Heat wave prompts swim extension at Delta Lake

County The continued run of unusually warm weather has prompted a further extension of the swimming season this weekend at Delta Lake State Park. “If visitors wish to take advantage of the beautiful weather coming up, we are extending swimming” at the park on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., state Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation spokesman Randy Simons said today.... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Hoag named Officer of Month

Public Safety Patrolman Scott W. Hoag has been named the Officer of the Month for August with the Rome Police Department. Hoag is currently assigned as the school resource officer for both Strough Middle School campuses. Officials said Hoag has been a great role model and mentor to youth in the community, and leads by community with both his students and new officers. Hoag is being honored... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Premier Aviation to sell some Canadian operations, says Griffiss facility not affected

Oneida Canada-based Premier Aviation Overhaul Center is selling two of its three Canadian operations, but says the aircraft maintenance facility at Griffiss International Airport is not affected by the transaction. “It’s business as usual for Quebec [City, Quebec, Canada,] and Rome,” David Diggle, Premier’s vice president for marketing, sales and service,” said Wednesday when asked... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Purchases, social worker on school board agenda

Education Equipment purchases including new food service ovens and an air filter supply, plus some staffing approvals, are among items being considered by the Board of Education tonight. The board’s meeting was set for 6:30 p.m. today at Stokes Elementary School, 9095 Turin Road in Lee. On the agenda: • A resolution calls for awarding a contract for two Rational Combi Ovens for a total... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Police seek info in break-in

Public Safety Police are looking for the public’s help in finding the suspects responsible for a break-in to a home in the 500 block of William St. early Wednesday. Patrols responded to a report of a home invasion at 1:22 a.m. Detective Commander James Boyer said “items were taken” from the house. Witnesses were home when the incident occurred, he said, adding police are looking for two or... 4:00pm 09/21/17

HP girls swim to sixth victory

Sports The Holland Patent girls swimming and diving team earned its sixth win of the season as the Golden Knights defeated host Adirondack, 97-84, on Wednesday. Holland Patent’s Johanna Sherman captured the 1-meter diving event, the 100-yard butterfly, and was on the winning 200 medley relay with Arianna Lange, Jenna Mazza and Olivia Smith. Lange won the 200 individual medley and the... 4:10pm 09/21/17

Country singer to perform at MVCC

Entertainment Country music singer-songwriter Seth Ennis will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus, in Schafer Theater at the Information Technology Building. Admission is $10 general, $5 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. Ennis is “a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with his own eclectic brand of country music,” said MVCC. His... 4:00pm 09/21/17

Concert postponed

Entertainment The Utica-based band Classified has re-scheduled their Friday, Sept. 22 concert at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St., Oneida, to Nov. 22, 8-11 p.m., because of an unexpected scheduling conflict. Admission is free. For more information call 315-363-8525  or go online to www.kalletciviccenter.org. 4:00pm 09/21/17