Cazenovia man accused of killing girlfriend, fleeing with children after dispute

Public Safety CAZENOVIA — A Madison County man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death at their home on East Lake Road. State police said Stephen Schumejda then grabbed their children and fled to his mother’s house in Delaware County — over two hours away — before calling 9-1-1. Amy Bradstreet, 44, was found dead inside her home at 4481 East Lake Road Monday morning after Schumejda... 4:00pm 09/02/14

Study shows potential value, future uses of former school

Education The former Fort Stanwix school has a market value of about $529,000 based on sale prices for similar properties in the region, according to an appraisal prepared for the Rome school district. The vacant 110 W. Linden St. site also could instead generate an estimated net annual operating income of about $38,540 if it were leased to a tenant such as a non-profit organization,... 4:00pm 09/02/14

Lawmaker: Like students, legislators should return to Albany

County Assemblyman Kenneth Blankenbush, R-117, Beaver River, who represents 10 towns in Oneid County, says as young people return to school this week, so state legislators should return to Albany to take up education-related matters. “School is about to begin again, and we cannot leave our students and teachers by the wayside,” said the state lawmaker, whose district includes a part... 4:00pm 09/02/14

Cancer support forum Monday

County The Regional Cancer Center’s monthly support forum for patients and cancer survivors will be Monday at 6 p.m. at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica, in the cancer center’s Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of the Faxton campus, 1676 Sunset Ave. The guest speaker will be Kirsten Huyck, a board-certified oncology nutrition specialist for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. She... 4:00pm 09/02/14

Steuben honors Brett with award

County STEUBEN — John Brett was honored with a Community Service Award for his outstanding contributions and long record of service to Steuben and the surrounding communities at the 88th annual Steuben Old Home Days on Aug. 23 and 24. He was presented with the award at the afternoon program held in the Steuben Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 24, by Steuben Old Home Day Association... 4:00pm 08/30/14

VVS soccer squads claim tourney titles

Sports The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys and girls soccer teams came away with championship victories at the Sherburne-Earlville Tournament over the weekend. The VVS boys got into Saturday’s title game by grabbing a 1-0 win over Central Valley Academy on Friday off of Austin Lynch’s goal on an assist by Nick Metzger and goalkeeper Justin VanDuLuitgaarden’s four saves to preserve the... 4:10pm 09/02/14

Registration starts for Crohn’s, Colitis Take Steps Walk

Health The Upstate Northeastern Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will host the fourth annual Take Steps Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Masonic Care Community in Utica.  to pre-register or donate, visit www.cctakesteps.org/utica. Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and the walk will follow at 3:30 p.m. The walk encourages those living with Crohn’s and colitis,... 4:00pm 09/02/14

Dorfman fitness classes start soon

Senior Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., is offering new fitness classes starting this month. To register, contact the senior center at 337-8230. Scheduled are: • Body Sculpting: Starts Monday, Sept. 8, 1-2 p.m. The class involves the use of dumbbells and exercise bands to strengthen and tone muscles. Balance, flexibility, and relaxation are included. Weights and bands... 4:00pm 09/02/14