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Rome Police readies snowmobile patrols

9 hours ago

Soon the Rome Police Snowmobile Patrol sleds will be out patrolling local trails and officers want to make sure area riders use common sense to ensure a safe ride. Rome has two snowmobiles and 10 …


Santa visits Stanwix Heights

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STANWIX HEIGHTS — Santa Claus will stop for a visit at Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road, won Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. This event is free and refreshments will …

Movies — Dec. 13, 2018

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Cinema Capitol: Hitchcock: “Torn Curtain” (PG) 7. “Return of the Hero” 7:15. Rome Cinemas: “Mortal Engines” (PG-13) 7. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (PG) 5, 7:40. “Bohemian …

Meetings — Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

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Thursday Board of Estimate and Contract, 8:30 a.m. Rome Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington Street.  Jervis Public Library Trustees, 4:30 p.m. In library, 613 N. Washington St. Didymus …

Oneida County names new probation director

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Patrick Cady, deputy director of the Oneida County Probation Department since 2013, has been named its director, County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced. Cady replaces David Tomidy, who …

Misiaszek seeks to be full-time Oneida City Court judge

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Part-time appointed Oneida City Court Judge Mike Misiaszek is running for the six-year full-time city judge position expected from the pending retirement of Judge Anthony Eppolitto, he announced last …

Construction complete on Utica bridge

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Major construction on the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Burrstone Road over the North-South Arterial in Utica has been completed, according to an announcement Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced. …

Radio pioneer Helfer named winner of Hall’s Frick Award

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the “Mutual Game of the Day” in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by baseball’s Hall of …


Norma J. (Brooks) Redmond

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Norma J. Redmond, 84, of Oneida, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford. Born in Malone on August 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late …

Josephine Z. (Zmudosky) Fedun

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Josephine Z. Fedun, age 92, of Rome, passed away peacefully, on December 11, 2018, with her loving family at her side.  She was born October 11, 1926, in Lee Center, the youngest daughter of the …

Linda J. Merchant

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Linda J. Merchant, 84, of Rome, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Colonial Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Born in Rome on September 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late …
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Movie Reviews

Star dazzles in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Sunday, November 11

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a joyous celebration of all things Freddie Mercury and Queen, but it’s also the sort of musical biopic that alters history and follows familiar cliches in order to make a …

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Demolition of DeWitt Clinton Elementary

Tuesday, November 27

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Wind has pushed ice on Oneida Lake

Tuesday, November 27

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C-14 Touch and Go

Tuesday, November 27

Our Opinion
    • Give thanks for the WWII generation
      9 hours ago

      Seventy-seven years ago this month, Americans in Hawaii awoke to the sounds of mass destruction, and the sights of flames and smoke billowing …

    • All benefit when local charities thrive
      2 days ago

      We noticed an interesting item in the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal. It’s message was: All benefit when local charities thrive. The paper …

    • Paying attention while driving
      Saturday, December 8

      A safe, courteous driver used to be defined as a motorist who obeyed speed limits, watched for pedestrians and avoided drinking alcohol behind …

Letters to the Editor
    • Dance studio has had major impact on Rome’s youth
      3 days ago

      One of Rome’s long-standing treasures is the John Hayes O’Neill Studio of Dance. Make no mistake of the influence Stephan and Shauna Jackson …

    • Keep leaves inside curb line
      Wednesday, December 5

      A final word on leaf collection? Fault on both sides. The city can’t wait for some certain date to collect leaves, when they are piled up for …

    • Critical for House to change its rules
      Tuesday, December 4

      Anthony Brindisi, along with the new Democratic House majority, does have the opportunity to find effective policies to deal with the persistent …

Points of Pride
    • Committed to energy efficiency
      4 days ago

      The city is strongly committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And, this point-of-view is reflected in the city’s decision to replace …

    • Forging strong partnerships
      Monday, December 3

      Congratulations to the Oneida Indian Nation Police, the highly trained officers and staff who have served the Oneida Nation and our region for …

    • Store displays artistic efforts
      Monday, November 26

      JCPenney and Rome Free Academy should be applauded for their cooperation in displaying the students’ artistic talents on the Freedom Plaza …


Capitol screens holiday classic

9 hours ago

Rome’s Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St.) will present screenings of the 1946 Frank Capra-directed movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 15 at …

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Arts & Learning

View seeks design proposals for new addition

2 days ago

OLD FORGE — The View arts center is requesting design proposals for a new addition to its Eco Gallery, with the chosen design to be created and featured in the gallery. Design proposals must be …


Arc offers free concert Tuesday

Saturday, December 8

ONEIDA — The Arc of Madison Cortland’s SunShine Choir, Wind Dancers, and Mighty Fortress will perform their annual Holiday Concert at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Sayles Street at 7 p.m. …


Rome Y adds to fitness program leadership

4 days ago

The Rome branch of the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley has added the following fitness professionals to its leadership team to strengthen and expand its Wellness Department to better serve its members …


Garden club announces drawing winners

Friday, December 7

The winners of the McConnellsville Garden Club’s Benefit Drawing are: Bill Sweatman, Betty Bruggeman, Betsy Gout, Diane O’Rourke, Deb Allen, Emily Gembalski, Rafaela Messmer, Lu Bulawa, Martha …


Augusta Presbyterian to perform Christmas play

3 days ago

TOWN OF AUGUSTA — The children of the Augusta Presbyterian Church Sunday School, 2345 Route 26, will perform “You’ve Got Mail” as their Christmas play for 2018 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. …

Weddings and Engagements
    • Storey — Paczkowski
      2 days ago

      Barton Paczkowski and Anna C. Storey were married on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. The bride is the daughter …

    • Marriage licenses — Dec. 3, 2018
      2 days ago

      Joao Ricardo Amadeu Filho and Tessa Padgett Evanciew, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.

    • Madonia — Kerr
      Monday, November 5

      Brittany Madonia, daughter of Mike and Carrie Madonia, Lee Center, to John Kerr, son of Gary and Debra Kerr, Somers, Conn. Ms. Madonia, a …

Advancemets & Graduations