State and local officials, along with area residents, gathered in the Herkimer County Community College gymnasium Tuesday evening to remember the victims of the March shootings in Mohawk and Herkimer and to honor all those who served during the events of March 13 and 14.
Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent J. Bono, who served as master of ceremonies for the Day of Reflection and Recognition ceremony, called the shootings “a tragic, senseless act that left four men dead and two more seriously injured.” He added, “This horrific event shattered our sense of security. Many of us never thought anything like this would ever happen here.”
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The St. Johnsville Central School Board of Education has appointed a veteran administrator with long ties to the district as interim principal of the junior-senior high school, according to a news release.
The board appointed former assistant superintendent and elementary principal John Burkhart to replace Gregory Sova, who submitted his resignation last week to pursue other professional opportunities.
U.S. Army Major Gen. Peter Lennon on Saturday afternoon welcomed 71 enlistees from 47 towns in Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties to the nation’s armed forces during the inaugural Our Community Salutes of Central New York military recognition event at Herkimer Home State Historic Site.
“It is a privilege and an honor to talk to them because these young men and women volunteered and made a choice to join something bigger than themselves,” Lennon, commander of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command in Belle Chasse, La., and a native of New Berlin, said Saturday. “It is an opportunity to welcome them to the team.”
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.