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$25M County courthouse renovation completed

After more than $25 million was spent over the last 15 years on the county’s Utica Courthouse, it now has more courtrooms, more space for court personnel, a new public entrance and better sec... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

How to get
to fest

WHITESTOWN — The Farm & Home Center, scene of the Herb and Flower Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, is at 121 Second St. It’s on the south side of Judd Road 0.3 m... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Plants, instruction, speakers at Herb & Flower Festival

WHITESTOWN — The 16th Annual Herb & Flower Festival June 23 is a day "of fun learning of gardening trends; including a theme of ‘Sustainable Landscaping’" with free clas... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Girl Scouts recognize women of distinction

NEW HARTFORD — Area Girl Scouts were recently recognized at three Young Women of Distinction ceremonies for earning their Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards, the highest recognition i... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Man accused of trying
to attack sheriff’s deputy

TOWN OF CROGHAN — A Lewis County man is accused of trying to attack a sheriff’s deputy who responded to a medical call at the Beehive Apartments. Sheriff’s deputies said a wom... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Two caught in vacant house

TOWN OF MARCY — A pair of accused squatters were taken into custody at a vacant house on Columbus Drive Thursday morning after law enforcers said they were found with alcohol and marijuana. ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Police seek help about Utica shooting and fleeing vehicle

A young Utica girl was struck by a motor vehicle in the Cornhill district Thursday afternoon, and law enforcers believe that vehicle was fleeing the scene of a shooting. The girl, whose identit... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

North Utica death ruled suicide

The body that was found in north Utica with a gunshot wound to the chest Wednesday night has been ruled a suicide. Police said an autopsy Thursday on the adult male revealed the gunshot wound t... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Charged for menacing girlfriend

A 31-year-old man is accused of threatening to kill both himself and his girlfriend with a knife Wednesday night. Police said Paul J. Kobos, of Mustang Drive, repeatedly punched his 29-year-old... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Repeat court appearance for second performance

A 30-year-old man who appeared in court on domestic charges Monday morning was back before the judge that very same afternoon because law enforcers said he immediately violated a brand new order of... [more...]

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77 items allegedly stolen

NEW HARTFORD — Two sisters are accused of cutting the security tags off nearly $1,000 worth of merchandise at T.J. Maxx Thursday afternoon. Police said Jessica, 32, and Kayla Hartmann, 23... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Man accused of choking daughter

A 40-year-old man is accused of choking his teen-ager daughter at their Smith Avenue residence. Bail was set at $1,000 and has not been met for Frederick T. Pezzula Jr., of 205 Smith Ave., who ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Police log

Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:58 a.m. Wood Creek Drive, peace officer. 1:29 a.m. William St., fight. 2:21 a.m. Expense St., domestic. 4:36 a.m. W. Dominick St., alarm. ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 11:46 a.m. 310 Cottage St., first aid. 2:13 p.m. 5615 Rome-New London Road, accident. 2:42 p.m. 190 Park Drive, first aid. 3:17 p.m. Clark a... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

9-1-1 cell levy not on state agenda

The end of the state Legislature session is looming next week, but Oneida County officials are resigned to the fact that the 30-cent cell phone levy they’d like enacted isn’t on the rad... [more...]

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Benedetto accepted

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Mumpton accepted

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Warcup accepted

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Piemonte accepted

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Campbell accepted

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Ferrucci accepted

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Destito accepted

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Shanley accepted

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Dunning accepted

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Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 4:34 a.m. Lee Center and AmCare Ambulance, Cemetery Road, accident/injury. 7:47 a.m. Stittville, Route 49, Marcy, accident. 9:47 a.m. Boonville,... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Sheriff’s log

Thursday 1:45 a.m. Preston St., Camden, alarm. 3:44 a.m. E. Seneca St., Sherrill, open door/window. 5:16 a.m. Westmoreland St., Whitesboro, assault. 6:58 a.m. Valley View Road, West... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Classes aim
to aid party hosts, hostesses

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education has compiled a series of classes that will help hosts and hostesses with their party planning and teach how to s... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Food pantry seeks help

VERONA — The Verona Food Pantry is asking area residents for donations through the summer. Linda Finnerty, a representative of the pantry, said summer is the time of year Verona Food Pant... [more...]

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Golf tournament helps fund SUNYIT scholarships

With the help of more than 120 area businesses and friends, the third SUNYIT Foundation Invitational at the Yahnundasis Golf Club raised about $28,000 to support scholarships for the growing studen... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:14 a.m. Route 12, Remsen, car/deer. 5:27 a.m. Corduroy Road, Forestport, alarm. 5:55 a.m. Walker Road, Deerfield, domestic. 7:40 a.m. Rou... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Vernon legion installs

VERNON — The William Russell American Legion Post held its annual installation of officers and luncheon at the post, officiated by officers of the Oneida County American Legion. Marvin St... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

One more name added to meth bust

ONEIDA — One more name was added Wednesday to the list of 24 people charged in connection to a three-county methamphetamine bust this week — only Alan Blake’s connection is not as... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Summer non-credit courses at MVCC’s Utica campus

Get in touch with your artistic side with one of a series of non-credit courses being offered this summer through Mohawk Valley Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Educatio... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Silversmiths drop road contest

GENEVA — The Sherrill Silversmiths were edged by first-place Geneva, 16-5, during a New York Collegiate Baseball League game held at McDonough Park. Sherrill, which fell to 4-5 overall, h... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Boy crossing road hits truck

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Lee Soccer Club blanks Herkimer

HERKIMER — The Lee Soccer Club defeated The Booters of Herkimer 3-0 on Thursday evening at Herkimer County Community College during a Central New York State Soccer League B Division contest. ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Syracuse agrees to multi-year hockey deal with Tampa Bay

SYRACUSE — Major changes are on the horizon for the Syracuse Crunch American Hockey League team. The Crunch announced on Thursday that they have entered into a multi-year affiliation agre... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Firefighters douse car fire

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Smith uses long ball to rally

The Smith Post American Legion baseball team dropped a lead late in their District V contest against visiting Helmuth-Ingalls Post of Clinton but rallied all the way back when Brian Chevier hit a l... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

College Notebook

Adams named HCCC assistant lacrosse coach Rome native Kiel Adams was appointed as Herkimer County Community College assistant men’s lacrosse coach for the 2012-2013 season and as a techno... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Funeral notices

CLUTE — Virginia June Clute, 71, of Verona, on June 13, 2012. No services or calling hours. Arrangements by Ironside Funeral Home, 342 Main St. Oneida. Contributions to Hospice and Pa... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Food $en$e signups open to everyone

Registration for the July Food $en$e program — open to all — will be held at United Methodist churches in Rome and Lee Center. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 48 to 79 Normal Range: 52 to 75 Records: 36(1970), 96(1988) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 1.47" Rainfall for year: 15.78" Sunset today: 8:43 ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Percy R. White

Percy R. White was a man who smiled with his eyes and laughed with his whole being. Percy was a thinker, a dreamer, and a lover of people, who lived truly and without apology. God chose to free him... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Births

ABBEY — To Britton and Heidi Abbey, of Lowville, on Monday, June 4, 2012, in Lewis County General Hospital, a daughter, Harper Olivia. CLARK — To Joshua and Sara Clark, of Lowville,... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Defending points champion steers pacer to Downs win

VERNON — While Vernon Downs drivers Chris Lems and Rick Plano were competing in a determined driving duel on Thursday evening, defending points champion Jimmy Whittemore steered Harlem Rocktu... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

RFA freshman Mays fourth at nationals

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Rome Free Academy freshmen outdoor track and field athlete Mariah Mays took fourth place in her division in the discus throw on the first day of the New Balance Nationals O... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Syracuse, 7. Harness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:55. Amateur ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Invasive species program Thursday in Lowville

LOWVILLE — A free public information session on invasive plants will be offered Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Lewis County Cooperative Extension Office. 5274 Outer Stowe St. Registration ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Older workers stay on job

The acronym NEET first gained wide exposure last August, when riots blamed on young people "Not in Employment, Education or Training" broke out in London’s Tottenham district. It&rs... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Hattie E. LaLonde

Hattie E. LaLonde, 90, formerly of Westmoreland, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012 surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on February 27, 1922 in Westmoreland; a daughter of the la... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

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In honor of Flag Day, members of RFA’s Junior ROTC, Billy Goodwin and Josh Goodwin, showed students at Gansevoort Elementary School, temporarily housed at Fort Stanwix School, how to properly... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Ready! Set! Plant that zucchini at the starting post

WHITESTOWN — Ready, set, grow! Oneida County 4-H and the Oneida County-Boonville Fair are holding a giant zucchini contest for youth ages 5 to 19. The "secret" to growing big gr... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Hops plant sales aid festival

ONEIDA — Are you looking to grow Hops? Did you know that hops reach maturity and maximum production within three years? To take advantage of their full growth potential now would be the time ... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Regner graduates

Sarah M. Regner, daughter of Roy and Chris Regner, 4967 Beacon Light Road, Verona, has graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a master’s degree in speech pathology. She has accepted a position as a... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Matt adds Lemon Ginger to High Peaks series

Utica’s F.X. Matt Brewing Co., brewer of Saranac, has announced the newest beer in its limited edition Saranac High Peaks series. Saranac Lemon Ginger is a version of a traditional Belgian st... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Have garden questions?

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: 6/15/2012

Budget constraints throw cold water on Municipal Pool

Those who want to take a dip in the city’s Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni Municipal Pool at 500 W. Embargo St. will get no relief this summer. The pool that was closed for construction-related reason... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Revere buys supplier; gains handful of jobs

Revere Copper Products of Rome has signed an agreement with an entity of the Louis Berkman Co. to purchase the assets of Follansbee Steel, one of the oldest companies in the metal construction... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Area job count increases; manufacturing bottoms out

The local area’s total job count rose by almost 4,000 from May 2011 to May 2012, according to state Labor Department statistics released today. For the 12-month period, the non-agricultur... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Savvy Shopper talk Tuesday
in Westernville

WESTERNVILLE — The Western Town Library will host a Savvy Shopper program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library, 9172 Main St. Lisa Matte, director of Jervis Library in Rome, will present t... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Clean up Lake Julia on Monday

The Nature Conservancy will hold a "Clean Up Lake Julia" day on Lake Julia Preserve on Lake Julia Road, in Remsen. Start time with be 10 a.m. Helpers are asked to bring work gloves, b... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

On dean’s list

Lauren Kalil, of Clinton, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Sacred Heart University, Conn. [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Palmer earns third annual Fred Scherz, Sr. scholarship

VERONA — Town Councilman Fred "Fritz" Scherz, Jr., awarded the third annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service to Ashley Palmer, of Verona. Pal... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

June 15, 2002 Scratch threatened bird species as one of the issues that opponents of the proposed landfill in Ava planned to argue at an upcoming hearing before the state considers giving the f... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Building permits

Joanne Indermill, 7648 Rome-Oriskany Road, $110,000, demolition of modular home and replacement with new 1,494 square foot modular home on the same basement. [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Building permit

Nancy Mallek, 106 W. North St., $5,000, demolish two-family dwelling. [more...]

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Building permit

Diane Bartholomew, 1904 N. James St., $12,000, remove compromised foundation walls and replace with new block foundation wall. [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

MVCC schedules solar classes

College officials said you can kick start a career in photovoltaics and solar panel installation with training at Mohawk Valley Community College. Enrollment will be taken on a first come basis... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Mostly sunny;
highs in mid 80s

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Saturday — Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. S... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 2, 7, 9, Lucky Sum: 18. WinFour: 2, 8, 4, 7, Lucky Sum: 21. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012

Madison Literacy a finalist

The Madison County Literacy Coalition is one of 32 finalists in a nationwide competition for an All-America City Award from the National Civic League, said an announcement about the coalition of sc... [more...]

Published: 6/15/2012
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