Rome Police among groups to host trunk-or-treat events

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The Rome Police Department will hold the department’s first ever trunk-or-treat event ahead of Halloween on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 27. The Rome Police event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. …

CNY Labor Council to honor 10 at dinner

Yesterday at 12:00 PM

UTICA — Ten people will be honored at the Central New York Labor Council’s annual Samuel Gompers Distinguished Service Award Dinner this Friday, Oct. 22, at Hart’s Hill Inn at 6 p.m.  The …

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Funeral notices — Oct. 23, 2021

Yesterday at 6:00 AM

BARRY — Doris Jeanne Gifford Barry, 97, of Rome, on Oct. 19, 2020. Contributions to St. Peter’s, the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements by Barry Funeral …


Marilyn Wind Walker

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Marilyn Wind Walker died peacefully in her home on September 23, 2021, with her daughters and husband by her side, after gracefully … Read More

David A. Smith, Sr.

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
David A. Smith, age 67, of Floyd, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Rome Health. David was born in Utica on … Read More

Amanda L. Osborne

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Amanda L. Osborne, age 53, of Rome, passed away on October 18, 2021. She was born April 17, 1968, in Oneida, a daughter of Wesley, Sr. … Read More

Howard J. Kirk, III

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Howard J. Kirk III, of Port Leyden, passed away on October 18, 2021. He was born February 16, 1961, in Rome, a son of Howard J. Kirk, … Read More

Frank Joseph Ward

2 days ago
Frank Joseph Ward, 77, of Yorktown, VA, passed away on August 29, 2021. Frank was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a … Read More
Oneida News

Gary Reisman Jr.

Reisman: Fiscal responsibility, public safety essential

2 days ago

The Daily Sentinel asked a series of questions for Common Council candidates in the city of Oneida. Each candidate was given 700 words to respond. The following are the answers from Ward 1 Republican …

Sara Haag

Haag: Partnerships, targeted development required

2 days ago

The Daily Sentinel asked a series of questions for Common Council candidates in the city of Oneida. Each candidate was given 700 words to respond. The following are the answers from Ward 1 Democratic …

Oneida lawmakers seek moratorium on boarding, rooming houses

3 days ago

ONEIDA — The Oneida Common Council introduced a local law to impose a 12-month moratorium on boarding houses and rooming houses in the city after an incident involving migrant workers from Green …

SPOOKTACULAR — The Oneida community is invited to join in and compete in the Oneida Halloween House Decorating Contest. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place along with prizes for Spookiest, Most Creative, Cutest, and Classiest house.

Contest to help Oneida residents celebrate spooky season

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ONEIDA — The Oneida community is gearing up for some friendly competition during the holiday season, starting with a return of the Halloween House Decorating Contest. Last year, Nicole and Rick …

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Oneida County surpasses 1 million COVID tests

Yesterday at 7:00 AM
This week, Oneida County passed the one million mark when it comes to diagnostic testing for COVID-19, according to information from the county. As of Friday morning, 1,010,652 diagnostic tests for …
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Public hearing, variety of legislation on agenda in Oneida

Saturday, October 16

ONEIDA — A variety of proposed legislation and a public hearing awaits the city’s Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. Among …

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Biden, top Dems strategize; Pelosi says deal ‘very possible’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Congress’ top two Democrats labored to wrap up their giant domestic legislation Friday as the party continued scaling back the measure and determining …

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Pioneers aiming to defend Empire 8 Conference basketball title

Yesterday at 12:00 PM

UTICA — The Utica College men’s basketball team wants to hit the ground running after winning its first Empire 8 Conference championship last season. “We’ve been the hunters for a while and …

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ACTION FLICK — This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Lashana Lynch, left, and Daniel Craig in a scene from “No Time To Die.”

‘No Time to Die’ packs big action

Sunday, October 17
The storied James Bond franchise is back with one last outing for actor Daniel Craig. “No Time To Die” is a big, fun and exciting action film that probably won’t leave a lasting impression. …

DIVIDE, DIG UP AND CONQUER — Several varieties of flowers, including dahlias, can be dug up, divided and stored for winter for replanting in the spring.

Digging, dividing and storing tubers

Sunday, October 17

It’s time to save your tender tubers such as dahlias so that you can enjoy them again next year. Unfortunately, many tubers just won’t survive our winters. You can just treat them as annuals. …

Our Opinion
    • Perfect time to talk to teen drivers
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      There are plenty of hallmark, coming of age moments in a teenager’s life. Perhaps the one that provides a teenager with the most noticeable …

    • Thoughts on reliable sources
      Thursday, October 7

      A website that displays editorial cartoons each week displayed almost a dozen drawings of border patrol agents on horseback pursuing lawbreakers …

    • Thoughts on election audits
      Wednesday, October 6

      The forensic audit of Maricopa County, AZ, ought to be of interest to us locally despite misdirection by national media like the Washington Post …

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Senecal — Harter

Thursday, September 30
Jeffrey Harter and Stephanie Senecal were married on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Climbing Bines, Penn Yan. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Pam Senecal, West Carter Road. The bridegroom is the …

Marriage Licenses Oct. 3, 2021

Thursday, September 30
John D. Pettinelli and Kara J. Bushey, both of the Town of Lee. Branden Bolivar and Marissa M. Amuso, both of Rome.

Wood — MacRae

Thursday, September 2
The Honorable Patrick F. MacRae and Valerie A. Wood were married on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the bride’s home in Rome. The Honorable Anthony Paris officiated the ceremony. Nancy Curri attended …
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Weekly Reflections: Lord o whom shall we go

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Over the course of the summer in the Catholic churches, and I think in other churches as well, we have had the opportunity to reflect on Chapter 6 of John’s gospel. Sometimes this chapter is …

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Red Cap Ambassadors sought

5 days ago

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will return on May 7 next year, and the American Heart Association is seeking the public’s help to find a new class of heart disease and stroke survivors …

    • Celebrating 75 years
      5 days ago

      Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. LaMonica, of Rome, marked their 75th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2021. They celebrated with their immediate family on …

    • Social Security in Retirement program Oct. 27
      5 days ago

      On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m., Jervis Public Library will host an informational program on Social Security in Retirement in the library’s …

    • South Rome Senior Center plans clothing drive
      5 days ago

      South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St., is holding a Clothing Donation Drive for veterans and servicemen and women from now until Nov. 10 at …

Arts & Learning

Rome Historical Society virtual event to highlight Rome’s Olympic athletes

Wednesday, October 13

Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will present “Rome Olympic Athletes,” a virtual program available at, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Since 1977 …


Disney On Ice coming to Syracuse

Thursday, October 14

SYRACUSE — Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends skates into the Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial …


Cornell Cooperative Extension touts autumn blooms, woodland trail

Friday, October 1

ORISKANY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is promoting the autumn features of their Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens. “Visitors can’t believe the bursting blooms in our …


Fall Country Fair, Rummage Sale at First Presbyterian Church

Saturday, October 16

The Presbyterian Women and the Mission Committee of the First Presbyterian Church, 108 W. Court St., will host a Fall County Fair and Rummage Sale, on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths …