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Mostly sunny; highs in upper 80s

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Saturday — Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s.... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 7, 2, 3, Lucky Sum: 12. WinFour: 0, 6, 5, 3, Lucky Sum: 14. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

A lift from Curiosity

The journey of the NASA rover Curiosity is a remarkable one -- a trip that started along Florida’s Space Coast when Curiosity was sent into space by an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 26, 2011. The $2... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Woman accused of sneaker theft

A 33-year-old woman accused of stealing a box of sneakers and a pair of socks from JCPenney was sent to county jail in lieu of $100 cash bail or bond. Heather Lashen, 33, of 501 E. Dominick St.... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Administrative shuffle
in Westmoreland, Remsen

WESTMORELAND — Some re-appointments and a new hire were recently approved by the Westmoreland Central School Board of Education as a result of the elementary principal taking a position in Ro... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Reading program near end

With less than two weeks remaining in Applebee’s Summer Reading Challenge, participating restaurants are half way to reaching the goal of collecting a ton of books for The Salvation Army. Res... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Mazzaferros cook Monday
at State Fair

SYRACUSE — John and Maryann Mazzaferro of Rome will give a cooking demonstration at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the State Fair. The president of the Common Council and his wife will be at the Weg... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Barbecue Sunday

The Rome Polish Home, 413 S. George St., offers a public chicken barbecue Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The $9 cost includes dessert. [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Taste of Hops, beer sampling tickets available

ONEIDA — Tickets are available for events related to the Hop Fest. The free Hop Fest opens on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m., on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Society, 435 M... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

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: 8/24/2012

Thrift shop, pantries open
three Saturdays and a Thursday

HOLLAND PATENT — The September hours for Foothills Rural Community Ministry’s Food Pantry, Sarah’s Pet Pantry, and Thrift Shop are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Sept. 1, 8, 15, and 27... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Aug. 24, 2002 Mohawk Valley Community College is planning a week of cultural activities from Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 to celebrate the opening of its new theater on the Utica campus. The Air... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

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: 8/24/2012

Local firms to share in $300M lab award

Two companies with local operations are part of a substantial cyber contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory. They are ITT Exelis, 474 Phoenix Drive, and CACI International, Inc., 1300 F... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

New unit for Rome Police

In order to take a more proactive stance to crime-fighting in the city, the Rome Police Department has tapped four officers to be part of the new Community Impact Unit. The Unit will be unveile... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

New York Mills gets new chief

NEW YORK MILLS — Former county Stop DWI coordinator Michael Colangelo was sworn in at noon today as the new part-time police chief for the Village of New York Mills. Colangelo will overse... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

West Embargo fire investigation continues

Fire investigators are still searching for the cause of Tuesday’s West Embargo Street blaze, which displaced eight people. Authorities said they are continuing to search through the scene... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:02 a.m. Park Drive, peace officer. 12:24 a.m. Bedford St., harassment. 12:29 a.m. W. North St., domestic. 1:2... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 10:02 a.m. 122 Brookley Road, first aid. 12:32 p.m. 100 N. Madison St., first aid. 2:12 p.m. 7984 Winfield Circle, first aid. 2:34 p.m. Blac... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 5:59 a.m. Kunkel Ambulance, standby. 9:09 a.m. Westernville, Lake View Drive, Western, fire. 1:38 p.m. New Hartford, Leard Road, grass/tree fire... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:30 a.m. New St., Kirkland, weapon surrender. 12:43 a.m. River Road, suspicious activity. 12:46 a.m. Route 365, Marcy, alarm. 1:24 a.m. Ri... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:46 a.m. Route 365, Marcy, alarm. 3:29 a.m. 23rd Ave., Sylvan Beach, assist. 4:55 a.m. Kenwood Ave., Sylvan Beach, check welfare. 7:29 a.m... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

45 days in jail for man in forced entry

A Camden man who forced his way into a stranger’s home on West Fox Street has been sentenced to 45 days in county jail. Francis C. Lusby, 27, of 3 Van Walker Road, Camden, was sentenced b... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Board adds RFA as Strough option

A possible temporary move of 8th graders to Rome Free Academy during Strough Middle School’s renovation is being presented as a fourth relocation option, prior to an informational meeting for... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Sale on tap for Colonial Inn

TOWN OF LEE — An agreement to sell the former longtime Colonial Inn restaurant site on Turin Road is not expected to become final for about 60-90 days, said Fred Macchia, owner of 1st Rome Re... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Midair expansion may add 75 jobs at county airport

Midair USA has begun moving into another hangar at Griffiss International Airport, a move that could boost the job count by as many 75 mechanics. The aircraft servicing company will use what&rs... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Roman’s Riggie Burgers compete for top state honor

Roman Stanley Wenndt’s "CNY Riggie Burgers" are among the top 10 in the state, and Monday we’ll find out if they are the best when he competes in a "grill-off" at th... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Turning Stone to host annual road races

VERONA — The Turning Stone Resort and Casino will host the second annual Turning Stone Races this weekend. The annual racing event consists of a half marathon, a 10-kilometer and a 5-kilo... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Southwest ties career-win mark at Downs racetrack

VERNON — Southwest captured Thursday night’s $8,400 featured 11th event at Vernon Downs in 1:52.2 while tying her career-win mark. Competing in a field of five, Southwest drafted al... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

1.BRIEFS

Annual Woods Valley road race on Saturday WESTERNVILLE — The 11th annual "Snowmaker" Road Race 5-Kilometer run and 1-mile walk will be hosted by Woods Valley on Saturday to bene... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Sports Calendar

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

Published: 8/24/2012

$15M bond for water improvements approved

The Common Council approved by a 6-0 vote a last minute ordinance Wednesday to bond for $15 million to fund improvements to the city’s water system. The legislation was needed immediately... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

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: 8/24/2012

Ruth L. Bennett

BLOSSVALE, NY — Ruth L. Bennett, 70, of Oswego Road, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012, at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY, where she had been fighting a long, hard battle for weeks to ... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Ashton R. Fox

Ashton R. Fox, 8, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 after a courageous battle with Juvenile Myelomoncytic Leukemia-Acute Myeloid Leukemia since March. He was born June 9, 2004, in Rom... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Kevin B. Hinderling

CLINTON — Kevin B. Hinderling, 43, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Kevin was born in Bridgeton, NJ on March 12, 1969, t... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 54 to 82 Normal Range: 58 to 80 Records: 43(1952), 88(1901) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 2.22" Rainfall for year: 26.91" Sunset today: 7:51 ... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Rev. William S. Baker

UTICA/CLAYVILLE — Reverend William S. Baker, 84, a resident of St. Joseph Nursing Home in Utica and the former pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Clayville, passed away on Sunday August ... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Butter sculpture a hit with fair-goers

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Published: 8/24/2012

Prison time for burglar

Thomas A. Sperduto, 35, of 3937 Bristol Road, Clinton, was sentenced by Judge Donalty Aug. 16 to five years in prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision, and was ordered to pay $37... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Free ‘Eat Smart’ training planned in Holland Patent

HOLLAND PATENT — A six week program, "Eat Smart New York", will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension through Foothills Rural Community Ministry. It will be led by a trained N... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Marie Pierce McLean

Marie Pierce McLean, age 90, of Rome and formerly of Springville, NY, passed away August 23, 2012. She was born June 5, 1922, in Springville, NY, a daughter of Ellsworth and Thelma Crosby Pierc... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Virginia T. Nacewicz

Virginia T. Nacewicz, of Oneida Castle, formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility. She was born in Rome, the daughter of Thomas an... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

SU offers Iroqouis language program

Syracuse University’s Native American Studies Program has launched the Certificate in Iroquois Linguistics for Language Learners, the college announced. The new undergraduate program is g... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

On dean’s list

Corey J. Pawlikowski was named to the spring dean’s list at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, where he begins his senior year this fall. He majors in aviation. [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012

Think about saving energy when heading to college

As you shop to prepare to head to college, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recommends you look for the Energy Star® label. Products that have earned the ... [more...]

Published: 8/24/2012
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