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‘Fracking’ foe dismayed other side will be heard

County lawmakers headed to Pennsylvania later this month to see natural gas drilling firsthand heard comments on the controversial hydrofracking process from three speakers at the Board of Legislat... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

County forced to squeeze day care for 425 families

The need remains, but state and federal funds to help pay for day care for low-income families continue to decrease. "This is the opposite of what we should be doing," said Oneida Cou... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Two different points of view

The Daily Sentinel’s unbiased editorial page of Nov. 28 was worthy of much praise. The paper’s coverage of the ranting contained in Bill O’Reilly’s column titled, "... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Lady Black Knights move on to tourney championship game

The Rome Free Academy girls basketball team tipped off its season with a 48-44 win over Phoenix in the first round of Baldwinsville’s Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament on Friday night. Ju... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Late goals lift Colgate past Clarkson

HAMILTON — Austin Smith tallied his sixth multi-goal game of the season, with both coming in the final minutes, to lead the Colgate hockey team to a 4-2 win over Clarkson on Friday night. ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

VVS tips off campaign with road victory over Canastota

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys basketball team gave new coach Bob Esposito his first victory on Friday as the Red Devils defeated host Canastota, 53-42. Senior Joe Spinella came out hot for th... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

UCP American Girl fundraiser earns $62K

VERONA — Upstate Cerebral Palsy held its American Girl Fashion Show on Sunday, Nov. 6, Turning Stone Resort, raising $62,000. The 14th annual event, with major sponsors Omnicare of NY, Ad... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Rome girls breeze to basketball win

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball team charged through the first round of Baldwinsville’s Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament by crushing Phoenix, 50-5, on Friday in their s... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Here’s why local contractors rarely ‘get a shake’ at school jobs

The lack of Rome-area contractors for the Rome school district’s major renovation projects has prompted concerns by a Board of Education member, but a district representative says smaller com... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

RFA rocks house in season opener

An intense atmosphere from a packed house at Strough Middle School and some fine-tuning on their defensive end was what the Rome Free Academy boys basketball team needed in order to rally back from... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Not hoops coach at Proctor

Bob Esposito, the new boys basketball coach at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, coached basketball previously at Whitesboro but did not coach basketball previously at Proctor High in Utica. Information in a... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Library explores hydrofracking

Because of the local interest in hydrofracking, officials with Jervis Public Library have collaborated with interested citizens to show the documentary, "What You Need to Know About Natural Ga... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Hershey at Syracuse, 7:30. College Hockey — Clarkson at Colgate, 7. Scholastic boys Bas... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Ladies Christmas gathering Tuesday

The Rome Alliance Women will have a Ladies Christmas Gathering at the Delta Lake Bible Conference Center, 8912 Turin Road, Turin Road, Town of Lee at 6 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a light meal ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Home saved from garage flames

A swift noontime response by firefighters on Lorena Road Friday kept the flames at bay when a garage inferno threatened a nearby house. Only the siding was scorched on the residence. But the tw... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Fine, reduced charges for accused stalker

A 38-year-old man was ordered to pay $600 in fines for stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend. John K. Bassett, of 605 E. Dominick St., was sentenced by City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson Wedn... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

‘Christmas with Capital C’
on screen for free Movie Night

Family friendly film "Christmas with a Capital C" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday for the free Movie Night at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St. Church officials sai... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Cookie walk in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND — A cookie walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 — or until sold out — Saturday, Dec. 10 in the United Methodist Church, Main Street, next to Nice and Easy. Chur... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Road work ahead in Rome, Western, Marcy

Drivers on Route 69 between Gore Road and Link Road in west Rome will encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by a temporary signal, due to highway repairs. It’s one of several local... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Christian Women’s Luncheon Wednesday

The Rome Christian Women’s Luncheon will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Franklin Hotel. Admission is $8. Reservations are requested by calling Gerry Yerman at 336-8675. All are we... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Building permit

Nicholas Aquino, 1706 N. Madison St., $6,000, install a 15-by-30-foot oval above ground pool. [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Senior nutrition menu

The nutrition program for persons age 60 and over is funded by the county Office for the Aging, state and federal grants, and contributions from participants. Meals are served Monday through Friday... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Small turnout leaves Remsen battling roster numbers

(One In A Series) REMSEN — Low numbers could turn out to be a major factor for the Remsen basketball team this season. The Rams have only nine players listed on their roster and will ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Bernard H. Jensen

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Bernard H. Jensen, age 83, of Rome, passed away peacefully December 2, 2011, with his loving family at his side. He was born December 12, 1927, in Tipler, Wisconsin, a son o... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Richard (Dick) J. Mahaffy

@Body.10. no-hyphen:BOONVILLE — Richard (Dick) J. Mahaffy, 80, of Schuyler Street passed away on December 1, 2011 at Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville while surrounded by his family. He was ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 25 to 38 Normal Range: 28 to 42 Records: -2(1976), 65(1998) Rainfall: 0.08" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 4.12" Rainfall for year: 49.11" ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Funeral notices

CHILLUFFO — Helen Sykes Chilluffo, 90 of Trenton, N.C., formerly of Steuben, on Nov. 30, 2011. Services will be at a later date. CLIFFORD — Thomas A. Clifford Sr., 60, of Rome, ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

What type of soil are you?

Going into this Christmas season what type of soil are you? In Luke 8:4 they speak about the parable of the sower. The sower is Christ and the seed is the word of God. A parable is a comparison... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 3, 2001 Thanks to a donation fro the Rome Rotary Club and nine other Rotary clubs from Central New York, 15-year-old Neneo Koroma from West Africa may be getting an early Christmas gift th... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Marcy supervisor: Ruling keeps unfair burden on local taxpayers

MARCY — Town Supervisor Brian Scala says Friday’s court ruling regarding prison inmates and the census will continue to put an unfair burden on local taxpayers. A state Supreme Cour... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Gets college honor

GETTYSBURG, PA. — Elizabeth Williams, of Clinton, a junior at Gettysburg College, received the Rev. George N. Lauffer and M. Naomi Lauffer Award at the college’s Fall Honors Day ceremon... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Chamber favors Strough work

The Board of Directors of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting the Rome City School District’s efforts to improve the facilities at Strough Middle School. The chamber board iss... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Cookie sale Dec. 10

HAWKINS CORNERS — The eighth annual Christmas Cookie sale will be held from 9 a.m. until sold out Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Delta United Methodist Church, 6275 Hawkins Corner Road at Route 26... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

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: 12/3/2011

Foundation grant helps buy food

HOLLAND PATENT — The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc, has awarded a grant of $5,400 to Foothills Rural Community Ministry. The money is to be used to purchase food... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Santa’s bazaar in Oneida Dec. 10

ONEIDA — Santa will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s School, 354 Elizabeth St. Admission is free. Children will have an opportun... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Woman’s punch has a price

Penalties totaling $550 were handed down to a 21-year-old woman in City Court Thursday for punching another woman in the mouth. Brooke E. Renzi, of 5898 Route 26, was ordered by Judge Daniel C.... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Pill jails driver

A single Hydrocodone pill found in a Lewis County man’s pocket led to charges Wednesday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Mark H. Davis, 21, of Cronk Road, Copenhagen, was pulled over ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Tree lighting photos

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Published: 12/3/2011

Children’s Christmas party in Lowell

LOWELL — A Christmas Party for children of all ages will be held in the United Methodist Church from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. The church on Lowell Road is just off Route 26 north of the Thruway. ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Arraignment due in injury of pedestrian

A Camden woman accused of hitting a 20-year-old man with her car near Wal-Mart and then fleeing the scene is scheduled for arraignment in County Court on Dec. 8. Sandra L. Chamberlain, of 9999 ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 12:07 a.m. W. Linden St., abandoned call. 1:26 a.m. N. George St., premises check. 1:27 a.m. Black River Blvd., traffi... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Fire log

Friday 9:08 a.m. 605 Walnut St., investigate. 9:25 a.m. 901 W. Dominick St., first aid. 9:35 a.m. 174 Black River Blvd., first aid. 10:17 a.m. 146 W. Dominick St., automatic alarm. ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:06 a.m. Mappa Avenue, Barneveld, fight. 3:30 a.m. Mill Pond Way, Vienna, check. 6:18 a.m. Fox Road, Marcy, car/deer. 6:32 a.m. Beckwith Roa... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Coincidence Maybe gives concert Tuesday night

Coincidence Maybe is back in the area for a few concerts. Sunday at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, the duo will do a few songs and then lead some singing at Light and Life Community Church, ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:06 a.m. Mappa Avenue, Barneveld, fight. 12:51 a.m. Main Street, Annsville, order of protection. 1:29 a.m. Sanger Hill Road, Marshall, order of ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 8:09 a.m. Floyd, Stearns Road, accident. 11:44 a.m. Lake Delta, Lorena Road, structure. 11:54 a.m. AmCare, Lorena Road, stand-by. 12:46 p.m. V... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Worldwide Candle Lighting has Stittville service

STITTVILLE — The Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley invites you to participate in The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. It will be in the ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Benefit at Cutters

NEW HARTFORD — U-S Cutters Hair Salon on Commercial Drive is hosting a Holiday Hoot fund-raiser for Stevens-Swan Humane Society, featuring the Christmas "Eddy Bear" and Smiley the C... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Meetings

MONDAY Clinton Village Board, 7 p.m. Lumbard Memorial Hall, North Park Row. Holland Patent Planning Board, 6 p.m. Village office, depot, 9544 Depot St. Oneida Castle Village Board, 7 p.... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Area church services

Adas Israel Synagogue, 706 Hickory St. 337-3170. Sabbath Service, Fri. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 336-2610.Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 336... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Maynard cookie walk, bazaar Dec. 10

MARCY — Maynard United Methodist Church, 9626 Maynard Drive, holds Holiday Cookie Walk and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Utica ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Messiah Sing marks
25th year on Dec. 18

Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W. Liberty St., will celebrate its 25th annual Messiah Sing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. This year’s accompanist at Zion’s 9 foot Baldwin Concert Grand will... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Hydrofracking and Liberty Gardens update on Planning Board agenda

The Planning Board will discuss the merits of a proposed ban on "hydrofracking" in Rome when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The five-member volunteer board intends to make a... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

False arrest claim moves to federal court

The lawsuit of a man seeking damages from the city and county, claiming a sheriff’s deputy falsely arrested him while Rome police stood by and did nothing, is now in federal court. The su... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Christmas Concert Dec. 11

LEE CENTER — The St. Joseph’s annual Christmas Concert directed by Scott Rutledge and accompanied by Gregory Unangst will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The concert will highlig... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Friday Evening: Daily: 4, 4, 1, Lucky Sum: 9. WinFour: 5, 9, 8, 2, Lucky Sum: 24. Mega Millions: 24, 30, 48, 51, 56, Mega Ball: 45. He... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Partly sunny;
highs in lower 50s

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday — Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night — Mostly cloudy. Lo... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Bazaar, lunch
in Vernon Dec. 10

VERNON — The Vernon United Methodist Church will host at Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 5230 West Seneca St. (Route 5). The event features a ... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011

Forest of choice
for tree trekkers

The snow may not be plentiful, but area residents dreaming of a "traditional" white Christmas are pulling out their bow saws and taking families on annual excursions to find the perfect t... [more...]

Published: 12/3/2011
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