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In dry weather, brown grass is dormant, not dead

A period of drought can adversely affect lawn grass but most local grasses are prepared to deal with dry spells. Grasses can go dormant for differing lengths of time depending on their genetics. Ac... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Two Utica shootings probed

One person was hospitalized and Utica law enforcers are investigating after two separate shootings in the Cornhill district Monday night. Shortly before 11 p.m., police said a person was shot i... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Police say gunman in rear seat of sedan in drive-by

Two people were in the silver or gold-colored sedan when the passenger fired at least three shots at 602 Park Drive Friday night, injuring an innocent 11-year-old girl. The gunman was in the ba... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Crash sends three to hospital

NEW HARTFORD — Three people were hospitalized after their motor vehicle rear-ended another car on Route 5 Monday afternoon. Police said Dawn E. Clark, 28, of Morrisville, was westbound at... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 12:40 a.m. S. Madison St., suspicious activity. 2:09 a.m. W. Dominick St., fight. 4 a.m. S. James St., assault. 5:... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 8:03 a.m. 409 W. Thomas St., porch fire. 11:10 a.m. 525 Brooks Road, first aid. 2:01 p.m. 400 block of N. Washington St., first aid. 4:10 p.m.... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

County Legion Auxiliary installs president, officers

The installation of the Oneida County American Legion Auxiliary officers was held at the Clark Mills Post on Saturday. The elected officers are President Brenda Cobb, Clark Mills Unit, 1st Vice... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Area students graduate

Area residents are among more than 1,000 students who received undergraduate degrees from the State University of New York at New Paltz. They include, with town, degree and major: Kimberly ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

SUNY New Paltz cites scholars

Area residents were named to the dean’s list at the State University of New York at New Paltz for the spring semester. They include, with town and major: Erica Vaccaro, Durhamville, p... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Open house Wednesday
at Georgian Court

Georgian Court Estates, 2410 Oneida Street, Utica, is opening its doors to the community on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The facility offers comfortable living without the worries of home ma... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Oneida Common Council seeks to restrict residency of sex offenders

ONEIDA — A law to restrict the residency of registered sex offenders will be the subject of a public hearing tonight with the Oneida Common Council. The local law would prohibit sex offen... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:47 a.m. Westmoreland and COCVAC Ambulance, standby. 7:47 a.m. Verona and Vineall Ambulance, Route 365, accident. 8:07 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, W.... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:26 a.m. Oriskany Blvd., Yorkville, suspicious activity. 4:46 a.m. Main St., Camden, alarm. 8:57 a.m. Otter Lake, property found. 9:01 a.m. ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:18 a.m. Route 12, Trenton, suspicious activity. 12:26 a.m. Oriskany Blvd., Yorkville, suspicious activity. 5:41 a.m. Cooper St., Vernon, alarm.... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Sports Briefs

Benefit softball tourney scheduled in Utica UTICA — The ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter will be hosting an inaugural softball tournament on Saturday, July 28 with games starting at 8 a.m. at th... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Lee rallies for soccer stalemate

MADISON — The Lee Soccer Club erased an early three-goal deficit on the road to battle back to earn a 4-4 tie with the Gunners soccer team on Monday during a Central New York State Soccer lea... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Charges in party at prosecutor’s home

CAZENOVIA — An assistant prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been charged after a graduation party got out of control at his Madison County residence. Craig A. Benedict, ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Woman, 39, pleads guilty to passing bad checks for booze

A woman charged with several issuing a bad check counts pleaded guilty to two of the charges before Judge John C. Gannon in City Court Wednesday. Marqueta M. Armstrong, aka Gorsline, 39, of 503... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Rome minor leaguers sharp on hill

Rome pitching prospects Garrett Baker and Joe Melioris are leading their respective minor league baseball teams on the mound with solid summer campaigns as members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anah... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Roberts keeps flickering playoff hopes alive

CAMDEN — The Roberts Post American Legion baseball team out of Holland Patent closed out its regular season on a high note with a commanding 17-5 triumph over Moran Sylvan Beach Post at Camde... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Amateur Baseball — District V American Legion: Love at Helmuth-Ingalls, 6; Utica at Parkhurst at DeLutis Field, 7. Soccer — Central New York Stat... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Utica hands Sherrill NYCBL loss

SHERRILL — The Sherrill Silversmiths’ bats couldn’t find an answer against Utica Brewers starter Miguel Navarro as they were limited to two runs and five hits over nine innings du... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Armed Forces Tuesday helps vets sign up for college

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College will hold "Armed Forces Tuesday," an information session for veterans considering enrolling full or part-time, on-campus or online from ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Smith joines Air Force

Troy A. Smith, son of Sharron Puglio, 9256 Capron Road, Lee Center, and John E. Smith Jr., of Kilbourne Road, has enlisted in the Air Force. He will train at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to join... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Smith joins Navy

Travis T. Smith, son of Sharron Puglio, 9256 Capron Road, Lee Center, and John E. Smith Jr., of Kilbourne Road, has enlisted in the Navy and will train at Great Lakes, Ill.. to become an operations... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

On Providence list

Megan Murphy of Rome, a member of the class of 2012, was named to the dean’s list at Providence (RI) College for the spring semester [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Mowers reunite

The 88th Mowers Family Reunion was held at Delta Lake State Park July 8. A total of 47 members and friends attended the annual event. The oldest member of the family in attendance was Natalie Holdr... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Murphy accepted

Ryan Patrick Murphy, son and stepson of Robert and Susan Murphy, 6238 Eureka Road, Westmoreland, and Paul and Coleen Dolhun, Canastota, will attend Mohawk Valley Community College and major in cybe... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Clouds followed by sun; high mid 80s

Tonight — Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. West winds 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest around 5 mph. Chance of r... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Building permit

Davidson Automotive Group, 5905 Rome-Taberg Road, no cost, multiple facial signs totalling 84.82 square feet and one free standing, 65 square foot pylon sign. [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Retirement estimator celebrates three years

It’s been three years since Social Security’s Retirement Estimator went online. Within months of coming out, the online application was praised as one of the highest-rated online servic... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Fleming accepted

Thomas Fleming, son of Tammy Fleming, 813 East Ave, and Robert Fleming, Main Street, Camden, has been accepted at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, where he will major in general music studies.... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Meetings

WEDNESDAY Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Board Room District Office, 409 Bell Road. Holland Patent Board of Education, 6 p.m. Board room, Annex. Annsville Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town Hal... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Monday in the midday drawing: Daily: 6, 4, 4; Lucky Sum: 14; WinFour: 0, 4, 8, 3; Lucky Sum: 15. Here are the evening dra... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Arthur G. Putnam

Arthur G. Putnam of Rome, New York and Vero Beach, Florida passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012. He was 92. Born in Brutus, NY and raised in Weedsport, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and Anna... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Edward C. Roberts

ROME/UTICA — Edward C. Roberts, 71, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Rome Hospital. Ed was born on August 8, 1940 in New York City. He has resided with the Arc of Oneida-Lewis Ch... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 66 to 86 Normal Range: 59 to 81 Records: 44(1966), 95(1988) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 0.1" Rainfall for year: 17.3" Sunset today: 8:38 ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Walkers start, chair Pilates due, State Fair trip signups under way

The walkers have started, new Chair Pilates class is scheduled and events including a breakfast are coming up at the Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St. Call the center at 337-8230 to register fo... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Funeral notices

BRAGG — David Bragg Sr., 80, of Virgnia Beach, Va., and formerly of Rome, on July 4, 2012. Services Saturday in St. Johns the Baptist Church Cemetery, Tarentrum, Ala. Arrangements by ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Births

AMICI — To David Amici and Ashley Meyers, of Rome, on Wednesday, July 11, 2102, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a son, Peyton Ace. CAREY — To Brittany Carey, of Rome, on Saturday, July 1... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

No new director yet for Rome Lab

The Rome Air Force Research Laboratory has had an interim director for three months, and an Air Force spokesman on Monday had no specifics about naming a successor. But he emphasized the position w... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Board may get 2,3 Strough options

As a six-month-old advisory committee continues debating where to put Strough Middle School students for a year during a renovation, Superintendent Jeffrey P. Simons says it likely will suggest two... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

July 17, 2002 Mohawk Valley Community College is proposing a 2002-2003 budget that carries both a $100 tuition increase and a larger county assistance share. It’s going to be a hot on... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Feds need to do more

Even with Congress coming to its senses last month and agreeing not to double student loan interest rates overnight, America’s future workforce still is more than $1 trillion in debt. That&rs... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Hanna cosponsors farm bill

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Published: 7/17/2012

Public Works superintendent retiring

Rather than risk being laid off, city Superintendent of Public Works Ernest E. "Butch" Conover Jr. has retired, just shy of 23 years with the city. Asked why he left his city job on J... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Beating 90-degree heat at Lake Delta

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Published: 7/17/2012

City mulls manpower
for water meter switch

Retiring Superintendent of Public Works Ernest E. "Butch" Conover Jr. said that a system-wide upgrade to the city’s commercial water system has been in a holding pattern for a few m... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Police and fire scholarships

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Published: 7/17/2012

District VFW names officers

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Published: 7/17/2012

Keeping cool in Oneida Lake

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Published: 7/17/2012

Blakes gather

TABERG — The descendants of Andrew and Ann Meagher Blake gathered at the Nobis Pavilion at the Meeker O’Rourke American Legion July 8, for the 89th annual family reunion. President ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

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: 7/17/2012

Submit church news for Saturday’s pages

News from churches or church-related groups for the Religion Today pages, published on Saturdays, can be e-mailed to living@RNY.com or mailed to Daily Sentinel - Living, PO Box 471, Rome, NY 13442-... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Swimming free today at city pools

With temperatures pushing into the mid-90s today, the city waived the fee to swim at Philip A. Tosti Pool at Pinti Field. Tosti is the lone city pool with an admission price this summer; the wading... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Ozone warning in effect

The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health have issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Central region today, including Madison, Oneida and southern Herkimer ... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Rabid fox attacks cat

WHITESTOWN — A gray fox that attacked a domestic cat was rabid, according to the county Health Department. "The animal was first reported to be running around in a residential area n... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

State group elects Utica dentist

Dr. John J. Liang of Utica has been elected vice president of the New York State Dental Association for 2014. He previously served as president of the Fifth District Dental Society in 2002, and... [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012

Building permit

Joe Ryan, 700 Beech St., $10,000, convert garage and den area into a master bedroom and master bath. [more...]

Published: 7/17/2012
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