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Rome modified squads open with victories

The Rome Orange modified girls basketball team posted 47-6 triumph over Donovan Middle School in its season opener on Tuesday. Rome Black edges VVS In other girls modified basketball action... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

NACCP youth drive

The Utica / Oneida County Branch of the NAACP is kicking off a youth membership drive in conjunction with its holiday meeting Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Loretto Center on Kemble Str... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

County wants to pick from bigger crop for market master’s job

The county is making a second attempt to attract plans to promote and grow the public market started this summer by the county in Utica. The initial request for proposals drew only two response... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Sports Briefs

Hall of Fame writer Anderson donates items CANASTOTA — Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and 2008 Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Dave Anderson donated boxing books, programs ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Medical services outsourced at jail; Current staff can apply for new jobs

WHITESTOWN — The county has awarded a three-year contract to Correctional Medical Services Inc. to provide health-care services at the jail. The agreement is worth about $2.175 million in... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Zoo offers Saturday programs

Educators at the Utica Zoo will hold a winter program every Saturday throughout December and January from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All programs are free with zoo admission which is $4.25 for adults, $... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

20% of kids in county live in poverty, says Census

More than 20 percent of children ages 5-17 in Oneida County were living in poverty in 2010, with increased numbers since 2007 in seven of the county’s 14 public school districts, according to... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Menacing charged in pistol threat at parking lot

A 20-year-old man is accused of threatening a woman with a pistol in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Harley D. Longamore, of 5027 West Ava Road, was released on his own recognizance by City Court Jud... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Reed graduates

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Olney graduates

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Knights hit the ice running in win over rival Clinton

The new Rome Free Academy hockey season got off to a riveting start on Tuesday in front of a packed house at Kennedy Arena. RFA, which fell in the Section III Division I championship game last ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Sleeping Beauty snatched!

Either "Sleeping Beauty" suddenly awoke and left on her own, or she was stolen from her castle on the lawn of the Justice Building. The ornament, part of the Trinkaus village along North ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Don’t forget, Santa arrives Friday night!

The city’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held Friday evening at Veterans and Gansevoort Parks on North James Street. The fun gets under way at 5:30 p.m. with carols and music,... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Emergency appeal for ‘Holiday Angels’

AIDS Community Resources in Utica has been overwhelmed with requests for assistance from families and is sending out an emergency appeal for 47 additional "Holiday Angels" to help fill th... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Alarming increase in county of HIV and AIDS cases

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, a reminder that the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS epidemic continues. There are currently 70 million people across the globe who are infected with a virus... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Robert J. Money, Sr.

Robert J. Money, Sr., 84, formerly of Sleepy Hollow Road, Rome, passed away,Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Colonial Rehabilitation Park and Nursing Center. He was born August 8, 1927 in Rome... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Funeral notices

COPPERWHEAT — Richard D. Copperwheat, 78, of Oriskany, on Nov. 20, 2011. Services 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Whitesboro. Buria... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Births

SMOYER — To Matthew and Michelle Defazio Smoyer, of Sherrill, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a son, Dylan Matthew. STACY — To John IV and Anne Pope Stacy, of... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Nov. 30, 2001 Mayor Joseph A. Griffo — just back from a Summit on Terrorism and Public Safety in New York City — wants to form an "incident team" in Rome as soon as possib... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

‘Living history’ gains a buzz at Fort Stanwix

Colder weather has driven the buzz of winged tenants at Fort Stanwix National Monument out of sight, but not out of mind for fort officials. Honey bees who built a nest within a fort barracks l... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Melda Rose Secor

SYLVAN BEACH — Melda Rose Secor, 71, of 16th Avenue, passed away Monday Nov 28, 2011 at Rome Memorial Hospital . She was born Aug 8, 1940 in Hermon, NY a daughter of T. Clifford and Eva Hiltc... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Laura M. (Cable) Seelman

Laura M. (Cable) Seelman, 90, of Steuben, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2011 in Rome Center (Stonehedge Nursing Home). She was born on August 18, 1921 in Steuben, a daughter of... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

County Airport weather report for Tuesday

Temperatures: 50 to 62 Normal Range: 28 to 42 Records: 9(1955), 68(2005) Rainfall: .62" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 4.03" Rainfall for year: 49.02" Sn... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Syracuse at Adirondack, 7. Scholastic girls Volleyball — Ilion at Adirondack, 7. Note: The ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

‘The Queen’s Man’ mystery topic of free discussion on Dec. 8

Jervis Public Library’s "Mystery á la Carte" Book Group discusses the medieval mystery, "The Queen’s Man" by Sharon Kay Penman Thursday, Dec. 8, from noon until... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Art gallery opens Saturday

HAMILTON — The grand opening reception for Broad Street Gallery, 10 Broad St., will be held on Saturday from 5 -8 p.m. The Hamilton Center for the Arts is expanding to include this fine a... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Group show opens Dec. 7

SYRACUSE — Szozda Gallery, 501 West Fayette St., features "The Art of Gift Giving," a group show of new works by known favored artists, Dec. 7-24. A reception is planned for Dec. 9,... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Cable fire probe continues as owners button-up hulk

Investigation is continuing into who set the fire, and why, at the old Rome Cable Building Monday night. Meanwhile, the property owners are working to secure the site to keep anyone else from g... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Local attorneys accused of ‘festival of perjury’

Two local attorneys have been accused by a U.S. Magistrate Judge of participating in a "festival of perjury" at an appeal hearing on an 18-year-old Utica murder. Judge Victor Bianchin... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Parole hearing for sex offender postponed

WHITESTOWN — A parole hearing to determine whether or not serial rapist Robert Blainey should be returned to state prison has been postponed until January. Meanwhile, prosecutors said evi... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Possible ‘suspicious’ fire at Yorkville Skate-A-Rama

A small fire in a storage area at the Skate-A-Rama roller rink in west Utica early this morning is under investigation for possible arson. Yorkville Fire Chief Joseph Morosco said a pile of old... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Accident time wrong CORRECTION

A Nov. 17 motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North George and West Locust streets, involving drivers Deborah Adamo and Catherine J. Wilcox, occurred at 7:26 a.m. Adamo was ticketed for r... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Troopers looking for runaway teen

A 17-year-old runaway is believed to be staying in the Rome area, and law enforcers are asking for help in locating him. Lowville-based state police said Truman J. Tennant ran away from his fos... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Tuesday 12:05 a.m. N. James St., contempt. 12:27 a.m. Cayuga St., suspicious activity. 12:44 a.m. E. Whitesboro St., domestic... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 9:33 a.m. 160 Brooks Road, investigate. 11:23 a.m. 220 S. Madison St., first aid. 1:36 p.m. 301 N. James St., first aid. 9:14 p.m. 400 block ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Book signing at 100-year-old Chanatry’s Saturday

In his book, "Chanatry’s Market; 100 Years & Counting," local historian and author Malio J. Cardarelli in collaboration with current storeowner and CEO William G. Chanatry, highligh... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Remsen holiday readings Tuesday

REMSEN — Tuesdayat 3 p.m. Mrs. Jody Roos and Mrs. Terri Judycki will return to the Didymus Thomas Library, 9639 Main St., for their annual holiday readings. The event was a "delight ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Holiday Craft Fair two days at Turning Stone

VERONA — Skilled artisans will gather for the 14th annual American Indian Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resor... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Adirondack photos show opens Friday

OLD FORGE — An exhibition of "monumental proportions and impact," "Adirondack View Finders: Farb, Bowie, Battaglia, Heilman" is comprised of work from the most influential... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Open Barn Shearing Day Saturday

VERONA — Liberty Ridge Farm, 6175 Greenway-Lowell Road, will hold its free, public annual Open Barn Shearing Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can come see all the animals, in... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

KEYS therapy program gets $7,500 award

SHERRILL — The Tony Stewart Foundation has selected the KEYS Program as one of their top 40 Grant Accelerator Charities in the U.S. and has granted KEYS an award of $7,500 to bring hope to ch... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Area musicians play at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, PA. — For almost 100 years, Gettysburg College students have been performing in musical groups at Gettysburg. The college has a long tradition of excellence in performance and off... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Unplug and Play switches to Tuesday in December

Jervis Public Library holds its next Unplug and Play game night from 5-8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the wheelchair-accessible auditorium. The Unplug and Play program features face-to-face tabletop game... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Taxpayers deserve a break

A recent report about our schools not scoring satisfactory in educational skills is extremely upsetting. Maybe the State Education Department is reaching beyond expectations. Due to this, it is my ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Tuesday in the midday drawing: Daily: 5, 4, 3; Lucky Sum: 12; WinFour: 1, 0, 3, 6; Lucky Sum: 10. Here are the winnin... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Pleasant, cooler with
highs in the mid 40s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers in the evening then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 5... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Meetings

THURSDAY Rome Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, special meeting, 5 p.m., Liberty Gardens, 200 N. Levitt St. Madison-Oneida Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services Board o... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Quilts program in Historical Society

Clinton resident Joan Klossner will present "Quilts: Narratives of Women and History" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St., Utica. Admission is $2.... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Saturday WHERE: American Red Cross chapter offices, 303 W. Liberty St. Appointments preferred: 1-800-733-2767. [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Books, CDs donated to institute

CLINTON — Liberty Fund, an independent educational organization devoted to "the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals," has given the Alexander Hamilto... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Bookstore events for children Saturday

HAMILTON — The Colgate Bookstore will be celebrating Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3 Utica Street. This free drop-in event is open to children o... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Dog tells about walk with cancer

FORESTPORT —"I have learned that you can make it through anything with the help of faith, family and friends. A long walk now and then helps too!" Tasha the dog sums up what she... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Wreath, kissing ball classes slated

TOWN OF RUSSIA — You can make a balsam wreath Saturday at the Shawangunk Nature Preserve, 255 Shawangunk Road off Pardeeville Road, in Herkimer County. Call 826-7405 to attend. Scheduled ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Fusco’s slim win should hold, says official

Mayor-elect Joseph R. Fusco is more confident than ever that enough of his 81-vote majority will withstand court scrutiny next week to make the Conservative Party candidate Rome’s 39th chief ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Inky rules and taboo tattoos for county and city employees

Tattoos are increasingly seen in the workplace, but there are some limits for body art on Oneida County deputies and corrections officers. And some exceptions, too. In general, a no-visible tat... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Baseball bat assault victim tells of earlier confrontation

The 21-year-old man who was beaten with a baseball bat on Floyd Avenue told law enforcers that he had just broken up a fight between his assailant and another man. Police said the victim was ho... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:46 p.m. Vineall Ambulance, BOCES, Verona, transport. 1:32 p.m. Camden, Ripley Drive, alarm. 2:27 p.m. Clinton, Limberlost Road, Kirkland, fire... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:49 a.m. Fraser Road, Steuben, car/deer. 5:51 a.m. Cooper St., Westmoreland, car/deer. 6:19 a.m. Fox Road, Marcy, car/deer. 6:44 a.m. Canni... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:32 a.m. Erie Blvd. West, alarm. 12:40 a.m. Sly Hill Road, Western, attempt to locate. 2:05 a.m. Route 12, Trenton, open door/window. 2:47 ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Christmas on the Canal Saturday

BOONVILLE — The Boonville Black River Canal Museum holds its seventh annual Christmas on the Canal on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum Complex, 502 Water St. The Hemlock Merc... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Federal community aid to city takes a 12% whack

A cut of 12 percent to federal Community Development Block Grant funding will mean an estimated $130,000 less for Rome in 2012. The House and Senate passed a bill that has been signed into law ... [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Building permit

Barbara J. Lamphear, 6219 Lamphear Road, $21,000, construct new 24-by-32-foot pole barn in the rear of the property. [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011

Building permit

Timothy Twomey, 1303 N. James St., $25,000, construct a two-story addition on the rear of the house with a 6-by-9-foot entrance on the side. [more...]

Published: 11/30/2011
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