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Young Oneida warrior aids colonists at Fort Schuyler

"I Will Stand With My Father" is a story that helps young readers understand the Oneida Indians’ decision to side with the American colonists during the Revolutionary War. It’... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

‘Haunted Mohawk Valley’ talk, book signing Monday

Author Dennis Webster will be at the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St., Utica, on Monday at 6 p.m. Webster will give a presentation detailing his book, "Haunted Mohawk Valley.... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Breakfast in the Gardens honors Hinmans, Rome Strip Steel

The public is invited to attend the Breakfast in the Gardens at Rome Art And Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., to honor the Hinman family and Rome Strip Steel for their contributions to the ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Helen Pearl Sykes Chilluffo

Helen Pearl Sykes Chilluffo, 90, formerly of Rome, NY died November 30, 2011. She was born November 26, 1921 in Steuben, NY the daughter of Horatio and Abbie Sykes. On January 3, 1942 she married E... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Births

BAUM — To Alec Baum and Rachel Brophy, of Oneida, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a son, Hunter James Tyler. DUST — To Ryan and Amy Seville Dust, of Camden,... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Funeral notices

BRONK — Darwin Lee Bronk, 69, of Camden, on July 24, 2012. Services 2 p.m. Friday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Burial St. John’s Cemetery, Camden. Calling hou... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Darwin Lee Bronk

Darwin Lee Bronk, 69, of Camden, passed away peacefully at home July 24, 2012. He was born in his home on Third Street on September 1, 1942 to Lyle "Roy" and Thelma Empey Bronk. On Februa... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

County Airport weather report for Tuesday

Temperatures: 60 to 83 Normal Range: 59 to 81 Records: 44(1985), 97(1987) Rainfall: Trace Monthly rainfall: 0.87" Rainfall for year: 18.07" Sunset today: 8:31 ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Renaissance volunteers sought

The Rome Art And Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., is seeking volunteers to assist with its first large scale Renaissance Festival, to be held at the nonprofit Art Center on Aug. 25-26. The ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

AmeriCU arts, crafts festival opens Friday

The AmeriCU Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Columbus Circle, downtown Syracuse. Exhibit boo... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Stanley starts mobile app

The Stanley Theatre in Utica will develop a mobile presence, enabling the organization to communicate news, events, and accept donations through mobile devices.. Funding is provided by the Utic... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

West Nile virus detected
but not in Oneida County

NEW HAVEN -- West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in samples collected in this Oswego County town. There are no known human cases of West Nile virus in Oswego County. No mosquito samples co... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Enchanted Forest to unveil marketing moose Safari Sam

OLD FORGE — A new moose mascot named "Safari Sam" will make his Adirondacks debut with a unveiling event at 11 a.m. Sunday at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. Safari Sam came to life ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Where have leaders been living?

With all the serious issues facing the U.S., kudos to our political leaders of both major parties who have joined hands to tackle at least one serious issue. When it was learned that our Olympi... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

National Grid warns of scam

National Grid customers are the target of a new scam, and the energy company is warning that scammers posing as employees are trying to steal customers’ identities. The scammers were rece... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

On dean’s list

Lindsey Striker, daughter of Ronald and Roberta Striker, of Lee Center, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Lyndon State College, Vt. [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Rome true to the Red, White & Blue Honor America Days events

Information for this calendar of 2012 Honor America Days and other events is provided by the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce. Those interested in adding events to the listing may visit www.RomeChambe... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

‘Inner Music’ workshop Saturday

EARLVILLE — A new musical workshop — suitable for ages 16 and up — is being offered at the Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, at NYS Route 12B, on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Auto racing — Utica-Rome Speedway midweek program featuring Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, racing st... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Celebration ends in discharge

A 47-year-old man who set off his own fireworks on the Fourth of July was ordered in City Court to obey fireworks laws for the next year. Lucien A. Falitico, of 125 First St., was granted by Ju... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Tuesday Evening: Daily: 2, 4, 6, Lucky Sum: 12. WinFour: 7, 6, 1, 8, Lucky Sum: 22. Mega Millions: 05, 09, 38, 46, 51, Mega Ball: 5. H... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Showers, some T-storms, low 80s

Tonight — Partly cloudy in the evening — Then mostly cloudy with scattered showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph — Becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph.... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Horse races at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair

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Published: 7/25/2012

Accused of stealing $16,000 in merchandise

A Wal-Mart employee in Utica is accused of stealing more than $16,000 worth of merchandise in less than four months. Police said Anthony Stitts, 20, of Lenox Avenue, has stolen $16,269.55 in me... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Menacing with
bat charged

ONEIDA — A Madison County man is accused of threatening another person with a baseball bat. Police said Brian A. Ostrander, 26, of Tag Road, Canastota, was charged Monday with second-degr... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Police log

Website: www.romepd.com Tuesday 12:17 a.m. N. George St., abandoned call. 1:09 a.m. Maple St., domestic. 1:17 a.m. S. George St., larceny. 1:40 a.m. N. Madison St., suspicious a... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 8:30 a.m. 8118 Elmer Hill Road, first aid. 9:09 a.m. 97 Cherrywood Lane, first aid. 10:05 a.m. 810 Broadway, first aid. 11:57 a.m. 164 Park D... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:01 a.m. Sylvan Beach, Lake Shore Drive, Vienna, tree down. 12:08 a.m. Cleveland, Maple Flats Road, Vienna, wires down. 12:09 a.m. Durhamville,... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

1.BRIEFS

Van Meter promoted to Double-A level FRISCO, Texas ­ Joe Van Meter, the son of Rome Free Academy graduate Bruce Van Meter, was promoted to Double-A Frisco, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Curious animals at the Boonville Fair

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Published: 7/25/2012

Search for bank robber continues

No arrests have been made in the daylight heist at the M&T Bank on Black River Boulevard. Law enforcers continue the search this morning for the white male suspect. Anyone who may have been in ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

July 25, 2002 Two experts from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center are in town to give Romans advice on how they can help revitalize downtown. N... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:19 a.m. Willow Lane, Marcy, investigate. 12:20 a.m. Lamphear Road, assist. 12:42 a.m. River Road, Marcy, alarm. 1 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, p... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 12:19 a.m. Willow Lane, Marcy, trespass. 1 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, assist. 1:20 a.m. River Road, Floyd, alarm. 2:19 a.m. Webster Hill Road, Av... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Antiques Show and Sale Saturday, Sunday benefits View

OLD FORGE — The 38th Annual Antiques Show and Sale will be held at the North Street Recreation Center with "early buy hours" on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Regular show hours will b... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Bake and click contests offered at Rotary’s Canalfest

Whether cookies or cameras are the fields of expertise, area residents can win prizes at this year’s 10th annual Rome Rotary Club Canalfest Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5 at Bellamy Harbor P... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Elevator completion date up in air at Gansevoort

Part of the Gansevoort Elementary School renovation involving a new elevator appears unlikely to be done when the building reopens for a new year in September after a renovation, says a Rome school... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Laryngectomy support offered

The Laryngectomy Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Cardiac Cath Lab Conference Room on the second floor of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center. For information,... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Special Utica-Rome Speedway event ready to rev up its engines tonight

VERNON — The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will both be in action at Utica-Rome Speedway tonight. Watertown native Tim McCreadie intends on retur... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Rome soccer club victorious

Rome Copper City was victorious over the visiting Gunners for a 2-0 shutout decision during Central New York State Soccer League action on Tuesday. Following a scoreless first half, Carl Falk p... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

EADS to hold exercise

An emergency response exercise simulating a hazardous material will be conducted Thursday morning at the Eastern Air Defense Sector parking lot at Griffiss Park, in conjunction with local fire, pol... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Silversmiths rout Trail Blazers

SHERRILL — The Sherrill Silversmiths scored eight runs in the first inning and connected with 21 hits to crush the visiting Adirondack Trail Blazers, 22-14, in New York Collegiate Baseball Le... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Smith Post squad suffers first legion tournament loss

Smith Post hit a bump down their playoff road on Tuesday after suffering a 8-2 defeat from rival Utica Post during the second round of the District V American Legion Baseball Tournament at the Rome... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Denti renovation bids under budget

Bids for a year-long renovation at Denti Elementary School are well under project estimates, said Rome school district representatives who were pleased with the bid-opening results Tuesday. App... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Longtime respected basketball official to be enshrined

(One In A Series) BY RYAN COBB Sports writer Every single sport needs an official to keep order of the game’s rules and make sure everything is being played by the books. With... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Antique appraisers, buyers at KofC Aug. 4-5

Former Sotheby’s associate Robert Meringolo will host an antique appraisal to benefit the Rome Knights of Columbus at its home at 7751 Merrick Road on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5. ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Bikers for Babies Saturday

At 11 a.m. Saturday, hundreds of bikers will roar down the streets of Rome in support healthy babies. The 20th annual Bikers for Babies fundraiser for the March of Dimes will start from City Ha... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Jobless rate up slightly in county

The local unemployment rate rose slightly in June from May and over half a percent from June 2011, according to state Labor Department statistics released today. The rate in the Utica-Rome metr... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Penn State program is far from dead

The mere suggestion that NCAA sanctions against Penn State were worse than receiving the so-called death penalty were enough to make first-year coach Bill O’Brien raise his voice a notch. ... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Program for farmers on shrub willow bio-fuel crop

WHITESTOWN — An outreach program to educate local farmers about an opportunity to grow shrub willow as for renewable energy will be held Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Sales tax up $1M in county

Sales tax flowing to Oneida County’s treasury increased slightly more than $1 million, or 5.8 percent, in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2011. By the numbers, the coun... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Section of road closed in Marcy

MARCY — A section of Chaminade Road, from 8861 to the intersection of Route 291, is closed for reconstruction work to the road under the GVT Rail bridge, which is utilized by Adirondack Sceni... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

Webb Historical honors creator of ‘Devil Bug’ fishing lure

OLD FORGE — A former Roman and his wife, who operated the United States Hotel in Taberg before moving to Fourth Lake, are featured in an exhibit in the Town of Webb Historical Association&rsq... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

SU’s Smith wins Poetry Society of America award

Bruce Smith, professor of English in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has won the William Carlos Williams Award, presented by the Poetry Society of America. He was nomi... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012

MEETINGS

THURSDAY Board of Estimate and Contract, 3 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St. Griffiss Local Development Corp. Board of Directors, 4 p.m. EDGE offices, 584 Phoenix Driv... [more...]

Published: 7/25/2012
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