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Lawmakers call on state to allow bowling centers to reopen

2 days ago

Three local bowling alley owners and four local members of the state Legislature called on the governor to let bowling reopen with pandemic safety guidelines in place. They met outside King Pin Lanes …


Camden woman accused of threatening another person with knife

3 days ago

TOWN OF CAMDEN — A 48-year-old woman is accused of threatening another person with a knife on Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials. Deputies said Michele M. Brooks, 48, of Camden, held a …

Funeral notices — Aug. 8, 2020

Yesterday at 10:26 AM

BOSLEY — Richard C. Bosley, 86, of Sauquoit, on July 28, 2020. Private services, no calling hours. Arrangements by John L. Matt Funeral Home, Chadwicks-New Hartford. CHUDYK — Darlene M. Chudyk, …


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Eleanor Adela (Byra) Thayer

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
CLINTON, NY — Mrs. Eleanor Adela Thayer passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020 at Faxton St. Luke’s Health Care in New Hartford, … Read More

Paul C. Pfeiffer

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Paul C. Pfeiffer, 80, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 19, 1939 … Read More

Thomas Joseph McMaster

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Thomas Joseph McMaster was born April 6, 1948 in Johnson City, NY, the second-born son of Arthur W. McMaster, Jr. and Rita V. … Read More

Darlene M. Chudyk

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Darlene M. Chudyk, age 67, of Rome, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020. She was born April 12, 1953, in Rome, the daughter of … Read More

Lyle J. Seelman

2 days ago
CONSTABLEVILLE — Lyle J. Seelman, 86, formerly of Junction Road, Fish Creek and a former resident of Verona, passed away on Tuesday, … Read More
Local Sports

Shamrock Golf and Country Club: A family legacy

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

(Twelfth in a Series) WHITESTOWN — The Rome Sentinel Golf Tour rolled down to Shamrock Golf and Country Club this week. “My father came here in 1972,” owner Matt Reed said. “We leased the …

Public Safety

Memories of Rome - Part 2

Sunday, August 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Part 2 of a two-part excerpt of an article which appeared in the Daily Sentinel’s Friday evening Feb. 24, 1888 edition with the heading “Recollection of Rome: …

Clinton Record

Don’t tell Steve Hale ‘it can’t be done’

3 days ago

FRANKFORT — Clinton native Steve Hale has made a lifetime habit of accomplishing what others have told him is impossible. After 16 years of ups and down, he’s now taking that attitude right to …

Our Opinion
    • The wall collapse that didn’t quite happen
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      It looked as though nature had registered its opinion of President Donald Trump’s border wall. Hurricane Hanna pummeled southern Texas, …

    • The answer is...class
      2 days ago

      We recently observed two milestones for long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek: He turned 80, and his memoir hit the shelves. For more than …

    • Pleasure protection program?
      4 days ago

      Partying during a pandemic is bad enough. Profiting off it is downright criminal. Consider the case of David T. Hines, a Florida man whose …

Letters to the Editor
    • Jervis Library is a valuable asset
      3 days ago

      Rome's Jervis Public Library is among our most valuable le assets. The current COVID-19 pandemic has seriously perturbed its operation, and we …

    • Let us end racism; we are all Americans
      Saturday, August 1

      Wake up America! It’s time for action. Our country needs to stop racial identifications that are listed with crime victims’ names. Aren’t …

    • Why Brindisi is clear choice in November
      Friday, July 31

      In 2016, nobody represented change more than President Trump. Now, grandstanding and abrasiveness have become the norm on both sides. This …

Points of Pride
    • A successful expansion
      5 days ago

      Despite these challenging times, construction has continued at the future Cold Point site near the old Rome Cable tower. The Cold Point project …

    • Commendations well deserved
      Tuesday, July 28

      Division Commendations were well deserved by two Madison County deputies for helping to rescue a man who was pinned beneath a lawn tractor in …

    • Dedication to beautification
      Tuesday, July 21

      We all should be grateful to the Gardeners of Rome for their hard work in creating and preparing several community projects that help beautify …


Finding hope during the pandemic

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness….On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.” These words of …

More Living

EEE virus found in Madison County test

Tuesday, July 28

SULLIVAN — Madison County Health Department was notified by the state Department of Health Wadsworth Laboratory that a mosquito pool from a trap located on Moore Road in the Town of Sullivan has …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, July 28

      Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Proia of Rome celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with a private dinner at Teddy’s hosted …

    • Alzheimer’s Association announces upcoming virtual support meetings
      Tuesday, July 28

      Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, the Alzheimer’s Association has transitioned its support groups from in-person …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, July 21

      Mr. and Mrs. Acey Wilburn of Rome, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Wilburn and the former Charlotte Harvey …

Arts & Learning

Battle of Oriskany topic of virtual lecture

Wednesday, July 29

The story of the Battle of Oriskany on August 6, 1777 has been passed down for generations, but how much do we really know about General Nicholas Herkimer and the Tryon County Militia? As historical …


Alliance Classical Players, B Sharp join forces for virtual music project

Thursday, July 30

Despite the cancellation of indoor music events due to the pandemic, the Alliance Classical Players (ACP) of Rome and the B Sharp Musical Club have been busy creating virtual music projects.   …


Free masks, hand sanitizer for farmers

Friday, July 24

LOWVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County and the state Department of Agricultural and Markets are partnering to provide supplies to benefit the health and safety of farmers and …


August events announced at New Hartford retreat center

Saturday, August 1

NEW HARTFORD — St. Margaret’s Ecumenical & Retreat Center has a variety of offerings in August. The retreat center at 47 Jordan Road is open to the public. Highlights include: Wednesday, Aug. …

Weddings and Engagements

Charney — Westervelt

Friday, July 31
Lucas Westervelt and Hannah Charney were married on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Echo Lake in Boonville. The bride is the daughter of Leonard and Bonnie Charney, Westernville. The bridegroom is the son …

Marriage licenses — July 3, 2020

Friday, July 3
Nicholas J. Kordziel and Ashli A. Owens, both of Boonville. Donald L. Kimball IV and Patience E. Hilts, both of Rome. Dezarie N. McIntyre and Rachael D. Standen, both of Camden. Thomas H. Voci and …

Marriage licenses — June 7, 2020

Friday, June 5
Antonino T. DiMarco and Sebastiana R. Spurna, both of Rome. David C. L. Daniels and Abigail J. Nickles, both of Rome. Zachary C. Carey and Christina A. Falvo, both of Rome. Clifford Grayer Jr. and …
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