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Bowler wins top scholarship

Colleen Moore of Deerfield received the top award ­ the $4,000 New York State United States Bowling Congress Scholarship. She will receive $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.She at... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Rome, Proctor back together again

The Rome Free Academy and Proctor High of Utica football teams will meet once again in the 2012 fall season, only this time they will be playing in the same Section III Class AA league. It will... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Black Knights, Camden club out fourth place finishes during TVL golf tournament

Rome Free Academy and Camden tied for fourth place in the 2012 Tri-Valley League Boys Golf Tournament on Tuesday at Rome Country Club while Whitesboro came out as champion. The Black Knights an... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Schoff paces RFA squad Hard work, dedication has led to pitcher’s success

Hard work and persistence can lead to great things for an athlete as so long as they continue to strive to get better each day. That mindset has worked wonders for Rome Free Academy softball pi... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Area school voting results

Spending plans for the 2012-13 school year were approved by voters in all area districts Tuesday. ¿ Adirondack Budget $25,849,054: 384 Yes; 69 No. Two three-year board members: Ric... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Good weather returns this weekend

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Published: 5/16/2012

Looking at write-in entries, School voters fail spelling

Despite ample publicity and guidance, scores of write-in votes were likely invalidated in this year’s school board candidate elections because of name spelling errors where explicit identific... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

V-V-S students attend Law Day ceremonies

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Published: 5/16/2012

Sentenced to five years after eight-hour Annsville standoff

An Annsville man has been sentenced to five years in state prison following an eight-hour standoff with law enforcers at his Pond Hill Road residence. Daniel C. Bragg, 41, of 3275 Pond Hill Roa... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

After five years in jail for meth,
attorney attempts new legal ploy

A local attorney who served five years in state prison for his part in a large-scale methamphetamine ring is hoping to use two recent state and federal supreme court cases to overturn his 2004 conv... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Harassment and mischief charged after cell phone texting dispute

A 22-year-old man is accused of taking his girlfriend’s cell phone before she could call for help during a domestic dispute on East Bloomfield Street. Police said Jamar T. Zwiefach, of 33... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Mother charged for wandering children

Two young children were found wandering alone on South George Street, and their 38-year-old mother has been charged. Police said Tina L. Connolly, of 406 S. George St., left her three children ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Mother charged with injuring daughter

A 26-year-old mother has been charged after law enforcers said she injured her 3-year-old daughter while disciplining the child at the Barilles Trailer Park. Police said Erin C. Soddon, of Floy... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Accused of choking and slamming pregnant girlfriend against window

Accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend and slamming her head against a car window, a 22-year-old man is in county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or bond. Cameron J. Frazier, 22, of 214 W... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Tuesday 2:13 a.m. Park Drive, domestic. 3:24 a.m. W. Thomas St., suspicious activity. 4:29 a.m. W. Cedar St., check welfare. ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Fire log

Tuesday 10:15 a.m. 1591 Perimeter Road, first aid. 12:58 p.m. 706 S. James St., first aid. 2:35 p.m. 1591 Perimeter Road, first aid. 6:49 p.m. 100 N. Madison St., investigate. 9... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:51 a.m. Yorkville, McBride Ave., structure fire. 6:01 a.m. COCVAC Ambulance, Marilyn Drive, Whitestown, transport. 7:43 a.m. New York Mills, E... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Sheriff’s log

Tuesday 12:59 a.m. Merry St., Verona, check welfare. 3:35 a.m. Route 315, Marshall, alarm. 4:47 a.m. Turning Stone Casino, Verona, larceny. 5:44 a.m. Marilyn Drive, Whitestown, assi... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 2:01 a.m. Patrick Road, Verona, accident. 3:35 a.m. Route 315, Marshall, alarm. 10:30 a.m. Route 69, Whitestown, abandoned call. 10:53 a.m. S... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

East side Utica death investigated

A death on Mohawk Street on Utica’s east side is under investigation by law enforcers. Authorities said a person was found dead at a building at 903-905 Mohawk Street on Tuesday afternoon... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Classmate robbery charged

A student at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica has been charged with assaulting and robbing another student in a school bathroom. Police said Eh Ka Ru, 17, of Utica, and two other Asian ma... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Burglary alleged in gasoline theft

TOWN OF LYONSDALE — A Lewis County teen-ager is accused of stealing a can of gasoline from a Hubbard Street residence Monday. Sheriff’s deputies said Jeremiah S. Marmon, 17, of Hubb... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Strough renovation group reschedules meeting

An advisory committee meeting for the $25.4 million Strough Middle School renovation project that had been scheduled Monday afternoon was cancelled, and will be held next Monday at 3:15 p.m. at Den... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Area scholars win Oneonta awards

Two area residents were among 78 SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students selected to receive the Best and Brightest Award, for outstanding academic engagement, co-curricular participation and service t... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Syracuse E-Z Pass walk-in center to close June 8

E-Z Pass Walk-In Centers in Syracuse, Albany and Grand Island will go out of service on Friday, June 8, state Thruway Authority officials announced. Closing the three locations will result in a... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Peterboro gets ready for civil war

PETERBORO — The Gerrit Smith Estate is preparing for the 20th annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. The re-enactment event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

School board election reaction

Reactions to the Rome school district election Tuesday included Superintendent Jeffrey P. Simons’ gratefulness for a wide budget passage, and emotions ranging from excitement to uncertainty f... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

School budget passes; Official candidates likely winners; Write-ins flawed

The Rome school district’s 2012-13 budget overwhelmingly passed Tuesday, but the outcome was less clear in a race for three school board seats that saw two ballot candidates likely elected wh... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Rome school election totals

2012-13 Budget Ward Yes No 1 — Staley 52 32 2 — Staley 12 1 3 — City Hall 54 25 4 — Kennedy Arena 83 43 5 — Strough 128 65 6 — Fort S... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

SUNYIT lists earlier grads

MARCY — Additional SUNY Institute of Technology graduates in the May commencement — who had completed graduation requirements by August or December — have been announced by the co... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Oneida County Airport weather report for Tuesday

Temperatures: 59 to 69 Normal Range: 43 to 67 Records: 24(1894), 84(1962) Rainfall: 0.82" Monthly rainfall: 5.88" Rainfall for year: 12.63" Sunset today: 8:20... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Roman Czewinski

Roman Czerwinski, 88, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, after a couragous battle with cancer at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on October 23, 1923, in Jastarn... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Births

SEEBER — To Patrick Seeber and BillyJo Badgley, of Canastota, on Thursday, May 3, 3012, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a daughter, Aaliyah Marie. [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Funeral notices

ARNOLD — Lillian M. Arnold, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Rome, NY, on May 3, 2012. Arrangements by Adair Funeral Homes, Dodge Chapel, Tucson, Ariz. BADOLATO — Angelina "An... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Repeal the wrong answer

"Hey, mister. I’ll sweep your floor for five dollars." "Sure." No, you won’t, because the Assembly has promoted laws that insinuate legislators in the space ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Willard L. Campbell, Jr.

Willard L. Campbell, Jr., 71, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Rome, passed away, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Kindred South Hospital, Tampa. He was born January 19, 1941, in Rome, the son of Willa... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Three shows open

EARLVILLE — The Earlville Opera House, 18 East Main St., presents three new exhibits by New York Artists: ¿ Utica artist Hamid Irbouh’s large scroll paintings. ¿ Gilbe... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Art group gives scholarships

Scholarships were presented by the Rome Art Association to RFA Senior Portfolio winners at their May, Youth in Art Month, meeting held at Rome Art and Community Center. The young artists presented ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Events honor Tuskegee Airmen

Area Tuskegee Airmen will be at the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St., and other Utica locations this weekend. These men — Lt. Col. James C. Warren, Lt. Col. George E. Ha... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Reception Saturday honors authors, illustrators in View

OLD FORGE — Gary and Justin VanRiper of Camden (and Fourth Lake), creators of The Adirondack Kids® series of children’s chapter books, have been writing together for 12 years. Satu... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Edward N. Pritchard, Sr.

UTICA — Edward N. Pritchard, Sr., 69, of Rome, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Heritage Health Care Center. He was born on November 1, 1942 and attended Clinton School. He owned and... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Lansing K. ‘Lance’ Ryder

Lansing K. "Lance" Ryder, of Milford, CT, (formerly of Rome, NY), age 87, passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, after a long illness. La... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

VVS senior wins scholarship, solos in Chorale concerts

The Oneida Area Civic Chorale has awarded its 2012 Senior Scholarship to Brett Roden of Sherrill. Roden, a senior student at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, will receive $300 toward his future ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

$700,000 federal grant goes to Fish Creek Cabin Resort

TABERG — The new Fish Creek Cabin Resort facility has received $700,000 in federal funding to buy cabins and equipment, and for working capital, announced U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY. ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Rome HSBC/First Niagara
to stay open temporarily

While HSBC Bank accounts are converting to First Niagara Bank Friday under a sale of HSBC branches, the Rome office that has been used by HSBC will stay open a few more months before merging with a... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Anti-bullying forum Friday

A public forum with tips for implementing the state’s new anti-bullying law will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Utica College, in the Strebel Student Center hosted by the New York Civil Liber... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Syracuse at Columbus, 6:35. Scholastic boys Baseball — RFA at Cicero-North Syracuse, 5. Lac... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Closing reception at Bristol Saturday

CLINTON — The closing reception for In Art We Trust: Senior Art Show 2012 at Hamilton College, a presentation of works by 10 graduating art majors, is Saturday from 1-3 p.m., at Hamilton Coll... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Meetings

THURSDAY Floyd Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 8299 Old Floyd Road. [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Bottle talk Monday

HOLLAND PATENT — The Mohawk Valley Antique Bottle club will give a free presentation at the Holland Patent Free Library on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Members of the club will discuss tips and techni... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Workshops in View

OLD FORGE — Workshops at View, 3273 State Route 28, are slated. Pre-registration is required by calling 369-6411 or email info@www.ViewArts.org Scheduled are: Art * iculation, 1-5 p.m... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

1.BRIEFS

Surace scores hole-in-one Marc Surace aced the No. 15 hole on Tuesday morning for a hole-in-one at the Teugega Country Club golf course. The shot was witnesses by Scott Hall, Peter Mastracc... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Tarins as MP

Private Second Class Derek G. Bruce, son and stepson of Lisa and Carl Conte, Elmer Hill Road, and David and Tashana Bruce, West Chestnut Street, has completed Army Advanced Individual Training in M... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

MV chamber wants to grow MV Psychiatric in Utica

The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce wants the state to consolidate mental health operations at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica — instead of downsizing the local facility. The ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Vanderjagt accepted

Nicole Lynn Vanderjagt, daughter of Ray and Shelly Vanderjagt, Brookside Drive, Lee, has been accepted at University at Albany, where she will major in general studies. She is a senior at Rome Free... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

May 16, 2002 Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a blaze at 1305 Cedarbrook Drive that burned a baby sitter and 8-year-old boy fleeing the home Tuesday night. Three other children... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Parker accepted

Cassie Lynn Parker, daughter of Catherine and Paul Zbiegien, North Crescent Drive, and Mark Parker, Rome, has been accepted at Herkimer County Community College, where she will major in criminal ju... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Sullivan graduates

John Leo Sullivan, son of Dr. and Mrs. Leo P. Sullivan, Chapel View, Clinton, has graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He has been accepted at SU in t... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

DEC issues advisory to be aware of spawning lake sturgeon

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an advisory for fishermen to be aware of spawning lake sturgeon in Oneida Lake, tributaries of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River ... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Lots of sunshine;
high in mid 60s

Tonight — Mostly clear. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Tuesday in the midday drawing: Daily: 1, 0, 0; Lucky Sum: 1; WinFour: 1, 1, 3, 8; Lucky Sum: 13. Here are the winning eve... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Civil War music offered

MORRISVILLE — The Earlville Opera House in collaboration with Peterboro Civil War Weekend brings John Brown’s Ghost: From Madison County to Harpers Ferry with Magpie’s (Greg Artzn... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Photo hike Saturday

BOONVILLE — A photo hike by the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., will be held Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For the Nature Photography session with Joan Herrman... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Musical preschool open house May 23

HOLLAND PATENT — Little Bo’s Musical Preschool holds it’s spring Open House on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the preschool classroom at St Leo’s-St Ann’s Church, E... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Area girls earn Gold, Silver, Bronz awards

NEW HARTFORD — Area Girl Scouts will be recognized at three ceremonies throughout the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways for earning the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze awards on May 22, 29 an... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Report reveals details of Seau suicide

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Oceanside police say Junior Seau fired one shot from a .357-caliber Magnum to kill himself at his home May 2 in a report that reveals details of the NFL great’s... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Lawrie gets tossed from game

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie slammed his batting helmet to the ground and it ricocheted into plate umpire Bill Miller as the ninth inning turned nasty Tuesday in Toront... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Native Roman’s photos on display

Early photos taken by native Roman Dominick J. (Don) Mosca, who had studios in several cities over the years, are on display in Brenda Lomeli’s Gallery and Studio, 435 S. James St. A clos... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Sheriff’s Office investigates abandoned farmhouse fire

WESTMORELAND — A fire at an old, abandoned farm house Sunday night is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Fire Chief Brad White said a passerby reported flames at 10:06 p.m... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012

Summer hours

VERONA — The Verona Office Building on Germany Road will be closed Fridays starting May 18 through Labor Day. The bookkeeper and court offices will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through... [more...]

Published: 5/16/2012
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