DEC says Kingsley Ave. site no longer poses threat

7 hours ago

The State Superfund Program site on Kingsley Avenue was recently reclassified as it no longer presents a significant threat to public health and/or the environment, according to the New York State …

News around the County

Online Rome district budget presentation draws small audience

8 hours ago

An additional public presentation on the Rome school district's proposed 2020-21 budget on a remote basis Monday night drew just one question from the public. The question, through an online "chat" …


Public Safety Logs — Saturday, May 30, 2020

Yesterday at 7:53 AM

Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Saturday 1:27 p.m. Waterville, spill/leak. 3:09 p.m. Deerfield, Bell Hill Road, structure fire. 3:12 p.m. Maynard, to same. 3:21 p.m. Barneveld and Poland, …

Funeral notices — June 2, 2020

12 hours ago

ALBRO — Joann Russ Albro, 77 of Oneida, on May 28, 2020. Private services. Burial Lenox Rural Cemetery. Arrangements by Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Oneida. BURKE — Susan Burke, 77, of Verona, on …

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AP News

Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump walked from the White House across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Church where vandals the previous night had started a fire in the Parish Hall basement that …

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Timothy R. Tyler

7 hours ago
On Wednesday May 27, 2020, Timothy R. Tyler, loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 69. Timothy was born on … Read More

Jessie Marie Shorts Thorpe

7 hours ago
July 14, 1922 - May 25, 2020 Author, historian, activist and civic trailblazer Jessie Marie Thorpe transitioned to a New Life on May … Read More

Charlotte E. (Chi) Martzloff

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Charlotte E. (Chi) Martzloff, 94, of Jewell, NY lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, May 29, 2020, surrounded by the … Read More

Arthur H. Ludwig

7 hours ago
BOONVILLE — Arthur H. Ludwig, age 97, a former resident of Old Forge and more recently of the Pines Road, Hawkinsville, passed away … Read More

Harry F. Larkin, Jr.

7 hours ago
Harry F. Larkin, Jr., 59, a 1983 Penn State graduate, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2020. He was born on April 15, 1961 in Rome, … Read More
Local Sports

Judge dismisses Dykstra’s suit against ex-teammate Darling

7 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, ruling the outfielder’s reputation already was so tarnished it could …

Public Safety

County executive touts county workforce as pandemic stretches roles, responsibilities

3 days ago

For Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., being continually prepared to adapt to new facts and guidance in an extremely fluid situation is among things he has learned from the COVID-19 …

Clinton Record

Phys Ed teacher brings together ‘old friends’ to produce motivating videos for students

Thursday, May 21

WESTMORELAND — With school days suspended, and then eventually closed for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Westmoreland Central School Physical Education Teacher Greg …

Our Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • Fund steps up when it counts
      7 hours ago

      These days our first responders deserve all the help they can get. Therefore it is fitting that The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida …

    • The return of Vernon Downs
      Tuesday, May 26

      It was good news to learn over the weekend that venerable Vernon Downs will start harness racing again on June 2 with qualifying races. Owner …

    • Touching gesture for Class of 2020
      Tuesday, May 19

      REMSEN — Remsen High School seniors greeted some unusual visitors last week, though school is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Principal …

Sentinel Video

Help brighten the beacon

4 days ago

COVID-19 has certainly changed life and how we connect to church and one another. Our call to be a beacon God’s love, peace, and truth in our region and beyond remains the same. I often pray that …

More Living

Rome Memorial Hospital reopens outpatient services in phased approach

Monday, May 18

As the Mohawk Valley region begins the first phase of reopening, Rome Memorial Hospital is taking a phased approach to resuming vital procedures and outpatient services to ensure that patients can …

Arts & Learning

Gerrit Smith historic buildings to be closed for 2020 season; exterior exhibits remain open for socially-distancing walkers

Wednesday, May 20

PETERBORO — The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark buildings in Peterboro will be closed for the 2020 season and upcoming events have been canceled due to COVID-19. These events include …


Quarantine Concert 2 to raise funds for Capitol Arts Complex

Thursday, May 14

Copper City Quarantine Concert 2 will be streamed on Facebook pages Rome Capitol Theatre, Copper City Brewing Company & 315 Music at 8 p.m. this evening. What began as an idea to put together a …


Pick-up seeds Saturday for annual Gardeners of Rome contest

Friday, May 22

Gardeners of Rome will hold its Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest with some changes this year — tomatoes. There are two age groups: ages 5-11 and 12-17 as of June 15. One set of free pumpkin …


Less NOTS, more possibilities

Saturday, May 23

For the last nine Sundays, First Baptist along with most of the churches in Rome and across the state have closed their doors to comply with the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order. We are not alone — the …

Weddings and Engagements

Rink — Seifert

Sunday, May 3
April Rink, daughter of Cathy and the late Ronald Rink, Willet, to Michael T. Seifert, son of Diane and Timothy Butcher, and Michael F. Seifert, all of Rome. Miss Rink, a graduate of Cazenovia …

Marriage licenses — April 5, 2020

Sunday, April 5
Ryan R. Mennig and Sherry J. Webb, both of Camden. Benjamin A. Siedsma and Haley J. Hyde, both of Camden. Christopher W. Collins and Deborah A. Davis, both of Lee Center. Thomas G. Marietta and …

Strobel — Iannello

Sunday, April 5
Laura J. Strobel, daughter of Daniel Strobel and Robin Vanderwall, Thurston Terrace, Sherrill, to Gregory R. Iannello Jr., son of Gregory and Paula Iannello, Old Oneida Road, Verona. Ms. Strobel, is …
Advancements & Graduations