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‘Two-banger’ for Boonville Snow Fest

Friday the 13th was lucky for people who enjoy winter recreation, but the long-stalled arrival of significant snow is not enough to prevent a partial postponement of the upcoming Boonville Snow Fes... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Hydrofracking company tells its side of story at Lee session Feb. 16

TOWN OF LEE — Officials from a company conducting hydrofracking in Pennsylvania will come to the town next month for a public session on the controversial process that has sparked local debat... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Sports Briefs

Adult basketball league sign-ups available The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley will be starting up its Adult Basketball League later this month. The registration deadline is Jan. 24 and game... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

DEC seeks public’s help in cases of abnormal deer behavior

ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to report any instances of deer appearing ill or acting abnormally. DEC officials noted that they are only... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Lady Knights turn back Proctor to improve to 12-1 overall on year

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball squad pushed its record to 12-1 with a 41-33 triumph over visiting Proctor High of Utica on Thursday. Jamila Taylor scored 11 points, which... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Rome splashes to narrow victory

The Rome Free Academy boys swimming and diving squad pulled out a 88-80 triumph over visiting Proctor High of Utica on Thursday. Adam Noyes and Tommy Warcup each scored three wins apiece to lea... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Rome will tip off with Oneida in first round of tournament

ONEIDA — The Rome Free Academy boys basketball squad will be in action this weekend as the Black Knights hit the road for Oneida’s Alliance Bank Tournament which is set to start on Satu... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Two pay pot penalties

Two young people charged with marijuana possession were ordered to pay more than $200 in City Court fines and fees on Thursday. ¿ Lauren K. Heitzmann, 21, of 715 W. Court St., was ordered ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Accused pipe-peelers indicted; jury returns burglary, rape cases

Two Rome men accused of stealing scrap metal from a state-owned Department of Corrections barn were indicted and are scheduled for arraignment in County Court next week. Peter J. Pisciotta Jr.,... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Midnight arsonist admits torching Marcy apartments

The 48-year-old man who set the Willow Apartments on Chaminade Road on fire in Marcy admitted his guilt in County Court and is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 17. James T. Kirk, a former resid... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Matt Brewing creates hybrid called Saranac White IPA

The Brewers Association reports 60 percent of beer drinkers consume craft beer, and among their favorites are Belgian style beers and India Pale Ales. So F.X. Matt Brewing Co. created a hybrid of t... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Area girls included in field for annual Leatherstocking Gymnastics Meet

UTICA — Several area girls, including eight from Rome, will compete at the 26th annual Leatherstocking Gymnastics Meet at the Utica Memorial Auditorium starting on Saturday from 8 a.m. until ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Big field for wrestling event at VVS

VERONA — Area wrestlers will be looking to see how they stack up against a field that includes athletes from three sections in the Central New York Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Vernon-... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Back-to-back losses for Knights

The Rome Free Academy boys basketball squad dropped its second Tri-Valley League road game of the week as the Black Knights were handed a 63-54 defeat by New Hartford on Thursday night to drop to 6... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Occupants flee burning apartment

WHITESBORO — Heavy smoke was reported as police arrived at 153 Main St. about 11:30 this morning. Residents had called in a report of smoke in their second-floor apartment evacuated. Most... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Kennedy Arena site for Home Show

The 37th Annual Rome Home Show will take place Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kennedy Arena, 500 W. Embargo St. The show, put on by the Ro... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 34 to 37 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -24(1968), 49(1986) Rainfall: .67" Snow: Trace Monthly rainfall: .75" Rainfall for year: .75" Snowf... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

births

MORAN — To Robert Jr. and Jessica Vickers Moran, of New Hartford, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, a daughter, Lola Sophia. [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Funeral notices

BUCK — Kathryn Buck, 88, of Rome, on Jan. 6, 2012. Services 5 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, 4964 Rome-New London Rd. Contributions to the Friendship Baptist Church. ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Enzo R. Cacciatori, Sr.

Enzo R. Cacciatori, Sr., 85, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 after a valiant effort against his illnesses. He was born on September 17, 1926 in Rome, a son of the late ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

RFA hockey players showed poor sportsmanship at tournament

This past weekend was the annual RFA varsity ice hockey tournament at the Kennedy Arena. At the conclusion of the championship game awards are given to the outstanding players of the tournament. Th... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Land sales return 10 parcels to tax rolls

The Common Council has approved a group of property sales and rehabilitation agreements that will get 10 parcels back on the tax rolls and put $19,800 in the city coffers. The city will sell th... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

‘Santa’ spurs sales tax take

Sales tax collections were up 3.2 percent in Oneida County last year. In dollars, that means the 4.75 percent county tax collected on most consumer goods brought in $125,049,094, up from 2010&r... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Lifted ID used in bling buy

NEW HARTFORD — A 24-year-old Herkimer County woman is accused of stealing another person’s identity in order to run up a more than $5,000 bill at Belden’s Jewelers. Sheriff&rs... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Judith A. (Judi) Peck

Judith A. (Judi) Peck, 73, of Martin Court, Taberg, passed away, Thursday, January 12, 2012 at her residence. She was born April 14, 1938 in Boston, MA, the daughter of Joseph and Frances Towli... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

RFA’s struggles continue Girls hoops team pounded by Proctor

It’s been a tough stretch of games for the Rome Free Academy Lady Black Knights since the arrival of the new year. The Romans found themselves still in search of their first win in 2012 a... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Drug scale, residue found in toy box

A drug-measuring scale and cocaine residue were found hidden in a child’s toy box when police raided a residence in the 400 block of Expense Street Wednesday. Police said they seized the ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Lewis County teen accused of rape

CASTORLAND — A Lewis County teenager is accused of having sex with a girl less than 15-years-old. Sheriff’s deputies said Derek Mellnitz, 18, of 5028 Route 410, is charged with seco... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Breaking glass trips burglary in progress

A Long Island man is accused of breaking into the law officers of McMahon and Grow on North Washington Street early this morning and stealing cash. Joseph T. Holmes, age 59, was taken into cust... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:08 a.m. S. James St., harassment. 9:15 a.m. E. Liberty St., larceny. 11:12 a.m. Kossuth St., peace officer. 1... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Fire log

Thursday 8:28 a.m. 322 E. Chestnut St., accident. 1:23 p.m. 903 Lenox St., investigate. 2:37 p.m. 800 W. Chestnut St., first aid. 3:26 p.m. 152 Turin St., first aid. 4:27 p.m. 1... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 3:57 a.m. Sherrill, W. Hinds Ave., assist. 4:24 a.m. Vineall Ambulance, to same. 4:42 a.m. Maynard, Morris Road, Marcy, wires down. 4:50 a.m... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 2:01 a.m. Peck Road, Kirkland, domestic. 2:23 a.m. Commercial Drive, New Hartford, alarm. 4:05 a.m. Coombs Road E., Deerfield, alarm. 5:32 a... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:11 a.m. Main St., Camden, domestic. 4:05 a.m. Coombs Road E., Deerfield, alarm. 5:03 a.m. Potato Hill Road, Boonville, accident. 6:32 a.m.... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Ex-jailer faces 15 to 43 years in prison for abusing children

The former state prison corrections officer from Floyd accused of sexually abusing two young girls was found guilty in County Court Thursday afternoon. Hughes, 50, of 8304 Old Floyd Road, was c... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Syracuse at Binghamton, 7:05. College Hockey — Colgate at Princeton, 7. Scholastic boys ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Much colder in teens;
some sun, snow

Winter weather advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Tonight — Snow showers. Additional snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Lows near 15. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the even... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 8, 0, 7, Lucky Sum: 15. WinFour: 7, 5, 6, 8, Lucky Sum: 26. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Building permit

Tina Mazur, 7543 Rome-Oriskany Road, $7,500, construct two dormers on the front of the house. [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 13, 2002 Homeland security — and what the Air Force Research Lab at Griffiss can do to improve it — was to be the focus of a visit to the lab today by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clint... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

IRS tax tip: Four ways to get
IRS forms and publications

The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. Because of continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options to taxpayers and to ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Building permit

Suk C. Braxton, 107 W. Court St., $5,000, convert business occupancy on the second floor to two dwelling units. [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Blood needed

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: St. Paul’s Church, 1807 Bedford St. Appointments 1-800-733-2767. [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Lee Center fire station upgrade approved; commission chair continues for 4th year

TOWN OF LEE — Brian Mandryck will continue as chairman of the town Board of Fire Commissioners for a fourth year. The board also approved $4,500 in energy improvements at the Lee Center stati... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

First out-of-state deal pegged at $8.6M

A new contract with a Florida school district is the first one outside New York State for 65-year-old Birnie Bus Service, Inc., and the district says it will bring the Rome-based company about $8.6... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

No assurances on state school aid for Strough

A trip to Albany yielded no answers for the Rome school district on a potential major state aid cut for a $25.4 million Strough Middle School project, and officials are anxiously awaiting Gov. Andr... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Santanoni lodges
open this weekend

NEWCOMB — Three Winter Weekend events will be held at historic Camp Santanoni, located in the town of Newcomb in Essex County, allowing cross-country skiers and snowshoers access to camp prop... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Make plan to pay down debt, credit counselors advise

As the credit card and store charge bills start coming in from the holiday shopping season and you now realize the damage you did to your budget, do not panic, bury your head or run away, say offic... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Conservation program signups due by Jan. 27

Jan. 27 is the cut-off date for the current Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) ranking period, according to USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White. Producers who maintain ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Cones for Kids aids Easter Seals

Friendly’s will kick off its 31st annual Cones for Kids campaign to benefit Easter Seals and those living with disabilities and special needs on Monday. Since 1981, Friendly’s emplo... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

NYSERDA suggests energy resolutions

The new year is the perfect time to evaluate your home’s energy usage and make a stronger commitment to lead a more energy-efficient lifestyle, says officials at the the New York State Energy... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Nursery industry first topic in Arboretum group’s free series

CLINTON — The Hamilton College Arboretum Association again presents workshops in January through May on the Hamilton campus. These events are free, open to the public and sponsored by the col... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Scouts try new cookie for 100th anniversary

NEW HARTFORD — It’s almost Girl Scout cookie time. Sending cookies to troops overseas, creating a playroom for homeless children, helping to save homeless pets, purchasing toys for ... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Free lunch offered
on Jan. 21

Saturday’s Bounty, a free lunch offered to the community will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St. The meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 1... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

Building permit

Mike Norman, 7719 Bell Road N., $3,000, construct a 20-by-20-foot addition on the side of the dwelling. [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012

County committees reduced from 12 to 7

New committees and their chairs for the 2012-13 Board of Legislators have been named by Chairman Gerald J. Fiorini, R-20, Rome. There are seven committees this term, down from 12. All chairs ar... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2012
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