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skip paper to begin with

April 22 is Earth Day. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day in one way or another. You could plant a tree, and recycle your plastic, glass, and paper, or use the back side of p... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Cold tonight; then sunny; high about 60

Freeze watch in effect from late tonight through Wednesday morning. Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph — Diminishing to 5 to 10 mph. Wed... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: Daily: 5, 3, 7, Lucky Sum: 15. WinFour: 3, 4, 9, 3, Lucky Sum: 19. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Two Trenton highway retirees note changes

BARNEVELD — Two longtime employees, Chub Lichtenberger and Mark Hughes, retired March 31 from the Town of Trenton Highway Department. Town officials said, Lichtenberger began his career o... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

High entertainment on Strough court

The Strough Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization will host the Harlem Wizards at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the Strough gymnasium against the Black Knight Wizard Crushers. Tea... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Renovation management expected at or below $800K Strough budget

As it sorts through eight companies’ proposals to manage the massive Strough Middle School renovation, the Rome school district expects to stay within the $800,000 budgeted for that part of t... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Not a record, but higher than 87 degrees was close

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Published: 4/17/2012

Wind pushes tree into power lines along Turin Road

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Published: 4/17/2012

21-year-old charged for menacing with a baseball bat

SYLVAN BEACH — A 21-year-old man was charged with menacing outside The Pancake House on Main Street Monday afternoon when law enforcers said he mistakenly thought a man on the sidewalk was up... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Police nab suspect following trail of fluid

Following the trail of a leaking fluid, law enforcers said they were able to track down a pickup truck that had crashed into a utility pole on North Washington Street early Saturday. The driver... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 1:46 a.m. Bissell Ave., check welfare. 2:08 a.m. Walnut St., assist. 2:42 a.m. Canal St., suspicious activity. 4:4... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Man accused of knife swipe at parent

A 35-year-old man is accused of threatening a parent with a knife during a dispute at their Broadway residence Monday afternoon. Police said Michael A. Sovocool, of 410 Broadway, slashed the kn... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Contact with girl under 11 charged

A 38-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing an underage girl at his East Dominick Street residence. Authorities said Jeremy K. Chase, of 6900 E. Dominick St., had sexual contact with a gir... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Officers out in force, so don’t pass a stopped school bus with red flashers

Local school children getting on and off the school bus will have some extra protection Wednesday, as law enforcers from across the state join in the annual Operation Safe Stop Day. Police offi... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Rider injured after dirt bike jump

TOWN OF ANNSVILLE — A 45-year-old man is in fair condition this morning after he flipped over the handlebars of his dirt bike in Annsville Monday. Sheriff’s deputies said Thomas A. ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 9:28 a.m. Hangar Road, automatic alarm. 10:19 a.m. 1 Revere Park, investigate. 11:10 a.m. 100 N. Madison St., first aid. 12:12 p.m. 8462 W. Th... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 6:36 a.m. Camden, River Road, fire police. 7:03 a.m. Vernon, Peterboro Road, vehicle fire. 8:01 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, Erie Blvd. West, accident/i... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:17 a.m. Dorn Spur Road, Ava, domestic. 2:18 a.m. Sav-On, Route 31, Verona, assault. 6:58 a.m. Trenton Road, Deerfield, suspicious activity. ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:17 a.m. Dorn Spur Road, Ava, domestic. 12:20 a.m. River Road, Marcy, assist. 2:18 a.m. Sav-On, Route 31, Verona, assault. 7:07 a.m. Peterbo... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Building permit

Carbone Properties, 1105 Floyd Ave., $10,000, fit out the existing building for occupancy. [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Distractions

A "hashtag" is used to label potentially popular related tweets on Twitter. Instapundit Glenn Reynolds gave an example of one tweet with the hashtag #WarOnDistractions: "In the last ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Leading EDGE Awards luncheon

WHITESBORO — The 2012 Leading EDGE Award Luncheon is at noon May 18 at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St. Contact MVEDGE at 338-0393 for tickets. William Pelgrin, president and CEO of... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Area runners among finishers

BOSTON — Five Mohawk Valley area runners took to the streets and completed the 116th annual Boston Marathon 26.2-mile road race trek under steamy conditions on Monday. A total of 22,426 r... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Rome pitcher Schoff flirts with perfection in softball victory

Rome Free Academy senior softball pitcher Halie Schoff fell two batters short of a perfect game on Monday afternoon on the road against Syracuse West at Corcoran High School. Schoff, 1-1, took ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Fifth potential candidate gets school board petition

A fifth potential candidate for a seat on the Board of Education in the May 15 election is Ken Metz of 6445 Wager Drive in Lee, who ran unsuccessfully for the board a year ago. Metz picked up n... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Public hearing on $101.2M school budget Wednesday

A public hearing on the Rome school district’s proposed 2012-13 budget will be held Wednesday night, followed by a Board of Education vote on tentative adoption of the $101.2 million spending... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Oriskany breezes in league opener

The Oriskany baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 19-4 rout of visiting Remsen in the Redskins’ Center State Conference Division IV opener on Monday. The Redskins banged out... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Officials unified in push
to keep Social Security local

For Erma Gerow, of Rose Lane, keeping the Rome Social Security Administration Office open in Rome is simply about respect. "Many older people can’t drive and it’s too much to p... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Driver faces 8 charges after bike crash ends 117 MPH chase

Accused of leading law enforcers on a more than 100 mph chase from Rome to Annsville, a 21-year-old man was finally caught when law enforcers said his motorcycle crashed. Bail was set at $500 M... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Westmoreland duo wins STEM competition
at Griffiss Institute designing best flight path

Ten high schools from throughout the area participated in the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Education Coalition’s fourth annual Challenge Competition hosted by the Air Force Rese... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Gary H. Dunn

CAMDEN — Gary H. Dunn, age 55, of Camden, passed away April 16, 2012. He was born December 21, 1956, in Oneida, a son of Donald and Shirley Blowers Dunn, and educated in Camden schools. G... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Joan R. Haynes

Joan R. Haynes, age 76, of Rome, passed away peacefully, April 15, 2012, at the Eastern Star Home. She was born February 24, 1936, in Riverhead, Long Island, New York, a daughter of Harold C. a... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Rev. Msgr. William M. ‘Bill’ Kelly

Rev. Msgr. William M. "Bill" Kelly, 89, former Pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Rome, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare in Utica following a... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Funeral notices

BACH — Seymour A. Bach, 85, of Blossvale, on April 15, 2012. Private services. Arrangements by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden BARRY — Mark E. Barry, 60, of Rome... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Office closed three days

WESTMORELAND — The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed for training Monday- Wednesday, April 23-25, and will reopen on Thursday, April 26. For information call 853-8001 ext. 2. [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Dodie L. Sweeting

CAMDEN — Dodie L. Sweeting, 40, of Florence Hill Road passed away unexpectedly on Sunday April 15, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1971 in Rome, NY a daughter of Joseph and Patricia Piersall Mulv... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Carl R. Kelly

BOONVILLE — Carl R. Kelly, 84, of Kolasa Road passed away on April 14, 2012 at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. He was born in Remsen on May 29, 1927 a son of Carl F. an... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Lyle W. Nickerson Sr.

LEE CENTER — Lyle W. Nickerson Sr., 80, of Weaver Road passed away at home on April 14, 2012. He was born in West Branch on November 14, 1931 a son of Albert I. and Hazel Vanderhoof Nickerson... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 57 to 87 Normal Range: 34 to 55 Records: 21(1950), 87(2012) Rainfall: 0.03" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 0.35" Rainfall for year: 6.03" S... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Sleepy driver in Erie Boulevard crash

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Published: 4/17/2012

Births

BAMBURY — To Casey and Jessica Relyea Bambury, of Rome, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a son, Casey Herbert Jr. BULSON — To Alexander and Lynda Ferris Bul... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Senior Stretch Yoga slated

Senior Stretch Yoga starts Friday in the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St. Call the center at 337-8230 to register. Senior Stretch Yoga, taught by Sarah Kaczor of "Just Brea... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Voter Participation Workshop set

The League of Women Voters of Utica/Rome Metro Area will hold a free Voter Participation Project workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, April 28. The April 21 event will... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

April 17, 2002 With a $45.4 million new Rome Free Academy nearing completion, and the debt being paid off in the next few years on several other school construction projects, the Board of Educa... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Last local tax pick-up at 5:45 p.m. but you can file for an extension

Don’t expect any extra time at the post office in Rome today. The office at 110 E. Garden St. has only regular hours today — closing the retail counter at 5 p.m. with last collection at... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Lee Board asks who should trim Town Park greenery

TOWN OF LEE — Taking care of grass and trees at the town park are posing spring seasonal questions for the Town Board. The board last week scheduled a special interview session for a pote... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

R-CATS meets Wednesday

R-CATS (Rome Cat Assistance Trap-Neuter-Return Society) meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council chambers at City Hall. It helps city residents who care for outdoor cats trap, neuter and return ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

RFA pounds out 16 hits during first baseball win of season

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity baseball team banged out 16 hits to grab its first win of the year, 15-13, over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Monday at DeLutis Field. Ian Hetherington and Matt... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

VVS aided by RFA miscues

Coming off a big weekend in which the Black Knights secured their second straight Lew Bennett Tournament crown, the Rome Free Academy baseball team was looking to continue the momentum against Vern... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Pawtucket at Syracuse, 6. Scholastic girls Lacrosse — RFA at Cicero-North Syracuse, 7. Wedn... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012

Meetings

WEDNESDAY Board of Education, 6 p.m. p.m. Unofficial budget hearing, then meeting. Strough Middle School, 801 Laurel St. Board of Cooperative Educational Services, 4:30 p.m. Annual meeting.... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2012
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