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The Times
Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM

HERKIMER — The bells have kept ringing and area residents have kept contributing, making this year's Herkimer Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign a success.“Today is the last day we'll be standing kettles,” said Salvation Army Lt. John Wood, when contacted late Wednesday morning. “Everything is being wrapped up at about 2 o'clock.”Wood and his wife head the Herkimer Salvation Army.While he doesn't have final figures, Wood said the campaign had already exceeded its $27,000...

Updated at 3:04 PM

ALBANY (AP) — Wearing a wetsuit and towing a yellow raft, environmental educator Christopher Swain swam across the Hudson River on a gray and drizzly Wednesday to complete his trek of the 149-mile Mohawk River, the Hudson's largest...

Updated at 2:46 PM

HERKIMER — Elizabeth Goodding has done what many others in Herkimer County don’t: as of this year, she’s been a Meals on Wheels site manager for 25 years.“This is probably one of our longest employees,” said Dave Gutowski, nutrition...

Updated at 2:44 PM

HERKIMER — Almost six months to the day after the town of Herkimer removed a portion of East German Street Extension, and blocked Sally Durkee’s driveway in the process, the road — and the driveway — have re-opened.The town closed Durkee’s...

Updated at 2:19 PM

HERKIMER — Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES licensed practical nursing student Kyle Werpechowski won this year’s Jodi Marie Connor Memorial Scholarship.Connor was a 2003 graduate of the Herkimer BOCES LPN program.Each year, her...

Updated at 2:17 PM

POLAND — Poland Student Council member Melissa Borner, who was elected in March as president of the Student Executive Board of the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities, recently had the opportunity to oversee the NYS CLSA’s...

Updated at 2:03 PM

Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign.

Updated at 1:29 PM

WASHINGTON — The holiday season is always a festive time of gatherings, celebrations and parties.That makes it the right time to remind people to drink responsibly and to not drive drunk.To help send that message, the Beer Institute...

Posted at 1:00 PM

Here's a holiday tip for parents of teens: Keep a close eye on the eggnog.

Posted at 1:00 PM

At 10:15 am Central, Santa just landed in Yangon, Burma and had almost delivered over 1.6 billion gifts.

Updated at 12:52 PM

Japan's parliament confirmed Shinzo Abe as prime minister Wednesday, giving him the opportunity to become the longest-serving premier in four decades.

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