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Births

ALDRICH — To George and Kristy Gibbs Aldrich, of Whitesboro, on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Hannah Paige. HIEMSTRA — To Brittany Hiemstra and Mich... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Verona Health Center
due in September

VERONA — Construction is under way on Oneida Healthcare’s newest primary care practice located off West Main Street. Verona Health Center will be a family medicine practice staffed ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Meetings

TONIGHT Vernon-Verona-Sherill Board of Education, 7 p.m. Reorganizational and regular meetings. District office, 5275 Route 31, Verona. TUESDAY Holland Patent Board of Education, 6 p.m.... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Syracuse at Norfolk, 7:15. Amateur Baseball — District V American Legion: Sherrill at Fort Schu... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Sen. Griffo pushes more stringent synthetic drug law

The state needs a tougher law to crack down on synthetic drugs, says state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo. Flanked by area law enforcement officials, Griffo called for a better ban on "bath salts&q... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Remsen workshop covers teaching standards

A summer workshop on "NYS Teaching Standards: Your Path to Highly Effective Teaching" was attended by 68 teachers from Central New York during a six-hour session Monday at the Remsen High... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

‘Bath salts,’ cocaine found

BOONVILLE — A 29-year-old man was busted with quantities of ‘bath salts’ and cocaine after a traffic stop on Route 12 Friday night. Police said Michael Gerace, of 613 Post St.... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Utica has several
‘bath salts’ cases

The synthetic drug ‘bath salts’ continues to be a problem in Utica, with law enforcers responding to a man on his roof on Saturday and a woman who stripped nearly naked and ran into tra... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

DWI charged in Boonville

BOONVILLE — A 64-year-old man registered a blood alcohol content of twice the legal threshold after law enforcers found him swerving on South Street Friday. Police said Dennis Dutch, of 1... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Two homeless after 50+ battle flames, heat

TOWN OF AVA — A husband and wife are homeless this morning after heavy flames tore through their Route 26 residence Sunday during a five-hour blaze. Upwards of 50 volunteers battled not o... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Two hospitalized after morning crash

TOWN OF TRENTON — Two women remain hospitalized this morning after a two-vehicle collision on Route 365 Sunday morning. Sheriff’s deputies said Erica A. Holovitz, 22, of Ilion, pull... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Sunday 12:20 a.m. W. Wright St., dispute. 1:10 a.m. Laurel St., open door/window. 1:22 a.m. W. Dominick St., mischief. 1:... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:29 a.m. COCVAC Ambulance, Hamilton College, Kirkland, transport. 9:05 a.m. Clinton, Utica Road, Kirkland, spill/leak. 9:10 a.m. West Leyden, Ro... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Saturday 8:15 a.m. 5946 Old Oneida road, alarm. 1:39 p.m. 121 Henry St., first aid. 3:14 p.m. 2020 N. Madison St., first aid. 4:47 p.m. N. Madison St... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:39 a.m. Babbott Ave. N., Waterville, missing person. 12:46 a.m. Route 365, Trenton, abandoned call. 12:49 a.m. Oswego Road, attempt to locate. ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:46 a.m. Route 365, Trenton, abandoned call. 12:56 a.m. Route 12, Remsen, check welfare. 2:04 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, suspicious activity. 3:... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Heart group reminds about heat danger

When temperatures are in the 90s and the heat index pushes higher, the American Heart Association warns area residents that extreme heat can be hard on the heart. As the temperature rise, so ca... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Training to teach STEM teachers

A two-day training conference for middle and high-school educators focusing on career fields in science and technology will meet July 31 and Aug. 1. The program is free. School districts are limite... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Pacer comes close to record in Vernon Downs triumph

VERNON — Newcomer Yankees In Six fell just short of the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings with his lifetime-best 1:51.1 win in Saturday night’s $8,000 featured sixth race at V... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Utica scores six runs in 11th to hand Trail Blazers defeat

BOONVILLE — The Adirondack Trail Blazers gave up six runs in the top of the 11th inning as they fell to the Utica Brewers, 13-7, in a New York Collegiate Baseball League contest on Saturday. ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Parkhurst gets back on track with road victory over Love

Oriskany’s Parkhurst Post rebounded from a lopsided defeat against Smith Post last Wednesday by coming up with a 12-3 triumph on the road over Love Post in Boonville on Saturday in District V... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Friesen first repeat winner of U-R season

VERNON — Stewart Friesen became the first repeat winner at Utica-Rome Speedway this season, while Justin Barger made a last lap pass to capture the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Series race ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

ReCharge power awarded
to two Oneida County firms

Two Oneida County firms have been awarded cheap power allocations from the New York Power Authority through the state’s ReCharge NY Program. The recipients are Harden Furniture, Inc., McC... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Sitrin welcomes new participants for adaptive paddling program

NEW HARTFORD — Sitrin is welcoming new participants for its paddling program. The Sitrin STARS — Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports — adaptive paddling program offers ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Marriage licences

Jared S. Miller and Janay L. Green, both of Rome. Patrick James Mahoney and Tiffany Lynn Sutton, both of Rome. Brendan Scott McCormick and Danesha Monique McLeod, both of Rome. Brian Fr... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Mackey — Bird

Ericka Mackey, daughter of Mr. and MRs. Rick Mackey, Madison Street, to Sean Bird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bird, McRae Street. Miss Mackey is a student at SUNYIT majoring in business. Her f... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Beach’s symbol of faith

SYLVAN BEACH —This picturesque village along the shore of Oneida Lake has many attractions that any summer visitor can enjoy: Beaches, restaurants, campsites and amusement rides. It also has ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Driving course slated in Utica

AAA New York will conduct two six-hour Driver Improvement courses at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, in July. The first course will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Satur... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Lions raise $22,000 for Ronald McDonald House

District Governor Joseph DeFina of the Rome Lions Club has presented a $22,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Syracuse. The House is constructing a new $6.5 million facility to replac... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

City considers new way to transfer property to developers

The Common Council has revised its plans for redeveloping two parcels, intent on giving the city more control of the process. The council was set to turn over the two parcels — the Rossi ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Lemonade to the Rescue

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Published: 7/2/2012

Masons install officers

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Published: 7/2/2012

Elhage — Wines

Melissa R. Elhage, daughter of Mary A. Gravlin, Waterloo and the late Hider J. Elhage, to Randy S. Wines, son of Elizabeth N. Wines, Widrig Road, Cleveland, N.Y., and the late Raymond J. Wines. ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Pauline Swerdan Kachaylo

Pauline Swerdan Kachaylo, age 82, passed on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Penfield, NY following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 3, 1930, at their family home in the Town of Lee,... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Arnold E. (Gene) Johnson

Arnold E. (Gene) Johnson, 82, of Rome, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He was born February 23, 1930, the son of Dewey and Geraldean Johnson Wiley, and was later... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Mary ‘Betty’ E. Reff

Mary "Betty" E. Reff, of Rome, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2012. She was born on January 14, 1925 in Clayton, NY; a daughter of the late George and Leona Danenwald Weller. She ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Salvatore Fontaine

UTICA — Mr. Salvatore "Steve" Fontaine, age 81, of Utica, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. Steve is survived by his... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Funeral notices

BURNS — Doris V. Burns, 79, of Williamstown, on June 27, 2012. Private services at the convenience of family. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Williamstown. Arrangements by LaRobardiere Fu... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

County Airport weather report for Sunday

Temperatures: 59 to 83 Normal Range: 58 to 81 Records: 43(1965), 92(1963) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 0" Rainfall for year: 17.24" Sunset today: 8:45 S... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

ZBA and Planning Board reschedule July meetings

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals will not meet this week. The Planning Board meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month, which in July would have been this Tuesday. Howeve... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Vernon changes garbage schedule

VERNON — Garbage collection in the Village of Vernon will be changed to Tuesday this week due to Independence Day holiday. Next week it will go back to the regular schedule. [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Chairman giving $10 per America ticket to Food Bank

VERNON — All proceeds from the July 5 America concert at Vernon Downs will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York. Chairman of Racing and Entertainment Jeffrey Gural said he has ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Rome joins six groups for area deconstruction program

Rome is partnering with at least six groups to form a Regional Deconstruction Program Deconstruction is a detailed dismantling of building components for re-use, recycling and waste management.... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

July 2, 2002 Add Oneida County to the list of counties seeking state permission to impose a 30-cent monthly surcharge on cellular phones in the county. He has a handshake like a vise grip. ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Westmoreland student among winners

A Westmoreland student is among the winners for the Insight House’s Prevention Services 2012 anti-alcohol school slogan contest, held at area middle schools and high schools. As part of A... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Board president seeks re-election

Having completed her fourth straight year and fifth overall as Board of Education president, Patricia Riedel hopes to add another year to that service when the board votes tonight on the annually e... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Changing table donated

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Published: 7/2/2012

Prenatal Care Services Clinic has new manager

Dwynn Golden, MSN, CNM, is the new manager of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Prenatal Care Services Clinic, located downtown at 155 W. Dominick St. The program offers pregnancy care and other h... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Mostly sunny;
highs in upper 80s

Tonight — Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph — Becoming south around 5 mph. Tuesday — Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Evening: Daily: 0, 4, 4, Lucky Sum: 8. WinFour: 3, 7, 0, 2, Lucky Sum: 12. Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Midday: Daily:... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Tree ID ‘Walks and Talks’ July 9

A free, public tree identification walk will start at 6 p.m. Monday, July 9, in the park pavilion near the parking lot off Rutger Street, Utica. Central New York Conservancy officials said the ... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Hanna: Bill has $6B for NY

The state will get about $6 billion in federal aid for highway and mass transit programs over the next two years while regional impacts are to be determined, under a federal transportation bill add... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

On dean’s list

Stephen Michael Joyce, son of William and Deborah Joyce, of Pleasant Drive, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Endicott College, Beverly, Mass. He is a sophomore majoring in spor... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Graduate from Ithaca College

Area students were among the 1,086 from Ithaca College to receive degrees during the college’s commencement ceremony. They are: ¿ Sofia Johnson, of Holland Patent, major in environme... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Garage sale aids Conservancy

TOWN OF LENOX — The Great Swamp Conservancy holds its annual community garage sale Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s at 8375 N. Main St. on the corner of Pine Ridge Road. T... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012

Utica College cites scholars

Area students have made the High Honors List at Utica College with a GPA of 4.0 for the spring semester. They are: Meredith M. Merchant, Health Studies; Brandy L. Miller, English; Brian A. Stev... [more...]

Published: 7/2/2012
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