BOE approves overseas trip; mulls association expense

Education A student travel club’s trip to Europe was approved with one opposing vote, while an approximately $11,000 membership in a statewide association was debated, in a resumption of prior Board of Education topics. The items were addressed Wednesday night by the board. • The board voted 6-1 to approve a Rome Free Academy Travel Club field trip to Italy and Greece from April 20-30... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Oneida Common Council reviews 2018 budget with water, police departments

Madison ONEIDA — Mayor Leo N. Matzke joined members of the Common Council Thursday evening to discuss the 2018 budget with Water Department Director Art Smolinski and Acting Police Chief Lt. Paul Thompson. Smolinski said he estimates that in 2018 the water department will sell $827 million worth of water to Oneida and surrounding areas including Stockbridge, Sherrill and Verona. The... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Gift sign-ups start Nov. 27 at rescue mission

Rome Rome Rescue Mission, 413 E. Dominick St., has announced Christmas sign-up dates Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any child in the community, up to age 13, is eligible to sign-0up to have Christmas gifts provided to them by the Rome Rescue Mission. Parents’ ID is required with proof of children in the household. This event is made possible by donations from... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Driver receives two DWI charges in one week

Public Safety TOWN OF TRENTON — A 57-year-old woman was charged with drunken driving on Route 12 Friday afternoon, nearly one week to the hour that she was previously charged with drunken driving on Route 12. Sheriff’s deputies said Monika E. Story, of Poland, was pulled over for driving the wrong way in the northbound lane of Route 12 at about 6:50 p.m. Friday. Deputies said Story was... 12:00pm 11/18/17

Steuben justice resigns following private investigation

Public Safety TOWN OF STEUBEN — Steuben Town Justice Robert C. Maclaughlin will vacate the bench by the end of the year after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct determined that he had investigated a drunken driving case on his own. Maclaughlin, who is not an attorney, has served as town justice since 1995. His current term was set to end in 2019. Maclaughlin signed a letter of... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Public Safety Logs — Nov. 18, 2017

Public Safety Mutual aid logTo report an emergency: 911Friday3:50 a.m. New Hartford and Edwards Ambulance, Oxford Road, accident.4:15 p.m. New Hartford and Edwards Ambulance, accident/injury. 4:00pm 11/18/17

Embrace righteous life in receipt of God’s grace

Religion “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. – Hebrews 12:15a We like to talk about our great attempts to help the people in our lives who annoy us. “If they would just listen to me.” “Let me tell you about the great lecture I gave my child and how strongly I told them they need to do all the right things.” Everyone nods their heads in... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Church gathers gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Religion DURHAMVILLE — Durhamville Baptist Church, 5294 Church St., like several across the country this past week, completed its collection of Christmas Shoe Boxes.  The collection of shoe boxes are part of the Operation Christmas Child which is a ministry of Samaritans Purse International Relief.  Churches fill these boxes with many different items from toys, school and personal care... 4:00pm 11/18/17