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REMINDERS: Tonight, 8 p.m. Symphony Syracuse conducted by Hamilton’s Heather Buchman featuring horn player Julia Pilant, longtime former principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony, Wellin Ha... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

1,400 job gain over one year for region

The number of local jobs grew from October 2010 to last month, according to state Labor Department statistics released today. For the 12-month period ending October 2011, the non-agricultural j... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Fusco’s win by 81 votes under challenge by Brown

With an 81-vote "mandate" in hand, Rome mayor-elect Joseph R. Fusco Jr. is preparing to take office. Meanwhile, the Republican incumbent who lost by a whisker is calling for a recount rat... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

‘Backstage’ will be on stage
in Westmoreland Friday, Saturday

WESTMORELAND — Westmoreland High School Drama presents the comedy play "Backstage" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 f... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

A sensible ‘Yes’ for Strough

Please vote on Tuesday, December 6, for the repairs for Strough Middle School. When you do, consider which makes more sense: to spend $137,130 dollars over 15 years, spread over all school district... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

‘Battle of Badges’ at arena Nov. 26 with RPD & UPD for Bobby Page Foundation

The Bobby Page Foundation will host its annual hockey game fund-raiser at the Kennedy Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26. This year will feature a Battle of the Badges on Ice, pitting the Rome Police Depar... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Vehicle recovered, neighbor charged

NEW HARTFORD — A 44-year-old woman is accused of stealing an acquaintance’s 1999 Ford Ranger from his Oneida Street driveway. Police said Joan I. Barto, 44, of Chadwicks, took a nei... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Sports Calendar

Friday’s Schedule... Professional Harness racing — Vernon Downs, first post, 6:55. Hockey — American Hockey League: Hershey at Syracuse, 7:30. College Hockey &... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, . WHERE: BAE Systems at Griffiss Institute, 474 Phoenix Drive, Griffiss Business and Technology Park. QUOTA: 28 pints Appointments preferred 1-800-733-... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Meetings

MEETING FRIDAY Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, 8 a.m. EDGE offices, 584 Phoenix Drive, Griffiss Business and Technology Park. [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Wednesday in the midday drawing: Daily: 6, 6, 5; Lucky Sum: 17; WinFour: 1, 4, 9, 0; Lucky Sum: 14. Here are the winn... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Snow showers with possible accumulation of 4 to 6"

Tonight — Snow showers. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. Friday — Mostly cloudy... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Swing City Concert Sunday

The Swing City Concert will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m., featuring guest tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama in a tribute to Syracuse great Sal Nistico. It’s in The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

‘Evening with Groucho’ Sunday
on Capitol Theatre stage

Internationally acclaimed actor and comedian Frank Ferrante will bring his "Evening With Groucho" show to the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St. on Sunday at 6 pm. The program stars Fer... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Pitch for $25M Strough rehab tied to 97.8% financing from state

Rome school district staffers and Board of Education members rallied to defend an upcoming $25.4 million Strough Middle School bonding referendum after a former board candidate said this is a bad e... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Men’s conference includes area musicians

The men’s "Iron Sharpens Iron" Conference will be held in North Syracuse Saturday and include area musicians. The "National Men’s Equipping Conferences" event wi... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

DEC says it will continue testing deer for chronic wasting disease

ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will continue testing deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) this fall, taking samples from deer that hunters harvest. Deer and... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Remsen girls look to make history

REMSEN — It has been an unbelievable ride for the Remsen girls soccer team. With two more wins, which would give them a perfect 20-0 record, the Lady Rams can achieve new heights to their... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Westmoreland modified squads win and lose

CLINTON — The Westmoreland modified volleyball A Team recorded a 2-1 victory, while the Westmoreland B Team dropped a 3-2 decision in season-opening matches against Clinton on Wednesday. ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Sports Briefs

Table tennis tournament to be held in Utica UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Table Tennis Club will hold the USATT-sanctioned the MVTTC 2011 Thanksgiving Open tournament on Saturday at the Jewis... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Malone Letter

I would like to let you know what an amazing day I had. First I will start by telling you about myself. I am an Air Force wife . My husband is currently in basic training in Texas. So as you ca... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Goodies galore at RACC’s Holiday House

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Published: 11/17/2011

‘Cleanroom’ supplier to bring 25 jobs

MARCY — An Arizona-based maker of computer-related "cleanroom" supplies will move its headquarters to the SUNY-IT campus, creating about 25 local jobs as part of the college’s... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Floyd chief saluted for cause and origin fire work

CLINTON — Floyd Fire Chief Daniel Schwertfeger received the county Arson Task Force’s Distinguished Service Award at the groups annual seminar on Wednesday. Schwertfeger received th... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Pessimistic about mandate relief, county OKs budget; Health Department in peril

After numerous complaints about the cost of state mandates, Oneida County legislators voted 19-7 Wednesday in favor of a $360.5 million budget for next year. The spending plan increases the amo... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Music Society
concert Sunday

The next program in the Chamber Music Society of Utica concert series: is the Adaskin String Trio with guest Thomas Gallant, oboe at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Munson-Willliams-Proctor Arts Institute,... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Angel Band returns to KAC Friday

CLINTON — Three women called Angel Band, whose last visit to the Kirkland Art Center (KAC) Coffeehouse rocked the house, will return on Friday at 8 p.m. with their powerhouse back-up band. ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Sauquoit show Saturday, Sunday

SAUQUOIT — The 33rd annual Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Sauquoit Middle School. The juried, &q... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Director speaks before showing
‘Life and Debt’

The HeartSoul Ekonomia Institute presents Stephanie Black, Cannes Festival Award-winning documentary filmmaker from New York City, speaking about her film Life and Debt before showings of the film ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Symphony Summit Group
lists ‘guiding principles’

CLINTON — A group is working to form a new professional orchestra for the region. The Symphony Summit Group is composed of representatives of a broad range of colleges, universities, and ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Clarkson, Keith first in 2012
at Event Center

VERONA — Turning Stone Resort Casino has announced the first two shows of 2012 for The Event Center. They are: ¿ Kelly Clarkson on the Stronger Tour with Matt Nathanson, Thursday... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Marcy cuts taxes by shifting two accounts

MARCY — In 2012, the Town of Marcy will reduce taxes by $10,000, slashing its budget by 1.2 percent. The budget, approved by the Town Board on Oct. 27 unanimously in a 5-0 vote, is for $4... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

MythBusters due March 28

SYRACUSE — Tickets are on sale for the new, live show "MythBusters: Behind the Myths," starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Free concert at Colgate Sunday

HAMILTON — Sundayat 3:30 p.m. the Colgate Concert Choir and Women’s Ensemble will present a free, public concert of choral music under the direction of James D. Niblock.  It&rs... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Building permit

LJ & RJ Fazio, 908 Calvert St., $20,000, remove 12-by-18-foot garage and replace with new 30-by-30-foot garage. [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Rash of burglaries probed

Several overnight break-ins to various businesses in northern Oneida County are being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Captain James McCarthy said Okey Dokey’s Restaurant on Ne... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Crawling freight clips car

No one was injured when a slow-moving freight train clipped the rear bumper of a passing car on Erie Boulevard East Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials said the car sustained minor damage at ab... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

County Airport weather report for Wednesday

Temperatures: 36 to 53 Normal Range: 32 to 49 Records: 6(1967), 68(2005) Rainfall: 0.15" Monthly rainfall: 1.62" Rainfall for year: 46.6" Sunset today: 4:36 ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Funeral notices

CHOMKA — Jacqueline Chomka, 79, of New Hartford, on Nov. 16, 2011. Services are private. Arrangements by the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St. ENGBORG — Janice S. Eng... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Heroin ring busted in 2-year probe

NEW HARTFORD — A large-scale heroin distribution ring that spread through Utica, Sherrill, Waterville and throughout the county was busted this fall, leading to charges against five different... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Evelyn Rothdiener

ROME — Evelyn Rothdiener, 65, joined God on November 16, 2011 in the comfort of her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on May 8, 1946 in Albany, NY to the late Theodore... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Facebook helps track purse-snatcher

When a cell phone, credit cards and cash were stolen out of a woman’s purse at a tavern in Utica, she turned to her Facebook community for help in catching the thief. It didn’t take... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Benton Lewis Grant

Benton Lewis Grant, 44, of Los Angeles, CA, and formerly of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2011. He was born March 13, 1967 in Rome, NY. Benton attended Oriskany Central Schools. He ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

John E. (Jack) Wendt

John E. (Jack) Wendt, 86, of Rome, passed away November 16, 2011 in Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born November 27, 1924, in Rome, the son of Karl and Maude Sykes Wendt. He was a graduate of Veron... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

John W. ‘Jack’ Hofmeister

CLINTON — John Walter "Jack" Hofmeister, a longtime resident of Clinton and owner of a farm on Brimfield St., died Monday, November 14, 2011, with his companion by his side, at the ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:38 a.m. Oriskany Blvd., Whitestown, domestic. 1:07 a.m. Main St., Western, car/deer. 6:08 a.m. Route 46, Verona, accident. 7:56 a.m. W. ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Chainsaws stolen in Lewis County

LOWVILLE — Several chainsaws were stolen from Yancey’s Sales and Service after the front door was forced open Tuesday night. Lewis County sheriff’s deputies said thieves force... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Wednesday 2:09 a.m. Wunsch Ave., suspicious vehicle. 2:16 a.m. W. Dominick St., suspicious vehicle. 7:04 a.m. crossing guard ... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:02 p.m. 95 Cherrywood Lane, lift assist. 12:50 p.m. 145 Erie Blvd. East, car/train. 12:53 p.m. 1313 Floyd Ave., first aid. 2:23 p.m. 302... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Anthony J. Ferris

Anthony J. Ferris, 88, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born in Utica, NY, on May 21, 1923, son of the late Charles and Jenny Tadie Ferris. Anth... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:07 a.m. Yorkville, House of the Good Shepherd, Whitestown, assault. 12:23 a.m. Edwards Ambulance, Champlin Ave., Whitestown, transport. 5:13... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 3:06 a.m. Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, alarm. 3:06 a.m. Stuhlman Road, Vernon, domestic. 3:47 a.m. Higby Road, New Hartford, investigate. 5:... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Camden holds tax line; town justice appointed

TOWN OF CAMDEN — A 2012 town budget with no general tax rate change for the 46th straight year has been approved by the Town Board in a 5-0 vote, said Supervisor Daniel Yerdon, while the boar... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Rescue Mission director speaks Sunday in Lee Center

LEE CENTER — The Lee Center United Methodist Church, 5531 Lee Center-Taberg Road, will host speaker Matt Miller, director of the Rome Rescue Mission, on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the chu... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Musical programs offered at Hamilton College

CLINTON — The Hamilton College Music Department has "an exciting calendar of student and faculty performance" scheduled for the fall semester, department officials said. Perform... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Nov. 17, 2001 The inventory of all items donated to the Erie Canal Village will soon be done. Then, the city will lease them to a company chosen to buy the village. Christmas is a religious... [more...]

Published: 11/17/2011
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