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Council, speaker rail against blight

Councilor Ramona L. Smith shed her quiet demeanor Wednesday to take American Metal Stamping to task for having "no regard for the community." Smith, D-4, spoke at length during the co... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Oneida County youth compete at State Fair

Dozens of Oneida County 4-H Youth will compete at the State Fair today through Sept. 3. You can look for their exhibits in the 4-H youth building as well as their participation in many animal scien... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Website

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Published: 8/23/2012

Clever Canaries

Juliane Price wants to bring the joy of music to under privileged young children in Rome. The director of Clever Canaries Music Together — for children up to age 6 — will use federal gr... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Aug. 23, 2002 The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority wants to make sure it is a drug-free workplace by requiring regular random testing of all employees starting Sept. 1 NEW HARTFORD ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Wranch Bluegrass Roundup Aug. 31-Sept. 2

The annual Wrench Wranch Bluegrass Roundup will be held from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Wrench Wranch, Route 206, Coventryville, in Chenango County. The Wranch is accessible from Interstate 88 and Inte... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

State Fair opens today
with loads to see and do

The State Fair opened this morning and runs through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 with entertainment, food, competitions; plant, animal and product displays and more. Fairgrounds are in Syracuse, adja... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Lack of rain helps city control weed, grass

Despite having only two grass cutting crew members instead of four this year, the Code Enforcement Office is on pace to do more work than last year. One budget casualty for 2012 made last year ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Second arrest in Utica drive-by shooting

A second man has been taken into custody following a drive-by shooting in Utica Monday night. Police said Victor Jones, 19, of James Street, is charged with two counts of possession of a contro... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Warrant issued in negligent homicide

The Rome man charged with negligent homicide in his roommate’s death missed his County Court date Wednesday. A warrant has been issued for 56-year-old Nathaniel Ephriam. Ephriam, 56, with... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Ex-hospital employee admits threats

A former employee at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital who left a trail of 15 threatening notes around the building blamed it on a lifetime of mental illness. Elvin Ozoria, 30, of 1413 Neilson S... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Wednesday 1:11 a.m. W. Dominick St., check welfare. 5:56 a.m. McAvoy Ave., assist. 6:19 a.m. Martin St., abandoned call. ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 7:58 a.m. 1616 Black River Blvd., electrical. 8:19 a.m. 119 N. George St., first aid. 8:32 a.m. 609 1/2 N. Madison St., first aid. 9 a.m. 3... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:34 a.m. Stittville, Ives Road, Marcy, fire. 9:47 a.m. Vienna, Vienna Road, vehicle fire. 9:53 a.m. Sylvan Beach, to same. 11:34 a.m. New... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:57 a.m. Crooked Hill Road, Paris, abandoned call. 12:58 a.m. E. Bacon St., Waterville, domestic. 1:29 a.m. Pinnacle Road, Paris, alarm. ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:56 a.m. Bardwell Mills Road, Remsen, suspicious activity. 4:26 a.m. Whittaker Road, Trenton, assist. 7:20 a.m. Route 26, Ava, alarm. 8:5... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

MEETINGS

MEETINGS FRIDAY Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, 9 a.m. Hearing on acquisition and renovation of 5900 Success Drive for Nortek Powder Coating, LLC. OCIDA, 584 Phoenix Drive. [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

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 o... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Engine show part of Fly Creek events

FLY CREEK — The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, 288 Goose St., hosts its 19th Annual Antique Engine Show Saturday and Sunday. The Engine Show will be held rain or shine both days from 10 a.m.... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Hundreds attend school preview

An estimated 300-plus family members and students turned out for a "sneak-peek tour" of the renovated Gansevoort Elementary School Wednesday night, Principal Kathy Bragan said. Famili... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Eighteen honored at summer ceremony

A total of 18 Rome Free Academy summer graduates who earned diplomas were recognized during a ceremony Wednesday night at RFA. Students became eligible to graduate after successfully passing ad... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Traditional hop harvest Sunday in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER — Saranac’s Hop Harvest will take place this weekend, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, at Wrobel Farms. In the 1800s and 1900s, the Matt family traditionally used local hop farms for in... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Pumpkin Ale release set

Summer is winding down, but there are reasons to be excited about the fall, and F.X. Matt Brewing Co. will release of Saranac Pumpkin Ale, Saranac Octoberfest and the Saranac 12 Beers a Falling var... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Southern Tier Dermatology comes to area

Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics is expanding into Utica. Michelle Tagliaferri, who has served the dermatological needs of Utica community for many years, will join the practice when it o... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Dreamanotherdream outlasts field in photo finish at Downs

VERNON — Dreamanotherdream raced to victory for the fifth time this year at Vernon Downs, winning out over newcomer Petty Hanover and Mr. Avalanche in a tight eighth race photo finish on the ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

U-R Speedway honors racing legend Sheppard wins modified feature on special Richie Evans night

VERNON — Matt Sheppard dominated the modified feature and Matt Janczuk completed a late-race pass to claim the sportsman feature in Race of Champions Series action in front of a packed grands... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Rome Catholic School not fielding girls soccer

Rome Catholic School will not be fielding any girls soccer competition on any level during the fall season. The school’s Athletic Director Joe Melioris made the announcement on Wednesday ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Clinton Art and Music Festival on village green Saturday

CLINTON — The free, public 7th annual Clinton Art and Music Festival will feature music, artists, crafters, demonstrators, food, games and more Saturday on the Clinton Village Green. Festivit... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Gets music degree

Jesse Trepiak, of Ava, graduated from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s of music degree in professional music. [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Building permit

Echo Beach Industries, 530 Harbor Way, $2,000, perform electrical repairs and upgrades throughout the building. [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Building permits

Pamela Grasso, 1755 N. George St., $2,000, construct 16-by-16-foot deck on the rear of the house. Sandra Weston, 6851 Rome-Oriskany Road, $1,800, construct a 14-by-24-foot storage shed in the r... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Building permits

City of Rome, 130 Lyndale Drive, $10,000, rehabilitate city-owned, tax-foreclosed dwelling in accordance with a rehabilitaCity of Rome, 130 Lyndale Drive, City of Rome, 6787 Martin St., $15,000... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Rolling Star meets national trailer construction guidelines

BARNEVELD — Rolling Star Manufacturing now complies with National Association of Trailer Manufacturers guidelines and will be assured that the trailers it purchases displaying the compliance ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Building permit

Alex Stoy, 413 N. Washington St., $2,000, change occupancy to single-family dwelling. [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Bill would help injured student athletes in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers on Wednesday approved first-in-the-nation legislation requiring California universities with the most high-profile sports programs to provide financial pro... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Rita M. Quinzi

Rita M. Quinzi, 79, of Floyd, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 1, 1933, in Cayuga, the daughter of Howard and L... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Funeral notices

ARNO — Shirley J. Arno, 86, King George, Va., formerly of Oneida, on Aug. 20, 2012. Services 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Oneida. Burial Oneida Valley Cemetery. ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

James M. O’Connell Jr.

James M. O’Connell Jr., 88, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Betsy Ross Nursing Facility. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. on March 21, 1924, son of the late James M. and ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

County Airport weather report for Wednesday

Temperatures: 50 to 80 Normal Range: 58 to 80 Records: 40(1988), 97(1916) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 2.22" Rainfall for year: 26.91" Sunset today: 7:52 ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Renaissance Revels has free shuttle

Rome Art and Community Center will host its largest fund-raiser of the year, "Renaissance Revels" a Renaissance festival and artisan market, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

RFA summer grads celebrate

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Published: 8/23/2012

Rabid skunk discovered in Vernon

VERNON — A skunk found in a barn in the town has tested positive for rabies, county Health Department officials said Wednesday. "While there were no human contacts with the skunk rep... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Births

BAKER — To Heather Baker, of Hamilton, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a daughter. CLARK — To Kyle and Sheena Clark, of Lowville, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012,... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Central fiddlers play Sunday

OSCEOLA —The Central Chapter of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association, from the Central NY area, will play a concert of old time fiddle music, from 2-5 p.m., Sundayat the No... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Area happenings

REMINDERS: Saturday, 9 a.m. on (noon barbecue), 7th Annual Old Forestport Days, Fire house and other locations in Forestport. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Delta Dam 100th anniversary events (memo... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Plenty of sunshine, highs in the upper 80s

Tonight — Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast. Friday — Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph becoming west around ... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Historical Association presents Diamond Someday

VIENNA — The Historical Association of Vienna’s final "A Little Summer Music in Vienna" concert features the acoustic bluegrass sounds of Diamond Someday. Vienna Methodist Chu... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected in the midday drawing: Daily: 1, 1, 7; Lucky Sum: 9; WinFour: 5, 7, 3, 5; Lucky Sum: 20. Here are the winning evening num... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

School enrollment dips as new year approaches

With opening day about two weeks away, enrollment estimates for the Rome school district show minimal change from a year ago, although continuing a slight downward trend. Projected enrollment a... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

IRS notes rules on rental
of your vacation home

Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return, the IRS is reminding Americans. However, if you rent the property for only... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Projected enrollment by school

Below is the Rome school district’s projected enrollment as of Tuesday, Aug. 21, compared to last year’s opening day in September 2011. The opening day of the 2012-13 year will be Thurs... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

On dean’s lists

Brandy L. Miller, daughter of Mark and Vanessa Miller, of 105 McAvoy Ave., was named to the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semester dean’s lists at Utica College. A senior, she is an English major... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Brindisi to hold fundraiser tonight

DEERFIELD — A re-election fundraiser for Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, D-116, Utica, will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at 12 North Sports Bar, 10125 Mulaney Road. Tickets start at $3... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012

Sports Calendar

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

Published: 8/23/2012

Toll increase hurts economy

Recently in the news we have been informed of the 45 percent increase in tolls on the State Thruway for trucks. I’m not a government official; however I don’t see any good for the econo... [more...]

Published: 8/23/2012
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