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Sentinel publisher to serve on state panel

State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, announced that Rome Sentinel President and Publisher Stephen B. Waters has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Open Government. This statewide body ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Drums Along the Mohawk gives tour awards to six

Drums Along the Mohawk has announced its 2012 Music for Kids Tour Award Winners. Award winners include: ¿ Daniel Smith, Johnstown, of the University Of Utah, marching with The Cavaliers Of... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Sept. 16 tour shows hop kilns around Madison County

ONEIDA — Reduced-price tickets are on sale for the Madison County Hop Kiln Tour slated Sunday, Sept. 16. The guided hop tour starts at the the Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Energy efficiency training offered

Area oil heat technicians are among those statewide who will get energy efficiency skills training since the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) approved a $290,000 c... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Blazing horns, snapping flags and crisp drums draw cheers

Rome Free Academy stadium was packed with anxious spectators long before members of the Drum Corps International took the field for the 34th annual Drums Along the Mohawk competition Thursday eveni... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

City waives Tosti Pool fees

The city will waive the fee to swim at Philip A. Tosti Pool at Pinti Field for the rest of the season. Tosti is the lone city pool with an admission price this summer; the wading pools are free... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

House arrest in Vogel Park snowmobile crash

A snowmobile crash into Vogel Park on North George Street early last year sent one man to the hospital for several weeks with a bad head injury. It has now also resulted in six months house arr... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Worker’s wayward sparks torched Frankfort factory

VILLAGE OF FRANKFORT — The massive fire at the former Union Tools in Herkimer County Wednesday was accidentally caused by wayward sparks from a worker’s tool. Fire officials said co... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:20 a.m. S. Jay St., investigate. 12:47 a.m. N. Madison St., assault. 12:50 a.m. Black River Blvd., fight. 1:0... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 10:31 a.m. Dart Circle, alarm. 12:47 p.m. Wal-Mart, Rome-Taberg Road, first aid. 1:29 p.m. 800 W. Chestnut St., first aid. 2:40 p.m. 124 Fou... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 6:39 a.m. Vernon, W. Seneca St., fire. 7:40 a.m. Vernon and Vineall Ambulance, Route 26, accident/injury. 2:18 p.m. Camden Ambulance, Main St., ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:02 a.m. Brimfield St., Kirkland, domestic. 12:21 a.m. Lee Valley Road, Lee, domestic. 2:50 a.m. Route 26, Vernon, alarm. 3:44 a.m. Route ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:21 a.m. Lee Valley Road, Lee, domestic. 3:44 a.m. Route 8, Paris, domestic. 4:28 a.m. Pinnacle Road, Paris, suspicious activity. 7:40 a.m... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Defending champ Whitestown drops into the losers bracket

UTICA — The defending state champion Whitestown Post is in a must-win situation now following a 5-2 defeat against Middletown Post in the New York State American Legion baseball tournament on... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Sunny, very hot;
highs in low 90s

Tonight — Partly cloudy. A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening — Then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds arou... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 4, 2, 9, Lucky Sum: 15. WinFour: 6, 1, 5, 1, Lucky Sum: 13. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Roman sued in ‘bath salts’ crackdown

A Rome man is the target of a lawsuit by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for possession and sale of "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs. John Tebbetts III, of Rome, is ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Changes ahead for freshwater fishing regulations on Oct. 1

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials announced on Thursday changes to freshwater fishing regulations which will be effect starting Oct. 1. The new regulations are a result o... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Quarterly net income up for Oneida Financial Corp.

ONEIDA — Net income was up for Oneida Financial Corp., the parent company of Oneida Savings Bank, in the second quarter compared to the same period last year. Net income for the quarter w... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Activists press lawmakers on animal cruelty at meeting

Over 60 people attended R-CATS’ July meeting, which featured Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi and state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo. Common Council President John J. Mazzaferro and Councilor Lou... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Continuity plan topic
for business webinar Aug. 14

When it comes to building a disaster preparedness plan, there’s plenty to do — get the checklists, read the articles, join the webinars. What should you tackle first? You can learn more... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Variance denied for psychotherapy office

The Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday shot down a proposed psychotherapy home office on Hickory Street, approved an already opened ice cream stand and mini golf course, and made an interpretation t... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Board reviews warehouse

The lone topic on the agenda for the Planning Board Tuesday is MSP’s plan to build a warehouse at the former Rossi site at Railroad Street and Harbor Way. The five-member volunteer board ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

c1202 nutrit fish

NUTRITION NEWS BY CHARLYN FARGO RELEASE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 Q AND A Q: How can I lose weight while preparing meals for a family that is not overweight? A: A basic healthy ... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Aug. 3, 2002 Three interns have been lending a hand at Fort Stanwix National Monument, learning lessons they hope to apply in grad school and in their professions. Dennis Pettinelli, past p... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Flower and Vegetable Show open to public on Aug. 11

It’s time to get your flowers and vegetables ready for a free competition. Saturday, Aug. 11, amateur gardeners are invited to compete in the Upstate Regional Flower and Vegetable Show. T... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Free workshop
on home loans

Demystifying Refinance and Home Equity Loans is a free workshop slated from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in The HomeOwnership Center, 1611 Genesee St., Utica. It’s designed to help homeowners unde... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

First Presbyterian Church celebrates Honor America Days with chicken barbecue

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Published: 8/3/2012

Sports Briefs

Lee baseball team captures District 9 crown The Lee Center Post 1794 Sons of the American Legion Senior Little League baseball team captured the New York State District 9 Championship on Saturd... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 64 to 81 Normal Range: 57 to 79 Records: 47(1951), 91(1988) Rainfall: 0.03" Monthly rainfall: 3.51" Rainfall for year: 20.71" Sunset today: 8:21... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

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.Items should be submitted by midweek. If there is a weekend event... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Check your schedule

Clergy and board members are asked to check the schedule for their church’s main services in Saturday’s Religion Today pages. If the information is incorrect, e-mail living@RNY.com or c... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Financial Peace class offered

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes are being offered at the Light and Life Community Church, 317 W. Embargo St., at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday Aug. 22-Oct. 17. He says, "This... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

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: 8/3/2012

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: 8/3/2012

Master Gardeners note many types of questions for hotline

WHITESTOWN — Do you have a gardening question that needs to be answered? The Master Gardener Volunteers of Oneida County maintain a horticulture hotline on Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. t... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Two dairy farm tours offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s summer dairy tour series continues with two farm stops during August. There is no charge for the tours but participants are asked to reserve a spot by call... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

City settles health grievances

The administration has settled grievances with four unions over health care — with the Board of Estimate and Contract now approving a settlement with the police, fire and Civil Service unions... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Scouts give winning performance

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Published: 8/3/2012

Sports Calendar

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

Published: 8/3/2012

On Paul Smith’s list

Area students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Paul Smith’s College. They are, with their majors: Aaron Nowak, Rome, environmental studies; Timothy Grossman, Boonvil... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Joy rehab on hold until after Strough project completed

Joy Elementary School, the final Rome elementary site in line for a building-wide upgrade, likely will not be renovated until the 2014-15 year, says district Superintendent Jeffrey P. Simons. T... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

DEC seeks participants for game birds surveys

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking New Yorkers to participate in surveys for two popular game birds: wild turkeys and ring-necked pheasants. Since 1996, the DEC has co... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Lee moves on to soccer championship game

LEE CENTER — The top-seeded Lee Soccer Club advanced to the championship game by defeating Krajisnik SC of Utica, 4-1, in the semifinals of the Central New York State Soccer League on Thursda... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

All About Kisses posts open division victory at Downs

VERNON — The female pacer All About Kisses claimed Thursday night’s $11,000 open contest at Vernon Downs. Trainer Chuck Connor Jr. did the steering in the featured eighth event, gui... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Building permit

Ying Jin Inc., 233 E. Dominick St., $50, install additional 23 square foot business sign under the common signage plan of 41 total square feet. Merrick Ridge Realty, 7755 Turin Road, $1,000, er... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Free tour, preview at Capitol

The Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., offers a tour of the historic 1928 building at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. The tour will be followed immediately by a preview of the movie festival Capitolf... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Antoinette Concetta Distante Domenico

Antoinette Concetta Distante Domenico, 84, died at home, in the house in which she was born, 128 River St. Rome, NY on August 1, 2012. Born December 1, 1927 in Rome, to Frank and Catherine (Aie... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Bonnie J. Ingersoll

ALTMAR — Bonnie J. Ingersoll, 67, of Kaine Road, passed away with her family at her side, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center, Syracuse, NY. Bonnie was... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012

Births

PREMO — To Jon and Peg Cooper Premo, of Riverside, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Riverside Community Hospital, Calif., a son, Nova Jay. Jon is the son of Valerie Premo, of Urbandale... [more...]

Published: 8/3/2012
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