May 30

A moment in history… Fonda, NY Train Wreck “The wreck occurred on July 18, 1947 at Fonda, NY.  My grandfather was the engineer operating engine number 2775, an L2a Mohawk I believe. He was the only one injured.  It tied up all four tracks of the mainline for quite some time. He said the tower […]

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May 30

A moment in history… Hotel Roy Burned Fonda Landmark Destroyed – Night Porter Injured While Escaping Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, 26 Jan 1909 Fonda, NY – Jan 26 — The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered about 2 p.m. yesterday in Hotel Roy. The fire was first discovered by […]

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Feb 10

Fonda Begins Neighborhood Watch February 9, 2010 By Amanda Whistle, The Leader-Herald Fonda, NY – The village is a relatively safe place, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Krug.  Krug and village neighborhood watch coordinator Mark Scott want to keep it that way.  The two organizers hosted the first neighborhood watch meeting in the […]

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Jan 28

Crocodiles move into luxury lagoon Thursday, January 28, 2010 © The Cairns Post CROCODILES are lurking in the man-made lagoon at a luxury estate at Trinity Beach, posing dangers for pets, children and the area’s wildlife, residents claim.  Residents of the gated community within the Blue Lagoon Resort say at least two crocs have been […]

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Nov 12

Internet café opens at Utica veterans center By Emerson Clarridge, Observer-Dispatch Posted Nov 07, 2009 @ 08:31 PM UTICA — When he returned from Iraq in early 2005, Army veteran Gary Matt was quickly caught in labyrinthine bureaucracy.  Medical appointments often sent the 30-year-old Utica man to Syracuse.  “Even just going out to Rome is […]

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