Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To be a part of common core or not to be....


It is estimated that over 30,000 NYS students opted out of this week's Common Core testing due to many citing frustration with the uncertainties over the the methods for scoring and evaluating students and teachers, as well as the lack of planning materials for the testing.  

The New Hartford Central School District had one of the largest numbers of students refusing with nearly percent, or 290 of its 1,162 eligible students, sitting out the test.







Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I Love New Hartford!

We all agree that new Hartford is a special place, so why not show your love for New Hartford by purchasing a yard sign or window sticker that tells the world. Give as a gift or pick one up for yourself. 4" Oval, outdoor vinyl window stickers are available for $5.95 plus tax and shipping. Yard signs are 2-sided and come with H stake for $24.95 plus tax, S&H. Call IGC Graphics @315.732-5896 for details.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Very Wet June Climaxes With Major Flooding in New Hartford

A speedy recovery and well wishes to Jay K, Aldi's and businesses in the Big Apple plaza who were impacted by the major flooding that occurred as a result of the heavy rains last Thursday evening and into Friday morning. The parking lot in front of Jay K resembled a small lake on Friday morning, and water severely damaged and closed (hopefully just temporarily) several businesses in Big Apple Plaza. Photo taken Thursday shows Storm approaching New Hartford on Thursday evening

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Clinton Farmer's Market Open FOR 2013 Season

The market is now open every thursday 10AM-4PM now through October 10 on Thursdays. Support your local farmers!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hearing to Decide Fate Of "Jack" the Sheltie Later This Month

A hearing will take place on June 28 to decide the fate of Jack, a sheltie, who has been ordered by Judge Van Slyke to be euthanized,after he bit a three year old child in the face. Even though the child's own grandparents and, they say, her own mother, don't want the dog put down.

Two Library Trustees Resign

Earl Cunningham resigned, after nearly 20 years on the board, from his positions of trustee and board treasurer effective June 30, 2013. Former trustee Connie Stephens resigned April 21 of this year.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sharing A Little Spring Color....

Update!

Since there has been no response from the chamber regarding updating of content and interest on their part, we will continue this site on our own with fresh new updates shortly, that will be part of our exciting new printed and on-line directory for New Hartford. One we hope you will find more reflective of the wonderful and vibrant community of New Hartford....stay tuned!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nano Tech Investment at SUNY IT in Marcy Pays Off


One of the clean rooms at SemaTech at Albany State College


Sematech Building, Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that the state has entered into agreements with five leading international companies to create the next generation of computer chip technology. The plan should create or retain 6,900 jobs in New York State, including 450 projected jobs at the SUNY IT Campus in Marcy. This is in addition to the 400 jobs due to be created when the new offices and "clean room" are completed in 2012. Earlier this year on this blog site I highlighted a tour of SemaTech at Albany State College which showcased much of this new wafer chip technology,and SUNY's plan to be at the forefront of this newest chip manufacturing technology. It is one of the few glimmers of opportunity this area has had in a long time, for a credible new industry that offers the potential and possibilities the nanotechology industry does. This will also benefit the MV Edge in it's effort to market the site in Marcy which sits adjacent to the SUNY IT Campus. EDGE has attempted to market the site for over 10 years to any company that might produce computer chips there.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tough Times in New Hartford...


I think we all would agree that things are pretty tough economically not only here but in the whole country. So, I called Congressman Hanna's office to voice my displeasure about the use of taxpayer monies to pay for a beautiful glossy brochure promising all of the great things he is doing and will do for us as our congressman. My point is not directed as a political one, just a common sense one that says that in a lean economy tens of thousands of taxpayers dollars not be used to promote a political agenda. These thousands should have been used to bring in jobs or for simple things like road repair. Congressman, and any other politicians; please be considerate and please refrain from sending out these expensive glossies at our expense or put thousands and thousands of dollars of signage to get elected, when a simple handshake would work better.

A Unique and Artsy Garden Perspective Here in NH!

VIDEO: Artistic New Hartford yard piques attention of neighbors - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch,
www.uticaod.com

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Hartford Supervisor and Board OK Use Of Eminent Domain to Secure Clinton St Extension Rights


After more than eight years of discussions, the New Hartford Town Board voted to use eminent domain to take an area of land from the owners of Twin Orchards for the Clinton Street extension project. The road which would run adjacent to Lowes and Hartford Insurance and then connect Clinton Street-Middle Settlement to Lower Woods Road, has created much concern because of the increased traffic this will bring in this corridor, as well as the use of tax payer monies to fund a private park. Work has yet to begin on the proposed 840 on-off ramp, which was the source of another heated battle over the use of tax payer monies to fund a much more expensive intersection, stop-light, and crossing, which was voted down and a scaled down proposal was then accepted.

The board voted in favor of taking the land by a 3-2 vote: Town Supervisor Patrick Tyksinski, Second Ward Councilwoman Christine Krupa and Third Ward Councilman David Reynolds voted for it. First Ward Councilman Donald Backman and Fourth Ward Councilman Rich Woodland voted against it.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Former Town Supervisor and Mayor of Village dies

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of William Keiser, who passed away after a lengthy illness.

William served as a Trustee for the Village of New Hartford from 1980 to 1984. In March 1984, William was overwhelmingly elected to be the Mayor of the Village of New Hartford, a position which he served tirelessly for 14 years. William was then elected to the position of New Hartford Town Supervisor from 1998 to 2001. During Williams's 20 years of public service, he was an instrumental part of the development and growth of the local community, and was proud and truly loved the New Hartford community.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Boilermaker 2011 Was A Huge Success!

With over 17,000 registered 15 & 5K runners and thousands of spectators and support personnel lining the course,this years Boilermaker was quite the event! I was amazed as I ran the course, at how far this event has come since the early days, when I ran and only a few thousand runners participated. Anyway, kudos to everyone who makes this one of the must see/participate in, milestone events in not only the Mohawk Valley area, but in New York State and even the whole USA!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hydrofracking Moratorium in New Hartford

Effective 5/6/11, The Board of the Town of New Hartford declared a six month
moratorium on the process known as hydraulic fracturing and/or hydrofracking, as well as a moratorium on any activity associated therewith or intending to support such process including the establishment, implementation, placement, or construction of such process or activity in the Town of New Hartford.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hydrofracking Informational Meeting

A Public Hearing on the controversial process of "Hydrofracking"(the process of blasting water to extract gases) will be held at Butler Memorial Hall, New Hartford, NY on Wednesday the 15th day of June, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.. Please attend for more information or to voice any concerns.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Area Census Shows Population Stabilized In Last 10 Years

Census 2010 figures released found populations of Oneida and Herkimer counties have remained steady over the past 10 years.

Oneida County’s population in 2010 was 234,878.
Herkimer County's 64,519.

Utica’s population jumped up by almost 2,000 people from 60,651 to 62,235, the numbers showed, due much to the influx of refugees. Refugee relocation to the Mohawk Valley has helped greatly, to offset the loss of population here in the Mohawk Valley.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Great Ride!



All aboard right in downtown Utica and bound for the Adirondacks, riding in climate controlled coaches, or take in the fresh, clean air in their open car, through remote forests, past sparkling rivers, over bridges, tranquil ponds and streams, into the magnificent beauty of the six million acre Adirondack Park....a Great Way For Everyone To Enjoy The Beauty of The Adirondack Mountains! check it out at...

www.adirondackrr.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Hartford On "Best List" For Music Education

The New Hartford Central School District was notified that it was selected by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation as one of the 2011 Best Communities for Music Education, according to Superintendent Nole.

For information http://www.nammfoundation.org

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Deadline is August 30....Please Consider Advertising ...A Great Way To Tell Newcomers About How Great New Hartford Is!



Due to popular demand the New Hartford Village Green will be published this year. The Village Green is a great tool used by newcomers to the area (business and residential) to locate services, learn history of the area and just to get a feel of the New Hartford Community. Advertisers need to get their copy in soon, to be sure they have saved a spot for their business in this years issue. Ad prices are as follows: Full Page (full color) Back Cover $750.00 (price includes ad and link to your website, 1" logo ad on New Hartford Chamber blogspot). All ads must be in by AUGUST 30, 2011. Minimum copy run will be 500 books and will be determined by total number of advertisers. Also, this year a PDF version will be available for the first time on www.newhartfordchamber.blogspot.com. Last time copies were distributed to advertisers, NH Central School, NH Chamber, NH Town/Village Offices, NH Historical and NH Police Dept and we will keep you updated on locations for distribution of copies.
Inside front Full color$620.00 or back Cover (full color) $750.00 (price includes ad and link to your website, 1" logo ad on New Hartford Chamber blogspot).see ad sizes below in B&W 1/2 PG $290, 1/4PG $165, Biz Card $110


Inside book (black and white)and line listing in advertisers on Chamber blogspot FULL PAGE-full B&W $295 (7.25 x 10") 1/2 PAGE $155 (4.5 x 7.25) 1/4 PAGE $95 (4.25x 3.5/8") Biz Card $55 2 x 3.5 PATRON LISTING $35 (Name, Address, Phone #)

Send checks and ad copy to: IGC Graphics, 4340 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford 13413. Any questions contact Pat Huther 315.732.5896

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Proposed School Taxes To Increase 2.9%

New Hartford prosposed school budget would cut $300,000 but still increase
taxes 2.9% largely due to state aid cuts, Superintendent Robert Nole said Wednesday.


The 2011-2012 school district budget will go before voters first.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Boilermaker Road race Filling Up fast!



If you're planning on running this years Boilermaker Road Race in Utica, you should sign up soon. It was reported that there are now over 7100 registrants with a cap of 13,000. This is well ahead of last years registrations at this point.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CNSE-SEMATECH big winner of high-tech grant


In major victory, Schumer announces CNSE-SEMATECH big winner of high-tech grant that will make Albany a national center in solar cell research and create thousands of jobs...hopefully this will play a big role and impact even further the SUNYIT collaboration with CNSE-Sematech and the Marcy semiconductor site development

more information.....
http://cnse.albany.edu/newsroom/newsreleases/11-04-05/In_major_victory_Schumer_announces_CNSE-SEMATECH_big_winner_of_high-tech_grant_that_will_make_Albany_a_national_center_in_solar_cell_research_and_create_thousands_of_jobs.aspx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beautiful but chilly springtime in the valley...

It's been a long, cold, and snowy Mohawk Valley winter. Most of us here I'm sure are looking towards spring-time by now. The geese are returning, the first flowers are trying to push their way up, and the skies seem to not be as ominous and threatning with the snow clouds that we've gotten used to seeing much of this winter. We'll all cross our fingers and "think spring" and hope for a beautiful next 3 seasons in the Mohawk Valley! Enjoy these photos I took of New Hartford today.



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SUNYIT Campus in Marcy Abuzz With Activity





If you haven't been to the SUNYIT campus in Marcy in the last few years (or ever at all) it is worth a drive through to see all the exciting new development and growth that has taken place. As things have gotten tougher here in the Mohawk Valley, the developments at the SUNYIT Campus is one of the glimmers and bright spots now, and for the future. Especially, as an opportunity for our talented young graduates employment prospects and the opportunity to stay here in the Mohawk Valley! Groundbreaking is expected on the new "Clean-room" and office space to be occupied and utilized by high technology companies. The facilities and the availability of a young, highly trained work force, has become a selling point, and is something of great interest to high technology chip fab companies. Many of which are looking at the possibility of building an adjacent plant at the site next door, to build new state of the art chip fab plants. We applaud and wish SUNYIT well in their efforts. Read more in our upcoming issue of "Village Green".

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rt 840 Access Soon To Be A Reality?

Larry Adler who is developing the NH Business Park, is hoping the state will begin construction by the spring, on the access ramp to Rt 840. Also, the eminent domaining and construction of a roadway behind Lowes, and connecting in front of the Hartford Insurance building, will hopefully be completed at the same time. It is hoped that these projects will help ease traffic patterns around the project,as well as stimulate further growth of the park, which currently has just the Hartford Insurance building as a tenant.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Save Your Spot In The 2011 New Hartford Village Green



Due to popular demand the New Hartford Village Green will be published this year by May 31, just in time for summer! The Village Green is a great tool used by newcomers to the area (business and residential) to locate services, learn history of the area and just to get a feel of the New Hartford Community. Advertisers need to get their copy in soon, to be sure they have saved a spot for their business in this years issue. Ad prices are as follows: Full Page (full color) Back Cover $750.00 (price includes ad and link to your website, 1" logo ad on New Hartford Chamber blogspot). All ads must be in by May 30, 2011. Minimum copy run will be 500 books and will be determined by total number of advertisers. Also, this year a PDF version will be available for the first time on www.newhartfordchamber.blogspot.com. Last time copies were distributed to advertisers, NH Central School, NH Chamber, NH Town/Village Offices, NH Historical and NH Police Dept and we will keep you updated on locations for distribution of copies.
Inside front Full color$620.00 or back Cover (full color) $750.00 (price includes ad and link to your website, 1" logo ad on New Hartford Chamber blogspot).see ad sizes below in B&W 1/2 PG $290, 1/4PG $165, Biz Card $110


Inside book (black and white)and line listing in advertisers on Chamber blogspot FULL PAGE-full B&W $295 (7.25 x 10") 1/2 PAGE $155 (4.5 x 7.25) 1/4 PAGE $95 (4.25x 3.5/8") Biz Card $55 2 x 3.5

Send checks and ad copy to: IGC Graphics, 4340 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford 13413. Any questions contact Pat Huther 315.732.5896

Friday, February 18, 2011

Reprinted map of Village Circa 1906

Suitable for framing this reproduction map of the village circa 1906-08 is available in 11 x 17 for 6.95 add 4.00 for laminating, 12 x 18" for 9.95 plus 4.50 for laminating. stop in at IGC Graphics 4340 Middle Settlement Rd NH 13413. Prices do not inc any taxes or shipping. e-mail us at: igcgraphics@verizon.net for more details

Barns...Part of the character of New Hartford

Part of the attraction of living in New Hartford is the pastoral rolling hills and the many charming farms with barns that dot this suburban/rural community. Here are a few of my favorites...hope you enjoy too!!!