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Paint class fundraiser to aid RFA junior class; deadline today to register

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

A paint class fundraiser to benefit the Rome Free Academy junior class will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Kts Art and Design, 8597 Turin Road, according to a school district announcement. …

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Meetings — Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Thursday Board of Estimate and Contract, 8:30 a.m. Rome Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington Street.  Jervis Public Library Trustees, 4:30 p.m. In library, 613 N. Washington St. Didymus …

Movies — Dec. 12, 2018

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Cinema Capitol: Hitchcock: “Torn Curtain” (PG) 7. “Return of the Hero” 7:15. Rome Cinemas: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (R) 4, 6:30. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (PG-13) 4:20, 7:20. “Creed …

Meetings — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

2 days ago
Wednesday Common Council, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St.  BOCES, 4:30 p.m. Learning Center, Oneida Room, Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford. Annsville Town Board, 7 …
County

SUNY touts workshop on quantum science, engineering at Griffiss Institute

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
A two-day Quantum Science and Engineering workshop at the Griffiss Institute highlighted collaborative opportunities to expand academic, research and commercialization opportunities across the state, …

Carpenter re-elected as Lee fire commissioner

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
TOWN OF LEE — Incumbent Tracy Carpenter was re-elected to the town Board of Fire Commissioners in the election Tuesday night. Carpenter defeated challenged Michael Dibble by a 83-49 margin and …

State opens pair of problem-gambling help centers

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
New York state has opened the first two of five planned problem gambling centers funded by fees paid by commercial casinos, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced. The …

Sports agate — Dec. 12, 2018

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BASKETBALL Boys Notre Dame 92, RFA 76 ND — Warmack 15 9 39, Espinosa 1 2 5, Garrett 7 0 18, Lindsay 7 0 14, Luol 0 0 0, Fitzgerald 1 0 2, Ofari 7 0 14, Quinn 0 0 0, Neth 0 0 0, Roefaro 0 0 0, …

Obituaries

Linda J. Merchant

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Linda J. Merchant, 84, of Rome, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Colonial Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Born in Rome on September 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late …

Elizabeth M. (Dudash) Beckwith

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Elizabeth Dudash Beckwith died on December 3, 2018, at the Katherine Luther Residential Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Clinton; her home for more than six years. The daughter of Alex and …

James F. Cornish

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
James F. Cornish, age 83, formerly of Rome, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2018, at his winter home in Port St. John, FL. He was born December 10, 1934, in Rome a son of the late Willis and …
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Movie Reviews

Star dazzles in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Sunday, November 11

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a joyous celebration of all things Freddie Mercury and Queen, but it’s also the sort of musical biopic that alters history and follows familiar cliches in order to make a …

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Demolition of DeWitt Clinton Elementary

Tuesday, November 27

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Wind has pushed ice on Oneida Lake

Tuesday, November 27

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C-14 Touch and Go

Tuesday, November 27

Opinion
Our Opinion
    • All benefit when local charities thrive
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      We noticed an interesting item in the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal. It’s message was: All benefit when local charities thrive. The paper …

    • Paying attention while driving
      5 days ago

      A safe, courteous driver used to be defined as a motorist who obeyed speed limits, watched for pedestrians and avoided drinking alcohol behind …

    • Nicotine is nicotine
      Friday, December 7

      When electronic cigarettes came on the scene, they were billed as a tobacco alternative — a way for nicotine addicts to get the fix while …

Letters to the Editor
    • Dance studio has had major impact on Rome’s youth
      2 days ago

      One of Rome’s long-standing treasures is the John Hayes O’Neill Studio of Dance. Make no mistake of the influence Stephan and Shauna Jackson …

    • Keep leaves inside curb line
      Wednesday, December 5

      A final word on leaf collection? Fault on both sides. The city can’t wait for some certain date to collect leaves, when they are piled up for …

    • Critical for House to change its rules
      Tuesday, December 4

      Anthony Brindisi, along with the new Democratic House majority, does have the opportunity to find effective policies to deal with the persistent …

Points of Pride
    • Committed to energy efficiency
      3 days ago

      The city is strongly committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And, this point-of-view is reflected in the city’s decision to replace …

    • Forging strong partnerships
      Monday, December 3

      Congratulations to the Oneida Indian Nation Police, the highly trained officers and staff who have served the Oneida Nation and our region for …

    • Store displays artistic efforts
      Monday, November 26

      JCPenney and Rome Free Academy should be applauded for their cooperation in displaying the students’ artistic talents on the Freedom Plaza …

Living

View seeks design proposals for new addition

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

OLD FORGE — The View arts center is requesting design proposals for a new addition to its Eco Gallery, with the chosen design to be created and featured in the gallery. Design proposals must be …

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Arts & Learning

Holiday reading event in Remsen

Wednesday, December 5

REMSEN — Didymus Thomas Library on Main Street will host annual holiday readings by Jody Roos and Terri Judycki at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. They will again read some classic winter tales among …

Entertainment

Arc offers free concert Tuesday

5 days ago

ONEIDA — The Arc of Madison Cortland’s SunShine Choir, Wind Dancers, and Mighty Fortress will perform their annual Holiday Concert at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Sayles Street at 7 p.m. …

Health

Rome Y adds to fitness program leadership

3 days ago

The Rome branch of the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley has added the following fitness professionals to its leadership team to strengthen and expand its Wellness Department to better serve its members …

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Garden club announces drawing winners

Friday, December 7

The winners of the McConnellsville Garden Club’s Benefit Drawing are: Bill Sweatman, Betty Bruggeman, Betsy Gout, Diane O’Rourke, Deb Allen, Emily Gembalski, Rafaela Messmer, Lu Bulawa, Martha …

Religion

Community Center seeks donations

5 days ago

Rome Wesleyan Church’s Bread of Life Community Center, 401 N. Washington St., is in need of food and gift items, as well as monetary donations, as part of its outreach to support the needy during …

Seniors
Weddings and Engagements
    • Storey — Paczkowski
      Yesterday at 11:00 AM

      Barton Paczkowski and Anna C. Storey were married on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. The bride is the daughter …

    • Marriage licenses — Dec. 3, 2018
      Yesterday at 11:00 AM

      Joao Ricardo Amadeu Filho and Tessa Padgett Evanciew, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.

    • Madonia — Kerr
      Monday, November 5

      Brittany Madonia, daughter of Mike and Carrie Madonia, Lee Center, to John Kerr, son of Gary and Debra Kerr, Somers, Conn. Ms. Madonia, a …

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