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Review of photo line-ups next in move toward trial

Two statements that accused murderer Terrence Dames made to law enforcers on the day he was taken into custody will come under scrutiny at a suppression hearing in County Court on Feb. 10. Seve... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Town judge in Turin chased from office for sloppy work

LEWIS COUNTY — Town of Turin Court Justice James E. Chase has been cited by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct of mishandling court funds, not finishing more than 200 pending cases and ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Oneida Savings has new president

ONEIDA — Eric E. Stickels has been named president and chief operating officer of Oneida Savings Bank as part of a newly-adopted management succession plan. Additionally, Deresa F. Durkee... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 9:19 a.m. 235 Erie Blvd. West, first aid. 10:50 a.m. 326 N. Doxtator St., first aid. 12:26 p.m. Floyd Avenue and Park Drive, accident. 12:35 p... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Fire in faulty furnace drives 9 into the night

REMSEN — Nine people were forced into the cold Monday night because of a fire in the basement of their Main Street apartment house. No one was injured, and fire officials said the flames ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Lighthouse damaged by fire

LOWVILLE — The Lighthouse Restaurant & Motel sustained moderate damage early this morning when a fire broke out in the second-floor. Fire officials said the cause remains under investigat... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Teen faces felony in theft

BOONVILLE — A teen-ager is accused of breaking into the Sporting Edge store on Main Street and stealing merchandise. Police said Jason Lynch, 16, of 204 E. Schuyler St., kicked in the fro... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:47 a.m. Verona, Route 365, structure fire. 12:49 a.m. Vernon Center, Durhamville, New London, to same. 12:50 a.m. Vernon, to same. 12:51 a.... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 1:14 a.m. Stone Road, Bridgewater, domestic. 1:25 a.m. Trenton Road, Deerfield, missing person. 10:27 a.m. Trenton Road, Trenton, dispute. 11:... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Contractor accused of petty larceny; never fixed windows as promised

A contractor who agreed to fix a set of windows on North Crescent Drive is accused of taking the money and running. Raymond R. Shlotzhauer, 45, of 610 W. Liberty St., was released on his own re... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Oriskany JV boys team romps to fourth hoops victory of season

The Oriskany boys junior varsity basketball team scored its fourth victory of the season with a 68-36 road rout of Owen D Young on Monday. Tyrone Cowell led the Redskins with 14 points, as Kyle... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Black Knights move to 4-0 in Tri-Valley League

The Rome Free Academy boys basketball squad claimed its third straight victory with Monday night’s 73-56 road win over Tri-Valley League rival Whitesboro. Senior guard and leading scorer ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Completes basic

Marine Corps Pvt. Trevor H. Matteson, son of Laurie A. Crawford, 43 Elm St., Camden, and David E. Matteson, 10398 Florence Hill Road, Camden, has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit De... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Completes basic

Marine Corps Pvt. Benjamin A. Chmura, son of Kelly Sullivan, 304 W Hamilton Ave., Sherrill,and Alan Chmura, Foster Corners Road, Durhamville, has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit De... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Fitness class signups under way

Various fitness courses will be starting in early January at the Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens Civic Center, 305 E. Locust St. Signup is under way by calling 337-8230 as health screening and phys... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

‘Nutcracker’ shows Capitol’s importance

Hats off to Stephen and Canan Jackson, dance professionals of the John Hayes O’Neill Studio of Dance, for their marvelous choreography and staging of the "Nutcracker Ballet" perform... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... College Basketball — Bucknell at Syracuse, 7. Scholastic boys Basketball — VVS at Notre Dame, Holland Patent at New Hartford, 7. Hockey &... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Chief investment officer hired

Adirondack Financial Services has hired John J. Clark III as its chief investment officer. He will oversee and direct the firm’s Research Department, a resource for the Investment Advisor... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 1:14 a.m. Stone Road, Bridgewater, domestic. 1:25 a.m. Trenton Road, Deerfield, missing person. 8:11 a.m. Route 26, Lee, car/deer. 9:25 a.m. R... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Hard-working senior multi-sport standout

Hard work is not something that Rome Catholic senior Josh Blair thinks about. It’s as normal as breathing for the 6-foot-3, 265-pound senior multi-sport athlete, who competes in football,... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Chamber sponsors breakfast meeting with Congressman

U.S. Rep. Richard L. Hanna will take part in the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual "Meeting With Our Congressman" at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Beeches on Turin Road. ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Sports Briefs

Sioux Falls player captures 9-Ball Open VERONA — Shane Van Boening of Sioux Falls, S.D. was victorious in the four-day $41,400 Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour’s Turning Stone Classic XVI... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

VVS girls down Mexico for fourth basketball victory of season

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls basketball squad captured its fourth win of the season after coming out ahead in a 51-26 decision over host Mexico on Monday. The Lady Red Devils crept ahead of... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

GOP chair calls for ouster of elections officer

Oneida County Republican Party Chairman George Mitchell is calling for the resignation of Republican county Board of Elections Commissioner Pamela Mandryck of the Town of Lee. "I am asking... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Change of seasons drives regional jobless rate higher in November

As expected, the local unemployment rate increased from October to November — reflecting a drop off in leisure and hospitality and from the end of construction season. The Utica-Rome metr... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Mayor-elect mines savings from changes in senior staff

The salary for incoming city treasurer will be close to what the position currently pays, according to Mayor-elect Joseph R. Fusco Jr. He said his secretary will make more than the current mayoral ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

DAR honors four 20-year members

Fort Stanwix Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met and had a Christmas party Dec. 10 at the Beeches. Regent Cheryl Jacobs presided. Prospective members Mellony Spinelli and Katrina B... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

MVP Health Care gets accreditation

MVP Health Care has earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Excellent Accreditation, its highest accreditation status, for its commercial and Medicare HMO and point-of-service p... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Empire Recycling buys
Lightning Fast Freight

Empire Recycling Corp. of Utica has acquired Lightning Fast Freight, a transportation company specializing in intermodal freight. "Transportation is a huge part of our business and custome... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Save time during holidays

The holidays are here and that means busy days ahead for families across the nation: gift shopping, preparing for guests, sending out holiday greetings, looking up recipes for favorite traditional ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Club hears ‘Holiday on Broadway’

The Wednesday Morning Club singers presented a concert, "Holiday on Broadway" at the Dec. 15 meeting of the club in the First Presbyterian Church, 108 Court St. The program was dedicated ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

‘They’ve got mail’ thanks to Rome boy who knows

To Gansevoort Elementary School fourth grader Zackerhia Cowling, giving a Christmas card is more important than a present. Zack, 9, feels that writing a card shows that someone "took time ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Ready for reapportionment? One proposed change puts parts of Oneida County in 3 districts

Oneida County would be carved up among three congressional districts if a good-government group gets its way. There are two representatives for Oneida County now, with a Republican representing Rom... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Utica engineers win Power Authority pact

An Oneida County firm has been awarded a $5 million contract by the New York Power Authority trustees. Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, PC, 288 Genesee St., Utica, was awarded the agreement that w... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Parkinson’s group meets

The Central New York Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc. meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month except August at the Presbyterian Home for CNY, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartf... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

St. Luke’s Home expansion starts

NEW HARTFORD — Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare has broken ground for its multi-million dollar expansion at St. Luke’s Home. The new construction and expansion is designed to improve ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 20, 2011 Mayor Joseph A. Griffo is in favor of running an outdoor rink in Rome this winter, but "how, when, and where need to be determined." Griffo and Parks and Recreation Dire... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 4, 0, 7, Lucky Sum: 11. WinFour: 6, 0, 5, 7, Lucky Sum: 18. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Chance of light freezing rain in a.m.; mid 40s

Tonight — Partly cloudy in the evening — Then mostly cloudy with a chance of light freezing rain and very light freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds around... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Funeral notices

BABCOCK — Michael A. Babcock, 66, of North Syracuse, on Dec. 16, 2011. Services noon Thursday in Valley View Cemetery. No calling hours. Arrangements by the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Grace R. Madonia

Grace R. Madonia, age 96, formerly of Bouck Street, Rome, passed away peacefully December 18, 2011, with her loving family at her side. She was born October 23, 1915, in Pittston, PA, a daughte... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Allen L. Sprague

YORKVILLE/PISECO — Allen L. Sprague, 74, of Yorkville, entered into rest on December 18, 2011, at home, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Houndsfield, NY on July 1, 1937.... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 12:17 a.m. Windfield Circle., suspicious activity. 2:08 a.m. Erie Blvd. W., accident. 6:55 a.m., E. Dominick St., acci... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Fitness program
for Beta Sigma Phi

Zeta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met at the Paul Revere Restaurant for a breakfast meeting on Nov. 14, presided by President Shirley Early. Early gave a program on "Rules to ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 20 to 44 Normal Range: 22 to 36 Records: -7(1973), 56(1957) Rainfall: 0.01" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 5.26" Rainfall for year: 50.14" ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011

Meetings

WEDNESDAY @Body.10. no-hyphen:Board of Education, 6 p.m. Denti Elementary School, 1001 Ruby St. Annsville Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 9196 Main St., Taberg. Augusta Town Board, 7 ... [more...]

Published: 12/20/2011
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