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Felony in bogus security caper

MARCY — A 36-year-old man is accused of posing as a salesman and tricking a business into paying him to install a security surveillance package. State police said William A. Beery, of 754... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Toy story puts felony in couple’s stocking

Three Little Falls residents are accused of giving the Grinch a run for his money, charged with stealing more than $35,000 worth of toys from 91 different stores across three states. They even ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Education belongs in debates

During the Republican presidential debates, the candidates ought to make education a major point of discussion. Recent debates have been mundane and redundant, focusing on the same issues and allow... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Indictments from rowdy grad party

FORESTPORT — A rowdy graduation party led to a ransacking of the Bear Creek Lodge golf course in June, and now two young men have been indicted for vandalism. James E. Dale, 20, of Leyden... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Electric sleighs debut tonight as ‘Santa’s helpers’

The Police Department’s new electric vehicles are painted, the decals are in place and the lights and siren are in working order; so tonight they will make their debut at the city’s ann... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Mostly sunny;
highs in low 40s

Tonight — Mostly clear. A chance of snow showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening — Becoming light and variable. Chance of snow 30 perce... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Boulevard businesses want message boards

Two Erie Boulevard West businesses are seeking Zoning Board of Appeals approval to have electronic message boards. The five-member volunteer board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 9:46 a.m. Canal St., first aid. 11:21 a.m. 1809 N. James St., first aid. 2:14 p.m. 425 Brooks Road, first aid. 10:23 p.m. 7338 Coleman Mills... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:42 a.m. Smith Ave., domestic. 12:52 a.m. W. Thomas St., attempt to locate. 1:48 a.m. W. Dominick St., suspicious activity. 3:03 a.m. W. D... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 9, 3, 2, Lucky Sum: 14. WinFour: 1, 2, 6, 9, Lucky Sum: 18. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midda... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 10:37 a.m. Prospect Ambulance, Hemlock Road S., Forestport, transport. 1:35 p.m. Holland Patent, Fraser Road, Steuben, structure fire. 1:37 p.m.... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 3:08 a.m. Route 49, Marcy, car/deer. 6:02 a.m. Route 8, Bridgewater, car/deer. 7:18 a.m. Route 69, Camden, car/deer. 8 a.m. Mulholland Road,... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:09 a.m. Verona Mills Road, Verona, suspicious activity. 2:24 a.m. Lowell Road, Westmoreland, check welfare. 3:11 a.m. College St., Clinton, a... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

The post-Knapp coaching era begins at VVS

(One in a series) VERONA — The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys basketball team will be coming into the 2011-12 season under new leadership following the retirement of longtime head coach Al K... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Man, moment and memory

As the march of time reaches the 70th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an annual survivors’ observance at the Arthur S. Moran Post of the American Legion in Camden on ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Cookie Walk Saturday

WESTERNVILLE — The Western Town Library will hold its annual Cookie Walk to benefit the library at the Town Hall, 9219 Main St., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All cookies are baked by lo... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Fire district votes set for Dec. 13

Local fire district residents will go to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13 to elect commissioners to their Board of Fire Commissioners. All polls county-wide will be open 6-9 p.m. ¿ Stittvill... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Oneida Nation CEO at parley in Washington

Oneida Nation Representative and CEO Ray Halbritter was part of group of American Indian leaders in Washington, D.C., today for a White House Tribal Nations Conference held at the Department of the... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Major repairs ahead at Route 69 washout

Alternating one-way traffic has been restored to the washed out area of Route 69 in west Rome. Major excavation and refill required in the westbound land will slow travel on the busy road for an un... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Federal disaster aid
deadline Dec. 15

Dec. 15 is the deadline to apply for federal assistance for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is urging those affected to file their appli... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Births

ORTIZ — To Wardy Ortiz and Madeline Paulino, of Utica, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, a daughter, Catherine Casey. [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Kids Night Out canceled

The city Recreation Department has canceled its Kids Night Out event scheduled for Saturday at Rome Free Academy. "Due to a scheduling conflict with the Symphony Syracuse concert at Rome F... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Health subsidy for legislators dies on Jan. 1

@Body.10. no-hyphen:County-subsidized health coverage for members of the Board of Legislators ends Jan. 1 under an amended proposed local law. The measure included the 29 lawmakers, four part-t... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Funeral notices

BARLOW — Brian M. Barlow, 36, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Rome, on Nov. 28, 2011. Services 7 p.m. today at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, 218 W. Court St. Private burial St. John&rs... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Theodora R. Gifford

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Theodora "Dode" Gifford died peacefully at her home Wednesday evening, November 30, 2011, at the age of 92. She was born January 14, 1919 in Rome, the fifth of seven c... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 23 to 43 Normal Range: 28 to 42 Records: 0(1989), 63(1998) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 4.04" Rainfall for year: 49.03" Snow... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Walter A. (Skip) Bolton

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Walter A. (Skip) Bolton, 68, of Clearwater, FL passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011. He was born in Utica, NY and moved to Clearwater in 2009. Skip worked in quality assur... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Garage fire on Lorena Road

Flames engulfed a detached garage at 6191 Lorena Road shortly before noon today. Firefighters from Rome and Lake Delta were conducting an exterior attack. The structure was about 10 feet from a... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Of war and remembrance

Sylvester Puccio worked hard to earn his Seaman First Class rating. One incentive, the now 90-year-old said, was that he would be able to take the helm of his ship. Sure enough Puccio recalled,... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Brian M. Barlow

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Brian M. Barlow, 36, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Rome, NY, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2011. He was born on June 25, 1975, in Rome, NY, to Elaine Dorsino Barlow and Pa... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

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: 12/2/2011

Titans-Bills game is blacked out, replaced by Jets-Redskins on TV

Sunday’s NFL matchup in Orchard Park between the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium has not been sold out and will be blacked out and won’t be made available... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Westmoreland modified squads post victories

The Westmoreland modified A and B girls volleyball teams recorded wins over Adirondack on Thursday, with the A team coming out ahead 2-0, and the B team grabbing a 2-1 decision. Amanda Stockbri... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 2, 2001 Property taxes will have to be raised, the district will be over its debt limit and it will not be able to finance any other building projects in the near future. That’s the ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Meth-lab mom must perform 50 hours of community service

The mother who allowed her two children to live in a meth house in Rome has been sentenced to 50 hours of community service. Dawn A. Davis, 30, of 402 Riverside Drive, was sentenced by County C... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Memorial Mass Jan. 14
for Sister Rose Vincent

A Memorial Mass to honor Sister Rose Vincent will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2222 Genesee St., Utica. Vincent died at Jolenta Convent in Syracuse on Wed... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Benning films canceled Sunday

CLINTON — The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. —Forum on Image and Language in Motion — series screenings of James Benning’s Small Roads and Twenty Cigarettes on Sunday have been c... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

DeMetro Racing
plans food drive

DeMetro Racing of Holland Patent has teamed up with the Utica Food Pantry to have a food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Chanatry’s Supermarket, 485 French Road, Utica. ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

VVS wrestlers open season with loss

ILION — The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill wrestling squad was unable to deliver a win in their season-opener on Thursday and dropped to a 42-38 loss to Ilion in a non-league contest. The Red Dev... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

RFA girls anxious to get started in TVL

(One in a series) A veteran presence will fill up the Rome Free Academy girls basketball roster, as the Lady Black Knights head into a new season while competing in a different league. Afte... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

South Lewis mentor wants intensity at high level

(One in a series) TURIN — For second-year South Lewis boys basketball coach Kirk Gerhardt, seeing his team give it their all is the only thing that he demands from his squad this season. ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Guild members
offer cook book

The St. Elizabeth Medical Center Guild members have developed a a spiral bound cookbook with over 125 pages of their favorite family recipes. It includes recipes for appetizers, salads, vegetab... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Federal prison for Utica doctor in conspiracy to distribute drugs

A Utica doctor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for selling prescriptions of Oxycontin and Oxycodone-based drugs. Dr. Frank H. Boehm Jr., 56, was sentenced in U.S. District Cou... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Theft ring busted

ONEIDA — Five Utica men have been charged with working together to steal merchandise from several area Wal-Marts. Police said more than $500 worth of merchandise was recovered after it wa... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Pierogi class slated

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College offers a How to Make Pierogi class on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Herkimer BOCES. Pre-registration is required by calling 866-0300 ext... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

CSA offers chance for area residents to buy local food

LEE — Area residents will have another chance, besides the Farmers’ Market, to "shop local" when it comes to food during a 22-week season next summer. Heritage Harvest Far... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Hershey at Syracuse, 7:30. College Basketball — Florida at Syracuse, 6:30. Hockey — C... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Chefs show how at Turning Stone

VERONA — Turning Stone Resort’s chefs will be featured on stage in the Emerald Lobby Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 25. The 20-minute cooking demos will include various easy-to-... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Pauline F. Richie

@Body.10. no-hyphen: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 Theres... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Extreme couponing offered Tuesday

Oriskany Public Library will be having Jessica Jones from CNY Extreme Couponing, Tuesday from 6:30 ­ 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 701 Utica St. Entrance is in the rear of the building. The ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Wrong last name CORRECTION

In a story published Thursday about the resignation of New Hartford police officer Christopher J. Burns, the sixth reference to the 42-year-old officer’s departure from the force commanded by... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Free meal Dec. 10

Saturday’s Bounty, a free lunch offered to the community, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St. The hot meal ... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Conservancy sells trees

TOWN OF LENOX — The Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 N. Main St. on the corner of Pine Ridge Road, holds its annual Christmas tree sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A fresh cut ba... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

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: 12/2/2011

Check your schedule

Clergy and board members are asked to check the schedule for their church’s main services in Saturday’s Religion pages. If the information is incorrect, e-mail living@RNY.com or call th... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Four homes, historic church
on Port Leyden tour Dec. 11

PORT LEYDEN — Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. the Port Leyden Community Library will again sponsor A Christmas House Tour. Tickets for $10 are available in the library and at many businesse... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011

Hillsboro Garden Club celebrates Dec. 10

CAMDEN — The Hillsboro Garden Club will hold its Christmas Party at the historic home of Ruth VanRy, 27 Church St., Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m. Hostess will be Ruth VanRy and Nancy Taskey... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2011
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