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Symposium on Energy April 27

The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century: Looking Ahead to a Future in Renewable Energy A Local & Global Perspective, is Friday, April 27. It’s at "The Links" in East Syracuse ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Insurer among ‘healthiest companies’

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield was named among the "Healthiest Companies in America" after its wellness program helped hundreds of its employees improve their health. It was among the ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Chapter gets national award

The Leatherstocking Chapter of the National Contract Management Association has received an award for excellence and effective operations from the association. The Walter R. Graalman Award is g... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Named manager

NEW HARTFORD — Registered Nurse Donna Lee Walters has been appointed clinical manager-educator at Slocum-Dickson Medical Group. She joins the group with over 26 years of nursing experienc... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

NYSERDA, partners get energy awards

Over the past year, numerous awards have recognized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and its partners for helping to reduce the state’s reliance on fossi... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Southern Garden designs topic of free program

CLINTON — The Hamilton College Arboretum Association will present a free workshop on Southern Gardens on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Ce... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Pruning classes offered
Saturday and April 20

Two pruning classes have been announced by officials at Cornell Cooperative Extension — one free, focusing on fruit trees and shrubs, and the other led by a certified arborist for $5. ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Special tickets send UNOs aid
to Habitat group

You can contribute to the Hamilton College Habitat for Humanity by turning in tickets — which can be printed out from the www.oneidacountyhabitat.org website (at click here in the Fundraiser ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

SUNYIT’s Wolf Yeigh finalist for Wichita State presidency

MARCY — SUNYIT President Bjong Wolf Yeigh, one of five finalists to become president at Wichita State University in Kansas, will speak at the Wichita campus in an open forum Monday afternoon.... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Camden spending up slightly but tax bills hold steady

CAMDEN — Village residents will see a slight increase in spending, but not in their tax bills according to the $1.69 million 2012-13 budget that was adopted April 3. Total general fund sp... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Oriskany budget tax changes because of assessment rate

ORISKANY — The total budget and amount to be raised by taxes will be slightly up in 2012-13 compared to the village’s current spending plan. A public hearing on the $862,185.71 prop... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

VVS engineering prize awarded

Bianca Little, a Vernon-Verona-Sherrill senior in the Madison-Oneida BOCES Engineering Science program, will receive the Charles A. Strom Engineering Award that recognizes outstanding talent toward... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

RFA Class of ’93 proposes community service award

Rome Free Academy’s Class of 1993 is forming a scholarship fund to present a $500 annual award that likely would recognize a student who reflects good citizenship and community service. A... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Pair attends conference

The president and executive vice president of Paradigm Consulting of Utica attended the sixth annual Women’s Conference hosted in California by Advisor Group, descibed as one of the largest i... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Oriskany pushes record to 3-0

The Oriskany baseball squad improved to 3-0 on Thursday with a 7-6 road victory over Frankfort-Schuyler in a Center State Conference crossover game. Noah Lupini drove in three runs and teammate... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Small ball looms big in RFA loss to C-NS

Going up against the two-time defending Section III Class AA softball champion Cicero-North Syracuse squad which reached the state finals last year and has eight returning starters, the Rome Free A... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Road work

Three local road projects will cause delays for drivers next week, according to the state Department of Transportation. In Rome, traffic signal work on Black River Boulevard at the intersection... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Computer shift to current school budget lets BOCES reimburse

A $1.77 million technology upgrade that was added to the current budget was defended by Rome school district officials after a resident questioned why the expense was needed now. A transfer of ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Meth makings lead to indictments; possession additionally charged

Four people have been indicted after law enforcers found them with the ingredients used to make methamphetamine during a traffic stop in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Rome. Indicted: ¿ M... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Nabbed after high speed car chase, crash, foot chase

ONEIDA — A high speed chase and crash in Madison County started when law enforcers pulled over a 34-year-old man Wednesday night for failing to dim his highbeams. Sheriff’s deputies... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Barneveld budget stays within 2 percent state cap

BARNEVELD — Taxes and spending are going up, but the 2012-13 village budget, which was adopted Tuesday, does stay within the state’s 2 percent tax cap. Total general fund budget for... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Accused bank robber takes the plunge

Armed with a toilet plunger, an accused bank robber visited at least three Utica banks Thursday afternoon, demanding cash from one and causing a scene in the others. Though there is no indicati... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Charged with DWI, speeding, and possession

TOWN OF VERNON — A 37-year-old man accused of driving drunk on First Street early this morning has also been charged with marijuana possession. Oneida-based state police said Scott C. Col... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 8:03 a.m. 946 Floyd Ave., alarm. 8:10 a.m. 130 River St., first aid. 8:28 a.m. 205 St. Peter’s Ave., first aid. 8:36 a.m. 7164 Rickmey... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 3:38 a.m. Expense St., domestic. 4:50 a.m. N. James St., medical. 7:05 a.m. E. Bloomfield St., investigate. 7:10... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 3:38 a.m. Deerfield and Kunkel Ambulance, Thruway, Marcy, accident. 11:42 a.m. Oriskany, Cider St., Whitestown, vehicle fire. 2:28 p.m. Westernv... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 3:04 a.m. W. Seneca St., Sherrill, assist. 4:09 a.m. Varick St., Utica, assist. 4:55 a.m. Elmer Hill Road, Lee, missing person. 7:51 a.m. Lo... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Register for MVCC driver course

AAA New York will conduct two six-hour Driver Improvement courses at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26 from 6-9 p.m. both evenings an... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Couponing class Tuesday CORRECTION

ORISKANY — CNY Extreme Couponing has a class Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge, 701 Utica St. Signups at 736-2532. Due to incorrect information supplied, the day was wrong in a story Fri... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

April 13, 2002 Local lawyer Samuel D. Hester is the choice of the county Republican Committee to run for the state Supreme Court seat that will be vacated by Justice John W. Grow of Rome when h... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 2:25 a.m. Wolcott Hill Road, Florence, domestic. 4:12 a.m. Route 233, Westmoreland, assist. 8:29 a.m. Davis Road E., Deerfield, alarm. 8:32 ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Ride for Missing Children volunteers to meet Monday

WASHINGTON MILLS — The Ride for Missing Children-CNY and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will host their fourth Rider and Volunteer Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16 at ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

‘Fatal Invention’ race lecture
at college Wednesday

CLINTON — Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, will give a lecture at Hamilton College on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The free, pub... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Law limits use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus, DEC notes

Homeowners caring for their lawns should make note of a new state law that limits the percentage of phosphorus in lawn fertilizers and restricts the time of year and locations where fertilizers can... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Owners can act to protect homes against wildfires

Homeowners in rural and suburban areas that lie alongside open and forested lands should take precautions to protect their homes from being damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, state Department of E... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Gaming at Yahnundasis ARC Auction

NEW HARTFORD — The Friends of The Arc Foundation will host its annual auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Yahnundasis Golf Club. New this year will be Monte Carlo-style gaming wit... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Partly sunny; highs in mid 60s

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph — Becoming southwest. Saturday — Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest wi... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 2, 7, 0, Lucky Sum: 9. WinFour: 4, 7, 4, 4, Lucky Sum: 19. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: Da... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Food, like driving, costs more

Call it "trickle-down inflation." It’s not just oil and gasoline prices that are going up now. A lot of other things are rising in cost as well, beginning with food. That makes ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

No changes in tax bills as Vernon holds spending down

VERNON — Spending is going down and taxpayers will see no changes in their tax bills according to the 2012-13 village budget adopted Monday. The total general fund for 2012-13 is $648,790... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Earns honors

Cullen Matt, of Clinton, a junior at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., earned honors for the winter academic term. [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Food service inspections

County Health Department inspectors conduct unannounced and periodic checks of food service establishments to determine if they comply with the state codes, rules and regulations. Here are health d... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Funeral notices

DeGRAZIO — Amelio "Miller" DeGrazio, 96, of Rome on April 11, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church. Burial parish cemetery. No calling hours. Arrange... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Joanna P. Koch

Joanna P. Koch, 80, of Rome passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Rome Center. Born September 20, 1931 in Rome, she was a daughter of William L. and Dorothy Pratt Koch. Joanna was employed b... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Births

ELLINGER — To Nicolas Tardugno and Carissa Ellinger, of Stittville, on Monday, April 2, 2012, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Lilyana Grace. GOODSPEED — To Marsha Goodspeed, ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Amelio ‘Miller’ DeGrazio

Amelio "Miller" DeGrazio, 96, of Rome passed away on Wednesday April 11, 2012 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 27, 1916 in Rome a son of John and Angeline DeProsper... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Hedy Rapke

Hedy Rapke, 83, of Golly Rd., Rome died Thursday, April 12, 2012 after a short illness with her family by her side. She was born March 27, 1929 in Rome, NY the daughter of John and Rose Schneider W... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Dance Sunday

LEE CENTER — A dance will be held in the Lee Center Bingo Hall, School Street, Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Music will be provided by Nelson Band. The event, sponsored by the Lee... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 34 to 52 Normal Range: 34 to 55 Records: 20(1967), 70(1968) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 0.24" Rainfall for year: 5.92" Snow... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Beatrice B. Skinner

CAMDEN — Beatrice B. Skinner 71, of Hillsboro Rd., passed away at home Wednesday April 11, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born Mar 26, 1941 in Constantia, NY a daughter of John and... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Food $en$e signups open to everyone

Registration for the May 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 the C... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Million Air at Griffiss gets pilot magazine top honors

Aviation-related services provider Million Air at Griffiss International Airport is part of the group that recently won top honors in an annual survey conducted by Professional Pilot magazine. ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

VVS hands Rome girls lacrosse loss

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls lacrosse team was handed a 13-6 home loss by Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Thursday. Lyndon Hall had two goals and an assist for Rome, while Gabbie Carter... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Oriskany softball squad sweeps to pair of wins

The Oriskany softball team swept host Frankfort-Schuyler in a doubleheader on Thursday by coming up with 8-6 and 13-4 victories. Meghan Carlo led the Lady Redskins at the plate in the first gam... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

RFA defending champ in Bennett baseball tourney

The Rome Free Academy baseball team will look to defend its title in the annual Lew Bennett Memorial Tournament on Saturday at the DeLutis Field complex. The Black Knights won the 2011 tourney ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Sports Briefs

Smith Post holding sign-ups The Smith Post American Legion baseball team will be holding sign-ups and an informational meeting for the 2012 season on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Legion. All int... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

USC, MVCC partner for basic cybersecurity skills forum

USC The Business College is partnering with Mohawk Valley Community College’s CyberJobs program and the Workforce Investment Board to hold a free, 32-hour training program April 14, 21, 28 an... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Risk management services director appointed

Bailey Haskell & LaLonde has hired Paul Coderre as the new director of risk management services. Coderre has over 30 years of experience in the areas of risk and safety management. Most recentl... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Gaetano marks 30 years with Butler

Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corp. of Utica is celebrating its 30th year as a franchised builder of Butler Manufacturing Co.’s pre-engineered buildings. Gaetano has completed over 2.5 ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Offical pushes Free File before Tuesday deadline

Millions of personal income taxpayers may qualify to prepare and file their state and federal tax returns for free. There are only days left to file your 2011 income tax return by the April 17 ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Spring spruce-up at Fort Stanwix

The perimeter of Fort Stanwix National Monument is buzzing with activity — new sidewalks and the annual cutting back of the prairie grasses. The sidewalk replacement project started Monda... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Accused during scuffle of taking a bite in crime

A 30-year-old man is accused of using a play out of the Mike Tyson school of fighting when law enforcers said he bit another man on the ear during a scuffle on West Dominick Street. Kevin D. Bl... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Sign-ups for SUNYIT summer camp

MARCY — Sign-up is under way for academic summer camps for teens that will be held in June, July and August on the SUNYIT campus The "SummerITeens" program at SUNYIT will offer ... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012

Lee Board and assessors differ on summer hours

TOWN OF LEE — The Town Board and Assessor Patricia Box are on different sides of an attempt to temporarily change evening hours for town offices. The board is not going along with a reque... [more...]

Published: 4/13/2012
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