$9M swift water rescue training center opens in Whitestown

Public Safety WHITESTOWN — When flood waters rise and swift rapids course through the streets, area rescue personnel need specific training and equipment before they can begin saving people in need. That swift water rescue training is now available at a new 7-acre facility that recently opened at the state Preparedness Training Center on Airport Road in Whitestown. The $9 million Swift... 4:10pm 07/17/18

Man accused of having sex with underage girl

Public Safety VILLAGE OF VERNON — A 37-year-old man is accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 15 in Vernon, according to area law enforcement officials. Cory L. Mills, 37, of Canastota, Madison County, had sex with a girl under the age of 15 in Vernon, according to the county Child Advocacy Center. Mills was taken into custody on Monday by Inv. C.J. Paravati and Inv. Frederick... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Camden schools to establish two special patrol officers

Education CAMDEN — The Camden school district is establishing two special patrol officer (SPO) positions for the upcoming 2018-19 year to provide increased security of school buildings, the district announced Monday. The district will contract with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department to hire the positions, which will be filled by retirees with a background in law enforcement. SPOs... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Police outline Law Enforcement Day schedule

Public Safety The Rome Police Department’s annual Law Enforcement Day will kick off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Franklyn’s Field. The annual event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. with a free fireworks show at dusk. The Law Enforcement Day event features a wide array of exhibits and demonstrations — from the latest in crime-fighting technology and specialized... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Bellamy Community Awards names master of ceremonies

Rome Lenny Giardino will be the master of ceremonies for the sixth annual Francis J. Bellamy Community Awards Breakfast to be held at 8 on Aug. 28, at The Beeches, the awards committee has announced. Giardino, of Taberg, is vice president of educational services for Upstate Cerebral Palsy. He is a member of the Bellamy Awards Committee. Community awards will be presented at the... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Coupons for seniors offered Friday at Farmer’s Market

Rome The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program will visit the Downtown Market on Friday, July 20 to distribute coupons to low-income seniors.  The program provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. They are made... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Event to raise funds for R-CATS

Rome The R-CATS Program is hosting another “Get Together” fund raiser 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at Wendy’s, 401 Erie Blvd. W. During this event, the program will receive a donation of 10 percent of all sales for dine-in, take-out and drive-thru to help cover the costs to spay/neuter and vaccinate homeless cats in Rome.   Those who want to help support the program another way... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Meetings — Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Meetings / Events Annsville Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 9196 Main St., Taberg. Augusta Town Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 185 N. Main St. Forestport Town Board, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 12012 Woodhull St. Holland Patent Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Board Room, Annex, 9601 Main St. Lewis Planning Board, 7 p.m., Municipal Building, 1039 State Route 26, West Leyden. Steuben Planning Board, 6 p.m.... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Public Safety Logs —July 17, 2018

Public Safety Mutual aid logTo report an emergency: 911Monday7:27 a.m. Waterville and COCVAC Ambulance, accident.2:02 p.m. New Hartford and Edwards Ambulance, Library Lane, accident.2:05 p.m. New Hartford, Higby Road, wires down.3:58 p.m. Verona and Vineall Ambulance, Old Oneida Road, accident.4:36 p.m. Lee Center and AmCare Ambulance, accident/injury.5:33 p.m. Maynard, Hayes Road,... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Hall to honor state champion RFA hockey teams

Sports Rome Free Academy’s state hockey championship squads from the 1985-86 and 1987-88 seasons are this year’s honorees for the Rome Sports Hall of Fame’s Ellie Bruce Exceptional Team of Excellence Award. Those two squads coached by Rome Sports Hall of Famer Dick Meiss will be recognized during the 42nd annual Hall of Fame awards dinner to be held on Sunday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m.... 4:10pm 07/17/18

All-Stars represented by artifacts in Cooperstown

Sports COOPERSTOWN— Thirty-five of the players named to participate in tonight’s All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. are represented by artifacts in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, according to Hall officials. These are the players on the All-Star Game roster with artifacts in the Museum’s collection: • Jose Abreu (White Sox):  Bat used during April of 2014 when he... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Rome Generals outscored by Cortland in NYCBL loss

Sports The Rome Generals suffered an 8-1 loss to New York Collegiate Baseball League foe Cortland on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader at DeLutis Field. Rome Free Academy graduate Derrick Miller scored the lone run for the Generals, who fell to 15-20. Alex Vazquez had a pair of hits to lead Rome and Patrick Kenny drove in the only run. Shaun Gamelin (3-2) went two innings on... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Sports agate — July 17, 2018

Sports Agate District V American Legion Playoffs Sunday Game 1: Oriskany 4, Sherrill 3 Game 2: Whitestown 5, New Hartford 1 Game 3: Adrean Post 6, Smith Post 2 Game 4: Utica 8, Ilion 2 Tuesday Game 5: New Hartford at Smith, 5:30 p.m. Game 6: Ilion at Sherrill, 5:30 Game 7: Adrean at Whitestown, 5:30 Game 8: Oriskany at Utica, 5 4:00pm 07/17/18

New York Mills school reunion slated for Aug. 4

Senior Alumni of New York Mills Union Free School District will gather for a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 4, Daniele’s Banquet in New Hartford. “This gathering includes all alumni, students, faculty and staff from any graduating year over the course of 105 years,” said Don Bombace, reunion chair. A Friday gathering at Roselawn in New York Mills starts the event, followed Saturday with... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Sign-up for wine trail trip

Senior Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host a trip following the Thousand Island Wine Trail on Sunday, Aug. 19. From sweet, semi-dry, to dry wines, there is something promised for everyone’s taste. Cost is $85, or $70 for members. Participants will experience wine tastings from Coyote Moon Vineyards, Northern Flow Vineyard and the Thousand Islands Winery, including... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Dorfman to host fundraiser dinner

Senior Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the center. Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, coffee and tea will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Music will be provided by DJ Frank Belmont. Cost is $15 per person, or $10 for take-out. Dinner will begin promptly at 5 p.m. For more... 4:00pm 07/17/18

Ladies breakfast club meets July 27

Senior “The Ladies of the Dorf” Breakfast Club at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will now meet for a monthly breakfast on the last Friday of the month. The first meeting will be held from 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 27. Lisa Martin, event coordinator at the Utica Zoo, will be guest speaker. Cost is $3 or $4 for non-members. Those interested in attending must register by... 4:00pm 07/17/18