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Pleas for 10 and 5 years in prison for string of Whitesboro arsons

Two men accused of lighting up a string of fires through Whitesboro one July morning have both pleaded guilty in County Court. ¿ Jason M. Mosher, 28, of 147 Main St., Whitesboro, pleaded g... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Accused drunk drivers appear in city court

A pair of accused drunken drivers were in City Court this week, one who received jail time and the other who was released on his own recognizance until Feb 3.. ¿ Richard W. Smith, 25, of 1... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Turning Stone adds electronic table games

VERONA — Turning Stone Resort and Casino has added electronic table games to its menu of gambling options. The casino floor now has 10 roulette and five baccarat electronic games that sim... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. , Dec. 30. WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St. Appointments preferred: 1-800-733-2767 [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Superintendent urges caution about dance rumors on Internet

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, cautions Rome school Superintendent Jeffrey P. Simons regarding online postings about problems with drunken students at a Rome Free Academy ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. , Dec. 30. WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St. Appointments preferred: 1-800-733-2767 [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

State talk of 10% cut in building aid could triple local cost of Strough rehab

Less than three weeks after winning voters’ approval on a $25.4 million repair referendum that was geared for a high state aid rate, Rome school district officials may face a potentially sign... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Santa trackers stand by for big day

DENVER (AP) - Santa already is piling up big numbers on social networking sites this season, so the volunteer Santa-trackers at NORAD are bracing for tens of thousands of calls and emails when thei... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Answer the critical need for blood donations; One easy hour is all it takes to save a life

The Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and the New York Penn Blood Services Region are conducting a "Communities That Care" Blood Drive on Friday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Springfield announces graduates

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — The following local residents have earned degrees from Springfield College for studies completed in 2011. They are: ¿ Thomas Brognano, of Rome, bachelor’s ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

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: 12/23/2011

Submit church news for Saturday’s pages

News from churches or church-related groups for the Today’s Living religion pages, published on Saturdays, can be e-mailed to living@RNY.com or mailed to Daily Sentinel - Living, PO Box 471, ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

USDA notes mortgage program terms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency noted that it’s home loan program requires no down payment, no private mortgage insurance and offers low, fixed interest rates. ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Utica woman wins home makeover

Valerie Sangiacomo of Utica has 100,000 more reasons to be happy this holiday season. She won the 15th annual Children’s Miracle Network $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover. The project, which... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Canal Corp to give Rome $50,000 to fill in gap in Canalway Trail

Money from the state will help fill in a two-mile gap in the Erie Canalway Trail between the Erie Canal Village and the Muck Road parking area — the last missing piece in the trail through th... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Rome radar will monitor world flight

The Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome will again play a key role Saturday night as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer. "NORAD has supported S... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

HP swimmers edge way past Proctor

The Holland Patent boys swimming team captured a 47-43 win over visiting Proctor High of Utica on Thursday. Barrett Celecki and Kyle Freeman each recorded two individual victories to lead the G... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Westmoreland boys break into the win column

WESTMORELAND — The Westmoreland boys basketball team scored its first victory of the season by claiming a 53-46 triumph over Hamilton during a Center State Conference Division III game on Thu... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Ski Warehouse opens

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Published: 12/23/2011

Della Contrada Awards presented

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Published: 12/23/2011

Rescue Mission offers Christmas service, meal

The Rome Rescue Mission, 413 E. Dominick St., will host its annual Christmas Celebration 9 a.m.­5 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All are welcome to attend. Sunday Christmas Day service b... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Knights step up at crunch time en route to sixth win

Rome Free Academy basketball coach Nick Medicis said that his boys were able to find another gear in the fourth quarter against New Hartford on Thursday night at the packed Strough Middle School St... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 0, 2, 8, Lucky Sum: 10. WinFour: 6, 2, 2, 5, Lucky Sum: 15. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Partly sunny;
highs around 30

Tonight — Partly cloudy with a chance of flurries in the evening — Then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows near 15. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday — Partly sunny. Highs... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Congress must act for all the people

Again our Congress has defined negotiations as not a call to work together on the peoples’ business but as yet another opportunity to demand a game of: "I Give You This ­ You Giv... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Science Fair deadline Jan. 20

The registration deadline is Jan. 20 for students to enter the 55th Annual Rome Science Fair that will be held March 3 at Rome Free Academy, the Rome school district announced. The fair is cond... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Funeral notices

@Body.10. no-hyphen:BUSHAW — George Dewitt Bushaw, 78, of Boonville, on Dec. 21, 2011. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Calling hours 10:30 a.m. - noon W... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30. WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St. QUOTA: At least 100 pints Appointments: 1-800-733-2767 [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

George Dewitt Bushaw

BOONVILLE — George Dewitt Bushaw, 78, affectionately known as "Buddy," beloved husband of Gina, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital, following a l... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Gregory L. Procopio

Gregory L. Procopio, age 90, formerly of Hilson Drive, passed away peacefully December 21, 2011. He was born May 6, 1921, in Rome, a son of the late Pasquale and Raffaela Maio Procopio, and edu... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

School phone access limited during upgrades

The Rome school district’s computers/phones are scheduled to be shut down during the holiday break on Wednesday and Thursday next week, in order to make upgrades to the system, the district a... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Eight ‘lame duck’ county legislators leave office as the new year arrives

Next week’s final meeting of the year for the Board of Legislators will be the last one for eight "lame duck" lawmakers who won’t be returning next year. Three of the eigh... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Building permit

Lynn Fox, Gore Road, $40,000, erect buildings and greenhouses associated with hydroponic farming. [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

E-Waste closed
until Jan. 3

ONEIDA — The E-Waste recycling program at Madison Cortland ARC’s LoJo Technology, 327 Farrier Ave., will be closed for Christmas break. The E-Waste recycling program will reopen on Tues... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 40 to 44 Normal Range: 22 to 36 Records: -15(1989), 59(1990) Rainfall: .07" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 5.78" Rainfall for year: 50.66" ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Christmas tree recycling scheduled

Romans can put their Christmas trees out for collection as soon as Monday, though crews won’t be collecting them until next Tuesday the earliest. Trees must be put out without anything on... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

PSC gives winter energy-saving tips

The state Public Service Commission’s Department of Public Service wants consumers to be aware of the actions they can take and the programs they can participate in to reduce their energy usa... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Give a gift to Christmas future by recycling trees and wrappings

The arrival of the end-of-year holidays means ‘tis the season to recycle, reminds the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. Many opportunities are available for to keep holiday celebrati... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Annie’s Project helps women make agricultural decisions

WHITESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer Annie’s Project for a second year, with a new course registration deadline of Wednesday, Jan. 4. To register, call Bonnie Collins a... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 23, 2001 The Board of Education hopes to have an interim superintendent on board by mid-January and a permanent superintendent hired by June. That’s the goal, according to Board Pres... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

New plant varieties dispute settled

A dispute that has lasted some eight years was resolved this month, with Cornell University and Landscape Plant Development Center burying their differences and recognizing the contributions each h... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Bicyclist hospitalized after crash with car

A 43-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized for shoulder and hip pain after she crashed into the side of a car on Erie Boulevard West Wednesday morning. Police said Justin M. Niebuhr, 23, of 5165 ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Cell tower fall victim critical but stable

MARCY — The man who fell 83 feet off a cell phone tower Thursday is in critical but stable condition this morning at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Maynard fire officials said the... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Workbook gives advice for restaurants

The state Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has published the Green Hospitality Workbook which highlights up-to-date green strategies to help restaurants continue to lead the way on sus... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Man hospitalized after his car plows through utility pole

WHITESTOWN — A 24-year-old man was hospitalized after his car plowed through a utility pole on Clinton Road Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcers said the broken pole was left dangling from ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Vernon man accused of passing more than $3,000 in bad checks

A Vernon man is accused of passing more than $3,000 in bad checks at stores in north Utica over a four month period. Police said Joseph Gottuso, 38, of Route 31, passed multiple bad checks at B... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:09 a.m. N. Jay St., domestic. 12:17 a.m. E. Dominick St., suspicious activity. 12:34 a.m. E. Dominick St., juveni... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 10:17 a.m. 1625 Black River Blvd., box alarm. 4:09 p.m. 602 Millbrook Road, first aid. 5:11 p.m. 1201 N. George St., oven malfunction. 7:38 ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:17 a.m. Florence, River Road, tree down. 8:29 a.m. Edwards Ambulance, Root St., New Hartford, transport. 9:46 a.m. Whitesboro, River Road, Ma... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:02 a.m. Blackmans Corners Road, Verona, property lost. 3:24 a.m. Cross St., Whitestown, abandoned call. 3:50 a.m. E. Main St., Verona, domesti... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:15 a.m. Berrill Ave., Waterville, investigate. 1:26 a.m. Corduroy Road, Forestport, alarm. 6:10 a.m. Route 69, Oriskany, alarm. 10:46 a.m.... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Arc committee confers honorary life membership on Cooke

Louise Cooke, of Lowville, was awarded honorary life membership on the Guardianship Committee of The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter for her years of service and in appreciation for her efforts on behalf ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Rome JV hoop squads post wins

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball team scored their fifth win of the season following a 62-34 triumph over Notre Dame in Utica on Thursday. Tricia Loso knocked in 10 points ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Drum up a Christmas gift

Drums Along The Mohawk has announced its 2012 date and lineup for Drums Corps International’s World Tour this summer. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Rome Free Academy... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Building permit

RA Sr. & DA Wishart, 6078 Muck Road, $2,500, erect 14-by-16-foot bedroom addition after removing 16-by-16-foot deck. [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011

Police vehicles and medical funding on agenda for special council meeting

The Common Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall to consider a request from the police department to purchase three vehicles. The seven-member council was not sup... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2011
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