Funeral notices — Jan. 22, 2021

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BATHKE — Julie A. Bathke, 53, of Rome, on Jan. 15, 2021. Private service. Contributions to Jennah’s Journey, Inc., 113 Cedarcrest Lane, Oneida, NY 13421. Arrangements by Strong-Burns & Sprock …

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TOPIC OF DEBATE — A proposal before the city Planning Board would demolish the former school and veterinary office at 1315 Erie Blvd. West to make way for construction of a large car wash at the site. The Planning Board will discuss the proposal at its meeting on Feb. 2.

Zoning Board to discuss proposed demolition at Feb. 3 meeting

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The demolition of a limestone building on Erie Boulevard to make way for a car wash will be the topic of discussion during an upcoming …

Judge orders affidavit ballots from Oneida County counted in NY-22

3 days ago
The state judge overseeing the counting of contested ballots in the 22nd Congressional District election has ordered the counting of …

Dose shortage continues to plague area vaccine rollout

3 days ago
There are signs the post-holiday surge of new COVID-19 cases in Oneida County and across New York has subsided, but the vaccination …
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Oneida police report recent arrests

11 hours ago

CITY OF ONEIDA — The Oneida Police Department announced the following recent arrests: Julien L. Pomerleau, 64, of Oneida, was issued a criminal summons on Jan. 15 for second-degree harassment. …


Man charged with mischief in domestic dispute

2 days ago

A 21-year-old man is accused of attacking his partner at Park Drive Manor II late Tuesday night, law enforcers said. Police said Myles L. Mathis got into an argument with his companion at their Park …

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James A. Van Buskirk

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
FORT MILL, SC — On Saturday, January 9, 2021, James (Jamie) Arnold Van Buskirk, loving husband and father of three, passed away at … Read More

Maryann (Gannon) McInerney

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Maryann Gannon McInerney passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2021. Maryann was born on February 28, 1933, in New Haven, … Read More

Linda J. (Iselo) Hale

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Linda J. Hale, age 72, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2021. Linda was born in Rome on June 8, 1948, to the … Read More

Richard F. DiBerardino

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Richard F. DiBerardino, 62, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born in Rome, NY, on … Read More

Julie A. Bathke

2 days ago
Julie A. Bathke, 53, of Rome, NY, passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2021. She was born May 2, 1967, in Rome. She was the youngest … Read More
Local Sports

Comets to begin eighth season with pair of road games

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UTICA — The Utica Comets will open their eighth regular season with a pair of road games on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6, at Rochester Americans and Syracuse Crunch, respectively. The team, …

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‘Shadow in the Cloud’ is creative and enjoyable

Sunday, January 17
Remember that old “Twilight Zone” episode with the gremlin on the wing of the airplane? Or the old Bugs Bunny cartoon where he’s heckled by a gremlin in an old World War 2 bomber? Somebody has …
Should people bother getting a flu shot?
Sunday, January 17

The social distancing and mask wearing protocol the public has adopted to thwart the spread of COVID-19 has prompted many to ask whether getting an annual flu shot is necessary this year. While …

Rounding Third ……

Sunday, January 17

AmeriCU Credit Union named a top mortgage lender

Sunday, January 17

Delaying cancer treatment amid COVID is creating a secondary public health crisis

Sunday, January 17
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The curious case of Rose Grimaldi and Carolann Cardone

Sunday, January 17
Two days after the storming of the Capitol in Washington, Patrick Lohmann, a reporter for, wrote of political news closer to home — “700 votes were tossed in Oneida County. …
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Haskell — Pratt

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Jason C. Pratt and Kristina L. Haskell were married on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lee Center. The bride, daughter of Lauri Haskell and Ray Ervin, of Rome, was escorted …

Davis — Coia

Thursday, December 3, 2020
LTJG Kyle K. Coia, U.S. Navy, and LTJG Cassandra M. Davis, U.S Navy, were married on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Savior, Newport, R.I. The bride is the daughter of CDR Eric Davis, …

Marriage licenses — Dec. 6, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Aquilino W. Kolasz Jr. and Amanda L. Cortese, both of Rome. Josue Campos Camacho, of La Tigra, Costa Rica, and Archana Nayak, of Westmoreland. Jonathan W. St. Dennis and Hannah M. Allen, both of …
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Unity Hall offers free Zoom children’s program

2 days ago

BARNEVELD — Unity Hall and Talewise ScienceTellers will present, Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress — an entertaining and educational Zoom event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Free Zoom …

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Kinney Drugs to offer vaccine for those age 75 and older

Tuesday, January 12

This week, all New York Kinney pharmacies will receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to those age 75 and older only. Appointments will be available at all Kinney …

Arts & Learning

New York Times art critic featured in virtual series

Wednesday, January 13

The PrattMWP College of Art in Utica and Design Easton Pribble Virtual Lecture Series will present Holland Cotter, co-chief art critic for the New York Times, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. For more …


Players Theatre at Home presents ‘Dearly Departed’ this weekend

Thursday, January 14

Players Theatre At Home will bring audiences its first full-length online play — the outrageous comedy, “Dearly Departed.” Directed by Art Felshaw, the play takes place in the Baptist backwoods …


Rome UMC suspends Food $en$e orders

Thursday, November 19, 2020

First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St., has temporarily suspended their Food $en$e program. Participants who have placed orders for November can still pick-up their food at the church …


What are you dealing with?

Saturday, January 9

It is a well-known feature of Google. Start typing in a search, and Google offers suggestions before you have finished typing. These suggestions are based on popularity (most common searches), your …