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Chamber seeks feedback on future tours

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce is considering offering a tour of either Greece or Spain in fall 2020, and is receptive to receiving preference feedback from the membership and the community, …

RCT delivers enjoyable holiday fare with ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Last night marked the opening of the holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Rome Community Theater. We all know the store Santas are imposters — just actors in a red suit. Right? Kris …

Funeral Notices — Dec. 13, 2019

Yesterday at 11:00 AM

CLARK — Gene Ellis Clark, 75, of Lee Center, on Dec. 9, 2019. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at First Tabernacle Church of God, 8086 Turin St. Spring burial Evergreen Cemetery. Calling …

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Eileen 'Babe' Grinnell

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Eileen “Babe” Grinnell, 79, of Camden, NY passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at her home with her beloved family by her … Read More

Merle ‘Mutt’ R. Mutton

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Merle R. “Mutt” Mutton, 91, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford. … Read More

Sharyn A. Herringshaw

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
WESTMORELAND — Sharyn A. Herringshaw, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019 with her family by her side. She was … Read More

Anne Eleanor Sexton

2 days ago
Anne Eleanor Sexton, age 68, formerly of Westernville, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Oneida Extended Healthcare … Read More

Joyce M. (Waits) Nichols

2 days ago
Joyce M. Waits Nichols, age 67, of Rome, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2019, at the Abraham House in Rome. She was born … Read More
Local Sports

Mohawk Valley includes players from 13 schools

Yesterday at 4:10 PM

(Last in a Series) UTICA — The Mohawk Valley unified boys hockey team includes players from 13 local schools. They’ll look to improve on last year’s 2-17 campaign. The Raiders will open their …

AP Sports

Markstrom saves day for Canucks

Yesterday at 1:00 PM

(AP) — Elias Pettersson can be a tough critic. Pettersson was asked how good goaltender Jacob Markstrom was in the Vancouver Canucks’ 1-0 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday …

Public Safety

Stockbridge Valley welcomes new members to National Honor Society

Sunday, December 8

The Stockbridge Valley school district chapters of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society welcomed a combined 25 new members at an induction ceremony, the district …

Clinton Record

Westmoreland hosts ZI3 Santa’s Workshop event

2 days ago

WESTMORELAND — Kids, parents and lots of Santa’s helpers showed up to the annual Zone for Imagination, Innovation and Inspiration (ZI3) Santa’s Workshop event hosted by Westmoreland Upper …

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United States Army CH-47 at Griffiss International Airport

Thursday, April 11

United States Army CH-47 warming up, taxiing and then lifting off Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from Griffiss International Airport.  (Sentinel video by John Clifford)

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Righting the Salt Delivery truck

Wednesday, February 13

A salt delivery truck tipped over after in an early morning incident at Rome DPW. Crews were able to right the truck, but the vehicle was undriveable.  Eggan Environmental was on the scene to …

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Salt Delivery Truck incident at Rome DPW yard

Wednesday, February 13

A salt delivery truck tipped over after salt at the top of the extended box would not move and the uneven weight of it made the truck tip over. The driver was not injured in the early morning …

Our Opinion
Letters to the Editor
    • Territories decision violates basic human rights
      Saturday, December 7

      I’m writing in response to Cal Thomas’s opinion piece, “Israel’s right to its ancient land,” published in the Nov. 26 Sentinel. I am …

    • Let’s have a safe holiday season
      Friday, November 22

      Open letter to fellow Romans: All of us must be more careful in parking lots especially at the grocery stores, Walmart and post office. Please …

    • Americans need freedom from fear
      Thursday, November 21

      Central New Yorkers did an important thing when they elected Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22. He’s part of the Democratic majority that passed …

Points of Pride
    • Community puts family on road to recovery
      4 days ago

      Our upstate communities come together in times of need. It’s a tradition we can be proud of. It’s therefore gratifying to see the effort to …

    • Youth learn about government
      Tuesday, December 3

      Four eighth grade students from Rome represented our area in an exemplary manner at the Y’s Youth and Government program last month. Youth and …

    • RCT hosts theatrical excellence
      Tuesday, November 26

      TOWN OF LEE — This past weekend the Rome Community Theater (RCT), one of the cultural gems in our area, got a chance to not only show off but …


Jervis announces tech help sessions for December

3 days ago

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has announced the following opportunities to receive free help with computers and technology in December (no registration is required): Monday, Dec. 16, …

More Living

MVHS names new manager of Laboratory Information Systems

Monday, December 2

UTICA – Daniel Stewart has been named manager of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) for MVHS Laboratory Services. In this role, Stewart will provide leadership to the LIS team and manage the …

Arts & Learning

Corning glassware raffle aids Utica Food Pantry

Wednesday, December 4

UTICA — Brilliant glassware, handcrafted by artisans from the Corning Museum of Glass, will be raffled and auctioned at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute First Fridays Happy Hour, 5 to 8 p.m. …


RCT presents a holiday classic

Thursday, December 5

Rome Community Theater on Upper Turin Road will present the holiday classic, “Miracle On 34th Street,” adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies and based on the …


Sign-ups announced for December Food $en$e

Friday, November 15

Registration for the December Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire …


Church screens ‘Christmas Choir’

Saturday, December 7

St. John Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St., will host a Free Movie Night for families starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The church will show “The Christmas Choir,” starring Jason Gedrick, …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — Dec. 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4
Zachary D. Johnson and Tricia L. Barry, both of Rome. Todd D. Racino, of Holland Patent, and JoAnn V. Raker, of Whitesboro. Brandon A. Rodriguez and Katlyn M. Ehrich, both of Rome. Mehdi Tayefeh and …

Wilson — Marshall

Wednesday, December 4
Rex Allen Marshall and Wilma Lee Wilson were married on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at Oneida County Family Courthouse, 200 Elizabeth St., Utica. The bride is the daughter of the late Wallace Edward and …

Olney — Masten

Wednesday, December 4
Seth W. Masten and Audrey A. Olney were married on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 in Forestport. The bride is the daughter of William Jr. and Emily Olney, of Westernville. The bridegroom is the son of Michelle …
Advancements & Graduations
    • Pair honored at SUNY Cortland
      Thursday, November 14

      A pair of SUNY Cortland students have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for academic achievement. The students are: …

    • University at Albany lauds local scholars
      Tuesday, November 5

      ALBANY — UAlbany has welcomed nearly 5,700 new Great Danes to campus for the fall of 2019. Of the new students, some 2,700 freshmen, from …

    • SUNY Dehli recognizes area students
      Thursday, October 17

      DELHI — SUNY Delhi has recognized the following local students who are among the more than 1,100 new students at the college for the Fall 2019 …

    • Army National Guard promotes soldiers
      Wednesday, October 16

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard …