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County wants 30¢ cell phone charge

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will again ask the state Legislature to authorize Oneida County to add a 30-cent monthly surcharge on cellphone bills. The state Legislature did not go a... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

On dean’s list

TOWN OF LEE — Hilary Baker of Evergeen Drive was named to the fall semester dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass. She is a sophomore majoring in occupation... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Fourth term on state panel

William L. Miller of West Winfield has been re-elected to the state School Boards Association Board of Directors. As Area 5 director, he represents school boards in Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Herkime... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Weather and plumbing stall school starts

Two area school districts delayed opening today, but for very different reasons. In the sprawling Camden district, it was a matter of weather and road safety in northern zones. In Boonville, it was... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Footprints lead to wanted woman

DEERFIELD — Footprints in the freshly fallen snow helped law enforcers catch a Rome woman wanted on an open arrest warrant early this morning. Sheriff’s deputies said Cory M. Badger... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Try for non-jury trial by Trebilcock expected

The 30-year-old man who claims God and Jesus told him to stab and kill a 6-year-old girl is expected to request a non-jury trial when he returns to County Court Wednesday morning. David L. Treb... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Felony dims ‘free’ TV picture

CLINTON — A 43-year-old man is accused of using other people’s personal information to watch Time Warner Cable television. Marcy-based state police said James Bevan, of 19 Chenango ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Arsonist attacked over shower shoes

WHITESTOWN — A third jailhouse assault on a high-profile inmate has been added to the string that included accused child-killer David L. Trebilcock and accused cop-killer Christian M. Patters... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Car catches fire in rear-end crash

TOWN OF VERONA — Flames burst from the front of a motor vehicle after it rear-ended another on Route 365 Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Gary Stein, 51, of Maryland, was w... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Black ice blamed in Route 233 crash

WESTMORELAND — A Rome man was ticketed for speeding after his motor vehicle slipped on a patch of black ice and crashed into a culvert on Route 233 Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deput... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Not in custody CORRECTION

Police said today that Aaron B. Woods Jr. was not taken into custody for a parole violation during a drug raid at 410 Expense St. on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 11. Information published Friday ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 12:23 a.m. W. Dominick St., hit and run. 1:50 a.m. Floyd Ave., assist. 2:32 a.m. Ready Drive, larceny attempt. 3:5... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 8:35 a.m. 733 W. Dominick St., cellar fire. 10:19 a.m. 703 Massena Ave., assist. 2:02 p.m. 609 Hickory St., water. 3:49 p.m. 4941 Oswego Road,... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:45 a.m. Sylvan Beach, Lake Shore Road N., Verona, vehicle fire. 1:59 a.m. Clinton, St. Mary’s Ave., Kirkland, investigate. 2:40 a.m. Whit... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:16 a.m. Dix Road, Westmoreland, animal. 12:25 a.m. Route 20, Bridgewater, check welfare. 2:10 a.m. Blackmans Corners Road, Verona, accident. ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:22 a.m. Kiwanis Road, Lee, harassment. 12:25 a.m. Route 20, Bridgewater, check welfare. 2:10 a.m. Blackmans Corners Road, Verona, accident. ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

1.NOTEBOOK

RFA grad named Track Athlete of Week UTICA — Rome Free Academy graduate Joe Pruckno of the Utica College men’s track and field team was named the Empire 8 Conference Track Athlete o... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Sestito brothers clash on the ice during minor league hockey tilt

ALBANY — Rome hockey brothers Tim and Tom Sestito reunited on the ice during the American Hockey League’s matchup pitting the visiting Adirondack Phantoms against the Albany Devils on M... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Black Knights indoor track teams cruise to top finishes

HAMILTON — The Rome Free Academy boys and girls indoor track teams finished in the top two spots respectively during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Invitational on Monday at Colgate University. ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Westmoreland senior standout continues to elevate his game

WESTMORELAND — Through both success and adversity, every member of a sports team can always look to a leader for guidance and assurance. For Westmoreland Central School, senior Ted Flint ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Rome JVs fall to Cortland at tourney

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity boys basketball team suffered a 60-57 setback against Cortland in the Alliance Bank Tournament in Oneida on Sunday. Donald Perkins led Rome with 27 points a... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Meetings

WEDNESDAY Board of Education, 6 p.m. former Fort Stanwix School, 110 W. Linden St. Board of Cooperative Educational Services, 4:30 p.m. Learning Center, Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Chair Pilates, breakfast due at Dorfman Senior Center

Ava Dorfman Senior Citizens Civic Center, 305 E. Locust St., is offering several classes, including Chair Pilates, and programs, including the Breakfast Club Wednesday. Call the center at 337-8... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

County looks for Medicaid relief

A start at long-sought Medicaid relief for counties was anticipated today in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget. Oneida and sister counties have long complained about the Medicaid burden, espe... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

SU enjoys milestone night

SYRACUSE (AP) — Syracuse is still perfect. Ranked No. 1 for the sixth straight week, the Orange won their 20th straight game on Monday night, beating scrappy Pittsburgh 71-63. It was ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

William L. ‘Bill’ Borst, Sr.

William L. Borst, Sr., 69, of Rome, passed away on January 16, 2012, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 1, 1942, in Seward, NY, the son of Ralph and Thelma Van Slyke Borst. He attended... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Richard J. Riedel

Richard J. Riedel, age 82, of Rome, passed away January 15, 2012. He was born January 3, 1930, in Rome, a son of Frank J. and Frances Mautner Riedel and educated in Rome schools. Richard was un... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Funeral notices

BANASIEWICZ — J. Theodore "Ted" Banasiewicz, 90, of Rome, on Jan. 15, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St. and 11:30 a.m. at Al... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Donald F. Hughes, Sr.

Donald F. Hughes, Sr., 80, of Floyd, passed away on January 15, 2012, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 14, 1931, in Rome, the son of Albert and Floy Clark Hughes. He was educated i... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

J. Theodore ‘Ted’ Banasiewicz

J. Theodore "Ted" Banasiewicz, 90, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 30, 1921, in Rome, the son of Frank and Victoria Drozd ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: -10 to 29 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -31(1994), 60(1995) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 2" Monthly rainfall: 1.15" Rainfall for year: 1.15" Sn... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Bernadine N. Darrow

Bernadine N. Darrow, 81, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2012 in Bethany Gardens. She was born on December 7, 1930 in Rome, the daughter of the late Raymond and Isabelle ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Joseph J. Polniaszek

WESTDALE — Joseph J. Polniaszek, 61, of 11743 State Route 13, passed away unexpectedly January 14, 2012, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born February 19, 1950 in Buffalo, NY, a son of Jose... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Snow showers, windy;
highs in lower 20s

Tonight — Rain showers in the evening — Then snow and rain showers likely after midnight. Snow accumulation around an inch. Windy with lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph —... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 9, 4, 8, Lucky Sum: 21. WinFour: 5, 1, 2, 2, Lucky Sum: 10. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: ... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Leave our Social Security alone

I am sick and tired of hearing that our elected officials want to reform our Social Security. Leave it alone and pay back all the funds they borrowed from it. Seniors have been paying into the fund... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Iodice family generations gather

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Published: 1/17/2012

Those eligible should sign up now for Medicare Part B

Need Medicare Part B? If you’re eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about gen... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Community Action gets aid to help elderly homeowners make repairs

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency has been awarded funds to help elderly homeowners with emergency repairs to their homes. The Residential Emergency Services to Offer Home Repairs to the El... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Union contracts key in teacher evaluations

The Rome school district is in line with part of the state’s new evaluation system for teachers, says Superintendent Jeffrey P. Simons, but full compliance is limited legally at this point re... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 17, 2002 LEE CENTER — The Town of Lee issued 10 building permits for houses in 2001, up two from the year before. The town suffered a slight dip in population from 1990 to 2000, acco... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Four eye county vacancy; city Dems invite more candidates to screen

The Rome Democratic Committee is seeking a replacement for Patricia A. Hudak to the Oneida County Board of Legislators in the 29th District and intends to make a recommendation to the county execut... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012

Presbyterian Home gets $100,000

NEW HARTFORD — The Mele Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., has awarded Presbyterian Home for Central New York a grant for $100,... [more...]

Published: 1/17/2012
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