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NEW HARTFORD —  Resident Robert Murphy, 56, was arrested by State Police for multiple charges on Wednesday, July 26. 

According to the criminal information summary written by Sgt. Thomas Burke, police were contacted by a female victim that a second female victim was being held against her will allegedly by Murphy in a wooded area off Southeast Road.

Upon the arrival of officers, Burke wrote that a victim was found bloodied and being held at knife point by Murphy.

Burke wrote that after a brief standoff with Murphy he relinquished his weapon and was...

New Hartford

Cartober Fest raises funds

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NEW HARTFORD —  The 10th annual Cartober Fest, a benefit for the New Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, was held on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the field behind the Hurley Business Park.
Hundreds of classic cars were on display, including hot rods, convertibles, and vintage antique cars from the early 20th century.

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Dancers step in line at Senior Center

NEW HARTFORD —  The town’s Senior Center inside   Town Hall hosts a free line dancing class on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
The class, taught by instructor Rusty Nuemann, is open to the public and provides an energetic workout beneficial for improving strength and balance.
Jean Barnicoat, director and municipal agent for the elderly at the Senior Center, said the class has been going on for more than eight years.

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Volunteers paint up town

NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Art League sponsored a community mural painting project on Saturday, Sept. 19.
As part of the project, volunteers decorated parking lots with the works of local artists.
Using the theme of New Hartford’s slogan “A Town For All Seasons” as inspiration, the Art League held an open contest for artwork, and on Sept. 19 solicited volunteers to turn the winning entries into giant murals.

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Town celebrates New Hartford day at Brodie Park

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NEW HARTFORD — The 42nd New Hartford Day was held at Brodie Park on Sunday, Sept. 20.
According to co-organizer Mary Lee Dunn, who organizes the event with Sally O’Neill, the activity started in 1976 as part of Bicentennial celebrations.
“It’s grown a lot over the years,” Dunn said. “We are the only two organizers because we found that it’s easier than having a big committee because you can never get people to meetings.”

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Learning the ropes

Ethan Helt, 5, climbed across a rope bridge as part of New Hartford Day, held at Brodie Park on Sunday, Sept. 20. Assisting Ethan is Boy Scout Troop 19 Scoutmaster Pete Visser and Troop member Jack Kaszas, 16. 
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Storytime at library

NEW HARTFORD — Now that summer is coming to a close, Pajama Storytime with Valerie has started at the Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library.
Storytime will be held every Thursday night at 6:45 p.m. and is hosted by Valerie Berlin, who has been the interlibrary loan librarian for the past two years.
Berlin said she used to host similar nights when she ran the children’s section at Barnes & Noble and knew she wanted to bring it to Beekley.

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Body identified as missing kayaker

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NEW HARTFORD —  The dead body of a resident missing since January was found in Brodie Pond on West Hill Road on Sunday, Sept. 6.
According to a press release issued by Trooper Kelly Grant of the State Police Public Information office, troopers from Troop B in Canaan were dispatched to the pond at around 5:20 p.m.

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Business Profile: The Hive

NEW HARTFORD —  In the bright corridors of the Hurley Building at 37 Greenwoods Road in Building A, Studio 6, you will find The Hive.
Store owner Donna Gentile has burned sage which has been wafted by a hawk feather every morning for the past two months as part of the opening ritual of the day.
Gentile said that The Hive is her dream business and is a mix of art, graphic design and community.

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Celebrating the end of summer

NEW HARTFORD — On Sunday, Aug. 23, at Brodie Park, the town’s Recreation Department hosted its celebration of the last day of the park’s summer camp. 
This year, the community was invited to the celebration.

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Everything was peachy at festival

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NEW HARTFORD —  The North Congregational Church held its 19th annual Peach Festival at the Pine Meadow Green on Saturday, Aug. 22.
The event included 35 vendors and crafters selling art, jewelry and clothing.
Members of the church sold peach desserts, including peach pies and peach shortcakes.
According to event co-organizer and church minister the Rev. Margret Hofmeister, the event was a benefit for the church.

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