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Officials oppose Thruway toll hike on big rigs

Two local state representatives want the Thruway to put the brakes on a plan to raise tolls 45 percent for big trucks with three or more axles. State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblyman Antho... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

60 honored by Dollars for Scholars

A total of 60 students at Rome schools received scholarships adding up to about $50,000 from the annual Dollars for Scholars program, in a ceremony Wednesday night at The Beeches. Award winners... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Lehigh Valley at Syracuse, 7. Harness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:55. Amateur Baseb... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Economic development funding workshop Monday

Workshops on how local businesses can apply for some of the $750 million in economic development funding available statewide will be held Monday from 9-11 a.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College in... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Registration for summer programs to be held next Saturday at Arena

The Recreation Department has announced its programs and activities that will be offered during the summer. The Department’s Summer Fun Guide is available on the its website at www.romene... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Sports Briefs

RFA’s Thomas to play in Football Classic SYRACUSE — Rome Free Academy senior football player Dylan Thomas will compete in Sunday’s third annual New York State Football Classic... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Records fall during stakes race competition at Downs

VERNON — For A Dancer and Archangel found themselves picking up track record-breaking performances during Friday night’s Empire Breeders Classic divisional events at Vernon Downs. F... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

On dean’s list

Jenna B. and Jake R. Quattrini, daughter and son of Debra and the late Ed Quattrini, of Wakefield Lane, Town of Western, were named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at St. John Fisher ... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Retreat center offers June programs

The at Christ the King Retreat Center, 500 Brookford Road, Syracuse will host two events in June. ¿ A Spiritual Glimpse of Ireland — Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fr. Mark ... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Defending city champs remain undefeated

(Editor’s note: Diamond Dust is a weekly report of action in the Rome Men’s Softball Association compiled by league player and board member Jim Rizio. It spotlights feature games and st... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Matt Brewery adds tanks in green goal

F.X. Matt Brewery took a visible step this week in its $4 million commitment to making beer in a more environmentally friendly way with the arrival of five large tanks. The 30-foot-high vessels... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Future doctor, dancer lead Holland Patent seniors

HOLLAND PATENT — Holland Patent Central School has announced the standard bearers for the Class of 2012. Representing the class as valedictorian, with a cumulative average of 97.785, is K... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

RFA, Westmoreland girls place at states

CICERO — Rome Free Academy freshman Mariah Mays finished in third place during the Division I discus throw event and came in tenth place during the shot put competition, while Westmoreland se... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Area church services

Adas Israel Synagogue, 706 Hickory St. 337-3170. Sabbath Service, Fri. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 336-2610.Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 336... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Native American music, culture event June 17

The Shenandoah Trio and Doug George Kanentiio will perform Sunday, June 17, 4-6 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The Canonization of (Sain... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Rival among Hearns’ fans now

CANASTOTA — Boxing enthusiasts came out in droves on Friday to welcome some of this year’s inductees while getting an opportunity to reconnect with former champions and current Hall mem... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Senior nutrition menu

The nutrition program for persons age 60 and over is funded by the county Office for the Aging, state and federal grants, and contributions from participants. Meals are served Monday through Friday... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

‘A Word About Prayer,’
Luke 18:1

Prayer is important in the believer’s life. I believe every Christian ought to pray and pray often to a God that hears and answers prayer. Because we are living in a day and time where th... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Feast event at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Church will host a celebration of another Feast of the Church, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday at 7 p.m. This event is free. Michael Seagriff, author and lay Dominican, of Ca... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Check your schedule

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

Published: 6/9/2012

Chicken, biscuit dinner Friday

The Vienna United Methodist Church, 2410 Route 49, is hosting a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Friday starting at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $7, $6 seniors, $3.50 for ages 5-12, and under 5 eat free. Men... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Annual Strawberry Shortcake Supper

The North Western United Methodist Church, 9925 St. Route 46, will serve their annual Strawberry Shortcake Supper on Thursday, starting at 4 p.m. Cost is $10, $5 for ages 5-12, children under 5... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Verona pastor
visits Kenya

Pastor Steven James, of The Verona Seventh Day Baptist Church, is currently on a four week mission trip to Kenya, Africa. He left on June 3 and will be returning July 3. During that time he wil... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Positive outlook helps
RFA senior reach big goals

Born with a condition that limited her height to under 4 feet tall, Rome Free Academy senior Emily Mumpton used to be more self-conscious about her dwarfism. But whereas at one time Mumpton did... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Chicken barbecue in Verona Saturday

VEORNA — A Chicken barbecue will be held Saturday, June 16, starting at 4 p.m. in the Verona First Presbyterian Church, corner of Main Street and Rock Road. Cost is $9, $4.50 ages 6-12, 5... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Hanna, Owens vote to pull plug on medical-device tax

In a vote that’s nearly certain to be more symbolic than meaningful, the county’s two congressmen voted with the majority in the House Thursday to repeal a new tax on medical devices. ... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Beware of early hospital payments

I am writing to let patients at local hospitals be aware of unnecessary payments. Recently, my mother was hospitalized for five days. On the day of her discharge she was sent a hand-typed letter sa... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Old Time Country Gospel
in Barneveld Friday

Area Country Musicians will come together Friday at 7 p.m. to perform Old Time Gospel Music at CenterPoint Christian Fellowship, 8021 State Route 12, Barneveld. Free will offering. Performers i... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

June 9, 2002 Nine Rome Free Academy s tudents were bounced from the Senior Ball Saturday night at Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club in New York Mills because they were under the influence of alcoh... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Facebook posts lead to 14 suspensions

Fourteen Rome Free Academy students were suspended from school Friday for either creating or putting posts on a Facebook page to promote a food fight in the school cafeteria for Monday. The stu... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Courtney VanSlyke Dam

VERNON — Courtney VanSlyke Dam, age 30, of Van Epps Street passed away Thursday June 7, 2012 in Upstate Medical Center of Syracuse surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Funeral notices

DAM — Courtney VanSlyke Dam, 30, of Vernon, on June 7, 2012. Services 10 a.m. Monday at Malecki Funeral Home, 23 Front St., Vernon. Burial Maple Grove Cemetery, Vernon. Calling hours 2-5 ... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 47 to 76 Normal Range: 52 to 75 Records: 34(1894), 93(1984) Rainfall: Trace Monthly rainfall: 0.7" Rainfall for year: 15.01" Sunset today: 8:40 S... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Arrest made in death of Camden native

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A 50-year-old Colorado man has been charged with second-degree murder in the May killing of a Camden man who had been living in the Centennial State. Law enforcers s... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Ilion police seize 119 untaxed cigarette cartons

ILION — A 46-year-old Herkimer County man is accused of buying untaxed cigarettes and then reselling them for a profit. Approximately 119 cartons of assorted brand cigarettes were found F... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Hive named in honor of Queen Bee’s guard

ORISKANY — To honor the memory of fallen Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt B. Wyman, his name will be adorned on the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Building, Route 12B, a new soccer ... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 12:20 a.m. Harbor Way, suspicious activity. 12:38 a.m. Essex St., animal. 2:36 a.m. E. Bloomfield St., neighbors. ... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 7:30 a.m. W. Chestnut and N. Madison streets, accident. 8:08 a.m. 401 Gansevoort Ave., first aid. 9:47 a.m. 109 Griffiss Drive, first aid. 10:... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 7:29 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, W. Chestnut St., accident. 2 p.m. Waterville, Route 20, Sangerfield, accident/injury. 5:42 p.m. Yorkville, Campbell Av... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:29 a.m. E. Seneca St., Vernon, domestic. 2:03 a.m. Mappa Ave., Barneveld, fight. 3:47 a.m. Whitesboro St., Yorkville, alarm. 7:36 a.m. Thir... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:29 a.m. E. Seneca St., Vernon, domestic. 2:03 a.m. Mappa Ave., Barneveld, fight. 2:38 a.m. Madison St., Waterville, suspicious activity. 2:... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Brindisi backs SUNY small business help

Legislation that would create a statewide business development program administered by the State University of New York is being touted by Assembly Anthony J. Brindisi, D-116, Utica. The intent... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Friday in the midday drawing: Daily: 3, 6, 6; Lucky Sum: 15; WinFour: 0, 8, 4, 0; Lucky Sum: 12. Here are the winning eve... [more...]

Published: 6/9/2012
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