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NYC bus trip ticket sales start

HERKIMER — The Herkimer County Historical Society is selling tickets to its annual Holiday Bus Trip to New York City, which will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The price will be $55 before Oct. 31, the... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Oct. 12, 2011 VERONA — Construction on the $1.35 million water project set to begin on Monday has been delayed. Expansion of water service to 360 households may have to wait until summer ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Osama bin Ladin’s driver’s lawyer to speak

SYRACUSE — Le Moyne College hosts a talk by Charles Swift at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Grewen Auditorium. His talk, titled "The Rule of Law in the War on Terrorism," is free and open to... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Railway Historical program Friday

NEW HARTFORD — The Utica and Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran Church on the corner of French and Burrstone Roads. ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Carolina for Kibera founder speaks

Former Marine Capt. Rye Barcott, author of "It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace," will speak about the contradictory worlds of social entrepreneurship and milita... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Graduates

Joslyn Marie Soule, of Clinton, graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in the summer term. Soule received a master’s of science degree in exercise and health studies. [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Collection at banks aids area food pantries

Berkshire Bank has collected nearly 9,000 pounds of food to support more than 50 food pantries as part of its fourth annual companywide food drive. The drive ran Sept. 12-23 in connection with ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Promotion benefits Food Bank of CNY

SHERRILL — Oneida Company Store and Clearance Center is offering a "Spoonful for Hunger" — a promotion to help fight hunger in Upstate New York. The promotion will benefit... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Revenue from real estate requires 5-vote approval from Council

A long list of properties the city plans to sell after taking them for delinquent taxes almost a year ago is up for approval by the Common Council tonight. The transactions would generate more than... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Morning showers likely;
highs in mid 60s

Tonight — Rain. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Thursday — Cloudy. Showers likely — Mainly in the mornin... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Tuesday Evening: Daily: 9, 4, 3, Lucky Sum: 16. WinFour: 0, 9, 6, 5, Lucky Sum: 20. Mega Millions: 25, 34, 38, 44, 56, Mega Ball: 27. ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

‘Ethical Eating’ among classes
at preserve

TOWN OF RUSSIA — You can learn about "Ethical Eating" from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shawangunk Nature Preserve, 255 Shawangunk Road off Pardeeville Road, in Herkimer Count... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Literacy Volunteers seeks tutors

Literacy Volunteers of America/Midyork Inc. is presenting a tutor training workshop in Basic literacy. Literacy Volunteers are recruiting tutors to work one on one with adult learners needing b... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Adirondack Chorus starts rehearsals
for two concerts

The Adirondack Community Chorus begins rehearsals for two concerts on Sunday afternoon at 2 and 3 p.m. respectively, at the Forest Presbyterian Church, Center Street, Lyons Falls. The 2 p.m. pr... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Former Romans sponsor Clarkson Scholarships

Clarkson University alumnus John "Jack" Eikenberg — Class of 1959 — and his wife, Joyce (Peck), of Bonita Springs, Fla., and formerly of Rome, have provided a $25,000 gift to ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Rome lab, DFAS reps to attend sentry session on federal cuts

A meeting of statewide business, community and military leaders will be hosted Friday in Syracuse by U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand to help defend military installations against another round of c... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Out-sourcing health care opposed by county nurses

Fears about privatizing two public health programs were voiced by five of the 12 speakers at the first of three county budget hearings. "We educate. We protect the public," Lisa Malin... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Scholastic boys Soccer — RFA at Fayetteville-Manlius, 6. Scholastic girls Soccer — RFA at Henninger, 6:30. Swimming and diving — Th... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Town will absorb county tax hike

TOWN OF LEE — For the second time in three years, the town plans to foot the bill on an upcoming county property tax increase in Lee, so that residents’ 2012 county taxes would not chan... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

‘Oasis of no taxes’ for 30th year in Lee Town relies on $1.1 million in revenue from county sales tax share; balks at book aid to Jervis library

TOWN OF LEE — The town’s long streak of no general taxes is about to reach the "big 3-0." The proposed 2012 town budget calls for no general fund or highway fund taxes for... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Six months jail for Dote

Former chairman of the county Independence Party, John Dote, pleaded guilty in County Court this morning to using nearly $60,000 in political donations for his own personal use. Dote, 59, of Fi... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

United effort saved Rome DMV

I’m writing to thank every person and business who called their representative, signed our petition or took our petition to solicit signatures on our behalf. Our voices were heard as Oneida C... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Titantic exhibit opens Saturday

OSWEGO — The H. Lee White Marine Museum unveils a new, temporary exhibit entitled "Titanic: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary." The exhibit will run Saturday through Tuesday, Nov.... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Abolition Symposia Oct. 22

HAMILTON — The National Abolition Hall Of Fame And Museum holds an Abolition Symposia Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Golden Auditorium in Little Hall on Lally Lane, Colgate University. Program... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

$32,814 lottery winner

A Rome woman is more than $30,000 richer after winning the Take Five game from the New York State Lottery this month. Lottery officials said Christine Vecchio-Flaun won $32,814 in a drawing on ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Accused of shooting vehicle with BB gun

ONEIDA — A Madison County man is accused of shooting another person’s motor vehicle with a BB gun. Police said Ronald J. Purcell Jr., 45, of Brooks Street, fired the BB gun across t... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Texting driver hits utility pole

A 28-year-old woman texting behind the wheel was hospitalized Tuesday night when her car drifted off East Bloomfield Street and into a utility pole. Police said Danielle N. LaPorte, of 811 Hard... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Shoplifting charged

ONEIDA — A Rome woman is charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart in Madison County. Police said Kim M. Couch, 22, of North Madison Street, was charged with petty larceny on Oct. 7 accused of... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Benefit for dog owner; ex-trooper’s shooting case heads to grand jury

A fund raiser will be held in Utica later this month for the man whose dog was shot and killed on a walking trail in Trenton this summer. Meanwhile, a grand jury is expected to hear the case as... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Auto strikes rear of motorcycle

WHITESTOWN — A 67-year-old motorcyclist is in good condition this morning after his bike was rear-ended by another vehicle on Halsey Road Tuesday afternoon. Police said Raymond Tefft, of ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Utican picked up on warrant

A 21-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-companion and pouring alcohol on her head on East Dominick Street. Police said Jeffrey D. Blount, of 935 Sunset Ave., Utica, showed up at his ex... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Endangerment charged in head-slams

TOWN OF MARTINSBURG — Accused of slamming an 11-year-old girl to the floor has led to multiple charges for a Lewis County man. Sheriff’s deputies said Benjamin J. Lehman, 26, of 633... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Jailed on bail in identity scrap

LYONS FALLS — A Lewis County woman is accused of fighting with law enforcers Saturday when they accused her of lying about a stolen identity. Sheriff’s deputies said Brandy Trimm, 3... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Tuesday 12:14 a.m. W. Liberty St., suspicious activity. 12:15 a.m. River St., music. 12:52 a.m. E. Dominick St., domestic. ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 11:20 a.m. 146 W. Dominick St., first aid. 11:45 a.m. Ridge Mills Elementary School, Rome-Westernville Road, structure fire. 1:03 p.m. 143 N. Was... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 6:36 a.m. New Hartford, Sitrin Lane, alarm. 10:51 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, McAvoy Ave., transport. 2:12 p.m. New York Mills and COCVAC Ambulance, S... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 1:14 a.m. Prospect St., Vernon, attempt to locate. 6:57 a.m. Hall Road, Vienna, juvenile. 8:08 a.m. Route 31, Vernon, alarm. 8:20 a.m. Route ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 1:48 a.m. Genesee St., Utica, vehicle recovered. 2:24 a.m. Prospect St., Vernon, missing person. 6:57 a.m. Hall Road, Vienna, juvenile. 8:08 ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

State nurse accused of disconnecting client’s breathing tube in dispute

A registered nurse at the state Developmental Disabilities home on Old Oneida Road is accused of unplugging a client’s breathing tube during a dispute. Betsy Loughlin, 30, of 20 Fairfax P... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

County Airport weather report for Tuesday

Temperatures: 50 to 75 Normal Range: 44 to 65 Records: 28(1956), 76(2003) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 7.14" Rainfall for year: 41.8" Sunset today: 6:24 ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Joan M. Dukett

Joan M. Dukett, 71, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving family at her side. She was born on August 28, 1940, in Rom... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Funeral notices

CUSHMAN — James Robert Cushman Sr., 76, of N. Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Floyd, on Oct. 1, 2011. Services were held on Oct. 7 in Florida. Burial is planned for Townsend Cemetery, Marcy... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Rally for the frustrated goal of ‘Occupy Utica’

It started with Occupy Wall Street in New York City and has spread to cities across the country including Boston and Philadelphia, as well as nations across the globe. Now a local coalition wil... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Bulldogs modified team claims win

The Westmoreland boys modified soccer team picked up a 7-3 triumph over Clinton on Tuesday. Zach Dunning and Nick Drake were Westmoreland’s leading scorers with two goals apiece. Steven K... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Lady Black Knights claim victory over HP

The Rome Free Academy girls tennis team tuned up for their upcoming sectional game scheduled for this afternoon at Auburn by shutting out visiting Holland Patent, 7-0, in a non-league contest on Tu... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

State Legion Auxiliary president visits Saturday

CAMDEN — State American Legion Auxiliary President Ann Geer will make her annual visitation to Oneida County with a luncheon in her honor at the Arthur S. Moran Post Saturday, Oct. 15. Ge... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Gadgets & Gizmos program Oct. 20

CLINTON — Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, in St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams St. at 10 a.m. The program is Gadgets & Gizmos, with guild members d... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Aphasia group meets

The Aphasia Support Group at Presbyterian Homes & Services, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, meets in the Emmaus room the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. For information con... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Poet Pollock reads
at Hamilton Oct. 20

CLINTON — Prize-winning poet Iain Haley Pollock will read from his work on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m., in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center, at Hamilton College. The free, public eve... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Fumarola talks about Utica book

Author Mario Fumarola will premiere the final book in his East Utica trilogy, "The Last of the First" at the Oneida County Historical Society at 1 p.m. Saturday. This free event will ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Powder Horn program Thursday

WESTERNVILLE — "Exploration of an American Folk Art: The Engraved Powder Horn" is the topic of the free, public program at the meeting of the Town of Western Historical Society. ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Utica Art Association show in Herkimer

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College’s Cogar Gallery will feature the Utica Art Association show from through Nov. 10. A free, public opening reception will be held Friday from ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

DPN slates Nov. 26 Radio City bus trip

BOONVILLE — The Dodge Pratt Northam Art & Community Center of will host a "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 26. The cost of the show... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Panel discussion
on economy Oct. 20

SYRACUSE — The Madden Institute for Business Education at Le Moyne College will host a panel discussion on "Current and Future State of the U.S. Economy and the Outlook for Central New Y... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Sacred Harp singing convention in Barneveld

BARNEVELD — Admission is free for the 23rd Annual New York State Sacred Harp (shape note singing) Convention in Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave., Saturday and Sunday. The event is 10 a.m. ... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Radio club meets Oct. 20

BOONVILLE — The Boonville Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the white building behind main street stores in the Municipal parking lot. Anyone interested in amateur radi... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

19th century Leisure exhibit opens

ONEIDA —  Sunday from 1-3 p.m., the Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St., marks the opening of the exhibit entitled, "19th Century Leisure in Madison County" by host... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

VeteranImages.org founder speaks at county historical dinner

The Madison County Historical Society features "Every Veteran has a Story" with VeteranImages.org founder retired Maj. John Ready at its annual dinner Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Hamilton Inn,... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Meetings

THURSDAY Board of Estimate and Contract, 3 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St. Jervis Public Library Trustees, 4:30 p.m. In library, 613 N. Washington St. Oneida Cou... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

Dip in natural gas prices joins trend at fuel pumps

Natural gas customers of National Grid should see a drop of up to 8 percent in the cost to heat their homes this winter, the utility said today. Another recent trend in energy savings, the pump... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011

William Michael Marinan

William Michael Marinan, age 93, formerly of Rome, New York, and Elmira, NY, passed away Wednesday, 5 October, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was born 28 October 1917, to the late Anna Elizabe... [more...]

Published: 10/12/2011
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