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Decoding SS ‘claim’ numbers

Q. I am 78 years old. I’ve had a Social Security number since I was about 20. For many years, my Medicare card showed my husband’s Social Security number with a letter "B" beh... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Olympic internship for RFA grad

Rome resident Deanna Dearo, a senior majoring in television-radio at Ithaca College, was selected by NBC Sports as an intern for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Dearo was among 35 students from the colle... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Blue Devils crowned DCI world champs

Top drum corps competed this weekend in Drum Corps International’s 2012 World Championship. Three of the competitors at Drums Along the Mohawk were members of DCI’s 2012 elite "Top... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

RFA sophomore attends D.C. leadership conference

Rome Free Academy sophomore Amber Lynn Knight attended the National Young Leadership Conference from July 29 to Aug. 6. The Washington, D.C.-based program, allows participants to interact with pers... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Bus will take seniors to fair

ONEIDA — The City of Oneida Recreation Department is sponsoring a bus trip for senior citizens to the State Fair Monday, Aug. 27. Seniors ages 60 and older will be admitted to the fair for fr... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Wrong Winner

Kathy Lamandia was the winner of Best of Show in the photography contest at the 10th annual Rome Rotary Canalfest Aug. 3-5. Information that was provided to the Sentinel and published in the Seven-... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

A tragedy in Wisconsin

As usual, the details are sad and sickening. Wade Michael Page showed up at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., just as volunteers were gathering to cook lentils, yogurt and rice pudding for the fait... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Area students graduate from Albany

Area students awarded degrees during the University at Albany are: Ryan Popovich, of Rome, bachelor’s of science degree; Pamela Culbertson, of Rome, advanced graduate certificate; Rene Ciacci... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Mostly cloudy, some rain; 70s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening — Then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 3, 9, 8, Lucky Sum: 20. WinFour: 0, 0, 6, 3, Lucky Sum: 9. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: Daily:... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Births

AUSTIN — To Lee and Charity Austin, of Port Leyden, on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Lewis County General Hospital, a daughter, Hailey Ann. HOLBROOK — To Heath Holbrook and Catherine Hun... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Settlements, appointments on board agenda

Tax settlements for two sites, teacher appointments and transfers, and an advisory committee’s report on Strough Middle School renovation impacts will be considered by the Board of Education ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Former phone company workers plan reunion

A reunion for former telephone company employees of Black River, General, Citizen’s, or Contel at any of the offices in Boonville, Lowville or Old Forge. Anyone who worked prior to the 1984 c... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Manslaughter charged in fatal Route 5 crash

A 24-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in Herkimer County after a high speed pursuit led to the accidental death of an innocent bystander. Authorities said Daniel E. Conklin was a... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

$500 fine for growing marijuana

A 40-year-old man was fined $500 after law enforcers found him growing marijuana in his back yard. Charles D. Bohn, of 6981 Rome-Oriskany Road, was ordered by City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Duponts gather

Descendants of Mervin and Lois Dupont held the fifth Barnard/Dupont Family Reunion, Aug. 5, at 1105 Cayuga St. A total of 28 family members attended with the oldest being Raymond Pink Sr. of Ro... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Meetings

WEDNESDAY Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Board Room District Office, 409 Bell Road. Annsville Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 9196 Main St., Taberg. Augusta Town Board, 7 p.m. Town Hal... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Chase ends with bevy of charges

A 43-year-old woman is accused of leading law enforcers on a 90 mph chase along Route 46 after a domestic dispute at the Stewart’s Shop in Boonville Sunday night. Sheriff’s deputies... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

New audit firm for county

The county is hiring a new firm to handle the annual outside auditing services for the next three years. Drescher & Malecki LLP in Cheektowaga, near Buffalo, submitted the winning response when... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

County health leader leaves for Georgia job

Oneida County’s public health director has accepted a post with the state of Georgia’s Department of Public Health. Gayle D. Jones, who has held her county job since May 2010, has b... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

On dean’s list

Two Rome students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Albany College of Pharmacy. They are: Nicole Koscielniak and Taylor Rood. [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 1:12 a.m. S. George St., citizen stop. 4:41 a.m. W. Liberty St., alarm. 4:53 a.m. E. Bloomfield St., neighbor. 5:0... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 9:07 a.m. 415 N. Levitt St., first aid. 9:34 a.m. 415 N. Levitt St., first aid. 9:41 a.m. 1323 Floyd Ave., first aid. 10:50 a.m. 130 Brookley ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Woman accused of making meth

ANNSVILLE — A homeless woman was charged with making methamphetamine behind a residence on Taberg-Florence Road Monday night. State Police at Lee said Meegen Hunt, 32, of no address, was ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:39 a.m. Webster Hill Road, Ava, suspicious activity. 1:43 a.m. Shed Road, Westmoreland, animal. 1:56 a.m. Maple Place, Clayville, welfare. ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:42 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, assault. 1:24 a.m. Cleary Avenue, Westmoreland, assist. 2:52 a.m. Limberlost Road, Kirkland, domestic. 3:03 a.m. ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:57 a.m. Verona, Patrick Road, alarm. 5:33 a.m. Westernville, Route 46, fire police. 9:42 a.m. Lake Delta, Martin Drive, Lee, down wires. 10... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Cox family gathers

VERONA — Sunday, July 15, more than 25 relatives and friends gathered at the Verona Hotel to celebrate the 43rd reunion of the Cox Family. The attendees are descendants of Mina Lowe and C... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Guardsman trains

Army National Guard Pfc. Drew A. Benton, son of John and Linda Benton, of West Leyden Road, Boonville, has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which inc... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Event celebrates Delta Dam history

The City of Rome and the Towns of Western and Lee will memorialize the Delta Dam in a ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 26, for its 100th anniversary. A committee of volunteers has organized a day of ev... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Property management manager appointed

Human Technologies Corp. has appointed Michael Salzer as general manager of the Property Management Group. The arm of the Utica-based company has annual sales of $7 million and employs 185 empl... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

MMA fighter found naked in church

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - Mixed martial arts fighter and reality show host Jason "Mayhem" Miller was in jail on suspicion of burglary Monday night after deputies responding to reports ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Whitesboro graduate’s college band performs on Olympic stage in London

Dean Abraham, of Whitesboro, traveled with the Mansfield University bands to London from Aug. 2-9 to perform during the Summer Olympic Games. Students made the trip after personally paying a li... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International League: Toledo at Syracuse, 7. Wednesday’s Schedule... Professional Baseball — International ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Credit unions show growth

New York credit unions’ growth rates for assets, shares, members and loans outperformed national averages in the first quarter, according to Callahan & Associates statistics. Credit union... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Cyber Security Camp teaches kids computer safety, career skills

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Published: 8/14/2012

Celebrate 55 years

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Festa, Overhill Drive, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 3. Festa and the former Laura Nava were married on Aug. 3, 1957, in St. John the Baptist Ch... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Ailing boy, 8, gets wish; sworn in as Rome Police officer

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Published: 8/14/2012

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 62 to 77 Normal Range: 57 to 79 Records: 44(1902), 93(1988) Rainfall: 0.04" Monthly rainfall: 5.28" Rainfall for year: 25.96" Sunset today: 8:06... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Aug. 14, 2002 TOWN OF LEE — A $50,000 state grant to help pay for the new state police satellite station in the Town of Lee has been secured by Sen. Raymond A. Meier, R-47, Western. A... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Genealogy Society meets Aug. 21

The Rome Genealogy Society meets Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month in Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W. Liberty Street. New members are welcome. [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Jerry Kiner

Kowboy Kiner, AKA Jerry Kiner, rode off into eternal retirement August 12 at 3:21 p.m. with his wife and family by his side. Jerry was born in South Dakota and moved to New York when he was 8. ... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Funeral notices

BARRY — Mark E. Barry, 60, of Rome, on April 13, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Arrangements by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Contribu... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

John A. Wawrzyniak

TALCOTTVILLE — John A. Wawrzyniak, 87, of State Rt. 12D, husband of Lucy, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence, while under the loving care of his wife and family. Joh... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

You can make online services ‘par for the course’

For many retirees (and near retirees), there is nothing that they look forward to as much as a day on the golf course. The game recently has been made more pleasurable by the use of computers and G... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Class of 1982 gathers

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Published: 8/14/2012

Arthurs get together

Aug. 11, the 58th annual reunion of the descendents of Robert and Ellin Arthur, who immigrated from Wales, took place at the Old Arthur Homestead, on Old Stage Road in Remsen. There were 53 peo... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

1.BRIEFS

Rome’s Destito wins bronze at tourney Rome native Anthony Destito captured the bronze medal after competing in the North American Grappling Association Battle at the Beach submission, gra... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

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: 8/14/2012

Garden class calls

You can call 736-3394 to register for Wednesday’s 6:30 p.m. ($5) "Let Me Tell You about the Birds & the Bees, the Flowers and the Trees: Gardening with and for Nature Class." The nu... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

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: 8/14/2012

Betts postponed

A family emergency has forced Dickey Betts & Great Southern to postpone August tour dates, including an Aug. 21 show at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom. The band plans to announce reschedu... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012

Betts postponed

A family emergency has forced Dickey Betts & Great Southern to postpone August tour dates, including an Aug. 21 show at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom. The band plans to announce resc... [more...]

Published: 8/14/2012
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