Principal takes reading challenge to new heights

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ALUMNA HELPS LAUNCH CHALLENGE — Paralympic athlete and former Ridge Mills Elementary School student Tammy Delano, in front at right, was at the school to help a launch a “Go for the Gold” reading challenge for students. School Principal Michael Flagg is in back at right.
After kissing a pig last June when students met a reading challenge goal, Ridge Mills Elementary School Principal Michael Flagg aims to reach new levels in this year’s challenge — if not the top …
News around the County

Home under construction catches fire in Annsville

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TOWN OF ANNSVILLE — No one was injured when a house under construction caught fire on Pond Hill Road early Monday morning. Taberg Fire Chief Doug Dean said the property owner went to the residence …

Global Game Jam returning to SUNY Morrisville

4 days ago

MORRISVILLE — SUNY Morrisville is among a handful of locations in New York State serving as a jam site for the 2020 Global Game Jam, the world’s largest game creation event, taking place Jan. 31 …


M&T Bank launches secured card to help people improve credit

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M&T Bank announced on Friday the launch of the M&T Secured Credit Card, a new tool to help people in the communities M&T serves build or improve their credit. “A limited or poor credit …


Funeral notices — Jan. 28, 2020

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BREEN — Brian Noel Breen, 86, of Boonville, on Nov. 9, 2019. Graveside service at a later date. BUSH— Jean L. Bush, 85, of Rome, on Jan 17, 2020. Private services. No calling hours. Arrangements …

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Gail Marrotta

3 days ago
WHITESBORO — Gail Marrotta, 70, passed away January 23, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born in Constableville, NY on … Read More

Jean Randall Bush

3 days ago
Jean L. Bush, age 85, of Rome, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020, at home, with her loving family at her side. She was born … Read More

Madeline M. (Ciociola) Webber

4 days ago
Madeline M. Webber, 68, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Born in Ilion on … Read More

Brian Noel Breen

4 days ago
BOONVILLE — Brian Noel Breen, 86, of Boonville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 9, 2019 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s. … Read More

Beverly J. Stark

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TOWN OF FLOYD — Beverly Jean Stark, 78, of Edwards Road passed away January 20, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. She was born … Read More
Local Sports

Looking back on almost four decades of local sports

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“Bills Super Bowl champs!” As a long-suffering fan of the Buffalo Bills, I always hoped to write that headline one day at the Sentinel. But despite four straight trips to the big game, it never …

AP Sports

Gianna Bryant seemed destined for greatness

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(AP) — She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to …

Public Safety

Rome farmer creates, markets tools of the trade

3 days ago

Like many farmers, Ronald Wagner is always looking at dollars and cents. On a recent cold morning in Rome’s outside district, Wagner was working amongst buildings on his Old Oneida Road farm — …

Clinton Record

Present and future of Kirkland Trails discussed at inaugural meeting

Thursday, January 23

CLINTON — Future plans, available funding and current efforts to develop a network of connected multi-use trails, paths and bike lanes through the Kirkland-Clinton area were highlighted during the …

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United States Army CH-47 at Griffiss International Airport

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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
    • Celebrate National Mentoring Month
      3 days ago

      A great way to start a New Year: Participate in National Mentoring Month, January 2020. Established by MENTOR: The National Mentoring …

    • Don’t ignore Census surveys
      5 days ago

      Want to pay more taxes? Here’s a surefire way to inspire a hike — ignore your U.S. Census survey. Each resident in our area brings in state …

    • Critical need for blood donors
      Wednesday, January 22

      Wanted: Blood donors. Winter is a notoriously difficult time to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. And this year …

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Comptroller named at Masonic Medical Research Institute

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Within the past two years, the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) has seen an influx of talented faculty and staff enter their ranks, and they do not plan to stop anytime soon. Lisa Cooper has …

More Living

NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition awarded to 58 Bassett Health Centers

Monday, January 20

Fifty-eight primary care, pediatric and school-based health centers in the Bassett Healthcare Network have been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition under the state …

Arts & Learning

View arts center offers summer internships

Wednesday, January 22

OLD FORGE — View, the non-profit multi-arts venue, is offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates. The deadline for applications is March 31. View interns will receive …


Cincinnati Creek opens Park Coffee House season

Thursday, January 16

Park Coffee House in Holland Patent starts its Winter-Spring 2020 concert season with Cincinnati Creek at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Cincinnati Creek entertains with a signature blend of bluegrass, gospel, …


Sign-up for February Food $en$e

Friday, January 17

Registration for the February 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 …


The greatest story of all time

Saturday, January 18

I love stories, whether they are in a book, on the big screen or a friend who is sharing an experience. For me stories that include action, suspense, and preferably at least one good fight scene are …

Weddings and Engagements

General — Paulson

Sunday, January 5
Tom Paulson and Jordan General were married on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Peter’s Church in Rome. The bride is the daughter of Walt and Toni Gadz, North George Street. The bridegroom is the son …

Ryan — Olney

Sunday, January 5
George Joseph Olney IV and Rachael Nicole Ryan were married on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Peter’s Church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Ryan of Ridgewood, …

Madonia — Kerr

Sunday, January 5
John Kerr and Brittany Madonia were married on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection in New Britain, Conn. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Carrie Madonia, …
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