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Police say man held knife to woman's throat during dispute

8 hours ago

A Rome man is accused of choking a woman and threatening her with a knife at the Bloomfield Garden Apartments. Police said James M. Collazo, 29, choked a woman and held a knife to her throat during a …


19 new COVID cases in Oneida County

4 days ago

Oneida County reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, for 126 known active cases. No new deaths were reported. Eight county residents with COVID-19 were hospitalized: seven in the Mohawk Valley …

Funeral notices — Oct. 26, 2020

6 hours ago

BUONAURA — Joseph M. Buonaura, 37, of Camden, on Oct. 18, 2020. Services 6 p.m. today at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 9464 Route 13, Camden. Calling hours 4-6 p.m. today. Face masks and social …


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Katherine Edna (Cronin) Ritter

3 days ago
NEW HARTFORD, NY — Katherine Edna (Cronin) Ritter, 97, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020, in the Sequoia House of Sitrin … Read More

Suzanne (Dair) Musselman

3 days ago
Suzanne Dair Musselman, 72, died in the comfort of her home in St. Petersburg, FL on September 30, 2020. Suzanne was born March 8, … Read More

Thelma M. (Seamon) Miller

3 days ago
Thelma M. Miller, age 93, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2020. Thelma was born in Canastota, NY on … Read More

Terrence ‘Terry’ J. Balfe

3 days ago
HOLLAND PATENT — Terrence “Terry” J. Balfe, age 71, of Holland Patent passed away on October 21, 2020, at Faxton St. Luke’s … Read More

Gary E. Kroll

4 days ago
Gary E. Kroll, 64, of Camden, NY, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born in Rome, NY on May … Read More
Local Sports

RFA blanks CVA in TVL boys soccer

6 hours ago

The Rome Free Academy boys soccer team shut out Central Valley Academy, 3-0, Saturday on the road in a Tri-Valley League contest. Gavin Civitelli, Austin Chirillo and Rich Artigiani each scored a …

Public Safety

‘Grounded’ is a novel, and fun, survival game

Yesterday at 9:01 AM

“Grounded” is a unique game taking cues from “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Castaway” to create a survival experience that makes exploring a backyard feel like an alien planet. Grounded …

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Clinton 5-year-old crowned ‘Miss New York Princess'

5 days ago

CLINTON — Emma Fazekas, daughter of Justen and Bianca Fazekas, of Clinton, was recently crowned the International United Miss New York Princess and will represent the state at the International …

Our Opinion
    • Thoughts on judicial views
      Wednesday, October 21

      Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett set up a fascinating non-partisan litmus test that enticed others to reveal their beliefs about …

    • Remember 536 A.D.?
      Friday, October 2

      Is 2020 “the worst year ever?” The question has been raised in various news outlets and is becoming commonplace on social media. “Why …

    • Thoughts on Joe Biden’s debate meltdown
      Thursday, October 1

      In Tuesday’s Presidential Debate, Joe Biden was the instigator. It started quietly enough. An uninterrupted answer from Trump. One from Biden. …

Letters to the Editor
    • Vote for Democrats to help Mohawk Valley
      3 days ago

      2020 has been the year that has put our livelihoods, jobs, healthcare, and the survival of our communities on the line. Millions of people have …

    • America cannot afford another pandemic
      3 days ago

      President Trump is continuing to build the southern border wall. He also reached an agreement with Mexico for thousands of their troops to …

    • A tale of two representatives
      4 days ago

      As a farmer and small business owner, I have reached out to both Claudia Tenney and Anthony Brindisi, with markedly different results.  When …

Points of Pride
    • Bolstering public safety
      Tuesday, October 20

      Romans can look with pride on the latest example of the city’s programs to enhance public safety. Last week, Rome police and fire departments, …

    • Cooperation helps feed needy
      Tuesday, October 13

      It’s always gratifying to see how much cooperation can accomplish during tough times. That’s what we observed recently when the American …

    • Spotlight shines on SUNY Poly
      Tuesday, October 6

      College Raptor is a website where high school families can “find college matches, discover colleges that may offer them the best financial …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — Oct. 6, 2020

Tuesday, October 6
Anthony Tucci and Patricia A. O’Brien, both of Rome.

Silver — Fregoe

Friday, October 2
Martin R. Fregoe and Elizabeth M. Silver were married on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Transfiguration Church in Rome. The bride is the daughter of David and Carol Silver, Humaston Road. The bridegroom …

Marriage licenses — Oct. 4, 2020

Friday, October 2
Kristopher M. Harvey and Brittany A. Lynch, both of Rome. Joshua J. Haley and Rebecca L. Ford, both of the Town of Lee. Corey A. Warcup and Avery R. Jones, both of the Town of Lee. Gerardo S. Ramos …
Advancements & Graduations


3 days ago

First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 315-336-2610. Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 315-336-3341. Sun.11 a.m.  Friendship Baptist (independent), 4964 Rome-New London Road, …

More Living

Project Medication Lock-UP aims to reduce poisoning risk

Tuesday, October 20

Each year, 87% of visits to emergency departments for children ages 5 and under involve adult medications. Of those, 38% involve a grandparent’s medication. In an effort to help combat this …

Arts & Learning

Archaeologist gives virtual lecture Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 21

UTICA — Join Archaeologist David Staley to discover local history that has been buried for nearly a century or more. Staley explores two sites along the former Erie and Chenango canals in this …


Area movie theaters prep for reopening

5 days ago

Now that theaters have been given the OK by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to re-open its cinemas under COVID-19 guidelines that includes limited capacity, some local owners and operators are hoping to “see …


Sign-up for November Food $en$e

Friday, October 16

Registration for the November 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 …


No Christmas bazaar in Camden

Saturday, October 17

CAMDEN — Due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Camden United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar will not take place this year. Organizers said they hope to resume the church …