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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Rome News

State starts construction on canal trail in Rome

Construction of two-and-a-half miles of new Erie Canalway Trail has begun in the City of Rome, the state Canal Corp. announced. The project has two segments. The eastern segment extends approxi... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Moe's open's tonight with RFA fund-raiser

Moe's Southwest Grill in Rome opens tonight with a $10 all-you-can-eat meal 5-8 p.m. and all proceeds donated to Rome Free Academy. A grand opening event will take place tomorrow. Moe's is movi... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

County News

Boil water order lifted in Remsen

REMSEN -- A boil water advisory for village residents has been lifted. Village officials issued the advisory Monday afternoon because of low pressure caused by work on lines on Main Street for ... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Saranac among selections at craft brewing festival

F.X. Matt Brewing Company's craft beer, Saranac, will be among selections featured at the 17th annual TAP New York Beer and Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Hunter Mountain, the company said... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Other Sports

Raiders clinch first-round bye with hockey victory

HAMDEN, Conn. ­ Colgate earned a weekend sweep to earn a first-round bye in the playoffs following their 3-1 victory over No. 5 Quinnipiac on Saturday night. With the win Colgate, which imp... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

Sports Briefs

Galliano No. 7 captures bocce tourney Galliano No. 7 was victorious in the inaugural Walt Semeniak Super four-man Bocce Tournament that was held at the Galliano Club over the weekend. The h... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

School Sports

Redskins’ stunner sets up another battle with Mills

ONONDAGA — The 10th-seeded Oriskany boys basketball team kept up its postseason playoff run with a 62-59 overtime victory over No. 3 McGraw on Sunday at Onondaga Community College to advance ... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

RFA falls to mighty West Genesee, again

UTICA — The Rome Free Academy hockey team had confidence and high hopes against their archrival West Genesee on Saturday afternoon before they squared off in yet another classic bout for the ... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014


Board OKs budget with 2.5% tax hike

After being urged by about 15 speakers including teachers and parents to undo upcoming teacher layoffs, the Board of Education narrowly approved a proposed 2014-15 budget that would rescind 26 layo... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

State education chief tours region; meets with superintendents

State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. was in the region today, visiting J.D. George Elementary School in Verona this morning, along with stops at New Hartford BOCES and the Central Valley ... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Other News

Barneveld, HP and Prospect officials to discuss new fire district

BARNEVELD -- Since the vote to dissolve Prospect Fire Department back in September, volunteer companies in Barneveld and Holland Patent have taken on the extra responsibility of responding to the f... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Fan favorites to shine in star-studded Drums Along the Mohawk lineup

It will be sort of a family reunion feel at Rome Free Academy Stadium this summer as Drum Corps International's 2014 Summer Tour makes its stop at Drums Along the Mohawk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Public Safety

Bicyclist in fair condition after accident

NEW HARTFORD -- A 44-year-old bicyclist is in fair condition this morning after a collision with a car Monday evening. Police are asking for any witnesses to step forward and call 724-7111 with... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Utica man gets 5 years in federal prison

A Utica man was sentenced to five years in federal prison after he was found with more than a pound of cocaine. Dean Steppello, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Norman A. Mordue T... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014


Stop bureaucratic belligerence

Safety is important, but the Transportation Security Association (TSA) can still apply skill and grace to assure professional consistency and courtesy on the job. Landing at Philadelphia Airpor... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Have a scientific Earth Day

A true environmentalist believes in science. An environmentalist believes Earth Day should not be dedicated to dogma, but to following evidence all the way to its conclusion. Recycling is an un... [more...]

Published: 4/22/2014

Letters to the Editor

Meat plant means new jobs

I would like to take the time to voice my opinion on the proposed meat processing plant planned in East Rome. I would first like to ask the people who signed a petition against it but never bot... [more...]

Published: 2/25/2014

No one can replace Coach Swavely

We just found out something very shocking that happened to Coach Theodore Swavely involving his positions in athletics in the Rome school district. We were told that the school district fired him f... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2014

Births & Deaths

Births — April 23, 2014

CHESEBRO --To Jason Chesebro and Stacy Miller, of Vernon, on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a daughter, Kyrah Lynn. HARDING -- To William Harding and Danielle Musachhio,... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014

Funeral notices — April 23, 2014

CATELLO— Keith Catello, 50, formerly of Rome, on April 20, 2014. Private services. Contributions to an animal shelter of your choice. COMINS— Marjorie J. Co... [more...]

Published: 4/23/2014


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