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Shamed embezzler apologizes, must serve 31/2 to 101/2 years

A former office manager at Mohawk Valley Urology apologized to her friends, family and co-workers this morning for embezzling roughly $600,000 from the office. "I know what I did was wrong... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Murder in cold blood told

An insolent Robert W. Blainey held little back this morning as he freely admitted to the brutal rape and murder of Utica motel-owner Linda Turner. His arrogance was enough to stop Oneida County... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Camden copes as Boonville makes flakes

Students at Camden schools got a math lesson this week on the ratio of 3 to 5. That’s the number of days this week that the district had to order a two-hour delay due to poor driving cond... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Board of Ed tips cap to 2 employees

Vicky Vickers, a Bellamy Elementary School reading teacher, and Director of Information and Technology Pamela Mazzaferro are the Rome school district employees of the month for January. They we... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Assurance that Strough sidewalks can handle weight

Despite a resident’s concerns that the continued use of heavy snow-removal equipment will repeat last year’s damage to Strough Middle School sidewalks, a district official says areas in... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Flagged on football helmets, school does replay on reconditioning prices

A complex "pricing structure" plan for new football helmets included a do-over for a Board of Education approval vote, after a school district official clarified the bidding process. ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Rehabs rate higher state aid than building new schools

The state aid rate for the 10-year-old Rome Free Academy building is in the mid-to-high 80 percent range, and the Rome school district is about halfway through a 20-year reimbursement period, accor... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

On president’s list

Jennifer L. Arcuri, daughter of Raymond L. and Heather Arcuri, has been named to the president’s list at SUNY at Cortland for the fall semester. She is a senior majoring in inclusive special ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Risk and loss of local identity cited in failed consolidation tries

The thumbs down outcome of Thursday’s four-school district merger vote in nearby Herkimer County is probably no surprise to residents in the villages of Whitesboro and Yorkville in Oneida Cou... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Remsen and Adirondack schools explore pooling services to reap savings

Possible common ground for transportation, classroom video-links, and special education are among shared services being newly explored by school boards for the neighboring Adirondack and Remsen dis... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Crop Congress signups due

SANGERFIELD — Cornell Cooperative Extension and Whites Farm Supply are co-sponsoring this year’s Oneida County Crop Congress to be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at Whites Farm Supply, 962 Rout... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

PSC considers new rules
on submetering electricity

The state Public Service Commission will soon take comments on proposed regulations that would require most separate apartments or condos have their electricity use metered by a utility rather than... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Signup starts for pheasant program with March 15 deadline

It’s time to sign up if you want to raise some pheasants from day one to eight weeks for release on lands open to hunting. Those in Department of Environmental Conservation Region 6 (Herk... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Sports Briefs

AAU boys basketball sign-ups Wednesday The Rome Select AAU boys basketball program will be holding sign-ups on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. for fifth- through eighth-grade teams. Registration alo... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Honored in Troy

Area students were named to the fall semester president’s list at Hudson Valley Community College. They are: ¿ Jessica Merchant, of Rome, echocardiography certificate program. ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Norfolk at Syracuse, 7:30. College Hockey — Harvard at Colgate, 7. Scholastic boys Bask... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Coupon course starts Tuesday

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College offers Coupon 101, for three sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 24. The course fee is $35. Pre-registration is ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

June 23 date for 16th annual Herb & Flower Festival

WHITESTOWN — Mark your calendar. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County Master Gardeners present the 16th Annual Herb & Flower Festival Saturday, June 23. The theme of the eve... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Top teams battle it out 20-0 HP part of Section III Dual Meet field

A total of 16 teams, including three local schools, have earned berths in the Section III Dual Meet Tournament on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Among the local schools particip... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Jeffrey Edward Palmer

Jeffrey Edward Palmer, 72, resident of Rome, NY and summer resident of Fourth Lake, NY died at home while in the care and loving comfort of his family just after the first rays of sunlight shone in... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Trashing rechargable batteries illegal under new state law

Whether from your laptop, camera, cell phone, or rechargeable alkaline batteries, you’d better not put them in the trash. It’s illegal. Check the list below to see where you can rec... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Births

BRENNEN — To Christopher and Tanya Mottion Brennen, of New Hartford, on Monday Jan. 16, 2012, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Addison Lynne. MORALES — To Jordan Morales and E... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Wings continue improved play

The Rome Catholic boys basketball squad won for the sixth time in seven games as the Redwings scored a 72-62 home victory over Center State Conference Division IV foe Owen D. Young on Thursday nigh... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

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: 1/20/2012

Robert Wayne Thomas

Robert Wayne Thomas, 76, of Ballston Spa died at home on January 18, 2012 of brain cancer. His loving wife and main caregiver was at his side during his 14 month struggle, which he faced with coura... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Ronald E. Redmond, Sr.

Ronald E. Redmond, Sr., 77, of Rome, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., Siegenthaler Center in New Hartford, surrounded by his lovin... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Franklin D. Coy

VERONA — Franklin D. Coy, 79, Spring Road, died Tuesday evening, January 17, 2012, in St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford, where he had been a medical patient for the past week. Born ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Police log

¿Continued from page 4 6:08 p.m. N. Levitt St., domestic. 6:17 p.m. Henry St., dispute. 6:46 p.m. Williams Road, attempt to locate. 7:37 p.m. Black River Blvd., suspended licen... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Fire log

Thursday 9:44 a.m. 301 W.Dominick St., first aid. 9:46 a.m. 1625 Black River Blvd., first aid. 1:36 p.m. 140 E. Garden St., first aid. 4:21 p.m. S. Doxtator St., W. Dominick St., ac... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 1 to 27 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -27(1904), 55(1949) Rainfall: 0" Snow: .2" Monthly rainfall: 1.45" Rainfall for year: 1.45" Sno... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Food $en$e signups slated

Registration for the February Food $en$e program — open to all — will be held at United Methodist churches in Rome and Lee Center. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

A long way to go

It was classic White House political theater, designed to burnish the president’s image in an election year. President Barack Obama invited executives to Washington, D.C., to hail "insou... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Snow showers;
highs in upper 20s

Tonight — Cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight. Lows near 10. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Saturday — Snow likely in the morning — Then a chance of s... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 5, 3, 6, Lucky Sum: 14. WinFour: 1, 5, 9, 5, Lucky Sum: 20. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Armed grab at Utica grocery fails

A masked and armed man attempted to rob the Ridgewood Market in south Utica Thursday night, but law enforcers said he did not get any money. No arrests have been made as police search for the t... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Easy collar for trooper

WESTMORELAND — It wasn’t too difficult for state police to catch a 32-year-old man for marijuana possession Thursday morning — he was sitting in their police car. Troopers sai... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Driver pinned in rollover perishes

TOWN OF WEST TURIN — The cause of a fatal accident in Lewis County remains under investigation today after a 64-year-old man was found pinned beneath his car. Lowville-based state police ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Missing woman located

The 48-year-old woman who had been reported missing after she left Rome Memorial Hospital was found safe and sound in Rome Thursday evening. Police located Tammy L. Curry in the city and return... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 4:17 a.m. Kunkel Ambulance, Churchill Ave., Utica, transport. 8:11 a.m. Westmoreland and COCVAC Ambulance, Route 5, accident/injury. 9:07 a.m. O... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:19 a.m. Mohawk St., Whitestown, open door/window. 3:08 a.m. Route 31, Verona, car/deer. 4:24 a.m. Pleasant Ave., Sylvan Beach, alarm. 4:50... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 8:11 a.m. Route 5, Westmoreland, accident/injury. 9:35 a.m. Hinman Road, Trenton, accident. 9:39 a.m. Doxtator Road, Verona, abandoned call. ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Fury over parking ticket

A 56-year-old father is accused of choking his daughter Tuesday after he blamed her for a parking ticket. Bail was set at $500 cash or bond and was not immediately met for John W. Boyce, 56, of... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Call got through to police

A 20-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and taking away her cell phone when she tried to call for help early Wednesday. Police said Tyreese D. Lewis, of 131 McAvoy Ave., punched ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Marcy driver ticketed in Utica collision with jail van

An accused killer less than a week away from his murder trial was one of three inmates hospitalized Thursday after their county jail transport van was rear-ended in Utica. Marshall D. Jackson, ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Nurse denies stealing drugs

A licensed practical nurse on Thursday denied stealing drugs from the Rome Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare on North James Street, formerly Stonehedge. Jason C. Roberts, 31, of 9699 Powel... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Big rig runs off Thruway

WHITESTOWN — A tractor-trailer driver was ticketed for unreasonable speed after his big rig tipped over on the Thruway Wednesday morning. Syracuse-based state police said Franklin C. Mass... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Blood needed

WHEN: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. WHERE: Goodrich Corp., 104 Otis St. QUOTA: 32. Appointments 1-800-733-2767 or walk in. [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

On dean’s list

Jennifer M. Kean, daughter of Michael and Regina Kean, of Wager Drive, Town of Lee, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Utica College. A sophomore, she majors in physical therapy. [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 20, 2002 "Oneida County was the place for them to be." So said Rep. Sherwood L. Boehlert today as he toured TRW Aeronautical Systems’ new plant in Griffiss Business and Tec... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Tuesday 12:22 a.m. N. Madison St., assault. 12:45 a.m. W. Thomas St., domestic. 8:15 a.m. E. Dominick St., burglary. 8:22... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

OSHA training series starts Jan. 24

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College holds a 10-hour OSHA Training course in three This training will meet for three sessions beginning on Tuesday, Jan.24 from 5:30 ­ 9 p.m. P... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

DeClutter classes scheduled

Deb Cabral, "The DeClutter Coach," a professional organizer and efficiency expert, will return to Mohawk Valley Community College with a series of workshops in Rome, New Hartford and Utic... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 8:47 a.m. 310 Cottage St., first aid. 8:58 a.m. 264 W. Dominick St., first aid. 10:59 a.m. 115 Rose Lane, first aid. 11:01 a.m. 301 W. Bloo... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 4:20 a.m. Prospect, Trenton Falls St., structure fire. 4:22 a.m. Remsen, to same. 4:30 a.m. Barneveld, standby. 6:18 a.m. Sherrill and Vine... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:41 a.m. Old River Road, Marcy, open door/window. 1:42 a.m. Northwood Circle, Lee, assist. 2:32 a.m. Route 233, Westmoreland, car/deer. 4... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Oriskany JVs improve record to 11-1

The Oriskany junior varsity boys basketball team stretched its record to 11-1 overall by picking up a 43-25 road triumph over Remsen on Thursday. Dominick Silvestri scored nine points, seven re... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

Lady Black Knights bowl over HP

The Rome Free Academy girls bowled to their fifth Tri-Valley League win of the season by beating Holland Patent, 6-5, at King Pin Lanes on Thursday. Korena Kinney scored a 522 series which feat... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

No live TV of NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Tonight’s 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C. which includes the late Richie Evans will not be televised live. Instead, the ceremony will be taped and shown on ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:57 a.m. Route 13, Vienna, suspicious activity. 1:40 a.m. Northwood Circle, Lee, assist. 6:18 a.m. Peterboro Road, Vernon, accident/injury. ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2012
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