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Easter play volunteers sought

Volunteers are being sought now for an April Easter play to be presented by the Wesleyan Church, 216 N. Jay St. Needed are actors, actresses, singers, stage crew, stage organizers, writers and ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Condemed house removed for church parking lot

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Published: 12/17/2011

Justice to take oath Dec. 30

Justice-elect Erin Gall will be sworn into office as a state Supreme Court Justice at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 in the  County Courthouse. The swearing-in will take place in the Ceremonial Courtro... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Sheriff’s log

Friday 12:40 a.m. Sherman Street, New Hartford, larceny attempt. 1:06 a.m. Liberty Street, Camden, alarm. 2:07 a.m. Dix Road, Westmoreland, check. 2:25 a.m. Glass Factory Road, Marc... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Lucy’s House Wish List:

Those wishing to donate toward Lucy’s House or any of the YWCA’s transitional housing programs, can contact Kristi Brennan at 732-2159, ext. 235. Lucy’s House has a "Wish... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:14 a.m. AmCare, Sholtz Road, Verona, transport. 1:37 a.m. Oriskany, Miller Street, down tree. 1:44 a.m. Verona, Germany Road, down tree. 1:... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

About 200 graduate from MVCC

About 200 students earned degrees and certificates during Mohawk Valley Community College’s annual winter Commencement Ceremony held at the new Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic & Events Center in... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Citywide Reconciliation Service Sunday in St. John the Baptist

A Citywide Reconciliation Service will be held in the Church of St. John the Baptist, 210 E. Dominick St., at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio, pastor of Church of St. John the Bapti... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Need help?

Those who are or know of victims of domestic violence who are in need of a safe haven, should call the YWCA’s 24-Hour Hotline at 797-7740. [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 1:08 a.m. Allen Street, Sherrill, burglary-in-progress. 2:35 a.m. Trenton Road, Trenton, property damage. 2:36 a.m. Foster Corners Road, Verona, c... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Area Christmas Child group again sets record

Area residents helped the area Operation Christmas Child set a record with 13,270 shoe boxes — a 30 percent increase over 2010 — donated from Oneida, Lewis, Oswego, Herkimer and Jeffers... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Special services slated in Oriskany

ORISKANY — Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St., will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with communion at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and Christmas Day worship will be at 10 a.... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Ellen’s Closet closed for winter

VERNON — Ellen’s Closet at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church is not taking any new items and is closed until March in time for Easter. Proceeds from Ellen’s Closet go to suppor... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Woman hit by postal truck hospitalized

A woman was sent to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica Friday after being struck by a postal service truck while crossing Burrstone Road. Utica Police said she was crossing the street with a... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 12:05 a.m. Turin St., domestic. 12:37 a.m. N. James St., suspicious activity. 2:19 a.m. Craig St., check. 2:20 a.m... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 8:10 a.m. Route 365/South James Street, accident. 8:12 a.m. 119 N. George St., first aid. 10:46 a.m. 205 St. Peter’s Ave., Apt. 501, first a... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Promoting contraband charged at county jail

LOWVILLE — A man and woman were charged with promoting contraband at Lewis County Jail. Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies said Brandy Johnson, 32, of River Edge Lane, Boonville, passe... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Speeding stop leads to fugitive arrest

ORISKANY — A man wanted for laundering money in Texas was picked up as a fugitive from justice during a traffic stop Friday. Luis R. Guzman, 32, of an unknown address, was pulled over for... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Felony identity theft charged

NEW HARTFORD — A Westernville man was charged with identity theft Friday following a three-month investigation. Patrolman Jason Freiberger said the investigation revealed that Jonathan M.... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

YWCA tries to make shelter like home

Lucy’s House, Rome’s confidential domestic violence shelter, continues to be a place where those who have suffered abuse can go to seek safety and comfort, even during the holidays. ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Good science matters

Nothing pleases the earnest convinced more than the release of a new study that "proves" one’s convictions. Articles in major media and on CNN and NPR have trumpeted the latest EPA ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Rome girls find winning combination

After dropping three of its first four games to start the season, the Rome Free Academy girls basketball team knew they had to turn things around in a hurry. The Lady Black Knights certainly to... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Compeer holds Kindle, SU game raffles

Compeer of the Mohawk Valley, Inc. is holding its 2011 amazing raffles to raise money to provide programs and services. There are three raffles with different drawing dates: The first is for a ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Service of Hope, Healing
for bereaved Tuesday

The Rome Clergy Association is offering a Service of Hope and Healing at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St. The service will be focused on those in the commu... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

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: 12/17/2011

Free Living Nativity Sunday
at Lee Center United Methodist

LEE CENTER — Sunday at 7 p.m., the Lee Center United Methodist Church presents a live Nativity pageant. The free, public event at the 5531 Lee Center-Taberg Road features a variety of ani... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Cold tonight;
sun and low 30s Sunday

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows near 10. North winds around 5 mph. Sunday — Partly sunny. A chance of flurries in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 5 mph &... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Friday Evening: Daily: 1, 1, 2, Lucky Sum: 4. WinFour: 1, 7, 9, 5, Lucky Sum: 22. Mega Millions: 02, 04, 26, 36, 39, Mega Ball: 27. He... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Griff grows big money 15 years after base crash

Property taxes and other payments made to Rome, the city school district and Oneida County by Griffiss business park tenants topped $4 million this year. The largest recipient of property taxes... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

RFA offense look sharp again in lopsided win over Oneida

Rome Free Academy boys basketball coach Nick Medicis knew that he was going to have an offense that could generate some points heading into the season. But not even he probably could have predi... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Wings roll to first league victory of season

The Rome Catholic boys basketball team grabbed its first Center State Conference Division IV victory of the season with a 64-41 dismantling of host Owen D. Young on Friday night. Josh Blair had... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

RFA boys run to victory at relay meet at Colgate

The Rome Free Academy boys and girls indoor track teams turned in strong finishes at the Mohawk Valley Indoor Track Association Relays at Colgate University on Friday. The boys team raced to a ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Lady Black Knights pull away from visiting Oneida for fourth triumph

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball team pulled away from a tie game at halftime and recorded a 52-35 victory over visiting Oneida on Friday. Tricia Loso scored 13 points and ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Man wanted for using false ID

NEW HARTFORD — Law enforcers are searching for a man who used another person’s identity to buy $900 worth of gift cards at Wal-Mart. The dark-skinned man was captured on a security ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Man fined $250 on reduced count

When employees caught 55-year-old Richard L. Panton stealing scrap car parts behind Greg Ellinger’s Collision, he told them he had to "make a living," according to the witness state... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Benedict returning as city lawyer

Former Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Benedict will be back in his old office at City Hall at the start of 2012, he said. Benedict, age 40, is fresh off the decision by the city to settle his l... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Births

LAWRUK — To Frank P. Jr. and YunHe Kim Lawruk, of Rome, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, a daughter, Aubree Elizabeth. [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

What is it all about?

Joy to the World, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. It’s the Christmas season,the time of celebrating the King of King and Lord of Lords. The World tells us that this is ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Council says no to flow of talks on water for sliver of Whitestown

The Common Council agreed to continue Rome’s supply of water to the Town of Lee, but tabled the lame-duck administration’s final effort to extend service into a small portion of the Tow... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

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: 12/17/2011

6 months house arrest from pair of old fights

For two fights stretching back more than a year ago, including a struggle with a police officer, a 24-year-old man was ordered to house arrest in City Court on Wednesday. James J. Nester III, o... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Mary E. Kulisz

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Mary E. Kulisz, age 82, of Rome, passed away December 15, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born December 20, 1928, in Lacona, NY, a daughter of the late Benjamin H. and ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Gary E. Hyle

@Body.10. no-hyphen:LOWELL — Gary E. Hyle, 63, of Lowell, NY, died on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. He was born in Utica, a son of the late Kenneth, ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Clara W. Ellis

Clara W. Ellis, 77, of Rome, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born on January 3, 1934, in Marcy, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Doty Watson. Clara ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Funeral notices

BAKER — Walter J. "Sonny" Baker Sr., 76, of Camden, on Dec. 16, 2011. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are by the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 34 to 48 Normal Range: 22 to 36 Records: -4(1961), 53(1982) Rainfall: 0.70" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 5.25" Rainfall for year: 50.13" ... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Route 69 work continues

A section of Route 69 between Gore Road and Link Road will continue to be for one-way alternating traffic controlled by a temporary signal, due to highway repairs. Traffic delays may be encountered... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 17, 2001 When the new Applebee’s opens in February, there will be some old, familiar objects inside. Images and community collectibles from the new and old Rome Free Academy, Fort St... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

‘He is Born’ pageant Christmas Eve

VERONA — Verona Seventh Day Baptist Church, 6773 Blackmans Corners Road, presents the "He is Born" pageant at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. The pageant will weave scripture, Christmas h... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011

Meetings

MONDAY Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, 4:30 p.m. Hearing on proposed budget and rates, then meeting. Authority offices, 1600 Genesee St., Utica. Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency... [more...]

Published: 12/17/2011
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