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Thieves target unlocked cars

ONEIDA — A rash of larcenies from unlocked vehicles is under investigation by city police, and they are asking for the public’s help in catching the thieves. Police said electronics... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Jailed in theft of metals

ONEIDA — A Madison County man is accused of possessing $1,800 worth of stolen copper and brass fittings from Oneida Plumbing Supply. Police said Bruce A. Joslyn Jr., 27, of North Willow S... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

AIDS program tonight
at Utica campus of MVCC

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Club IF will host the World AIDS Day Observance 2011 from 6-8 p.m. this evening and on Thursday on it’s 1101 Shereman Drive, Utica campus. Today&rs... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 12:19 a.m. Valentine Ave., suspicious activity. 6:12 a.m. W. Sycamore St., check. 8:30 a.m. Perimeter Road, abandoned ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 8:55 a.m. 1009 N. Madison St., lift assist. 1:46 p.m. 5835 Success Drive, down wires. 2:09 p.m. North Madison and West Sycamore streets, first aid... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

5-year reduction in murder plea rejected

Accused murderer Terrence Dames claims that he did not start the fight that ended with the death of 19-year-old Stephen M. LaPointe, nor did he bring the murder weapon to the scene of the assault i... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Suspect sought in theft at nightclub

VERONA — A larceny at the Lava Nightclub at the Turning Stone Casino is under investigation by the state police. Troopers said a Hispanic male committed the larceny sometime on Oct. 15. H... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Arson probe at old Cable building

Fire in the old, abandoned Rome Cable Building Monday night may have been intentionally set. Officials are investigating that possibility after they determined that the flames were contained to a s... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Bazaar in Boonville

BOONVILLE — Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St., will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features area craftsmen, raffles, and bak... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Sheriff says daughter tried to arrange ‘hit’ on parents

A Utica woman is accused of trying to enlist the aid of several inmates at the county jail to help rob and murder her parents. Sheriff’s investigators said Kristen Klaput, 35, of the Kenn... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Hall of Fame Classic will take place one day earlier

COOPERSTOWN — The return of the fourth annual Father’s Day Weekend will be in full swing again this season, with a full slate of activities along with the move of the Hall of Fame Class... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 2:28 a.m. Park Ave., Holland Patent, open door/window. 2:37 a.m. Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, alarm. 5:59 a.m. W. Seneca St., Vernon, suspicious... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Nov. 29, 2001 Several city officials, including Mayor Joseph A. Griffo, were in New York City today for a one-day Summit on Terrorism and Public Safety. Griffo, Fire Chief Roger R. Sabia, Deput... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 7:08 a.m. Stanwix Heights and AmCare Ambulance, Route 49, accident. 10:27 a.m. Oriskany, Main St., water. 1:14 p.m. New York Mills, Clark Mills Ro... [more...]

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State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 5:59 a.m. W. Seneca St., Vernon, suspicious activity. 8:23 a.m. Taberg-Florence Road, Annsville, juvenile. 10:10 a.m. Horatio St., Deerfield, aban... [more...]

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Elks hunt historic status for club building

The local Elks Lodge is applying for a historic registry listing for its 126 W. Liberty St. site, in conjunction with seeking grants to repair and upgrade the building which has been the service cl... [more...]

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Rome author Pitoniak’s latest book examines Hall of Famer Boeheim

Rome native Scott Pitoniak has completed his latest book, "Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story." According to publisher, Triumph Books, the book tells the story of the sources of ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Tours prior to student concerts at Strough

Public tours and presentations at Strough Middle School in conjunction with next week’s $25.4 million public bonding referendum for the building will be offered tonight and Wednesday night pr... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Births

BURNS — To Nicholas Burns and Melissa Hartman, of Remsen, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a son, Oliver James. COBEY — To Kirstie Cobey, of Rome, on Friday No... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Social Security helps homeless

More than half a million Americans experience homelessness on any given night. Nearly 20 percent of them are "chronically homeless," meaning they are on the streets regularly. Social ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Free sheep, goat hoof trimming clinic offered Saturday

NEW HARTFORD — Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a hoof trimming clinic for individuals with sheep and goat interests Saturday. 4-H members from Oneida and surrounding counties are wel... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Knights have tough act to follow

The Rome Free Academy hockey team will take to the ice tonight for its season opener with a solid core group of both returners and newcomers as the Black Knights gear up for Division I play again. ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 46 to 59 Normal Range: 28 to 42 Records: 5(1951), 72(1990) Rainfall: .1" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 3.41" Rainfall for year: 48.4" Snow... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Funeral notices

COOK — Barbara Cook, 54, of Rome, on Nov. 25, 2011. Services 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Tabernacle Pentecostal Christian Center, 8086 Upper Turin Road. Burial at the convenience of the fam... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Pauline F. Richie

Pauline F. Richie, 86, of Rome, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rome, NY on April 2, 1925, daughter of the late Nick and Theresa Scicchitano Faccio... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Bridget McGarry

Bridget McGarry, 82, of Rome, passed away November 27, 2011, in Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center. She was born on August 22, 1929, in Ballyconnell, County Sligo, Ireland, the daughter of John ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Arlene K. Wolcott

CAMDEN — Arlene K. Wolcott, 97, passed away on November 23, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born May 26, 1914, a daughter of Earl and Nellie Brown Kent in Vienna, NY. Arlene gradua... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Blanche ‘Babe’ I. Snyder

CAMDEN — Blanche "Babe" I. Snyder, 91, Preston Hill Rd., passed away October 20, 2011. On August 24, 1920, she was born in Camden a daughter of Albert and Mabel Sanford Snyder. Blan... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Richard D. Copperwheat

ORISKANY — Richard D. Copperwheat, 78, of Oriskany, passed away November 20, 2011 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare. He was born September 17, 1933, in Utica, the son of Sidney and Ma... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Mary Occhipinti

Mary Occhipinti, 99, of Rome, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 at Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Healthcare facility. She was born in Dunmore, PA on January 24, 1912, daughter of the late ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Sports Briefs

Youngsters advance during Hoop Shoot event Six area youngsters advanced to the district level of free throw shooting competition after they won their respective age divisions of the annual Rome... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Big band and jazz concert Wednesday

MARCY — SUNY-IT will present a big band and jazz performance featuring Michael "Doc" Woods and friends from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center pub. Woods, professor ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... College Basketball — Colgate at Fordham, Eastern Michigan at Syracuse, 7. Scholastic boys Hockey — Clinton at RFA, 7. Scholastic girls ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Meetings

MEETING WEDNESDAY Board of County Legislators: Ways and Means Committee, 11 a.m.; board meeting, 2 p.m. Tenth floor, County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica. [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Wreaths competition raises $5,000

Approximately 300 people participated in the Festival of Wreaths and raised $5,000 for Abraham House, 1203 Kemble St., Utica, which provides a loving home free of charge for the terminally ill. ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 5, 1, 0, Lucky Sum: 6. WinFour: 2, 3, 1, 0, Lucky Sum: 6. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: ... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Clouds, scattered rain;
highs in upper 40s

Tonight — Rain. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph — Becoming south 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Wednesday — Mostly cloudy with scattered sho... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

New data examine poverty

The flaws built into the Census Bureau’s official estimates of poverty in the United States never have been a secret. Specialists in the economics of poverty -- non-profit service organizatio... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

2% rate hike in pipe for residents of troubled part-county sewer district

More money and more time. A nearly 2 percent hike is in the pipe for residents of Oriskany, Whitesboro and other components of the part-county sewer district for next year. A vote on that measu... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

Celebrate 60 years

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heck, 8330 Turin Rd., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10, 2011. Heck and the former Betty Davis were married on Nov. 10, 1951 in Center Moriches United Me... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

No chorale at concert CORRECTION

There will be no chorale when the Mohawk Valley Community Concert Band presents its annual free, public holiday performance at Rome’s Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., at 7:30 p.m. Wednes... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011

County Granger gets national award

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Published: 11/29/2011

Trash complaint unearths lapse in water billing at three cemeteries

A complaint by the mayor-elect about trash collection at his home has resulted in the realization at City Hall that three cemeteries have not been charged appropriate water bills for years. May... [more...]

Published: 11/29/2011
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