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Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oneida County staff the consumer horticulture line at 736-3394 or 337-2531, from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays (except holidays). [more...]

Published: 5/11/2012

Aphasia group meets

The Aphasia Support Group at Presbyterian Homes & Services, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, meets in the Emmaus room the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. For information con... [more...]

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Energy savings program Thursday

ORISKANY — New York Power Authority Community Relations Specialist Mario Roefaro will give a free presentation on energy conservation and electrical safety at the Oriskany Public Library, 621... [more...]

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State senators meet superintendents at RFA

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Mother’s Day performance at Stokes Elementary School

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2nd, 3rd Ward Neighborhood Watch to meet

The Second and Third Ward Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St. Diane Shoemaker and the team from the city’s Department of Community ... [more...]

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Upper Unadilla plant fair May 19

WEST WINFIELD — Inexpensive, locally grown perennials, along with vegetable seedlings, annual bedding plants and hanging flower baskets, will be for sale at the Upper Unadilla Valley Associat... [more...]

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Bonsai Show in KAC May 19-20

CLINTON — The Spring Bonsai Show, sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. The free, public event will be in the Kir... [more...]

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Appellate court decision supports City of Utica ambulance service

A State Appellate Division court ruling has been made supporting the City of Utica’s ability to operate a municipal ambulance service. "Finally," was the initial reaction from M... [more...]

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Hearing Tuesday on RR crossing
of Rayhill Trail

NEW HARTFORD — The state Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 10 a.m. regarding a request by the Town of New Hartford and the Village of Ne... [more...]

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Wildlife and bird conservation opportunities topic of workshop

LOWVILLE — Forest landowners can learn about wildlife and bird conservation opportunities in a free workshop from 9 -11:30 a.m Saturday, May 19. Registration is required for both the work... [more...]

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State rejects stay; Appeal pending

The state on Thursday denied Board of Education member Jennifer Geiger’s request for a temporary stay to allow her and two other board candidates on the Tuesday election ballot — but sh... [more...]

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MVCC awarded $250K for disadvantaged students

Mohawk Valley Community College has been awarded $250,000 for a program that supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Upward Bound Project provides academic enrichment to Proctor H... [more...]

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Stroking across the state in style

The Spare Seat Kayak Expedition paddled its way through the area stopping in Rome Thursday afternoon. Kayakers will stroke over 500 miles across New York State, from the Niagara Falls to the St... [more...]

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Road work

A pair of road construction projects in the City of Utica and another in the City of Oneida continue into next week. The first in Utica is on Route 790 between Edic Road and Leland Avenue, wher... [more...]

Published: 5/11/2012

Math and science kids get camp aid

ONEIDA — The Zonta Club of the Oneida Area is offering a new scholarship for area 12-13 year old girls who are interested in math and science for the SUNYIT Summer ITeens Camp. The camp&r... [more...]

Published: 5/11/2012

Tree blocking flag at Lee Park stays

TOWN OF LEE — A tree at the town park that is blocking some views of a flagpole will stay in place, after a deep-rooted Town Board debate over whether to relocate it. The board voted 4-1 Tues... [more...]

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Western looks at Cady Road fire and mutual aid options

TOWN OF WESTERN — Residents turned out to Monday’s town board meeting to express their discontent about the proposal to close seasonal Cady Road. Some complained they would lose the... [more...]

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Gillibrand announces veteran education assist

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Harding accepted

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Gardeners seek votes to win orchard

WHITESTOWN — Master Gardener Volunteers are asking for you to vote for CCE of Oneida County in the "Communities Take Root" contest in the hopes fo winning an orchard. It’s... [more...]

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Pleads guilty to DWI and endangering

A senior personnel administrator at the state Office of People With Developmental Disabilities pleaded guilty to drunken driving in County Court on Tuesday. Laurie L. Leaf, 50, of 17 White St.,... [more...]

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Poisonous, invasive plants class Wednesday

WHITESTOWN — Signups are due for the $5 "Poisonous Plants and Invasive Species of Central New York" class to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pre-registration is required by cont... [more...]

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In honor group

ShelliAnn Jensen, daughter of Paul and Michelle Jensen, 207 W. Oak St., was named to the Chi Phi Chapter Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at LeMoyne College. A sophomore, she is majoring in biology. [more...]

Published: 5/11/2012

Three appear in court accused of making fake bomb threats

Three men accused of making fake bomb threats appeared in County Court this month: two denied the accusations and one was ruled incompetent. ¿ Albert Duffy, 49, of 16 Park Row, Clinton, wa... [more...]

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Crop report changes made

MARCY — Crop reports are due, according to Oneida County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Donna W. Purdy. She said, "the common acreage reporting dates between FSA and the Ris... [more...]

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Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:16 a.m. W. Court St., harassment. 12:35 a.m. Depeyster St., domestic. 5:56 a.m. Calvert St., assist. 7:15 a.m... [more...]

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Fire log

Thursday 10:56 a.m. 311 McRae St., first aid. 11:23 a.m. 110 W. Linden St., first aid. 1:58 p.m. 131 Henry St., smoke detector. 2:13 p.m. 435 S. James St., first aid. 2:36 p.m. ... [more...]

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Sheriff’s log

Thursday 2:34 a.m. Parker Street, Sherrill, mischief. 5:11 a.m. Parker Street, Sherrill, trespass. 6:58 a.m. Mohawk Street, Paris, car/deer. 8:17 a.m. Butler Road, Paris, suspicious... [more...]

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State police log

Thursday 12:47 a.m. Route 291, Marcy, check. 6:27 a.m. Main Street, Boonville, burglary. 6:33 a.m. Tannery Road, alarm. 7:42 a.m. John Street, Bridgewater, domestic. 8:07 a.m. R... [more...]

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Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 8:34 a.m. Westmoreland, Route 233, alarm. 3:36 p.m. Kunkel, Neilson Street, Utica, accident-injury. 4:06 p.m. Taberg and AmCare, Route 69, Annsv... [more...]

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Armed robbery suspects sought

Utica Police continue to look for three suspects in the armed robbery of a clothing store in East Utica Wednesday. Police responded to a report of a robbery at Citi Trends, 1143 Mohawk St., at ... [more...]

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Roman charged in Herkimer County

VILLAGE OF ILION — A Rome man was charged in Herkimer County with driving under the influence and having alcohol in a motor vehicle this morning. Ilion Police said Guy E. Pirillo, 21, of ... [more...]

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Tire slash and assault during dispute alleged

A 29-year-old man is accused of slashing his girlfriend’s tire and then physically assaulting her father during an argument Monday morning. Bail was set at $1,000 and has since been met f... [more...]

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Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Thursday in the midday drawing: Daily: 1, 4, 8; Lucky Sum: 13; WinFour: 5, 8, 2, 9; Lucky Sum: 24. Here are the winning e... [more...]

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Good day for yard work: sunny with highs in 70s

Tonight — Clear. Lows around 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, diminishing to around 5 mph. Saturday — Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph... [more...]

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‘Fantasticks’ final fare full of fun and fantasy

The Rome Community Theater’s 2011/12 season comes to a Fantastick conclusion this month with a famous Broadway hit. "The Fantasticks" by Tom Jones, famous as the world’s l... [more...]

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Rose T. Pelano

Rose T. Pelano, 89, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Betsy Ross Nursing Facility with her niece Kathleen and her husband James Smith at her side. She was born in Rome, NY on Augus... [more...]

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Births

ADAMS — To Marc and Sara Pezzula Adams, of Rome, on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a son, Cameron Jackson. ALLEN — To Keith Allen and Laura Smith, of Verona, on Tue... [more...]

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School board candidate interviews

On Tuesday, Rome school district voters will fill three seats on the Board of Education from an unusual field in this year’s election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The field i... [more...]

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Oneida County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 43 to 50 Normal Range: 39 to 62 Records: 22(1966), 88(1895) Rainfall: .03" Monthly rainfall: 4.99" Rainfall for year: 11.74" Sunset today: 8:14 ... [more...]

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Compassionate people serve Rome

In a time of need, such as my father’s death, it is comforting to know there are caring and compassionate people serving Rome. In difficult times, it’s reassuring knowing that others ar... [more...]

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Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Rochester at Syracuse, 7. Harness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:55. Scholastic boys L... [more...]

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John P. Congden, Sr.

John P. Congden, Sr., 74, of Blossvale, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on March 4, 1938, in Rome, the son of Frank and Olive Josl... [more...]

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Funeral notices

ALLEN — Christine P. Allen, 62, of Boonville, on May 9, 2012. Services 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Calling hours 12:30­2:30 p.m. Saturday. ... [more...]

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Mary C. Doherty

Mary C. (DeMone) Doherty, 83, of Rome, NY, formerly of Billerica, MA, Woburn, MA, and Burlington, MA, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Center in New Hartfo... [more...]

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Sestito gives Rome tie to Stanley Cup playoffs

Rome’s Tim Sestito lived a dream experience last weekend that only a few select individuals have participated in, and that was competing in a National Hockey League playoff game. On Sunda... [more...]

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JV lacrosse loss for Lady Black Knights

The Rome Free Academy girls junior varsity lacrosse team suffered a 14-3 loss to visiting Henninger High of Syracuse on Thursday. Sarah Smith and Cheyenne Smith both scored a goal apiece for Ro... [more...]

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Sally Page tourney on deck Saturday at Kost Fields

Rome Free Academy softball will host its annual Sally Page Tournament on Saturday with varsity and junior varsity teams hitting the diamonds at the Kost Fields Complex. Action begins at 9:30 a.... [more...]

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Back in familiar position, RFA softball squad falls short again

The Rome Free Academy softball team found itself in the exact same situation it was in last week against Baldwinsville, with the game tied in the seventh inning. The ending did not go in the La... [more...]

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Plant/bake sales benefit sixth graders

ORISKANY — N.A. Walbran Elementary School hold its annual public Sixth Grade Plant/Bake Sale and Silent Auction Friday, May 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 8:30-3 p.m. Al... [more...]

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High school environmental teams ready for Tuesday event

TOWN OF CROGHAN — Teams of high school students across Lewis County are busy studying environmental topics and preparing speeches to present at the 20th annual Lewis County Enviroth... [more...]

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Loson accepted

Jacob Loson, son of Kurt and Andrea Loson, East Sycamore Street, has been accepted at SUNY Oneonta, where he will major in music industry. He is a senior at Rome Free Academy. [more...]

Published: 5/11/2012

Website to aid
area gardeners

The Mohawk Valley Growers Association has introduced a new website for the benefit of area gardeners — www.mohawkvalleygrowers.org The website provides information about and links to many... [more...]

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Air conditioner maintenance boosts energy efficiency

As the weather warms and preparations for summer begin, you can make substantial energy efficiency contributions around the house. One of the most effective ways to foster energy efficiency is ... [more...]

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The school district explains ballot write-in procedures

After the Rome school district’s misstated deadline forced rejection of three candidates’ petitions, it is taking extra steps to explain write-in procedures for the Board of Education e... [more...]

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Seminar at MVCC on
applying for state funds

A workshop on how local employers can apply for a new round of state economic development funding will be held Monday from 2-4:30 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, at the Informatio... [more...]

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Proposition to vote
on the district budget

Besides electing three people to the Board of Education, the election ballot Tuesday will ask Rome school district residents to vote "yes" or "no" on a proposition for the 2012-... [more...]

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Actions helped state’s elderly

During the March budget hearings, I called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office and the state Legislators as a volunteer AARP Legislative Advocate. I want to thank Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Joseph Griffo... [more...]

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Building permit

City of Rome, 310 Mayberry St., $15,000, rehabilitate and convert to single-family dwelling in accordance with a rehabilitation agreement. [more...]

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Tabloid Tales of the Past

May 11, 2002 Rome Rotary has named a Gansevoort Elementary School art teacher "Teacher of the Year." She is Cynthia Gursky, who was nominated for the honor by Gansevoort principal Jud... [more...]

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Noone accepted

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Lopez accepted

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Youth can get free seeds for pumpkin, sunflower contests

Girls and boys ages 6 to 16 can pick up free seeds and instructions for the Giant pumpkin/Large Sunflower Contest. It’s sponsored by the The Gardeners of America, Men’s Garden Clubs... [more...]

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Knights stay hot on baseball diamond

The Rome Free Academy baseball squad picked up its fifth win in its last seven games with a 6-4 road triumph over Syracuse East at Nottingham High School on Thursday afternoon during a Central New ... [more...]

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College Notebook

Ingalls named to all-conference team UTICA — Oriskany graduate and Utica College softball player Mallory Ingalls was one of five members of the Lady Pioneers softball team to be selected ... [more...]

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HP softball pitcher serves up pair of wins

Holland Patent starting pitcher Fallon Reinold pitched a pair of victories during a doubleheader over Proctor High of Utica on Thursday at Holland Patent High School. The Lady Golden Knights sc... [more...]

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