Pair of Vienna houses on fire

Public Safety 1:26pm 04/28/16

Rome man charged with kiddie porn

Public Safety A 32-year-old Rome man has been charged with possessing kiddie porn on his computer. Marcy-based state police said Marcus W. Castleberry, of 115 Rose Lane, sent images of child pornography over the Internet to an undercover FBI agent in Virginia. A search warrant was then executed on Castleberry’s apartment on April 22 and his computer was seized. Authorities said Castleberry... 11:42am 04/28/16

Oneida solar suit dismissed

County ONEIDA — State Supreme Court Judge Kevin M. Dowd has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the City of Oneida by a group of 30 Oneida Heights residents who had been seeking to block the construction of a 2.8 megawatt solar array along the Baker Reservoir in their neighborhood. Dowd said it was filed too late. While the solar power company GroSolar could move the solar array to a... 4:00pm 04/27/16

DC electric line under canal, Hudson River proposed

County An estimated $1.5 billion power transmission project involving a below-surface connection from Marcy to New York City has been proposed. Empire State Connector Corp. on Tuesday filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authority to negotiate transmission service agreements for the 260-mile high-voltage direct current electric transmission line, the... 4:00pm 04/27/16

Former art center director gets position at MVCC

Education Kelly Fleming, former executive director of the Rome Art and Community Center (RACC), has been appointed as Volunteer Generation Project Coordinator at Mohawk Valley Community College. In the new, grant-funded position, Fleming will manage operations and grant-related personnel for the Mohawk Valley Volunteer Generation Grant, plus coordinate and promote program volunteers,... 4:00pm 04/27/16

Sports calendar — April 28, 2016

Sports Tonight’s Schedule...ProfessionalHockey — AHL Calder Cup Playoffs: Albany at Utica, first round Game 4, 7.Scholastic boysBaseball — Carthage at Camden, 5. Friday’s Schedule...ProfessionalHarness racing — Vernon Downs, first post 6:45.Scholastic boysBaseball — Stop DWI Classic at Murnane Field: Holland Patent vs. Whitesboro, 4:30; Oneida vs. VVS, 7.Golf — RFA at Notre Dame,... 2:00pm 04/28/16

Do-or-die for Comets again tonight at Aud

Sports UTICA — The Utica Comets find their backs against the wall once again as they head into a do-or-die Game 4 of the North Division semifinals against the Albany Devils tonight at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Puck drop is slated for 7 o’clock. Fans are again encouraged to don white and arrive early to participate in pre-game festivities. Doors will open at 5:35 p.m. and fans... 11:38am 04/28/16

Silent art auction this weekend

Arts & Learning UTICA — The Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Higby Road, is hosting a silent art auction on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The auction features paintings and ceramics by Sunithi Bajeckel. The winners will be announced Sunday at 3 p.m. On the net: uuutica.org/art.html 4:00pm 04/27/16