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Zoo Brewfest Saturday night

The Utica Zoo host its 14th annual Brewfest event Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. The event takes place on the grounds of the Utica Zoo, 99 Steele Hill Road, Utica, under tents and a pavi... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Electic powered boat

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Lee man awaits double transplant

LEE CENTER — Jeff Rose of Lee Center has been diagnosed with end stage liver failure and end stage kidney failure due to complications from kidney cancer. He is awaiting a double transplant, ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Summer Fest Saturday in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND — The third annual Westmoreland Summer Fest will be held at the Firemen’s Field on Saturday. The event, which is hosted by families in the community, will begin at 11 a.m.,... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

AAA driving course
in Utica Aug. 14, 16

AAA New York will conduct a six-hour driver improvement course at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica. The class will be held Aug. 14 and 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.. Students mu... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Wrong school

Rome Sports Hall of Famer Bill Kiser was a former standout athlete at St. Aloysius Academy. A story published on July 25 about his Hall of Fame induction incorrectly identified him as a former Rome... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Governor inks legislation on repeat sex offenders

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed two bills sponsored by state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi designed to toughen requirements and procedures for repeat sex offenders. ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Griffiss Business Park energy plant breaks ground

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday to mark the start of a power plant project that will serve Griffiss business park tenants. GUSC Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffis... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Teachers get science lessons

NEW HARTFORD — Upwards of 40 teachers went to school this week as part of a science, technology, engineering and math education training program. The 2012 SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Wednesday Evening: Daily: 9, 9, 4, Lucky Sum: 22. WinFour: 2, 4, 9, 4, Lucky Sum: 19. Lotto: 01, 05, 07, 32, 55, 56, Bonus: 51. Here a... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Partly sunny, possible
T-storms, upper 80s

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds around 5 mph in the evening — Becoming light and variable. Friday — Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers and... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Remsen’s Family Fun Weekend starts Friday

REMSEN — Summertime Family Fun Weekend starts Friday. The village will host many free events and others for a fee throughout the weekend. People of all ages are welcome. The weekend will ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Should we worry?

Last September, Iran’s top naval commander warned in a speech that his country planned to send military ships near U.S. sea borders. "Like the arrogant powers that are present near our m... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Investigation into Frankfort inferno begins

VILLAGE OF FRANKFORT — There are so far no signs of any risk of environmental contamination after a large fire at Union Tools in Herkimer County Wednesday afternoon, an abandoned complex that... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

$250 fine in shoplifting case

A 34-year-old woman was fined in City Court for stealing contact lens solution from Rite Aid on Erie Boulevard. Amy Tennant, of 109 W. South St., was ordered by Judge Daniel C. Wilson Wednesday... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Drowning victim identified as missing Bridgeport man

SULLIVAN — The body found in Oneida Lake Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 61-year-old George A. Stampp, of Bridgeport. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said Stampp died f... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Wednesday 12:09 a.m. William St., investigate. 12:36 a.m. Louisa St., investigate. 1:19 a.m. W. Thomas St., animal. 1:28 ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 11:34 a.m. 219 E. Garden St., first aid. 12:16 p.m. 1790 Black River Blvd., first aid. 2:51 p.m. 206 Steuben St., first aid. 3:23 p.m. 146 ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 7:53 a.m. Boonville, Route 12, accident. 2:03 p.m. Deerfield, Union Tool, Frankfort, Herkimer County, mutual aid. 2:20 p.m. Clayville, to same.... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 1:22 a.m. Route 8, Bridgewater, domestic. 3:19 a.m. Brimfield St., Kirkland, investigate. 5 a.m. Park Ave., Sylvan Beach, alarm. 9:12 a.m. ... [more...]

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State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 1:06 a.m. Horace St., Whitestown, dispute. 1:22 a.m. Route 8, Bridgewater, domestic. 5 a.m. Park Ave., Sylvan Beach, alarm. 7:33 a.m. Route... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Man charged with disrupting funeral

A Utica man who was charged with disrupting a funeral with his loud and disorderly behavior was also found with synthetic marijuana, according to law enforcers. Police said Brian Thompson, 45, ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Hometown day Sunday concludes with concert

PETERBORO — The Peterboro Hometown Day Concert, performed by the Canastota Community Band, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. It tops off activities starting at 10 a.m. sponsored by the The S... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Aug. 2, 2002 VERONA — A major expansion that could increase jobs at the county’s largest employer by as much as one-third in two years has been announced by the Oneida Indian Nation... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

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: 8/2/2012

Curtain rises on The Sound of Music at Capitol on Friday

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Drum corps prepare for pageantry

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Whitestown Post legion team dispatches first-round opponent

UTICA — District V champion Whitestown Post has moved on to the next round of the winner’s bracket in the New York State American Legion Baseball Tournament following a crushing 11-3 vi... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Yankee Manny, All About Attitude shine at Downs

VERNON — Yankee Manny and All About Attitude highlighted Wednesday’s 10-race program at Vernon Downs. Yankee Many became the second five-time winning horse of the season at the Down... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Local track and field athletes to compete in 35th Hershey Games

Rome natives Damien Call and Sarah Crockett have been selected to participate in the 35th annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final on Saturday in Hershey, Pa. The progr... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Page turners find good books at Jervis Sale

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Published: 8/2/2012

Sports briefs

Roman scores hole-in-one in Whitesboro Rome native Jeff Ferguson scored a hole-in-one on Tuesday at Domenico’s Golf Course in Whitesboro. Ferguson used a 4-hybrid to record the ace on... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Zydeco music offered

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Concerts in the Park present free Zydeco music and dance with L’il Anne & Hot Cayenne on Thursday, Aug. 9th at 7 p.m. The rain location is The Barge Canal Co... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Landreth in Earlville

EARLVILLE — The Earlville Opera House welcomes master guitarist Sonny Landreth with his 4-piece band on Saturday at 8 p.m. An "intoxicating mix of rock, blues, and Cajun" characteri... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Opening act has Rome ties

DEANSBORO — Country artist Jenna Jentry opens for The Band Perry Saturday. Her father Joe Vitalone was born and raised in Clinton, and her mother, Joanne Brognano Vitalone was born and ra... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

District cuts snow day

After several years of left-over "snow days," the Rome school district’s calendar for the upcoming 2012-13 year sets aside one fewer day than usual for weather-related/emergency clo... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Syracuse at Buffalo, 7:05. Harness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:55. Friday’s Sched... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Sound of Music opens
on Capitol stage Friday

SummerStage in the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., present the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, "The Sound of Music" Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Hill to be Stokes principal

The new principal of Stokes Elementary School got a face-to-face welcome from the Board of Education Wednesday night. Christopher Hill was present at the meeting as the board unanimously approv... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Rubio backs bill to nix tax for Olympic winners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans who win gold, silver or bronze at the Olympics gets a cash award from the U.S. Olympic Committee of tens of thousands of dollars. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida doesn&r... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Area happenings

REMINDERS: Friday, 5-10; Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. Canalfest, Bellamy Harbor Park, Mille Street at Erie Canal. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Big Moose Community Chapel baz... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Canalfest kicks off summer fun Friday at Harbor park

The 10th annual Rome Rotary Club Canalfest will feature new and expanded events, as well as old favorites, during the three-day festival Friday through Sunday at Bellamy Harbor Park. The festiv... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

The Band Perry sings Saturday

DEANSBORO — Three-time Country Music Award winner The Band Perry headlines a concert with music starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at MKJ Farm, 6844 Hughes Road West. The event includes special ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Esther M. ‘Pat’ Swierzewski

Esther M. "Pat" Swierzewski, 84, of Rome New York, passed away on Monday July 30th, 2012 at St. Luke’s Home with family by her side. She was born on May 4, 1928 in Quakertown, Penns... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

County Airport weather report for Wednesday

Temperatures: 64 to 81 Normal Range: 59 to 81 Records: 42(1964), 95(1904) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 3.48" Rainfall for year: 20.68" Sunset today: 8:23 ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Nicholas F. Tarbania, Jr.

Nicholas F. Tarbania, Jr., 49, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Rome, passed away on July 31, 2012 in Sayre, PA after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Rome on January 22, 1963, he was the son ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Funeral notices

ALLEN — Bruce S. Allen, 63, of Rome, on July 28, 2012. Services 6 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Potter Road. No calling hours. Contributions to the Kingd... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Mrs. Alice S. Hutton

BOONVILLE — Alice (Scherz) Hutton, 97, widow of William F., a retired elementary school teacher, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, while in the loving care of her family... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Stephen J. Lucas, Jr.

Stephen J. Lucas, Jr., age 67, of Rome, passed away July 29, 2012, after a brief illness. He was born July 21, 1945, in Niagara Falls, a son of the late Stephen J. and Jean McNally Lucas. He gr... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Edward L. Kerin, Jr.

Edward L. Kerin, Jr., age 83, of Rome, passed away peacefully August 1, 2012, with his family at his side. He was born June 9, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Edward L. and Elizabet... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Fiddlin’ Future plays Sunday

OSCEOLA — The first concert performance of "the enthusiastic, young performers" of "Fiddlin’ Future," at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, ... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012

Brothers Forever Ride to benefit Lindsey Foundation

The Brothers Forever Ride, an annual event that raises money for the Thomas Lindsey Memorial Foundation, will be held Saturday. The foundation’s mission is to support research to prevent crim... [more...]

Published: 8/2/2012
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