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Rochester man charged with attempted murder in Utica

12 hours ago

A Rochester man has been charged with attempted murder following the shooting on Utica’s east side, according to law enforcement officials. Police said Brandell Watkins, 35, was taken into custody …

    • Driver charged in accident
      12 hours ago

      TRENTON — A passenger was hospitalized and the driver ticketed for speeding following a one-vehicle crash on Main Street Monday evening. …

    • Shop with a Cop program hailed
      12 hours ago

      Planning is already underway for next year’s Shop with a Cop event following another successful morning of shopping sprees and delighted …

Meetings/Events

Meetings — Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2019

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Annsville Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 9196 Main St., Taberg. Augusta Town Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 185 N. Main St., Oriskany Falls. Forestport Town Board, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 12012 Woodhull …

Movies — Dec. 18, 2018

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Cinema Capitol: “A Private War” (R) 4:15. “The Mercy” 4. “Suspiria” (R) 6:45. “The Old Man & the Gun” (PG-13) 7:15. Rome Cinemas: “Mortal Engines” (PG-13) 3:50, 6:45. …

Meetings — Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

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Tuesday Camden Village Board, 6 p.m. Village offices, 57 Main Street. Lee Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 5808 Stokes-Lee Center Road.  Lewis Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town library, 5213 …
County

Fire commissioners to discuss rig purchase in special meeting

2 days ago
TOWN OF LEE — Deciding on two potential vehicle purchases for the Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department will be the topic of a special meeting of the town Board of Fire Commissioners on Tuesday …

Adirondack rail trail amendment awaits governor’s approval

4 days ago
RAY BROOK (AP) — The Adirondack Park Agency is recommending a legal change to clear the way for the state to build a 34-mile rail-trail through the heart of the Adirondacks. The APA action Friday …

DEC summer camp registrations to open in January

4 days ago
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced it will open online registration for its 2019 Summer Camps program at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Families are encouraged to …
Sports

Holland Patent girls breeze to basketball win over Clinton

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Holland Patent downed Clinton in girls basketball on Monday, 73-39, as Haedyn Roberts scored 24 for the Golden Knights and Anna Healey had 20. Roberts also grabbed 19 rebounds and had five blocks. …
Sports

Oriskany holds off Herkimer to stay unbeaten in league

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The Oriskany boys basketball team defeated Herkimer at home, 68-66, on Monday night in Center State Conference action to remain undefeated in the league John Longeretta made two free throws with …
TOUGH LOSS  — Lions head coach and Sherrill native Matt Patricia is shown on the sidelines during Sunday’s 14-13 loss to the Bills in Orchard Park. Detroit fell to 5-9 and will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive season.

Rare occurrence: No playoffs for Patricia

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ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Sherrill native Matt Patricia had no time to reflect on missing the playoffs for just the second time during 15 NFL seasons. For one, this isn’t New England, where the rookie …

Casting call at Clinton Arena for local hockey players

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CLINTON — Slater Brothers Entertainment will hold a local open casting call at Clinton Arena for hockey players interested in being principals or extras in a “major motion picture” that will …
Obituaries

Bessie M. Walker

2 days ago
Bessie M. Walker, 87, of Williamstown, NY with her family members at her side passed peacefully into her eternal home with the Lord on December 15, 2018. She was born on February 20, 1931 in …

Newell Fiske Wagoner

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BOONVILLE — Newell Fiske Wagoner, 98, a native and lifelong resident of Boonville, beloved husband of Evelyn, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in the comfort of his home. Mr. Wagoner was …

Meezan Tallim

2 days ago
Meezan Tallim passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2018 at the age of 89 in Ottawa, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband, Mohammed, and son Raza. She will be dearly missed by her children, Gibran …
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Movie Reviews

‘Green Book’ is a true delight

3 days ago

A possible Oscar contender, “Green Book” is a heart-warming film about the power of friendship and putting racism in its place. Pretty much everything in the movie is made to be enjoyable, from …

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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

Opinion
Our Opinion
    • Clear up the laws overseeing works of art
      5 days ago

      The tug-of-war over a bronze sculpture more than 2,000 years old is the latest in a long string of disputes between museums with priceless works …

    • Give thanks for the WWII generation
      Thursday, December 13

      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
      Wednesday, December 12

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

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • MVCC-Rome steps up
      2 days ago

      We want to give a yule salute to the Rome Student Activities group at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus for donating $1,000 worth …

    • Committed to energy efficiency
      Monday, December 10

      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 …

Living

Rome YMCA welcomes new teen wellness, conditioning coach

12 hours ago

Autumn Swavely, a certified strength and conditioning coach certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), has joined the Rome YMCA staff as the facility’s new teen …

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Arts & Learning

View seeks design proposals for new addition

Wednesday, December 12

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 …

Entertainment

Capitol screens holiday classic

Thursday, December 13

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 …

Health

Rome Y adds to fitness program leadership

Monday, December 10

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 …

Home

Sign-up for January Food $en$e Dec. 21

5 days ago

Registration for the January Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire …

Religion

Christmas play in Augusta Sunday

4 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. Sunday, Dec. 16.  …

Seniors
Weddings and Engagements
    • Storey — Paczkowski
      Wednesday, December 12

      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
      Wednesday, December 12

      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