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Free forestry workshop focuses on animal habitat

LOWVILLE — A workshop for forest landowners in the Tug Hill region will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the NYSDEC Lowville office, 7327 State Route 812. It will provide... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Board OKs dry hydrant for Lee firefighters

TOWN OF LEE — Expenses for a new "dry hydrant" site and three replacement radios for the Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department were approved this week by the town Board of Fire Commi... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Soap box derby in Oriskany on Saturday

The tradition of soap box derby racing will continue in Oriskany, where on Saturday the local "Lost Tradition Soap Box Derby Race" will be held. The event, now in its eighth year, all... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Gardening with, for nature class offered Wednesday

WHITESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers will present the "Let Me Tell You about the Birds & the Bees, the Flowers and the Trees: Gardening ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Firm gets $27M deal from feds

Quanterion Solutions Inc., with offices in Rome and Utica, has been awarded a federal $27 million contract to operate the Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis Center. Und... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Police: Annsville man possessed child porn

An Annsville man accused of possessing kiddie porn on his home computer is scheduled for arraignment in County Court on Aug. 20. Phillip W. Becktoft, 54, of 9887 Taberg-Florence Road, was indic... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Council denies $1,900 course for forester

The Common Council shot down a proposal from the administration to spend $1,900 to send the city forester to the Leadership Mohawk Valley professional development program. The council voted 6-1... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Board OKs warehouse plans

The Planning Board has approved the site plan and environmental plan for the proposed warehouse at Railroad Street and Harbor Way. The board met Tuesday, with Chair Mark Esposito and members La... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Dinner to benefit cats

R-CATS will hold its second annual Spay-ghetti Dinner noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at The Toccolana Club, 1412 E. Dominck St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Synthetic drugs focus of meeting Monday

Rome Memorial Hospital’s Pam Koagel will make a presentation on synthetic drugs at the Second and Third Ward meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the South Rome Senior Center on Ridge Street. ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

811 Day reminder
to call first

National Grid and nearly 50 other pipeline companies are joining to present a nationwide "811 Day," which serves as a reminder for anyone planning a project that includes digging, boring,... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Peacemaker program seeks nominees

The Peacemaker Program Inc., is giving recognition to people in the Mohawk Valley who help its residents live more peaceful lives. The Community Peacemaker Award will be presented to the person who... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

MVCC extends service hours

Mohawk Valley Community College is extending its service office hours to help students and their families in preparations for upcoming fall classes that start Aug. 20. In addition, MVCC said it... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

District unveils tax rate changes

Depending on where you live in the Rome school district, your new school tax rate could go down about 2 percent or increase as much as 3.6 percent. Although the overall district tax levy for 20... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Clinton golfer claims Tour title

Clinton’s Mike Kalil won the season-ending invitational event of the Mohawk Valley Junior Golf Tour at the Rome Country Club on Thursday with a 74 round of golf during the boys 16-18 age divi... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Pacer romps to Downs victory

VERNON — All About Kisses displayed her dominance over the field for the second straight week following Thursday night’s blazing 1:50.4 victory in the $11,000 featured open race for fem... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Honor America Days schedule

Information for this calendar is provided by the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce. Those interested in adding events to the listing may visit www.RomeChamber.com. Click on Enter Event. Questions or co... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Utica National promotes Mack

NEW HARTFORD — Pauline A. Mack has been promoted to data warehouse architect in the Information Technology Systems Department at the Utica National Insurance Group. This is the latest in ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

City golf crown up for grabs

Last year’s championship flight winner Taylor Ray won’t be back to defend his crown in the Rome City Men’s Amateur Golf Championships, but that doesn’t mean that a strong fi... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Job training program offers
50-90 percent help with wages

With unemployment in the Rome-Utica area at 8.7 percent in June, businesses are reminded they can get up to 90 percent of the wages paid for each new worker hired with the state’s On-The-Job ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Sports Calendar

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

Published: 8/10/2012

Soldier back in U.S.

Army Staff Sgt. Scott P. Wozna, son of Robert and Arlene Wozna, of Coates Road North, Trenton, has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Aug. 10, 2002 Police are still seeking a robber — now listed as taller than early reports — who made off with cash from the vault at the AmeriCu Credit Union Friday morning. The rob... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Mildred Corlette Bellamy-Pilgrim

Mildred Corlette Bellamy-Pilgrim born January 5, 1944, daughter of Lauritz and Clementina Petersen in Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, went home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2012 a... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Funeral notices

BARTON — Leo J. "Putt" Barton, Jr., 68, of Lee Center, on Aug. 8, 2012. Services noon Saturday at Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. Calling hours 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Leo L. ‘Putt’ Barton, Jr.

LEE CENTER — Leo L. "Putt" Barton, Jr., age 68, of Lee Center, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2012. He was born on June 24, 1944, in Rome, a son of the late Leo L. and Shir... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 64 to 86 Normal Range: 57 to 79 Records: 43(1899), 95(1949) Rainfall: 0.11" Monthly rainfall: 4.37" Rainfall for year: 25.05" Sunset today: 8:12... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

With viewers from 14 states, Capitolfest begins

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Published: 8/10/2012

Barn fire in Verona

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Published: 8/10/2012

Births

CRUZ — To Angel and Nicole Keller Cruz, of Rome, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a son, Castiel Angel. URWIN — To Eric Urwin and Jessika Barrett, of Madison,... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Sherrill Manufacturing aided by equipment auction funds

SHERRILL — Sherrill Manufacturing, Inc. is "well on our way" and "moving in the right direction" to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, helped by proceeds fr... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Program trains non-profit leaders

Eleven local board members have graduated from an eight-month seminar on non-profit leadership. New participants are being sought for the next program. The local participants were: Fred C. Mona... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Cyber camp starts Monday

A Cyber Security Summer Camp will be held Monday through Thursday at the Griffiss Institute, involving students of ages 10-14 from the Mohawk Valley. About 30 students have registered to attend, an... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Utica man accused of check fraud

It wasn’t too hard for Utica Police to track down a man accused of check fraud because law enforcers said he left behind his I.D. at the bank. Police said Kevin True, 28, of Baker Avenue,... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Roman stabbed in fight outside bar

A fight outside DelVecchio’s bar on West Dominick Street early Thursday landed one man in the hospital with multiple stab wounds and internal injuries. A 27-year-old Utica man is behind b... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Investigators probe Verona fires

TOWN OF VERONA — Who or what is setting all the vacant houses on fire in Verona? Five abandoned structures in and around the Town of Verona have caught fire since February. State police s... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Quick thinking saves cows, barn

TOWN OF VERONA — At least 100 head of cattle were saved Thursday after a stack of hay bales in their barn on Route 31 spontaneously combusted. "Sometimes if hay is wet, and it sits f... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Man critical after ATV crash

WESTMORELAND — A 22-year-old man is in critical condition this morning after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over on top of him on Eureka Road Thursday night. Sheriff’s deputies said Adr... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:09 a.m. Erie Blvd. West, check welfare. 12:52 a.m. W. Thomas St., open door/window. 12:54 a.m. E. Dominick St., a... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 9:57 a.m. 1606 Bedford St., assist. 11:27 a.m. 100 N. Madison St., first aid. 2:09 p.m. 205 St. Peter’s Ave., first aid. 2:52 p.m. 404... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Patrick J. Mirabelli

SHERRILL — Patrick J. Mirabelli, age 83, of E. Noyes Blvd. passed away Wednesday evening August 8, 2012 in the Oneida Healthcare Center with his loving family at his side. Pat was born on... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Building permit

James Crawford, 132 Second St., $1,500, construct a 10-by-20-foot deck in the rear of the property. Deborah Lysejko, 1610 N. George St., $1,000, install a 10-by-12-foot storage shed in the rear... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 8, 5, 1, Lucky Sum: 14. WinFour: 3, 1, 0, 7, Lucky Sum: 11. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Rain, T-storms all day Saturday; high mid 80s

Tonight — Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds — Small hail and heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph with... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

District’s BOCES board rep praises Rome students

Bringing more recognition to BOCES students and their programs is an aim of the Board of Education’s new representative on the Madison-Oneida BOCES board, former Rome school board member Suza... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 8:35 a.m. Florence, Manley Taylor Road, wires down. 3:41 p.m. Verona, Route 31, structure fire. 3:42 p.m. Durhamville, Vernon, Vernon Center and... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1 a.m. E. Dominick St., fight. 1:47 a.m. Mappa Ave., Barneveld, abandoned call. 6:03 a.m. Branch St., Deerfield, mischief. 7:16 a.m. Trenton... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:13 a.m. Dollar General, Turin Road, alarm. 1:47 a.m. Mappa Ave., Barneveld, abandoned call. 2:47 a.m. Corduroy Road, Forestport, alarm. 7... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Military band to perform at Sylvan Beach

SYLVAN BEACH — The Sylvan Beach/Verona Beach Resort Association will present a performance by the 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Village Park. The ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Oneida Library hosts session on ‘bath salts’

ONEIDA — Oneida Public Library will offer a Public Synthetic Drug/Bath Salts Information Session at 7 p.m. Tuesday.For more information, go online to http://www.midyork.org/Oneida or call 363... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Garden Club plans English Tea Party

BLOSSVALE — The Hillsboro Garden Club of Camden will hold a "Day’s End English Tea Party" Saturday at the "Serenity Gardens" of Darlene Dixon in Blossvale. The ladie... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Historian honored in Floyd

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Published: 8/10/2012

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions have been filed in the County Clerk’s office. The purchase price is as listed on the cover sheet of the deed. Most Rome deeds also include in parent... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Six-house Tour by Boat
Aug. 18 to benefit View

OLD FORGE — Whether an historic site like a former president’s Adirondack residence or a "spectacular" new design, individuals with noteworthy homes will host tours during the... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

American innovation triumphs

The first and sure-to-be-enduring image of Mars from the Curiosity rover looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic novel. Dusty, mountainous, orange-tinged and deserted. What the Mars land... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Dietitian advises diabetics Wednesday

NEW HARTFORD — Wednesday, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices. The ... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Fly control topic for
farm tours

Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m., dairy and livestock farmers are invited to visit two farms to discuss fly control for livestock on pasture using integrated pest management (IPM) practices for conv... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Berkshire gets VP in New York

Berkshire Bank has hired five vice presidents — in consumer lending, business banking, branch administration, human resources and wealth management — including Theodore DeConno Jr., vic... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012

Director of field claims
also assistant vice president

NEW HARTFORD — Dan A. D’Angelo has been promoted to director of field claims at the Utica National Insurance Group. He was also named an officer of the company, as assistant vice presid... [more...]

Published: 8/10/2012
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