Tag Archives: Herkimer

Driving course set April 27, 28 in Herkimer

A six-hour Defensive Driving Course will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 911 Building, 71 Reservoir Road, near the HCCC Campus. Continue reading

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Absentee ballots finally sent to Herkimer County voters; held up by court decision

Absentee ballots for the November 8 General Election are now in the mail, though behind schedule, according to Town of Webb Clerk Nanci Russell.

Typically, ballots are sent out to voters earlier, but this year the process was tied up in Supreme Court proceedings.

And the delay in receiving absentee ballots may create issues for some voters. Continue reading

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Herkimer County managing despite late payments from Albany

The State of New York owes Herkimer County $6.447 million, and Herkimer County Legislator Patrick Russell believes reimbursement from the State is taking way too long.

Luckily, according to Herkimer County Administrator James W. Wallace, Jr., Herkimer County is very fortunate.

“In Herkimer County we are very solid with our reserves, we haven’t had to do any short term borrowing yet like other counties have,” he said.

According to Wallace, Herkimer County is owed $4.9 million from Social Services programs, and $1,334,168 in reimbursements towards public health programs, programs for the physically handicapped, and the Office for the Aging. Continue reading

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Herkimer County lawsuit ends: Legislator Patrick Russell pleased with court outcome, regrets wastes of time, money

A nearly seven-year lawsuit against Herkimer County, which was brought by the lower-county villages of Herkimer and Ilion and the Town of Frankfort, ended on Wednesday, September 21, with a final judicial ruling in the County’s favor being entered in the Oneida County Clerk’s Office.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Patrick Russell said that even though the County prevailed in the case, he is disappointed that the municipalities had been unwilling to work with the county to settle the dispute outside of court.

“The cost to litigate this case was significant, but more importantly it was needless,” Russell said. Continue reading

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Changes announced to HEAP program

There are important changes to the HEAP program this year, and a requirement for a full application and documentation of all income with proof.

The total amount of funding has been severely reduced, and HEAP benefits have been reduced for the 2011-2012 year. Continue reading

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Current standing & trends: Data sheds light on area communities

The community indicators website www.hocindicators.org, which includes a statistical snapshot of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, has been updated with current data, according to The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, one of the agencies involved in the undertaking.

Included are measures of key indicators in local arts, culture and leisure, financial self-sufficiency, economy, education, health, housing, public safety, technology and transportation. Continue reading

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Grant from Community Foundation provides Glimmerglass opportunity

With the support of a grant from The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., residents of Herkimer and Oneida Counties will have the opportunity to attend this summer’s Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown at a reduced rate.

Residents of both counties who have never attended a Glimmerglass performance, or have not been since 2006, can attend a production for just $12. The remainder of the ticket cost is subsidized by The Community Foundation grant.

The Glimmerglass Festival runs through August 23, with many matinee and early afternoon offerings.

This year’s productions are Carmen, Medea, Annie Get Your Gun and the double bill of A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck and Later the Same Evening.

Residents who meet the criteria for the special ticket rate should call the Glimmerglass Box Office at (607) 547-2255 and mention HOCF to receive the special offer. Visit www.glimmerglass.org for details. See related story page 11.


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