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Winning year for gambling at Vernon Downs’ racino

The Vernon Downs gaming parlor continues to generate more revenue as the state debates whether to legalize casinos. The approximate 770 video lottery terminals at the track’s gaming parlo... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Ready for prime time

It’s never too early to make a debut on network TV. Hayley Heffernan, age 7, has a head-start on most of her fellow actors. The Rome Catholic Schools second grader will make her prime-tim... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

2% ‘tax cap’ could transform to ‘levy limit’ touching 3.46% in Adirondack Central budget

BOONVILLE — The Adirondack school district’s local property tax levy would have an allowable increase of as much as 3.46 percent in the upcoming 2012-13 budget, according to tax-cap est... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Prison cheater may not pay full restitution

The former head of the state prison food processing center in south Rome has so far paid back half of his $100,000 criminal restitution. But state officials said there is still about $400,000 t... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Burglary and contempt in bedroom surprise

A 30-year-old man accused of climbing into his estranged wife’s bed while she slept will have the break-in presented to a grand jury for a possible indictment. James R. Euson, of 738 Calv... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Alcohol and ice bad mix, say police

TOWN OF MADISON — A man was found to be driving over three times the legal limit of alcohol when his suburban slid off East Lake Road and overturned Sunday. Madison County Sheriff’s... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Barefoot child found in street in sub-zero cold

A mother was charged with endangerment after her barefoot, 2-year-old child was found wandering alone on Fort Stanwix Avenue in subzero temperatures Sunday morning. Detective Commander Timothy ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Sledder hurt on Tug Hill flown to University Hospital

TOWN OF MONTAGUE — An Onondaga County man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his snowmobile and struck a tree on Olin Road Saturday night. Gage M. Dirisio, 21, of 11 1/2 S. Ma... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Traffic stop turns into drug charges

BOONVILLE — A Vernon man was charged with drug possession after he was found with cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop for a vehicle violation early Sunday. Chief James Galler said... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

2 charged in assault at tavern

WHITESTOWN — Two men were charged with assaulting another man at Route 69 Steakhouse at 409 Oriskany Blvd. Friday night. A 50-year-old man reported to Whitestown Police that he was beaten... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Snowmobiles lost in fire

A detached garage on Henry Street sustained extensive damage in a blaze Saturday morning. Two snowmobiles were among the property lost. Fire officials said they received the alarm for 224 H... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Second entry at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Church on North James Street was broken into for a second time in less than two weeks. Detective Commander Timothy J. Bates said the church reported Thursday morning that a wi... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Sunday 12:07 a.m. Erie Blvd. W., traffic stop. 12:22 a.m. Black River Blvd., traffic stop. 12:53 a.m. Pleasant Ave., traffic ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Jailed in beating of woman

TOWN OF WEBB — A Lowville man was charged with breaking a woman’s eye socket and causing other injuries during a domestic dispute at his cabin Saturday night. At 7 p.m., a woman cal... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Saturday 9:27 a.m. 5635 Rome-Taberg Road, first aid. 2:17 p.m. 1625 Black River Blvd., Apt. 508-B, first aid. 7:20 p.m. Black River Boulevard, Auto Zone,... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Collision at intersection

WEST TURIN — A passenger was injured when a car failed to yield for another vehicle stopped at the Route 12-D/McAlpine Street intersection Saturday. Andrew Kohl, 18, of the Town of Greig,... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Drunken driving charged

TOWN OF LENOX — An Oneida man was charged with driving while intoxicated and for possessing marijuana after being pulled over on Carter Road Wednesday. Trooper Jason A. Thomas said he saw... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Bad tires cited in crash injuring three

TOWN OF VERNON — Speeding on bald tires contributed to a crash on Highbridge Road that sent three people to the hospital Tuesday. At 7:28 p.m. a 2004 Dodge driven by Trevor J. Pratt, 21, ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:08 a.m. Kiwanis Road, Lee, accident. 12:37 a.m. Germany Road, Verona, accident. 2:20 a.m. John Street, Annsville, check. 2:22 a.m. Martin S... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:08 a.m. Kiwanis Road, Lee, accident. 12:16 a.m. Oriskany Road, Marcy, accident. 12:39 a.m. West Main Street, Waterville, alarm. 1:15 a.m. R... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:08 a.m. Lee Center and AmCare, Kiwanis Road, accident. 3:19 a.m. New Hartford, Kellogg Road, down wires. 6:59 a.m. Vernon Center, Route 26, acc... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Bicyclists and Pedestrians
group meets Sunday in Utica

Do you like to bicycle, skateboard, roller-skate, or walk? Central New York Bicyclists And Pedestrians (CNY-BAP), a proposed grassroots alliance focusing on active transportation in Utica, will hol... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Watch group to meet

The Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Ward Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St. Speakers will be Mayor Joseph R. Fusco Jr. and polic... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Families can try snowshoes Jan. 28 at area trails

The Central New York Trails Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, gives families a chance to try snowshoes which will be provided at three trail systems: ¿ BREIA Trails in Alder Cr... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

College Notebook

Brognano scores 1,000th point WOODLAND, Pa. — Rome Free Academy graduate and SUNYIT women’s basketball player Lyndsey Brognano scored her 1,000th career point on Sunday during the L... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Holland Patent wrestlers claim another crown

The undefeated Holland Patent boys wrestling team flexed its muscles on Saturday by placing first in the Central New York Tournament at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. The Golden Knights ed... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

RFA falls in tourney title game

The Rome Free Academy squad went 1-1 during the Alliance Bank Tournament in Oneida over the weekend, losing in the championship game to Cortland on Sunday night, 60-41. Rome scored a commanding... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Free financial workshops offered

The Rome Family YMCA is partnering with Rome Weed & Seed to offer a free Financial Principles Workshop. It will be offered four times in the next two weeks at the Rome YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield St. T... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Meetings

TUESDAY South Lewis Board of Education, 7 p.m. Library, Middle-High School, 4264 East Road, Turin. Camden Village Board, 6 p.m. , 14 Church St. Oriskany Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Bonnie G. Geoghegan

Bonnie G. Geoghegan, 59, of Stearns Road, Rome, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2012 at her residence. She was born August 29, 1952, in Ellenville, New York, the daughter of Donald and Marjorie Cl... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Carl Lee Hillyer

NEW HARTFORD/BOONVILLE — Carl Lee Hillyer, 66, of New Hartford and formerly of Boonville, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday January 14, 2012 after a brief illness. He w... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

County Airport weather report for Sunday

Temperatures: -15 to 11 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -26(1970), 62(1995) Rainfall: 0" Snow: .01" Monthly rainfall: 1.15" Rainfall for year: 1.15" ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Chester L. Hayes

Chester L. Hayes, 72, of Lee Center, passed away on January 13, 2012. He was born in the Town of Pharsalia, near Binghamton, son of Chester S. and Joyce A. Jager Hayes. At a young age, Chester and ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Funeral notices

CAMPANY — Julie Lee Campany, 51, of Rome, on Jan. 12, 2012. Services 3 p.m. Saturday at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St., Rome. Calling hours 1-3 p.m. Saturday. CARRO &... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

John T. Ludin

GLENS FALLS — John T. Ludin, 49, died peacefully in Glens Falls Hospital on Friday, January 13, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rome, NY on June 16, 1962, the son of the... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Michael A. Jones

Michael A. Jones, 52, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at Albany Medical Center. He was born on March 8, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Edward and Minnie Reed Jones. He att... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Building permit

Jim DiCastro, 738 Erie Blvd. W., $30,000, add a 20-by-30-foot addition and change occupancy to banquet hall. [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Evening: Daily: 4, 9, 7, Lucky Sum: 20. WinFour: 1, 6, 8, 5, Lucky Sum: 20. Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Midday: ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

EDGE pushes on with Nano, as Syracuse plays its chip

The possibility that a California company may contract with the Navy to make a new generation of computer chips in Onondaga County was news to local officials who for years have been yearning for a... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Wintry mix of rain,
sleet, snow; high 40

Winter weather advisory in effect from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday. Tonight — Snow and freezing rain likely in the evening — Then snow — rain — sleet and freezing rain aft... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Free talk Wednesday
on donating blood

Wednesday Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare will host a presentation and discussion on blood donation. The free session begins at 5 p.m. in the Weaver Lounge on the first floor at Faxton Campus, 1... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

State bicycling website updated

The state Department of Transportation has updated its bicycle website to provide timely information to the state’s cyclists. The site can be accessed directly at https://www.dot.ny.gov/m... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 16, 2002 The proposed Fort Stanwix visitor center has competition for the parking lot at South James Street and Erie Boulevard West. Joe Ott, general manager of the Rome KFC, confirmed Tue... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Auto club, sponsors, help local charities

On behalf of the Tappet Twirlers Automobile Club I would like to thank all of our sponsors for our Friday night cruise-ins at St. John’s Church and also our car show. Money and canned goods a... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Finally, business starts to snowball

The return of "real" winter weather conditions over the weekend sparked otherwise dormant skiing and snowmobiling centers, but a forecast of afternoon rain on Tuesday has tempered things ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Heart Run & Walk aims for $1.2M

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend’s fundraising goal is $1,200,000. The event is is Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. In celebration of America’s Greatest Heart... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Get to know the League
breakfast Saturday in Utica

"Getting to Know the League" will be the theme of the League of Women Voters’ of the Utica-Rome Metro Area general membership breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 in the Dorothy S... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Free snowshoe trip Saturday

The Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust offers a free, public family snowshoe outing near the Independence River Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Contact Janelle for directions — and if you need to borr... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Congressmen differ on best way to police Internet content piracy

A controversial measure to crack down on online copyright infringement has attracted the support of one of Oneida County’s congressmen and the attention but not endorsement of the other one. ... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Wildlife photographer due
at Conservancy meeting

CANASTOTA — The Great Swamp Conservancy of Canastota invites members and the public to its annual meeting to be held at the Canastota Public Library, Center Street, at 1 p.m. Sunday. Eric... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Bowl-A-Thon aids Children’s Miracle Network Jan. 29

The 21st annual Bowling for Miracles Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Foundation is Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pin-O-Rama Recre... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

OCD support offered Mondays

An obsessive compulsive disorder support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) in Conference Room B in St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 2209 Genesee St., Utica. For information... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Laryngectomy support offered

The Laryngectomy Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Cardiac Cath Lab Conference Room on the second floor of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center. For information,... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Aphasia group meets

The Aphasia Support Group at Presbyterian Homes & Services, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, meets in the Emmaus room the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. For information con... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Hospital officials remind about shoveling precautions

Snowmobile enthusiasts, skiers and snowboarders may be rejoicing to finally see snow on the ground this season, but those who have to remove mounds of the white stuff from their sidewalks and drive... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012

Many area spots available

You can snowshoe anyplace there is snow, especially once it starts piling up, but there are many places nearby to get a wilderness experience. Remember when it gets deep that snowshoe maker/ins... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2012
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