AmeriCU offers loan discounts for first responders

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AmeriCU Credit Union has introduced a First Responder Loan Discount program, offering loan discounts to qualifying first responders. The program — open to such first responders as firefighters, …

Funeral notices — April 14, 2021

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BLOCKSTON — Frank W. Blockston, III, 40, of Chili, on April 4, 2021. Services were held April 8. Contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. BORTLE — Jeffrey Grant Bortle, 62 of …


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Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK
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LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in …

NYC police unions drop suit challenging discipline records

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Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

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U.S. probes possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

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ADVANCEMENTS

RFA grad Jones on president’s list at SUNY Cortland

Thursday, April 8

CORTLAND — Tyriana Jones, of Rome, has been named to the president’s list for academic excellence at the State University of New York at Cortland for the fall 2020 semester, the university has …

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New York Mills man charged in break-in, attack

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
NEW YORK MILLS — A 31-year-old man is accused of breaking into a home on Maple Street in the village and attacking a 67-year-old resident, according to law enforcement officials. State police said …
Obituaries

Mathew Louis Marucci

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July 28, 1937 - April 10, 2021 Matt Marucci was the beloved father of Lisa Marucci (Doug Giles), Lori Marucci Flowers, and Jennifer … Read More

Scott D. Gillespie

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Scott D. Gillespie, 66, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford. He was … Read More

Laura L. Carletta

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Laura Louise Carletta, 59, of Conway, SC and formerly of Rome passed away on Saturday April 3, 2021 in SC. Funeral services will be … Read More

Frank W. Blockston III

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Friday, May 9, 1980 - Sunday, April 4, 2021 CHILI, N.Y. — On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at age 40, Frank W. Blockston, III, succumbed to … Read More

Jeffrey Grant Bortle

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
ROME — Jeffrey Grant Bortle, age 62, of Martin Street, passed away late Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 2021, in the Syracuse Veterans … Read More
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Madison County assists SUNY Morrisville with student vaccinations, openings remain at community clinics

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Department of Health isn’t closing the book on student health — instead, the department and the State University of New York at Morrisville are giving some …


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U.S. to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Yesterday at 9:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, U.S. …

Sports
Local Sports

Adirondack defeats Sherburne-Earlville in football

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BOONVILLE — The Adirondack football team took care of business on Tuesday night when it defeated visiting Sherburne-Earlville, 52-14. Adirondack sophomore quarterback Brett Sanford completed six of …

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Anti-hero — Bob Odenkirk appears in a scene from “Nobody.”

‘Nobody’ lands on familiar ground

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Movie theaters are slowly reopening again — including Rome Cinemas 8 on Erie Boulevard West — and one of the first new movies they get to show is the by-the-numbers, knock-off “Nobody” …
Rounding Third …………..
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As you get older, you realize how many aches and pains you can have that are just a result of the wear and tear of living. Arthritis of course is the worst for many of us and there are even a couple …

OHM BOCES receives farm-to-school lunch initiative award

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Agency releases e-book

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Rome Rotary remains busy despite pandemic

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Only in Rome — Fond memories of deputy chief recalled

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Opinion
Our Opinion
    • Talk about good luck
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      A Brazilian pilot survived after his small plane crashed in the Amazon jungle. But that was the easy part. Surviving more than a month lost in …

    • Penny foolish
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      When a Georgia auto shop worker quit his job and demanded his final pay, his boss responded by having 500 pounds of greasy pennies dumped on the …

    • Volkswagen joke flops
      Thursday, April 8

      Most folks seemed to get the joke back in 1996 when Taco Bell published full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers announcing the company had …

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • Progress with robots
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      From time to time, we’ve written about the progress of the Rome Free Academy VEX Robotics Club’s Black Knights team. Today, we’re happy to …

    • ‘Flags of Honor’ for our heroes
      Tuesday, April 6

      We applaud the New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., along with the Rome Free Academy Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training …

    • Helping the homebound during pandemic
      Tuesday, March 30

      We were heartened to see that part of the county’s enormous effort to vaccinate people during the pandemic includes steps to reach homebound …

Weddings and Engagements

Owens — Spoon

Thursday, February 4
Melanie Owens, daughter of Russell and Janice Owens, Kensington, Md., to Matthew Spoon, son of Vito and Beth Spoon, Evans Road. Miss Owens is employed by a rehab center and is studying for her …

Pett — Moonen

Thursday, February 4
Tony Edwin Moonen and Kayla Marie Pett were married on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Angels Nest Bed & Breakfast, George Street. The bride is the daughter of Thomas Lyle Sr. and Wendy Pett, …

Schill — Eastwood

Thursday, February 4
Scott David Eastwood and Kaitlynn Elizabeth Schill were married on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in the Fred W. Symmes Chapel, also known as “Pretty Place,” in Cleveland, S.C. The bride is the …
Advancements & Graduations
Living

MVHS announces DAISY Award to honor nurses

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Mohawk Valley Health System is adopting the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an international recognition program that celebrates compassionate care. “We are proud of the dedication and …

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Health

MVHS names facilities management director

Tuesday, March 23

Donald Libby has been named Facilities Management director for Mohawk Valley Health System. In this role, Libby is responsible for the management and oversight of utilities management, laundry …

Seniors
Arts & Learning

‘Madama Butterfly’, ‘La Bohème’ added to View’s virtual series

Thursday, April 1

OLD FORGE — View, center for the arts, will host two additional titles that have been added to its Virtual Cinema Events: Madama Butterfly and LaBoheme. From the Metropolitan Opera’s …

Entertainment

View offers Tony Award winning ‘War Horse’

Thursday, March 25

OLD FORGE — View’s Virtual Series continues with National Theatre Live’s War Horse. View has partnered with BY Experience to offer this critically- acclaimed and international smash-hit play …

Home

Boonville food pantry lists new hours

Friday, April 2

BOONVILLE — Matthew’s Place Thrift Store and Food Pantry are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 165 Main St. Masks and social distancing are required.  The thrift …

Religion

Holy Week reflections

Saturday, April 3

During the Season of Lent (that time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday) we begin a journey of coming closer to Christ Jesus whose life and ministry was conceived as a way to know God, himself. …