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OCD support offered Mondays

An obsessive compulsive disorder support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) in Conference Room B in St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 2209 Genesee St., Utica. For information... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

24 complete nurse training

Two dozen residents of Madison and Oneida counties earned their licensed practical nursing degrees during the Madison-Oneida BOCES graduation ceremony July 18. The ceremony marked the end of an 11-... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Tug Hill paddle trip signup starts

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust will be going on "a relaxing yet exciting paddle" on the West Branch of Fish Creek in Westdale on Aug. 4. Signup is required at www.tughilltomorrowlandtru... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Amateur Baseball — District V American Legion playoffs: New Hartford at Smith, Sherrill at Helmuth-Ingalls, first round, 4:30. New York Collegiate Baseball... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Masonic researcher from Utica keynote speaker in Japan

Dr. Charles Antzelevitch, executive director and director of research of the Cardiac Research Institute at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, 2150 Bleecker St., Utica, presented the keynote lectu... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Friesen stays hot at U-R

VERNON — Stewart Friesen found himself in victory lane for the fourth straight time after claiming the $2,000 to win 30-lap modified feature on Sunday at Utica-Rome Speedway. Friesen char... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Blazers settle for split in last two regular season home games

The Adirondack Trail Blazers split their final two regular season home games over the weekend with a victory over the Syracuse Junior Chiefs, 14-9, on Saturday and a loss to the Geneva Red Wings, 6... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Smith heads into District V tournament as No. 2 seed

Smith Post is the No. 2 seed, while Sherrill Post claimed the fifth seed for the District V American Legion Baseball Tournament which was scheduled to begin today with a full slate of games. To... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Lee reinforces: Even day watering east of Turin; odd days for west

TOWN OF LEE — The town is reminding people who are customers of its water district that for residents east of Turin Road, watering of lawns is allowed on even numbered days. For those west of... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

State Ed updates teacher evaluation plans for districts

Of 214 school districts statewide that have submitted new teacher and principal evaluation plans, Holland Patent and Utica are the only two from Oneida County, according to the state Education Depa... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Food collections to aid Feed Our Veterans pantry

A week-long drive to collect donations for area veterans, beginning today and concluding July 30, was announced by Congressman Richard L. Hanna, with collection sites including his Utica office at ... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Phyllis A. Hicks

AVA — Phyllis A. Hicks, 77, of State Route 26, passed away on July 22, 2012, at the Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation, Boonville. Phyllis was born in Croghan, N.Y. on July 4, 1935, a daug... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Funeral notices

BUTLER — Howard Eugene "Gene" Butler, 84, of Rome, formerly of Vernon, on July 20, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. Burial Vernon Center Cemet... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Dr. Howard Eugene ‘Gene’ Butler

ROME, NY — Dr. Howard Eugene "Gene" Butler, 84, of Rome, N.Y. (formerly of Vernon, N.Y.) went to be with the Lord at Bethany Gardens Center in Rome on July 20, 2012. Born in Vernon ... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Heart group offers map
of hospitals

Finding the right hospital for treating heart disease and stroke is easier, thanks to a new online tool from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). A new interact... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Thomas J. Calogero

ONEIDA — Thomas J. Calogero, 54 of Oneida New York passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York. Tom was born April 29, 1958 in Ut... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

County Airport weather report for Sunday

Temperatures: 63 to 88 Normal Range: 59 to 81 Records: 44(1985), 97(1987) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 0.1" Rainfall for year: 17.3" Sunset today: 8:33 ... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

MVCC, county nix part-timer’s union

Mohawk Valley Community College and Oneida County are opposing the unionization of most part-time employees at the school and adjunct faculty members. There currently is no union for MVCC’s p... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Panel approves 5 percent increase for MVCC faculty

A county legislative panel has approved a three-year contract for Mohawk Valley Community College faculty members. The agreement, which runs from 2010-11 to 2012-13, includes a combined wage in... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Sports Briefs

Rome Rampage second in softball tourney The Rome Rampage placed second during the 16U Rome Girls Softball Tournament held at the Kost fields over the weekend. On Saturday, the Romans defeat... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Olive oil firm plans expansion

Olive oil processor Sovena USA is making plans for a small addition to its Griffiss business park facility. On the drawing board is a 1,500-square-foot expansion to accommodate equipment, inclu... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Pacer charges from behind for Vernon Downs victory

VERNON — The pacer Forty Carrots rallied late to claim Saturday night’s $8,000 featured seventh race at Vernon Downs. Luke Plano, driving for trainer Ray Van Dreason for the first t... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

11 World Series crowns and counting for Rome squad

The Liquor Express squad of Rome continued its mastery over the women’s division field with their latest World Series of Bocce title on Sunday afternoon at the 39th World Series of Bocce Tour... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Births 723

BRIGGS — To Frederick Briggs and Tiffeny Irons, of Vernon Center, on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a daughter, Adia Patricia. CARCONE — To Thomas Carcone and... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

District defends eBay computer sale

Selling excess computers on eBay and raising the pay for summer school special education therapists by $5 an hour were defended by Rome school district officials, after the financial moves drew que... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Foundation serves us well

Investing monetary resources for the present and future enrichment of the area has been the mission of the Rome Community Foundation since it began in 1999. Among the institutions and organizat... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Partly sunny; highs in lower 80s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy in the evening — Then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Ch... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Evening: Daily: 5, 2, 0, Lucky Sum: 7. WinFour: 3, 9, 4, 0, Lucky Sum: 16. Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Midday: Daily:... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

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 at 2:30 p.m. For information contact... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

OCD support offered Mondays

An obsessive compulsive disorder support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) in Conference Room B in St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 2209 Genesee St., Utica. For information... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Utica man shot to death

A 35-year-old man was found shot to death on the streets of west Utica early this morning, and now Utica Police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year. No arrests have be... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Woman charged with stealing ammo

TOWN OF LOWVILLE — A Lewis County woman is accused of stealing shotgun ammunition from Wal-Mart. Sheriff’s deputies said Melissa S. Howard, 31, of 5714 Greig Road, Glenfield, tried ... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Lyons Falls teen arrested in family dispute

LYONS FALLS — A Boonville teen-ager is facing charges in Lewis County for kicking a relative in the stomach. Sheriff’s deputies said Jason T. Lynch, 16, of 8149 Boonville Road, kick... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Boonville Fair opens

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Published: 7/23/2012

Investigation ongoing in fatal shooting

OLD FORGE — Law enforcers continue to investigate the fatal shooting in Herkimer County from early Saturday, when a 59-year-old police officer is accused of accidentally shooting his son whil... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Picnic signups due

LENOX — Reservations are due today at 697-2950 or greatswampconservancy@gmail.com for the 15th Anniversary Appreciation Picnic. The event at 4 p.m. Saturday is at the Great Swamp Conservancy,... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Sunday 12:36 a.m. Crossgates Road N., shots fired. 1:10 a.m. W. Liberty St., dispute. 2:28 a.m. Lawrence St., suspicious acti... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Saturday 10:22 a.m. 1031 Floyd Ave., first aid. 11:26 a.m. 5815 Rome-Taberg Road, first aid. 2:35 p.m. 7980 Winfield Circle, first aid. 4:16 p.m. Eri... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Class of 1957 Reunites

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Published: 7/23/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:02 a.m. Camden, Main St., assist. 11:06 a.m. Camden, Voorhees Ave., assist. 12:17 p.m. Poland, Route 8, accident. 12:33 p.m. Holland Patent... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:04 a.m. Main St., Camden, assist. 12:31 a.m. Rome-Westmoreland Road, domestic. 12:55 a.m. Cove Road, Vienna, fight. 1:14 a.m. Cove Road, Vi... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:31 a.m. Rome-Westmoreland Road, domestic. 1:14 a.m. Cove Road, Vienna, harassment. 2:55 a.m. Willow Place, Verona, domestic. 4:34 a.m. Rout... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Pageant seeks contestants

BOONVILLE — Contestants are being accepted for the Miss Forest Queen and Miss Teen Forest Queen Pageant and Fashion Show planned for Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Hulbert House. The teen divis... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

On Cornell list

Area students named to the spring semester dean’s list at Cornell University are: Nathaniel McEwen, of Rome; and Robert Toha, of Whitesboro. [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Driver sought in hit and run

A hit and run driver who struck another vehicle at the Rite Aid on Black River Boulevard is wanted by Rome Police. The suspect vehicle is a gray-colored Chevy S-10 pickup truck with an extended... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Bath salt use, hallucinations lead to false report of incident, deputies say

ANNSVILLE — The synthetic drug "bath salts" has been blamed for a 35-year-old man charged with calling 9-1-1 about his hallucinations. Authorities said Jacob Warner thought ther... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Fresh pizza comes to Rome Farmers Market

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Published: 7/23/2012

Cell phone use charged in crash

ANNSVILLE — A 21-year-old man was hospitalized after law enforcers said he was using his cell phone while driving in the oncoming lane on Route 69 Sunday evening. Sheriff’s deputies... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Marriage licences

Donald G. Blanchard Jr. and Bette Jo Muth, both of the Town of Lee. Michael J. Donnelly and Susan A. Fitzgerald, both of the Town of Lee. Nicholas W. Kennedy and Cynthia A. Reed, both of Ta... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

East Rome projects session postponed

The city’s informational meeting on several east Rome development projects will not be held on Tuesday. It has been postponed, but no new date has been announced. Once rescheduled, staff ... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Birds of Prey in Remsen’s Library Wednesday night

REMSEN — "Talons: A Birds of Prey Experience" will be held at Didymus Thomas Library, 9639 Main St., Wednesdayat 7 p.m. In the interactive raptor program visitors will be able t... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Building permit

Al Cingrinelli, 311 E. Dominick St., $27,900, storefront work windows, awnings, brick work. [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Group explores moss at Great Swamp

LENOX — A moss walk at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main St., explored "an often overlooked part of the forest" said GSC Executive Director Tiffany White. She said, &... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Public hearings for city projects

Residents will get their say about the proposals to put two city-owned parcels in the hands of private developers when the Common Council holds public hearings before its meeting Wednesday evening.... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Accused in license plate snatch

ONEIDA — A Madison County woman is accused of stealing a debit card and a pair of license plates. Police said Francine M. Cast, 33, of Lenox Avenue, stole a debit card and two license pla... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Today is Monday, July 23, the 205th day of 2012. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1962, the first public TV transmissions over Telstar 1 ... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

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: 7/23/2012

Send wedding report while it’s still news

It’s news when someone gets married, but news is information about recent events. It’s a busy time after a wedding and honeymoon, writing thank yous and getting back to work, but do... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012

Fittingly, Halstead inducted in an Olympic year

(First In A Series) BY RYAN COBB Sports writer The Olympic Games are returning to London this week for only the third time in its more than 100-year-old history. With the Summer Gam... [more...]

Published: 7/23/2012
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