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Utica Zoo sets summer hours

The Utica Zoo will have evening hours this summer on Tuesdays beginning this week. The zoo will be open 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28. In addition, Voss’ will be open during ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Sports Calendar

Wednesday’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Syracuse at Louisville, 7:05. Scholastic girls Softball — Section III Class D semifinal: Oris... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Speech therapy director appointed

NEW HARTFORD — Presbyterian Home for Central New York has hired Janet Baker as director of speech therapy. Baker will support the rehabilitation center by overseeing outpatient and inpati... [more...]

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Building permit

City of Rome, 211 S. Doxtator St. ($3,000) and 209 S. Doxtator St. ($1,000), rehabilitations of tax-foreclosed properties in accordance with agreements. [more...]

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Check your schedule

Clergy and board members are asked to check the schedule for their church’s main services in Saturday’s Religion Today pages. If the information is incorrect, e-mail living@RNY.com or c... [more...]

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Melissa A. Gilbert, daughter of Jeffrey and Lori Gilbert, 1411 Schuyler St., has been accepted at Herkimer County Community College, were she will major in physical therapy. She is a senior at Rome... [more...]

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Caitlyn Elizabeth Gallagher, daughter of Joel and Sandra Gallagher, Family Circle, Lee Center, has been accepted at Elmira College, where she will major in nursing. She is a senior at Rome Free Aca... [more...]

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Megan N. Plumley, daughter of John and Christine Plumley, 4340 Wilson Road East, Taberg, graduated from Oneonta State College with a duel bachelors degree in English and adolescent education. [more...]

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Michael D. Pekarski, son of Bonnie Nasci-Parker, 7976 Ridge Mills Road, and James R. Pekarski, 7994 Cedarwood Drive, has been accepted at the University of Buffalo. He is a senior at Rome Free Acad... [more...]

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Frank Donai WWII Bataan Death March Survivor

LEE CENTER — Frank Donai, 93, of Stokes Westernville Road, passed away on May 27, 2012 at the Colonial Park Nursing Center, Rome after a long illness. He was born on November 30, 1918 in ... [more...]

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Center offers walking, bocce

The Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., has started a walking group, opened its bocce court and reschuled its card party. For information on any of the events call 337-8230. Walki... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

MEETINGS

GRIEVANCE DAY WEDNESDAY Boards of Assessment Review hear complaints on property assessments (on written request), in Steuben, 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Town Hall, 9458 Soule Road. [more...]

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New compassionate allowances conditions mean faster decisions

In April, Social Security announced 52 new Compassionate Allowances conditions to the growing list of severe medical conditions that qualify for expedited medical decisions. The new conditions incl... [more...]

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Gertrude K. (Murray) Smales

Gertrude Kennedy (Murray) Smales, 76, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2012 after a long illness. Her passing occurred at Bethany Gardens with her loving family by her side. She... [more...]

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Joan C. Wheeler

CAMDEN — Joan C. Wheeler, 73, passed away peacefully, May 28, 2012, after a long illness. She was born the daughter of L. Albert and Caroline Heuslein Axt on September 29, 1938, in Glenn Ridg... [more...]

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Allen L. Lonis

VERNON CENTER — Allen L. Lonis, 56, of Simmons Road, died on May 26, 2012 at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse. Mr. Lonis was born on May 4, 1956 in Ilion, a son of Marjory Tu... [more...]

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Funeral notices

DONAI — Frank Donai, 93, of Lee Center, on May 27, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church, Lee Center. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Frid... [more...]

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Edward Alden Wardwell

QUEENSBURY — Edward Alden Wardwell died on May 28 at his home in Queensbury. He was born in Rome, N.Y., July 20, 1917, the son of Daniel W. and Mabelle Olney White Wardwell. He was a graduate... [more...]

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Clyde E. Eychner

Clyde E. Eychner, 91, of Westmoreland, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012. He was born in Rome, the son of Burt and Lula Sutherland Eychner. Clyde received his education in the Verona schools. On ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 59 to 86 Normal Range: 48 to 71 Records: 33(1994), 86(1894) Rainfall: 0.1" Monthly rainfall: 6.59" Rainfall for year: 13.34" Sunset today: 8:32 ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Order of protection violations net jail time

A 41-year-old man who violated his girlfriend’s order of protection at least three times will spend three months in county jail. Benji L. Dyer, 41, of 401 Healy Ave., was sentenced by Cit... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Central New York Psychiatric growth may aid Utica workers

MARCY — A new ward for sex offenders is being added at the Central New York Psychiatric Center. Some 30 jobs will be created by the action, and some of these positions will go to state me... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Stocks open higher on
hopes for China stimulus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened higher on Wall street Tuesday on optimism that China will take action to reverse the recent slowdown in its economic growth. Homebuilders rose on news that home ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Blast, fire destroy building

DURHAMVILLE — An explosion charred the offices and gutted the garage at Top Gun Construction on Church Street this morning, sending firefighters into service on a swelteringly hot day. No... [more...]

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Troopers say most behaved

SYLVAN BEACH — Warm temperatures, sunny skies and the cool waters of Oneida Lake brought Memorial Day revelers out by the hundreds this weekend, and law enforcers said the people behaved them... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Hammer attack charged on Thruway

WARNERS — A Utica man is accused of using a hammer to try to rob a service area gas station on the Thruway in Onondaga County early Monday morning. The gas station attendant fought back, ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Crash sends five to hospitals; motorcyclists serious, fair

VERONA — Five people were hospitalized after a motorcycle crashed into a motor vehicle on Route 46 Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Robert, 48, and Kathleen Dunn, 39, of Ve... [more...]

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Route 365 pedestrian identified, police seek help

VERONA — A 26-year-old pedestrian was in critical condition after being struck by a westbound car on Route 365 early Sunday morning. At first the man remained unidentified, but investigat... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Teen girl accused
of attacking deputy

VERONA — A teen-age girl is accused of attacking a sheriff’s deputy who responded to a domestic dispute at her Tilden Hill Road residence Saturday night. Authorities said Kendall R.... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 12:51 a.m. Muck Road, suspicious activity. 1:04 a.m. Gifford Road, domestic. 1:37 a.m. Floyd Ave., harassment. 2:1... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:46 a.m. 8257 Turin Road, first aid. 3:15 a.m. 305 N. Levitt St., first aid. 3:36 a.m. 8207 Elmer Hill Road, first aid. 7:36 a.m. 303 N. Dox... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Lady Redskins roll into semis

The Oriskany softball team is heading to the semifinals of the Section III Class D Tournament after coming out with a crushing 11-0 shutout win over visiting McGraw on Saturday afternoon. Secon... [more...]

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Building permit

Denton Terrence, 506 Riverside Drive, $10,000, install inground pool. [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Varin makes it two straight Victoria 200 championships

VERNON — Sharon Springs native Bobby Varin, sixth in the points standings coming into the event, had his best day of the young season on Monday night at Utica-Rome Speedway as he claimed the ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Homemade comfort for babies

Helen Savicki isn’t the type of person to give up. Although legally blind, the St. Luke’s Home (SLH) resident continues to crochet blankets for premature and sick infants. Over the ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Five generations gather

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Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:20 a.m. Camden, Oswego County, mutual aid. 5:11 a.m. Westmoreland and COCVAC Ambulance, Thruway, accident/injury. 12:59 p.m. COCVAC Ambulance, ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:14 a.m. Willow Drive E., Verona, assist. 1:01 a.m. Higginsville Road, Vienna, disorderly. 1:54 a.m. Lake Shore Road N., Verona, fight. 1:54... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 4:52 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, assist. 8:23 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, alarm. 8:58 a.m. Bartlett Road, suspicious activity. 10:38 a.m. Route 28, Fore... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Partly sunny; highs in upper 70s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and showers likely in the evening — Then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 0, 8, 9, Lucky Sum: 17. WinFour: 2, 9, 0, 6, Lucky Sum: 17. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: Daily... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

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...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Parkinson’s group meets

The Central New York Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc. meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month except August at the Presbyterian Home for CNY, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartf... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Sun, heat good start for summer

A brief shower that rolled across the region Monday morning still didn’t stop local residents from going out to enjoy area beaches and special events to kick-off the unofficial start to summe... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Man admits stealing from humane society

A Boonville man has admitted in County Court to breaking into the Rome Humane Society and stealing a lock-box of cash. Roy L. Rogers, 30, of 10222 Route 46, pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M.... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Sports Briefs

Lady Rebels enjoy successful weekend The Rome Lady Rebels 11th-grade basketball team went 3-1 over the weekend to lead three Rome teams competing at the 2012 Great Adirondack Shootout held in t... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Mystical Valentine paces to 1:51.3 win at Vernon Downs

VERNON — The veteran pacer Mystical Valentine heated up during a steamy Memorial Day matinee racing program at Vernon Downs on Monday as he posted a 1:51.3 victory in the $9,500 featured nint... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Oriskany a win away from Class D crown

The Oriskany baseball team battled its way into the Section III Class D championship game with a 6-1 semifinal win over Center State Conference rival New York Mills, 6-1, on Saturday night at DeLut... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

RFA 1947 grads plan July 27 event

The Rome Free Academy Class of 1947 will have its 65-yearreunion at Teugega Country Club, Golf Course Road, on Friday, July 27. Contacts are Dr. John and Sylvia Kahler at 337-2075 or e-mail at ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

May 29, 2002 Summerstage 2002 opens Wednesday at the Capitol Theater with "La Cage Aux Folles." The musical is based on the play of the same name by Jean Poiret. WESTERNVILLE R... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Open house for nurse assistants

NEW HARTFORD — Sitrin will host an open house for certified nursing assistants to better acquaint them with its long-term model. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June ... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012

Hospice butterfly release June 5 at Utica College

NEW HARTFORD — The Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Development Council will hold its annual Butterfly Release at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Utica College, with a rain date of June 6. The e... [more...]

Published: 5/29/2012
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