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I Love My Park Day offers volunteers chance to help

You can help on "I Love My Park Day," a statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Oneida County Bar hosts students at Court House Law Day ceremony

The annual Law Day event hosted by the Oneida County Bar Association will kick off Tuesday morning, and will include two guest speakers and an open forum involving local attorneys and judges. L... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Go Red luncheon Wednesday

WHITESBORO — A heart health fair will be part of the Go Red For Women Luncheon, Wednesday in Hart’s Hill Inn. It starts at 10 a.m. with the luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. More wome... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Aqua Zumba returns Tuesday

The Rome Family YMCA is bringing Aqua Zumba back to it’s members starting next session. Aqua Zumba will be offered on Tuesday nights at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. Cla... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

M.A.S.H. camps let students learn about medical jobs

Students entering eighth and ninth grade this fall will have the opportunity to spend two days in the world of hospital health care this summer at the Medical Academy of Science and Health Camps. ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Now with seven campuses, center becomes Black River Outdoor Education Program

BOONVILLE — The Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center is excited to announce its new identity as the Black River Outdoor Education Program (BROEP). "This name change better refle... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Charged for burglary and stealing cash and cigarettes

NEW HARTFORD — A 46-year-old man is facing a felony burglary charge for sneaking into an acquaintance’s home Saturday morning and stealing cash and cigarettes. Police said John R. B... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Facing charges after 100 MPH car chase

TOWN OF WESTMORELAND — A 26-year-old man is facing multiple charges for leading law enforcers on a more than 100 mph chase right to his front door. Sheriff’s officials said Antonio ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Charlotte at Syracuse, 6. Scholastic boys Baseball — Central Square at RFA, 5. Tuesday&rsqu... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Volunteer marks 12,779 hours of service to hospital

The Rome Memorial Hospital Twigs held their spring dinner at The Beeches on Turin Road on April 24. President Marcia Murphy, from Mimosa Twig, presided over the meeting. Guest speaker was Colle... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Boat group offers spring tips

As anglers and boaters head out, some may be forgetting that cold waters still lurk beneath the keel. Here are three safety tips from www.BoatUS.com/foundation to help you get safely through sp... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Free or low-cost health insurance topic Thursday

Have you lost your health insurance benefits? Are you faced with making a choice between healthcare coverage and day-to-day expenses? Learn how you may be able to obtain free or low-cost health ins... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Lewis County man killed in crash

TOWN OF DIANA — A 23-year-old Lewis County man was killed Sunday night when his motor vehicle crashed into a tree on South Creek Road. Carthage-based state police said Tyler A. Lyndaker, ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Women entrepreneurs’ network luncheon Thursday

Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success, a central New York business dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs expand their local, state and regional marketplace, will host its quarterly st... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Signup under way for May aquatics training at MVCC

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education will offer a number of aquatics training classes in May and June. They are: ¿ Backyard Water Safety... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Spring Migration Festival two days

LENOX — The Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 N. Main St. on the corner of Pine Ridge Road, hosts its 11th annual Spring Migration Nature Art Festival from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Dogs in Verona need to register

VERONA — The town will conduct a dog census in the upcoming months and owners will be required to license their canines. Those who need to license their dogs should come to the Town Clerk... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Area radiography students graduate Friday

The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare School of Radiography will hold its 59th graduation celebration at 6 p.m. Friday in the Mohawk Valley Community College Information Technology Building/Confer... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Without law, no freedom

The theme of this year’s Law Day, May 1, is "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom." The concept behind this phrase is an important one that emphasizes the need for courts in Americ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Slamming head into floor alleged

BRANTINGHAM — A Lewis County man is facing charges of domestic abuse accused of slamming his companion’s head into the floor Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies said Raymond H. Goeth... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Two times alcohol limit earns DWI

BOONVILLE — A Remsen woman was charged with drunken driving early Saturday morning after she registered a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal threshold. Police said Wendy P... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

American Alloy breaks ground for new addition

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Published: 4/30/2012

Home Show sell out

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people came to the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual Rome Home Show this past weekend, where almost every space available inside and outside was sold out... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Police log

Website: www.romepd.com Sunday 12:46 a.m. W. Dominick St., attempt to locate. 1:03 a.m. N. James St., larceny. 1:16 a.m. E. Dominick St., suspicious activity. 1:27 a.m. Floyd Av... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Fire log

Saturday 8:29 a.m. 126 Canal St., first aid. 10:41 a.m. 708 Rome-Oriskany Road, first aid. 11:59 a.m. 392 Park Drive Manor II, first aid. 3:58 p.m. 152 Turin St., lift assist. 4... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 2:04 a.m. Lake Delta, Coronado Lane, structure fire. 3:19 a.m. Sylvan Beach, Bridge St., alarm. 3:38 a.m. New Hartford, Sangertown Square Mall, a... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:10 a.m. Koenig Road, Floyd, dispute. 2:34 a.m. 11th Ave., Sylvan Beach, domestic. 3:40 a.m. Bridge St., Sylvan Beach, assist. 4:04 a.m. Rou... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:12 a.m. Kimball Road, Vienna, burning. 2:34 a.m. 11th Ave., Sylvan Beach, domestic. 3:40 a.m. Bridge St., Sylvan Beach, assist. 6:43 a.m. C... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Nanoforum at SUNYIT

MARCY — A public forum on the emerging importance of nanotechnology in the Mohawk Valley will be held Thursday, from 1-5 p.m. at SUNYIT in the Student Center. The free, public event is ge... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Dolores Brazil Keeney

HOLLAND PATENT — Dolores Brazil Keeney, 79, of Glass Factory Road, died April 28, 2012 at Bethany Gardens in Rome. She was born September 6, 1932, in Utica to William and Mary (Hughes) Br... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Theodore E. Kopytowski

Theodore E. Kopytowski, age 84, of Coleman Mills Road, Rome, NY passed away into the loving hands of the Lord, on April 28, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital with his loving family at his side. Ted... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Funeral notices

GEORGE — Paula "Nona" Versace George, 68, of Rome, on April 28, 2012. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Calling hours 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Nicholas J... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Todd Ralph Traxel

BLOSSVALE — Todd Ralph Traxel, 53, passed away with family at his side April 27, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Todd was born February 23, 1959, a son of Ralph & Gene Teelin Traxel... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Births

PETERS — To Ashlie Peters, of Chittenango, on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Oneida Healthcare Center, a son. WILKINSON — To James and Lori Stevens Wilkinson, of Cazenovia, on Saturday, ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

County Airport weather report for Sunday

Temperatures: 22 to 53 Normal Range: 39 to 62 Records: 25(1992), 82(1970) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 2.31" Rainfall for year: 9.06" Snow... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Alfred Parkin

VERONA — Alfred Parkin, age 92, of Old Oneida Road passed away peacefully early Saturday morning April 28, 2012 in the Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Center with his loving granddaughter ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Paula ‘Nona’ Versace George

Paula "Nona" Versace George, 68, of Rome, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 peacefully at home. She was born in Rome, N.Y. on August 14, 1943 daughter of the late Frank and Louise Iann... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Bluebird program Thursday
in Boonville

BOONVILLE — "All about Bluebirds, and More" will be presented by John Rogers (Mr. Bluebird) at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Probe involving Camden baseball team continues

CAMDEN — A school investigation continues at Camden Central School over a "student disciplinary matter" involving members of the varsity baseball team. Superintendant Dr. Jeffre... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Rome JVs go 1-1 at tournament

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity softball team split two games during the South Lewis Tournament on Saturday, defeating the hosts, 11-2, before falling to Whitesboro, 12-7, in the title game. ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Sports Briefs

Romans sweep top six in bocce tourney Rome players swept the top six spots during the 11th annual Men’s Singles Bocce Tournament on Saturday at the Toccolana Club. Ed Emmanuele came o... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

St. Luke’s campus cuts entrances starting Wednesday

Effective Wednesday, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare is restricting the number of public entrances at the St. Luke’s Campus. The five restricted entrances that will be closed to the public... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

On dean’s list

Kyle S. Hash, son of Laura Hash, Craig Street, and the late Dwayne Hash, has been named to the fall dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. He is a freshmen majoring in enginee... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Bellinger scores first win on opening night

VERNON — Robbie Bellinger survived a heated battle with Mike Mahaney to capture his first career Utica-Rome Speedway modified victory on Sunday during the track’s chilly season-opening ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Prostate Cancer update on May 8

NEW HARTFORD — Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Regional Cancer Center and The American Cancer Society’s Man to Man Support Group will host "Prostate Cancer Update: What&... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Favorite turns in impressive 1:52 mile at Vernon Downs

VERNON — The favorite Diamond Stick Pin lived up to his expectations on Saturday night at Vernon Downs as he sped to a 1:52 mile in the featured $9,500 ninth race. Diamond Stick Pin, driv... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Lady Black Knights fall in tourney title game

The Rome Free Academy softball team split two games during the South Lewis Falcons Softball Shootout on Saturday in Turin to move to 3-7 overall on the season. RFA grabbed a 7-1 triumph over ho... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

VVS senior serves up no-hitter

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill senior pitcher Jesse Whitmeyer tossed the eighth no-hitter in school history as the Red Devils grabbed a 6-0 home victory over Marcellus in the first game of a doubleheader o... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Fashion show in Kirkland

CLINTON — A fashion show featuring items from locally owned, small businesses that pride themselves in carrying many made in the USA products and items made by local artisans takes center sta... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Grand jury to hear charges of separate threats and attacks

A 44-year-old man charged with separate threats and attacks on two different men will have both cases heard by a grand jury for a possible indictment. Denis Toney, of 128 E. Bloomfield St., app... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Hanna named to highway bill reconciliation committee

Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-24, Barneveld, says he’s been named to the joint Senate-House conference committee to hammer out an agreement on a new federal transportation bill . The committee... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

National Guard re-enlistments

Local residents have reenlisted with the New York Army National Guard. They are: ¿ Sergeant Michael Connors, of Rome, who will continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters C... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

District misstates deadline; three candidates off ballot

Three Board of Education candidates including an incumbent are having their nominating petitions rejected because of a Rome school district error in listing the deadline for filing petitions. T... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Hearing screenings offered

In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare will offer free hearing screenings throughout the month at the Regional Rehabilitation Center at the Faxton Ca... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

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: 4/30/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

April 30, 2002 The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency should own the former Columbus School within three to four weeks. It plans to move its headquarters there. It plans to demolish part of ... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Clouds, early showers;
highs in lower 60s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening — Then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of r... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Evening: Daily: 7, 3, 8, Lucky Sum: 18. WinFour: 7, 8, 9, 8, Lucky Sum: 32. Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Midday: Daily... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

School district gets DVDs

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Published: 4/30/2012

Meetings

TUESDAY City School District Board of Registration, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Signup for city school district residents not registered with Board of Elections, or who has moved, to vote May 15. Board of... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012

Chamber Alliance gives grants at May 23 dinner

MARCY — In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Chamber Alliance of The Mohawk Valley will hold a reception to honor the recipients of the Alliance’s Member Grant Awards. Th... [more...]

Published: 4/30/2012
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