Berkshire

Primary Election Results

Primary Elections were held for certain contested party nominations Tuesday. There were 7 races in Tioga County. The winners of each primary election will get the Republican party’s spot on Election Day this November 7th. There were no democratic primary races in the county. In Barton, the Republican nomination for Town Justice goes to Joseph…

Tioga Hardwoods to expand

Tioga Hardwoods will expand their operations in Berkshire after receiving an Empire State Development grant. The $1.6 million expansion project includes the addition of new machinery and equipment at their manufacturing facility that will lead to increased production and the retention of 40 employees. Besides the grant, the company will also receive Excelsior Jobs Program…

Visit Sweetrees Maple Products this weekend

Sweetrees Maple Products in Berkshire is holding another open house this weekend. You can watch, smell, taste, and learn all about the process of making pure New York maple syrup. They also have many different maple products. Tomorrow will begin with a pancake breakfast at the Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department, and will also include a…

Numerous departments respond to barn fire in Berkshire

A barn fire on Hartwell Road in Berkshire on Saturday night remains under investigation by county fire investigators. The fire was first reported by a passing neighbor at about 8pm on Saturday, and remained burning for approximately five and a half hours. At the height of the blaze, approximately 50 firefighters were on scene from…

Search for Berkshire man halted

The search for the missing Berkshire man has been put on hold following the discovery of a deceased male body in a field. 58-year-old Harold Benjamin has been missing since early Monday morning. The body of the male was found yesterday morning in a field off of Turkey Hill Road in Berkshire, where Benjamin lives…

Search continues for missing Berkshire man

Authorities are continuing their search for a missing Berkshire man. 58-year-old Harold Benjamin of Turkey Hill Road has been missing since 2am on Monday. Benjamin didn’t take his keys, or wallet, and is presumed to be on foot. A picture of Harold Benjamin can be seen on our facebook page. If you have any information…

Early morning fire in Newark Valley

Several fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire on Wilson Creek Road in Newark Valley this morning. The fire was reported to 911 just before 2:30am. Newark Valley crews were first on scene. Soon after the Weltonville Fire Department, Maine Fire and EMS, Richford Fire, Berkshire Fire, and the West Corners…