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Lab helps teachers plug into educational video games

Staley Upper Elementary school is embarking on a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics partnership with the Air Force Research Lab and Griffiss Institute. The partnership aims to spark ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Trickle-down economics doesn’t work

Why do Republicans and the corporate news media only play the "class warfare" card when someone stands up for the middle class? Here is my open letter sent to Congressman Paul Ryan: M... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Angry brother accused
of smashing computer

A 22-year-old man is accused of smashing his brother’s HP Pavilion computer in a fit of anger. Police said Shane A. Middleby, of 204 Pleasant Ave., smashed his brother’s desktop com... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Sport Briefs

Rome Family YMCA offering table tennis classes The Rome Family YMCA will be offering eight-week instructional classes for table tennis, also known as ping pong, beginning on Wednesday. The ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Harness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:55. Scholastic boys Football — West Canada Valley vs. Oriskany at Proctor, 6. Mo... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

With max 2% tax bump, county plans more funding cuts for 2012

A tax levy increase of no more than 2 percent and cuts or modifications to some cherished services and programs are likely when Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. unveils his 2012 budge... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Alan W. Samson

Alan W. Samson, 53, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 after a lengthy illness. He was born on October 5, 1957 in Rome, the son of Willard E. and Pearl Lisby Samson. Alan was a gr... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Oct. 1, 2001 To maintain the quality of life in the city, Mayor Joseph A. Griffo today unveiled a budget that will increase both spending and the property tax rate. The mayor’s ninth budg... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Harvest auction on Oct. 9

VERONA — The Seventh Day Baptist Church, 6773 Blackmans Corners Road will host its 61st annual Harvest Auction Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at 1 p.m. A large variety of wares will be availabl... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Boxes placed for food collection

Boxes for collection of non-perishable food items for the Rome Rescue Mission have placed at: Berkshire Bank Chestnut Street, Adirondack Bank on Black River Blvd, Dippin Donuts on Erie Blvd and... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Verona pork dinner aids missions

VERONA — The Verona United Methodist Church, Main Street, will host a Harvest Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. This is a family style roast pork dinner with homemade pies. Cos... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Area church services

Adas Israel Synagogue, 706 Hickory St. 337-3170. Sabbath Service, Fri. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 336-2610.Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 336... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 51 to 68 Normal Range: 44 to 65 Records: 25(1991), 89(1953) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 5.83" Rainfall for year: 40.49" Sunset today: 6:44 ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Jump start for old addresses on N. James St.

The Rome Main Streets Alliance is putting about $350,000 into a pair of buildings on the 400 block of North James Street as a starting point for its rehabilitation efforts in the neighborhood. ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Harvest dinner in Vienna

VIENNA — Vienna United Methodist Church, 2410 State Route 49, east of the "Y" hill, hosts its annual harvest supper on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-7 p.m. In addition to the turke... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Building permit

Carl Tennant, 102 Baptiste Ave. (Lot 15), $700, construct a 7-by-16-fooy open porch with a roof on the side of the existing trailer. [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Retreat for those in recovery

A weekend retreat for persons in recovery will be held from 4 p.m. Friday through noon Sunday, Oct. 9 in the Christ the King Retreat House, 500 Brookford Road, Syracuse. Father Joseph Neville, ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Thrift shop (with Halloween costumes) skips week for October Feast

HOLLAND PATENT — The Foothills Rural Community Ministry Food Pantry, Thrift Shop, and Pet Pantry will not be open on Saturday, Oct. 15, as The Holland Patent Presbyterian Church will hold its... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Trotter rallies for 1:55 triumph at Downs

VERNON — Trotter Yankee Manny followed up a stellar performance on last week at Vernon Downs with a career-fastest 1:55 fwin during Friday night’s $10,000 Open-1 trotting contest. M... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Blue Devils return from trip north with defeat

WATERTOWN — The Camden football team continued its recent slide as they suffered a 42-7 non-league setback against Watertown on Friday night for its third consecutive loss. Game details w... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Robert (Bob) C. McEwan, Jr.

UTICA/ROME — Robert C. McEwan, Jr., 84, of Rome passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Robert was born on February 1, 1927 in Utica, the son of Robert C. ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Funeral notices

DALE — Louis J. Dale, 88, of Wampsville, on Sept. 30, 2011. Services 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 304 Broad St. Oneida. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Calling ho... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Bring A Can To School Day Friday to aid CROP Walk

In an effort to support the Rome-Area CROP Walk to fight hunger, honorary chairperson Jeffrey Simons, Superintendent Rome Public Schools, has declared Friday as "Bring A Can To School Day.&quo... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

How do we respond to God’s offer?

"God offers us so much, how do we respond?" In the gospels over the past two weeks, Jesus has challenged us with vineyard parables. Last week’s parable called us to labor in the... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Loss KO’s Rome’s playoff hopes

LIVERPOOL — In the first few minutes of play on Friday night, the Rome Free Academy football team appeared to be headed for a shootout for the second straight week, this time against Class AA... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Senior nutrition menu

The nutrition program for persons age 60 and over is funded by the county Office for the Aging, state and federal grants, and contributions from participants. Meals are served Monday through Friday... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Chamber announces business sign-up for ‘Shop Rome First’

Rome businesses, services, and retailers can now sign up to be part of the 10th annual Shop Rome First Holiday Promotion. Registration will last through Oct. 14. The goal of the Rome Area Chamb... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Fire department
hosts pork dinner

Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road, will hold a pork roast dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The menu includes dressing, potatoes, greenbeans, carrots, apple sauce, cranberry,... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Building permit

Pat Gualtieri, 6331 Kolton Drive, $1,000, erect a 25-by-30-foot deck extension on the rear of the dwelling. [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Camden JV field hockey squad blanks Rome

The Camden junior varsity field hockey team captured a 1-0 shutout win over Rome Free Academy in the first round of the O’Connor Classic Tournament at the Camden Middle School on Friday. ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Camden moves on past RFA into title game

The Rome Free Academy and Camden field hockey teams battled to a 1-1 tie in the opening round of Camden’s O’Connor Classic Tournament on Friday, with the host Blue Devils moving on to c... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Vote to renovate Strough delayed
to rework numbers

The pricetag is rising and the public voting date is being pushed back for proposed Strough Middle School renovations, which could cost up to $25 million and go before voters in a Dec. 6 referendum... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Hamilton hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning ant biologist

CLINTON — E.O. Wilson, renowned biologist and researcher in myrmecology, the study of ants, will give the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture at Hamilton College at 7:30 p.m. Monda... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Unplug and Play gets earlier starting time

Jervis Library offers its next Unplug and Play game night on Wednesday starting at an earlier time of 5 p.m. in the library’s wheelchair-accessible auditorium. Librarian Peter Chien said ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

New Testament marks anniversary

Three days of events are scheduled for an anniversary celebration at the New Testament Church, 6772 Lamphear Road, starting Friday. Pastor and evangelist Adrienne Evans speaks at 7:30 p.m. Frid... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

And then there were two: Only 2 of 1,400 left
at closing time for correctional facility

In three months Oneida Correction Facility has gone from more than 900 inmates and some 500 employees to just two workers and no prisoners. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced June 30 that Oneida Co... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Meetings

MONDAY 2nd and 3rd Wards Neighborhood Watch, 6:30 p.m. Neighborworks Home Ownership Center speaker. South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St. Clinton Village Board, 7 p.m. Lumbard Memorial Ha... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Special Olympics Autumn Games scheduled Tuesday in Canastota

CANASTOTA — More than 200 athletes from Madison and Oneida counties are expected to participate in the Special Olympics Autumn Games on Tuesday at Canastota High School. Events this year ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Senators request flood
aid for Oneida County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been requested by New York’s two senators to approve individual assistance to Oneida County resident affected by flooding caused by Tropical Storm ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Two charged in fights

Two men charged in separate fights appeared in City Court on Friday, one to be sentenced and one to be arraigned. ¿ James E. Smith, 27, of 413 W. Court St., was ordered by Judge Daniel C. ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 1:37 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, N. George St., transport. 10:25 a.m. Sherrill, W. Campbell Ave., water. 1:52 p.m. Floyd, Rickmyer Road, accident/injur... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 2:01 a.m. Mappa Ave., Barneveld, assist. 2:16 a.m. Beacon Light Road, Verona, car/deer. 2:39 a.m. Route 28, Forestport, accident. 10:05 a.m. B... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:19 a.m. Route 365, car/deer. 1:48 a.m. Mappa Ave., Barneveld, assist. 5:23 a.m. Camroden Road, Floyd, fight. 8:46 a.m. Marauder Blvd., New... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Chicken and biscuits on Oct. 9

CLARK MILLS — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host a chicken and biscut dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Cost is $8, $3 for children age 6-12. Take outs are avai... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Women’s luncheon Wednesday

Rome Christian Women’s Luncheon will take place Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Franklin Hotel. Cost is $8. Reservations are requested by calling Gerry Yerman at 336-8675. [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) ­­— Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Friday in the midday drawing: Daily: 9-3-6; Lucky Sum: 18; WinFour: 9, 5, 0, 0; Lucky Sum: 14. Here the winni... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Get the rain gear out;
high in the mid 50s

Tonight — Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. Sunday — Rain likely in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Nirvana employee severs fingers in accident

BOONVILLE — An employee of Nirvana Spring Water lost parts of her fingers when her hand slipped into the chain of a conveyor belt Friday night. Anna M. Miller, 32, of Boonville, is being ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Love in murder victim’s final
words to brother

The last words shared between brothers as one of them lay dying on Lawrence Street were words of love. The younger brother of murder victim Stephen M. LaPointe shared those words in City Court ... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Doc arrested in writing, helping fill fake script

ONEIDA — A doctor is accused of writing an unlawful prescription to another person and then helping them get it filled at a pharmacy in Madison County. Police said Dr. Muftah A. Kadura, 5... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Oneida woman charged in theft
of medical supplies, credit card

ONEIDA — A 46-year-old woman is charged in two separate crimes: stealing medical supplies from the Oneida Healthcare Center and forging another person’s name on a stole credit card purc... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Choking charge

ONEIDA — A Rome man is facing multiple charges in Madison County for attacking and choking a woman. Police said William J. Burleson, 21, of North George St., choked the woman during the a... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Police log

To report an emergency; 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 12:04 a.m. W. Liberty St., noise. 12:29 a.m. Expense St., fight. 1 a.m. N. George St., domestic. 6:37 a.m. Erie Bl... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 8:40 a.m. 307 Ochab Drive, first aid. 10:31 a.m. 1591 Perimeter Road, first aid. 11:59 a.m. 6165 Dewey Road, automatic alarm. 2:06 p.m. 322 E.... [more...]

Published: 10/1/2011
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