NY, and Surfside Village at Beverly Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Stuart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, FL....

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Emerson M. Wood-12/26/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Emerson M. Wood, 81, of North Pearl Street, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a short illness....

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Erma B. Seymour-12/26/2012

BOONVILLE - Erma B. Seymour, 94, a longtime resident of Feeder Street, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Mrs. Rose S. Earl-12/26/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Rose (Skorupa) Earl, 92, a resident of West Main Street since 1952, widow of Allen G., passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 20, 2012, while surrounded by her loving family....

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Column for 12.26.12-12/26/2012

In 1978, the year I started, reporters at the Observer-Dispatch in Utica worked on manual typewriters, including Royals and Underwoods. It was loud in the newsroom because you had to pound those keys.

When we wanted to “cut and paste” back then we really did cut and paste. On top of each re...

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Boonville Community Childcare Center to Open at Former Hand In Hand-12/20/2012

Pictured from left: In front, Kathy Lansing, Board member of Hand In Hand; John Kalpin, new president of the Boonville Community Childcare Center; and Danielle Trzcinski, administrator of Court Street Children’s Center in Utica. In back, Bill Flack, president of the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerc...

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Column for 12.19.12-12/19/2012

The new year is almost here. I look forward to January 1st. There are two reasons for this anticipation.

First, January 1st is a day off. We working folks don’t get enough days off. I enjoy every day off I can get, especially the first day of the new year. This is because, unlike some holid...

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Stephanie Meus Millick-12/19/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Stephanie Meus Millick, 98, widow of Michael Millick, passed away at her home at 7036 West Main Street on Monday afternoon, December 10, 2012 after a long illness.
She was born on Ja...

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Dorothy D. O’Brien-12/19/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Dorothy (Doody) O’Brien, 80, of the River Road, a longtime town historian and wife of the late Robert W., passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, after an illness....

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Thomas B. Stanley-12/19/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Thomas B. Stanley, 58, of Moose River Road, husband of Kim, passed away suddenly at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, on Friday, December 14, 2012....

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Stanley P. Gresack-12/19/2012

HOLLAND PATENT - Stanley P. Gresack, 92, of Holland Patent, died on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Rome Hospital....

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Boonville Herald Columnists Featured in New Book Authored by Former Port Leyden Resident-12/18/2012

Two popular columnists who write for the Boonville Herald are featured in the new book about the village of Port Leyden.
History columnist Ramona Salmon and George’s Tidbits columnist George Capron are featured in “Grown Up, Going Home-Reconnecting with Port Leyden,” authored by former resident ...

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BASKETBALLS AND VOLLEYBALLS ON LIGHT POLES --12/18/2012

If you have driven up Ford Street/Route 294, Boonville, you probably noticed the cut-outs of basketballs and volleyballs on the light poles. Each ball has a name and number of a player on this year’s Adirondack Central School varsity basketball and volleyball teams. For more information, read “From ...

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Boonville, County Move Forward to Address Concerns About Landfill Traffic-12/18/2012

By Carrie Gayne

On Tuesday, December 11, Village and Town of Boonville officials met with representatives from the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS) to discuss the next step in addressing traffic safety concerns regarding the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA)...

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SANTA VISITS CHILDREN IN PORT LEYDEN --12/18/2012

Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule on Sunday, December 16, to visit with children who attended the annual Christmas Party at the Port Leyden Fire House. This is the 50th Children’s Christmas Party hosted by the Port Leyden Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. Pictured from left: In front,...

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Column for 12.12.12-12/12/2012

The new year is almost here. I look forward to January 1st. There are two reasons for this anticipation.

First, January 1st is a day off. We working folks don’t get enough days off. I enjoy every day off I can get, especially the first day of the new year. This is because, unlike some holid...

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Patrice R. Gagnon-12/12/2012

FORESTPORT - Patrice R. Gagnon, 76, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, with his loving family at his side, after a long battle with diabetes and kidney disease....

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Katrina L. Hutchins-12/12/2012

LYONS FALLS – Katrina L. Hutchins, 56, of Cherry Street, formerly of Doug-las Street, Port Leyden, passed away at her residence on Thursday, De-cember 6, 2012....

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Audrey Kolasa-12/12/2012

BOONVILLE - Audrey (Mackey) Kolasa, 84, of West Street, wife of Edward, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Norma R. Yousey-12/5/2012

BOONVILLE - Norma R. Yousey, 72, of Hoffert Road passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at St. Luke’s Home, New Hartford, NY, after a long illness....

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David K. Webster Sr.-12/5/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - David K. Webster Sr., 61, of Highmarket Road, husband of Brenda, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012, at his residence....

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Tina Marie McCauley Weber-12/5/2012

FORESTPORT - Tina Marie McCauley Weber, 49, of Bellingertown Road, passed away at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, while surrounded...

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Column for 12.5.12-12/5/2012

There are things I like about Christmas and things I don’t like so much. I have two lists.

In no particular order, these are some of the things I like about Christmas:

—- Snow falling on Christmas Eve, especially when you are where you want to be for the night and there’s a fire go...

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“CHRISTMAS IN FORESTPORT ELECTRIC HORSE PARADE” --12/3/2012

The Forestport community celebrated the Christmas season with festive activities on Sunday, December 2, including a “Christmas in Forestport Electric Horse Parade.” Participants were “lit up” and decorated, and there were no motorized vehicles in the parade. As shown above, Santa Claus arrived by a ...

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Boonville Herald Christmas Holiday Schedule-12/3/2012

The staff at the Boonville Herald will be taking a break for the holidays. Our office will be closed Monday, December 24, through Tuesday, January 1.
The news and advertising deadline for the December 26 issue is Tuesday, December 18. That issue will go to print on Thursday, December 20, and wi...

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CHRISTMAS ON THE CANAL --12/3/2012

Many vendors had their items on display at the Boonville Black River Canal Museum during the 8th Annual Christmas on the Canal held Saturday, December 1. Board members of the Museum provided a table covered with baked goods. Pictured from left: Board members Eugene Graves Jr. of Hawkinsville and Dap...

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Snowmobile Shootout This Friday-12/3/2012

WOODGATE – “American Snowmobiler” magazine’s annual shootout trials are scheduled for Friday, December 7, at the White Otter Fish & Game Club grounds in Wood-gate. Held on the club’s quarter-mile drag strip, 2012 marks the 23rd year that these tests have been conducted.
Participating snowmobiles...

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SANTA CLAUS VISITS BURGER KING --12/3/2012

On Saturday, December 1, Santa paid a visit to the Boonville Burger King on Route 12 where he greeted one and all that stopped in for a snack. Santa was there from 8 to 11 a.m. and heard many Christmas wishes. Pictured at left are three young visitors, from left: Alexis Ball, Jordyn Platt and Abrian...

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BEIDC to Meet December 6-12/3/2012

On Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m., the Boon-ville Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (BEIDC) will meet at the Village of Boonville offices on Route 12. The purpose of the meeting is to present updates on the BEIDC sub-committees and to receive the results of the Syracuse University ...

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Carolyn Ann Christiansen-11/28/2012

BOONVILLE - Carolyn Ann Christiansen, 71, of West Sreet, a life resident of Boonville, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, after a brief illness....

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Column for 11.28.12-11/28/2012

People are talking about the new Abraham Lincoln movie, which they say is great, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, appropriately titled “Lincoln.”

Lincoln passed through Oneida County in 1861. I wrote about his short visit in a booklet published in 1982. Here’s some of that:

It was snowi...

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TIS THE SEASON --11/27/2012

After several days of above-normal temperatures and no snow on the ground, the Boonville area received its first big lake-effect snowfall this past weekend. On Monday morning, 7 inches of new snow was recorded at the Merry Hill Weather Station in Boonville. This photo was taken Monday morning on Cha...

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COACH BERNARD HONORED –-11/27/2012

Adirondack Central School Cross-Country Coach John Bernard was honored at the annual cross-country awards banquet held November 19 in the High School cafeteria with approximately 100 attending. On behalf of the Adirondack Booster Club, Joe Healt, left, presented Bernard with a plaque for “Excellence...

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Railroad Plan a Game Changer for the Region-11/27/2012

By John Isley

A meeting hosted by the Tug Hill Commission was held in Boonville on Tuesday, November 20, to discuss the economic impact the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS) and Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) LLC’s recent partnership and what impact that joint effort will have on...

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Boonville’s Annual Christmas Celebration-11/27/2012

Boonville’s Annual Christmas Celebration was held Saturday, November 24. Shown at is Santa turning the switch to light the Christmas Tree in the Village Park. Afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Claus visited with children inside Santa’s house in the Village Park. Santa will be at his home at various times thr...

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Snowmobile Shootout Scheduled in Woodgate-11/27/2012

WOODGATE – “American Snowmobiler” magazine’s annual shootout trials are scheduled for Friday, December 7, at the White Otter Fish & Game Club grounds in Woodgate. Held on the club’s quarter-mile drag strip, 2012 marks the 23rd year that these tests have been conducted.
Participating snowmobiles ...

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Enjoy “A Holiday Soiree” at the DPN on December 1-11/27/2012

The Dodge Pratt-Art and Community Center will be hosting a Holiday Soiree on Saturday, December 1. The schedule for the day is as follows:
10 to 11:30 a.m. - Christmas Ornament Decorating - Meg Brown will share her talents in decorating ornaments for the children to take home.
12 to 3 p.m. ...

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Robert John “Bob” Klossner-11/21/2012

Robert John “Bob” Klossner passed away suddenly on Friday, November 9, 2012, at his home in Mimbres, New Mexico....

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Julia A. Reile-11/21/2012

ROME - Julia A. Reile, age 96, of Rome, a former resident of Joslyn Road, Town of Remsen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at her residence....

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Column for 11.21.12-11/21/2012

The Erwin Park Covered Bridge in Boonville is a testament to what can happen when people work together. Work together they did back in 2005, which is when the bridge was dedicated.

“It’s a beautiful bridge,” many people said on the September dedication day. If yours truly didn’t say it out...

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CARBONE BUILDING “SOLD”-11/20/2012

- After being vacant for several years, the sale of the former Boonville Carbone auto dealership building is pending. Representatives from Carbone and Pavia Real Estate in New Hartford said they could not provide details because the sale of the property is not yet final. Carbone consolidated its Boo...

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Charlie Brown’s Too Now Open-11/20/2012


The staff standing behind the counter at Charlie Brown’s Too on opening day, Monday, November 19, includes, from left: Colby Lyons, Betty Fox, Marsha Brooks, Julie Stanbro, Jeff Brown, Jennifer Lane, and Kevin Fliss. Customers at the counter were Rick Smith, Tom Voswinkel (who also did a lot of...

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HERALD CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY-11/20/2012

A reminder, the Boonville Herald Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, and will resume regular hours on Monday, November 26. The deadline for the November 28 issue of the paper was Tuesday, November 20, at 4 p.m....

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Boonville’s Christmas Celebration is This Saturday, November 24-11/20/2012

A “Festival of Trees” auction will be part of Boonville’s Christmas Celebration festivities on Saturday, November 24. Shown above are some of the beautiful trees on display inside the Hulbert House.
(Photo by Dawn Pfendler)

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at you...

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Column for 11.14.12-11/14/2012

On page three of today’s Boonville Herald, in Ramona Salmon’s history column, are epitaphs she has come across during her research. I, too, am interested in epitaphs and have collected them for many years.

My collection started during a decades ago visit to Arlington National Cemetery. I wr...

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Column for 11.7.12-11/7/2012

One of the wonderful things about New Orleans - and there are many - are its interesting street names. Wandering the Crescent City the other day, notebook in hand, I wrote down names that attracted my attention.

New Orleans street names probably not to be found in too many other U.S. cities...

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Anthony J. “Tony” Bailey-11/7/2012

MALONE - Anthony J. “Tony” Bailey, 49, of Malone, NY, formerly of Boonville, passed away in Malone, unexpectedly on Monday, October 29, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident....

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George Henry Hurlbut Sr.-11/7/2012

REMSEN - George Henry Hurlbut Sr., 92, of Old Route 12, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital....

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Caboodles Child Care Center to Close-11/6/2012

LYONS FALLS - Caboodles Child Care Center, located on the Otis Technology property in Lyons Falls, informed parents on October 15 that it was ending operations the end of this year due to decreased enrollment and other factors.
Approximately 50 children are enrolled at the center, with 10 emplo...

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Two Local Veterans Tell Their Stories-11/6/2012

By Ramona Salmon

It is not very often that veterans talk about their service time. Two local veterans agreed to share their stories. They are Jim Williams of Ava and Jack Cotanch from Brantingham.
Jim Williams - Jim and Sheila Williams have been married for 35 years. They have four chi...

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15-POINT BUCK --11/6/2012

Brendan Gatley of Ava proudly holds on to the rack of a big 15-point, 195-pound buck he shot on Saturday afternoon, November 3, while hunting in the Ava area. Brendan has been an avid hunter since he was a teenager. On Saturday, he was in the right place at the right time, as this buck has been soug...

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Chamber Chooses Elks Lodge as “Boonville Pride” Winner for November-11/6/2012

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen the Boonville Elks Lodge as the “Boonville Pride” winner for November.
The Boonville Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #2158 was chartered on April 19, 1960. They currently have 800 members. The local Elks Lodge oversees various major proj...

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Column for 10.31.12-10/31/2012

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Patricia Kotary, RN-10/31/2012

BOONVILLE - Patricia (Conrad) Kotary, RN, 66, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness....

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Robert T. McLaughlin-10/31/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Robert T. McLaughlin, 95, of East Main Street, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 after a brief illness....

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Boonville Residents Share Thoughts During Focus Group-10/30/2012

These are the SU students who are a part of Hill Communications, a student-run public relations firm at the university. This group has agreed to assist the Village of Boonville in their Economic Development plans to help shape Boonville. Seated in front is Carleigh Roush. In back are from left: Acco...

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BEIDC Plans Steps to Improve Boonville-10/30/2012

Lisa Kaiding, left, Cindy Lee, center, and Liz Miller, participants in the Boonville Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (BEIDC), are working together to increase outdoor recreation in the Boonville area.
(Photo by Carrie Gayne)

By Carrie Gayne

On October 25, a gr...

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA - HOW “EMBEARASSING” --10/30/2012

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been receiving more than a few nuisance calls about bears in the Boonville area, including this bear who has been frequenting yards on Lovers Lane in Boonville. This black bear’s picture was taken by a motion detector camera on Lovers Lane on Oc...

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Adirondack Rail Lines Join Forces for Pullman Car Service from-10/30/2012

Adirondack Scenic Railroad passengers at the train station in Thendara.


By John Isley

OLD FORGE – The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society, which operates the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdin...

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Violet F. Earl-10/24/2012

HAWKINSVILLE - Violet F. Earl, a longtime resident of Millers Woods Road, widow of Charles Sr., passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since August 2012....

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Marie Mooney-10/24/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Marie (Kohl) Mooney, 94, a former resident of Moose River Road, widow of Carl, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2011....

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Eleatha May Rogers-10/24/2012

LYONSDALE - Eleatha May Rogers, 86, of Shibley Road, widow of Almon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 15, 2012....

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Eleanor D. Sullivan-10/24/2012

TALCOTTVILLE - Eleanor D. (Genter) Sullivan, 84, a longtime resident of Locust Grove and Talcottville, widow of Patrick J., passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since July 2012....

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Matthew F. Conway-10/24/2012

BOONVILLE -Matthew F. Conway, 67, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving wife, son and daughter-in-law, niece and sister-in-law on Friday, October 19, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer....

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Column for 10.24.12-10/24/2012

Movie theaters are on my mind because I was just in a grand old one: the Strand Theatere in Old Forge.

It was my first time in the Strand, which surprises me since I have been a frequent visitor to Old Forge for many years. I was in the Strand with a WUTR television crew to do something fo...

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40th Annual Adirondack Cross-Country Invitational to be Held Saturday, October 27-10/23/2012

The 40th Annual Adirondack Cross-Country Invitational will be held Saturday, October 27, at the Adirondack High School.
Thirty-eight schools with 1,100 junior high and high school runners are expected to participate. Adirondack, APW, Carthage, Gouverneur, Holland Patent, Ilion, Indian River, Jo...

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Elks to Host Annual “Haunted Trail”-10/23/2012

The Boonville Elks Lodge will be hosting its annual “Haunted Trail” and Drug Awareness Program on Saturday, October 27, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Route 12.
Along with the haunted trail, there will be K-9 demonstrations, games, a costume contest, and lots of fun. There is no charg...

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Local Group Aims to Revive Boonville Economy-10/23/2012

The Boonville Economic and Industrial Development Corporation hopes to meet with representatives from Ethan Allen to discuss the fate of the company’s vacant facility in the Village of Boonville. Ethan Allen closed its Boonville plant in 2004, putting over 260 people out of work.
Photo by Carri...

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“MOHAWK VALLEY LIVING” CREW IN BOONVILLE --10/23/2012

On Wednesday, October 17, the filming crew of “Mohawk Valley Living” television series was in the Boonville area filming a segment that aired on Sunday, October 21, and will air again on Sunday, October 28, on their Encore presentation. The show airs Sundays on WFXV 33 at 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. with ...

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William Shippers-10/17/2012

BOONVILLE - William Shippers, 91, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Thornton Avenue, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Peter W. Gydesen-10/17/2012

LYONS FALLS - Peter W. Gydesen, 98, of 4395 River Road died early Saturday morning, October 13, 2012 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where he had resided for 10 days....

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Francis J. Kirk-10/17/2012

BOONVILLE - Francis J. Kirk, 95, a former resident of State Route 46, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Column for 10.17.12-10/17/2012

Last Thursday found me onboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, along with a camera crew from WUTR-TV, going from Utica to Thendara. Most of our two hour trip north was spent in the baggage car, which is open for viewing and picture taking.

The train is heated, but the baggage car is not. I...

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October 18 is Final Day This Season for the Boonville Farmer’s Market-10/16/2012

By Rhonda Vigus

Thursday, October 18, is the last day of the Boonville Farmer’s Market for this season.
The autumn harvest is still plentiful and vendors have an abundance of great home-grown produce: cabbage, a variety of squash, carrots, celery, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, garlic, ev...

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Village of Boonville Okay; Outlying Areas Suffer From Water Woes-10/16/2012



One local couple has found a solution to their low water problems...by catching rain water (see story by Carrie Gayne on Page 2). In photo above, Jeremy Zelazowski, forefront, helps Dana Charbonneau, who is operating the crane, lower a 1,000-gallon cistern into the ground. The cistern is u...

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BOONVILLE CHURCH CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY-10/16/2012

- The Boonville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church used to occupy the building that the Boonville Herald now calls home, until 1968. In April of that year they moved into a new building where they are still located on the corner of Potato Hill Road and State Route 12. This church has been in B...

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Boonville Native and Nurse Practitioner Melissa Muha Happy to Provide Medical Care for Her Community-10/16/2012

Family Nurse Practitioner Melissa Muha, RN, FNP-BC, has joined the staff of Boonville Family Care and is accepting new patients.
Muha will be soon be joined by full-time family practice physician Elizabeth Lykling, MD, who will begin seeing patients on Thursday, November 1.
“Recruiting pri...

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Estelle Marie Crane-10/10/2012

NEW HARTFORD - Estelle Marie Crane, 96, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the St. Luke’s Home....

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Firman H. Decker Jr.-10/10/2012

BOONVILLE- Firman H. Decker Jr., 84, of Reed Lane, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Decker was bo...

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Robert C. Vicks-10/10/2012

BOONVILLE – Robert C. Vicks, 90, of Summit Street, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Auburn Nursing Home where he had resided for the past month...

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Edith A. Rocker-10/10/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Edith A. Rocker, 92, of 7166 Moose River Rd. died late Thursday night, October 4, 2012 in Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since September14, 2012....

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William J. Miller Sr.-10/10/2012

FORESTPORT - William J. Miller Sr., 90, of Cross Road, husband of the late Betty, passed away at the home of his son and daughter-in-law....

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Marion P. Avery-10/10/2012

ROCHESTER - Marion P. Avery, age 89, who was born on September 5, 1923 in White Plains, NY, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012 in Rochester, NY....

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Column for 10.10.12-10/10/2012

We were having a conversation, remembering back when we were kids in elementary school, which was a very long time ago.

“Remember that time we got caught by Miss Macucci passing notes?”

I could remember Miss Macucci, who was unforgettable, but I couldn’t remember getting caught pas...

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Historic Hulbert House Honored as “Boonville Pride” Winner for October-10/9/2012

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Boonville Pride Committee has named the Hulbert House as the “Boonville Pride” winner for October.
“The Hulbert House has been a mainstay in Boonville for 200 years,” said Chamber President Bill Flack. “From the time of its opening, the Hulbert House has ...

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181 Main Street is Newly Remodeled-10/9/2012

The entrance to the shops at 181 Main Street, Boonville, now has an inviting warmth to it, leading you to the new businesses in the building.

Joe Garnsey of Boonville has remodeled the building at 181 Main Street in Boonville and is introducing a number of new shops.
Garnsey said that ...

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Boonville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church to Hold Open House to Celebrate 100th Anniversary-10/9/2012

The Boonville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, corner of Route 12 and Potato Hill, Boonville, invites all to the church’s 100th anniversary open house on October 13 from 4-7 p.m.
(Submitted Photo)

In honor of its 100th year anniversary, the Boonville Christian and Missionary Al...

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BOONVILLE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL --10/9/2012

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fall Arts Festival on a wet and chilly Saturday, October 6. This year the outside vendor area was extended down Main Street. Shown above is a view in front of Community Bank early Saturday morning. Vendors were also located inside the Hulbert ...

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Column for 10.3.12-10/3/2012

Boonville was the site of last year’s “History Day in Oneida County.” This year’s event, the 6th annual, is Saturday, October 6th and is being held in the Town Hall, 5808 Stokes-Lee Center Road, Lee Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Historical societies in Oneida County have been invited to display their to...

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Mary J. Pemberton-10/3/2012

LANCASTER, MA- Mary J. Pemberton, 80, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012, after a brief illness....

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George E. Hutchins-10/3/2012

BOONVILLE - George E. Hutchins, 78, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Uitca, on Tuesday, September 25, 2012....

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Gordon L. Post-9/26/2012

LYONS FALLS - Gordon L. Post, 85, a native and longtime resident of Shibley Road, husband of the late Lois (Kirkbride) Post, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Janet R. Marmon-9/26/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Janet Rocker Marmon, 79, of 7026 West North Street, Port Leyden, NY, wife of David A. Marmon, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital while surrounded by loving family members....

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Column for 9.26.12-9/26/2012

You might not know Bill Carey’s name, but I bet you know his face and his voice. He has been doing news on radio and television for about 40 years in Syracuse. Reporting news is what Bill has done all his life.

These days he is on YNN. Before that he was on WHEN and WSYR radio, and WIXT an...

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Chili and Cookie Contests Part of Boonville Fall Arts Festival-9/25/2012

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Great American Chili Cook-Off and Big M Cookie Challenge in conjunction with the Boon-ville Arts Festival on Saturday, October 6. The contests will be held on Main Street. This is the day to “prove to the world that you are the best c...

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Forestport Voters Approve Referendum on Twin Bridges-9/25/2012

FORESTPORT - In a special election on Tuesday, September 18, For-estport residents approved a referendum allowing the town to purchase a bond for $650,000 to replace the 110-year-old twin bridges on River Road, which have been closed since 2009.
A total of 558 residents turned out to cast thei...

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“KEEPIN’ IT REAL” TOUR BUS --9/25/2012

Brian Fisher and the Fisher’s ATV World television crew have been taking its show on the road with their new “Keepin’ It Real” tour bus, shown above, during their visit to the Adirondack Tug Hill region this past weekend, September 22 and 23. While here, Fisher’s ATV World was filming trail riding...

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Mrs. Verna M. Sullivan-9/19/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Verna M. (Dale) Sullivan, 85, of West Road, widow of Edward F., passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at her residence while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Column for 9.19.12-9/19/2012

A book appeared on my desk the other day. The book, “Waterfalls of New York State,” was sent courtesy of Firefly Books. This is a great book for those who love waterfalls, which I do.

The book’s 239 pages are filled with full color pictures of about 100 waterfalls and information about how ...

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Column for 9.12.12-9/12/2012

On October 3rd, a Wednesday, several people will be honored by the Oneida County Historical Society at a dinner at Hart’s Hill Inn. All those at dinner will receive a program book in which there will be short articles about those being honored.

I just finished writing the tribute for Elaine...

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Peter P. Krywosa-9/12/2012

BOONVILLE - On Monday, September 3, 2012, Peter P. Krywosa, 99, of Brown Road, went to be with his loving wife, Helen Gorzalkowski Krywosa, when he passed away at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness....

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Shawn Michael Patrick O’Brien-9/12/2012

Shawn Michael Patrick O’Brien, 35, of Sandston, Virginia, passed away with his parents by his side on Saturday, August 29, 2012 at MCV Hospital in Richmond, VA, after a short illness....

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Eleanora Roscup-9/12/2012

REMSEN - Eleanora Roscup, 91, of Starr Hill Rd passed away at Heritage Home, Utica, on Sunday, September 2, 2012....

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Twin Bridges in Forestport Special Election September 18-9/11/2012


Registered voters in the Town of Forestport will vote during a special election on Tuesday, September 18. Voters will decide on a referendum to expend up to $650,000 to replace the 110-year-old twin bridges, shown above, on River Road in the Town of Forestport, which have been closed since 2009...

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33rd Annual Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts, September 22-23-9/11/2012

REMSEN - The 33rd annual Barn Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23. The hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
More than 250 juried arts and crafts’ vendors, as well as food booths, will line Main Str...

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37th Annual Flywheels and Pulleys-9/11/2012

Shown here is Eric Thompson, at the Flywheels and Pulleys in Constableville, with a 1950 Allis Chalmers Model WD tractor, which has been a project of the Lowville Academy Central School FFA over the past four years. Thompson was the supervisor of the tractor restoration project. Eric’s son started r...

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Special Meeting in Boonville-9/11/2012

There will be a special meeting on Wednesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at the Adirondack High School auditorium about Boonville’s future. The meeting will be facilitated by Village of Boonville Mayor Michael Kramer with a roundtable discussion. The meeting is open to the public....

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Pulls This Weekend at Boonville Fairgrounds-9/11/2012

There will be Lawn Tractor Pulls, Truck Pulls and Tractor Pulls this weekend at the Boonville Fairgrounds. Events will begin with the Lawn Tractor Pulls on Friday evening at 6 p.m. On Saturday, registration for the Trucks Pulls will get underway at 9 a.m., with the pulls starting at 11 a.m. On Sunda...

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Boonville Fall Arts Festival Scheduled-9/11/2012

The summer heat has cooled and the leaves are showing a twinge of color. Those are sure signs that the Boonville Fall Arts Festival will be coming soon. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 6.
“We’ve changed our design this year,” said Boonville Chamber of Commerce President Bill Flack. “T...

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Patricia A. Spencer-9/5/2012

ROME - Patricia A. Spencer, 69, a former resident of Post Street, Boonville, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 27, 2012, after a long illness. For many years before residing at Bethany Gardens in Rome, she was a resident of West Court Street in Rome....

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A. Merle Johnson-9/5/2012

VERMONT - The Johnson Family is saddened to announce the passing of A. Merle Johnson who died on Thursday, August 30, in Bennington, Vermont, after a brief illness....

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Column for 9.5.12-9/5/2012

Airports are fascinating places for a variety of reasons, including the fact that you never know who you will bump into. At airports over the years I’ve talked to or seen celebrities that include George H. Bush, Gerald Ford, Chubby Checker, Larry King, Dick Clark, Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, Spiro Ag...

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Changes in Downtown Boonville-9/4/2012

Mahaffy’s Barbershop building, built in the 1850s, located on Schuyler Street, Boonville, is going up for auction on Saturday, September 8.
(Photo by Betty Haig)


There has been a lot of talk around town recently about different businesses in Boonville, whether they are closing or n...

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Enjoy Annual Flywheels & Pulleys Show This Weekend in Constableville-9/4/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE – The 37th anniversary celebration of the Flywheels & Pulleys Club Old Time Gas and Steam Engine Show will take place September 7, 8 and 9, at their grounds on State Route 26, Constableville.
Along with antique displays and contests, the annual event features a large flea market,...

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Forestport Bridge Proposal Tax Rate Announced-9/4/2012

FORESTPORT - Registered voters in the Town of Forestport will vote during a special election on Tuesday, September 18, from noon to 8 p.m. on a referendum to expend up to $650,000 on a bond resolution adopted by the Forestport Town Board on June 20, 2012. Such passage will allow the sale of serial b...

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West Leyden’s Reimiller Dam Gets Facelift-9/4/2012

Work being done last week on the Reimiller Dam, over the Mohawk River, in West Leyden.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

By Betty Haig

WEST LEYDEN - Because of the need to fill their pumpers, the West Leyden Fire Department looked into having much needed repairs to what used to be called t...

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Column for 8.29.12-8/29/2012

Several things caught my attention while traveling in recent days, including a young boy at Yankee Stadium and benches on the boardwalk at Ocean City, Maryland.

At Yankee Stadium, I was sitting in an aisle seat, seven rows back from the right field fence. I was close enough to see Nick Swis...

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Suzanne Steup-8/29/2012

Suzanne Steup, age 88, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at The Pines Nursing Home....

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Roger E. Kent-8/29/2012

REMSEN - Roger E. Kent, 66, of Remsen, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side....

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Donald A. (Frog) Martin-8/29/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Donald A. (Frog) Martin, 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Woodsmen’s Field Days Selected “Boonville Pride” Winner for August-8/28/2012

The Rev. Frank Reed Memorial Building and Park, home of the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days’ office, located on Main Street, Boonville.
(Submitted Photo)

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the “Boonville Pride” Award for August to the Woodsmen’s Field Days.
Bill Flack, presid...

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Delta Dam’s 100th Anniversary Celebration A Great Success-8/28/2012

A plaque in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the completion of Delta Dam was unveiled at a dedication ceremony on Sunday, August 26. Pictured from left: NYS Canal Corporation Commissioner Brian Stratton; Town of Western Highway Superintendent Thomas Stevens, representing Western Supervisor...

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Postal Regulatory Commission Approves New Post Office Plan-8/28/2012

Following an announcement in May by the United States Postal Service to keep rural post offices open by reducing hours and removing postmasters, the Postal Regulatory Commission in Washington has been reviewing their plan. On Thursday, August 23, the Commission issued an advisory opinion on the new ...

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Adirondack Cross Country Team to Participate in the Annual Sandy’s Run-8/28/2012

The Adirondack Central School (ACS) cross country team will participate in the Seventh Annual Sandy’s Run (5K Run and Walk) on Saturday, September 1, in Boonville’s Erwin Park starting at 10 a.m. Registration for the 5K Race and 5K Walk will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the upper pavilion in Erwin Par...

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John A. Wawrzyniak-8/22/2012

TALCOTTVILLE - John A. Wawrzyniak, 87, of State Route 12D, husband of Lucy, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence, while under the loving care of his wife and family....

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Column for 8.22.12-8/22/2012

No column this week.
Check back 8.29.12 for the next column....

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Boonville’s Hand In Hand To Close-8/21/2012

Boonville’s Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center on Route 12 has announced its closing on August 31, 2012. The facility, which held an Open House on August 1, 2012, is now for sale or lease.
(Photo by Dawn Pfendler)

Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center, which has a staff of 15, is plann...

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7th Annual Old Forestport Days-8/21/2012

FORESTPORT - The 7th Annual Old Forestport Days will be held on Saturday, August 25, rain or shine. Old Forestport Days is a community event that celebrates the downtown part of Forestport and the town’s 142nd birthday.
The focus of the Festival is to provide food, fun and festivities to kids o...

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Delta Lake Dam Centennial Celebration to be Held-8/21/2012

ROME - A Delta Lake Dam Centennial Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rome Fish Hatchery, 8306 Fish Hatchery Road.
The public is encouraged to view the new hatchery visitor center and walk along the old Black River Canal towpath from the hatchery to t...

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86th Steuben Old Home Days-8/21/2012

STEUBEN – The 86th Steuben Old Home Days will be held on August 25 and 26. All events will take place at the Steuben Four Corners (Steuben Town Hall, Steuben United Methodist Church and Steuben Memorial).
Events get underway on Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be a refreshment stand with proceeds ...

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NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Breaks Attendance Record-8/21/2012


2012 NYS LUMBERJACK CHAMPIONS - The NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Men’s Open Championship Lumberjack contests were held on Sunday, August 19, at the Boonville Fairgrounds. This year’s first and second place winners are a father and son team from West Virginia. Pictured are first place winner, Matt...

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Benjamin E. Druck-8/15/2012

YORK, PA – Benjamin E. Druck, 93, York Township, died on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Manor Care Health Services, Dallastown, where he had been a resident since Friday, August 10....

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Rose May Williamson-8/15/2012

BOONVILLE - Rose May Williamson, 73, wife of Mike, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Karl James Zeigler-8/15/2012

ATTLEBORO, MA - Karl James Zeigler, 79, of Streeter Lane, Attleboro, MA, a retired heavy equipment operator, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro....

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Margie Barsh Venson-8/15/2012

FLORIDA - Margie Barsh Venson, beloved wife of David E. Venson (Palm Coast, Florida), mother of David Shawn Venson (Palm Coast, Florida) and Lana Venson Swygert (SC), beloved grandmother of Christopher Swygert (SC), lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Palm Coast, Florida....

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Column for 8.15.12-8/15/2012

If I could start my writing career over again, I’d get into horse racing. I’d be the writer who comes up with the names of racehorses. Racehorses have great names.

From my file of great racehorse names comes “Al Capony.” Get it? I also very much like “Hay Good Lookin.”

Here are a...

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Biorefinery Project Could Come to Lyons Falls-8/14/2012

LYONS FALLS - Activity could resume at the former Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper Mill. Applied Biorefinery Sciences has reportedly been offered a building at the site by the Lewis County Development Corporation for a commercial prototype called Howard’s biorefinery, where wood chips would be cooked in wat...

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MOE.DOWN RETURNS TO TURIN –-8/14/2012

This past weekend, August 10-12, Moe.Down returned to the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, where the festival started 13 years ago. Shown above is some of the crowd, as seen from midway up the south slope ski hill at Snow Ridge.
(Photo by Carole Murch)...

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Centennial Celebration Slated for Lake Delta Dam-8/14/2012

Pictured is the Lake Delta Dam and locks following completion of construction.
(Submited Photo)


By Carrie Gayne

If you grew up in the local area or live here now, chances are you have a connection to Lake Delta. Maybe you go boating or fishing, or swim, hike, or camp at D...

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65th Anniversary of NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Include Unique Displays-8/14/2012

WOODSMEN’S PREPARATIONS - On Friday, August 10, volunteers were preparing logs that will be used in several lumberjack and lumberjill competitions during the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days, which will take place at the Boonville Fairgrounds, August 17-19. Shown are, from left: Chris Drought and Michael R...

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Edward R. Fayette-8/8/2012

FORESTPORT - Ed-ward R. Fayette, 79, of Woodhull Road, husband of Beverley, affectionately known to many in Forestport as the “Score Keeper” passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, while under the care of his loving family and Hospice....

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Eleanor E. Shue-8/8/2012

LYONS FALLS - Eleanor (Effley) Shue, 84, formerly of Laura Street, widow of Stanley “Bear” Shue, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2010....

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Mrs. Alice S. Hutton-8/8/2012

BOONVILLE - Alice (Scherz) Hutton, 97, widow of William F., a retired elementary school teacher, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, while in the loving care of her family and caregivers....

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Jay Russell (Pfendler) White-8/8/2012

Jay Russell (Pfendler) White, the cherished infant son of Kyle White and Brett Ellen Pfendler, was born and passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. He weighed one and a half pounds....

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Column for 8.812-8/8/2012

A friend pointed out to me the other day that I had written much about Mother Marianne of Moloki but not so much about Kateri Tekakwitha. My friend was correct.

I started writing about Mother Marianne back in 1982. I’ve written many articles about her over the years, including about her gro...

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Column for 8.1.12-8/1/2012

Amtrak’s train number 63, The Maple Leaf, which runs between New York City and Toronto, was running about 40 minutes late as it came through St. Johnsville this past Saturday morning. This I know because I had a round trip ticket to take me to Niagara Falls, Canada and the ticket agent in Utica made...

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Michael L. Turner-8/1/2012

TOWN OF WESTERN - Michael L. Turner, 56, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 with his loving family by his side....

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Richard F. Davies-8/1/2012

REMSEN - Richard F. Davies, 105, formerly of Maple Avenue, husband of the late Glayds Pugh Davies, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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BOONVILLE-ONEIDA COUNTY FAIR --7/31/2012

The 124th Boonville-Oneida County Fair was held July 23-29. Pictured above is a crowded midway on Children’s Day, Friday, July 27. According to Fair officials, attendance was up this year 6.4 percent. The week’s attendance was 46,082, compared to 43,292 last year. Friday saw the most Fair-goers, wit...

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John Burr Recognized as “The Voice of the North Country”-7/31/2012

Pictured from left: John Burr, known as “The Voice of the North Country,” holding a plaque that he received at Evans Mills Speedway on Saturday, July 28, for his 45 years as a race announcer; Greg Smith, general manager of Evans Mills Speedway; Bob Zeigler and Dick Zeigler, both of Boonville, former...

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Boonville Family Develops Mascot for Enchanted Forest Water Safari-7/31/2012

The Thayer family of Boonville with the new moose mascot that was unveiled Sunday, July 29, at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. The new mascot is based on a contest design submitted by the Thayer family, who are pictured from left: Eric, Shannon, Ely, Hannah and Lauryn.
(Submitted Photo)

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Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap Meet-7/31/2012



A Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap Meet will be held Saturday, August 4, at the Boonville Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Northern NY Vintage Snowsled Racers, Inc. The gates open at 8 a.m. There will be many classes, with awards presented at 2 p.m. For show information, call Ed Stabb at 315-94...

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RiverFest 2012 Cancelled-7/31/2012

LOWVILLE - Due to low water levels in the Black River, the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce has cancelled RiverFest 2012, originally scheduled for August 4. Pre-registered participants will be contacted directly and all money refunded. All questions should be directed to the Chamber office at 315-37...

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Shawn E. Capron-7/25/2012

BOONVILLE - Shawn E. Capron, 49, of Boonville passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with cancer....

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Phyllis A. Hicks-7/25/2012

AVA - Phyllis A. Hicks, 77, of State Route 26, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Richard E. Brader-7/25/2012

RAQUETTE LAKE - Richard E. Brader, 74, of Raquette Lake, and formerly of Middletown, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 18, 2012....

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Carl E. Roberts-7/25/2012

REMSEN - Carl E. Roberts, 81, of Prospect Street passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare....

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Column for 7.25.12-7/25/2012

Yours truly has been asked to speak at the Utica Free Academy Alumni Association’s annual meeting. I have accepted.

I wasn’t going to accept until they told me the date. The annual meeting is on the same day as my birthday. I see this as a good omen.

UFA was where I went to school....

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“Moo’vin And a Groovin” This Week at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair-7/24/2012

Animals have always been a big part of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair. Along with cows, goats, pigs, and other animals inside the barns and under the tents, Eudora Farms Petting Zoo also has many animals, including many unique ones. While at the Fair, you can also enjoy 4-H demonstrations and show...

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Forestport Board to Hold Special Election on Bridge Referendum-7/24/2012

FORESTPORT - The Forestport Town Board, at their regular July 18 meeting, scheduled a special election for Tuesday, September 18, from noon to 8 p.m. at the district’s two polling sites, the Forestport Town Hall and the Woodgate Fire Station. The purpose of the special election is to submit a refere...

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Hamlin to Test Luge Equipment in San Diego-7/24/2012

By PAT MALIN

The start of the next USA Luge season is months away, but a trip to sunny San Diego, California, this week could hold the key for a better performance for Erin Hamlin once the snow flurries start to fly.
Hamlin, of Remsen, a senior member of USA Luge, will be conducting a t...

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Boonville Hotel Selected as July’s “Boonville Pride” Winner-7/24/2012

The front of the Boonville Hotel, located on Water Street, Boonville.
(Submitted Photo)

The Boonville Pride Committee of the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce has selected the Boonville Hotel to be the “Boonville Pride” winner for the month of July.
Chamber of Commerce President B...

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Ruth M. Sasenbury-7/18/2012

BLOSSVALE - Ruth M. (Bielby) Sasenbury, 92, a longtime resident of Deeley Road, widow of Clarence, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Betsy Ross Nursing Facility, Rome, where she had resided since 1995....

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“Nancy” Littell Fox-7/18/2012

“Nancy” Littell Fox, born Evelyn Ann Littell, was born in Hankow, China, on September 14, 1917. She passed away at the age of 94 on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Bend, Oregon.
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Constance W. Chow-7/18/2012

LYONS FALLS - Constance Madeleine Wheater Chow was born on a sunny summer afternoon, July 30, 1948, (at two minutes of three) at the Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, and passed on while surrounded by the love, care and comfort of her beloved husband and family on Friday, July 13, 2012, at ...

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Column for 7.18.12-7/18/2012

Driving by the entrance to the Boonville Youth Athletic Association ballpark, I always smile when I see the name of the road. Line Drive is a great name for a road leading to a place where baseball is played.

Line Drive got its name last year. The village asked the public to suggest names f...

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Boonville Summer Concerts Begin-7/17/2012

The Boonville Concert Band drew a good crowd Friday evening, July 13, on a night when the cool breeze was welcomed after a very hot day. The audience came from several miles around to enjoy the music in the park. They will be performing again in the Little Village Park on July 20, and August 10 and...

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2012 Boonville-Oneida County Fair-7/17/2012

The 124th Boonville-Oneida County Fair will take place next week, July 23-29. This year’s fair theme is “Moo’vin and A Groovin’ at the Fair.”
On Monday, July 23, the Fair is offering free admission all day and night. The Oneida County Talent Show will take place at 10 a.m. at the Grandstand. Do...

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Column for 7.11.12-7/11/2012

Whenever I attend a funeral at which the bugle call “Taps” is played, I think of Captain John C. Tidball. He isn’t famous, but what he did 150 years ago has become famous.

If not for Captain Tidball, “Taps” would not be played at funerals and would not have become a military tradition.
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Sister Agnes William Croneiser, OP-7/11/2012

NEWBURGH, NY - Sister Agnes William Croneiser, OP, 81, of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Kaplan Hospice, in Newburgh....

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Nancy D. Earl-7/11/2012

BOONVILLE - Nancy D. Earl, 79, resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on July 1, 2012....

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Mrs. Mary Evelyn Kotary-7/11/2012

LOWVILLE - Mary Evelyn (Cormier) Kotary, 90, a longtime resident of South State Street, widow of Richard, passed away at her residence while under the loving care of her daughter and Lewis County Hospice, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012....

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Summer Band Concerts to Begin July 13-7/10/2012

The Boonville Concert Band will hold its first concert of the 2012 summer season on Friday evening, July 13, at the Village Bandstand. New this season is an earlier starting time of 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Martin Ischia, the band consists of players from a 30-mile radius. Experienced m...

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BEATING THE HEAT --7/10/2012

The municipal swimming pool at Boonville’s Erwin Park was a big attraction Friday afternoon, July 6, when temperatures were in the upper 80s. The pool is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. The Erwin Park pool has been a popular place for many years (see ...

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BOONVILLE SISTERS IN BOILERMAKER --7/10/2012

From left: Kelsey Regetz, age 20,
Alicia Regetz, 28, and Brittany Regetz, 26, daughters of Jim and Darlene (Croniser) Regetz of Boonville, completed the 35th Annual Boilermaker 15K Road Race in Utica on Sunday, July 8. This was Kelsey’s first Boilermaker. The Regetz sisters were among several N...

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ACS Students Honored at National SkillsUSA Championships-7/10/2012

Students from Adirondack Central School were among those recently honored at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kan-sas City, MO.
The SkillsUSA Championships are for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA. Industry leaders representing over 1...

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Mrs. Eleanor Burdick-7/4/2012

CONESUS - Eleanor (Edwards) Burdick, 86, of East Swamp Road, Conesus, (Livingston County, NY), a former resident of Millers Woods Road near Forestport, widow of Philip J., passed away after a brief illness at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY, on Thursday, June 28, 2012....

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Edward A. Golda-7/4/2012

Edward A. Golda, 68, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 16, 2012, with his beloved wife Mary Patricia by his side after a brave battle with cancer....

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Column for 7.4.12-7/4/2012

It might have happened on this day 150 years ago. Or maybe it was yesterday or tomorrow. Nobody is sure of the exact date that “Taps,” the famous bugle call, was composed and first played.

“Early in July” is a phrase often used by historians or “that July night.”

This is what we ...

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Edward A. Golda-7/4/2012

Edward A. Golda, 68, of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 16, 2012, with his beloved wife Mary Patricia by his side after a brave battle with cancer....

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DOT: Village Park Not Affected By Upcoming Project-7/3/2012

By Carrie Gayne

Since January, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has been planning to make some traffic changes in the middle of the Village of Boonville. And, while DOT engineers and representatives haven’t decided on a final plan of action, altering the park in the cen...

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Bluegrass Festival July 6-8 at Boonville Fairgrounds-7/3/2012

The 8th Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association (MVBGA) Festival will be held July 6, 7 and 8 at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
“We are happy to be back at the Fairgrounds,” said MVBGA President Dick Satterly. “The Fairgrounds has many amenities for festival attendees and weekend campers. There are some...

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Fifth Annual Lyons Falls Festival to be Held July 7-7/3/2012

LYONS FALLS - The fifth annual Lyons Falls Festival will be held Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Riverside Park in Lyons Falls.
The festival will start with a “kids parade” at 9:30 a.m. from Markham Street, behind Community Bank, to Riverside Park on Laura Street. State, county an...

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John DeGraaf-6/27/2012

HOOSICK FALLS, NY - John DeGraaf, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center with his loving family by his side....

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Herschel John Racquet-6/27/2012

Herschel “Herschey” John Racquet, 89, born on Pearl Street in Albany on Thursday, June 7, 1923 to John Conrad Racquet and Hazel Holcomb, passed away on June 22, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Syracuse....

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Margaret R. (Minichillo) Briant-6/27/2012

Margaret R. (Minichillo) Briant, 82, of Old Forge, NY, Goodyear, AZ, and formerly of North Syracuse, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at University Hospital....

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Graveside Service for Alvin L. “Red” Ritz-6/27/2012

THENDARA - Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Alvin “Red” Ritz, 91, on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Old Forge, where members of Covey-Pashley Post American Legion #893, Old Forge, will render military rites....

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Column for 6.27.12-6/27/2012

Not even one high school senior asked for my advice this graduation season. Now that I think about it, no one asked last year, either. But had they asked, this is the advice I would have offered:

* Have a plan. It’s alright to change the plan but don’t start life without one. And write the ...

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Forestport Board Passes Referendum on Bridge Issue-6/26/2012

FORESTPORT - After discussing several proposals to fund the construction of the replacement of the Twin Bridges in the Town of Forestport last week, the Town Board voted in favor of a permissive referendum for a one-lane bridge costing about $650,000 to be raised by local taxes. A permissive referen...

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2012 Bluegrass Festival July 6-8 at Boonville Fairgrounds-6/26/2012

The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association (MVBGA) is pleased to announce that the 8th MVBGA Festival will be held on July 6, 7 and 8 at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
“We are happy to be back at the Fairgrounds,” said President Dick Satterly. “The Fairgrounds has many amenities for festival attendees ...

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Concert and Fireworks July 3 in Boonville-6/26/2012

Thanks to the Village of Boonville Parks & Recreation Department, along with donations from area service organizations, including the Elks, VFW, American Legion, there will be a concert and fireworks in Boonville again this year. The Fulton Chain Gang will be performing in Erwin Park at 7 p.m., foll...

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Annual “Black River Challenge” July 1-6/26/2012

The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 3rd Annual Black River Challenge on Sunday, July 1. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.
The 3rd Annual Black River Canoe and Kayak Race will begin at the DEC Boat Launch in Glenfield, and will end at the DEC Boat ...

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GRADUATION COVERAGE IN THIS ISSUE-6/26/2012

This issue of the Boonville Herald contains special coverage of area high school graduations, including photos, class lists and award recipients. Thanks to all of the area schools for supplying lists of graduates and awards....

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ACS Graduation Ceremony Turned Outside and In-6/26/2012

The annual graduation ceremony at Adirondack Central School began outside at 10 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. The sky was blue with some clouds for the first hour. Then, shortly after 11 a.m., the sky darkened and the rain came. Everyone was moved inside for the remainder of the ceremony.
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Mary Anne Kenealy-6/20/2012

ROME - Mary Anne Kenealy went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012....

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Constableville School Closing Ceremony-6/20/2012

By Betty Haig

CONSTABLEVILLE - On Friday, June 15, the Constableville Elementary School, which will no longer be open, celebrated 83 years of educating children of Constableville with a “Celebration of C’ville.”
A welcome was given by Eli Durgan, Student Council president, followed b...

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Thomas P. Keating-6/20/2012

WOODGATE - Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services for Thomas P. Keating on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Woodgate Cemetery. Mr. Keating, who was 80 years old, died on March 27, 2012, in Mechanicsville, VA, with his family at his side....

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Boonville Farmer’s Market Opens-6/20/2012

The Boonville Farmer’s Market opened for its third season on Thursday, June 14.

“It was the perfect day with sunshine, smiling vendors with loads of terrific farm products and happy shoppers,” said Rhonda Vigus, Farmer’s Market committee member. “Even though some produce is still not ready...

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Robert Redner-6/20/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Robert “Bob” Redner, 82, a longtime resident of the Wildcat Road, husband of LaVerne, passed away at his residence on Monday, June 11, 2012, while under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
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Column for 6.20.12-6/20/2012

On the desk in front of me is “40 Miles of American Heroism,” subtitled “A guide to General Herkimer’s historic line of march, August 3-6, 1777.” I pulled the guidebook out of my bookcase the other day. I wanted to read it again before participating in last week’s DAR ceremony at the Oriskany Battle...

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Hamlin Chosen Female Athlete of the Year at USA Luge’s National Meeting-6/20/2012

By PAT MALIN

Erin Hamlin of Remsen was named Female Athlete of the Year, while Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake was named Male Athlete of the Year during the annual meeting of the National Luge Committee of the United States Luge Association at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid on Ju...

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Column for 6.13.12-6/13/2012

A recent article in the New York Times caught my eye, as do all articles that have Amelia Earhart’s name in the headline. Earhart was, of course, a fascinating woman who had a fascinating life, albeit a short one.

She disappeared somewhere in the Pacific in 1937 at age 40 while trying to f...

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Clayton “Bud” Gleasman-6/13/2012

We mark the passing of our beloved Bud, born on September 18, 1930, who left our presence on Saturday, June 9, 2012....

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Carroll R. Davis-6/13/2012

LOWVILLE – Carroll R. Davis, 75, of State Route 12, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where he had resided since March of this year....

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Mary A. Lis-6/13/2012

BOONVILLE- Mary A. Lis, 95, formerly of Kortenaer Village passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a long illness....

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Raymond E. Lampman-6/13/2012

LOWVILLE - Raymond E. Lampman, 78, of River Street passed away at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility on Thursday, June 7, 2012....

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Joan Emore-6/13/2012

PITCHER HILL, NY - Joan Emore, 80, of Pitcher Hill, died peacefully Wednesday on her 60th wedding anniversary, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Van Duyn Nursing Home....

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DANC to Assist in Mill Site Redevelopment-6/11/2012

LYONS FALLS - The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) will assist redevelopment efforts at the former Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper Mill. The Authority’s Board of Directors approved contracting with the village to aid redevelopment at the former mill and providing a $330,000 no-interest loa...

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ADIRONDACK GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONS-6/11/2012

– For the first time in nearly a generation, the Adirondack Central School girls’ track and field team (shown above) won both the Center State Conference Division I championship and the Section III Class B-2 titles (see story and photo on Page 14 of this week's Boonville Herald).
(Submitted Phot...

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“BEST OF BOONVILLE” CHICKEN WINGS-6/11/2012

– The annual Chicken Wing Challenge was held Saturday, June 9, in the Boonville Village Park during the “Best of Boonville” festivities. Kayuta Drive-In, Alder Creek, won the prize for having the “Best Overall” chicken wings. Other prize winners included: “Most Unique” won by the Boondocks, Lyons Fa...

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Jen Kaido Named Permanent Director of Indianapolis Rowing Center-6/11/2012

By PAT MALIN

Every weekday, Jen Kaido sits behind a desk and takes responsibility for paying the bills and running a small, non-profit organization. On some days, she gets to play on the water like an athlete, and at other times she gets to coach novices.
From her office window in Eagl...

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PRISTINE AUTO WASH TO OPEN SOON --6/11/2012

PRISTINE AUTO WASH TO OPEN SOON - Sal Salamone, owner of Capri Pizzeria, purchased the former Davidson’s Auto Wash building on Route 12, Boonville, with plans to open Pristine Auto Wash in mid-July. The auto wash will include the laser drive-through bays, regular wash bays, and vacuums. Pristine Au...

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Column for 6.6.12-6/6/2012

Reading Carl Trainor’s railroad column, which I enjoy, has been making me think about Amtrak trips I’ve taken over the years. I’ve had the good fortune to have ridden every route Amtrak has to offer, some routes several times.

I’ve seen and heard things during those Amtrak trips, including...

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Bruce Wood Putney-6/6/2012

ALTON, NH - Bruce Wood Putney, husband of Janice Perkins Putney and father of Claudia Putney of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Lt. Col. Douglas R. Putney (USAF retired) of San Antonio, TX, and Duncan B. Putney of Providence, RI, passed away on May 20, 2012....

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Patrick E. Fitzgerald-6/6/2012

TURIN - Patrick E. Fitzgerald, 68, affectionately known as “Burgy,” husband of Kathleen, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, after a long illness....

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Rev. Stephen H. Gratto-6/6/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Reverend Stephen H. Gratto, 65, former pastor of St. Martin’s and St. John’s Catholic churches died on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Motherhouse in Watertown....

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Mark A. Hoag-6/6/2012

POMPANO BEACH, FL - Mark A. Hoag, 59, a native of Gloversville, and longtime resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, May 31, 2012, from a cardiac illness....

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Frank Donai-6/6/2012

LEE CENTER - Frank Donai, 93, of Stokes-Westernville Road passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Colonial Park Nursing Center, Rome, after a long illness....

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Ruth H. Lindsay-6/6/2012

OLD FORGE - Ruth H. (Hoch) Lindsay, 99, of Middle Branch Road, widow of Joseph E., passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. Prior to entering the hospital, Mrs. Lindsay was a resident at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Crill’s Discontinues Gasoline Sales-6/5/2012

Peter Breen, left, longtime employee at Crill’s Service Station, Boonville, and owner Jason Crill standing next to the gas pumps that will no longer be in service.
(Photo by Dawn Pfendler)

By Carrie Gayne

It’s the end of an era in Boonville, and yet another sign that the ailing...

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Boonville’s Relay For Life Raises Over $50,000-6/5/2012

Relay For Life “Survivors” on Friday, June 1, at the Boonville Fairgrounds. Despite intermittent rain all afternoon and evening, many supporters turned out for the 8th Annual Relay For Life fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

The spirits of the part...

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“Best of Boonville” Returns This Saturday-6/5/2012

Bring the whole family to Boonville this Saturday, June 9, as Boonville rolls out its best for the Annual “Best of Boonville” Festival! Adirondack Bank, Boon-ville Big M and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce are the proud sponsors of this year’s event.
There’s something for everyone in the...

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SOUTH LEWIS BASEBALL CHAMPIONS-6/5/2012

- The South Lewis varsity baseball team has earned the C-1 Sectional title after defeating Fabius-Pompey at Alliance Stadium in Syracuse, clinching a berth in the state championships. The team was scheduled to travel to DeLutis Field in Rome on Tuesday, June 5, to take on Lansing beginning at 4:30 p...

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South Lewis Track and Field Athletes Qualify for States-6/5/2012

From left: Victoria Campanian, Sara Young and Sam Anderson.
(Submitted Photo)


Three track and field athletes have qualified to compete at the New York State Championship Meet, Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at Cicero-North Syracuse. They are Victoria Campanian in the 2000-meter...

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Column for 5.30.12-5/30/2012

Village of Lowville officials are looking for help in naming a street. I read the following in last week’s Boonville Herald:

“Throughout the Village of Lowville, one street has never been named and now village officials are looking to correct that. Community members are asked to submit the...

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Helen Pfendler-5/30/2012

BOONVILLE - Helen Pfendler, 89, formerly of Kortenaer Village Apartments and a resident of Sunset Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital....

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Dorothy E. Crane-5/23/2012

Dorothy E. Crane, 88, formerly of Constableville, NY, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 16, 2012....

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Albert Thomas Salisbury-5/23/2012

TOWN OF LEE - Albert Thomas Salisbury, 85, of the Hawkins Corners Road, formerly of the Boonville Gorge Road, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2012....

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Helena Rocker Munn-5/23/2012

MARSHVILLE, NC/ PORT LEYDEN, NY - Our wonderful and loving mother, Helena Rocker Munn, passed on to heaven while at home in Marshville, NC, on Friday, May 18, 2012....

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Thomas A. LaFave-5/23/2012

LYONS FALLS - Thomas A. LaFave, 50, of High Street, husband of Sayan, passed away unexpectedly at his beloved camp at Buck Lake on Wednesday, May 16, 2012....

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Walter M. Wasco-5/23/2012

LYONS FALLS - Walter M. Wasco, 80, a longtime resident of Lyons Falls, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a long illness....

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Column for 5.23.12-5/23/2012

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Outdoor Education Program Expands to Include Water Recreation-5/21/2012

Kayaking instructors from the Black River Outdoor Educational Program practiced their skills on the Black River Canal in Boonville in April.
(Submitted Photo)



By Carrie Gayne

Each year, close to 10,000 students come to Boonville to enjoy the great outdoors, courtesy ...

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Memorial Day Services-5/21/2012

The annual Memorial Day services will take place in Boonville/Ava on Monday, May 28, as follows:
At the Veterans Memorial Forest, Route 294, at 9 a.m.; at the Ava Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.; and at the Boonville Cemetery (at the top of cemetery hill) at approximately 11:30 a.m. following a parade th...

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Local School Budgets Pass-5/21/2012

School budgets across the region were passed on Tuesday, May 15.
At Adirondack Central School, the budget passed 384-69 with Richard Gallo and Todd Leichty winning seats on the Board of Education.
South Lewis Central approved their budget 297-165. Purchasing three buses was also approved. ...

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Column for 5.16.12-5/16/2012

While driving south on Genesee Street in Utica on Sunday, May 13th, I saw a message on the outdoor sign at Trinity Lutheran Church.

I liked the message so much I stopped the car and took this picture: (see picture 1 below)

The following day, May 14, while driving through Boonville...

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Ward Wolcott-5/16/2012

HOLLAND PATENT - Ward Walter Wolcott was born on December 13, 1925 in Holland Patent on the old family farm, and is the son of William and Edna Wolcott. He passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9, 2012....

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Christine P. Allen-5/16/2012

BOONVILLE - Christine P. Allen, 62, wife of James, and resident of Wheelock Drive since 1977, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Heleva “Bea” Bartelotte-5/16/2012

LYONS FALLS – Heleva, affectionately known as “Bea,” Bartelotte, 88, a longtime resident of Franklin Street, passed away on Saturday May 12, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a short illness....

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ACS Graduate Loraine O’Donnell Nominated for NY Senate’s 15th Annual Women of Distinction Award-5/14/2012

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) has announced his nominee for the New York Senate’s Women of Distinction Award is Adirondack Central School graduate Loraine O’Donnell, daughter of West Leyden residents Thomas and Donna O’Donnell. She is the granddaughter of the late Alfred and Francis O’Donnell. Alfred...

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Rural Post Offices Remain Open With Reduced Hours-5/14/2012

WOODGATE - Two hundred and sixty rural post offices nationwide, scheduled to close shortly after May 15, will now remain open, including Woodgate, West Leyden and Martinsburg.
The United States Postal Service reversed direction May 9 following a yearlong massive opposition by citizens and legis...

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Early Deadline-5/14/2012

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the May 30 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, May 23, at noon. The paper will go to press on Friday, May 25. The Boonville Herald office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28....

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Best of Boonville Returns-5/14/2012

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 9, as the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce showcases Boonville at its best.
Enjoy craft and food vendors, as well as live entertainment in the Village Gazebo. Walk through town and take advantage of great deals at yard, sidewalk and garage sales. The annu...

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A Matter of History - There Once Was A Big Barn-5/14/2012

The Big Barn that was built by Lyman Rasselas Lyon in Lyons Falls.

By Ramona Salmon

It was totally by accident that I learned about The Big Barn. I then did the only thing I could do and that was start digging for information. The story and photos you’ll read and see over the next...

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CEMETARY DONATION-5/14/2012

- Matt Farr, of Matt Farr Trucking, Port Leyden, donated 16 yards of topsoil to the Boonville Cemetery. Shown in the picture are Gary Mayer, right, and Todd Backer, employees of the cemetery, unloading the topsoil for use in various places around the sandy soil cemetery. Each year the cemetery mu...

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Column for 5.9.12-5/9/2012

Parked at the western end of Griffiss International Airport, never to fly again, is a Boeing 727. The airplane, now painted white, was once painted in the FedEx colors and used to fly cargo.

The airplane is parked where it can be seen by anyone driving through Griffiss. Sometimes there is ...

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Dale K. Ferris-5/9/2012

BOONVILLE - Dale K. Ferris, 73, of Round Lake Road passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital, after a brief illness....

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Raymond A. Pugh Sr.-5/9/2012

OCEAN PINES, MD - Raymond A. Pugh Sr., 81, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 30, 2012....

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Joseph A. Mierek Jr.-5/9/2012

WESTERNVILLE - Joseph A. Mierek Jr., 74, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, while in the care of his loving family and Hospice....

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Francis Thomas Martin Jr.-5/9/2012

REMSEN - On May 2, 2012, Francis T. Martin Jr., 80, entered into eternal rest with his loving family by his side....

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Kathy Marie Nelson-Szijarto-5/9/2012

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Kathy M. Szijarto, 62, of Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away unexpectedly at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, April 23, 2012 of a sudden and brief illness....

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Sandra A. Buhler-5/9/2012

STOKES - Sandra A. (Wright, Platt) Buhler, age 67, of Stokes Hill, joined much of her family in heaven on Sunday, May 6, 2012....

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3rd Annual Spring Black Moose Kayak Event-5/7/2012

LYONS FALLS - Lyons Falls Alive is hosting the 3rd annual spring Black Moose Kayak Event on May 12 and 13 in Lyons Falls. Two days of water release on the Moose River will provide kayakers a chance to experience some of the best kayaking in the United States.
Camping will be available at Rivers...

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ACS to Host Synthetic Products Informational Night-5/7/2012



To increase parental awareness, the Adirondack Central School District will be hosting an informational session on Wednesday evening, May 9, featuring guest speakers, Detective Tim Bates from the Rome Police Department and Pam Koagel from the Rome Memorial Hospital Recovery Center. The spe...

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Hamlin Named to Fall 2012 National Luge Team; Local Juniors Move Up in Ranks-5/7/2012

By PAT MALIN
There was no doubt about it, but USA Luge made it official with an announcement from Lake Placid headquarters on April 30. Remsen’s Erin Hamlin, a World Cup medalist last season, will occupy the top slot on the USA Luge National team again his fall.
The doubles team of Christia...

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Elizabeth M. Dowling-5/2/2012

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth (Millard) Dowling, 84, of Lewis Road, widow of Bud, passed away suddenly at her residence on Sunday, April 22, 2012....

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Daniel S. Youngs-5/2/2012

BOONVILLE - Daniel S. Youngs, 84, of Ford Street passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility after a brief illness....

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Stanley R. Jones Sr.-5/2/2012

TALCOTTVILLE - Stanley R. Jones Sr., 79, of Route 12D passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Lewis County General Hospital after a brief illness....

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Victoria J. Barrows-5/2/2012

HIGHMARKET - Victoria J. (O’Brien) Barrows, 41, affectionately known as “Vickie Jo,” wife of Timmy, passed away suddenly at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012....

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Irwin William Parker-5/2/2012

Irwin W. Parker, 98, died on October 26, 2011 at Springside Nursing Home, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he had been a resident for over a year....

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Martin Konkol-5/2/2012

LOWVILLE- Martin Konkol, 92, formerly of Houseville Road, Turin, died Friday morning, April 27, 2012 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, where he has resided since February 2008....

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Column for 5.2.12-5/2/2012

When I arrived at work there was a message on my desk. The message had to do with a recent article about Boonville’s Belinda Manning, a bugler, who is going to play Taps later this month at Arlington National Cemetery.

This was the message:

“A caller, Marietta McCormick Wright, wh...

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3rd Annual Spring Black-Moose Kayak Event-4/30/2012

LYONS FALLS - Lyons Falls Alive is hosting the 3rd annual spring Black Moose Kayak Event on May 12 and 13 in Lyons Falls. Two days of water release on the Moose River will provide kayakers a chance to experience some of the best kayaking in the United States.
Camping will be available at Rivers...

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5th Annual Walk for Autism a Success-4/30/2012


Walk for Autism participants included: Organizer Lucrezia Johnson, Delaney Dorrity, Hannah Hutchinson, Halley Hutchinson, Tina Hutchinson, Heather Hutchinson, Emma Hopler, Scott Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Jared Johnson, Raigen McGahey, Meegan McIntyre, Cameron Nelson, Marcus Riggall, and Rebecca R...

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Senate Passes Postal Reform Bill and Saves Rural Post Offices-4/30/2012

WOODGATE - On April 25, the United States Senate passed Senate Bill 1789, the Postal Reform Act, by a vote of 62-37. One of the amendments approved, sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill, will prohibit rural post office closures, such as Woodgate, for a period of one year until all options to contin...

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“Toe” Path Trekkers Start Ninth Year-4/30/2012

The “Toe” Path Trek-kers hosted its first run/walk/kayaking event of the season on Thursday, April 26. According to Darin Smith, president of the “Toe” Path Trek-kers, there was limited participation, more than likely due to the inclement weather. For late April, the temperature was in the low 40s a...

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Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition May 3 in Boonville-4/30/2012

Major League Baseball’s (MLB) “Pitch Hit and Run Competition” will be held at the Dr. Robert Smith BYAA Sports Complex on May 3 at 6 p.m. Player registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The competition is free of charge, and open to boys and girls ages 7-14. Players must have been born between July...

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Meet the Adirondack Central School Board Candidates-4/30/2012



The following are the candidates seeking a seat on the Adirondack Central School (ACS) Board of Education, with the annual voting taking place on Tuesday, May 15:

Donald Chaput
I am seeking re-election to the Board. I have been a resident in the ACS district since 1993. I ret...

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Safety, Other Concerns Voiced at Landfill Bypass Meeting-4/26/2012

By Carrie Gayne

The Oneida-Herkimer County Solid Waste Authority Landfill has been a topic of contention for area residents for many years. And, with large garbage trucks coming through the Village of Boonville’s narrow streets each day, local officials are considering building a bypass rou...

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Boonville’s 5th Annual Walk for Autism April 28-4/26/2012

Boonville’s 5th Annual Walk for Autism will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, Park Avenue, Boonville. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 11 a.m. Pre-registration will be Friday, April 27, from 3-6 p.m. at the VFW.
Along with the walk...

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All Signs Point to a Banner Year for the Boonville Farmer’s Market-4/26/2012

Over 20 people attended the April 16 organizational meeting for the 2012 season of the Boonville Farmer’s Market.
Committee members Kelly Ulrich, Judie Dellerba and Rhonda Vigus reviewed, with the attendees, the plans and events for this year’s market. On display at the meeting were the new roa...

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Hydrofracking, Bridges and Other Issues Discussed at Forestport Board Meeting-4/26/2012

By John Isley

FORESTPORT- Well over a hundred citizens of the Town of Forestport attended the April 18 Town Board meeting that had a wide and varied agenda of topics.
Many residents from the hamlet of Forestport were in attendance to discuss the proposals to replace the now closed twin...

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Jeanette “Jan” G. Siegel-4/25/2012

ALDER CREEK – Jeanette “Jan” G. Siegel, 83, of Route 12, Boonville, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 20, 2012....

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Elizabeth M. Dowling-4/25/2012

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth (Millard) Dowling, 84, of Lewis Road, widow of Bud, passed away suddenly at her residence on Sunday, April 22, 2012....

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Hazel Post-4/25/2012

JORDAN - Hazel Post, formerly of Jordan, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, NY....

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Column for 4.25.12-4/25/2012

There was an article, written by Carrie Gayne, in last week’s Boonville Herald about Boonville’s own Belinda Manning, a bugler. She is going to Arlington National Cemetery in May to play Taps at a ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the country’s most famous bugle call.

Manning, a 197...

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Linda Jane Traxel-4/18/2012

ROME - Linda Jane Traxel, 69, a resident at Betsy Ross Nursing Home of Rome, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at the nursing home....

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Carl R. Kelly-4/18/2012

BOONVILLE - Carl R. Kelly, 84, of Kolasa Road, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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William A. Owens-4/18/2012

ILION - William A. Owens, 85, of 138 West Clark Street, Ilion, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at his home....

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Sefket Isovic - Paul Everest-4/18/2012

BOONVILLE - Mr. Paul Everest, born as Sefket Isovic, age 71, of Boonville, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 in the comfort of his home with his loving family and friends by his side.
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Column for 4.18.12-4/18/2012

It usually takes me about two hours to write a Boonville Herald newspaper column. I once wrote a column in 45 minutes, but it wasn’t very good. Another time it took me six hours to write a column, which wasn’t very good, either. But it usually takes about two hours and some minutes to write the 500 ...

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Nirvana Water Approved for $4.3 Million Loan that will Pump 60 Jobs Into Oneida County-4/16/2012

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Nirvana Water’s request for an SBA loan for $4.3 million to help expand their business and create 60 jobs in rural Oneida County.
The Boonville company, a producer of bottled water, sought th...

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Over 3,500 ATVs in 2012 SNIRT Run-4/16/2012


The 2012 SNIRT Run was held on Saturday, April 14, sponsored by the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals. According to Gary Stinson, president of the Sno-Pals, a record number of 3,546 ATV participants (up from last year’s total of 2,200) were enjoying the beauty of the Tug Hill. Funds raised from this even...

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Postal Regulatory Commission Issues Tied “Split” Decision in Woodgate and West Leyden Post Office Closings-4/16/2012

WOODGATE - The Postal Regulatory Commission has issued a tied 2-2 decision in the appeal of the closings of the Woodgate and West Leyden Post Offices.
There are five commissioners that serve on the commission, but a vacancy exists in one position. Chairman Ruth W. Goldway and Vice Chairman Nanc...

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Boonville Bugler to Perform at Arlington-4/16/2012

Belinda Manning of Boonville poses near the Boonville Cemetery with her bugle. Manning is slated to perform “Taps” at a special ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in May.
(Photo by Carrie Gayne)

By Carrie Gayne

Few musical pieces conjure as much emotion and respect as “Tap...

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Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition Coming to Boonville-4/16/2012

The Adirondack Trail Blazers have been preparing for the 2012 season both on and off the field. While the 2012 roster and schedule is set, the team has begun preparing promotions and events for the 2012 season. The Trail Blazers will partner with the Boonville Youth Athletic Association to bring t...

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Column for 4.11.12-4/11/2012

An organization I belong to asked my advice the other day. This group is considering inviting authors to a Saturday forum to talk about writing.

“Do you think we can get enough authors to attend?” I was asked.

“That won’t be a problem,” I said. “Authors enjoy talking about writing ...

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Robert S. Freeman-4/11/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Robert S. (Bob) Freeman, 81, of River Road, husband of Elma L. and a former longtime resident of Spencer Road near Constableville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 2, 2012, under the care of his loving family and Hospice....

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Dorothy E. Nellenbach-4/11/2012

BOONVILLE - Dorothy E. (Gibbs) Nellenbach, 86, a former longtime resident of State Route 26, West Branch, and more recently a resident of Kortenaer Village of South Street, Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, after a short illnes...

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L. Daniel Carpenter-4/11/2012

STEUBEN - L. Daniel Carpenter, 72, of North Steuben Road, husband of Louise, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness....

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Joan L. Deugaw-4/11/2012

COLTON – Joan L. Deugaw, 75, 18 Stowe Bay Road Extension, Colton, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 4, 2012 at her home....

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Helen Julanne (Judy) A. Kieffer-4/11/2012

BRANTINGHAM - Helen Julanne (Judy) A. Kieffer, 81, Brantingham, died peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2012, with her loving family at her side....

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Sophie M. Sweeney-4/11/2012

LYONS FALLS - Sophie M. Sweeney, 91, formerly of Seymour Avenue, widow of Charles, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012, under the care of her loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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“Toe” Path Trekkers to Hold Annual Meeting-4/9/2012

Shown at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk in Utica are from left: In front, JoAnn Hunt and Nancy Dukett. In back, Dave Burke, Al Salmon, and Ken Stabb.


The “Toe” Path Trekkers are getting ready to begin the weekly development runs/walks/kayaking along the towpath in Boonville.
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“Fort Drum: The First 100 Years” to be Shown at Freddy’s Diner in Boonville-4/9/2012

BFort Drum and its role in national history is the subject of a new documentary film, “Fort Drum: The First 100 Years,” which will be shown on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Freddy’s Diner (community room), 101 Ford Street, Boonville. A $2 donation is suggested and the public is welcome.
Th...

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Lyons Falls Farmers’ Market Encourages New Vendors-4/9/2012

LYONS FALLS - Lyons Falls Alive is organizing the 2012 Lyons Falls Farmers’ Market and, once again, this unique little market, entering its fourth season, is shaping up as the place to visit on summer Tuesdays. The market will open on June 12 in the Riverside Park at noon. The sessions, including an...

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Column for 4.4.12-4/4/2012

Not that I look forward to being in one of them permanently, but cemeteries are wonderful places. They are peaceful and filled with history. Usually cemeteries are located in nice parts of town and offer great views.

Take, for example, the Boonville Cemetery. More than a few times I’ve walk...

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Boonville Farmers Market Planning Meeting Scheduled-4/2/2012

The Boonville Farmers Market committee will hold a meeting on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Village Offices, Route 12, Boonville.
This will be an informational meeting to announce special events for this year’s market, along with promotions and advertising, and to review the schedule for th...

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Former Boonville Woman Arrested in Connection with Vermont Murder-4/2/2012

Boonville has been in the spotlight this past week, following the murder of a young teacher in Vermont that made national news.
One of the suspects in the murder, Patricia Prue, 33, the former Patricia Osborne, grew up in Boonville and attended Adirondack Central School. She still has family me...

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April 13 Indoor Bluegrass Festival in Rome to Raise Funds for Summer Bluegrass Festival in Boonville-4/2/2012

ROME - The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association (MVBGA) is presenting its first Indoor Bluegrass Festival on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Capitol Theater, located at 220 West Dominick Street in Rome.
The festival is being held as a fundraiser and “preview” of the MVBGA’s upcoming summer ...

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Edward Ingersoll Presented Donald Exford Community Service Award-4/2/2012

From left: Pratt Northam Director and President Randall Schell, Exford Award winner, Edward Ingersoll, Pratt Northam Directors Donna Loucks, Gordon Allen and Roy Hammecker.
(Submitted Photo)

LOWVILLE - Edward Ingersoll seemed surprised when some “strangers” suddenly appeared at the re...

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Northern Oneida County ATV Club Starts Season-4/2/2012

Shown in photo at the Northern Oneida ATV Club’s first meeting of the season on March 29, are from left: Sue Garlington, Club Treasurer;, Joe Onyon, President of the Tug Hill Adirondack ATV Association; Vickie Verschneider, Club Secretary; Timothy Fraser, Club President; and John Furness, Club Vice...

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James “Monk” Piccione-3/28/2012

FORESTPORT - James R. “Monk” Piccione, age 53, most recently of Forestport, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital with the love and support of his family by his side....

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Bruce M. Kaufman-3/28/2012

BOONVILLE - Bruce M. Kaufman, 71, husband of Phyllis H. Chase, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at their home in Boonville....

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Kenneth P. Fitch-3/28/2012

AVON PARK, FLORIDA, FORMERLY OF BOON-VILLE- Kenneth P., affectionately known as “Kenny” Fitch, 57, husband of Frieda, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Ruth E. Sawyer-3/28/2012

BOONVILLE- Ruth E. Sawyer, 77, of Aubrey Avenue, passed away while under the care of her loving family at her residence on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. For 56 years Ruth was a resident of Whitingham, VT, moving to Boonville in 2010....

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Column for 3.28.12-3/28/2012

An interesting e-mail arrived last week. It began with a question.

“Do you remember once writing the column ‘You’re Probably From Boonville, NY, if...,’ which was followed by a list of things that people from Boonville would associate themselves with? My purpose in writing to you is to get ...

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American Legion’s 93rd Birthday Celebrated at Boonville Post-3/26/2012

LEGION CELEBRATIONS BIRTHDAY - The American Legion 93rd anniversary was celebrated at the Boonville Post #406 on Wednesday, March 14, after the Red, White, and Blue Awards recognized many citizens in the area. It has been a custom at Love Post that the Ladies Auxiliary host and serve snacks and a “b...

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All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at West Leyden Church-3/26/2012

On April 1, after you’ve been “April Fooled” by family and friends, come to an all-you-can-eat breakfast at St. Mary’s Nativity Church in West Leyden from 7-11 a.m., or until food runs out. The menu will include ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes or toast, home fries, coffee, tea or milk. The cost is $6 ...

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SPRING CHORES IN MARCH? --3/26/2012

The North Country had an unusual mild winter , followed by a very summer-like first day of spring with temperatures in the mid-70s on Tuesday, March 20. George Capron, of WBRV “The Moose” radio station, said the Merry Hill Weather Station in Boonville reported the following record-breaking temperatu...

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Boonville Village Election Results-3/26/2012

Shown here is Tim Griffith, right, registering to vote with voting inspectors, from left: Nancy Trainor, Melanie Fitzgerald and Barbara Traxel. Seated in the background is voter Tim Fitzgerald.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

The Village of Boonville held their election on Tuesday, March 20, at...

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"Me and My Girl" Held at ACS-3/26/2012

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO to the cast and crew of “Me and My Girl,” which was presented at Adirondack High School on March 22, 23, and 24. As always, the cast, orchestra, and entire production crew did a superb job. The musical was directed by Heather A. Ventura-Flinchum; orchestra by Ryan O’Neil; product...

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Ann (Fullam) Steele-3/21/2012

BETHESDA, MARYLAND/WOODGATE, NEW YORK - Ann F. Steele, 76, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at her Bethesda home....

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Olivia Rose VanAlstine-3/21/2012

SCHENECTADY - Olivia Rose VanAlstine, 13, of Schenectady, affectionately known to many as Liv, daughter of Gale E. VanAlstine Jr. and Helene L. Kiskis, passed away unexpectedly due to an undetected heart disease on Thursday March 15, 2012....

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Edna M. Cyr-3/21/2012

BOONVILLE - Edna M. Cyr, 80, a native and life resident of Boonville, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boon-ville, after a short illness....

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Margaret Scherz Yauger-3/21/2012

FLORIDA - Margaret Scherz Yauger passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, in St. Cloud, Florida. She joins her husband Clyde who passed away in July 2004....

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Column for 3.21.12-3/21/2012

The following is a list of items that caught my attention to the point that I made note of them. Alas, I couldn’t figure out how to write an entire column about any of these items.

But listed together, a column the items do make.

Item - When it comes to music, some people have abso...

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"Me and My Girl" Dress Rehearsal Photos-3/19/2012

The Adirondack Central School Fine Arts production of “Me and My Girl” will be presented at the Adirondack High School this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22, 23 and 24. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $7 for stude...

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Red, White and Blue Awards Presented at Boonville American Legion-3/19/2012

Seven individuals and businesses were recognized for promoting and supporting their country and all it stands for at the Boonville Charles J. Love American Legion Post #406’s Red, White and Blue Award presentations on March 14.
The organizations and people honored were: Mark Hediger, U.S. Air ...

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Local Science Group Test Award-Winning Project at NASA Glenn Research Center-3/19/2012

Members of the NASSA Club with their science project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, from left: MaryAnn Bulawa, Beth Bulawa, Ben Olney, Tyler Marschall, and Lillith Bulawa.
(Submitted Photo)


AVA - A local science team has answered the perplexing question - Wil...

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Boonville Farmers Market Plans Underway-3/19/2012

Spring is in the air, and the Boonville Farmers Market Committee has begun planning for this year’s market.
Kelly Ulrich, co-chairperson, said, “This is the third year for the market and we have some great things planned. We will again have the Kids Day, along with Boomer’s Day for the baby boo...

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Marian B. Constable-3/14/2012

WATERTOWN - Marian B. Constable, 95, Watertown, died on Friday, February 3, 2012....

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Helen Seyse-3/14/2012

CLINTON - Helen Seyse, 91, died at home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, surrounded by her family....

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Column for 3.14.12-3/14/2012

People who know of my interest in Griffiss Air Force Base are nice enough to send me things. In the mail recently came the appropriately named book “Griffiss Air Force Base,” subtitled “Welcome to the Mohawk Valley.” The book was given to Air Force personnel newly arriving at Griffiss.

Alas...

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Ellen N. (Higby) Sisson-3/14/2012

OTSEGO, MICHIGAN - Ellen N. (Higby) Sisson died peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2012, with her loving family by her side....

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“Birder” Spots Rare Bird in Lewis County-3/12/2012

Some of the “birders” at the home of Nancy Loomis on Route 12D, Locust Grove, trying to capture a photo of the rare Gray Crowned Rosy Finch.
(Photo by Nancy Loomis)

A photo of the rare Gray Crowned Rosy Finch at the home of Nancy Loomis, Route 12D, Locust Grove.
(Photo by Nancy Loom...

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Boonville Snow Festival Looking For New Members-3/12/2012

The Boonville Snow Festival is growing and getting bigger every year. With more exciting events being planned for next year, the committee is in search of some energetic, community minded individuals to join their board. If you would like to join their board or just get involved in some small way, ...

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ACS Winter Softball Improves to 7-1 Record-3/12/2012

On Sunday, March 10, the Adirondack Central School Wildcats jumped out to a big lead and never looked back while defeating Utica 11-4. The Cats played four innings in which they shut out Utica 11-0 before allowing the opposing team to hit a couple innings in a row. Utica was also allowed to put runn...

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Adirondack Wrestling Club Results-3/12/2012

The Adirondack Wrest-ling Club had another busy weekend, sending wrestlers to two qualifying tournaments. Some of the older boys went to Johnson City, outside of Binghamton, for the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association [MAWA] qualifier. The top three place winners in each weight class are eligible ...

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“Dress to the Nines” Anniversary Celebration at Forest Finds-3/12/2012


LYONS FALLS – “Dress to the Nines” at Forest Finds anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come help the Thrift Shop celebrate and enter a drawing to win a Wal-Mart gift card. Come and get some free clothing for the whole family, and enjoy free refreshments. Donation...

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Neighbors - BOONVILLE NEWS JEAN CAPRON • 942-3117 • hcapron@twcny.rr.com-3/12/2012

Ray and Kathleen O’Brien and children Kelly, Duncan and Cameron spent a weekend in Virginia over the recent winter break. From there, they went to the Ocala National Forest in Florida for a few days, then visited an aunt in Tampa. From there, they made the long trek back home.
The Pitch Card Clu...

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Irving R. Waterman-3/7/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Mr. Irving Richard Waterman completed his earthly duties on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Pines of Utica Nursing Facility. Prior to residing in Utica, he had lived in Constableville....

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America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk Raises $1,102,201 to Fight Leading Health Threats: Heart Disease and Stroke-3/7/2012

UTICA - The Greater Utica Region drew a crowd of 8,778 walkers and runners that lined the streets on Saturday, March 3. Participants helped raise $1,102,201 at America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. (Read full story in The Boonville Herald)...

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Dollar General Holds Grand Opening-3/7/2012

With all employees on hand, Saturday, March 3, the Dollar General store held a Grand Opening at their new location on State Route 12. (Read entire story in the Boonville Herald)...

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Column for 3.7.12-3/7/2012

This past weekend I celebrated a significant anniversary. Truth be told, I hadn’t realized the relationship had been going on for so long. Not all my relationships have been as successful as this one.

The realization that I had been involved in this relationship for 30 years came to me at e...

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Myrtle M. DeBonza-2/29/2012

ROME - Myrtle M. (Sasenbury) DeBonza, 84, a former resident of South Madison Street, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Rome Center, after a long illness....

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Patricia Nixon Arms-2/29/2012

Patricia Nixon Arms, 90, of Onancock, VA, died (peacefully) on Sunday, February 19, 2012.
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David Owen Kelly-2/29/2012

David Owen Kelly, 66, of West Sand Lake, NY, died suddenly on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Albany Memorial Hospital....

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Boonville Races – Weather or Not-2/29/2012

Platt Brings Vintage Adirondack Cup Home to Boonville

ADIRONDACK CUP WINNER - Mike Platt of Boonville was the winner of the Boonville Snow Festival’s Adirondack Cup trophy, following a weekend of Northern New York Vintage Snowsled Races (NNYVSR) at the Boonville Fairgrounds, February 24-26...

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Column for 2.29.12-2/29/2012

A woman who knows of my interest in collecting the best and the worst in country/western song titles has again sent me some. She does this every year or so. I am most appreciative.

A few of the titles on her most recent submission list are already in my collection, but most are new - at lea...

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Community Members Ready to “Relay ’Round the World” to Help American Cancer Society-2/29/2012

Boonville Relay Kick-Off Meeting March 7

Community members from throughout the Boonville area will unite at a rally to officially launch their 8th Annual Relay For Life season on Wednesday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Boonville Knights of Columbus building on Aubrey Avenue.
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Boonville Chamber’s Annual Celebration-2/29/2012

By Betty Haig

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual celebration on Saturday, February 25, at the Boonville VFW Post on Park Avenue.
A host of businesses and organizations were represented at the Chamber’s yearly “thank you for your support” party, which featured a va...

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Francis J. “Frank” Cihocki Jr.-2/22/2012

ROME - Francis J. “Frank” Cihocki Jr., 75, of Rome, NY, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford....

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Ida Lucy (Bourgeois) Carney-2/22/2012

UTICA - Ida Lucy (Bourgeois) Carney, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012, while surrounded by the love of her family and pastor, after a long illness, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Column for 2.22.12-2/22/2012

Because my predictions are so seldom correct, I feel the need to brag whenever I do get one right, and I was on target about Mother Marianne.

Back in the 1980s and ‘90s, I wrote more than one newspaper column stating that one day the Catholic Church would make Mother Marianne a saint.
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Stephen C. Dolan Sr.-2/22/2012

BOONVILLE - Stephen C. Dolan Sr. 68, owner of Headwaters Motor Lodge, Boonville, husband of the late Genevieve (Kornatow-ski) Dolan, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, February 12, 2012....

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John C. Higby-2/15/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE- John C. Higby, 82, a native and lifelong resident of Crofoot Hill Road, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012, after a brief illness at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Charles W. and Georgianna L Anken-2/15/2012

HOLLAND PATENT - Charles W. Anken, 77, and Georgianna L. Anken, 73, of Steuben Valley Road, Holland Patent, died on Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Zephyrhills, Florida, as a result of a car accident....

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Henry Robert Booth-2/15/2012

BROOKLYN, CT - Henry Robert Booth, known as Bob, beloved husband of Virginia (Wagoner) Booth, died on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Westview Health Care Center, Connecticut....

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Nancy Hall Dorrity-2/15/2012

PORT LEYDEN - Nancy Hall Dorrity, 79, formerly of Elm Street, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness...

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Verne L. Oswald Jr.-2/15/2012

Verne L. Oswald Jr., 60, of Larkspur, CO, formerly of Topeka, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Castle Rock, CO, care facility....

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Column for 2.15.12-2/15/2012

While on Route 12, on the way to work this morning, I looked over at the car in the other lane. I should have taken a picture.

The car was being driven by a lady, eyes straight ahead. The make of the dark colored car escaped my attention. It was early and I was half awake, which is why I di...

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C. Glenn “Coach” Stevens-2/8/2012

C. Glenn Stevens, 82, of Canastota died on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Upstate Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident....

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Regina W. Higby-2/8/2012

CONSTABLEVILLE - Regina (Ward) Higby, 78, a native and lifelong resident of Crofoot Hill Road, wife of Ronald, passed away suddenly at her residence on Sunday, February 5, 2012....

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Column for 2.8.12-2/8/2012

My Nike gloves have been missing for three months. This isn’t the first time I’ve lost gloves. Actually, I’m quite good at losing gloves.

What has made this recent loss so irritating is that I had worn these Nike gloves a total of two times. Over the years I’ve lost more gloves than I can r...

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Richard H. (Dick) Addington-2/1/2012

BOONVILLE - Richard H. (Dick) Addington, 76, of Kortenaer Village, South Street, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness....

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Allen A. Coleman-2/1/2012

ROME - Allen A. Coleman, 80, a longtime resident of Bartlett Road, husband of Karen, passed away on Wednesday, Janaury 25, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, in New Hartford. Since June, 2011, Mr. Coleman had resided at the Rome Center Nursing Facility....

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Rick “Scooter” Wolcott-2/1/2012

FORESTPORT - The following is documented hear-say chronicling the life and adventures of Richard Alan Wolcott, affectionately known as Dick, Rich, Rick, Strawberry, RAW, Coach and ultimately Scooter, who emerged into this life on July 22, 1955, the first son of Ward and Marietta (Smith) Wolcott, and...

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Column for 2.1.12-2/1/2012

Today’s column is being written, as is usually the case, on a Monday afternoon. Today’s topic will be about the movie Drums Along the Mohawk and the writer of the book upon which the movie was based, which, of course, is Boonville’s own Walter D. Edmonds.

Later today - 6 o’clock to be exact...

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Carol A. Chambers-1/25/2012

TAMPA FLA./BOON-VILLE- Carol A. Chambers, 68, a former resident of Erwin Street and Valley View Drive in Boonville, widow of Charles W., passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Florida....

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Mary (Braun) MacLachlan-1/25/2012

ROME - Mary (Braun) MacLachlan, 88, a former resident of Elmer Hill Road, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since May 2011....

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Charles (Jeff) Scherz-1/25/2012

BOONVILLE - Charles (Jeff) Scherz, 88, of Ford Street passed away at home on Friday, January 20, 2012 after a year-long illness while under the care of his loving wife Carol....

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Town of Lee Second Grader Lands Role in NBC’s “30 Rock”-1/23/2012

Hayley Heffernan, age 7, of the Town of Lee, will appear in the role of “young Jenna Maroney” on the February 9 episode of the Emmy winning NBC show, “30 Rock.” Hollywood favorite, Jane Krakowski plays the role of Jenna; which can be seen every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Created by Tina Fey of “Satur...

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South Lewis Board Votes Unanimously to Close Constableville School-1/23/2012

The ten-member Board of Education and Doug Premo, School Superintendent, just prior to the vote on the closure of Constableville Elementary School.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

By Betty Haig

CONSTABLEVILLE - The January 17 South Lewis School District Board of Education meeting of Sout...

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DOT Study May Bring Traffic Changes to Village of Boonville-1/23/2012


By Carrie Gayne

Some traffic alterations may be on the horizon for Boonville, but what they are, well, we’ll have to wait and see.
The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the “scoping phase” of a project in Boonville. As part of this, DOT representatives are stu...

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Ron Bourgeois Chosen as Torchlight Parade Grand Marshall-1/23/2012

Ron Bourgeois has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Snowmobile Torchlight Parade, which will take place Friday, February 10, in conjunction with the annual Snow Festival activities in Boonville.
Ron grew up on East Road in Boonville. In 1959, his dad, Carl “CJ” Bourgeois, became ...

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MAKING SNOW FOR SNOCROSS-1/23/2012

Pictured above are three snow-making machines at the Boonville Fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon, January 19. Ironically, shortly after this photo was taken, Mother Nature started delivering some snow of her own. By the next morning, over 8 inches of new snow had fallen in the village. The Boonville...

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Carl Lee Hillyer-1/18/2012

NEW HARTFORD/ BOONVILLE - Carl Lee Hillyer, 66, of New Hartford and formerly of Boonville, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday, January 14, 2012 after a brief illness....

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Alvin L. “Red” Ritz-1/18/2012

THENDARA - Alvin “Red” Ritz passed away Friday, January 13, 2012. He was surrounded by family as he died in the Presbyterian Home in Utica....

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Column for 1.25.12-1/18/2012

One of the good things about the Internet is that people living in, say, Austin, Texas can read what you write just as easily as someone living in Boonville, Rome, Lowville or Utica.

Take, for example, the following email, which I got earlier this month:

“My name is Jack Barber a...

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Dr. John Clinton Herrman-1/18/2012

LOWVILLE - John Clinton Herrman, MD, 84, of North State Street, Lowville, died at his home on Thursday morning, January 12, 2012, under the care of his longtime companion....

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Lynda B. (Kessler) Allen-1/18/2012

Lynda B. (Kessler) Allen, 68, of Syracuse, NY, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse....

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Snocross Racing Coming January 28 and 29; Snow Festival Events Rescheduled to February 10-12-1/16/2012

Boonville Snow Festival volunteers were busy working at the Fairgrounds this past weekend, after Mother Nature finally delivered some winter snow and cold weather. Hopefully, more of the same will follow in time for the East Coast Snocross Racing scheduled for January 28 and 29. Other Snow Festival ...

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Petitions Available for Village Election-1/16/2012

Boonville Village trus-tees Michael Chambers, Lisa Bellinger and Judie Dellerba have picked up petitions for re-election. The Village Election will take place on March 20. Anyone interested in running for office can obtain petitions at the Village Clerk’s Office, 13149 State Route 12.
Candidate...

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Concerned Residents Speak Out Against School Closure-1/16/2012

Over 100 Constableville residents turned out at a public hearing at South Lewis High School on Tuesday evening, January 10, to speak out against the proposed closure of their elementary school.
South Lewis Superintendent Douglas Premo recently recommended the closure for the 2012-13 school year...

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Column for 1.11.12-1/11/2012

Last week - Thursday to Sunday - I was a passenger on four airplanes. All were Boeing 737s, all belonged to Southwest.

From Albany the flights were to Baltimore and then Austin. On the way back it was over to Orlando and then up to Albany. My view of Baltimore and Orlando was limited to wha...

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Benjamin G. Crippen Sr.-1/11/2012

Benjamin G. Crippen Sr., 80, of Bronx, NY, formerly of Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center....

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Mrs. Rita M. Shanks-1/11/2012

BARRETTS CORNERS - Rita M. (Leichty) Shanks, State Route 12D, widow of William G., passed away at her residence while under the care of her family on Friday, January 6, 2011....

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Column for 1.4.12-1/4/2012

Anniversaries are good, if you are a writer. Anniversaries give you an excuse to write about something you are interested in but can’t justify writing about.

This is the 25th anniversary of the death of John D. MacDonald, which is how I justify writing about him again. Actually, his exact d...

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Rita Anne Marcinkowski-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Rita Anne Marcinkowski of Boonville, NY, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 after a long illness....

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Leon “Ed” Patrick-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Leon “Ed” Patrick, Woodgate Drive, son of Edwin J. and Helen Broniszewski, husband of Gloria J. Andrews, father of Scott D. and grandfather of Elizabeth G. and Joseph S., passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, at the home of his son, after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Terry A. Planck-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Terry A. Planck, 52, of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Cindy, an employee of Ocuto Blacktop and Paving Co., Rome, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, from injuries he sustained while felling a tree at his camp....

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William Edwards Jr.-1/4/2012

FLOYD - William Edwards Jr., 81, of Streiff Road, who was affectionately known as “Sonny” husband of Anne, passed away at his residence on Monday, January 2, 2012, with his loving family by his side....

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George Dewitt Bushaw-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - George Dewitt Bushaw, 78, affectionately known as “Buddy,” beloved husband of Gina, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was currently a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Susan G. Schweinsberg, RN-1/4/2012

BOONVILLE - Susan (Gaetano) Schweinsberg, 63, of Academy Street, wife of Richard, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, after a long illness....

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Martha A. McLaughlin-12/21/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Martha A. McLaughlin, 85, of E. Main Street, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011 at Lewis County General Hospital....

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Column for 12.21.2011-12/21/2011

Whenever I’d write about Mother Marianne of Molokai, something I’ve done many times over the years, I’d call Sister Mary Laurence Hanley in Syracuse. Sister Mary Laurence, a Franciscan, was appointed by the Vatican in 1977 to promote the cause of making Mother Marianne a saint.

But before t...

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“Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Constable Hall-12/19/2011

By Ramona Salmon

CONSTABLEVILLE - Gently falling snow covered the ground and glistened in response to the moon’s shimmering light as tranquility settled in and around the Georgian style limestone mansion known as Constable Hall, in the village of Constableville in Lewis County, New York. T...

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Boonville Herald Christmas Holiday Schedule-12/19/2011

The staff at the Boonville Herald will be taking a break for the holidays. Our office will be closed Friday, December 23, through Sunday, January 1. We will resume regular hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays) on Monday, January 2.
There will be no December 28 issue of the paper.
The news and...

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Woodgate Post Office to Remain Open…At Least Until May-12/19/2011

WOODGATE - The Woodgate Post Office will remain open until at least May 15, 2012 as a result of a national moratorium announced last week by the Postal Service in Washington.
As requested by many U.S. Senators and Congressman, the United States Postal Service will delay the closing of Post Offi...

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MVCC A & P Students Look to the Skies For Jobs-12/19/2011

By PAT MALIN

Like many other Central New Yorkers, the economic recession of the past few years hit Michael Williamson hard in the pocketbook.
After he lost his job, he knew there weren’t many other employment possibilities for a high school graduate. He decided it was time to start ove...

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STORY TIME WITH SANTA --12/19/2011

A “Story Time with Santa” was enjoyed by many youngsters at Stewart’s in Boonville on Thursday evening, December 15. Talking to Santa just prior to him reading a story, was the Siminowski family of Boonville. On Santa’s right is Noah, on his left is Evelyn, Asher and Levi and in the “place of honor...

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Sandra K. Deninsky-12/14/2011

BOONVILLE - Sandra K. Deninsky, 68, Nurse Practitioner, and longtime resident of Post Street, passed away peacefully at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 8, 2011, also the day which is celebrated in the Catholic Church as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception...

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James W. Roberts-12/14/2011

HOLLAND PATENT - James W. Roberts, 80, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 7, 2011....

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Column for 12.14.2011-12/14/2011

Back in 1936, Drums Along the Mohawk, written by Boonville’s own Walter D. Edmonds, was number one on the best-seller list. Number one!

The New York Times said this: “The best work of its kind. Throbs with life upon a hostile frontier...doubly thrilling as Mr. Edmonds sets it down, touched ...

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Richard (Dick) J. Mahaffy-12/7/2011

BOONVILLE - Richard (Dick) J. Mahaffy, 80, of Schuyler Street, passed away on Thursday, De-cember 1, 2011 at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville, while surrounded by his family....

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DoD Comptroller Cites Troubled Federal Budget Process-12/5/2011

By PAT MALIN

Managing the trillions of dollars in the U.S. budget, especially the amounts spent on the nation’s defense, compared to the mere millions — a trickle by comparison — of general spending in the Oneida County budget, were topics of discussion at an informational seminar held by ...

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Griffiss Park Closes Another Chapter in Long-Term Environmental Restoration Project-12/5/2011

By PAT MALIN

The clock is rapidly ticking down on the environmental restoration of the entire Griffiss Business and Techn-ology Park.
The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE), which has been supervising the cleanup of hazardous chemicals and wastes at the former...

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“A World of Christmas” Concerts Scheduled-12/5/2011

The Adirondack Community Chorus (ACC) will present its annual Christmas concerts entitled “A World of Christmas” on three separate occasions.
The first performance will be held at the Forest Presbyterian Church, Center Street, Lyons Falls, on Sunday, December 11, at 6 p.m.
The second conc...

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2011 Snowmobile Shootout This Friday in Woodgate-12/5/2011

By John Isley

WOODGATE - Ameri-can Snowmobiler is the host magazine again this year for the 2011 Snowmobile Shootout event to be held on Friday, December 9, at the White-Otter Fish & Game Club complex in Woodgate.
The annual event brings out Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Polaris, and Yamaha to ...

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ACS Middle School to Present Holiday Concert and Art Show-12/5/2011

The Adirondack Middle School Fine Arts Department will present their annual Holiday Concert and Art Show on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Adirondack High School auditorium.
Featured groups for the concert include the Middle School 6th grade chorus under the direction of Miss Sarah S...

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Shawn P. Scouten-11/30/2011

LUNENBURG, MA — Shawn P. Scouten, 23, of Lunenburg, MA, died on Sunday morning, November 6, 2011, at his home....

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Column for 11.30.11-11/30/2011

I’m trying to think how many times over the years I’ve been summoned for jury duty. I’d say 12 times. Add one more time.

The jury summons arrived last week in the mail. There’s no mistaking a jury summons. In the left-hand corner of the summons is the official Seal of New York Unified Court...

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Maurice Wallace Jones-11/23/2011

REMSEN - Maurice W. Jones died on Thursday, November 10, 2011, in Clinton, NY....

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Column for 11.23.11-11/23/2011

A friend of mine is going to New York City. He wants to visit a cemetery while there and has sought my advice.

Don’t laugh. Many people are interested in touring cemeteries, including yours truly. Whenever I’m away from home, I seek out the local cemetery, a place of quiet, history and bea...

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Robert Croniser-11/16/2011

BOONVILLE - Robert Croniser, 82, of State Route 12D, passed away at home on Thursday, November 10, 2011, while under the care of his family....

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Gerald C. Palmer, DC-11/16/2011

ARIZONA - Dr. Gerald Clifford Palmer, DC, 98, of Sun City West, AZ, and formerly of Brantingham Lake, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 4, 2011, surrounded by his family....

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Robert F. Dolan-11/16/2011

HOLLAND PATENT - Robert F. Dolan, 73, husband of Alice “Ki”, a retired auto mechanic, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness....

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Column for 11.16.11-11/16/2011

“Tell me something about Boonville,” a first time visitor asked recently.

I did what I usually do when visitors ask something like that. I handed over a copy of Harney J. Corwin’s “Around Boonville,” which has 127 pages of pictures and interesting information.

Here are five things ...

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Mavis E. York-11/9/2011

ONEONTA - Mavis (Evans) York, 72, wife of Ronald, a former resident of Kelpy Town near Port Leyden, passed away at her residence at Mountain Vista Drive, Oneonta, NY, on Monday, October 31, 2011....

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Betty Ann Willson-11/9/2011

BOONVILLE - Betty Ann Willson, age 82, died on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Michael E. Archer-11/9/2011

AVA - Michael E. Archer, 54, residing on Tuffy Road in Ava, passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2011. Born October 24, 1957, in Chester, Pa., a son of George and Irene (Callahan) Archer. Michael was in the Armed Services from 1977 to 1980. He last worked at Bus Industries. Mike was an avid hunte...

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Lisa J. Bandych-11/9/2011

CLINTON - Lisa J. Bandych, 38, of Mohawk Valley Apartments of Franklin Ave., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at her residence after a long illness....

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Column for 11.9.11-11/9/2011

Andy Rooney was a great writer. If I could think of a word greater than “great,” I would use it.

Andy Rooney could be funny, thought provoking, irritating, compassionate, and he was filled with common sense.

He was most famous for his commentaries on “60 Minutes,” where he would o...

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Robert K. Berger-11/9/2011

BLAUVELT - Robert K. Berger, 61, of N. Moison Rd., Blauvelt, (Rockland Co., NY) passed away suddenly, on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the home of his cousin, Holly Siegel, of Woodgate Drive, Boonville....

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Lester E. Bretch-11/9/2011

TURIN- Lester E. Bretch, 88, a resident of Harding Nursing Home, Waterville, NY, formerly of East Main Street, Turin, and Osborne Avenue, Waterville, died on Saturday, October 29, 2011....

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Woodgate and West Leyden Post Offices Given Reprieve-11/7/2011

Two local rural post offices have been granted 120-day stays of closure. Woodgate was set to close as soon as Halloween, switching customers to rural route service from Forestport. In West Leyden, the Boonville Post Office was to absorb its operations.
The Postal Regulatory Commission uses the ...

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Informational Hydrofracking Presentation Planned-11/7/2011

WOODGATE - An informational video presentation on the art of hyrdofracking, a process of extraction of natural gas from underground shale, will be presented at the Woodgate Library on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.
The 45-minute video by Theo Colborn, Phd. is called “What You Need to Know About...

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Thanksgiving Holiday Deadline-11/7/2011

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the November 30 issue of the paper will be Tuesday, November 22, at 4 p.m.
The Boonville Herald Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25. We will resume regular hours on November 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Frida...

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Reunited With His Regiment After 148 Years-11/7/2011

Corporal Charles H. Hayden - 97th New York Volunteer Infantry - Civil War Soldier, Hero and Patriot

By Al Grenning
In Boonville, exactly 150 years ago, on November 1, 1861, a 23-year-old local carriage maker named Charles Harvey Hayden enlisted for three years of service in the 97th N...

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Florence M. Platt-11/2/2011

ROME – Florence M. Platt, 93, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family....

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Ruth D. Coscomb-11/2/2011

BOONVILLE - Ruth D. Coscomb, 90, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011 after a brief illness, with her loving family at her side at the Walworth, NY home of her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Martha and David Lynch....

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Rudolph C. Roscup-11/2/2011

STEUBEN - Rudolph C. Roscup, 98, of Starr Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Heritage Home, Utica....

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Clayton G. Weiler-11/2/2011

CONSTABLEVILLE - Clayton G. Weiler, 84, of Fish Creek Road, husband of Eleanor, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 28, 2011, at his residence....

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Joan M . Yager-11/2/2011

BOONVILLE - Joan M. (Moore) Yager, 77, widow of Owen “Okie” Yager, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Column for 11.2.11-11/2/2011

Standing alone there on a recent weekday morning, I was thinking that the place was remarkably unchanged from when General Nicolas Herkimer lived here and died here. That was in 1777.

The house is brick, has a Georgian-style and dates back to 1764. The planks used for the floor are wide and...

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Column for 10.26.11-10/26/2011

For a personal reason I didn’t want to write about the “Joe Kelly Memorial Road” in Marcy. The aforementioned road, which has been so named for many months now, is just under a mile long and goes from the Oriskany exit at Route 49 to the Old River Road.

The WalMart Distribution Center and M...

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Robert T. Riegler-10/26/2011

WEST BRANCH - Robert T. Riegler, 93, of State Route 26, husband of Sophia, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness....

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Local Candidates in the November 8 General Election-10/24/2011

Local Oneida County candidates on the ballot in the November 8 General Election (names provided by the Oneida County Board of Elections) are as follows:

ONEIDA COUNTY TOWNS
BOONVILLE
Supervisor – Incumbent John C. Gaylord, running on the Republican and Transparent party lines, is b...

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Adirondack Middle School PTSA Being Organized; Meeting Scheduled October 27-10/24/2011

There will be a meeting on Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Adirondack Middle School library to finalize the organization of a Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA).
Representatives from the Leather Stocking Region and New York State PTSA will be present to facilitate the meeting, a...

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Sports Expo and 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis-10/24/2011


The 3rd annual Westdacks Winter Sports Expo, in conjunction with an inaugural “Run From Hell” 5K Run/Walk, will be held on Saturday, October 29, at the Hulbert House in Boonville. Proceeds from both events will be donated to the fight against cystic fibrosis. The Sports Expo will be held from 1...

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Stacy S. Jordan-10/19/2011

REMSEN - Stacy S. Jordan, 43, of Countryman Road, husband of Teresa, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long and heroic struggle with illness....

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Column for 10.26.11-10/19/2011

“I Used To Think I’d Live Forever, But Now I’m Not So Sure” is the name of the book I’m in the process of writing.

The book contains stories about places I’ve gone over the years and people I’ve met and things I’ve done. The book is almost finished, but to be honest it was almost finished ...

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Column for 10.12.11-10/12/2011

At the start of the trail I stopped and tried to remember when I had last walked up to Trenton Falls. It was so long ago I couldn’t remember.

Timing, as they say, is everything and I picked last Sunday to go look at the falls for the first time in a long time. Sunday’s weather was perfect. ...

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Agnes E. Aganier-10/12/2011

LYONS FALLS - Agnes E. Aganier, 94, of Lyons Falls, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville....

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Philip C. Green-10/12/2011

ROME - Philip C. Green, 54, of Rome-Taberg Road, husband of Carolyn, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, from injuries he sustained in a fall, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, while working on a construction project in Munnsville....

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Violet Elizabeth Fynmore-10/12/2011

SOUTH CAROLINA - Violet Elizabeth Fynmore, age 89, died on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Murrells Inlet, SC....

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Joan Buckley Carruthers-10/12/2011

TEXAS - Joan Buckley Carruthers, Dallas, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011....

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BIG BUCK –-10/10/2011

Shea Schoff of West Leyden proudly displays a big 9-point buck he shot while bow-hunting in the West Leyden area on Sunday, October 2. Schoff said official scoring of the buck was done at the Hideaway in West Leyden. The 9-pointer had an 18-inch spread and weighed 172 pounds. Schoff said this is his...

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Help Set the Future of ACS-10/10/2011

The Adirondack Central School Board of Education invites parents, business owners, community members, and alumni to participate in an information collection meeting on Wednesday, October 19. They will be holding two sessions. The first will be from 5:30-7 p.m., and the second from 7:30-9 p.m. Both s...

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First Annual Fall Black Moose Kayak Event This Weekend-10/10/2011

LYONS FALLS - Lyons Falls Alive and local kayakers are hosting the 1st Annual Fall Black-Moose Kayak Event on October 14, 15 and 16 in Lyons Falls.
The Moose River makes for one of the greatest Class III, IV and V kayaking events in the U.S. There is also flat-water paddling on the Black River....

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TV Shows to Feature Local Snowmobiling-10/10/2011

WPBS-TV in Watertown, New York has announced the broadcast of a new series in conjunction with Lewis, Oswego and Oneida counties and Old Forge. Snow Country New York, which is a four-part local snowmobiling television series, will air on the station this winter.
Local trail systems will also be...

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Column for 10.5.11-10/5/2011

A questionnaire arrived in the mail at the end of last week. It looked official because it is official.

It carried the seal of the State of New York and the United Court System. The heading stated: “Juror Qualification Questionnaire - Oneida County.”

Until the end of last week I th...

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Gail S. Pruckno-10/5/2011

BOONVILLE – Gail S. Pruckno of Summit Street, affectionately known as “Hoedy” to many people, wife of Joseph, died on Monday, September 26, 2011, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, from a long battle with cancer....

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Joseph S. Longway-10/5/2011

CONSTABLEVILLE - Joseph S. Longway, 52, of Meyer Road, husband of Deborah, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse....

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Jerry L. Ladlee-10/5/2011

REMSEN - Jerry L. Ladlee, 67, husband of Judy (Jenny) Ladlee, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on the Countryman Road, on Friday, September 30, 2011....

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Shrine Circus Coming to Utica October 7-9-10/3/2011

Some of the Ziyara Zanies’ clowns that will be perfomring in the annual Ziyara Shrine Circus in Utica on October 7, 8 and 9. Some of these same clowns perform each year in the Boonville-Oneida County Fair and Woodsmen’s parades.
(Submitted Photo)

UTICA - It’s time again for the annual Z...

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Wildcats Defeat Raiders in Overtime-10/3/2011

In an exciting homecoming game on Saturday, October 1, the Adirondack Central School varsity football Wildcats defeated the Lowville Red Raiders in overtime by a score of 26-18. (See story and more photos in this week's Boonville Herald)
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Affordable Health Insurance for Dairy Farmers Informational Meeting Scheduled October 19-10/3/2011

Are you in need of affordable health insurance for your farm employees, your family or yourself? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is working with Payne & Rybak Benefit Plans, Inc. to offer the Dairy Co-ops Health Insurance on a group basis. This would mean better coverage at a lower p...

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Fritz’s Polka Band Lands Another Song On “Breaking Bad” TV Show to Air October 9-10/3/2011

Jagermeister-sponsored Fritz’s Polka Band (FPB) from Verona, is pleased to announce that another of their original songs is scheduled to be included again on the hit cable TV show, “Breaking Bad,” in the episode that will air on October 9 on AMC at 10 p.m. EST. The episode is yet to be titled. Read...

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Stuart George Riegler-9/28/2011

LEE CENTER- Stuart G. Riegler, 91, formerly of Brookside Drive, husband of Susan, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. Before entering the hospital he had resided at the Eastern Star Home of Oriskany....

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Column for 9.28.11-9/28/2011

John Steinbeck was a great writer. His “Travels With Charley: In Search of America” is one my favorites. Stephen King is a great writer. His memoir “On Writing” is also one of my favorites. A lot about writing can be learned from both books.

I can quote from both books without even having t...

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Minnie S. Jones-9/28/2011

VERONA/BOONVILLE - Minnie S. Jones, 99, of Main Street, Verona, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Gail Parsons, where she had resided for the past 10 years....

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Column for 9.21.11-9/21/2011

The thing about letting someone borrow a book is that you probably won’t get it back. This is something I know to be true.

Take, for example, “Images of America - Around Boonville,” a book by Harney J. Corwin, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2009. The first person I let borrow the book n...

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Ronald E. Capron-9/21/2011

AMSTERDAM, NY- Ronald E. Capron, 48, of Snooks Corner Road, passed away at his residence after a brief illness on Tuesday, September 13, 2011....

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Marjorie I. Post-9/21/2011

FLORENCE - Marjorie I. Post, 89, of Florence-Taberg Road, died at home on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 with her family by her side....

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Barbara Marr Anna-9/21/2011

Barbara Marr Anna, full of life, energetic and vibrant to the end, passed on due to complications following a stroke, August 20, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home in Escondido, CA....

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Roger David Simpson-9/21/2011

FLORIDA - Roger David Simpson, 59, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Boonville, NY, died on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Veterans Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL....

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Gerald Allan Langkans-9/21/2011

HOLLAND PATENT/ BOONVILLE - Gerald Allan Langkans, 76, a former resident of Hurlbut Street, Boonville, and a recent resident of Fox Road, Holland Patent, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness....

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Edward Jeffrey Lago-9/21/2011

BOONVILLE, NY/WEST PAWLET, VT – Edward Jeffrey Lago passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Boonville, NY....

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June E Mills-9/21/2011

June E Mills, 76, of Forestport, a native of Downsville, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in East Branch at her sister Gail’s home....

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“Biggest and Best” Fall Arts Festival Coming Soon-9/19/2011

Lee Buick-GMC Trucks, C. Hughes Hardware, Frontier Communications and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce will present the “Biggest and Best” Fall Arts Festival ever on Saturday, October 1. According to organizers of the event, there will be something for everyone.
Attention chili cookers and...

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Primary Race Results-9/19/2011

Voting in Boonville on Primary Day, September 13 at left are Bob and Pat Jones. Shown at the table from left are election inspectors Nancy Trainor, Phyllis Washburn, Marleen Capron and Alice Belewich.
(Photo by Joanna Moore)

After all four election districts in the Town of Boonville rep...

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National POW/MIA Day of Remembrance-9/19/2011

Participants of the POW/MIA ceremony held at the Boonville VFW Post #5538 on Friday, September 18, are from left: Father Sean O’Brien, Chet Stuttler, David Troutman, Robert Gape, Guy Case and Mark Shoemaker.
(Photo by Betty Haig)


In accordance with the established National POW/MIA ...

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Postal Regulatory Commission Grants Woodgate Post Office Appeal-9/19/2011

WOODGATE – The Woodgate Post Office will remain open for at least 120 days.
The Postal Regulatory Commission received a petition from the Woodgate Citizens Committee and individually named petitioners on September 13 and assigned Docket Number A2011-70 to the case. On September 14, Shoshana M. G...

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Column for 9.14.11-9/14/2011

Do you ever read a book for the second time?

With so many books and so little time, it doesn’t make much sense reading a book twice. I just finished reading a book for the third time. But then I often do things that don’t make much sense.

The book just read for the third time was D...

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Raymond D. Maxwell-9/14/2011

BOONVILLE - Raymond D. Maxwell, 83, of Lachausse Rd passed away at home on Friday, September 9, 2011....

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Kenneth E. Sliter-9/14/2011

BOONVILLE/LOWVILLE - Kenneth E. Sliter, 90, WW II Navy Veteran, florist and landscaper, passed away on Friday evening, September 9, 2011, at Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville. Ken joins his beloved wife of 66 years, Joyce who predeceased him August 8 of this year....

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Burt E. Green-9/14/2011

LYONS FALLS - Burt E. Green, 83, a longtime resident of Markham Street, husband of Betty, and a retired educator at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse....

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Lloyd J. Akin-9/7/2011

SENECA CASTLE - Lloyd J. Akin, age 84, of Seneca Castle, New York, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at The Heritage at St. Ann’s Community in Rochester.
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Column for 9.7.11-9/7/2011

Siena is a Catholic college just north of Albany. It’s a small college, but they play Division 1 soccer at Siena, which means they play against big schools such as Syracuse University, Buffalo and UAlbany.

The other day Siena played in a tournament at Penn State. They lost the first game 1-...

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Robert J. Maryhugh-9/7/2011

BOONVILLE - Robert J. Maryhugh, 82, formerly of Moose River Road, husband of the late Barbara, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where he had resided for the past two years....

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Column for 8.31.11-8/31/2011

The best speech-making advice I’ve ever been given came from Dick Coleman, once the varsity cross country coach at Mohawk Valley Community College. I follow his advice to this very day.

Many years ago I was the commencement speaker at MVCC. As we lined up to march into the Utica Memorial Au...

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Leroy Lester “Flip” Swartout Jr.-8/31/2011

BOONVILLE - Leroy Lester “Flip” Swartout Jr., 84, of West Leyden Road passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 surrounded by his family and under the care of Lewis County Hospice....

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Early Labor Day Deadline-8/29/2011

The deadline for the September 7 issue of the Herald will be noon on Wednesday, August 31. The paper will go to print on Friday, September 2.
The Herald office will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
Boonville Concert Band...

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?-8/29/2011

It’s that time of year again and area football teams have been gearing up for a new season of exciting action. Practices are well underway. The Adirondack Central School Wildcats, under Head Coach Pat Fiorenza, will host their first game this Saturday, September 3, vs. Herkimer on Adirondack’s home ...

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Woodgate Post Office Receives Closure Notice, Appeal Filed-8/29/2011

WOODGATE - As ex-pected, the United States Postal Services is moving quickly to close 3,400 rural post offices, including Woodgate, “before the Postal Regulatory Commission and Congress has time to react,” said John Isley, chairman of the Woodgate Citizens Committee.
Isley said the Woodgate offi...

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Enjoy the Circus in Boonville on Sept. 8-8/29/2011

The Boonville Fairgrounds will be the site of the Walker Bros. Circus on September 8. Show times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The Walker Bros. Circus, under the “Big Top,” has an all-new 2011 North American Tour. The list of acts include an aerialist, contortionist, horses, juggling, lots of comedy, a...

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Column for 8.24.2011-8/24/2011

In a recent column, I wrote glowingly of my experience riding the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies, starting in Vancouver and ending in Calgary. No one disagreed with me.

In fact, a gentleman named Everett e-mailed me and said his experience was quite the same as mine an...

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Robert E. Brucker Sr.-8/24/2011

BOONVILLE - Robert E. Brucker Sr. died at Faxton St. Luke’s Health Care on Monday, August 15, 2011, the day of his 86th birthday....

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Herbert R. Young-8/24/2011

LEYDEN - Herbert R. Young, 61, of Brown Road, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Center after a several month illness....

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Albert (Joe) L. Earl-8/24/2011

BOONVILLE - Albert (Joe) L. Earl, 74, a resident of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on August 19, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Luella Beck-8/24/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Luella (Sullivan) Beck, 97, a longtime resident of Lyonsdale and Port Leyden, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the residence of her granddaughter, Laura, while under the care of The Community Hospice of Albany County....

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Mary E. Fletcher-8/24/2011

FORESTPORT – Mary E. Fletcher, 85, of Lorraine Road, formerly of Cold Brook, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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William Shakespeare is Coming to Boonville’s Renaissance Fantasy Faire-8/22/2011

The son of a humble glove maker, with only the kind of education an obscure village in the inter-lands of 16th Century England could provide William Shakespeare rose to become the most celebrated poet and playwright in human history. Known as the “Bard of Avon,” Shakespeare now has an even greater s...

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2011 NYS LUMBERJACK CHAMPIONS-8/22/2011

The NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days Men’s Open Championship Lumberjack contests were held Sunday, August 21, at the Boonville Fairgrounds, and the top three winners were: 1st place, Jean Pierre Mercier (second from left) from Quebec, Canada; 2nd place, Mike Sullivan (left) from Winsted, CT; and 3rd, David...

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2011 LUMBERJILL WINNERS-8/22/2011

- The top three winners of the World’s Open Lumberjill Championship contests held Saturday, August 20, at the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days in Boonville were: 1st place, Peg Engasser (center) of Cortland, NY; 2nd, Shannon Strong (left) of Warren, CT; and 3rd, Erin LaVoie (right) of Spokane, WA. See more...

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Column for 8.17.2011-8/17/2011

Back in the mid-1980s, when I was smart enough to get the newspaper I worked for to pay my way, I traveled once a year through the United States on Amtrak. One of the trips took me through the Rocky Mountains and I wrote of the incredible beauty.

Nobody disagreed with me about that beauty, ...

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Hester P. Kornmeyer-8/17/2011

BOONVILLE - Hester P. Kornmeyer of Woodgate Drive died on August 12, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family....

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Joyce Martin Sliter-8/17/2011

PORT LEYDEN — Joyce Martin Sliter, 87, 7219 Norton Road, passed away on Monday morning, August 8, at the Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville....

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Column for 8.10.2011-8/10/2011

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Amos J. Lesperance-8/10/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Amos J. Lesperance, 81, formerly of Douglas Street, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2011 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Lowville....

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Donald C. Bishop-8/10/2011

BOONVILLE- Donald C. Bishop, 76, of Hawk-insville Road, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, while under the loving care of his companion, family and Hospice....

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Helen M. Ferguson-8/10/2011

LOWVILLE – Helen M. Ferguson, 95, a resident of the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011 under the care of the nursing staff, and with her family at her side....

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Adirondack Renaissance Fantasy Festival Coming to Boonville-8/8/2011

Valeria Dracona of Adamo Ignis performs her fire show. Valeria and an entire host of performers are expected at the Adirondack Renaissance Fantasy Festival in Boonville September 10 and 11.
(Submitted Photo)

The Merely Players of Upstate New York will be part of a new and exciting event...

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“American Loggers” to Visit NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days-8/8/2011

Come meet the Pelletier Brothers, stars of the television show “American Loggers,” at this year’s Woodsmen’s Field Days in Boonville, August 19-21.
(Submitted Photo)


Milton CAT is pleased to announce that they will have special guests at their booth during the NYS Woodsmen’s Field ...

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Reminder: Deadline for Parade Entries August 10-8/8/2011

August 10 is the deadline date for all entries in the 64th Annual New York State Woodsmen’s Parade, which will be held on Saturday, August 20.
The Woodsmen’s Corporation invites anyone who wishes to enter a float, VIP, equipment, log truck or marching unit in the parade to do so as soon as poss...

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Boonville Concert Band-8/8/2011

On Friday, August 12, the Boonville Concert Band will once again offer a free concert in the Village Gazebo, beginning at 8 p.m. This week’s featured music will be “Music of the Beatles,” “Light Cavalry Overture,” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” plus several other marches, including “Colonel Bogey.”
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Column for 8.3.2011-8/3/2011

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FAIR ENDS WITH A CROWD-PLEASER-8/1/2011

The Boonville-Oneida County Fair came to an end on Sunday, July 31, with the annual demolition derbies drawing huge crowds in the afternoon and again in the evening. The overall attendance for the week was down, however, according to Dave Hyatt, president of the Fair Association. He said there were ...

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Fred Kline Honored at Fair for Serving as Horse Race Secretary for 50 Years-8/1/2011

Following the horse races on Tuesday, July 26, at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair, Fred Kline, right, was honored for his 50 years of service to the harness racing program, as Race Secretary. Newell Wagoner, left, former Fair Board president and current secretary presented him with a special pictur...

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Forestport Resident Reels in 5-Pound, 8-Ounce “Brookie”-8/1/2011

DEC Announces New Record Brook Trout

Dan Germain of Forestport with his record-breaking brook trout, which weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 22 inches long, surpassing the previous state record set in 2009 by 3.5 ounces.
(Submitted Photo)

New York State Department of Environm...

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Rome Rotary Canalfest August 5-7-8/1/2011

ROME - The annual Rome Rotary Canalfest will be held August 5-7 at Bellamy Harbor Park in Rome. The festival runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, and from 12 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday starts with a watermelon seed-spitting contest at 1 p.m., followed by a balloon relay race at 2 p.m.,...

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Column for 7.27.11-7/27/2011

Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given comes from bulletin boards outside of churches.

For many years I’ve collected billboard words of wisdom and inspiration from in front of churches around the country, including from the Boonville United Methodist Church on Main Street. And some of...

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Robert Clarke Allain-7/27/2011

SYRACUSE - Robert Clarke Allain passed away at his home in Syracuse, NY, on Friday, July 15, 2011, surrounded by his loving family....

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Kathy L. Stone-7/27/2011

CLAYTON – Kathy L. Stone, 49, of Clayton, NY, formerly of Port Leyden, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011....

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Column for 7.20.11-7/20/2011

This year’s edition of the Lewis County Fair opened in Lowville on July 19th and will run until July 23rd. This is the 191st annual Lewis County Fair.

Any event that can last 191 straight years has to be top quality and fun.

In honor of the Lewis County Fair, I have revisited Lewis...

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Marie E. Roberts-7/20/2011

FORESTPORT - Marie E. Roberts, 73, affectionately known as Esther, a former resident of Woodhull Road, Forestport, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Heritage Health Care Center, Utica....

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Norma D. Larrivey, RN-7/20/2011

BOONVILLE- Norma (DeVoe) Larrivey, 77, a longtime resident of Post Street, widow of Edward J., passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2009....

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Rev. David Moltz-7/20/2011

WATERTOWN - Rev. David Moltz (Deacon Moltz), 64, happily passed into God’s loving arms on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Loretto in Syracuse, NY....

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Mary Kathryn Demo-7/20/2011

CROGHAN - Mary Kathryn Demo, 78, of 7162 Belfort Road, Croghan, died with her loving family at her side on Monday, July 11, 2011, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, where she had been a patient for the past four weeks...

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Newell Wagoner to Be Grand Marshall of Boonville Fair Parade-7/18/2011

Former Boonville Fair President and longtime Fair Board member Newell Wagoner, shown standing outside the Fair Museum building at the Boonville Fairgrounds, will be the Grand Parade Marshall for this year’s Boonville-Oneida County Fair Parade, which will take place Monday evening, July 25, starting ...

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Boonville-Oneida COUNTY FAIR SUPPLEMENT IN THIS WEEK'S HERALD!-7/18/2011

The Boonville Herald Fair Supplement includes Fair Shows, Events, Times and so much more. Pick-up this week's Boonville Herald & Adirondack Tourist and recieve your Boonville-Oneida County Fair Supplement included free inside.


2011 Boonville-Oneida County Fair July 25-31

The ...

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Column for 7.13.11-7/13/2011

An e-mail from Father Sean O’Brien arrived a couple of days ago.

Father Sean, as many who read this column know, is pastor of St. Joseph’s in Boonville, St. Mary of the Snows in Otter Lake, and St. Patrick’s in Forestport. He is also a commander in the Navy Reserve and a chaplain, a job th...

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Boonville Town Supervisor John Gaylord Announces Bid for Re-election-7/11/2011

Boonville Town Supervisor John Gaylord announces that he will run for re-election this fall for a second term. Gaylord said that, although he has accomplished some of the goals he had set for the Town of Boonville, a two-year term isn’t enough to complete all of them.
“I’ve received very positiv...

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Boonville Boy is FSLH “Miracle Child” for 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon-7/11/2011

The 11th Annual Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s (CMN) Radiothon will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29. Hosted by radio station Lite 98.7-WLZW, it will broadcast live from the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare lobby, St. Luke’s campus from...

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LEWIS COUNTY FAIR SUPPLEMENT IN THIS WEEK'S HERALD!-7/11/2011

The Boonville Herald Fair Supplement includes Fair Shows, Events, Times and so much more. Pick-up this week's Boonville Herald & Adirondack Tourist and recieve your Lewis County Fair Supplement included free inside.


Don’t Miss Out on “Lewis County’s Great Coming Together”

Bri...

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Column for 7.6.11-7/6/2011

Most men have an easy chair. I have a great easy chair.

In fact, I’ve had the same easy chair for many years. Now that I think about it, I can’t remember life without my easy chair, although there must have been such a time.

Alas, my easy chair, which is a La Z Boy, is worn, st...

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Fireworks in Boonville July 3-6/27/2011

The Village of Boonville will be hosting its annual fireworks display on Sunday, July 3, in honor of the July 4th holiday. The fireworks will start at dark from the top of Park Hill. In addition to the fireworks show, the Fulton Chain Gang will be performing in Erwin Park at the Ethan Allen pavilion...

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2011 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES --6/27/2011

Happy Adirondack Central High School graduates Eddie Judge, left, and Matt Sprowell, celebrating at their commencement ceremony held Saturday morning, June 25. (See more photos of area high school graduates, as well as class lists and awards on Pages 14-20 of this week's Boonville Herald.)
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Boonville Concert Band-6/27/2011

Summer is here, and concerts on the Boonville Village Bandstand will begin on Friday evening, July 1, at 8 p.m. The band will perform a program of patriotic music, featuring “Parade of the Tall Ships,” “American We,” and the “Stars and Stripes Forever” by Sousa.
A highlight of the concert will b...

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First Annual Sink-A-Boat Fundraiser Slated for June 25-6/20/2011

The Woodgate Fire Department members practicing for the June 25 Sink-A-Boat fundraiser.
(Photo by Chris Burnett-Wolle)

WOODGATE - The Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its First Annual Sink-A-Boat Fundraiser on June 25 starting at 9 a.m. at the White Lake Shores Beach...

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Early Deadline-6/20/2011

Due to the July 4th holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the July 6 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, June 29, at noon. That issue of the paper will go to press on Friday, July 1. The Boonville Herald office will be closed on Monday, July 4...

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Column for 6.15.11-6/15/2011

Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, said this: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

Funny, but true. And that truth appl...

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All Signs Point to the Boonville Farmers Market-6/13/2011

Signs are pointing the way to this year’s Boonville Farmers Market which opens this Thursday, June 16, at noon.
Market goers from last year will be happy to see most of the same wonderful vendors as last year: Thorn Apple Shack, Amish Bakers, 1000 Islands Winery, Mill Creek Cattle, Colwell’s Ma...

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Citizens Committee Forms to Save Woodgate Post Office-6/13/2011

WOODGATE - About 30 Woodgate residents have been meeting on Monday evenings at the Woodgate Library to formulate plans to convince the Postal Service to keep the Woodgate office open.
The group urged all postal patrons to return the latest optional comment form, which is available from the Wood...

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Historical Club Names Judy Routson “Woman of the Year”-6/13/2011

Geraldine Crumb, right, the Boonville Historical Club’s Citizen of the Year selection committee chairperson, shows recipient Judy Routson her name permanently engraved on the wooden plaque. Routson was announced as the recipient of the award at the club’s meeting on Monday, June 6.
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BEST OF BOONVILLE-6/13/2011

- Inclement weather, as predicted, on Saturday, June 11, put a damper on this year’s Best of Boonville festivities. However, a break in the rain in the afternoon drew many out to enjoy the entertainment and other activities taking place throughout the village. Main Street was closed off for a portio...

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Column for 6.08.11-6/8/2011

For several years an informal arrangement has existed between Father Seán O’Brien and yours truly.

The simple arrangement works like this: Father Seán, a North Country priest and a chaplain in the Navy Reserve with the rank of commander, gets called to active duty from time to time. When th...

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Helen Jendruch Bittner-6/8/2011

TURIN - Helen Jendruch Bittner of 6368 E. Main Street, Turin, passed away at Lewis County Hospital on Sunday, May 29, 2011....

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Marion H. McDermott-6/8/2011

REMSEN - Marion H. McDermott, 85, devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, died on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at home....

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Royden Kenneth “Kenny” Dano-6/8/2011

VIRGINIA - Royden Kenneth “Kenny” Dano, age 68, a resident of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center, Harrisonburg....

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BOONVILLE RELAY FOR LIFE --6/6/2011

The 7th annual Relay for Life in Boonville was held Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, at the Boonville Fairgrounds. According to Bob Elinskas, director of special events for the American Cancer Society, this year’s event raised approximately $56,000, as of June 6, for the Cancer Society’s programs...

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FAREWELL TO LONG-TIME BOONVILLE MINISTER --6/6/2011

Among the many area residents, friends, community officials, and congregants who stopped to say farewell and offer congratulations to Pastor Bill Mudge and his family on Saturday, June 4, were former Boonville-Oneida County Fair President Newell Wagoner, center, and his wife Evelyn, right. Minister ...

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Cats Crowned Section III Class B Champions-6/6/2011

The Adirondack Central School varsity softball team with the NYSPHSAA Section III championship banner after their 9-4 win over Solvay on Saturday, June 4.
(Photo by Jordan Rauscher)

The Adirondack Central School (ACS) varsity softball team claimed the overall Class B championship with a...

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Best of Boonville Returns This Saturday-6/6/2011

Plan to spend this Saturday in Boonville, June 11, as Boonville rolls out its best for the Annual Best of Boonville Festival. Adirondack Bank, Boonville Big M, and M.V. Cioni Associates Inc. are the proud sponsors of this big event this year.
There will be something for everyone in the family. ...

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Column for 6.1.11-6/1/2011

Although I can’t remember the exact year, I’ve known Seán O’Brien since he was a young assistant pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes on Genesee Street in Utica and I was a reporter for the Utica Daily Press, a morning newspaper that no longer exists.

We’ve marched together in St. Patrick’s Day pa...

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Daniel Francis Morgan-6/1/2011

FLORIDA - Daniel Francis Morgan died on Friday morning, May 20, 2011, at the age of 21. A fatal car accident took him from us, together with one of his dearest friends....

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Column for 5.25.11-5/25/2011

The picture (below) you are looking at here is of the inside of a C-5A, which is one heck of a big airplane. It was on the ground at Griffiss this past Saturday, along with several other airplanes, as part of an open house.

This C-5A is part of the 105th Airlift Wing of the Air National G...

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Charles E. Parsons-5/25/2011

FORESTPORT - Charles E. Parsons, 71, Woodhull Road, affectionately known as “Chuck,” passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Rosetta E. Hoffman-5/25/2011

CONSTABLEVILLE - Rosetta E. Hoffman, Constableville, NY, and Ed-mond, OK, passed peacefully away in her sleep 11-04-2010....

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Ernest Wester-5/25/2011

ALDER CREEK – Ernest Wester, 86, of Egypt Road, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Flags Placed at Veterans Graves-5/23/2011

Circled behind the old Civil War headstones in the Constableville Cemetery are members of the South Lewis Junior National Honor Society, with parents, teachers and advisor Bob Newberry. Kneeling in front is Honor Society member Reegan Domagala placing a new flag with help from Constableville firefig...

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Retiring American Flags-5/23/2011

Legion members Joe Grenier, left, and Jim Kelpy, handling the flag disposal at the American Legion in Boonville on Sunday, May 22. There were approximately 1,400 flags that were properly disposed of, mostly from cemeteries.
(Photo by Betty Haig)


By Betty Haig

At this time ...

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Memorial Day Services in Boonville/Ava-5/23/2011


The annual Memorial Day services will take place in Boonville/Ava on Monday, May 30, as follows: At the Veterans Memorial Forest, Route 294, at 9 a.m.; at the Ava Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.; and at the Boonville Cemetery (at the top of cemetery hill) at approximately 11:30 a.m., following a parade t...

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BOONVILLE HERALD EARLY DEADLINE-5/23/2011

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the June 1 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, May 25, at noon. The paper will go to press on Friday, May 27. The Boonville Herald office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
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Adirondack Boys Set New Mark in 4x400 Relay-5/23/2011

Members of the Adirondack Central School boys’ 4x400 relay track team combined to set a new record of 3:36.36, over the 25-year-old mark of 3:37. From left: Eric Sweicki, Sage Chase, Kevin O’Rourke, and Adam Czajka.
(Submitted Photo)

Back in early April, the Adirondack Central School bo...

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Lurine (Renie) Ann Dean-5/18/2011

GREENVILLE, FL/ LYONS FALLS, NY - Lurine (Renie) Ann Dean, who was born on November 14, 1946 at White’s Nursing Home in Boonville, NY, went home to be with God on February 14, 2011. She passed away at Big Bend Hospice House, Tallahassee, Florida....

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Column for 5.18.11-5/18/2011

As was pointed out in last week’s column, the timing couldn’t have been better for the publication of “With Courage and Honor,” a new 278-page book about Oneida County’s participation in the Civil War. This, of course, is the 150th anniversary of the war’s start.

Here from the book, edited...

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Boonville’s 7th Annual Relay For Life to be held June 3 and 4-5/16/2011

Boonville’s 7th annual Relay for Life will be held, rain or shine, on Friday, June 3, starting at 6 p.m. and continuing round the clock until approximately 9 a.m. Saturday morning, June 4, at the Boonville Fairgrounds.
The public is invited to attend. Admittance is free and open to everyone. Op...

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Adirondack Softball Team Captures CSC Championship-5/16/2011

After winning the Thomas Maurer Memorial Softball Tournament on Saturday, May 7, the Adirondack Central School varsity softball Wildcats put together Center State Conference wins to raise their season record to 15-0 and 11-0 and clinch a first-place finish in the division. The team swept a double-he...

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Post Office Closings in West Leyden and Woodgate Being Reviewed-5/16/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente joined more than 100 patrons and other officials at the Woodgate Post Office on Thursday, May 12, in an effort to keep the Post Office open.
(Submitted Photo)

On Thursday, May 12, residents in the West Leyden and Woodgate areas were given an oppor...

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Column for 5.11.11-5/11/2011

Cheryl Pula, a reference librarian at Whitesboro’s Dunham Public Library, and her brother James, an educator, have edited and helped write a book about the Civil War.

The timing of “With Courage and Honor” is, of course, timely. The war started 150 years ago. The book’s subtitle is “Oneida...

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Denise M. McDonald, Ret. U.S. Air Force-5/11/2011

REMSEN - Denise M. McDonald, 51, Ferncliff Road, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Nadine and Shawn Corrigan, while surrounded by the loving care of her family and Hospice....

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ROAD WASHED OUT-5/9/2011

- The Smith Road in West Turin is closed after flooding caused severe damage to the road. On the left, a cliff drops 40-50 feet down to the creek and culvert.
(Photo by Carole Murch)...

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Constableville Bridge Closed-5/9/2011

The street entering the Village of Constableville has been closed due to structural damage to the bridge over Sugar River, following the recent heavy rains.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

By Betty Haig

CONSTABLEVILLE - A major entrance to and from Constableville is now closed. The stree...

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Column for 5.4.11-5/4/2011

On the night it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by members of Navy SEAL Team Six, I got a message from a friend of mine via facebook. There were many messages flying around on Sunday night and early Monday morning as the news broke.

My friend wrote: “They are saying that...

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Andrew Seelman-5/4/2011

BOONVILLE - Andrew Seelman, 86, of Sunset Avenue, affectionately known as “Andy,” passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, April 26, 2011....

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Jane H. Kazek-5/4/2011

BOONVILLE - Jane H. Kazek, 90, of State Route 26, Mohawk Hill, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a brief illness....

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Robert W. Montana-5/4/2011

UTICA - Robert W. Montana, 69, of Centennial Circle, a former resident of Miller Woods Road, Boonville, passed away at his residence on February 3, 2011....

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“Toe” Path Trekkers Have First Run-5/2/2011

By Betty Haig

On a breezy, cool evening, Thursday, April 28, the first run of the season for the “Toe” Path Trekkers took place at their usual meeting place in the upper pavilion in Boonville’s Erwin Park.
Weather was not as chilly as most season starters, but there was still a nip in ...

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Second Annual Spring Black-Moose Kayak Event Planned-5/2/2011

LYONS FALLS - Lyons Falls Alive and local kayakers are hosting the 2nd Annual Spring Black-Moose Kayak Event on May 14 and 15 in Lyons Falls. Two days of water release on the Moose River will provide kayakers a chance to experience some of the best kayaking in the United States.
Camping will be ...

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Trenton Falls Scenic Trails Open May 14 and 15-5/2/2011

The Trenton Falls scenic trails, located in the Trenton Gorge on the West Canada Creek in northern Oneida County, will be opening again this spring, May 14 and 15
They are anticipating great weather, and all are invited to walk the trails, enjoy the falls, and start the season with a great exper...

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Tornado Confirmed in Oneida County-5/2/2011

This photo, taken at 5:08 Tuesday afternoon, April 26, shows a funnel cloud over Holland Patent School. Shortly before that, a tornado had touched down in a wooded area near the intersection of State Route 49 and Lauther Road near Verona Mills.
(Photo by Michael Parker)

The National Wea...

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Column for 4.27.11-4/27/2011

“Along Oriskany and Big Creeks,” written by Richard Williams of Clinton, contains great information for those interested in history, geography, geology, fishing or for those just curious about the southern part of the county in which they live.

In the chapter headlined “The Stream, Creek, ...

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Sharon M. Schoff-4/27/2011

UTICA - Sharon M. (Bourgeois) Schoff, 53, of Genesee Street, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, April, 18, 2011....

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Anna Grande-4/27/2011

GLENVIEW, IL - Anna (Hrynuk) Grande, 88, a former resident of Rome, passed away at Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011....

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Spencer E. “Dick” Trenham-4/27/2011

BOONVILLE - Spencer E. “Dick” Trenham, 83, of Old West Leyden Road, a longtime dairy farmer, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011, at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, New Hartford. ...

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Franklin L. Bouchard Sr.-4/27/2011

CLINTON/PORT LEYDEN - Franklin L. “Frank” Bouchard, 77, of Matthew Drive, husband of Darlene, a former longtime resident of North Pearl Street, Port Leyden, passed away while surrounded by his loving family at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, on Saturday, April 23, 2011....

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Ava NASSA Club Recognized by NASA-4/25/2011

By PAT MALIN

Members of the NASSA Science Club, from left: Fiona Dutcher, Lillith Bulawa, Ben Olney, Maryann Bulawa with her sister, Jennie, Adia Bulawa, Tyler Marshall and Baylen Marshall.
(Photo by Pat Malin)

AVA - When the members of the NASSA Science Club in Ava were deve...

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Open House Held at New Justice Building in Port Leyden-4/25/2011

What used to be a small gas station on Route 12, Port Leyden, is now a comfortable township meeting and courthouse for the Village of Port Leyden and Town of Leyden.


PORT LEYDEN - What was a small gas station many years ago (when gas was $1.15 per gallon), and was closed for approximat...

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Reservations Due by May 14 for Mudge Family Tribute-4/25/2011

The community is invited to a program honoring Pastor Bill Mudge and his family, on Saturday, June 4, in the Kiwanis Building at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. Long-time minister at the Boonville United Methodist Church, and more recently at CenterPoint Ministries in Mapledale, Pastor Mudg...

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Column for 4.20.11-4/20/2011

It was thoughtful of Dick Williams to send me a copy of his latest book, “Along Oriskany & Big Creeks,” which is about the geology, history and people of the Oriskany Creek area of southern Oneida County. It was also smart of Dick to send me the book since I’ll be interviewing him about the book on ...

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Sgt. Charles J. V. Fries Jr.-4/20/2011

Sgt. Charles J. V. Fries Jr., son of Shirley A. Joslin-Fries, passed away at his home in Nashville, TN, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011....

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Joseph E. White Sr.-4/20/2011

BOONVILLE - Joseph E. White Sr., 90, of Buck Corner Road, husband of Helen, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a short illness....

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Marguerite (Midge) Fitzgerald-4/20/2011

GLENFIELD - Marguerite (Midge) Fitzgerald, 93, of River Street passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had been a resident since January 2010....

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Constableville Cubs Give Honor Awards-4/18/2011

Awards, fun, food and family on Blue & Gold Day for Cub Pack #51 … 26 members strong. Shown above are 22 Cubs that attended (listed in story below), as well as Scouts CJ Ward and Thomas Randall, Marine Corps League Rep Royal Kraeger, American Legion Commander Chris Panik, Cubmaster Tom Randall, Scou...

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South Lewis Central School to Cut Seven Positions-4/18/2011

TURIN - The South Lewis Central School District’s tentative budget would increase the tax levy by 2.98 percent, while cutting seven teacher and aide positions, one each through attrition.
Spending in the proposed budget that was recently adopted by the Board of Education would be $24,670,009, u...

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Earth Day Cleanup in Boonville-4/18/2011

Shown here signing in with Earth Day organizer Barb Freeman, left, are two members of Boy Scouts of America Troop #13, Brian Yager, front right, and Jake Freeman, signing in for volunteer trash pick-up on Earth Day.


With weather a factor, the Earth Day cleanup in Boonville was almost p...

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Helicopter Lands in Boonville Following Explosion in Port Leyden-4/18/2011

The helicopter is shown shortly before landing in the parking lot of the former Davidson Chevrolet building on Route 12, Boonville, Monday morning, April 18. (Photo by Dawn Currier)

A medical helicopter landed in the parking lot at the former Davidson Chevrolet building on Route 12, Boonvi...

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Mrs. Edna K. Sattler-4/13/2011

BOONVILLE - Edna (Kraeger) Sattler, 97, of Aubrey Avenue, widow of Henry J., passed away in the comfort of her residence while surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 3, 2011....

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Kathy Ann Faber LaClaire-4/13/2011

BLOSSVALE - Kathy Ann Faber LaClaire, 48, of Passer Road, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Jack Michaels-4/13/2011

BOONVILLE - Jack Michaels, 79, of Boonville, died on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness. For several years they resided in the Woodgate and Otter Lake area....

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Marshall L. Kohn-4/13/2011

AVA - Marshall L. Kohn, 64, of Ava, husband of Sandra, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Rome Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness....

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Shirley J. Hebert-4/13/2011

FORESTPORT - Shirley J. (Casey) Hebert, 74, of Newton Street, wife of Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a brief illness....

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Column for 4..13.11-4/13/2011

Don’t ask me why I’m interested in Mohawk Airlines because I don’t know. But I do know that I’ve been interested in Mohawk for a long time.

Mohawk was a great airline, to be sure, and it was Oneida County’s own. Mohawk was based at the Oneida County Airport, when it was in Oriskany. Not ma...

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Mudslide Damages Home on the Gorge-4/11/2011

This home on the Gorge (Route 46), owned by Shirley Crocetti, 10 miles west of Boonville, was severely damaged by a mudslide that occurred sometime late Monday evening/early Tuesday morning, April 4-5. The house was filled with mud and moved off its foundation about 6 feet, and the garage was flatte...

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ANNUAL SNIRT RUN-4/11/2011

- The Tug Hill region was packed on Saturday, April 9, as thousands of ATVs participated in the 8th annual SNIRT Run, which is a major fund-raiser for the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals. With registrations taking place at Barrows Performance, the Groomer Barn and Timberview, riders were able to take off fr...

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American Cancer Society Wants to Paint Boonville Purple-4/11/2011

The American Cancer Society will celebrate the Relay For Life season by “painting” Boonville purple on Friday, April 29.
Once again, the Relay For Life of Boonville is holding a contest for all area residents and businesses to see who can do the best job “painting” their home or storefront pur...

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Lowville Four Corners Busy With Construction-4/11/2011

BLOCK FIRE CLEANUP - Cleanup from a February 5 block fire on North State Street in Lowville began last week. Employees of Independent Commercial Contractors Inc. erected fences around the fire site and were expected to spend three to five days removing rubble from the location. Engineers will then a...

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Column for 4.6.11-4/6/2011

I have great memories. Once I got to fly an Air Force fighter jet for several minutes. Three times I’ve been to Martina McBride concerts. And I’ve hiked to the bottom of Grand Canyon, although the last time I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it back to the rim. Yes, many wonderful memories.
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William James Marcy Sr.-4/6/2011

BOONVILLE - William James Marcy, 85, of Potato Hill Road, affectionately known as “Bill,” passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica....

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Claude T. Smith Jr.-4/6/2011

WOODGATE - Claude T. Smith Jr., 88, of White Lake, Woodgate, NY, left his beloved family to join the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in Gaines-ville, FL....

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Marine Corps League of Boonville Collects Pop-Tops to Benefit Children’s Hospital-4/4/2011

Pop-Top Plaque Presentation Participants, from left, Remsen VFW Chaplain Carl Roberts; Paul Case; Covey Pashley Post 893 American Legion Commander Brad Birnie; Bill Yetman, president of the Remsen VFW Men’s Auxiliary; and Mike Tigue, local coordinator of the Pop-Top Collection effort. Holding the pl...

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Donations Coming in to Save Dam-4/4/2011

CROGHAN - Donations are nearing $50,000 for a study intended to save the Croghan Island Dam. Lewis County Development Corporation recently applied for $99,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant program in order to complete a proposed engineering study of the...

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Telephone Company Reunion Planned-4/4/2011

In October 1984 the telephone company closed the Erwin Street business office and operator divisions in Boonville. Many former employees think it is time for a reunion, so one has been planned for Saturday, May 21, at Freddy’s Diner (formerly Ted’s Dairy) on the corner of Post and Ford Street, acros...

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Column for 3.30.11-3/30/2011

Saving loose change is a habit I’ve had since my newspaper route years. I started delivering newspapers when I was 11 years old, so I don’t have to tell you I’ve been saving change for a long time.

I don’t care for piggy banks, though. I’ve always saved my change in coffee cans. Right now ...

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Julia (Judy) Casler Kaiding-3/30/2011

BOONVILLE - Julia (Judy) Casler Kaiding, 92, of Boonville, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Judy was predeceased by her devoted husband, Stuart N. Kaiding, on November 23, 2008....

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ACS SPRING MUSICAL --3/28/2011

Adirondack Central School will be presenting its spring musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31, April 1 and 2. The curtain will open at 7 p.m. Thursday, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Shown above are some of the cast members and...

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Oneida County Population Down-3/28/2011


The latest population estimates by the U.S. Census were released last week, and the figures show Oneida County losing 5,315 residents since 2001. The new estimate for the County is 229,809, compared to 235,124 10 years ago.
(For the full story pick up this week's Boonville Herald or call ...

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Bicyclist and Handcyclist Complete “Ultimate Bike Adventure”-3/28/2011


Jeffrey Thomas and Aaron Roux cross their second state border, New Mexico, on their cross-country journey.
(Photo from UBA2011.blogspot.com)


Jeffrey Thomas, a physical therapist from Rochester, son-in-law of Ben and Dianne Daskiewich of Boonville, recently completed a journey ...

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Column for 3.23.11-3/23/2011

Every person who loves books will tell you that it is almost impossible to pass a used book store without going in to see what treasures are to be found on the shelves. That, of course, is what makes used book stores so interesting. Unlike chain bookstores, you never know what you’ll find inside a u...

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Kenneth L. Webster-3/23/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Kenneth L. Webster, 87, of North Pearl Street, died on Wednesday morning, March 16, 2011, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility, Low-ville....

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Ronald L. Shilling Sr.-3/23/2011

FORESTPORT - Ronald L. Shilling Sr., 51, of South Road West, husband of Hellen, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, after a long illness....

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Jaun Lee Deitch-3/23/2011

BOONVILLE - Jaun (Rowell) Lee Deitch, 79, a former longtime resident of State Route 12, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. Prior to entering the hospital, Jaun was a resident at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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Craig M. Carnright-3/23/2011

REMSEN/BOONVILLE - Craig M. Carnright, 30, formerly of Old State Route 12, son of Mickey D. and Brenda L. Hoffman Carnright, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, from complications from an accident that happened many years ago. For the past several year...

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Holland Patent Soldier Decorated with Bronze Star Medal-3/21/2011

Army Lt. Col. Malcolm C. Cole, right, of Holland Patent, received the Bronze Star Medal from Col. Roger Cloutier. (Submitted Photo)

HOLLAND PATENT - Army Lt. Col. Malcolm C. Cole, a 1983 graduate of Holland Patent Central School, has been decorated with the Bronze St...

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It’s Maple Syrup Time…-3/21/2011

Cortney Markham, left, and Eli Schindler, two maple sugarers, collecting the sap from four of the trees on the property at Markham’s Sugarhouse.
(Photo by Betty Haig)

By Betty Haig

Making maple syrup is a North Country activity starting in late winter (sometime in February) by...

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ACS Board of Education Petitions-3/21/2011

Petitions for the Adirondack Central School District Board candidates seeking placement on the ballot for the May 17 election may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the District Office, 110 Ford Street, Boonville.
To qualify for membership on the school board, an individual: Must be 18 years...

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Column for 3.16.11-3/16/2011

George Capron, of WBRV fame, gave me a list of items with this headline: “You Know You Are An Aging Radio DJ When...

George’s three page list included these six items:

You know you are an aging radio DJ when...

• You still refer to CDs as “records.”

• You were pl...

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Michael J. Muha-3/16/2011

BOONVILLE - Michael J. Muha, 81, a longtime resident of Muha Road in the Town of Leyden, retired dairy farmer, husband of the late Janis, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Shannon Bailey, on the Golden Road. Mike was under the loving care of his family and Le...

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Frances Violet Nellenback-3/16/2011

WEST LEYDEN - Frances Violet (Bator) Nellenback, 93, of Osceola Road, widow of Joseph Sr., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Mrs. Ruth R. Jones-3/16/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Ruth (Rocker) Jones, 88, widow of Carl E., a former longtime resident of Erwin Street, Boonville, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 13, 2011, while surrounded by the care of her loving family and Lewis County Hospice.
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Grant I. Galarneau-3/16/2011

PORT LEYDEN - Grant I. Galarneau, 50, of Galarneau Drive, husband of Sandra, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness....

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Lee Center’s Scott Rutledge to Sing at NBA Game-3/14/2011

LEE CENTER - Lee Center baritone Scott Rutledge will sing the National Anthem at the New Jersey Nets versus the Indiana Pacers National Basketball Game (NBA) on Monday, March 21 at 7PM.
The game will be televised on the YES channel, NBA League Pass, and 660 FAN on the radio.
Rutledge has sa...

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Trash to Produce Electricity Soon-3/14/2011

AVA - Trash will be turned into electrical power later this year as work continues on the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s landfill gas project at the Ava Landfill. Decomposing garbage at the landfill creates gas that will be used to power machines to produce electricity.
Authority offic...

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16th Annual Maple Weekend Celebrates All-Natural Sweetness-3/14/2011

What is all-natural, golden brown, sweet and goes with everything from pancakes to popcorn? New York State maple syrup, of course! “And the best news of all is that the quality of New York State maple syrup is the best in its history, and among the best in the world,” says Michele E. Ledoux, execut...

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Lowville Resident wins $27,300 on Jeopardy-3/14/2011

Lowville resident Quinn McDonald made her national TV debut on Wednesday evening, March 9, on the game show Jeopardy, with hundreds of proud North Country folks tuning in. Not only did she appear on the popular game show with host Alex Trebek, she was Wednesday night’s champion, winning $20,600, as ...

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Column for 3.9.2011-3/9/2011

Somebody just said to me, “Uncle.” Then this person said, “I’ve had enough.”

She was talking about snow. Most people, maybe even some skiers and snowmobilers, have had enough and are looking forward to spring.

What you are reading is being written on Monday. I went to bed Sunday ni...

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Carlton J. Weaver-3/9/2011

TOWN OF WESTERN - Carlton J. “Carl” Weaver, 63, of Sage Road, husband of Anna, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 28, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Virginia Wagoner Booth-3/9/2011

BOONVILLE/CONNECTICUT Virginia (Jimmie) Wagoner Booth, 88, a native and former resident of Boonville, died at Westview Health Care Center in Dayville, Connecticut, on January 9, 2011....

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Shirley Ann Maciejko-3/9/2011

WHITESBORO/LYONS FALLS - Shirley Maciejko, of Whitesboro and Lyons Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica....

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Hedy K. Morris-3/9/2011

AMSTERDAM/BOONVILLE - Hedy K. (Higby) Morris, 62, of Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, a former resident of Schuyler Street, Boon-ville, passed away peacefully into the Arms of the Lord, following a long illness, on Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Schenectady....

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Pastor Mudge Leaving Boonville for Superintendent Post-3/7/2011

Pastor Bill and Shari Mudge

By Judy Routson

BOONVILLE - Longtime local minister, the Reverend William A. Mudge, will be leaving his post for a new position come July 1. Senior Pastor at Boonville’s United Methodist Church since 1991, “Pastor Bill” has accepted an assignment that wi...

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HEART RUN & WALK REGISTRATION --3/7/2011

The Lee Schoff Registration Day for the America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk drew well over 100 registrants. Held at the Town and Village Offices on Wednesday, March 2 from 3 until 7 p.m., there were 130 registered by 6:30 p.m. According to longtime volunteer Judy Ingersoll, a member of Team Lee, $19...

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Hamlin Sweeps U.S. Nationals and Seeding Races in Lake Placid-3/7/2011

Erin Hamlin, center, of Remsen, won the Norton Senior National Luge Championships Saturday in Lake Placid. She is flanked by the runnersup, Emily Sweeney, left, and Ashley Walden.
(Photo by Ryan Hamlin)


By PAT MALIN

Making the most of her experience, Erin Hamlin breezed t...

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Harold H. Evon-3/2/2011

FORESTPORT – Harold H. Evon, 76, of the O’Brien Road, died at his home on Saturday, February 26, 2011 after a short illness....

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James M. Platt-3/2/2011

TABERG - James M. Platt, 61, of West Ava Road passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the VA Hospital, Syracuse....

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Richard E. Owens-12/22/2010

FLORIDA - Richard E. Owens, 82, of Sun City Center, FL passed into spirit on Tuesday, December 14, 2010....

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Column for 12.22.10-12/22/2010

No column this week....

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Clifford “Shine” Reese-12/22/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Clifford “Shine” Reese, 89, of Moose River Road, died at home after an illness, surrounded by his loving family and Hospice....

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Irma Ray Garbarino-12/22/2010

FLORIDA/BOONVILLE - Irma Ray Garbarino, 82, of Palm Bay, Florida, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2010....

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Myron C. Boc-12/22/2010

WEST LEYDEN - Myron Boc, who was born in West Leyden, NY, on December 8, 1921, passed away at age 89 due to heart failure on December 11, 2010....

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Florence Mae Oliver-12/22/2010

BOONVILLE - Florence Mae Oliver, 88, of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010, at the Center, where she had resided since June 2002....

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Boonville Herald Holiday Schedule-12/20/2010

The staff at the Boonville Herald will be taking a break for the holidays. There will be no December 29 issue of the paper. The news and advertising deadline for the January 5 issue of the paper is Wednesday, December 22, at noon. Our office will be closed December 24 through January 2. We will re...

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Its Official: Boonville is Second Snowiest City in America-12/20/2010

By Betty Haig The Weather Channel decided to check into the top snow cities in the country…and lo and behold, Boonville, New York, came in at #2 with an average snowfall of 220.5 inches. The list was compiled by the Weather Channel using a 30-year average annual snowfall data from the National...

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WBRVs George Capron Appears on Weather Channel-12/20/2010

George Capron measures snow behind the WBRV Radio Station on Route 12, Boonville. Photo by Joanna Moore On Thursday, December 16, George Capron, morning DJ at WBRV “The Moose,” Boonville Herald proofreader, and local weather enthusiast, made a guest appearance on The Weather Channel, after Boo...

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Dr. Voras Trip to Antarctica Gets Off to Inauspicious Start-12/20/2010

Vinson Base Camp with the Vinson Massif in the background. The summit is roughly behind the high point toward the right side of the ridge. Photo from mountaintrip.com By PAT MALIN Any trip to Antarctica is bound to be memorable, but Dr. Manoj Voras journey started on an agonizing note. ...

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Column for 12.15.10-12/15/2010

Theres a newly installed F-4 Phantom on static display at the Griffiss Business Park, up on what was once called SAC Hill, a name that goes back to when Griffiss was an Air Force Base. Ive always thought the F-4 was the second prettiest fighter jet ever flown by the United States. Alas, no F-4s ...

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Ida P. Moselle-12/15/2010

BOONVILLE/UTICA - Ida P. Moselle, 84, of Utica passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center....

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Michael S. Garramone-12/15/2010

UTICA/FORESTPORT - Michael S. Garramone, 94, a former longtime resident of Woodhull Road, Forestport, a co-founder of Garramones Restaurant, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010, at Faxton-St. Lukes Hospital, New Hartford....

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Robert J. Steria Sr.-12/15/2010

BOONVILLE - Robert J. Steria Sr., 65, of Merry Hill Road passed away in Boonville unexpectedly on Sunday, December 12, 2010....

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Jamie N. Pallotta-12/15/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Jamie N. Pallotta, 32, of Highmarket Road, formerly of Palisades Park, NJ, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010, of injuries from a snowmobile accident in the Town of Martinsburg....

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Robert D. Krambuhl-12/15/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Robert D. Krambuhl, 67, of Thomas Road passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Faxton-St. Lukes Health Care after a short illness....

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Column for 12.15.10-12/15/2010

Theres a newly installed F-4 Phantom on static display at the Griffiss Business Park, up on what was once called SAC Hill, a name that goes back to when Griffiss was an Air Force Base. Ive always thought the F-4 was the second prettiest fighter jet ever flown by the United States. Alas, no F-4s ...

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Ann V. Dowling-12/8/2010

BOONVILLE - Ann V. Skorupa Dowling of West Road, the widow of Francis X. Zip Dowling, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, surrounded by her loving children, after a courageous battle with Leukemia....

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Susan Ann Loadwick-12/8/2010

BOONVILLE - Susan Ann Loadwick, 59, of Ford Street passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010 at Faxton-St. Lukes Health Care with her loving family by her side....

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Column for 12.8.10-12/8/2010

A regular reader of what appears in this space sent me a letter, a letter which stands out for two reasons: 1. I dont get many real letters these days. Most of the “letters” I get come in the form of e-mails or text messages. But this letter was handwritten - actually, it looked like Palmer Me...

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Holiday Program for Kids at Lewis Library-12/6/2010

WEST LEYDEN – The Town of Lewis Library will host a Holiday Program on Thursdays, December 9 and 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. for West Leyden Elementary School students in pre-k through 5th grade. Both evenings will feature stories, books, crafts, and gift making. Each participant will go home with a home...

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South Lewis Elementary Band Prepares for December Concert-12/6/2010

South Lewis Band members play a small piece of music while other band members listen. Submitted Photo Each year at this time, things are musically busy in the South Lewis Central School District. First on tap each year is the Elementary School December Concert. The first group to perform is ...

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Nancy Ellen Lambert-12/1/2010

BOONVILLE - Nancy Ellen Lambert, 55, of Hurlbut Street, passed away at her residence while in the loving presence of her family, and caregiver on Sunday, November 28, 2010....

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Column for 12.01.10-12/1/2010

Just got off the telephone with someone who has agreed to be a guest on my WUTR television show. The upcoming guest asked, “Is the show live or do you tape it?” I responded, as I always do when asked that question, “Its taped live.” In other words, the show is taped but we do it as if it wer...

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Mrs. Josephine Egnaczyk-12/1/2010

SHELTON, CONNECTICUT - Mrs. Josephine Egnaczyk, of 57 Wesley Drive, Shelton, Connecticut, formerly of First Avenue Ext., Frankfort, was called to be with Christ on Saturday, November 20, 2010....

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Wayne E. Kent Sr.-12/1/2010

BOONVILLE - Wayne E. Kent Sr., 56, of Main Street, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse after a brief illness....

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Virgil E. Hutton-12/1/2010

WHITESBORO - Virgil E. Hutton, 84, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010 in the comfort of his home with his lovely wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer....

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Paul E. Kirk-12/1/2010

Paul Kirk, 66, of Quaker Hill Road, Ava, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010....

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SANTA, MRS. CLAUS AND REINDEER COME TO TOWN --11/30/2010

With two of the reindeer already here below Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Boonville Friday night, November 26, via horse and buggy in the annual Christmas parade sponsored by the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce. After arriving, Santa visited hundreds of anxious children inside his house, where ...

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CHRISTMAS SEASON BEGINS IN BOONVILLE --11/29/2010

Hundreds of holiday enthusiasts were in Boonvilles Little Village Park Friday night, November 26, anxiously waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus, the grand marshal in the annual Christmas Parade. The jolly elf also lit the Village Christmas Tree to mark the beginning of the Christmas season in Boo...

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Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar-11/29/2010

The First Presbyterian Church, James Street, Boonville, is sponsoring the 47th annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 4, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Bazaar will once again feature unique Christmas wreaths, homemade sweets, handmade Christmas gifts, ornaments, and other items. There will...

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Students with Autism, Parents Thankful for New Social Skills Class in Boonville-11/29/2010

Students with Autism, Parents Thankful for New Social Skills Class in Boonville Cameron Nelson is a 7th grader at Adirondack Middle School in Boonville. He gets good grades, reads a lot, and can talk at length about a variety of subjects. Cameron also has As-pergers syndrome, a form of autism char...

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Laura M. BabcockUrtz-11/24/2010

TEXAS - Laura M. Urtz of Euless, Texas, died on Friday, November 5, 2010....

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Theda Beatrice Gleasman Weaver-11/24/2010

TEXAS - Theda Beatrice Gleasman Weaver passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in Grapevine, Texas. Her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Art Elsner, and her son Richard were present at her passing. She died as a result of complications from surgery to repair a broken femur, caused by a fall....

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Alice Newton Spring-11/24/2010

BOONVILLE - Alice Newton Spring, 95, affectionately known as “Skip,” passed away on Monday, November 15, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness....

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William H. Tyler Jr.-11/24/2010

SEATTLE, WA/REMSEN, NY - William H. Tyler, 46, of Marysville, affectionately known as “Billy” or “Ty,” went to heaven to be with our Lord and his dad on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, after a brief illness....

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Regina C. Rybicky-11/24/2010

BOONVILLE - Regina Cihocki Rybicky, 86, of Aubrey Avenue, wife of Edward, and a former longtime resident of West Leyden, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2009....

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Joy M. Smith-11/24/2010

CLINTON – Joy M. Smith, 64, wife of Lawrence F., and former longtime resident of Turin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, while surrounded by her loving family....

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Column for 11.24.10-11/24/2010

Thanksgiving is a great holiday and an easy one to celebrate. Some people say they enjoy Thanksgiving more than any other holiday because its relaxing and doesnt require the work that it takes to celebrate Christmas. Thanksgiving is not a holiday filled with surprises. You always know the me...

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Canal Museum to Host “Christmas on the Canal”-11/22/2010

The Boonville Black River Canal Museum will be hosting its 6th Annual “Christmas on the Canal” at the Museum Complex at 502 Water Street in Boonville on Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are looking for crafters/vendors to display and sell their merchandise. There is a $20 space de...

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SANTAS REINDEER ARE COMING --11/22/2010

Little Bobby Taylor with Dad Chris was anxiously watching the set-up of the corral that will soon hold some of Santas reindeer. Caretakers of the deer, Tom and Ben Stocklosa, expect the deer to arrive just prior to Thanksgiving Day so keep your eyes open when you pass by the Little Village Park. Hel...

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Boonvilles Christmas Season to Kick Off Friday, November 26-11/22/2010

Boonvilles Christmas season kicks off Friday evening, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. with the 6th Annual Christmas Parade downtown! The Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps league and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring this big event, so bring the whole family! The Marines will be se...

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John Perry Light-11/17/2010

REMSEN - John Perry Light, 66, of Fairchild Road, Remsen, formerly of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare in New Hartford following at long illness....

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Mrs. Catherine F. Lee-11/17/2010

ONEIDA - Catherine F. Sampson Lee, 92, widow of Lawrence J., a former longtime resident of Main Street, Port Leyden, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at Betsy Ross Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, of Rome. Before entering the nursing facility in 2009, Mrs. Lee had resided with her daughte...

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Viania Ruth Faber-11/17/2010

HAWKINSVILLE - Viania Ruth Griffith Faber, 77, a resident of Hawkin-sville, New York, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2010 after a long courageous struggle with cancer....

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Rebecca Susan Ritter-11/17/2010

FORESTPORT – Rebecca Susan Ritter, 40, left us to be with the angels on Saturday, November 13, 2010. Rebecca had been a patient at Faxton- St. Lukes Hospital since October 6, 2010....

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James D. Demas Jr.-11/17/2010

ROSELL PARK, NEW JERSEY - James D. Demas Jr., 69, husband of Linda, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, in Union Township, New Jersey....

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Column for 11.17.10-11/17/2010

Regular readers of what appears in this column may remember a recent offering having to do with headlines Ive collected over the years, headlines that are amusing, unless, of course, the headlines appear in your newspaper. In that recent column I listed some of the best - or worst - headlines, d...

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Paulette E. White-11/10/2010

AVA - Paulette E. White, 66, of Ava, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family at her side on Wednesday, October 27, 2010....

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Rosetta E. Hoffman-11/10/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE – Rosetta E. Hoffman, 97, formerly of Factory Street, Constableville, and currently residing at the Grace Living Center in Edmond, OK, passed away on Thursday, No-vember 4, 2010....

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William W. “Bill” Donaldson-11/10/2010

PORT LEYDEN - William W. “Bill” Donaldson, 68, of Moose River Road, a former resident of North Pearl Street, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica, after a long illness....

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Donna M. LaLone-11/10/2010

TOWN OF STEUBEN - Donna M. LaLone, 52, of Roberts Road passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, New Hartford....

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Kathryn M. Sargent-11/10/2010

FLORIDA - Kathryn M. Sargent, 79, of Hudson, Florida, formerly of Mount Vision, New York, died on Saturday, October 23, 2010....

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Column for 11.10.10-11/10/2010

One of the best places to be on Veterans Day is Washington, D.C. That, of course, is because the Capital is home to so many memorials honoring the veterans who fought for this country. On the National Mall are memorials to those who served in Vietnam, Korea, and World War II, all grouped close t...

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Canal Museum to Host “Christmas on the Canal”-11/8/2010

The Boonville Black River Canal Museum will be hosting its 6th Annual “Christmas on the Canal” at the Museum Complex at 502 Water Street in Boonville on Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are looking for crafters/vendors to display and sell their merchandise. There is a $20 space de...

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Boonville Residents Collect Gifts for the Worlds Largest Christmas Project-11/8/2010

Christmas is arriving early in Boonville, as the Boonville United Metho-dist Church, prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoeboxes full of gifts. Shoeboxes may be dropped of...

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ELECTION DAY AT BOONVILLE ELEMENTARY --11/8/2010

On Election Day 2010, the fifth grade students of Mrs. Shaffer, Mr. Freeman, and Mrs. Pfendlers classes at Boonville Elementary School held elections for Student Council. Pictured from left: Jenna Johnson, Anna Lane, Samuel Hernandez, Delany Dorrity, Zachary Swanger, Maxwell Dorrity, and principal, ...

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Bluegrass Concert Planned to Help Feed the Hungry-11/8/2010

HOLLAND PATENT - Come enjoy an evening of good music and help feed the hungry on Sunday night, November 14, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Redeeming Love Fellowship, 9011 State Route 365 between Floyd and Holland Patent. Admission is free with a freewill offering to be taken. Bring donations ...

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Eleanor Iva Barringer Hartson-11/3/2010

Eleanor B. Hartson, 97, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, New Hartford....

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Dorothy Kelley-11/3/2010

BOONVILLE - Dorothy Kelley, 90, formerly of Erwin Street passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville....

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John W. Paquin-11/3/2010

BOONVILLE - John W. Paquin, 78, of the Boonville Road passed away on October 27, 2010 at St. Lukes Hospital....

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Anna M. Puglio-11/3/2010

ROME - Anna M. Puglio, 93, of Rome, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010, at her home with her loving family....

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Channing R. “Chan” Willoughby-11/3/2010

BOONVILLE - Channing R. “Chan” Willoughby, 79, of Harvey Place, husband of Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, after a short illness....

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Column for 11.3.10-11/3/2010

Ive always wanted to start a column like this: “I just returned from Paris...” And now I can write that because I did, in fact, just return from a week in Paris. Last night, actually. The only thing I didnt enjoy about the trip was the time that it took to get there, which was a long time an...

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Lewis County ATV Trail System Gains National Exposure-11/1/2010

The Tug Hill region will be featured on the television show “Destination Polaris” that will air on the Outdoor Channel later this year. Jared Christie of “Destination Polaris” and his crew were filming the trails leading from Timberview on Thursday, October 28, highlighting local attractions, sites,...

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Boonville Bazaar to be Held November 7-11/1/2010

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Are you looking for some unique gift ideas, without spending a small fortune? Then be sure to come to the Boonville Knights of Columbus on Sunday, November 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Boonville Bazaar is a new event that will feature companies that can ...

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FROSTY THE GREAT PUMPKIN --11/1/2010

On Halloween, Mother Nature was trick-or-treating the North Country with sporadic snow showers throughout the day. Snow came down very heavy at times, with breaks of blue sky and sunshine. This photo was taken on Lovers Lane in Boonville after one of the brief snow showers Sunday afternoon. Submit...

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Column for 10.27.10-10/27/2010

No column this week....

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Florence Gaylord Hirschey-10/27/2010

Florence Gaylord Hirschey, 98, a resident of the Liverpool and Syracuse area since 1976, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, October 18, 2010, at the home of her son, Samuel S. Teresa Hirschey. She had been in gradually failing health for some years....

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Cats End Their Season-10/25/2010

The Adirondack varsity football team wrapped up their season with a 24–14 loss to South Lewis. The Cats finish their year with a 2–6 record. Read the full story in this weeks Boonville Herald...

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ELKS HALLOWEEN PROGRAM --10/25/2010

The Boonville Elks Lodge hosted its annual “Haunted Trail” and Halloween Drug Awareness Program on Saturday evening, October 23, with a great turnout thanks to the many volunteers who put it all together. According to Exalted Ruler Bernie Howard, approximately 1,000 people attended this years event,...

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The Origin and Expansion of Lowville Farmers Coop, Inc.-10/25/2010

This photo shows the members of the Farmers Mill in 1910. Submitted Photos The Lowville Farmers Coop, Inc., is celebrating its 90th anniversary of incorporation. According to the history of the Coop, several organizations and events contributed to the establishment of the Lowville Farme...

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Column for 10.20.10-10/20/2010

On one side of me was Gary, a friend and a regular at an establishment in New Hartford that Im not going to mention. Since they dont advertise in the publication in your hands, I dont see why I should go out of my way to promote them. On the other side of me were two strangers. He was drinking B...

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Wayne C. “Pa” Beasock-10/20/2010

WEST LEYDEN - Wayne C. “Pa” Beasock, 75, of State Route 26, husband of Beverly, and a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Lewis, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse....

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FIRST BUCK, FIRST-TIME HUNTING-10/18/2010

- Zachary Perini, 14 years old, shot this beautiful 8-point buck while hunting with his father off the Dorn Road in Boonville. This was Zacharys first-time hunting with a muzzleloader. The buck weighed in at 165 pounds, and had a 12-inch spread. S...

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Lewis County Public Health Announces Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics-10/18/2010

The Lewis County Public Health will hold the following flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics: Lowville Fire Hall – Thursday, October 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Constableville Fire Hall – Friday, October 22, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Harrisville Fire Hall – Wednesday, October 27, 4 to 7 p...

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Forestport Marine Christopher Combs Honored with Bronze Star Medal-10/18/2010

First Sgt. Christopher Combs, right, the Headquarters Company first sergeant, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, reports in to Brig. Gen. John Simmons prior to receiving a Bronze Star medal at Camp Lejeune, NC, October 4. Combs received the award for his meritorious service in ...

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ACAL Members Participate in Watershed Clean-Up Event-10/18/2010

ACAL volunteers, from left: Ian Klingbail, Mary Ann McGrath, Joan Klingbail, Kathy Mathis, Peter Crofoot and Kathy Crofoot. Submitted Photo By Jacki Chamberlain The Black River Trash Bash was held on October 2 and 9 in communities from Watertown to Boonville in Northern Central New York. T...

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Column for 10.13.10-10/13/2010

Many people, including yours truly, are collectors. The things I collect include coins, stamps, vintage pictures, books, picture postcards, quotes, lapel pins, and bumper sticker sayings. I also collect unusual newspaper headlines. These collectible headlines come from newspapers Ive read, from ...

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Former Store in Port Leyden to be Converted into Court-10/11/2010

This building on Route 12, a former gas station/store, will soon be the site of the Village of Port Leyden and Town of Leyden court. Photo by Joanna Moore PORT LEYDEN - A former gas station and convenience store is being cleaned up for use as a court facility for the village of Port Leyden a...

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2nd Annual Old Growth Hike to Start in West Leyden-10/11/2010

WEST LEYDEN - See the seasons stunning fall colors and hike through some of the oldest forests in the region – join the 2nd Annual Old Growth Hike. Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is hosting the Old Growth Hike on Saturday, October 16. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the West Leyden School on Fish Cr...

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Hamlin Places Third in Start Championship-10/11/2010

By PAT MALIN Ashley Walden won the ninth Start Championship of her career last Saturday in the unofficial opening to the USA Luge season in Lake Placid. Remsens Erin Hamlin placed third of four athletes in womens singles. The event tested the members of the national and junior national teams i...

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Wildcats Lose to Herkimer-10/11/2010

The Adirondack Central School Wildcat varsity football team gave second place Herkimer all they could handle but came up short in a 55–30 loss. The Cats led at halftime, but could not stop Herkimers Sean Crandall as he racked up 225 yards rushing and 170 yards passing. The Cats were led by Tyler K...

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ACS Modified Football Remains Undefeated-10/11/2010

On Thursday, September 30, the Adirondack modified football team traveled to Herkimer for a showdown of unbeaten teams under the lights. The Wildcats pulled away with a 20-12 victory at the end of regulation. The teams continued to play an extra quarter in which Herkimer won 8 to nothing, but it was...

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Jacqueline B. Witek-10/6/2010

WESTERNVILLE - Jacqueline B. LaQuay Witek, 80, of Dopp Hill Road, widow of Walter F., passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Rome Memorial Hospital, while in the care of her loving family....

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Terry J. Kohl-10/6/2010

UTICA - Terry J. Kohl, 34, of Brody Drive, Utica, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 11, 2010, due to a motor vehicle accident....

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Stanley Wisniewski Swiss-10/6/2010

WESTERNVILLE - Stanley Wisniewski Swiss, age 81, of Westernville, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2010....

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Ruth M. Goodhines-10/6/2010

WEST LEYDEN - Ruth M. Samson Goodhines, 97, formerly of Mud Lake Road, Town of Lewis, and Route 26 in West Leyden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Presbyterian Nursing Home, New Hartford....

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Charlotte E. Meeker-10/6/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Charlotte E. Meeker, 62, of East Main Street, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Column for 10.6.10-10/6/2010

This past Saturday, while at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, site of a camping weekend hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Revolutionary Trails Council, which represents Scouts throughout Oneida and neighboring counties, I ran into an old friend. We got talking about our young days, including all ...

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AREA FLOOD DAMAGE-10/1/2010

ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING - Remnants of Hurricane Nicole dropped several inches of rain in the area causing flash flooding and many road closures due to wash-outs. The photos above show the aftermath of rain on Friday morning, October 1. Photos include: Crews from the Town of Martinsburg working ...

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Harold H. Belknap-9/29/2010

BRANTINGHAM - Har-old H. Belknap, 88, of Middle Road passed away at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility on Sunday, September 26, 2010....

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Ernestine W. Koenig-9/29/2010

FORESTPORT - Ernestine Worden Koenig, 94, a longtime resident of North Lake Road, widow of Otto, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica, after a long illness....

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Donna Louise Bowman-9/29/2010

FORESTPORT - Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Donna Louise Gouger Bowman on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Forestport Presbyterian Church....

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Walter Thomas Scott Sr.-9/29/2010

FORESTPORT - Walter Thomas Scott Sr., 68, of Gulf Brook Drive, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Column for 9.29.10-9/29/2010

Visiting cemeteries and writing down the inscriptions on headstones is something Ive done for years. Dont ask me why, though, because I dont know. In Charlottesville, Virginia, for example, there is a small cemetery at Monticello, once the home of Thomas Jefferson. In the graveyard, which is sti...

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Canal Museum Open House During Boonville Arts Festival-9/27/2010

The Boonville Black River Canal Museum has planned an open house during the Boonville Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum Complex. There will be a book signing by local author Irene Uttendorfsky. Uttendorfsky will also introduce her new game that is...

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Wildcats Break Through With Win Over Lowville-9/27/2010

RAIDERS VS. WILDCATS - The Adirondack Central School varsity football Wildcats broke a three-game losing streak with a 22–19 victory over the Lowville Red Raiders Friday evening, September 24, on the Raiders new turf. It was a very exciting game as the town rivals squared off against each other. In ...

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Boonville Native Survives Bear Attack in Alaska-9/27/2010

William “Billy” Pfendler on one of his fishing trips. Submitted Photo A 37-year-old Boonville native, William F. Pfendler, survived a vicious bear attack on Tuesday night, September 21, in Alaska. Pfendler, a 1991 Adirondack Central School graduate, was attacked by a brown bear while returni...

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Snowsports Expo This Saturday-9/27/2010

The West Adirondacks Annual Snowsports Expo will be held Saturday, October 2, at the Boon-ville Fairgrounds, featuring equipment for alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Proceeds will benefit Cystic Fibrosis. The event will include: * Swap Shop – sell your old gear, get gr...

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Column for 9.22.10-9/22/2010

Since I believe in omens, it is best that I make the USS Oriskany this weeks topic. The omen comes in three parts over the course of three days.Thus the focus of my attention on this days is on the Oriskany, a great aircraft carrier that saw action in Korea and Vietnam and helped keep the peace afte...

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Elizabeth “Betty” Ziemann Barber-9/22/2010

NORTH CAROLINA - Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Ziemann Barber, age 88, of Bamboo Road, Boone, North Carolina, and formerly of Boonville, New York, died Wednesday morning, September 15, 2010, at Blowing Rock Hospital....

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Marjorie L. Clark-9/22/2010

WOODGATE - Marjorie Smith Clark, 76, of Bear Creek Road, widow of Raymond F., passed away after a long illness on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Richard A. Bush-9/22/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Richard A. Bush, 78, a longtime resident of Norbert Bush Road, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility in Lowville, where he had resided since May of 2010....

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Joan Elizabeth Taylor-9/22/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Joan Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Henry and Helen Schwenk Taylor, died on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at her residence....

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Douglas J. Felshaw-9/22/2010

BOONVILLE - Douglas J. Felshaw, 67, of 115 South Street, a former resident of Main Street, Constableville, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the Kindred Hospital in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania....

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Peter Belyea-9/15/2010

BOONVILLE - Peter Belyea, 71, of Charles Street passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Faxton-St. Lukes Hospital, New Hartford....

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Casmer J. Faber-9/15/2010

HAWKINSVILLE - Casmer J. Faber, 88, of Hawkinsville Road passed away at home on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 surrounded by his family....

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Column for 9.15.10-9/15/2010

As near as I can figure, Ive just completed or am about to complete my 600th weekly television show. As someone once told me, “You may not have talent, but you dont give up.” I figure it this way: One of these days Ill get it right. I still remember every detail of that very first show, ...

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George Pickard-9/15/2010

BOONVILLE - George Pickard, 90, of Kortenaer Village and a Veteran of WW II, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 6, 2010 at Bethany Gardens, Rome, with his son by his side....

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Captain Donald West Davis-9/15/2010

Captain Donald West Davis, 77, formerly of Boonville, NY, passed away in his home on Friday, September 10, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida....

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Janna Lee Scouten-9/15/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Janna Lee Santamour Scouten, 40, of North Pearl Street, wife of James, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital after a heroic and courageous battle with a long illness....

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FIRST ANNUAL BOONVILLE TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL --9/13/2010

A new fall activity took place this past weekend in Boonville, with plans to make it an annual event. A weekend truck/tractor pull event was held September 11 and 12 at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. Coordinated by Dustin and Todd Sukolov, in conjunction with the Fair Association, it was a...

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Cost of Service Study - Electric Rate Increase-9/13/2010

At the Boonville Municipal Commissions September 7 Board meeting, the Commissioners discussed the results of a year-long cost of service study. The study was performed to identify the true costs associated with providing electric service to the various retail customer classes of the Commission. A ke...

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Fall Festival Contests Return-9/13/2010

Attention chili cooks, bakers and child artists: the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce announces the return of the Great American Chili Cookoff, the Big M Cookie Challenge see Page 3 and the Boonville Herald Scarecrow Coloring Contest see Page 9 during this years Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, Oct...

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American Cancer Society Relay for Life Joins Boonville Farmers Market-9/13/2010

The American Cancer Society will host Relay For Life Day at the Farmers Market in Boonville on Thursday, September 16. Never heard of Relay For Life? Stop by the Cancer Societys booth to learn how this great community event celebrates survivors and raises funds to fight cancer. And, since the Amer...

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Albert Ludwikowski-9/8/2010

Albert Ludwikowski, formerly of Boonville, passed on Friday, August 20, at the age of 62 in his home in Ocala, Florida....

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Column for 9.8.10-9/8/2010

Primary Day is September 14th. Election Day is right around the corner. Candidates are asking for our votes. We have decisions to make. Reporters are asking all sorts of questions, which is good. Alas, reporters dont usually ask the kinds of questions I would love to have answers to. The...

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Evelyn S. Szijarto-9/1/2010

LOWVILLE – Evelyn S. Szijarto, 78, passed away early Sunday morning, August 22, 2010, at her home on Trinity Avenue while under the care of her daughters....

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Column for 9.1.10-9/1/2010

Acee Acee Sr. died last Friday. He was 93. To say he lived a full and productive life would be an understatement. Acee was quite a guy. I just finished reading his obituary. The picture the family selected for the obituary was quite appropriate. A smiling Acee is wearing helmet and goggles, the ...

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Highmarket Social Draws Large Crowd-8/30/2010

The annual auction held during the Highmarket Church Mass and Social had many desirable items up for bid by auctioneer Joe Baruth and his volunteers. This auction has been held rain, shine or snow, but this year was held on a beautiful summer day. Photo by Betty Haig...

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3rd Annual Wind Power Challenge 10K Race and 5K Walk Scheduled-8/30/2010

MARTINSBURG – The 3rd Annual Wind Power Challenge 10K Race and 5K Walk, sponsored by the Lewis County Historical Society and the Toe-Path Trekkers Walk and Run Club, will be held September 11. So runners, lace up your running shoes, breathe in the North Countrys fresh air, feel the wind on your fa...

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Old Time Gas & Steam Engine Show Celebrating 35 Years-8/30/2010

Members of the Flywheel & Pulleys Club are working hard on a new 24-by-40-foot pavilion on the grounds in Constableville to make it usable for the upcoming show, September 10, 11 and 12. Shown here are Dave Taubert, Bob Moore, Olga Miller, Noreen Taubert and Jack Miller working on the trusses. The c...

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Patricia H. Horton-8/25/2010

OTTER LAKE - Patricia H. Horton, 83, passed peacefully while surrounded by her children at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Utica, on Monday August 16, 2010....

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Nina M. Baslow-8/25/2010

LYONS FALLS - Nina M. Downey Baslow, 88, of River Road, widow of Stewart, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010, at Lewis Co. Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Column for 8.25.10-8/25/2010

Im going to do something a smart columnist wouldnt do. Im changing columns at the last minute. It is 3:10 in the afternoon. The absolute deadline for my column is 3:55. My column for this weeks Boonville Herald was finished an hour ago. I should leave well enough alone and use that one for this ...

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Old Forestport Days This Saturday-8/24/2010

Come join the Town of Forestport and the Forestport firefighters in their celebration of the Towns 140th Birthday. The focus of the Festival is to provide food, fun and festivities to kids of all ages in the area. Some of the featured events include the always popular Firemens Chicken BBQ at 12 ...

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Letter to Editor from ACS School District Concerning Coach 24-8/24/2010

Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald to read the first in a Series of Reports from ACSs Superintendent and a letter to the editor from the ACS School Board regarding Coach 24...

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WOODSMENS ENDS ON SOGGY NOTE --8/24/2010

The 63rd Annual NYS Woodsmens Field Days had a high attendance for Friday and Saturday but a record breaking amount of rain on Sunday put a huge damper on Woodsmens attendance. The Mooses weatherman George Capron said that he cant ever remember having that much rain fall on any day during the Woodsm...

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“Baby Boomers” Day-8/24/2010

Thursday, August 26, is Baby Boomers Day at the Boonville Farmers Market. If you were born between 1940 and 1950 you are a “boomer” and you will enjoy what they have in store for you at the ‘market. Some of the events planned are: * Blood pressure screening from noon to 2 p.m. * Complimentary ne...

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Arlene Y. Salmon-8/18/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Arlene Youngs Salmon, 88, formerly of Whitton Place, widow of Ralph W., passed away on August 11, 2010 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had been a resident for a brief time....

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June Mabel Dawe Ballard-8/18/2010

BOONVILLE - June Mabel Dawe Ballard, 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Rome Memorial Hospital....

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Frances C. Maher Moore-8/18/2010

BOONVILLE - Frances C. Maher Moore, 100, of Schuyler Street, a former Utica resident and widow of Attorney Albert V. Moore, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, August 11, 2010....

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Column for 8.18.10-8/18/2010

High school gym teachers/coaches are on my mind, which happens to be the case for many people in the Adirondack Central School District. When I was in high school, which Ill admit was longer ago than Id like to admit, gym teachers/coaches made the biggest impression on me. I can still picture Co...

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Leona G. Dolan-8/18/2010

LEE CENTER - Leona G. Dolan, 86, formerly of the Lee Center-Taberg Road, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, August 14, 2010, while surrounded by her loving family, at Stonehedge Nursing Care Facility, Rome....

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Helen A. Cody-8/18/2010

OTTER LAKE – Helen A. Cody, 85, of State Route 28, Forestport, died on Monday, August 9, 2010, at the home of her companion, Dick Howard....

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PICK UP THE NYS WOODSMENS SUPPLEMENT-8/16/2010

Be sure to pick up the NYS Woodsmens supplement published by the Boonville Herald & Adirondack Tourist. The Woodsmens supplement is a special newspaper that features Woodsmens events, all the happenings on the grounds and events in and around the Town of Boonville. The supplement is free and placed ...

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WOODSMENS PREPARATIONS-8/16/2010

- Going over some final details for this years Woodsmens Field Days, on Monday afternoon, August 16, inside their new temporary “Woodsmens” office at the Boonville Fairgrounds, are Phyllis W. White, left, executive coordinator of the NYS Wood...

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Miss Joyce T. Cavanagh-8/11/2010

SYRACUSE - Miss Joyce T. Cavanagh, 78, a native and life resident of Syracuse, and retired faculty member at East Syracuse-Minoa School, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, NY, after a brief illness....

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Sharon E. Jarecki-Bardo-8/11/2010

LYONS FALLS – Well-known Public Health Nurse Sharon E. Jarecki-Bardo, 52, was stricken at home and died on Sunday evening, August 1, 2010....

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Column for 8.11.10-8/11/2010

From time to time I speak to groups of writers, which is more fun than actually having to write. In the latest group were a few who expressed the hope of one day writing news. We met in a high school classroom. I did my best to dissuade them. When I failed to do that, I answered their questi...

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2010 BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL --8/9/2010

The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association held its 7th Annual Festival at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds on August 6, 7, and 8. With 14 bands performing, it was a musical weekend. With on-site camping available and food vendors, along with musical entertainment, and the even bigger plus of pe...

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Its Not the Conga Line…Its the Corn Line at the Boonville Farmers Market-8/9/2010

Shown in photo at right are shoppers lined up for the sweet, buttery taste of fresh sweet corn at the Colwells Market booth during last weeks Boonville Farmers Market. Colwells is one of the newest vendors to join the Market with a large variety of fresh, local produce. They will be there each week,...

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RAISING THE COLORS AT CVILLE FIELD DAYS --8/9/2010

RAISING THE COLORS AT CVILLE FIELD DAYS - Raising the colors following the “biggest little parade” in New York, the Constableville Volunteer Fire Company Field Days parade was held Saturday, August 7. With many local fire companies participating, it was an interesting and entertaining event. Militar...

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Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap This Weekend-8/9/2010

The Northern New York Vintage Snowsled Racers Inc. will be holding their Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. This years event will be a special one, as they will also be hosting the fifth Annual Vintage Snowmobile Club of America VSCA Show in co...

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Barbara L. Hopler-8/4/2010

BOONVILLE – Barbara L. Hopler, 71, wife of Butch, of Feeder Street, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the past several years....

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Column for 8.4.10-8/4/2010

Just so you know my routine, I check my e-mail the very first thing in the morning, again at noon and the last thing at night, a system that works well for me. It was during this mornings e-mail check that I came across the message from Vincent Romeo of Staten Island, NY. I know one person from ...

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Bruce W. Kohl-8/4/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Bruce W. Kohl, 52, of West Main Street, passed away at his residence, after a brief illness, on Thursday, July 29, 2010, while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Barbara L. Hopler-8/4/2010

BOONVILLE – Barbara L. Hopler, 71, wife of Butch, of Feeder Street, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the past several years....

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Column for 8.4.10-8/4/2010

Just so you know my routine, I check my e-mail the very first thing in the morning, again at noon and the last thing at night, a system that works well for me. It was during this mornings e-mail check that I came across the message from Vincent Romeo of Staten Island, NY. I know one person from ...

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Estella T. Smith-8/4/2010

ALDER CREEK - Estella T. Stoklosa Smith, 91, widow of W. John, a former long time resident of Route 12, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the St. Lukes Home, New Hartford, while surrounded by her loving family. ...

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Gerald F. Millard-8/4/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Gerald F. “Jerry” Millard, 61, of the West Road, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home while surrounded by his loving family....

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Warren Mathis Named Honorary Grand Parade Marshal for Woodsmens 2010-8/2/2010

The New York State Woodsmens Field Days Corporation is proud to announce that the parade marshal for this years 2010 parade is Warren Mathis of West Leyden. Mathis was born on July 30, 1933 in Rome, NY. His parents, Otto and Florentine Mathis, had 11 children, all of whom graduated from West Leyde...

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FAIR ENDS WITH SMASHING SUCCESS-8/2/2010

FAIR ENDS WITH SMASHING SUCCESS - The Boonville-Oneida County Fair featured two thrilling demolition derbies on Sunday, August 1, concluding a great week for the 122nd annual event. The weather was great most all week, with only one day of rain, Wednesday afternoon and evening. This years attendance...

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7th Annual Bluegrass Festival to be Held in Boonville August 6-8-8/2/2010

The 7th Annual Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association MVBGA Festival will be held August 6, 7, and 8 at the Boonville Fairgrounds. The Boonville Fair food stand will provide a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for attendees. Other vendors will be available as well, and many of the bands will have CD...

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Vintage Snowmobiles Coming To Boonville-8/2/2010

On August 14 and 15, the Northern NY Vintage Snowsled Racers Inc. will be holding their Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap Meet at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. This year, however, is a special year, as they will also be hosting the fifth Annual Vintage Snowmobile Club of America Show ...

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FAIR ENDS WITH SMASHING SUCCESS-8/2/2010

FAIR ENDS WITH SMASHING SUCCESS - The Boonville-Oneida County Fair featured two thrilling demolition derbies on Sunday, August 1, concluding a great week for the 122nd annual event. The weather was great most all week, with only one day of rain, Wednesday afternoon and evening. This years attendance...

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7th Annual Bluegrass Festival to be Held in Boonville August 6-8-8/2/2010

The 7th Annual Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association MVBGA Festival will be held August 6, 7, and 8 at the Boonville Fairgrounds. The Boonville Fair food stand will provide a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for attendees. Other vendors will be available as well, and many of the bands will have CD...

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Vintage Snowmobiles Coming To Boonville-8/2/2010

On August 14 and 15, the Northern NY Vintage Snowsled Racers Inc. will be holding their Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap Meet at the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. This year, however, is a special year, as they will also be hosting the fifth Annual Vintage Snowmobile Club of America Show ...

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Warren Mathis Named Honorary Grand Parade Marshal for Woodsmens 2010-8/2/2010

The New York State Woodsmens Field Days Corporation is proud to announce that the parade marshal for this years 2010 parade is Warren Mathis of West Leyden. Mathis was born on July 30, 1933 in Rome, NY. His parents, Otto and Florentine Mathis, had 11 children, all of whom graduated from West Leyde...

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Richard F. Sears-7/28/2010

WOODGATE – Richard F. Sears, 71, husband of Hazel, and father of Kristan and Stacie, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family. His passing occurred after a long and valiant battle with melanoma....

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Column for 7.28.10-7/28/2010

Its awful when a newspaper writer beats a horse to death, or in this case telephone booths, so I apologize if Im doing that. But I blame readers for keeping it going. E-mails and letters have been coming in for the past couple of weeks about a recent column I wrote about telephone booths. Included...

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Column for 7.28.10-7/28/2010

Its awful when a newspaper writer beats a horse to death, or in this case telephone booths, so I apologize if Im doing that. But I blame readers for keeping it going. E-mails and letters have been coming in for the past couple of weeks about a recent column I wrote about telephone booths. Included...

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Richard F. Sears-7/28/2010

WOODGATE – Richard F. Sears, 71, husband of Hazel, and father of Kristan and Stacie, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his residence, while surrounded by the loving care of his family. His passing occurred after a long and valiant battle with melanoma....

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Northwestern Resident Recalls Korean War Duty-7/26/2010

By Judy Routson When he was 19 years old and working as a machine operator at Continental Can Company in Utica, Roy Edward Allbright decided to enlist in the Marine Corps. Sworn in at Albany on December 8, 1948, Roy recalls that when he returned home, his father was upset. It wasnt that his da...

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Coleman Bros. Shows Celebrating 60 Years of Family Entertainment in Boonville-7/26/2010

The Coleman Bros. Shows returns to the Boonville-Oneida County Fair this week July 26 through August 1 celebrating their 60th year in Boonville. Submitted Photo This year Coleman Bros. Shows is celebrating 60 years in Boonville. Coleman Bros. began coming to the Boonville-Oneida County Fa...

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Fun and Excitement Continues All Week at Boonville-Oneida County Fair-7/26/2010

This sign, with a “Mardi Gras” theme, surrounded by beautiful flowers, is located in front of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair Cattle Barn at the Fairgrounds. Be sure to visit all of the Fair animals, and also enjoy all of the 4-H shows and exhibits at this years Fair, July 26 through August 1. Ph...

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West Leyden Hosts State Little League All-Star Championship July 24-28-7/26/2010

Little League Championship Play-Off Coordinator Dan Cihocki, West Leyden, center talking ‘baseball not ‘basketball with Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim and wife Juli who were rooting for their son Jack, a member of the Jamesville/Dewitt Little League All-Star Team on Sunday, July 25...

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Northwestern Resident Recalls Korean War Duty-7/26/2010

By Judy Routson When he was 19 years old and working as a machine operator at Continental Can Company in Utica, Roy Edward Allbright decided to enlist in the Marine Corps. Sworn in at Albany on December 8, 1948, Roy recalls that when he returned home, his father was upset. It wasnt that his da...

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Coleman Bros. Shows Celebrating 60 Years of Family Entertainment in Boonville-7/26/2010

The Coleman Bros. Shows returns to the Boonville-Oneida County Fair this week July 26 through August 1 celebrating their 60th year in Boonville. Submitted Photo This year Coleman Bros. Shows is celebrating 60 years in Boonville. Coleman Bros. began coming to the Boonville-Oneida County Fa...

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Fun and Excitement Continues All Week at Boonville-Oneida County Fair-7/26/2010

This sign, with a “Mardi Gras” theme, surrounded by beautiful flowers, is located in front of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair Cattle Barn at the Fairgrounds. Be sure to visit all of the Fair animals, and also enjoy all of the 4-H shows and exhibits at this years Fair, July 26 through August 1. Ph...

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West Leyden Hosts State Little League All-Star Championship July 24-28-7/26/2010

Little League Championship Play-Off Coordinator Dan Cihocki, West Leyden, center talking ‘baseball not ‘basketball with Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim and wife Juli who were rooting for their son Jack, a member of the Jamesville/Dewitt Little League All-Star Team on Sunday, July 25...

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Marilyn Dustin Woodard-7/22/2010

LOWVILLE - Marilyn Dustin Woodard, originally from Copenhagen, NY, and long-term resident of Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010....

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Marilyn Dustin Woodard-7/22/2010

LOWVILLE - Marilyn Dustin Woodard, originally from Copenhagen, NY, and long-term resident of Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010....

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Donna Louise Bowman-7/21/2010

KANSAS - Donna Louise Gouger Bowman, 64, passed away at her home in Edgerton, Kansas, on Monday, July 12, 2010, after many years of dealing with heart disease and diabetes....

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Nancy S. Farr-7/21/2010

LYONS FALLS - Nancy S. Van Buskirk Farr, 67, of Rumble Road, wife of Ronald, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Column for 7.21.10-7/21/2010

The problem with anecdotes is that they can oftentimes be inaccurate when it comes to the big picture. A small but bad incident in someones life, for example, can make an otherwise good person seem a demon. And, of course, vice versa. A good anecdote can make a bad person seem a saint. That bein...

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Donna Louise Bowman-7/21/2010

KANSAS - Donna Louise Gouger Bowman, 64, passed away at her home in Edgerton, Kansas, on Monday, July 12, 2010, after many years of dealing with heart disease and diabetes....

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Nancy S. Farr-7/21/2010

LYONS FALLS - Nancy S. Van Buskirk Farr, 67, of Rumble Road, wife of Ronald, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Column for 7.21.10-7/21/2010

The problem with anecdotes is that they can oftentimes be inaccurate when it comes to the big picture. A small but bad incident in someones life, for example, can make an otherwise good person seem a demon. And, of course, vice versa. A good anecdote can make a bad person seem a saint. That bein...

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West Leydens Jennifer Kaido Returns to U.S. Rowings Training Center-7/19/2010

By PAT MALIN Armed with a fresh passion for competitive rowing, Jen Kaido has come out of semi-retirement and is launching a big drive for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The West Leyden native and former Olympian told her friends in an e-mail last week that she has returned to U.S. Rowings Princeto...

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NASCAR Great Tony Stewart Races Through North Country-7/19/2010

Three North Country race tracks were full of excitment when two-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart arrived to race at their tracks in his Empire Super Sprint. On Sunday, July 11, Stewart raced at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Weedsport, followed by Can-Am Motorsports Park, LaFargeville, on July 12, an...

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Its Kids Day at the Farmers Market!-7/19/2010

What better way to say “Summertime” than with “Kids Day” at the Boonville Farmers Market. Thursday, July 22, is all about kids...and there is going to be plenty for them to do while Mom and Dad shop at the market. Some of the fun things planned are: * Free make-your-own sundaes with toppings from ...

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122nd Boonville-Oneida County Fair Opens Next Week-7/19/2010

Next week the Boonville Fairgrounds will be sparkling again as the Coleman Bros. Shows light up the midway at the 122nd Boonville-Oneida County Fair, July 26 through August 1. Shown above is a busy midway at last years Fair. The Boonville-Oneida County Fair will be full of thrills and excitement...

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Its Kids Day at the Farmers Market!-7/19/2010

What better way to say “Summertime” than with “Kids Day” at the Boonville Farmers Market. Thursday, July 22, is all about kids...and there is going to be plenty for them to do while Mom and Dad shop at the market. Some of the fun things planned are: * Free make-your-own sundaes with toppings from ...

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122nd Boonville-Oneida County Fair Opens Next Week-7/19/2010

Next week the Boonville Fairgrounds will be sparkling again as the Coleman Bros. Shows light up the midway at the 122nd Boonville-Oneida County Fair, July 26 through August 1. Shown above is a busy midway at last years Fair. The Boonville-Oneida County Fair will be full of thrills and excitement...

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NASCAR Great Tony Stewart Races Through North Country-7/19/2010

Three North Country race tracks were full of excitment when two-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart arrived to race at their tracks in his Empire Super Sprint. On Sunday, July 11, Stewart raced at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Weedsport, followed by Can-Am Motorsports Park, LaFargeville, on July 12, an...

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West Leydens Jennifer Kaido Returns to U.S. Rowings Training Center-7/19/2010

By PAT MALIN Armed with a fresh passion for competitive rowing, Jen Kaido has come out of semi-retirement and is launching a big drive for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The West Leyden native and former Olympian told her friends in an e-mail last week that she has returned to U.S. Rowings Princeto...

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Angeline Lord-7/14/2010

BOONVILLE - Angeline Dorn Lord, 96, a former longtime resident of Charles Street, widow of Kelsey, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010, surrounded by her loving family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2001....

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Gerald E. Conover-7/14/2010

BOONVILLE - Gerald E. Conover, 86, of Webster Hill Road passed away on July 2, 2010 at Rome Memorial Hospital after a short illness....

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Pearl M. Dolan-7/14/2010

CROGHAN – Pearl M. Dolan, 85, of State Route 812, Croghan, died Saturday morning, July 3, 2010 at her home, under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Column for 7.14.10-7/14/2010

The question, of course, was did she “yes,” “no,” or “Ill have to think about it.” I was almost afraid to ask her. But Im getting ahead of the story which starts at the finish of this most recent Boilermaker, a race which just might have been the most successful in the Boilermakers 33-year histo...

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Angeline Lord-7/14/2010

BOONVILLE - Angeline Dorn Lord, 96, a former longtime resident of Charles Street, widow of Kelsey, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010, surrounded by her loving family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2001....

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Gerald E. Conover-7/14/2010

BOONVILLE - Gerald E. Conover, 86, of Webster Hill Road passed away on July 2, 2010 at Rome Memorial Hospital after a short illness....

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Pearl M. Dolan-7/14/2010

CROGHAN – Pearl M. Dolan, 85, of State Route 812, Croghan, died Saturday morning, July 3, 2010 at her home, under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Column for 7.14.10-7/14/2010

The question, of course, was did she “yes,” “no,” or “Ill have to think about it.” I was almost afraid to ask her. But Im getting ahead of the story which starts at the finish of this most recent Boilermaker, a race which just might have been the most successful in the Boilermakers 33-year histo...

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CANAL MUSEUM RIBBON-CUTTING-7/12/2010

- Boonville Municipal Commission Superintendent Ken Stabb, representing town and village governments, is ready to cut the symbolic ribbon at the Boonville Black River Canal Museum on Saturday morning, July 10, at 11 a.m. Also taking part in the ceremony w...

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Korea: A Forgotten War and Forgotten Veterans-7/12/2010

By Judy Routson President Harry S. Truman was spending the weekend in his hometown of Independence, Missouri, when he received the phone call from Secretary of State Dean Acheson. “Mr. President, I have serious news. The North Koreans have invaded South Korea.” In the pre-dawn hours of June...

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FIRST BAND CONCERT THIS SEASON-7/12/2010

- The Boonville Concert Band performed their first concert of the season Friday evening, July 2, in the Village Gazebo. The opening selection in honor of Independence Day was a new rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” by John Williams played by the...

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First Baptist Church Celebrating 200 Years with Special Events-7/12/2010

The First Baptist Church is located on Post Street, Boonville. Submitted Photo The First Baptist Church of Boonville, in the midst of celebrating 200 years of “Standing up for Jesus,” will be holding three special events in July. Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., the church will conduct a rededi...

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CANAL MUSEUM RIBBON-CUTTING-7/12/2010

- Boonville Municipal Commission Superintendent Ken Stabb, representing town and village governments, is ready to cut the symbolic ribbon at the Boonville Black River Canal Museum on Saturday morning, July 10, at 11 a.m. Also taking part in the ceremony w...

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FIRST BAND CONCERT THIS SEASON-7/12/2010

- The Boonville Concert Band performed their first concert of the season Friday evening, July 2, in the Village Gazebo. The opening selection in honor of Independence Day was a new rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” by John Williams played by the...

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Korea: A Forgotten War and Forgotten Veterans-7/12/2010

By Judy Routson President Harry S. Truman was spending the weekend in his hometown of Independence, Missouri, when he received the phone call from Secretary of State Dean Acheson. “Mr. President, I have serious news. The North Koreans have invaded South Korea.” In the pre-dawn hours of June...

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First Baptist Church Celebrating 200 Years with Special Events-7/12/2010

The First Baptist Church is located on Post Street, Boonville. Submitted Photo The First Baptist Church of Boonville, in the midst of celebrating 200 years of “Standing up for Jesus,” will be holding three special events in July. Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., the church will conduct a rededi...

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Milfred W. “Doc” Evans-7/7/2010

REMSEN - Milfred W. “Doc” Evans, 77, of Taylor Road, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Heritage Health Care in Utica after a long illness....

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Douglas J. McManus-7/7/2010

BOONVILLE - Douglas J. McManus, 43, of State Route 12D, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse....

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Column for 7.7.10-7/7/2010

Ive written a column long enough to know that you can never tell what kind of reaction a particular topic will get. Take, for example, a recent column about telephone booths. To be honest, I didnt expect much reader reaction. I was wrong. Heres a sampling: Dear Joe, My name is Chris Dr...

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Milfred W. “Doc” Evans-7/7/2010

REMSEN - Milfred W. “Doc” Evans, 77, of Taylor Road, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Heritage Health Care in Utica after a long illness....

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Douglas J. McManus-7/7/2010

BOONVILLE - Douglas J. McManus, 43, of State Route 12D, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse....

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Column for 7.7.10-7/7/2010

Ive written a column long enough to know that you can never tell what kind of reaction a particular topic will get. Take, for example, a recent column about telephone booths. To be honest, I didnt expect much reader reaction. I was wrong. Heres a sampling: Dear Joe, My name is Chris Dr...

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Earthquake Rocks the North Country-7/1/2010

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the North Country Wednesday afternoon, June 23, at 1:41 p.m. It was originally reported as a 5.5 on the Richter Scale, but the U.S. Geological Survey revised its assessment about two hours later. The earthquake was centered approximately 38 miles North of Ottawa, ...

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Grand Opening to Mark Museum Completion-7/1/2010

The Hemlock Mercantile, which now serves as the visitor center and gift shop, was the first phase of the Boonville Black River Museum complex to be completed at the junction of Main Street and Route 12. A Grand Opening on July 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. will celeb...

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HATS OFF 2010 GRADUATES --7/1/2010

Pictured above are the happy graduates at Adirondack Central School after they received their diplomas. The 43rd annual commencement at Adirondack was held outside, before the raindrops fell Saturday morning, June 26. Photo by Dawn Currier ...

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A Graduation With Special Meaning for One ACS Graduate-7/1/2010

Christopher Beasock gets an extra special hug from his mom, ACS Board member Sandy Beasock, after she had the honor of handing him his diploma. Photo by Dawn Currier Graduation is a big event in anyones life, but this year it had much more meaning for one Adirondack graduate, Christopher Beaso...

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Earthquake Rocks the North Country-7/1/2010

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the North Country Wednesday afternoon, June 23, at 1:41 p.m. It was originally reported as a 5.5 on the Richter Scale, but the U.S. Geological Survey revised its assessment about two hours later. The earthquake was centered approximately 38 miles North of Ottawa, ...

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Grand Opening to Mark Museum Completion-7/1/2010

The Hemlock Mercantile, which now serves as the visitor center and gift shop, was the first phase of the Boonville Black River Museum complex to be completed at the junction of Main Street and Route 12. A Grand Opening on July 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. will celeb...

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HATS OFF 2010 GRADUATES --7/1/2010

Pictured above are the happy graduates at Adirondack Central School after they received their diplomas. The 43rd annual commencement at Adirondack was held outside, before the raindrops fell Saturday morning, June 26. Photo by Dawn Currier ...

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A Graduation With Special Meaning for One ACS Graduate-7/1/2010

Christopher Beasock gets an extra special hug from his mom, ACS Board member Sandy Beasock, after she had the honor of handing him his diploma. Photo by Dawn Currier Graduation is a big event in anyones life, but this year it had much more meaning for one Adirondack graduate, Christopher Beaso...

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Celia M. Peggy Anna-6/30/2010

BOONVILLE - Celia M. Paul Anna, 86, West Street, affectionately known as “Peggy,” passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since April 2010....

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Reginald L. Mackey-6/30/2010

LIVERPOOL/TURIN - Reginald L. Mackey, 75, formerly of Turin-Lyons Falls, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at St. Josephs Hospital, Syracuse....

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Hazel D. Zbytniewski-6/30/2010

AVA - Hazel D. Zbytniewski, 96, widow of Steve, formerly of West Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010. at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by her loving family....

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Column for 6.30.10-6/30/2010

My thought for a long time has been that New York State, which - to say the least - has budget problems, is trying to generate revenue via traffic tickets. After what I saw last Thursday afternoon, Im even more convinced. I came to this opinion one sunny afternoon quite awhile ago. I was driving...

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Walter C. Coe-6/30/2010

REMSEN - Walter C. Coe, 75, of Evans Road, husband of Geraldine, a former resident of Verona and East Road near Talcottville, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Elizabeth B. Betty Worden-6/30/2010

REMSEN - Elizabeth B. Betty Worden, 87, of Fairchild Road passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at St. Elizabeths Medical Center with her four loving daughters at her side, singing her to sleep with her favorite song....

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Beulah M. Kelsey-6/30/2010

BOONVILLE - Beulah M. Kelsey, 90, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a short illness....

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Walter C. Coe-6/30/2010

REMSEN - Walter C. Coe, 75, of Evans Road, husband of Geraldine, a former resident of Verona and East Road near Talcottville, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Elizabeth B. Betty Worden-6/30/2010

REMSEN - Elizabeth B. Betty Worden, 87, of Fairchild Road passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at St. Elizabeths Medical Center with her four loving daughters at her side, singing her to sleep with her favorite song....

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Hazel D. Zbytniewski-6/30/2010

AVA - Hazel D. Zbytniewski, 96, widow of Steve, formerly of West Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010. at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by her loving family....

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Column for 6.30.10-6/30/2010

My thought for a long time has been that New York State, which - to say the least - has budget problems, is trying to generate revenue via traffic tickets. After what I saw last Thursday afternoon, Im even more convinced. I came to this opinion one sunny afternoon quite awhile ago. I was driving...

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Celia M. Peggy Anna-6/30/2010

BOONVILLE - Celia M. Paul Anna, 86, West Street, affectionately known as “Peggy,” passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since April 2010....

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Reginald L. Mackey-6/30/2010

LIVERPOOL/TURIN - Reginald L. Mackey, 75, formerly of Turin-Lyons Falls, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at St. Josephs Hospital, Syracuse....

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Beulah M. Kelsey-6/30/2010

BOONVILLE - Beulah M. Kelsey, 90, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a short illness....

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Colin H. Leffingwell-6/23/2010

OHIO/CONSTABLE-VILLE, NY - Colin H. Leffingwell, age 76, of Gratis, OH, and formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away, on Saturday, June 12, 2010....

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Jean Marie Kotary-6/23/2010

Jean Marie Kotary, 77, of Surprise, AZ, passed away on June 8, 2010 at the age of 77. Jean Marie was born in Boonville, New York, on August 6, 1932, a daughter of Eugene Michael and Mary Pearl Burns Kotary....

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Column for 6.23.10-6/23/2010

Drive-in movies, handwritten letters, milkmen, jukeboxes, door-to-door salesmen, police officers walking a beat, cameras that use film, VCRs, reel-to-reel tape recorders and rotary telephones are a few of the things I havent seen in a long time. Speaking of old telephones, I cant remember the la...

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Column for 6.23.10-6/23/2010

Drive-in movies, handwritten letters, milkmen, jukeboxes, door-to-door salesmen, police officers walking a beat, cameras that use film, VCRs, reel-to-reel tape recorders and rotary telephones are a few of the things I havent seen in a long time. Speaking of old telephones, I cant remember the la...

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Jean Marie Kotary-6/23/2010

Jean Marie Kotary, 77, of Surprise, AZ, passed away on June 8, 2010 at the age of 77. Jean Marie was born in Boonville, New York, on August 6, 1932, a daughter of Eugene Michael and Mary Pearl Burns Kotary....

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Colin H. Leffingwell-6/23/2010

OHIO/CONSTABLE-VILLE, NY - Colin H. Leffingwell, age 76, of Gratis, OH, and formerly of Constableville, NY, passed away, on Saturday, June 12, 2010....

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Annual Car Show at Constable Hall Sets a Record-6/21/2010

By Betty Haig CONSTABLEVILLE - On a perfect Sunday weather-wise, the annual car show held in conjunction with Constable Halls Craft Fair far surpassed all records for vehicle entries. In the past, the old record was 163 vehicles registered, and on Fathers Day, June 20, there were 211 entries. Ve...

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Concert and Fireworks Display Scheduled in Erwin Park-6/21/2010

The Fulton Chain Gang will be performing a concert in Boonvilles Erwin Park on Friday, July 2, front 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Livingston Lansing Pavilion located near the park entrance off Moose River Road. A fireworks display, presented by Majestic Fireworks, will follow the concert. Both events are...

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Stories of Korean War Veterans Needed for Anniversary Series-6/21/2010

June 25 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War – sometimes called The Forgotten War. One of the bloodiest wars in history, it began when troops from Communist-controlled North Korea suddenly invaded South Korea. Sixteen UN countries sent troops, military equipment, food, and other...

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NNY Vintage Snowmobile Club to Host National Show in Boonville August 14-15-6/21/2010

The Boonville-Oneida Fairgrounds will be the place to be on August 14 and 15 when the 5th Annual Vintage Snowmobile National Show takes place. When the Vintage Snowmobile Club of America VSCA asked if the Club would be interested in hosting this Annual National Show, the Northern New York Vintage ...

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Early Deadline-6/21/2010

Due to the July 4th holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the July 7 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, June 30, at noon. The newspaper will go to press on Friday, July 2, and the Boonville Herald office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the holiday. Normal ho...

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Baccalaureate Services Held for 2010 Grads-6/21/2010

Baccalaureate services were held Sunday, June 20, at St. Marys Church, Constableville for the South Lewis graduating students from both St. Marys and St. Martins, Port Leyden. Eleven students, in the traditional red or white cap and gown, were honored at a Mass celebrated by Father Lawrence Marullo....

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ACS Commencement Saturday, June 26-6/21/2010

The Adirondack Central School will hold its annual commencement exercises at the High School on Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. Amanda Marsh, valedictorian, Megan OBrien, salutatorian, and Jaime Crowley, senior class president, will deliver commencement speeches. Frederick Morgan, Superintendent, wi...

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20th Reunion of Vietnam Vets-6/21/2010

The 20th annual Vietnam Veterans Get-Together was held Saturday, June 19, at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, Boonville. According to VFW Post member Mac Waterman, of the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League, the Vietnam Get-Together was started to unite former Vietnam Vets and has tu...

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Flag Day Ceremony Held in Boonville-6/21/2010

Cameron Nelson, Troop 13, Boy Scouts of America, handed out flags, pens and programs to those attending the Flay Day Ceremony on June 14. Photos by Betty Haig A Flag Day Ceremony was held in the Boonville Little Village Park on Monday evening, June 14, hosted by the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158....

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Early Deadline-6/21/2010

Due to the July 4th holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the July 7 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, June 30, at noon. The newspaper will go to press on Friday, July 2, and the Boonville Herald office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the holiday. Normal ho...

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NNY Vintage Snowmobile Club to Host National Show in Boonville August 14-15-6/21/2010

The Boonville-Oneida Fairgrounds will be the place to be on August 14 and 15 when the 5th Annual Vintage Snowmobile National Show takes place. When the Vintage Snowmobile Club of America VSCA asked if the Club would be interested in hosting this Annual National Show, the Northern New York Vintage ...

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Baccalaureate Services Held for 2010 Grads-6/21/2010

Baccalaureate services were held Sunday, June 20, at St. Marys Church, Constableville for the South Lewis graduating students from both St. Marys and St. Martins, Port Leyden. Eleven students, in the traditional red or white cap and gown, were honored at a Mass celebrated by Father Lawrence Marullo....

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Annual Car Show at Constable Hall Sets a Record-6/21/2010

By Betty Haig CONSTABLEVILLE - On a perfect Sunday weather-wise, the annual car show held in conjunction with Constable Halls Craft Fair far surpassed all records for vehicle entries. In the past, the old record was 163 vehicles registered, and on Fathers Day, June 20, there were 211 entries. Ve...

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Flag Day Ceremony Held in Boonville-6/21/2010

Cameron Nelson, Troop 13, Boy Scouts of America, handed out flags, pens and programs to those attending the Flay Day Ceremony on June 14. Photos by Betty Haig A Flag Day Ceremony was held in the Boonville Little Village Park on Monday evening, June 14, hosted by the Boonville Elks Lodge #2158....

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ACS Commencement Saturday, June 26-6/21/2010

The Adirondack Central School will hold its annual commencement exercises at the High School on Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. Amanda Marsh, valedictorian, Megan OBrien, salutatorian, and Jaime Crowley, senior class president, will deliver commencement speeches. Frederick Morgan, Superintendent, wi...

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20th Reunion of Vietnam Vets-6/21/2010

The 20th annual Vietnam Veterans Get-Together was held Saturday, June 19, at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, Boonville. According to VFW Post member Mac Waterman, of the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League, the Vietnam Get-Together was started to unite former Vietnam Vets and has tu...

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Concert and Fireworks Display Scheduled in Erwin Park-6/21/2010

The Fulton Chain Gang will be performing a concert in Boonvilles Erwin Park on Friday, July 2, front 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Livingston Lansing Pavilion located near the park entrance off Moose River Road. A fireworks display, presented by Majestic Fireworks, will follow the concert. Both events are...

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Stories of Korean War Veterans Needed for Anniversary Series-6/21/2010

June 25 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War – sometimes called The Forgotten War. One of the bloodiest wars in history, it began when troops from Communist-controlled North Korea suddenly invaded South Korea. Sixteen UN countries sent troops, military equipment, food, and other...

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Column for 6.16.10-6/16/2010

No column this week, column will return 6.23.10...

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Arlene Williams Shew-6/16/2010

REMSEN - Arlene Elizabeth Williams Shew passed away peacefully on May 20, 2010 in her home with her loving family by her side following a long battle with cancer....

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Arthur H. Wright-6/16/2010

LAKE DELTA - Arthur Henry Wright, 93, Karlen Road, formerly of Main Street, Lee Center, husband of Marietta, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 12, 2010, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Dora Hoffman Klosner-6/16/2010

LOWVILLE - Dora Hoffman Klosner, age 92, died on Thursday evening, June 10, 2010 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville....

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Redmond J. Wilcox-6/16/2010

BOONVILLE - Redmond J. Wilcox, 75, of 702 Post Street, died on Monday evening, June 7, 2010, in Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where he had resided since February 8, 2010....

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Dennis Pfendler-6/16/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Dennis Pfendler, 58, of Croniezer Road passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010....

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Arthur H. Wright-6/16/2010

LAKE DELTA - Arthur Henry Wright, 93, Karlen Road, formerly of Main Street, Lee Center, husband of Marietta, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 12, 2010, while surrounded by the loving care of his family....

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Dora Hoffman Klosner-6/16/2010

LOWVILLE - Dora Hoffman Klosner, age 92, died on Thursday evening, June 10, 2010 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville....

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Redmond J. Wilcox-6/16/2010

BOONVILLE - Redmond J. Wilcox, 75, of 702 Post Street, died on Monday evening, June 7, 2010, in Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where he had resided since February 8, 2010....

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Dennis Pfendler-6/16/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Dennis Pfendler, 58, of Croniezer Road passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010....

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Column for 6.16.10-6/16/2010

No column this week, column will return 6.23.10...

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Arlene Williams Shew-6/16/2010

REMSEN - Arlene Elizabeth Williams Shew passed away peacefully on May 20, 2010 in her home with her loving family by her side following a long battle with cancer....

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Early Deadline-6/14/2010

Due to the July 4th holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the July 7 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, June 30, at noon. The newspaper will go to press on Friday, July 2, and the Boonville Herald office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the holiday. Normal...

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HARRY CAPRON HONORED –-6/14/2010

On June 7, Boonville Fire Company volunteer Harry Capron was honored with a longevity award from the New York State Fire Police Association for his 70 years of dedicated service to the Fire Company. He was also presented with recognition awards from Oneida County Legislator Les Porter and County ...

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STUDENTS VISIT CANAL MUSEUM --6/14/2010

Cassidy Burns, 8 left and her brother, Brandon Burns, 10, Lowville, enjoyed the interactive mini-canal in the restored warehouse of the Boonville Black River Canal Museum Complex on Sunday afternoon, June 6. Students at Beaver River Elementary School, the children were visiting the Museum with their...

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Mountaineering Doctor Thankful To Be Home-6/14/2010

Dr. Manoj Vora poses during his five-day stay in Pheriche before attempting to climb to Everests summit. Submitted Photo By Judy Routson “The trip was all I expected it to be. It was dangerous, exciting, threatening, exhilarating, physically exhausting, spiritually refreshing, risky, rewar...

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HARRY CAPRON HONORED –-6/14/2010

On June 7, Boonville Fire Company volunteer Harry Capron was honored with a longevity award from the New York State Fire Police Association for his 70 years of dedicated service to the Fire Company. He was also presented with recognition awards from Oneida County Legislator Les Porter and County ...

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STUDENTS VISIT CANAL MUSEUM --6/14/2010

Cassidy Burns, 8 left and her brother, Brandon Burns, 10, Lowville, enjoyed the interactive mini-canal in the restored warehouse of the Boonville Black River Canal Museum Complex on Sunday afternoon, June 6. Students at Beaver River Elementary School, the children were visiting the Museum with their...

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Early Deadline-6/14/2010

Due to the July 4th holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the July 7 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, June 30, at noon. The newspaper will go to press on Friday, July 2, and the Boonville Herald office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the holiday. Normal...

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Mountaineering Doctor Thankful To Be Home-6/14/2010

Dr. Manoj Vora poses during his five-day stay in Pheriche before attempting to climb to Everests summit. Submitted Photo By Judy Routson “The trip was all I expected it to be. It was dangerous, exciting, threatening, exhilarating, physically exhausting, spiritually refreshing, risky, rewar...

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Joseph Charles Skorupa-6/9/2010

LYONS FALLS - Joseph Charles Skorupa, 69, of 3813 Franklin Street, died on Friday morning, June 4, 2010, at his home while under the care of Lewis County Hospice and his loving family, after a long illness....

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Elizabeth “Betty” Reed Moselle-6/9/2010

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth Betty Reed Moselle, 89, a former resident of Route 12, Alder Creek, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, Boonville, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Heritage Health Care Center, Utica....

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Myrtle D. Milles-6/9/2010

ROME - Myrtle Doris Hurlbut Milles, 91, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 1, 2010, at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, where she had resided since January....

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Frances Schwenk Evans-6/9/2010

TURIN - Frances M. Evans, 96, widow of Charles, formerly of West Road, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Lewis County General Hospital Extended Care Facility, where she had resided since late December of 2008....

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Mrs. Audrey J. Gilbert-6/9/2010

BOONVILLE, NY & BUSHNELL, FL – Audrey J. Zeigler Gilbert, 72, a summer resident of DeVoe Road, wife of John M., passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica, while surrounded by her loving husband and family....

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Marilyn D. Lee-6/9/2010

LOWVILLE – Marilyn D. Lee, 77, of Park Avenue died on Saturday evening, May 29, 2010, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility. She had been a resident on the 4th Floor since March. The family would like to thank the staff for their kindness and compassion while Marilyn was there....

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David A. Thomas-6/9/2010

WEST LEYDEN - David A. Thomas, 52, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, at his home in West Leyden, NY....

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Gloria G. Alm-6/9/2010

BOONVILLE - Gloria G. Alm, 86, a resident of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 5, 2010....

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Karl T. Marsden-6/9/2010

TALCOTTVILLE - Karl T. Marsden, 77, of Route 12D, a native and lifelong resident of Talcottville, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2010, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he was surrounded by the loving care of his family. Mr. Marsden had resided at the nursing home since 2...

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Column for 6.9.10-6/9/2010

People are nice enough to send me stuff from time to time. Some of it is even interesting. Take, for example, a lady I went to high school with. She sent me the following list, which was headlined “HOW MANY DO YOU REMEMBER?” Actually, I remembered almost everything on her list, including the...

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Column for 6.9.10-6/9/2010

People are nice enough to send me stuff from time to time. Some of it is even interesting. Take, for example, a lady I went to high school with. She sent me the following list, which was headlined “HOW MANY DO YOU REMEMBER?” Actually, I remembered almost everything on her list, including the...

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Marilyn D. Lee-6/9/2010

LOWVILLE – Marilyn D. Lee, 77, of Park Avenue died on Saturday evening, May 29, 2010, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility. She had been a resident on the 4th Floor since March. The family would like to thank the staff for their kindness and compassion while Marilyn was there....

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David A. Thomas-6/9/2010

WEST LEYDEN - David A. Thomas, 52, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, at his home in West Leyden, NY....

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Myrtle D. Milles-6/9/2010

ROME - Myrtle Doris Hurlbut Milles, 91, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 1, 2010, at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, where she had resided since January....

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Frances Schwenk Evans-6/9/2010

TURIN - Frances M. Evans, 96, widow of Charles, formerly of West Road, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Lewis County General Hospital Extended Care Facility, where she had resided since late December of 2008....

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Mrs. Audrey J. Gilbert-6/9/2010

BOONVILLE, NY & BUSHNELL, FL – Audrey J. Zeigler Gilbert, 72, a summer resident of DeVoe Road, wife of John M., passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica, while surrounded by her loving husband and family....

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Joseph Charles Skorupa-6/9/2010

LYONS FALLS - Joseph Charles Skorupa, 69, of 3813 Franklin Street, died on Friday morning, June 4, 2010, at his home while under the care of Lewis County Hospice and his loving family, after a long illness....

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Gloria G. Alm-6/9/2010

BOONVILLE - Gloria G. Alm, 86, a resident of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 5, 2010....

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Karl T. Marsden-6/9/2010

TALCOTTVILLE - Karl T. Marsden, 77, of Route 12D, a native and lifelong resident of Talcottville, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2010, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he was surrounded by the loving care of his family. Mr. Marsden had resided at the nursing home since 2...

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Elizabeth “Betty” Reed Moselle-6/9/2010

BOONVILLE - Elizabeth Betty Reed Moselle, 89, a former resident of Route 12, Alder Creek, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, Boonville, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Heritage Health Care Center, Utica....

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Veterans Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day-6/7/2010

On Monday, May 31, members of the Harland J. Hennessey VFW, Charles J. Love American Legion, and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. The first service was held at the Veterans Memorial Forest in Ava to honor those veterans who have passed away d...

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Dr. Manoj Vora Returns Safely to Lowville-6/7/2010

By Judy Routson Manoj Vora, the Lowville doctor who climbed to within sight of Mt. Everests summit before turning back, has arrived home safely. The 49-year old doctor of internal medicine left Lowville on March 27 to pursue his goal of climbing to the top of the worlds tallest peak, at 29,035 f...

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Scherz Inducted Into Veterans Hall of Fame-6/7/2010

Boonville WWII Veteran Charles “Jeff” Scherz, center, is congratulated by New York State Senator Jim Seward left shortly after being introduced to each other by New York State Senator Joe Griffo right on June 1 at the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame ceremony. Jeff was chosen by Senator G...

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Boonville Relay for Life a Huge Success-6/7/2010

RELAY FOR LIFE PARADE - This years parade that kicked off the annual Relay for Life in Boonville Friday evening, June 4, was bigger and better than ever, with several teams, organizations, and businesses taking part. Pictured above is one of the floats to “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back” against...

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“Best of Boonville” Enjoyed-6/7/2010

The “Best of Boonville” event, sponsored by the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Adirondack Bank, Boonville Big M, Fiducial, and Otis Technology, was enjoyed by many on Saturday, June 5. Several vendors had their wares on display in the Boonville Little Village Park, classic cars were parked alon...

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Veterans Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day-6/7/2010

On Monday, May 31, members of the Harland J. Hennessey VFW, Charles J. Love American Legion, and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. The first service was held at the Veterans Memorial Forest in Ava to honor those veterans who have passed away d...

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Dr. Manoj Vora Returns Safely to Lowville-6/7/2010

By Judy Routson Manoj Vora, the Lowville doctor who climbed to within sight of Mt. Everests summit before turning back, has arrived home safely. The 49-year old doctor of internal medicine left Lowville on March 27 to pursue his goal of climbing to the top of the worlds tallest peak, at 29,035 f...

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Scherz Inducted Into Veterans Hall of Fame-6/7/2010

Boonville WWII Veteran Charles “Jeff” Scherz, center, is congratulated by New York State Senator Jim Seward left shortly after being introduced to each other by New York State Senator Joe Griffo right on June 1 at the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame ceremony. Jeff was chosen by Senator G...

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Boonville Relay for Life a Huge Success-6/7/2010

RELAY FOR LIFE PARADE - This years parade that kicked off the annual Relay for Life in Boonville Friday evening, June 4, was bigger and better than ever, with several teams, organizations, and businesses taking part. Pictured above is one of the floats to “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back” against...

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“Best of Boonville” Enjoyed-6/7/2010

The “Best of Boonville” event, sponsored by the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Adirondack Bank, Boonville Big M, Fiducial, and Otis Technology, was enjoyed by many on Saturday, June 5. Several vendors had their wares on display in the Boonville Little Village Park, classic cars were parked alon...

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Helen Kogut-6/2/2010

BOONVILLE - Helen Kogut, 86, a former resident of Kortenaer Village passed away on May 26, 2010 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Boonville Farmers Market to Open This Week-6/2/2010

The Boonville Farmers Market is ready to start the season this Thursday, June 3, at noon. The market will feature over 18 vendors with a wide variety of farm produce and products. The Market Committee has been working on the project since February and have brought to fruition what they expect to...

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Snow Ridge Ski Resort to Host Jam Fest 2010-6/2/2010

TURIN - The Snow Ridge Ski Resort, West Road, Turin, is busy making plans for Jam Fest 2010 to be held on August 27, 28 and 29. Read entire story in the Boonville Herad...

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New Home for Lyons Falls History Association-6/2/2010

LYONS FALLS - A group of history loving people in Lyons Falls started back in 2005 to get organized with bringing the history of Lyons Falls to the forefront and making it available for everyone to see and enjoy. After over two years, they received their Charter from the Education Department, State ...

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6th Annual Relay for Life June 4 and 5-6/2/2010

There will be plenty of ‘stars out in Boonville on June 4 and 5, just not the type youd see on TV or in the movies. These ‘stars are the cancer patients and survivors from the greater Boonville area who will be taking to the track for the opening lap of this years Relay For Life of Boonville. Th...

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ACS Names 2010 Class Leaders-6/2/2010

Amanda Marsh, daughter of Doreen Marsh of Taberg, has been named valedictorian at the Adirondack Senior High School with a grade point average of 98.608. Megan OBrien, daughter of Ray and Kathy OBrien of Boonville, has been named salutatorian of the 2010 senior class at Adirondack, with a grade poin...

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Best of Boonville-6/2/2010

“The Best of Boonville” celebration will be held this Saturday, June 5. Adirondack Bank, Boon-ville Big M, Fiducial, Otis Technology, and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to present a day of fun throughout the Village and Town showcasing the “best” that Boonville has to offer. Pl...

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Column for 6.2.2010-6/2/2010

This is being written at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The start of the Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to focus on Taps. Chances are good that you heard Taps played this Memorial weekend, maybe at a cemetery or on television, or saw a broadcast from Arlington National Cemetery...

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Beverly Van Alstine Gaffney Butler-6/2/2010

VERNON - Beverly Van Alstine Gaffney Butler, 78, of 5 Black Avenue West and formerly of Lyons Falls, died on Monday evening, May 24, 2010, at her home after a lengthy illness....

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Helen Kogut-6/2/2010

BOONVILLE - Helen Kogut, 86, a former resident of Kortenaer Village passed away on May 26, 2010 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Boonville Farmers Market to Open This Week-6/2/2010

The Boonville Farmers Market is ready to start the season this Thursday, June 3, at noon. The market will feature over 18 vendors with a wide variety of farm produce and products. The Market Committee has been working on the project since February and have brought to fruition what they expect to...

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Beverly Van Alstine Gaffney Butler-6/2/2010

VERNON - Beverly Van Alstine Gaffney Butler, 78, of 5 Black Avenue West and formerly of Lyons Falls, died on Monday evening, May 24, 2010, at her home after a lengthy illness....

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Column for 6.2.2010-6/2/2010

This is being written at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The start of the Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to focus on Taps. Chances are good that you heard Taps played this Memorial weekend, maybe at a cemetery or on television, or saw a broadcast from Arlington National Cemetery...

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New Home for Lyons Falls History Association-6/2/2010

LYONS FALLS - A group of history loving people in Lyons Falls started back in 2005 to get organized with bringing the history of Lyons Falls to the forefront and making it available for everyone to see and enjoy. After over two years, they received their Charter from the Education Department, State ...

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Best of Boonville-6/2/2010

“The Best of Boonville” celebration will be held this Saturday, June 5. Adirondack Bank, Boon-ville Big M, Fiducial, Otis Technology, and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to present a day of fun throughout the Village and Town showcasing the “best” that Boonville has to offer. Pl...

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Snow Ridge Ski Resort to Host Jam Fest 2010-6/2/2010

TURIN - The Snow Ridge Ski Resort, West Road, Turin, is busy making plans for Jam Fest 2010 to be held on August 27, 28 and 29. Read entire story in the Boonville Herad...

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6th Annual Relay for Life June 4 and 5-6/2/2010

There will be plenty of ‘stars out in Boonville on June 4 and 5, just not the type youd see on TV or in the movies. These ‘stars are the cancer patients and survivors from the greater Boonville area who will be taking to the track for the opening lap of this years Relay For Life of Boonville. Th...

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ACS Names 2010 Class Leaders-6/2/2010

Amanda Marsh, daughter of Doreen Marsh of Taberg, has been named valedictorian at the Adirondack Senior High School with a grade point average of 98.608. Megan OBrien, daughter of Ray and Kathy OBrien of Boonville, has been named salutatorian of the 2010 senior class at Adirondack, with a grade poin...

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John Gymburch-5/26/2010

AVA - John Gymburch, 89, of Ava, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Stonehedge Nursing Home in Rome....

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Lawrence L. Brinkerhoff-5/26/2010

LYONS FALLS - Lawrence L. Brinkerhoff, 86, a former resident of High Falls Apartments on Cherry Street, and more recently a resident of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Victoria Z. Kingsbury-5/26/2010

BOONVILLE - Victoria Z. Kingsbury, 88, a former longtime resident of East Road in the village, widow of Cameron, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2006....

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Wayne F. Hastwell-5/26/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Wayne F. Hastwell, 55, of State Route 12, passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday, May 21, 2010....

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Column for 5.26.10-5/26/2010

Three of us were talking over coffee at the Hulbert House when the conversation turned to Chicago. “I know only one story about Chicago,” I said. “but its one of my favorites and its even true. It has to do with the Billy Goat Tavern.” Ill tell you the story, too. But since you might not be ...

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Victoria Z. Kingsbury-5/26/2010

BOONVILLE - Victoria Z. Kingsbury, 88, a former longtime resident of East Road in the village, widow of Cameron, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since 2006....

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Wayne F. Hastwell-5/26/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Wayne F. Hastwell, 55, of State Route 12, passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday, May 21, 2010....

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John Gymburch-5/26/2010

AVA - John Gymburch, 89, of Ava, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Stonehedge Nursing Home in Rome....

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Lawrence L. Brinkerhoff-5/26/2010

LYONS FALLS - Lawrence L. Brinkerhoff, 86, a former resident of High Falls Apartments on Cherry Street, and more recently a resident of Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Column for 5.26.10-5/26/2010

Three of us were talking over coffee at the Hulbert House when the conversation turned to Chicago. “I know only one story about Chicago,” I said. “but its one of my favorites and its even true. It has to do with the Billy Goat Tavern.” Ill tell you the story, too. But since you might not be ...

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The Best of Boonville is Less Than Two Weeks Away-5/24/2010

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5, when Boonville rolls out the Best of Boonville sponsored by Adirondack Bank, Boonville Big M, Fiducial, Otis Technology, and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be something for the entire family all day throughout Boonville. Bring your walk...

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Ava Girl Appears on Morning TV Shows-5/24/2010

MaryAnn Bulawa with her “Smart Toilet” invention, which won her 3rd place in the 4th Annual Bubble Wrap Contest, out of 2,500 entries nationwide. From sealedair.com website. MaryAnn Bulawa, 14-year-old daughter of Drs. Beth and Erick Bulawa of Ava, was featured on NBCs “The Today Show” and also ...

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Boonville Farmers Market To Offer A Cornucopia of Vendors-5/24/2010

When the Boonville Farmers Market opens on Thursday, June 3, shoppers will find a vast selection of delicious products to choose from. With over 18 vendors registered, choices range from fresh spring fruits and vegetables, wholesome baked goods, home grown herbs and garlic, locally raised grass fe...

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Local Vet Recalls WWII Days-5/24/2010

By Judy Routson WWII veteran Harry Capron, 88, uses his computer to regularly track the weather and world news. Photo by Judy Routson This month marks the 65th anniversary of Allied victory in Europe during World War II. V-E Day was celebrated on May 8, 1945, when a treaty was ratified a...

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Honoring Deceased Veterans-5/24/2010

Shown replacing flags at the “Soldiers Plot” in Boonville Cemetery are Dave Stocklosa, Bob Boak and Jim Kelpy. The “Soldiers Plot” includes veterans from the Civil War era. Photo by Betty Haig For many years the veterans organizations of Boonville have decorated the graves of deceased vetera...

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Boonville Farmers Market To Offer A Cornucopia of Vendors-5/24/2010

When the Boonville Farmers Market opens on Thursday, June 3, shoppers will find a vast selection of delicious products to choose from. With over 18 vendors registered, choices range from fresh spring fruits and vegetables, wholesome baked goods, home grown herbs and garlic, locally raised grass fe...

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The Best of Boonville is Less Than Two Weeks Away-5/24/2010

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5, when Boonville rolls out the Best of Boonville sponsored by Adirondack Bank, Boonville Big M, Fiducial, Otis Technology, and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be something for the entire family all day throughout Boonville. Bring your walk...

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Ava Girl Appears on Morning TV Shows-5/24/2010

MaryAnn Bulawa with her “Smart Toilet” invention, which won her 3rd place in the 4th Annual Bubble Wrap Contest, out of 2,500 entries nationwide. From sealedair.com website. MaryAnn Bulawa, 14-year-old daughter of Drs. Beth and Erick Bulawa of Ava, was featured on NBCs “The Today Show” and also ...

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Local Vet Recalls WWII Days-5/24/2010

By Judy Routson WWII veteran Harry Capron, 88, uses his computer to regularly track the weather and world news. Photo by Judy Routson This month marks the 65th anniversary of Allied victory in Europe during World War II. V-E Day was celebrated on May 8, 1945, when a treaty was ratified a...

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Honoring Deceased Veterans-5/24/2010

Shown replacing flags at the “Soldiers Plot” in Boonville Cemetery are Dave Stocklosa, Bob Boak and Jim Kelpy. The “Soldiers Plot” includes veterans from the Civil War era. Photo by Betty Haig For many years the veterans organizations of Boonville have decorated the graves of deceased vetera...

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William R. Pratt-5/19/2010

LEE CENTER - William “Bill” R. Pratt, age 64, of Lee Center, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2010, at home with his loving family at his side....

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Ronald W. Myers-5/19/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Ronald W. Myers, 78, of Adam Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his residence while surrounded by the love and care of his family, and Lewis County Hospice....

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Column for 5.26.2010-5/19/2010

We were in a steep left turn, circling at 2,600 feet. I could see the altimeter from where I was sitting in the back seat of the Cessna 182, a four passenger, single engine airplane belonging to the Civil Air Patrol. N291CP and its three occupants were circling over the Town of Boonville. I spot...

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Ronald W. Myers-5/19/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Ronald W. Myers, 78, of Adam Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his residence while surrounded by the love and care of his family, and Lewis County Hospice....

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William R. Pratt-5/19/2010

LEE CENTER - William “Bill” R. Pratt, age 64, of Lee Center, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2010, at home with his loving family at his side....

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Column for 5.26.2010-5/19/2010

We were in a steep left turn, circling at 2,600 feet. I could see the altimeter from where I was sitting in the back seat of the Cessna 182, a four passenger, single engine airplane belonging to the Civil Air Patrol. N291CP and its three occupants were circling over the Town of Boonville. I spot...

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Black-Moose Kayaking … A Fun Event-5/17/2010

A kayaker took time to gauge the next part of his ride before tackling the rough boulder strewn water. Photo by Betty Haig By Betty Haig LYONS FALLS - Rocky Fawcett, president of Lyons Falls Alive, sees the Moose River every day in all its glory as he looks out his windows. He has wat...

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Dr. Vora Makes Courageous Decision to End Quest to Mt. Everest Summit-5/17/2010

by Judy Routson Dr. Manoj Vora, the Lowville doctor of internal medicine who left home at the end of March with hopes of reaching the peak of Mt. Everest, has fallen short of his goal by approximately 2,700 feet. A last-minute update from Sheree Vora on Monday morning, May 17, described her h...

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Gerald McCanney-5/12/2010

ROME - Gerald McCanney, 80, a former resident of Rome and Turin, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010, at his home in Selma, NC....

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Barbara Ann “Scottie” Scott-5/12/2010

Barbara Ann “Scottie” Scott Ludwig of Homer and Oxbow, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2010....

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Column for 5.12.10-5/12/2010

The movie “Kellys Heroes,” starring Clint Eastwood as “Kelly” and a cast of characters including Donald Sutherland as “Oddball” and Gavin MacLeod as “Moriarty,” was on the other night. “Kellys Heroes” is one of my favorite war movies. But thats not why Im thinking about “Kellys Heroes” right now...

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TOE” PATH TREKKERS THURSDAY NIGHT TRADITION --5/10/2010

“Despite a cold wind, a few brave runners and walkers were out in the early evening Thursday, May 6, at Erwin Park in Boonville, to participate in the “Toe” Path Trekkers Thursday Night Run/Walk/Kayak events. Pictured above are walkers Ben and Dianne Daskiewich who wasted no time signing in, saying ...

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Early Deadline-5/10/2010

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the news and advertising deadline for the June 2 issue of the Boonville Herald will be Wednesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. The paper will go to press on Friday, May 28. The Boonville Herald office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. ...

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Adirondack Central School Budget Vote and Election May 18-5/10/2010

The Adirondack Central School budget vote and election for seats on the Board of Education will be held on May 18, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Adirondack Middle School. The budget for the 2010-2011 school year is $25,497,280, which is a slight increase of 0.002% from the 2009-2010 school year. T...

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Weather Unpredictable for Mt. Everest Summit Climb-5/10/2010

By Judy Routson The excitement is in-creasing, as the first climbers of the season attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Recent reports indicate that several individuals, including Sherpa guides, have already made it to the top of the worlds tallest peak from the Tibet side of the mounta...

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Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center Celebrates 2nd Anniversary-5/10/2010

On Friday, May 7, the Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center PHFOEC in Boonville celebrated its second anniversary, with many area students, as well as dignitaries on hand for the special occasion. Above, Assemblyman Dave Townsend, center, presented a proclamation to the Centers Program Director ...

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Local Storm Damage-5/10/2010

During the high wind storm on Saturday, May 8, the main greenhouse at Colwells Farm Market in Glenfield was heavily damaged. Fortunately, there were no injuries and all the plants were able to be saved. On Sunday, Mike Colwell said he hopes to be able to replace the outer shell on the greenhouse thi...

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Sheila M. Ross Mokrzycki-5/5/2010

BOONVILLE - Sheila M. Ross Mokrzycki, 66, of Main Street, widow of Francis, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness....

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Edward Paluck-5/5/2010

BOONVILLE - Edward Paluck, 77, of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Mary, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Erwin W. Gillette-5/5/2010

BOONVILLE - Erwin W. Gillette, 75, of Post Street passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness....

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Donald O. Pugh-5/5/2010

LEE CENTER - Donald O. Pugh, age 48, of Lee Center, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2010....

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Anna Louise Christensen-5/5/2010

SPARKILL, NY - Anna Louise Christensen, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at her sons home in Williamsburg, VA....

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Column for 5.5.10-5/5/2010

There has been reaction to three recent columns written by yours truly. The reaction came in the form of e-mails. People dont send letters too much any more. In response to the column I wrote about the new New York State blue and gold license plates, which I described as ugly, a reader wrote: “I...

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Remsen Community Turns Out to Greet Hometown Olympian Erin Hamlin-5/3/2010

By Sue Secor Erin Hamlin as she parades in a car driven by her father, Ron Hamlin. See more photos on Page 16. Photo by Sue Secor REMSEN - A nice crowd turned out Friday night, April 30, for the highly anticipated visit from Erin Hamlin, the communitys favorite Olympian. Erin was honored w...

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Mt. Everest Summit Attempt Tentatively Set for May 17-5/3/2010

By Judy Routson Its been a busy few weeks in the mountain-climbing community. Amid much controversy came news that 13-year-old Californian Jordan Romero would attempt to climb Mt. Everest, the worlds tallest summit. Like Dr. Manoj Vora, the Lowville physician weve been following as he ascends th...

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Community Contributes to Farmers Market-5/3/2010

After driveway mix, donated by Barrett Paving Materials of Boonville, was dumped on the site of the future Boonville Farmers Market, located behind the Nice N Easy store, Village Street Department employee Ronnie Zeigler is shown putting the finishing touches on the vendor area.. The Farmers Market ...

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Mill Creek Nursery Holds Grand Opening-5/3/2010

Owners of the new Mill Creek Nursery are Nancy Szervczyk-Davoy on the left and Tera Davoy-Bruce. They are shown in Greenhouse #1 surrounded by the colorful display of potted and hanging plants. Photo by Betty Haig By Betty Haig On Saturday, May 1, Nancy Szervczyk-Davoy and Tera Davoy-Bruce...

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Column for 4.28.10-4/28/2010

More of the new New York State license plates are being seen on the roads. I saw three just today. Maybe youve seen them. These new blue and gold plates replace the white and blue ones. Actually, blue and gold isnt the best description. Blue and ugly yellow is more accurate. I was just looki...

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Elizabeth J. Carroll-4/28/2010

BUCKSPORT - Elizabeth J. Carroll, 85, died with her loving family by her side at a Bangor Hospital on Thursday, April 22, 2010....

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Terrance P. “Doc” ORourke-4/28/2010

BOONVILLE - Terrance P. ORourke, 63, affectionately known by his many friends as “Doc,” passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010....

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Harold D. Axtell-4/28/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Harold D. “Skinny” Axtell, 91, a long time resident of North Pearl St., husband of Evelyn, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Lewis Co. General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Boonville Farmers Market Signs Contract with FMNP-4/26/2010

It has been announced that the Boonville Farmers Market has signed an agreement with the New York State Farmers Market Nutrition Program FMNP. The program provides nutrition benefits to low-income women, children, and senior citizens and promotes the purchase of New York State fresh fruits and ve...

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Large Crowd Participates in 3rd Annual Autism Walk Activities-4/26/2010

A large crowd was watching the balloon launch during the Autism Walk activities held at the Boonville VFW on Saturday, April 24. Also, see photo on Page 17. Photo by Betty Haig Walk was held in Boonville on a beautiful Saturday April 24, which was perfect for being outside. Approximately 200...

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Dr. Vora Doing Well on Way to Mt. Everests Peak-4/26/2010

Josette Valloton, of Switzerland, leader of Dr. Manojs expedition, is shown in the Khumbu Icefall, on the way to the top of Mt. Everest. Photo courtesey of www.summitclimb.com. Mount Everest Base Camp is a long way from Lowville. But the 17,400-foot-high Himalaya site is where we last left D...

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Snow Festival Holds Annual Clean-Up-4/26/2010

The annual clean-up day for the Boonville Snow Festival was held at the Boonville Fairgrounds on a beautiful Saturday morning, April 24. It was a perfect day for working on the grounds. Approximately 30 volunteers, ranging in age from 6 to 76, showed up to help with the clean-up, according to Kathy ...

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Raymond F. Stephens-4/21/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Raymond F. Stephens, 74, of West Road, a native and lifelong resident of Constableville, husband of Phyllis, passed away at Lewis Co. General Hospital, Lowville, on Thursday, April 15, 2010, after a brief illness....

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Column for 4.21.10-4/21/2010

There are many things in life that I love. Alas, those things dont push themselves to the front of my mind the way things I hate do. There are many things I hate. Here are a few of the things I love to hate: I hate it when the telephone rings after 10 oclock at night. As my grandmother often...

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Crystal Jean Moore-4/21/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Crystal Jean Moore, 48, of North South Road passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010 surrounded by her loving family....

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Cornelia Warren-4/21/2010

BOONVILLE - Cornelia Newell Warren, 94, a longtime resident of James Street, widow of Bert, passed away on Sunday April 18, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Helen Chizick-4/21/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Helen Chizick, 96, widow of James S., a former resident of East Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a brief illness....

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Mrs. Mary F. Dean Fruin Rhone-4/21/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Mary F. Dean Fruin Rhone, 78, a longtime resident of Brownville Road, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since January of this year....

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Earl L.Bud Murling-4/21/2010

BOONVILLE - Earl L.Bud Murling, 83, of Main Street, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Maynard A. Peebles-4/21/2010

GLENFIELD - Maynard A. Peebles, 91, of Erie Canal Road, a native and lifelong resident of Lewis County, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Public Meeting Held on Proposed Village Budget-4/19/2010

Pictured from left: Boonville Village Trustees Lisa Bellinger and William Daskiewich, Mayor Michael Kramer, and Trustee Chet Bandych at the Public Meeting held at the Village Offices on Thursday evening, April 15, to hear comments and discuss the proposed budget. Missing from photo is Trustee Michae...

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Hamlin Participates in Wheelchair Celebrity Basketball Classic-4/19/2010

Hector Onofre, a member of the Sitrin Stars basketball team, chats with Erin Hamlin during an autograph session at New Hartford High School. Photo by Pat Malin The line of autograph seekers stretched down the hallway at New Hartford High School last Thursday night. At one table sat Erin Haml...

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Retirement Dinner for ACS Superintendent Frederick J. Morgan-4/19/2010

A Retirement Dinner for Adirondack Central School Superintendent Frederick J. Morgan will be held on Friday evening, May 14, at the Roselawn Restaurant, New York Mills. A cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Morgan has served 40 years in education and most recently as t...

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“Earth Day” Clean-Up in Boonville-4/19/2010

In conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day, the annual Spring Clean-up in Boonville was held Saturday, April 17. Prior to the start of the clean-up, participants enjoyed coffee and donuts at the Boonville American Legion Post. Legion Commander Chris Panik was on hand to greet the volunteers. Barbar...

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Little League Opening Ceremony-4/19/2010

Hank Daskiewich, longtime supporter and one of the founding members of the Little League program in Boonville, threw the first pitch at the opening ceremony, held at the BYAA on Saturday, April 17, as some of the players and coaches looked on. Photo by Betty Haig The 2010 Boonville/ Forestport...

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Farmers Market Offers Booth Space For Fund Raising-4/19/2010

The Boonville Farmers Market Committee has announced that they are offering one free booth space each week for local fund-raising. According to Committee member, Kelly Ulrich, each Thursday of the market, they will set aside one booth space to be used by any local church group, school group, club ...

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Column for 4.14.10-4/14/2010

The other day a guy I didnt even know asked if he could ask a question. This happens to me more than you might imagine. The place was crowded and I pretended not to hear the request. Ive learned from experience to be wary when approached by strangers in places that serve adult beverages, especiall...

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Loren H. Drake-4/14/2010

SARASOTA FL/ADAMS CENTER NY- Loren H. Drake, 85, husband of Geraldine, a former resident of Caird Road, Adams Center, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Doctors Hospital, Sarasota, Florida, with his loving family at his side. For the past several years, Mr. Drake was a resident of Sarasota and...

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ACS Baseball Team Gets Off to Great Start-4/12/2010

The ACS varsity baseball team under 15-year head coach Rick Mathis got off to a quick start on the diamond last week with three road victories over West Canada, Frankfort-Schuyler, and Herkimer. On Tuesday, April 6, the Cats defeated West Canada 10-3, with Cody Buhler picking up the win on the mou...

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Lyons Falls First Female Mayor-4/12/2010

New Mayor of Lyons Falls Catherine Liendecker, left, with Village Clerk Wendy Hoskins, who just administered the oath of office. Photo by Paul Liendecker LYONS FALLS – On April 6, 2010, Catherine Katie Liendecker took the oath as Mayor of Lyons Falls. She is the first female mayor of this vill...

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Public Hearing April 15 on Village Budget-4/12/2010

The Village of Boonville Board of Trustees will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, April 15, to hear comments relating to the tentative budget. The public hearing will be held in the Village Offices, 13149 State Route 12, at 7 p.m. Village Mayor Michael Kramer said the Village of Boonville i...

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PENNY DRIVE FOR CANAL MUSEUM --4/12/2010

Help Float the Drive for new educational technology equipment for the Boonville Black River Canal Museum. There are several “canal boats” floating in area businsses waiting for your pennies or other spare change/bills to fill their cargo hold. The Canal Museum needs to float into the 21st century to...

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Boonville Woman Wants to Create Autism Awareness-4/12/2010

Pictured from left: In front, Brandon Johnson, Jared Johnson, Gerald Weiler, Jenna Johnson, and Meegan McIntyre. In back, Jason Bristol, Lucrezia Johnson, Scott Johnson, and Breann McIntyre. Submitted Photo By Judy Routson Approximately 1.5 million Americans are be-lieved to have some form o...

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Lewis County Dairy Princess Program-4/12/2010

The Lewis County Dairy Princess is still seeking girls for Dairy Princess and her Court. The goal of the Dairy Princess Committee is to teach the community young and old of the importance of dairy products in our diets through the promotion of the farming industry and its products. The Princess and ...

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Congressman Bill Owens Visits Potato Hill Farm Education Center-4/12/2010

Congressman Bill Owens, front left, at the Potato Hill Farm Education Center on Tuesday, April 6. Also visiting were 5th grade students from West Leyden Elementary School. Admiring the goats with the Congressman above is 5th grader Adrianna Ortlieb. In back are JoAnn Ballard, director of the Center,...

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Jean M. Gleasman-4/7/2010

TURIN – Jean M. Gleasman, 75, of Snugsboro Road, Turin, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at her home....

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V. Arlene Marmon-4/7/2010

PORT LEYDEN - V. Arlene Higby Marmon, 96, a former resident of Canal Street, widow of Sherman, passed away on Thursday evening, April 1, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, where she had resided since 2006. For many years she and her husband operated the Pioneer Inn Ski Lodge in Turin....

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Mary Jane Farr-4/7/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Mary Jane Farr, 78, a longtime resident of East Main Street, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since 2008....

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Stephen F. Northrup-4/7/2010

LOWVILLE - Stephen F. Northrup, 53, of Number Four Road, Lowville, died at his home on Sunday, April 4, 2010, while under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Column for 4.7.10-4/7/2010

As friends sometimes do, a good one of mine came seeking advice. He is to be master of ceremonies, again this year, at an annual and quite prestigious event. “The problem,” he said, “is that six people will be speaking and we need to make sure they keep their remarks brief. Every year we ask the...

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Oneida County Farm Bureau Urges Leaders to Support Agriculture in Albany-4/5/2010

Members of the Oneida County Farm Bureau rally on the steps of the State Capital in Albany, from left: Vincent Johns, Sauquoit; Oneida County Farm Bureau President Ben Simons, Remsen; and David Collins, Waterville. Oneida County Farm Bureau recently sent nine members to the state capital in Al...

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Earth Day Events Scheduled in Boonville-4/5/2010

In conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day, Boonville has scheduled its annual Spring Clean-up events on Saturday, April 17, with a rain date of April 24. Listen to Radio Station WBRV for weather cancellation. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for more information...

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Boonville Farmers Market Set to Go-4/5/2010

The Boonville Farmers Market Review Board along with a representative from Cornell Cooperative Extension field questions from the many interested people who attended an informational meeting on March 30 at the Village Offices. Photo by Betty Haig A Boonville Farmers Market has recently been ...

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Dr. Vora on Way to Mt. Everests Peak-4/5/2010

By Judy Routson Climbing Mount Everest is the dream of many adventurous individuals - not only climbing the Himalayan mountain, but actually standing on its peak. At 29,035 feet, its the top of the world. Dr. Manoj Vora, a Lowville doctor of internal medicine, hopes to stand on Earths tallest ...

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Village Board to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Budget-4/5/2010

On Thursday, April 15, the Boonville Village Board will hold a public hearing to hear comments on the tentative budget. The meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. at the Village Offices on Route 12. The compensation for the mayor in the proposed budget is $3,884.27 and $2,502.62 per year for each trust...

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A Northern Light Antique Shop Opens at Former Bank in Port Leyden-4/5/2010

Wilfriede Donnelly is shown standing in front of her new Gift and Antique shop in Port Leyden. Photo by Betty Haig PORT LEYDEN - A new and exquisite shop has just opened in Port Leyden. What used to be the bank is now “A Northern Light,” a dream come true for owner Wilfriede Donnelly who has d...

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Mollie Joy Brown Babcock-3/31/2010

WAKEFIELD/LYNNFIELD/READING/BOONVILLE – Mollie Joy Brown Babcock, longtime teacher and resident, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in the loving arms of her family and dedicated care of the Benevolent Association....

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Ramon H. Palmer-3/31/2010

Ramon H. Palmer, 94, of Williamsport, PA, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior while at home on Monday, March 22, 2010....

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Marion M. Hrynuk Freeman-3/31/2010

ALDEN - Marion M. Hrynuk Freeman, 85, of Alden, NY, a cherished and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 23, 2010....

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Augusta “Gussie” Trenham-3/31/2010

BOONVILLE - Augusta L. “Gussie” Trenham, 81, of Old West Leyden Road, wife of Spencer E., passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Leola Schmelzle-3/31/2010

FORESTPORT - Leola Scouten Schmelzle, 90, a resident of River Street for 60 years, and the widow of Harold E., passed away at her residence on Friday, March 26, 2010, while surrounded by the love and care of her family....

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Column for 3.31.10-3/31/2010

There was a postcard show in Oneida this past Sunday. I attended. I went into United Methodist Church on Sayles Street with $80 in my pocket. I came out with 20 post cards and not enough money for a cheap lunch. But the cards I got were a nice addition to a modest collection. I had a good re...

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Hunter Safety Education Class-3/29/2010

The Boonville Rod and Gun Club will host a Hunter Safety Education Class on April 17 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pre-register at the Boonville Town/Village Offices March 25 through April 7. If you have any questions, call Jason Crill at 942-2034....

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Annual Easter Coloring Contest Winners-3/29/2010

Wyatt Staring, 4-year-old son of Amanda and Shawn Staring of Boonville, was the winner of the age 4-5 category in this years Easter Coloring Contest sponsored by the Boonville Herald and area businesses. Ten-year-old Jenna Johnson, daughter of Lucrezia and Scott Johnson, Boonville, was the age 8...

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Good Friday Noon Closing-3/29/2010

The Boonville Herald office will be closing at noon on Good Friday, April 2. Therefore, all news and advertising copy for the April 7 issue of the paper must be submitted before noon on Thursday, April 1....

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Snow Festival Volunteers Honored-3/29/2010

Randy Bellinger has been a very active volunteer at the Snow Festival since the first event in 2007. He is chairperson of the parking committee. Volunteer Judie Dellerba is now a member of the Snow Festival Board of Directors. By Betty Haig The Boonville Snow Festival Committee hosted ...

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Boonville Elks Celebrate 50 Years Robert Ely Presented with “Elk of the Year” Award-3/29/2010

Shown above is Exalted Ruler Charles Howard, left, presenting the “Elk of the Year” award to Robert Ely. Photo by Betty Haig The Boonville Lodge #2158 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks celebrated their 50-year anniversary on Saturday, March 27, with a dinner at the Lodge. The Lodge began w...

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Mildred Midge Lisowski-3/24/2010

BOONVILLE - Mildred Midge Lisowski, 80, a resident of Woodgate Drive, passed away at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 after a long illness....

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Column for 3.24.10-3/24/2010

Griffiss has long been a part of our area, first as an important U.S. Air Force base and now as an important business and technology park. If you dont have a direct connection to Griffiss, someone in your family probably did or does. How much do you know about Griffiss? Lets see. Heres a pop qui...

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Elizabeth Ann Shue Alger-3/24/2010

BOONVILLE – Elizabeth “Betty” A. Shue Alger, 81, a longtime resident of Boonville and Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, while in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, NY....

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Jay Edmund Burrow-3/24/2010

LYONS FALLS - Jay Edmund Burrow, 54, son of John E. Burrow, Lyons Falls, NY, and the late Virginia K. Burrow, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in York, PA, after a long bout with cancer....

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Shirley Ann Smith-3/24/2010

Shirley Ann Smith, 69, of Lexington Park, MD, wife of Edwin John Smith, formerly of Port Leyden, died on February 26, 2010 at her residence....

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Be Counted in Census 2010-3/22/2010

By Judy Routson Mandated by Congress in 1790, the U.S. Census counts how many people live in this country, whether citizen, part-time resident, or immigrant. Despite the fact that historically, the census has always been controversial and some people continue to have issues with the credibilit...

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Good Friday Noon Closing-3/22/2010

The Boonville Herald office will be closing at noon on Good Friday, April 2. Therefore, all news and advertising copy for the April 7 issue of the paper must be submitted before noon on Thursday, April 1....

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Bellinger and Chambers Re-elected to Boonville Board-3/22/2010

The results of the Boonville Village Election, which took place Tuesday, March 16, are as follows: For the two trustee positions, both two-year seats, incumbents Lisa Bellinger and Michael Chambers were re-elected with 95 and 85 votes, respectively. Challengers Kelly Ulrich received 66 votes and L...

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Lewis County Village Election Results-3/22/2010

Pictured above are Cheryl Defone, left, Village of Lowville Court Clerk for 40 years, and Pat Yarina, who was elected Village of Lowville Justice. Yarina has been acting Justice since March of 2009 and has been serving as a court clerk for nine years in six towns. Yarina will take over the bench on ...

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“‘LIL ABNER” THIS WEEK AT ACS-3/22/2010

“‘LIL ABNER” THIS WEEK AT ACS - The musical, “Lil Abner” will be presented at Adirondack High School this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 25, 26 and 27. Performances are Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. What starts out as a calm day down at the fishing hole is quickly int...

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Column for 3.17.10-3/17/2010

This is March Madness time. If you arent a sports fan, I should point out that it has nothing to do with mental health. It has everything to do with college basketball. March Madness also happens to be a good excuse to take time off from work. March Madness is short for the 2010 NCAA Mens Divisi...

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William B. Payne-3/17/2010

BOONVILLE - William B. Payne, 90, of Valley View Drive, a former resident of Main Street, widower of Aileen B. Havens Payne, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. Mr. Payne was the founder and former longtime owner of W.B. Payne Insurance Agency Inc. of...

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Alice P. Morin-3/17/2010

BOONVILLE - Alice P. Hoage Morin, 84, of South Street passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a brief illness....

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Mrs. Marie M. Glur-3/17/2010

BOONVILLE - Marie M. Scherz Glur, 98, a former resident of Main Street, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Re-habilitation Center, Boon-ville, where she had been a resident since February 2009....

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Matilda M. Elmer-3/17/2010

LYONS FALLS - Matilda M. Tilly Elmer, 98, formerly of Shibley Road, died early Thursday morning, March 11, 2010, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where she had resided since December 23, 2003....

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Dennis R. Smith-3/17/2010

BOONVILLE - Dennis R. Smith, 65, of Jackson Hill Road, husband of Charlene, passed away at his residence while under the loving care of his wife and family, on Thursday, March 11, 2010....

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Mark R. Krokowski-3/17/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Mark R. Krokowski, 51, East Road, husband of Margaret, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Local Doctor Hopes to Reach Worlds Highest Peak-3/15/2010

A jubilant Dr. Manoj Vora on July 5, 2009, at the summit of Denali Mt. McKinley, in Alaska, the highest mountain peak in North America. Now his goal is to reach the highest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest. Submitted Photo By Judy Routson LOWVILLE - A local doctor whose goal is to reach the ...

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Organizational Meeting Scheduled March 30 for Boonville Farmers Market-3/15/2010

A planning and organizational meeting of the new Boonville Farmers Market committee will be held Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Boonville Village Office Building on Route 12. Organizers of the Farmers Market, Judie Dellerba and Kelly Ulrich, said that the main goal of the meeting is to gather...

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A “Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical”This Week at South Lewis-3/15/2010

TURIN – Pictured in front are Pat Chase Woodsman and Miranda Gokey Danica rehearsing with other cast members in the “Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical,” which will be presented March 18, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m. in the South Lewis High School auditorium. Tickets for this enchanting musical are $6 f...

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Adirondack Teachers Victorious in Sumo Wrestling-3/15/2010

If you didnt come away from the Adirondack High School gym on Friday night March 12 with a lighter, happier feeling, then you dont enjoy fun. It was a laughter-filled evening of enjoyment as teachers/staff matched up with student athletes in a Sumo Wrestling match that was un-equaled. Sumo is a co...

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Boonville Baptist Church Joins in Making Dresses to Send to Haiti-3/15/2010

Pictured in front, Tamera Alm, left, and Kristal Fallon. In back, Clara Grower and Alice Pitcher displaying some of the dresses that were made by members of the Boonville First Baptist Church, to be sent to Haiti in support of “Dress Our People Ministry.” Submitted Photo The First Baptist Ch...

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Nominating Petitions Available for South Lewis Board Seats-3/10/2010

TURIN - The South Lewis Central School District will hold its Annual Budget vote and Board of Education election on Tuesday, May 18, from noon until 8 p.m. The Board seats currently held by Carol Paluck of Constableville and Joan Pominville of Turin will expire on June 30, 2010. Both of the vacanc...

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New Radio Frequency in Boonville-3/10/2010

Boonville has another radio frequency! 105.9FM officially went on the air last Thursday, March 4, at 4:20 p.m. The newest FM is playing the Oldies hits of the 70s, 24 hours a day in stereo, according to Bill Flack, president of the Flack Broadcasting Group. “We think our listeners will enjoy liste...

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Record Turn-Out At Heart Run & Walk-3/10/2010

There was a record number of participants in this years Americas Greatest Heart Run & Walk held Saturday, March 6, in Utica. Organizers report that 8,740 walkers and runners attended the event, which is the most in history. The previous record was 8,601 in 1999. A total of $1,125,032 was raised thro...

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Kick-Off Held for Boonvilles Relay For Life-3/10/2010

The American Cancer Society ACS held a Relay for Life kick-off event in Boonville on Thursday evening, March 4, at Freddys Diner, with a great turnout. The kick-off was an opportunity for the community to learn more about this years Relay For Life event, hear from cancer survivors about why it is ...

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ACS Board Seeks Replacement for Superintendent Morgan-3/10/2010

Adirondack Central School District is looking for a superintendent of schools. The new administrator will take over the duties of Mr. Frederick Morgan, who will retire at the end of June, after 36 years of service to the district. Morgans academic career began in 1970, following his graduation fro...

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Charles M. Faber-3/10/2010

HAWKINSVILLE - Charles M. Faber, 79, of Cummings Road, a native and lifelong resident of Hawkinsville, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at his residence while under the care of his loving wife Ruth and son Tim....

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Column for 3.10.10-3/10/2010

The first thing I noticed at last Saturdays Americas Greatest Heart Run & Walk was that the first two parking lots I stopped at were full, a good sign if you are hoping to attract lots of people and if you hope they raise lots of money for research to fight heart disease. The next thing I notice...

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Frederick David Regetz-3/10/2010

VIRGINIA - Frederick David Regetz, beloved husband and father, passed away on February 23, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Fannin; son, Jonathan; daughter, Suzann; son-in law, Michael Lewis; sister, Kitty Davies; sister, Joan Claphanson Charlie; sister, Audrey Drak...

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Richard J. Dutch-3/10/2010

BOONVILLE - Richard J. “Dick” Dutch, 63, of Main Street, a former resident of State Route 26, West Leyden, passed away in Boonville on Friday, March 5, 2010....

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Candidates for Boonville Village Election, March 16-3/3/2010

The Village of Boonville will hold its Election Day on Tuesday, March 16, at the Village Offices from noon to 9 p.m. To vote in the village election you must be at least 18 years of age; a village resident for at least three months; a citizen of the U.S.; and a registered voter. The following vi...

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Boonville First Baptist Church Begins-3/3/2010

The Boonville First Baptist Church at 325 Post Street is pleased to announce its first round of activities to celebrate its bicentennial. The church hung a large banner on the front of the building in October saying “Standing Up For Jesus: 200 years 1810-2010.” The church received its charter fr...

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A “Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical” to be Presented at South Lewis-3/3/2010

TURIN – Pictured above is the cast of “Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical,” which will be presented March 18, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m. in the South Lewis auditorium. Tickets for this enchanting musical are $6 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. A “Hall Pass” is available for all three p...

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Column for 3.3.10-3/3/2010

Governor Paterson is talking about closing many parks and historic sites, including the Oriskany Battlefield. Like many decisions made by New Yorks elected officials, this one doesnt make much sense. There are places to cut. Thats for sure. But Id start with the salaries being paid to the people...

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Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center Opens Off-Site Snowshoe Hut Campus at BREIAs Jackson Hill Telemark Trail-3/3/2010

As of Monday, February 22, students from around Central New York will experience an excit-ing new snowshoeing trail at BREIAs Jackson Hill site, under the direction of Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center PHFOEC. The Center, whose main campus is on Potato Hill Road, has partnered with the B...

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June M. Salmon-3/3/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - June M. Samson Salmon, 82, affectionately known as “June Bug,” a former resident of West Thomas Street, widow of Karl, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Lloyd James Kellogg-3/3/2010

FLORIDA/TURIN, NY -Mr. Lloyd James Kellogg, 83, of Middleburg, Florida, formerly of Turin, NY, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Orange Park Medical Center....

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Mrs. Mildred I. White-3/3/2010

PORT LEYDEN - Mildred I. Brinkerhoff White, 91, affectionately known by her family and friends as “Millie,” a former resident of McDonald Road, widow of Robert C., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabiltation Center, where she had resided since May 2004....

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Bruce L. Remillard-3/3/2010

BALDWINSVILLE - Bruce L. Remillard, 63, of Baldwinsville, NY, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at home, in the company of his family, after a long battle with cancer....

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Mary McDonald Rowlands-2/24/2010

BOONVILLE - Mary McDonald Rowlands, 86, of Boonville passed away on Monday, February 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica....

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Column for 2.24.10-2/24/2010

Lets see how good you are when it comes to local trivia and local history. Heres a pop quiz: Q. The main runway at Griffiss International Airport is how long and how designated? A. Runway 15/33 is 2.23 miles long, so long that it is listed as one of the airports that can be used in an emergenc...

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Harold S. Lenaghen-2/24/2010

WESTERNVILLE - Harold Lenaghen, 85, of Westernville, NY, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2010, with his best friend and family by his side. He had been a patient at Rome Memorial Hospital for the past three weeks....

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Relay for Life-2/22/2010

Several team members have already started raising funds for this years Relay for Life, which will take place in Boonville on June 4 and 5. One of the teams, “Team Beha,” is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an Easter Basket filled with many great items. Tickets are $1 each. The basket is on...

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Heart Run & Walk Pre-Registration in Boonville-2/22/2010

The Lee Schoff Registration Day, pre-registration for Americas Greatest Heart Run & Walk, will be held in Boonville on Tuesday, March 2, at the Town and Village Offices, from 3-7 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Boonville Herald office. There are many great incentives for participants...

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Hamlin More Motivated Than Ever Following Olympics-2/22/2010

By PAT MALIN Has Erin Hamlin left her Achilles heel behind in Vancouver? Putting aside her disappointing finish at the XXI Winter Olympics, Hamlin now has to go back to Lake Placid to try and win her third consecutive title in the U.S. Nationals on March 13-14. First, she is going to have to...

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Family Back Home Watches Anxiously-2/22/2010

By PAT MALIN Remsen, NY, is a small town. Everybody knows the Hamlin clan and their many offspring, even if they didnt recognize Erin on the huge billboard along State Route 28, and the good luck signs plastered on almost every lawn. So whether it was friend or a new acquaintance, everyone wit...

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THE GRIFF: The Future of Empire Aero Center-2/22/2010

By PAT MALIN Greg Emerson knows the aircraft maintenance business inside and out. Although he has spent 23 years in aviation, he has never seen a situation as dire as the one he faces at Empire Aero Center. He is the man in charge of saving the company from going down the tubes. Emerson was ...

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Debra Olney Dailey-2/17/2010

WHITESBORO - Debra Olney Dailey, 56 of Clinton Street, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Dale F. Pfendler Sr.-2/17/2010

CHADWICKS - Dale F. Pfendler Sr., 61, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center....

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Column for 2.17.10-2/17/2010

“If we had a water cooler in the office, we would have all been standing around it on Monday as we talked about Erin Hamlin and waited to see how she was doing at the Olympics.” Thats what I wrote on a Monday four years ago when Erin Hamlin and other lugers were on a hill in Cesana, Italy, near ...

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Edward W. Sullivan-2/17/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Edward W. Sullivan, 61, affectionatley known as “Bowdy,” of West Road, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Lewis Co. General Hospital, Lowville, after a long illness....

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Erin Hamlin Receives National News Coverage-2/15/2010

By PAT MALIN For better or for worse, see-sawing between positive and frightening news and criticism, the USA Luge team drew a lot of attention last weekend at the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. As the Games opened, Remsens Erin Hamlin was shining in the Olympic spotlight. By the end o...

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New Government Now Managing Town of Boonville-2/15/2010

From left: Boonville Town Councilmen David Stocklosa, Michael Croneiser, Dick LeClar, and Louis T. “Ted” Muha; Town Clerk/Tax Collector Katherine Crill; and Town Supervisor John Gaylord. By Judy Routson Six weeks into his new position, the Boonville Town Supervisor says his main concern is...

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Ten ACS Wrestlers Compete in Section III Championships-2/15/2010

The Adirondack wrestl-ing team competed at the Section III Championships at the Utica War Memorial on Saturday. The Wildcats took 10 boys to the championships and placed 10th out of 38 teams. Phoenix easily won the team title with 174 over second place Sandy Creek who achieved 108.5 points. ACS scor...

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Remsens Snow Fest Sled Races-2/15/2010

The cardboard sled races are always a big part of Remsens annual Snow Fest, which took place this year on Saturday, February 6. Dennis Corrigan emceed the races from the hillside and many volunteers helped out. The track was fast and many tried their luck with the mini Luge race trials, run by Ron a...

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South Lewis Rifle Team Wins Section III Championship with Upset Victory-2/15/2010

Thursday night, February 11, there was a huge upset in Section III Rifle Championships. The much smaller South Lewis Central School defeated rival Central Square in the 2010 Rifle Sectionals. This was an important and impressive win for the South Lewis Falcons. It was the first time in over 40 years...

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ADOPTED PLATOON WELCOMED HOME-2/15/2010

– On Wednesday, February 3, 40 members of the 3rd Platoon 563rd Military Police Company of the 10th Mountain Division were welcomed home from a year-long deployment to Iraq, where they trained Iraqi Police. Among those welcoming the military home were members of Boonvilles Charles J. Love Post #406,...

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Area Women Help Clothe Haitian Children-2/15/2010

Shown pinning paper patterns to fabric at Boonville United Methodist Church are left to right Joyce Charboneau, Helen Cyr, and Diane Kilbourne. When the patterns are attached to the cotton material, these ladies or other volunteers will proceed to the next steps of cutting out the dresses and then s...

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Erin Hamlin Develops Mental Stamina to Take on Worlds Best-2/10/2010

For the past year, everyone in the luge world from competitors, coaches, the press and fans has been asking themselves, what is happening to Erin Hamlin? The World Champion in 2009? Unbelievable! A three-time medalist on the World Cup tour in the 2009-2010 season? Re-markable. In the past 12 month...

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Mary T. McGee-2/10/2010

WOODGATE - Mary T. McGee, 86, of Woodgate, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2010....

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4th Annual Snowflake Winterfest Enjoyed-2/10/2010

LOWVILLE –The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Lowville Business Association and the Maple Ridge Center presented the 4th annual Lewis County Snowflake Winterfest on Saturday, February 6. Kicking off the Winterfest was a pancake breakfast served by the Lowville Fire Department. See entire story i...

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Jack Levinson-2/10/2010

REMSEN - Jack Levinson, 95, of Remsen and formerly of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Lewis County General Hospital, Low-ville....

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Erin Hamlin Pep Rally Held-2/10/2010

By PAT MALIN Buoyed by a set of “hip, hip hooray” chants from family and friends back home, USA Luges Erin Hamlin headed to Vancouver for an intense week of training that will culminate in the Winter Olympics on Feb. 15-16. Hamlin appeared “live” via computer hookup to highlight a pep rally la...

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Dwayne C. Hundley-2/10/2010

BOONVILLE - Dwayne C. Hundley, 45, of Miller Woods Road. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3, 2010....

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Beatrice Fowler-2/10/2010

TURIN - Beatrice Fowler, 84, of East Road passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Column for 2.10.10-2/10/2010

Journalists are trying to question Gov. David Paterson about reports that the New York Times is working on a soon-to-be published story that will be so embarrassing to the governor that he will be forced to resign. His office denies the governor has done anything wrong. But since last week, medi...

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Carl R. Szot, MD-2/10/2010

BOONVILLE - Carl R. Szot, MD, 77, Schuyler Street, a well-known phy-sician in central and upstate New York, passed away at his residence on Monday, February 1, 2010, while under the loving care of his wife, Inez, and family....

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Community Mourns Passing of Longtime Doctor Carl Szot-2/10/2010

Dr. Carl R. Szot, a well-known physician who practiced in Boonville for many years, passed away at his Schuyler Street residence on Monday, February 1, 2010. He was 77. See entire story in the Boonville Herald....

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1st Annual Festival of Lights a Big Success-2/10/2010

The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce and The Boonville Snow Festival Committee want to thank everyone who helped to light up Boonville for the Snow Festival. The first Festival of Lights was a big success, and it proved that Boonville residents and businesses know how to welcome visitors. See ...

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Ground Breaking at Lowville Police Station-2/10/2010

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon, February 3, for the new police station, which will be built behind the town office on Bostwick Street. Workers began removing topsoil on Monday, February 1, despite heavy rain. Village officials intend to construct a 2,436-square-foot building,...

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Elizabeth A. Peters-2/3/2010

MARTINSBURG - Elizabeth A. Peters, 92, formerly of Whitaker Road, Martinsburg, died on Saturday morning, January 30, 2010, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, where she has resided since July 27, 2007....

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Katherine M. Conway-2/3/2010

TURIN - K. Marie Gillette Conway, 93, of East Road, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2010, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility, after a short illness....

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Column for 2.3.10-2/3/2010

Somebody gave me a copy of “Boonville and Its Neighbors.” This was last week. She just walked up to me and said, “Here, this is for you.” I didnt tell her I already had two copies of the book. I do my best to appear grateful and appreciative when someone goes out of their way to be nice to me. ...

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Gary Stephen “Skip” Burdick-2/3/2010

LYONS FALLS - Gary Stephen Burdick, affectionatley known as “Skip,” 62, of Lyonsdale Road, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 24, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Low-ville....

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Local Womans Relatives Safe in Haiti-2/2/2010

By Judy Routson BOONVILLE - A local woman whose brother is a missionary in Haiti was duly concerned in the days following the recent major earthquakes that caused untold death and destruction there. Al Carpenter and his wife, the former Beverly Swiger, are in the St. Marc area of Haiti. A Litt...

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The Warriors of Winter Return to Boonville-2/2/2010

By Ed Welsh Last Monday while the rain was pouring down and the historic Boonville Racetrack was under a substantial amount of water, Kevin Chambers and the entire Boonville Snow Festival committee were all concerned that months of preparation and hard work would be washed away. When I spoke wit...

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Sundays Fund-Raiser For Diabetes Association Is All About Snow-2/2/2010

For the 20th straight year, one of the American Diabetes Associations fund-raising events will be a time to take your skis and head to Boonville Search and Rescue Building on Route 12. Actually, the American Diabetes Association will be holding its 20th annual “Cross Country Ski Challenge” on Februa...

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Hamlin Takes 3rd Bronze of World Cup Season;-2/2/2010

REMSEN HONORS HAMLIN WITH BILLBOARD - The Village of Remsen is showing their pride in Erin Hamlin with a new billboard on State Route 12. Erin is the reigning Womens Luge World Champion and will compete in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 12-28. The entire communi...

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Louise C. Edick-1/27/2010

FORESTPORT - Louise C. Edick, 80, State Route 28, widow of Paul, affectionately known as “Pete,” passed away suddenly at her residence on Saturday, January 23, 2010....

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Laura N. Tuttle-1/27/2010

BOONVILLE - Laura N. Tuttle, 84, formerly of Slater Road, Taberg, and Genesee Street, Utica, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Rome Memorial Hospital. Prior to entering the hospital, she had resided at Sunset Nursing & Rehabiliation Center, Boonville, for the past two years....

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Miss Erminie Lueder Traxel-1/27/2010

AVA - Erminie Lueder Traxel, 93, a native and longtime resident of Ava, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Boonville, where she had been a resident since August 1999....

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Patricia A. Foshay-1/27/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Patricia A. Foshay, 80, of Kessler Road, a former resident of Bethel, Connecticut, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a very brief illness....

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Column for 1.27.10-1/27/2010

Everybody who knew Chris Destito - and thats many people from many different walks of life - has their own memories of him. All of us were thinking of those memories as we stood in line at his wake. We had plenty of time to think. The line that snaked through the Barry Funeral Home in Rome was long....

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1927 Photo Features Young Bird House Builders-1/25/2010

This photo appeared on the front page of the Boonville Herald on April 7, 1927, showing “young people of Boonville and vicinity showing exceptional skill with bird houses.” By Judy Routson This is not the time of year when area citizens usually think of birdhouses. But for winter-weary res...

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4th Annual Snowflake Winterfest-1/25/2010

LOWVILLE –The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Lowville Business Association and Snow Park at Maple Ridge Center will present the Lewis County Snowflake Winterfest on Saturday, February 6. To kick off the event, Lowville Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m. at the Fire...

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Channel 2 News Crew Films “Old Dogs” in Boonville-1/25/2010

On Tuesday, January 19, a news crew from WKTV News Channel 2 visited Boonville to do a news segment on snowmobiling with the “Old Dogs” of Boonville. Above, at left, are news anchors Megan Koskovich and Don Shipman, who broadcast the weekday Daybreak and Sunrise programs on WKTV, interviewing Eric P...

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ICE SKATING ON OVAL TRACK-1/25/2010

- Again this year, the Boonville Kiwanis Club, in cooperation with the Boonville Snow Festival and the Village, hosted free ice skating, open to the public, on the race track at the Boonville Fairgrounds on Sunday, January 24. The Kiwanis Club had skates ...

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Snow Festival Announces New Events-1/25/2010

Several new events have been added to the 4th annual Boonville Snow Festival, January 29-31, including the following: * The Village of Boon-ville will be “lit up” with a “Festival of Lights” sponsored by the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Area businesses and residents will compete for the bes...

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Column for 1.20.10-1/20/2010

On page one of this weeks Boonville Herald is an article with this headline: “Local Teams Gearing Up For This Years Greatest Heart Run & Walk.” There are strong ties between Boonville and Americas Greatest Heart Run & Walk, which will take place at Utica College on Saturday, March 6. Boonvil...

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William J. Wilcox Sr.-1/20/2010

ALDER CREEK - William J. Wilcox Sr. 62, State Route 12, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness....

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Boonville Snow Festival Director Tony Pettinelli Becomes 2010 Eagle River Vintage World Champion; Forestports Pete Scouten Wins Super Stock Free Air Class-1/18/2010

For the second straight year, Boonville Snow Festival director, Tony Pettinelli Jr., Rome, took home first place in the Vintage World Championship Final during the 47th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, WI. Pete Scouten of Forestport won the free air 340 FA class. There we...

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Lewis County to Celebrate 4th Annual Snowflake Winterfest-1/18/2010

LOWVILLE – The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Lowville Business Association and Snow Park at Maple Ridge Center are proud to present the Lewis County Snowflake Winterfest. The festival will be held Saturday, February 6, in Lowville in the morning at the village park and then moving the activiti...

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Wheeler Brothers Establish Links To Mayflower Pilgrims and Jamestown Settlers-1/18/2010

“Sometimes even the smallest nugget of historical information can prove to be worth much more than its weight in pure gold,” Richard S. Wheeler of Longwood, Florida, and Jon H. Wheeler of Jacksonville, Florida, recently wrote to Boonville Town Historian James S. Pitcher, to thank him for a nugget...

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Boonville Town Justice Egnaczyk Retires-1/18/2010

From left: Newly elected Town Justice, Nadine McIntyre; retiring Town Justice, Honorable Thaddeus B. Egnaczyk; and new Court Clerk, Suzanne Grower. Photo by Betty Haig Boonville Town Justice, Honorable Thaddeus B. Egnaczyk, has retired after many years of service. Egnaczyk was appointe...

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Open Skating on the Oval Ice Track at Boonville Fairgrounds-1/18/2010

Again this year, the Boonville Kiwanis Club, in cooperation with the Boonville Snow Festival and the Village, will be hosting an afternoon of ice skating track conditions providing on Sunday, January 24. The public is invited to grab their skates and head to the Boonville Fairgrounds where they ca...

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Elaine R. Bathrick-1/13/2010

NEW HARTFORD/ ROME - Elaine R. Bathrick, age 60, of New Hartford, and formerly of Rome, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2009, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, with her loving family at her side....

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David J. Kirley-1/13/2010

PULASKI - David J. Kirley, 62, of Phillips Drive, a native and former resident of Utica, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2010, after a brief illness at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, where he was surrounded by his loving family....

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Column for 1.13.10-1/13/2010

The Snow Festival is January 29-31 in Boonville. Activities will take place throughout the village, including snowmobile racing on an oval of ice at the fairgrounds. To have a successful Snow Festival we need nature to cooperate because it needs to be cold. So, to help us get in the sprit of Sno...

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Richard J. Knoblock-1/13/2010

WOODGATE - Richard J. Knoblock, 60, of Daywood Road, husband of Sandra, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2010, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness. The couple moved from Syracuse to Woodgate in 2004....

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Donald E. Frank-1/13/2010

CONSTABLEVILLE - Donald E. Frank, 91, a native and was currently a resident of Constableville, passed away at home on James Street, on Wednesday, December 30, 2009....

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SNOW FESTIVAL PREPARATION-1/11/2010

Volunteers have been working day and night preparing the Boonville Fairgrounds for the 4th annual Boonville Snow Festival, which will take place January 29-31. In photo above, Mark Bourgeois and Jared Mills were operating loaders donated by 3B-Timber on Sunday, January 10, clearing snow off the infi...

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Snow Festival Holds Last Public Meeting Before The Races-1/11/2010

The Boonville Snow Festival will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, January 19, at 7 p.m. at the Hulbert House in Boonville. This will be the last informative public meeting before the event, so anyone interested in getting involved in the weekends events is encouraged to attend. The 4th Annual...

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New Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Adds More Fun to Boonville Winter Activities-1/11/2010

By Betty Haig With the frigid cold that Boonville has been experiencing these last couple of weeks, its amazing the number of people who enjoy getting out in the fresh air and it has been fresh to enjoy their sport of choice. Some of the best snowmobile trails in the state are located in and aro...

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Diabetes Association to Hold 20th Annual Cross Country Ski Challenge in Boonville-1/11/2010

The American Diabetes Association ADA has announced that the 20th Annual Cross Country Ski Challenge to benefit the ADA will be held on Sunday, February 7, at the Boonville Search & Rescue Building on Route 12. Participants will have the option of skiing 1 mile, 3 miles or 6 miles of marked and groo...

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Potato Hill Center Opens Snowshoe Hut Campus at Alder Creek Gorge Trail-1/11/2010

As of Monday, January 11, students from around Central New York can experience an exciting new snowshoeing trail at BREIAs Alder Creek Gorge site, under the direction of the Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center PHFOEC. The Center, whose main campus is on Potato Hill Road, Boonville, has partn...

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Janice M. Stefhon-1/6/2010

WEST LEYDEN - Janice M. Barnes Stefhon, a longtime resident of Osceola Road, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at St. Lukes Home in New Hartford, after a brief illness....

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Reverend Dr. Eugene V. Bowers-1/6/2010

PHELPS, NY - Reverend Dr. Eugene V. Bowers, age 88, of Phelps, NY, a former pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church in Boonville, NY, died on Wednesday, De-cember 30, 2009, at the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic....

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Abigail Ann Kelly-1/6/2010

BOONVILLE - Abigail Ann Kelly, infant daughter of Kayla M. Yager and Jeffrey S. Kelly, passed away at birth at Rome Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 24, 2009....

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Flora E. Kohler-1/6/2010

HAWKINSVILLE - Flora E. Tuttle Kohler, 89, of Wingert Road, passed away on Thursday, De-cember 24, 2009, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness....

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Reginald G. Porter-1/6/2010

BOONVILLE - Reginald G. Porter, 74, of Belle Isles Place, affectionately known as “Reggie” and husband of Louise, passed away on Thursday, De-cember 31, 2009, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a brief illness....

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Aaron M. Beyel-1/6/2010

WEST LEYDEN - Aaron M. Beyel, 93, a retired Mud Lake Road dairy farmer and resident of State Route 294 since 1971, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica. For a short time prior to entering the hospital, Mr. Beyel had resided at Sunset Nursing and Rehabil...

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Mercedes Bower-1/6/2010

PORT LEYDEN – Mercedes Bower, 77, of Quarry Street, wife of David, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a brief illness....

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Column for 1.6.10-1/6/2010

Kyle Rockwood-Bell, you might remember, is a fourth grader in Ms. Kornatowskis class at Boonville Elementary. You might also remember that Kyle had been diagnosed with Fibrous Dysplasia, the scientific name for a benign tumor which was in Kyles orbital area and causing displacement of his eye. A...

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Village Says Good-Bye to Longtime Clerk Judie Dellerba-1/5/2010

Welcomes New Clerk and Treasurer December 31 was the last day of work for Boonville Village Clerk/ Treasurer Judie Dellerba, who has retired after 26 years on the job. Dellerba started working for the Village on June 28, 1983, and has a great knowledge and history of the Village. “I have wor...

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Adirondack School/Community Mourns Passing of Longtime Teacher/Coach Reggie Porter-1/5/2010

Former Adirondack Central School teacher and coach Reginald G. Porter, better known as “Reggie” passed away on New Years Eve after a brief illness. He was 74. Reggie, the husband of Louise and father of Steve and Scott, moved to Boonville with his family in 1963, when he began his long and very de...

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2009 YEAR IN REVIEW-1/4/2010

This weeks Boonville Herald features "2009 Year In Review." Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for all the highlights of 2009....

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FOUND BEAGLE-1/4/2010

Boonville Dog Control picked up this little guy on Sunday, January 3 on the Smith Road. He is a very young tri-colored beagle with a blue collar and no identification tags. For more information call Sally Devins at 942-5906 or Craig Jenks at 942-5887; 223-1356...

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Betty Haig 2010 Grand Marshal of Snowmobile Torchlight Parade-1/4/2010

The Boonville Snow Festival Committee is proud to announce Betty Haig, 81, Constableville, as the 2010 Snowmobile Torchlight Parade Grand Marshal, which will kick off the 4th annual Snow Festival races scheduled January 29-31. Betty was born and raised in Oswego, NY, and has no siblings. She gradu...

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Francis Frank Croniser-12/23/2009

BOONVILLE - Francis “Frank” Croniser, 79, of Brown Road, husband of Mary Louise Samson Croniser, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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James G. Redner-12/23/2009

PORT LEYDEN - James G. Redner, 63, Wildcat Road, Port Leyden, New York, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 19, 2009....

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Phillip D. Gleasman-12/23/2009

BOONVILLE - Phillip D. Gleasman, 50, a long time resident of the Moose River Road, died unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, December 20, 2009....

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Blanche M. Zawaly-12/23/2009

ROME - Blanche M. Zawaly, 91, a most beautiful and loving mother of six, grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 14, wonderful wife of Peter who predeceased her on June 15, 1998, caring sister and aunt, and good friend of so many, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2009....

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Patricia D. Compo-12/23/2009

FLORIDA - Patricia D. Compo, 83, 1307 Whitewood Drive, Deltona, FL, and formerly of Port Leyden, NY, died on Monday, December 14, in Valusia Flagler Hospice Care Center, Orange City....

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Boonville Herald Closed Next Week - No December 30 Issue of the Paper-12/23/2009

A reminder that the Boonville Herald staff is taking a break for the holidays. There will be no December 30 issue of the Boonville Herald. The office will be closed from noon Thursday, December 24, through Sunday, January 3. We will resume regular hours on Monday, January 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekday...

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Column for 12.23.09-12/23/2009

Words are powerful, which is why I save quotes. I have hundreds - maybe thousands - of quotes. Ive saved them for years. Name a topic, name a situation, name an occasion and chances are I can go into the file Ive created in my computer - appropriately labeled QUOTES - and pull out a suitable quote. ...

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Saturday Snowmobile Registration-12/20/2009

UTICA - Sandy DePerno, Oneida County Clerk, announced the start of the 2009/2010 Saturday Snowmobile Registration Program. This program commenced on Saturday, December 19, at the Oneida County Visitors Bureau located at Exit 31 Utica of the NYS Thruway. This program will continue in 2010 on the fo...

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Boonville Big M Employee Claims Million Dollar Lottery Prize-12/20/2009

Fifty-four-year-old Patricia Kelley of Boonville doesnt like to call herself a “lucky person” even though the working mother of two won a $1,000,000 Sweet Million Lottery jackpot within six months of purchasing her first-ever Lottery ticket. “I dont have any luck,” she said as a matter of fact. “I...

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Column for 12.16.09-12/16/2009

Standing in line to get a coffee, I hear the guy in front of me say to the clerk, “They should just do away with pennies. You cant do anything with a penny.” He turned to me for affirmation and I nodded in agreement. I hadnt had my morning coffee yet and wasnt going to take part in a discussion ...

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Mrs. Irene L. Fleury-12/16/2009

FORESTPORT - Irene L. Fleury, 75, widow of Donald, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica....

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Edward A.“Butch” Szewczyk-12/16/2009

PORT LEYDEN - Edward A. Szewczyk, 58, of River Road, affectionatly known to many as “Butch,” passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, Utica....

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Loretta Catherine Schwenk Hayes-12/16/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Loretta Catherine Schwenk Hayes died peacefully at Evergreen Commons in East Greenbush, NY, on December 12, 2009, at the age of 91 years....

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THE GRIFF - Alion is Expanding at Griffiss Park-12/15/2009

By PAT MALIN Alion, one of the newest tenants at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, is thriving as 2009 draws to a close, in spite of the economic recession that is plaguing many other businesses. There has been no slowdown in the demand for computer software research and development, ...

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THE GRIFF - Griffiss Aircraft Rescue Trucks Respond-12/15/2009

By PAT MALIN When the pilot of a Cessna 208B, single-engine turbo-prop aircraft made an emergency landing 2.5 miles short of Griffiss International Airport on Dec. 3, he was fortunate to land unharmed in a relatively flat hayfield. The Lake Delta Fire Department, located just 600 feet from the s...

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4th Annual Baxter Christmas House December 16 and 17-12/15/2009

The 4th Annual Baxter Christmas Open House will be held Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 and 17, at the home of Ben and Shirley Baxter, 331 Post Street, Boonville, from 7 to 9 p.m. All monetary donations will be turned over to the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League for their annual Chr...

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BOONVILLE SNOWFALL-12/15/2009

LOTS OF LAKE-EFFECT SNOW - With the ground still green the beginning of last week, many were wondering if the North Country would be having a white Christmas this year. That question was answered later in the week when Old Man Winter arrived with a vengeance. The lake-effect snow started Wednesday m...

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BOONVILLE MAIN STREET: BEFORE AND AFTER THE STORM-12/15/2009

Pictured above is a photo Jennifer Fruin took of Boonvilles Main Street before the storm hit on Friday, December 11. Photo number two was taken by George Capron on Saturday, December 12 at the same location as photo number 1, after the lake effect snow storm....

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Martinsburg Wind Farm Site Plan Approved-12/15/2009

MARTINSBURG - The site plan on a new 39-turbine wind farm in the Town of Martinsburg has been approved by the towns planning board. A spokesperson for Iberdrola Renewables stated that the company hopes to begin construction on the wind farm in the southeastern section of the town next year with th...

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Adirondack and South Lewis High Schools Earn Bronze Medals-12/15/2009

U.S. News and World Report in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 21,000 public high schools to find the very best in the United States. The top schools were placed into gold, silver, bronze or honorable mention categories. Two school...

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LEWIS COUNTY STORM PHOTOS-12/11/2009

The following photos were taken on Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11 by Joanna Moore....

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Column for 12.09.09-12/9/2009

There are only three things I can tell you about Vincent Romeo. 1....

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FOURTEEN POINT BUCK!-12/9/2009

- Two Sundays ago, James Pocchiari of West Leyden hunted near Lansing, NY, and bagged this 14-point buck. In the photo is James 13-year-old son James. His 8-year-old son Caleb said, “My Dads Buck: Boom! Boom! My dad just got a buck. It is a 1...

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SANTAS REINDEER-12/9/2009

- This year, Boonville is honored to have two of Santas prize reindeer - a white one and her baby son. Although white reindeer are considered rare, they are not albinos. Mom is about 6 years old and her baby was born in April. Her rack, as big as it ...

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ROUTE 12 ROLLOVER-12/9/2009

- This rollover on Route 12 South of Boonville was one of numerous accidents that occurred in the North Country Tuesday morning, December 1, after Mother Nature delivered the first significant snowfall of the season. The roads became very slick in a short...

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Lewis County Trail Project Placed On Hold-12/9/2009

LOWVILLE - Plans for a proposed pedestrian/bicycle trail in Lowville has been placed on hold. A proposal to accept the Village Center Pedestrian Trail Project was withdrawn from last Tuesdays Lewis County Board of Legislators meeting, with plans to introduce the bill at their end of the year meeting...

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Annual Snowmobile Shootout to be Held in Woodgate December 11-12/9/2009

WOODGATE - American Snowmobiler magazine is the host for the 2010 Snowmobile Shootout to be held on Friday, December 11 at the White Otter Fish and Game Club complex in Woodgate. This annual event brings out Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Polaris, and Yamaha to vie for the best performance on the quarter-mile...

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Margaret Bailey-12/9/2009

BOONVILLE - Margaret Bailey, 82, formerly of Main Street, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness....

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Mary Ann Kelly Hoover-12/9/2009

Mary Ann Hoover, 89, formerly of Holland Patent and Constableville, passed away on November 21, 2009 at the Katherine Luther Home in Clinton....

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Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic Opening in Northern NY-12/2/2009

LYONS FALLS - Spay it Forward NY is happy to announce the opening of a high quality, low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Lyons Falls. The clinic will provide spay and neuter services for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and bunnies. Services will be available to low-income families and individuals, organ...

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A Novelty Calendar With “Local Stars” Proceeds to Benefit Connor McGough-12/2/2009

You wont find adorable puppies or classic cars on the pages of this 2010 calendar- this is all about “North Country Men at Their Finest.” More than a dozen of Boonvilles “leading men” stepped forward to help out a friend and are sure to entertain in the process. On July 17, 2009, Pete and Connie L...

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Marlene M. Myers-12/2/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Marlene M. DeForest Myers, 69, of Adam Road, wife of Ronald W., passed away on Tuesday evening, November 24, 2009, at her residence while surrounded by the love and care of her family, and Lewis County Hospice....

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Pamela J. Dolan-12/2/2009

BOONVILLE - Pamela J. Dolan, 54, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009, at Samaritan Medical Center while surrounded by her children and family at her bedside, after a heroic battle with cancer....

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Large Crowd Greets Santas Arrival-12/2/2009

A very large crowd greeted Santa Claus upon his arrival to Boonville Friday evening, November 27. Santa arrived via a fire truck in the annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League. The parade had many participants th...

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Boonvilles Million Dollar Lottery Winner-12/2/2009

The lucky ticket has been turned in, however, the name of the million dollar lottery winner in Boonville has not officially been announced. Lottery officials said on Monday that a press conference will be scheduled in the near future. The “Sweet Million” jackpot ticket was purchased at Boonville Big...

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Boonville Snow Festival Featured in Massachusetts Magazine-12/2/2009

The Boonville Snow Festival is currently featured with a two-page article in On the Trail With S.A.M. magazine published by The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts. The article en-titled “Boonville Mania!” recaps the snowmobile races of 2009 and gives the dates for the upcoming January 29–31, 20...

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Column for 12.2.09-12/2/2009

Listening to a Navy Seal being interviewed on the Glenn Beck talk radio show this morning, I heard this: “There are two kinds of people in this world,” said the Seal, “those who call 911 and those who respond to 911.” Which reminds me of this: There are two kinds of people in this world, those w...

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Empire Aero Center: Most Dramatic Layoff in Companys Five Year History At Griffiss-11/25/2009

By PAT MALIN, THE GRIFF Citing a poor economy, Empire Aero Center laid off approximately 88 direct and indirect positions Nov. 4 from its aviation maintenance plant at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. “The reductions are part of a larger effort to contain costs in proportion with imm...

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“SWEET MILLION” WINNER-11/25/2009

- According to New York State Lottery officials, “Someone playing a ‘quick pick at the Boonville Big M won the top prize, $1 million dollars!” The lucky numbers, 6-16-29-36-37-40, were drawn November 16 in the Lotterys new “Sweet Million”...

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Santa Arrives in Boonville This Friday-11/25/2009

Santa joins his reindeer in Boonville this Friday, November 27, during the 6th Annual Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Once again, this parade is sponsored by the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corps League. See more in this weeks Boonville Herald...

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Driver Education Reinstated at ACS Driver Education Reinstated at ACS-11/25/2009

After being removed from the regular curriculum years ago, the Driver and Traffic Safety program has been reinstated at Adirondack Central School. The program returned to a full-time status this fall with seniors receiving first consideration and then underclassmen as class size allows. For more on ...

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Boonville Herald Thanksgiving Schedule-11/25/2009

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the December 2 issue of the paper was Tuesday, November 24, at 4 p.m. The Boonville Herald Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27....

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Column for 11.25.09-11/25/2009

They were talking about it at the gas station this morning. “Did you hear about the woman who won the million dollars?” I said I had. My first thought: “Why her and not me?” They were talking about it at the coffee shop. “I hear the woman is from Boonville.” Thats what I heard, t...

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Altha Fursman-11/25/2009

HOLLAND PATENT - Altha Fursman, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 16, 2009. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Georgianna and Charlie Anken of Holland Patent until two weeks ago, when she moved to the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, NY....

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Leda Z. Reppard-11/25/2009

BOONVILLE - Leda Z. Reppard, 85, of Post Street, passed away at her home on November 17, 2009....

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Snow Festival Seeks Grand Marshal-11/25/2009

The Boonville Snow Festival is now taking nominations for a Grand Marshal for the Snowmobile Torchlight Parade that will take place on Friday, January 29, 2010. Interested applicants should send a short essay about the person they would like to nominate and why you think they should be the 2010 Gran...

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Fred Scherz Sr.-11/18/2009

Fred Scherz Sr., 79, of Rock Road, Verona, died on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at his home with his family by his side....

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Judith K. Sokoloff-11/18/2009

Judith “Judie” K. Sokoloff, 80, of Brooks-ville, Florida, formerly of Boonville, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the Hernando Hospice Care Center with her family by her side....

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Nina E. Rookey-11/18/2009

FORESTPORT - Nina E. Rookey, 91, of OBrien Road, passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 10, 2009....

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Column for 11.18.09-11/18/2009

Gone are the days when you could drive onto the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point and wander the grounds. Thats what I did on my first trip years ago. In these days of terrorism, guests are still welcome at West Point, but you need to be part of a tour, which costs $11....

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Boonville Snow Festival Seeks Volunteers-11/17/2009

By Jennifer Fruin The Boonville Snow Festival is gearing up for the 4th Annual Snow Festival and Adirondack Cup Ice Oval Snowmobile Racing January 29, 30 and 31, 2010. The Snow Festival Committee is asking for the communitys help in planning and conducting this years event. The Snow Festival b...

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Community, Family and Fans Mourn Passing of Fritzs Polka Band Founding Member Fred Scherz Sr.-11/17/2009

On Saturday, November 14, Fred Scherz Sr., formerly of Stokes/Boonville, and founding member of the Jagermeister-sponsored, Fritzs Polka Band FPB from Verona, NY passed away after a brave battle with liver cancer. Calling hours were Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and will also be Wednesday, from 2 to 4 ...

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Boonville Herald and THE GRIFF Participate in Operation Homefront-11/17/2009

BOONVILLE - With the growing number of deployed military members in our community, Crazys Js of Boonville, the Boonville Herald and The Griff have joined forces with Operation Homefront this holiday season to help bring some cheer to the children of military members with Christmas toys and gifts, as...

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Griffiss Firefighters Complete Bell Tower at Erwin Park-11/17/2009

BOONVILLES BELL TOWER - Last week, the roof was lowered onto the cobblestone bell tower in Erwin Park in Boonville. The 14-foot bell tower was constructed by Griffiss Air Force Base firefighters in honor of Jonathan Myers, son of brother firefighter Chris and Loretta Myers. In photo above, Municipal...

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Gary L. Farrell-11/11/2009

HOLLAND PATENT — Gary L. Farrell, 48, of Round Barn Road, died on Monday, November 2, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident while at work....

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Robert M. Pate-11/11/2009

Robert M. Pate, 88, of Suffield, CT, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, in Hartford, CT, from complications of Parkinsons Disease....

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Column for 11.11.09-11/11/2009

My writing doesnt usually extend to movie reviews, but what the heck. “Amelia,” the story of Amelia Earhart, isnt the best movie Ive ever seen. That pretty much sums it up. But there were some good scenes. I especially enjoyed looking at Hilary Swank, who looked an awfully lot like the real ...

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Remember Military Personnel Today and Every Day-11/11/2009

By Judy Routson In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day. Originally ob-served as Armistice Day, its a day to honor all of Americas veterans, whenever and wherever theyve served. Veterans Day is intended mainly as a day to remember and thank...

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Otis Technology Expands and Creates New Jobs-11/11/2009

Otis Technology, Inc., located in Lyons Falls, is proud to announce the expansion of their business with a new Research and Development Center for Excellence in Phoenix, NY. Otis will continue to run its facility at the headquarters in Lyons Falls, where 150 North County residents are employed as ...

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Local Election Results-11/11/2009

Voting on Election Day, November 3, was steady at the Boonville Town/Village Offices throughout the day and evening. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for all the local election results....

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2010 Proposed Lewis County Budget Unveiled-11/11/2009

By Jim ORourke A proposed budget called a “mirror image” of last years final budget by County Manager David H. Pendergast was presented to the Lewis County Board of Legislators at the regular meeting held on Tuesday, November 3. The plan calls for increased spending of $422,423 in a total budget...

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Are You Concerned About Memory Problems?-11/11/2009

ROME – According to Rome Memorial Hospitals Senior Behavioral Health Community Education Manager Greg Jones, a memory screening is an important first step in determining if a person has a memory problem. In observance of National Memory Screening Day, Jones will be conducting free memory screenings ...

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Richard Muli-11/11/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Richard Muli, 72, of West St. passed away peacefully Sunday, November 8, while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Madge J. Damuth-11/11/2009

BOONVILLE - Madge J. Damuth, 91, a former resident of East Schuyler Street, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Heritage Health Care Center, Utica. Before living at the Heritage Center, she had resided in Fonda, and then with her daughter, Mae King, in Sharon Springs....

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Raymond A. Dooley-11/11/2009

BOONVILLE - Raymond A. Dooley, 84, of Jackson Hill Road passed away at St. Lukes Hospital on Monday, November 2, 2009....

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ANNUAL ACS HALLOWEEN PARADE-11/4/2009

- All kinds of characters were walking around the streets of Boonville last Friday, October 30, as children, teachers and parents participated in the annual Halloween parade, starting at the Boonville Elementary School. The older classes walked downtown, ...

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Postcard 443-11/4/2009

NUMBER 443 IN A SERIES - Boonville Freight House from days gone by. This postcard is from the collection of Larry and Mary Myers of Boonville, NY, and is a continuing series printed each week in the Boonville Herald. You can e-mail Larry and Mary Myers at larrymyers13309@ gmail.com...

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FORESTPORT KINDERGARTENERS VISIT BOONVILLE FIREHOUSE-11/4/2009

- The kindergarten children from Forestport Elementary School spent a morning with the Boonville Fire Department learning about fire safety. The children enjoyed going inside the ambulance, seeing the fire trucks and learning about firefighters jobs. P...

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We “CAN” Help Drive at Community Bank-11/4/2009

Pictured above with the “We CAN Help Drive” hope chest at Boonvilles Community Bank Main Street branch are bank tellers Linda Henry, left, and Chris Kotary. Photo by Dawn Currier Community Bank in Boonville is sponsoring a “We CAN Help Drive” at the Main Street branch for Matthews Place of Boo...

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Herbert R. Marks Jr.-11/4/2009

BOONVILLE - Herbert Richard Marks Jr., 52, of Lewis Road, died Friday morning, October 30, 2009, at St. Lukes Hospital, Utica, NY in the presence of his family....

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Mrs. Esther Jane Andrews-11/4/2009

VERONA - Esther Jane Andrews, 86, of Teuscher Road, a native and former resident of Boonville, widow of Howard A., passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009, at the Presbyterian Home for Central NY, New Hartford, where she had resided since 2006....

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Marilyn June Thomas-11/4/2009

WOODGATE – Marilyn June Thomas, 77, of Capron Road died unexpectedly on Friday, October 30, 2009, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare in New Hartford of complications following surgery....

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H1N1 Clinics Scheduled in Lewis County-11/4/2009

Absentee rates at area school districts are being actively monitored by Lewis County Public Health. Public Health Interim Director Carol Paluck said that rates of flu-like illnesses at doctors offices and emergency rooms are also being closely monitored, and that all school districts are reporting h...

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Column for 11.4.09-11/4/2009

Much history is to be found on picture postcards. Take Griffiss Air Force Base, for example. Margo Studio in Rome produced many area picture postcards, including those featuring Griffiss. In the process, Margo preserved Griffiss history. Here are two Margo postcards from my collection. Under eac...

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Valerie Joan Wilcox-11/4/2009

LYONS FALLS - Valerie Joan Wilcox, 58, of Laura Street, wife of Richard, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, October 26, 2009, while under the care of her loving family and Lewis County Hospice....

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Dorothy Gleasman Young-11/4/2009

BOONVILLE - Dorothy Gleasman Young, 86, a former longtime resident of Brown Road near Talcottville, widow of Mark A. Young, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009, at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville, after a long illness....

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New Dog Kennel in Boonville-10/28/2009

By Betty Haig Some time ago, it was brought to the attention of the Boonville Town Board that the current dog kennel building was far too small and drastically in need of many repairs. The Town Board made a decision to apply for a grant to build a new building to house the stray dogs and provide a...

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ELKS HALLOWEEN PROGRAM --10/28/2009

The Boonville Elks Lodge hosted its annual Halloween “Haunted Trail” and Drug Awareness Program Saturday evening, October 24, with a record crowd of between 900-1,000 attending. Along with the Haunted Trail behind the Lodge, games and refreshments were available inside as shown above and all chldren...

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Three Firms Submit Proposals to Solid Waste Authority-10/28/2009

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has received proposals from three companies to convert methane gas into electricity at the Ava Landfill. Authority Executive Director William Rabbia said that Waste Management Systems, Casella Waste Systems in cooperation with Oneida-Madison Electric Coope...

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Schumer Helping Mercers Dairy-10/28/2009

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is working with Mercers Dairy ice cream company to help market their product overseas. Trade regulations with India keep U.S. cheese, ice cream, and other products out of that country, and Senator Schumer is working with Mercers to open that country to more U.S. dairy ...

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Memorial Garden Celebration at Turin Library-10/28/2009

The Turin Library recently held a Memorial Garden Celebration. The garden in front of the library was dedicated to Carol V. Dunn, the library president, who first envisioned the library having a building of its own. Over 55 people, both family and friends of Carols attended the touching ceremony. A ...

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Fay L. Ackerman Jr.-10/28/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Fay L. Ackerman Jr., 80, of West Road, Constableville, died on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Lewis County General Hospital, after a long illness....

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Alice M. Hoffert-10/28/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Alice M. Hoffert, 66, passed away peacefully at SUNY Upstate Syracuse on Thursday, October 22, 2009, with her family by her side....

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Edna Agnes Griffin-10/28/2009

FORESTPORT - Edna Agnes Griffin, 86, of Forestport, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2009, in Syracuse after a year-long illness....

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Column for 10.28.09-10/28/2009

What do the communities of Whitesboro, Utica, Deerfield, Albany, Syracuse, Oneida, Mohawk and Boonville, New York all have in common? If you said, the Overland Mail Company and American Express, give yourself a prize. The connection is a small one, but I like it. For those who dont know abou...

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Robert Schneider-10/21/2009

BOONVILLE - Robert Schneider, 58, of East Road passed away at home on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, surrounded by his family....

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South Lewis Homecoming 2009-10/21/2009

TURIN - Homecoming Weekend was celebrated at South Lewis Central High School October 2 and 3. South Lewis 2009 Homecoming Court, from left: Duke, George Trainor; Prince, Sachia Sommerer, exchange student from Germany; King, Anthony Ventura; Queen, Miranda Gokey; Princess, Viktoria Knudsen exchange s...

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Ribbon-Cutting Held at New Boonville Hand and Hand Center-10/21/2009

On Thursday, October 15, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house were held at the new Hand and Hand Early Childhood Center on Route 12, Boonville. Approximately 75 people attended, to see first-hand what the facility has to offer. The NYS licensed childcare center is dedicated to providing high c...

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Mrs. Barbara A. St. John-10/21/2009

FORESTPORT - Barbara St. John, 71, of Deer Run Road, wife of Howard, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Frank V. Stysh-10/21/2009

BOONVILLE - Frank V. Stysh, 94, a lifelong resident of Moose River Road, a longtime dairy farmer, husband of the late Emily, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had resided since August of this year. Active in many civic affairs in Boonville...

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Fire Destroys Markham Barn-10/21/2009

WEST TURIN - A barn fire of undetermined origin was discovered just minutes before midnight by one of the farmhands on the Scott Markham farm on the West Road, Town of West Turin on Monday, October 12. Responding to the call Constableville found the building fully engulfed and requested assistance...

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Elks “Haunted Trail” This Saturday-10/21/2009

The Boonville Elks Lodge will be hosting a new and reworked “Haunted Trail” on Saturday, October 24, from 7-9:30 p.m. behind the Lodge on Route 12, as part of their annual Drug Awareness Program. There will also be games, demonstrations, and refreshments inside the Lodge. Admission is a canned item ...

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Fire Destroys East Road House-10/21/2009

A fire Saturday night, October 17, destroyed a vacant house on the East Road in the Village of Boonville. When Boonville firefighters arrived on the scene, shortly after 11 p.m., the house, owned by Denell Douglas, was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Remsen and Constableville also assist...

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Column for 10.21.09-10/21/2009

All this Adirondack beauty is right in our own backyard, and a big backyard it is. I was reminded today of how big and beautiful the backyard is. I just finished “Adirondack Moments,” a just released, 133-page, coffee table book of photographs by James Kraus. Ive read many descriptions of the Ad...

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Wildcats Move on to Second Round-10/21/2009

The Adirondack Wildcat varsity football team defeated Hannibal 46–0 on Saturday, October 17, to move on to the second round of sectionals. The Cats will take on rivals Bishop Ludden, who have eliminated the Cats from sectional play the past three years. Pick up a copy of this weeks Boonville Heral...

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Lyons Falls Native Gets Big Bear-10/14/2009

By Betty Haig LYONS FALLS - With the start of bow season, Lyons Falls native Jimmy Waite had a great experience while deer hunting in his backwoods. Waite now resides in the outskirts of Long Lake and hunts in his “backyard.” Jimmy had been out hunting deer with his bow and was returning for s...

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BELL TOWER PROJECT UNDERWAY IN BOONVILLE-10/14/2009

Pete Kazlauskas right, former Assistant Chief at Griffiss Air Force Base GAFB fire department, secures steel rods in one of the 10-foot stone pillars of the Bell Tower in Boonvilles Erwin Park. Assisting Kazlauskas as concrete is being poured in is Boonville Village Street employee Gerald Krambuhl. ...

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ATV Riders Given the“Go” by Lewis County Legislators-10/14/2009

by Jim ORourke All-terrain vehicle ATV riders were given the “go” to cross from Tug Hill to Brantingham and adjoining roads and trails at the monthly meeting of the Lewis County Board of Legislators last Tuesday, October 6. After hearing from proponents appearing at the meeting and opponents app...

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Steve Mackey Hikes the Appalachian Trail-10/14/2009

Steve Mackey of Glens Falls, husband of Boonville native Licia Smith Mackey, started hiking the Appalachian Trail AT the second week of April of this year. The AT runs 2,175 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. Steve says it is something he originally planned to do when h...

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Wildcats Roll Into Playoffs-10/14/2009

The Adirondack Central School Wildcat varsity football team in green jerseys tuned up for playoffs with a resounding 54-6 win over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown in their homecoming game on Saturday, October 10 see story on Page 15 of this weeks Boonville Herald. Submitted Photo...

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Column for 10.14.09-10/14/2009

A recent love story in the Observer-Dispatch caught my eye. After all, not all that many love stories appear in the O-D or, for that matter, in any newspaper. The thrust of the story is this: Some 25 years ago two high school sweethearts got married. What made it unusual was that he proposed to ...

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Column for 10.7.09-10/7/2009

Lots of e-mail comes my way, but not many from Vietnam era sailors, fewer still from sailors who served aboard the USS Oriskany, and not until a couple days ago have I ever gotten one from the daughter of a sailor who served on the “Mighty O,” as the Oriskany was affectionately called by her crew. ...

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Sandra E. Evans-10/7/2009

ROME - Sandra E. Evans, age 79, of Rome, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, after a brief illness, with her loving family at her side....

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Robert Edward Seelman-10/7/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Robert Edward Seelman, 52, of Sweeney Road, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 3, 2009, while under the care of Lewis County Hospice, and with his family by his side....

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BOONVILLE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL-10/5/2009

The weather cooperated for the annual Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, October 3. The Festival, sponsored by Lee Pontiac GMC Trucks, C. Hughes Hardware, Frontier, Fiducial Tax Service, and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce, featured several special events throughout the village. Among the activi...

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After Historic Church Restoration, Committee Seeks Endowment Funds-10/5/2009

FLORENCE - Over the past several years, dedicated volunteers have fought an intense battle to save historic St. Marys Catholic Church from demolition. Declared a safety hazard in 2006, restoration of the building is now a reality. To commemorate the first phase of the project, more than 300 individu...

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Chaufty Honored As New Parish Deacon-10/5/2009

By Betty Haig James Chaufty of the West Road, Lowville, was honored Sunday, September 27, at St. Martins Church in Port Leyden and St. Johns Church in Lyons Falls as he took part in the Mass under his new title of Deacon of both churches. Deacon Chaufty was one of 12 ordained to the Permanent Di...

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Community Health Fair-10/5/2009

A Community Health Fair was held at the Boonville Town/Village Offices on Thursday, October 1. Some uninsured and underinsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 qualified for a free mammogram provided by Bassett Healthcare Mobile Mammography. The event was coordinated by the Town of Boonville, the...

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State Utility Association Honors Judie Dellerba and Jackie Lastowski-9/30/2009

During the NYS Municipal Electric Utilities Association MEUA Conference, held in Corning, NY, September 15-18, Judie Dellerba, Boonville Village Clerk/Treasurer, and Jackie Lastowski, Senior Clerk at the Boonville Mu-nicipal Commission, were honored. MEUA President Marvin Wilcox, Village of Castile,...

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Column for 9.30.09-9/30/2009

Ive been re-reading William Safires books. He surely knew how to put words together and didnt hesitate to correct those who didnt. Here are two Safire quotes about writing: “Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.” “Proofread carefully to see if you words out.” Haha. ...

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Stanley Grant Vienneau-9/30/2009

Stanley Grant Vienneau passed away at his home in Ordway, Colorado, on September 11, 2009....

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Mary L. Tuttle-9/30/2009

LYONS FALLS - Mary L. Tuttle, 80, of Center Street, a former resident of the Odett Road, Glenfield, passed away while surrounded by the care of her loving family on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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George H. Mani-9/30/2009

George H. Mani, 79, of Lewis Road and Brantingham Lake, husband of June, and a former resident of Snell Road, New Bremen, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville....

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Lewis County to Hold Public Hearing on ATV trails-9/30/2009

LOWVILLE - A public hearing has been scheduled for the Lewis County Board of Legislators meeting on October 6 concerning a proposal to open another 2.32 miles of county roads to ATV traffic. The affected roads in the proposal are sections of Pine Grove Road and Burdicks Crossing Road in Greig, as we...

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Annual Harvest of the Arts This Saturday-9/30/2009

LOWVILLE - The 9th Annual Harvest of the Arts Festival will be held at Maple Ridge Center, East Road in Lowville on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 4, from 12-5 p.m. Outstanding local artisans will be demonstrating throughout the weekend sharing their inspiration an...

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Boonvilles Fall Arts Festival This Saturday-9/30/2009

This Saturday, October 3, is the big day! Lee Pontiac GMC Trucks, C. Hughes Hardware, Frontier, Fiducial Tax Service, and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Boonville Fall Arts Festival 2009. Theres something in store for everyone. The kids will love the Frontier Kids Zone nex...

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Votes Recounted for Boonvilles Primary-9/30/2009

Following a recount in the Primary Election for the Town of Boonville, the new results are listed in this weeks Boonville Herald....

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Boonville Health Fair October 1-9/30/2009

A Health Fair will be held at the Boonville Town/Village Offices on Thursday, October 1. According to Town Supervisor Guy Case, flu shots will be offered by the Oneida County Health Department, and there will be several information booths, including: FidelisCare about Child Health Plus and Family ...

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ACS JV Team Defeats General Brown-9/30/2009

The Adirondack Central School JV football team defeated General Brown 29-6 on Saturday in Boonville. The Wildcats scored two rushing touchdowns, passed for another, and forced a fumble and recovered it for a fourth. The JVs are now 4-0. Pictured above, ACS tailback Josh Phillipp #24 follows his bloc...

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Wildcats Defeat Lowville-9/23/2009

The Adirondack Wildcat varsity football team defeated league rival Lowville by the score of 35–14. The win improved the Cats record to 3-0 and 1-0 in the league, while it dropped Lowvilles record to 1-2 and 0-2 in the league. For more on ACS football pick up this weeks Boonville Herald....

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Health Department Scheduled Flu Clinics-9/23/2009

The Oneida County Health Department has scheduled seasonal flu shot clinics at various sites in the county during the month of October, an-nounced by Patrice Bogan, Director of Clinical Services. The first in the series of clinics will take place on Thursday, October 1, at the South Rome Senior Cent...

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2009 Cream Cheese Festival-9/23/2009

A record crowd attended the 5th Annual Cream Cheese Festival that was held in downtown Lowville Saturday, September 19. The day featured food, fun, music, games and contests for all ages....

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Cats/Kittens Found in Boxes Near Boonville-9/23/2009

By Bonnie Jones Reynolds Four cardboard boxes taped shut…13 cats and kittens inside…that was the shocking discovery made late Monday afternoon, September 14, by Good Samaritans driving along Steuben Hill Road, near Boonville, after they noticed one of the boxes sitting alongside the road moving. ...

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John J. Fazekas-9/23/2009

TURIN - John J. Fazekas, 48, a lifelong resident of Gomer Hill Road, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 15, 2009....

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Helen C. Anna-9/23/2009

BOONVILLE - Helen C. Anna, 92, of Boonville passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. ...

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Robin L. Irla-9/23/2009

FRANKFORT - Robin L. Loucks Irla, 45, of Kernan Avenue, wife of Charles, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony-9/23/2009

By Betty Haig The Annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony was held at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post #5538, Boonville, Friday evening, September 18. READ ENTIRE STORY IN THIS WEEKS BOONVILLE HERALD. CAPTION From left: Cpl. Jason Skinner, PO2nd Class Jason Schleicher; Msgt. Laurie Scal...

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Boonvilles Fall Arts Festival Less Than Two Weeks Away-9/23/2009

In less than two weeks, Lee Pontiac GMC Trucks, C. Hughes Hardware, Frontier, Fiducial Tax Service and the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Boonville Fall Arts Festival 2009. The big day is Saturday, October 3. READ ENTIRE STORY IN THE BOONVILLE HERALD....

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Column for 9.23.09-9/23/2009

The word “pioneer” is often used when another word would be more accurate. It isnt often that someone is truly a pioneer. But the word is accurate and appropriate for Jack Fredericks. Jack Fredericks started at WKTV before there was a WKTV. The station first went on the air in December 1949. Jac...

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Juanita I. Fauvelle-9/16/2009

Juanita I. Fauvelle, 86, of Port Orange, FL, passed away on August 20, 2009. She was born in Massena, NY....

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Pearl T. Hutchins-9/16/2009

PORT LEYDEN - Pearl T. Hutchins, a longtime resident of East Main Street, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, after a brief illness....

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Column for 9.16.09-9/16/2009

The following is an incomplete list of airline related things I dislike: I dislike employees who dont say “thank you.” I gave my ticket to the woman at the podium. She gave me a seat assignment. I said, “Thank you.” Why did I thank her? Im the customer. Without me she wouldnt have a job, and nei...

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ACS Wildcats Improve to 2-0-9/16/2009

After opening the season with an impressive 40-6 victory over Little Falls on September 5 see story on Page 7, the Adirondack Central School ACS varsity football team improved to 2–0 with a hard-fought win over Ilion this past Saturday, September 12. The final score of the game was 36–28. Pick up ...

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Kenneth B. Van Luven-9/16/2009

BOONVILLE – Kenneth B. Van Luven, 85, of Main Street, husband of Sara Lou, passed away on September 4, 2009, at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center....

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Herbert Reppard McMahon-9/16/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Herb McMahon 71, died of cancer on Friday, September 11, 2009, at his home surrounded by friends....

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Charles Seelman-9/16/2009

BOONVILLE - Charles Seelman, 55, of Thayer Hill Road, formerly of Summit Street, Boonville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 10, 2009, after a long illness....

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Something for Everyone at Fall Arts Festival-9/16/2009

There will be something for everyone this year at the Boonville Area Chamber of Commerces Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, October 3. The kids will love the Frontier Kids Zone next to the Masonic Temple. The Kids Zone is bigger and better than ever with two bounce houses, a petting zoo, and the f...

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ACCIDENT IN WEST LEYDEN-9/16/2009

A 1996 Jeep lost control on State Route 26 Sunday afternoon and crashed into a home owned by Arlene Ernst, West Leyden. Shown here are the West Leyden firefighters working to remove the vehicle from the living room of the home. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for the full story. Photo by Betty...

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Center Stage Studio of Dance Students Win Talent Show Dance Classes Begin This Week in Boonville-9/16/2009

Students of Center Stage Studio of Dance won trophies and prize money at the 2009 Lewis County Talent Show. Winners in their individual categories were: Mini Contest, tap category, Reegan Domagala and Grant Domagala placed first. In the Maxi Contest, Gabby Domagala, Haley Grabauskas, and Emily Lee...

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Cream Cheese Festival – Official Schedule of Events-9/16/2009

LOWVILLE – The streets of downtown Lowville will be closing down Saturday for the 5th Annual Cream Cheese Festival! This years festival is Saturday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. It is a day of food, fun, music and games for all ages. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald f...

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Loretta Myers of Boonville Named Emergency Department Director At Rome Memorial Hospital-9/9/2009

ROME - For Rome Memorial Hospitals new Emergency Department Director Loretta Myers, BSN, providing excellent critical care with a personal touch is her top priority. “Loretta brings a great mix of experience and enthusiasm,” said Rome Memorial VP/Chief Nursing Officer Durinda Durr, MS, RN. “She ha...

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Annual Flywheels & Pulleys Show-9/9/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE – The Flywheels & Pulleys Club will be holding its 34th annual Old Time Gas and Steam Engine Show on September 11, 12 and 13 at their grounds on State Route 26, Constableville. This is an event of “Living History.” Photos by Betty Haig For more on this story pick up a copy of this...

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Cream Cheese Festival – Spotlight on Contests and Cream Cheese-9/9/2009

LOWVILLE – The 5th Annual Cream Cheese Festival will be held Saturday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Lowville. Admission is free. Unique and wacky contests, accompanied with great cash prizes, are another reason why the Cream Cheese Festival is so special. Read this weeks Boon...

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Column for 9.9.09-9/9/2009

The first time you do something is usually a memorable experience. Take, for example, flying. My first time in an airliner was more than 40 years ago. It was a Convair 440 in the black and gold livery color scheme of Mohawk Airlines. My first time on a jet airplane was a few years later and agai...

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Local Candidates in Primary Election-9/9/2009

The following are candidates in local Oneida County towns who will be on the ballot in the September 15 Primary Election: BOONVILLE Councilperson Republican - David Stocklosa, Michael A. Croneiser, and Louis T. Muha. Justice Republican/ Independent and Conservative – Dirk A. Case vs. Nadine J....

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Joslin Has Hole-In-One-9/9/2009

On August 24, Donald Joslin of Boonville shot his first ever hole-in-one at the Woodgate Pines Golf Course on hole #12 with a Noodle Plus golf ball, after 36 years of golfing. Photo by Dawn Currier See this weeks Boonville Herald for entire story....

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Clara Jean Buckley-9/9/2009

PALM HARBOR, FL, AND BOONVILLE, NY - Clara Jean Buckley, 74, a summer resident of Main Street, Boonville, and a winter resident of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at St. Lukes Medical Center, New Hartford....

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Ruth R. Fazekas-9/9/2009

TURIN - Ruth R. Alm Fazekas, 88, a lifelong resident of the Gomer Hill Road area near Turin, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Charlotte Tyksinski, in Rome....

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Donals K. "Freddie" Fleury-9/9/2009

FORESTPORT- Donald K. Fleury, 75, of East River Street, affectionately known as “Freddie,” a former resident of Utica and husband of Irene, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2009, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica....

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Harvest Festival at Erie Canal Village Museum-9/2/2009

ROME - Erie Canal Village will present its annual Harvest Festival this weekend, September 5 and 6, featuring a quilt display, demonstrations, steam engines, and an antique farm machinery exhibit. For more information on this event pick up a copy of this weeks Boonville Herald....

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Community Bank Announces Branch Changes-9/2/2009

Port Leyden – Community Bank, NA, the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of Community Bank System, Inc., an-nounced plans to consolidate its 7087 West Main Street, Port Leyden branch into the nearby sister branch at 4116 Center Street, Lyons Falls, effective as of November 20, 2009. For more informatio...

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Internal Medicine Specialist Joins Boonville Family Care-9/2/2009

Sushma Sapkota Pandey, MD, an internal medicine specialist, has joined Boonville Family Care full-time as of Tuesday, September 1. Dr. Sapkota Pandey said she was searching for a safe, quiet community that enables her to devote time to her patients and her family. “Being a primary care physician...

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New Sports Column-9/2/2009

Its been a little over a year since our good friend Tom Maurer passed away. One of the greatest things that I liked to do with Tom was to talk sports. We talked about all kinds of sports. Wed discuss high school sports, professional sports and share stories of our personal stories involving sports. ...

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Lost Trail Snowmobile Club Celebrating 40 Years-9/2/2009

By Betty Haig Starting the new snowmobile season of 2009-2010, the Lost Trail Snowmobile Club will celebrate 40 years of incorporation. Back in the winter of 1968 during the old snow festivals that were held in Boonville, control of snowmobile traffic was fast becoming a problem. Snowmobilers ...

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“Light the Night Walk” Scheduled September 16-9/2/2009

Help Team “Clarabugs Quest for a Cure” PORT LEYDEN - Team “Clarabugs Quest for a Cure” had a wonderful year last year. Friends and family of Clara Condie set out to break their personal record for fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys “Light the Night Walk.” Not only did they break thei...

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NEW ADMINISTRATORS AT ACS-9/2/2009

Three new administrators have joined the staff at Adirondack Central School. They are pictured from left: Anne M. Christiano, Boonville Elementary Principal; Linda Guernsey, Forestport Elementary Principal and Director of Curriculum; and Cynthia A. Lauzon, Director of Physical Education, Health and ...

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Schumer Announces $236,000 For Boonville Childcare Center-9/2/2009

Last week, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer an-nounced that the USDA will provide a total of $236,000 to Hand in Hand Childhood Center Inc. for the final construction of a new childcare center in Boonville. The funding will help create 14-18 new jobs for staff at the center. “With so many parents w...

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Meetings Scheduled on Proposed Water Bottling Plant in Lewis County-9/2/2009

Comments Accepted Until September 11 TURIN - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation DEC has announced it will host two public meetings on a proposal by Hidden Falls Spring Water to develop a bottled spring water business in the Town of Turin, Lewis County. The focus of the...

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Jerry F. Clough-9/2/2009

FORESTPORT - Jerry F. Clough, 73, of OBrien Road, cherished husband and father, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2009....

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Column for 9.2.09-9/2/2009

When Nick Matt, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, F.X. Matt Brewing Company, is a guest on my TV show, we talk, as you might expect, about beer in general and beer made at his brewery in particular. And thats how we spent 30 minutes last week when he was a guest on the show. Eve...

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Carol G. Allen-8/27/2009

ROME - Carol G. Allen, 62, of Turin Road, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Rome Memorial Hospital. For several years she had resided at Turin Road IRA in Rome....

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Hazel Mary Wilcox-8/27/2009

LOWVILLE - Hazel Mary Wilcox, 98, died on Tuesday morning, August 11, 2009, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, where she has resided since September 2004....

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Column for 8.26.09-8/27/2009

One of the nice things about going online is that you never know where it will lead. Take, for example, research I was doing involving an airplane once owned by Mohawk Airlines, a Convair 240, which came into the world in 1949 as N1018C. Back before computers and the Internet, it would have taken ...

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Boonville Artists Unveil New Wrought Iron Deer Sculpture in Old Forge-8/26/2009

Artists Christopher and Jacquelyn Rice from CNY Glass Studio and Gallery in Boonville unveiled a new wrought iron deer sculpture that they donated to the new Point Park in Old Forge. Its a life size sculpture and is going to be a permanent addition to the Point for all to see. For more in this story...

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NYS Black Bear Forum to Include New Things-8/26/2009

WOODGATE - Black bears will again be the order of the day at the New York State Black Bear Forum, to be held on Saturday, August 29, at the White Otter Fish and Game Club in Woodgate. Presentations by specialists from the NYSDEC will be augmented by displays and talks on a couple more general topics...

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2009 Woodsmens Field Days Champions-8/26/2009

NYS WOODSMENS CHAMPION - This year it was David Jewett, left, of Pittsford, NY, who took home the coveted NYS Woodsmens Open Championship trophy, breaking 12-time champion Matt Bushs winning streak. Bush, of Croghan, came in second, and Will Roberts of Groton, NY, placed third. Pictured with Jewett ...

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2009 Woodsmens Field Days Champions-8/26/2009

WORLDS LUMBERJILL CHAMPION - Nancy Zalewski, center, of Manitowoc, WI, held on to her title of Worlds Open Lumberjill Champion. She is shown with second--place winner Peg Engasser, left, of Cortland, NY, and third-place winner Lavonne Mikloiche of Vandling, PA. Photo by George Capron...

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Woodsmens Attendance-8/26/2009

Although Saturday had a record number of attendees, the attendance at this years Woodsmens Field Days, 40,237, was down from last years 42,145 record attendance. Considering the economy and several outbursts of rain over the weekend, Woodsmens officials said they were very happy with the turnout....

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Renovations at Adirondack Central School Buildings-8/26/2009

Renovations in the Adirondack Central School District are scheduled to be completed in December. Due to the number of projects in New York State, work is behind schedule, but enough will be completed to begin school on time. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for more on this story....

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WILDCATS READY TO PLAY BALL-8/26/2009

Football practice at area high schools is well underway and soon the games will begin. Pictured above are the Adirondack Central School Wildcats getting ready for the season. The Wildcats have a scrimmage scheduled against Cazenovia on Saturday, August 29, at Chittenango. Their first official game w...

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2nd Annual Wind Power Challenge 10K Race-8/26/2009

MARTINSBURG – The 2nd Annual Wind Power Challenge 10K Race and 5K Walk, sponsored by the Lewis County Historical Society and the Toe-Path Trekkers Walk and Run Club, is coming up September 12. Runners! Lace up your running shoes, breathe in the North Countrys fresh air, feel the wind on your face,...

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Column for 8/19/09-8/20/2009

This column may or may not make it into the paper. It is being typed into a new computer, a computer which I barely know how to use. I picked it up on Friday. I am writing this on Monday. I have turned the computer on four times. Be that as it may, this computer can do amazing things, and it wil...

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Francis J. Mokrzycki-8/20/2009

BOONVILLE - Francis J. Mokrzycki, 93, of East Ava Road, husband of Sheila, passed away on August 14, 2009, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Harold A. Glouse Sr.-8/20/2009

BOONVILLE - Harold A. Glouse Sr., 87, of Woodgate Drive, a former resident of West Road, Constableville, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2009, at St. Elizabeths Medical Center, Utica....

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Joyce Elaine Olin Youngs Leaf-8/20/2009

UTICA - Joyce Elaine Olin Youngs Leaf, 73, of Catherine Street, widow of Edward, and former resident of Port Leyden and Deansboro, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica....

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Thelma B. Gleasman-8/20/2009

LAS CRUCES, NM - Thelma Barringer Gleasman, 98, a former resident of Clinton and Boon-ville, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM....

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NYS Black Bear Forum to Include New Things-8/19/2009

WOODGATE - Black bears will again be the order of the day at the New York State Black Bear Forum, to be held on Saturday, August 29, at the White Otter Fish and Game Club in Woodgate. Presentations by specialists from the NYSDEC will be augmented by displays and talks on a couple more general topics...

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BPOE Annual Cerebral Palsy Walk-A-Thon-8/19/2009

The Boonville Elks Lodge #2158 is holding its 34th Annual Walk-a-thon to benefit Cerebral Palsy. Since 1964 New York State Elks have embraced Cerebral Palsy of New York as its Major Project. Each year four vans are replaced and the New York State Elks pay $5,000 toward each van, a total of $20,000...

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Irene Uttendorfsky Has Latest Book Published “Adirondack Mouse and the Mysterious Disappearance”-8/19/2009

Spruce Gulch Press announces the release of “Adirondack Mouse and the Mysterious Disappearance,” the latest book in the Adirondack Mouse series written by Lewis County resident Irene Uttendorfsky. See this weeks Boonville Herald for more information....

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New York Fiddlers Association to Perform at Free Concert-8/19/2009

OSCEOLA - On Sunday, August 23, the Central Chapter of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association will present a free concert of fiddle music from 2-5 p.m. at the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola. See this weeks Boonville Herald for more information....

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62nd Annual Woodsmens Field Days This Week in Boonville-8/19/2009

Boonville is the place to be this week for the 62nd Annual NYS Woodsmens Field Days. The festivities will get underway Wednesday evening with a Tractor Pull in front of the Grandstand at the Boonville Fairgrounds starting at 6:30 p.m. Highlights on Thursday night will be a Truck Pull at the Fairgrou...

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CRAZY JS COMING TO BOONVILLE-8/19/2009

The former 1885 Park House at 406 Post Street, Boonville, will soon be home to Crazy Js Smoke House, a southern style barbecue restaurant. For the time-being, until the restaurant is open, Crazy Js will have their smoker set up in the parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday of Woodsmens week, during lun...

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Andrew T. Kraeger-8/12/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Andrew T. Kraeger, 23, of State Route 26, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009....

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Doris M. Bourgeois-8/12/2009

BOONVILLE – Doris M. Bourgeois, formerly of Lovers Lane, the widow of James Bourgeois, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009, at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville....

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Sharon Breen-8/12/2009

BOONVILLE - Sharon K. Breen, 68, of Erwin Street, wife of Brian N., passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a short illness....

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Salena G. Evon-8/12/2009

FORESTPORT - Salena G. Evon, 46, of Irish Settlement Road passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009 at Faxton-St. Lukes Health Care....

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Joe Kelly-8/10/2009

I wish Id kept track of many things in my life, including the various hotels and motels Ive stayed in over the years. But I can tell you that Ive stayed in many, probably more than most people. Theyve ranged from luxury hotels to motels where I was afraid to close my eyes. The UN Plaza is a hotel ...

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Hand in Hands Boonville Childcare Center Nears Completion-8/10/2009

The new not-for-profit childcare center being built in Boonville by Hand in Hand Early Childhood Center is nearing completion with a projected opening date between October 15 and November 1, 2009. Hand in Hand began construction in November of 2008 on the 6,580 square foot building on Route 12, so...

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Still Hope for Tissue Companys Interest in Ethan Allen Building-8/10/2009

By PAT MALIN Contrary to rumor, the Village of Boonville is still having talks with the developers of a tissue paper plant seeking to take over the old Ethan Allen plant. Boonville Mayor Mike Kramer said on August 10 that “there is still a flicker of light” in the discussions. He didnt go into...

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Contestants Being Sought for Forest Queen Pageant-8/10/2009

Deadline for Entries is August 14 The NYS Woodsmens Field Days Forest Queen Pageant Committee is searching for young women interested in competing for the title of Miss Forest Queen. You must be a female between the ages of 15-20 to compete. The competition will include a brief interview, an o...

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Stroke Screening Coming to Boonville August 29-8/10/2009

Life Line Screening Radiology will be at the Boonville Elks Lodge, Route 12, on Saturday, August 29. Pre-registration is re-quired. For more information, call 1-800-636-0418. See more on this story and other health related stories in this weeks Boonville Herald Healthy Living section. ...

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“The Big Bad Musical” August 12 at South Lewis-8/10/2009

TURIN - South Lewis SUPER Stage is proud to present “The Big Bad Musical” on Wednesday, August 12. The “Big Bad Wolf” goes on trial at 2 and 7 p.m. in the South Lewis High Schools Auditorium. This is a free show, perfect to bring the kids to! Any questions call the middle school office at 348-2570 o...

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PIRATES INVADE WHITE LAKE-8/10/2009

- On Saturday, August 8, the Mohawk Valley Water Ski School presented a water show on White Lake, featuring their new pirate ship. Members of the team, ranging in age from 8 to 21, performed tricks, lifts, pyramids and jumps. Boats of all kinds floated in...

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Woodsmens to Hold Canoe and Kayak Race Once Again-8/10/2009

The 7th annual Woodsmens Classic Canoe and Kayak race will get underway during the 62nd annual NYS Woodsmens Weekend at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009. An entry fee of $15 is charged to all racers. See this weeks Sports section in the Boonville Herald for more information...

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Katherine M. Owens-8/5/2009

BOONVILLE - Katherine M. Owens, 86, of East Ava Road passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, after a long illness....

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Gladys J. Dutch-8/5/2009

AVA - Gladys J. Dutch, 79, of West Ava Road passed away at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare on Friday, July 31, 2009 after a brief illness....

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Ward G. Tarasek-8/5/2009

TURIN - Ward G. Tarasek, 58, of State Route 26, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse....

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Virginia E. Hurley Morey-8/5/2009

FLOYD - Virginia E. Morey, 84, of Camroden Road, widow of Edison, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the Siegenthaler Center, New Hartford, after a long illness....

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Jere E. Casler-8/5/2009

BOONVILLE - Jere E. Casler, 68, 115 South Street, formerly of North Lake Road, Forestport, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford....

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Arlene R. Mathis-8/5/2009

BOONVILLE - Arlene R. Perkins Mathis, 79, a resident of Summit Street since 1962, the widow of Harry E. Mathis, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2009, at Lewis County Extended Care Facility in Lowville, after a brief illness....

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Carol M. Leffingwell-8/4/2009

BOONVILLE - Mrs. Carol M. Andrews Leffingwell, 67, of Fenton Terrace, wife of David J., passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, where she had been a patient since July 9, 2009....

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Rory Michael Anthony Young-8/4/2009

BOONVILLE - Rory Michael Anthony Young, 16, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2009, in Boonville. He was born in Rome on October 6, 1992, a son of LeRoy Thompson and Jill Young. Rory was a student at Adirondack Senior High School, where he had enjoyed playing football....

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Young Jesse Alexander to Perform at Next Fiddle Concert-8/2/2009

OSCEOLA - On Sunday, August 9, Jesse Alexander, 11-year-old fiddler, mandolin player and singer from Lodi, NY, will present a free concert of fiddle music from 2-5 p.m. at the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum on 1121 Comins Road, Osceola....

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Gala Evening Scheduled at Constableville Hall-8/2/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - Constable Hall presents a Gala Evening for everyone on Thursday, August 20. There will be an outdoor concert, a garden picnic, and a Chinese Auction....

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Forest Industry Tours-8/2/2009

On Friday, August 21, tours of local forest industry businesses will be offered to the public as part of the New York State Woodsmens Field Days. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for more information on the industry tours....

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FAIR ENDS WITH A “DAMP” BANG-8/2/2009

- Once again, the Boonville-Oneida County Fair ended with the exciting and smashing demolition derbies on Sunday, August 2. Unfortunately, Mother Nature put a damper on things, delivering torrential downpours Sunday morning. The rain stopped just as the a...

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So Youve Got The Late Blight! Now What?-8/2/2009

As many of you know because you have had to destroy your entire tomato crop Late Blight arrived early and with a vengeance in upstate New York. Those of you who still have healthy tomato or potato plants should start a fungicide treatment immediately. Pick up this weeks Boonville Herald for a li...

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Second Annual “Run for the Fallen” to Honor Fallen Service Members-7/29/2009

ROME – The second annual local “Run for the Fallen” run/walk to honor fallen servicemen will be held on August 23 starting at 9 a.m. at the B-52 site at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome....

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David Ernst to Challenge Porter for County Legislature-7/29/2009

The former mayor of Boonville has decided to run for county office. David Ernst has announced that he will be running for the District 6 seat on the Oneida County Board of Legislators. ...

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Cats/Kittens Found in Boxes Near Boonville-7/23/2009

By Bonnie Jones Reynolds Four cardboard boxes taped shut…13 cats and kittens inside…that was the shocking discovery made late Monday afternoon, September 14, by Good Samaritans driving along Steuben Hill Road, near Boonville, after they noticed one of the boxes sitting alongside the road moving. ...

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Manufacturing and Welding Company Coming to Cville-7/20/2009

CONSTABLEVILLE - A steel installation and welding company is locating to a former garage location in Constableville. It was announced that TAP Steel will be located in the former Pfendlers Garage at the intersection of Route 26 and James Street once renovations to the building are completed. TAP Ste...

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William P. ‘Bill Stedman-7/9/2009

OSCEOLA- William P. “Bill” Stedman, 53, of Cemetery Road, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse....

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Elizabeth Lustyik-7/9/2009

Elizabeth Lustyik, 93, of Port Leyden passed away on July 3, 2009 at Lewis County General Hospital following a brief illness....

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Evelyn B. Schafer-7/9/2009

Evelyn B. Schafer, 90, of Stearns Road and formerly of Elmer Hill Road, passed away at the home of her niece and husband, Marlene and Earl Matt, on Saturday, July 4, 2009, after a long illness....

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