Dogs, trash and station on council agenda

Rome Dogs, garbage and the derelict train station are among this week’s agenda items for the Common Council. The seven-member body meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at City Hall, 198 N. Washington St. Councilor A. Robert Tracy, R-7, is sponsoring a measure that he says would “give some legislative teeth” to the city’s existing ordinances on dogs. Tracy said that a... 4:00pm 11/13/18

RFA hoop home games scheduled for high school

Education The Rome Free Academy boys varsity basketball team is scheduled to play home games again this season at the RFA gym, although its prior longtime home site at Strough Middle School is available after being off-line the past two seasons during a Strough renovation. The use of the RFA gym at Griffiss park, instead of Stan “Buddy” Evans Gym at Strough’s 801 Laurel St. facility... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Two municipalities balk at zeroing-out gaming revenue sharing

County Augusta Supervisor Suzanne Collins and Vernon village trustee Joe D’Agostino told Oneida County lawmakers that when it comes to renegotiating how to use revenue from Oneida Indian Nation gaming, a deal is a deal. Collins and D’Agostino went to Monday evening’s public hearing in Rome on the 2019 county budget and told members of the Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee that... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Crash sends one to hospital in Floyd

Public Safety TOWN OF FLOYD — One passenger was hospitalized after a sports-utility vehicle lost control in the morning snow and crashed into a tree on Camroden Road, according to law enforcement officials. Sheriff’s deputies said Earl Gwin, 50, of Rome, was southbound on Camroden Road at about 8:13 a.m. when he lost control of his 2011 Dodge Caravan on the snow and slush-strewn roadway.... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Contractor charged with stealing

Public Safety The owner and operator of Upstate Choice Contracting has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars for faulty work. State police said Robert Andrejov, 46, of 7047 Curry Hill Road, Trenton, owned Upstate Choice Contracting, a company that took money for home improvements or repairs and either never finished the work or never even started. State police said Andrejov... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Family displaced by fire

Public Safety TOWN OF KIRKLAND — A family of three has been displaced from their home following a fire on Dugway Road late Monday night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to authorities. Clinton Fire Chief Jim Scoones said the fire started on a side porch, and the family escaped without injury and called 9-1-1 at about 10:20 p.m. The 2 1/2-story residence at 7433... 4:00pm 11/13/18

RFA Select Choir, Orchestra host event

Education The Rome Free Academy Select Choir and Chamber Orchestra will present a “Coffee and Carols” fundraiser on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Spressos Coffeehouse, 160 Brooks Road. Tickets are $8 presale, and $10 at the door. Tickets are available from select choir and chamber orchestra members. Proceeds will benefit a field trip to SUNY Potsdam in December, according to a school... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Meetings — Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Meetings / Events Common Council, 7 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St.  Madison-Oneida BOCES, 4:30 p.m. Learning Center, Oneida Room, Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford. Augusta Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 185 N. Main St., Oriskany Falls.  Camden Water and Sewer Board, 7 p.m. Village offices, 14 Church St. Floyd Board of Fire Commissioners, 7 p.m. Fire station, 8367... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Political event Saturday at Utica library

Meetings / Events UTICA — The Utica Public Library will host Barbara Bartoletti, former New York League of Women Voters Legislative Director, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in the second floor Gallery Room. Attendance is free. The event begins with registration and refreshments at 10 a.m., followed by Bartoletti’s speech at 10:30 a.m. Bartoletti will discuss her experiences as a government... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Notre Dame plans to open with Book against Syracuse

College Sports SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book should be back as the No. 1 quarterback for No. 3 Notre Dame this week. Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday that Book, who missed Notre Dame’s victory against Florida State on Saturday night with an upper body injury, is expected to practice today. If there are no setbacks, Book will reclaim his starting spot over Brandon Wimbush, Kelly said. Book... 4:10pm 11/13/18

Comets sign forward to PTO

Sports UTICA — The Utica Comets have signed forward Tony Cameranesi to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. Cameranesi, 25, has appeared in 12 games this season with the Manchester Monarchs, scoring 12 points including seven goals. He has also appeared in 71 career AHL games, including 34 with Utica last year, and has tallied 17 points including nine goals. Prior to turning pro, the... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Sports agate — Nov. 13, 2018

Sports Agate KING PIN LANES Franklin Hotel League Tristan Tormey, 299. Jim Latshaw, 782; Josh Talbot, 754; Robert Rieck, 728; Merle Foster, 726; Doug Williams II, 705; Tristan Tormey, 704; Paul Louis III, 694; Tyler Tormey, 691; Robert Rieck II, 667; David Seaton, 665; Charles Kipp, 658; Thomas Hluska, 654; Jenn Crisan, 651; Jonathon Fogg, 644; Robert Kipp, 624; Gregory C. Korzec, 615;... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Sports calendar — Nov. 13, 2018

Sports Wednesday’s Schedule...ProfessionalHockey — American Hockey League: Utica at Belleville, 7.CollegeBasketball — Nazareth at Colgate, 7.Note: The schedule for some events is weather-permitting. For calendar updates, visit: 2:00pm 11/13/18

"Overloard" is the nightmare after Halloween that makes dreams come true

SevenDay It's a shame that "Overlord" has come out now instead of a month ago, because this World War II horror film should have been the Halloween chiller that everybody was talking about. Instead, it's probably going to be wrongfully ignored in favor of the new cartoon Grinch movie. If you don't have children to worry about, find the time to take in the insane body horror of... 4:00pm 11/13/18

Heritage Doll Club meets Saturday

Senior NEW HARTFORD — The Heritage Doll Club of Central New York meets at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at New Hartford Public Library, 2 Library Lane. New adult members are welcome. For information, call 315-732-8155. 4:00pm 11/13/18

Eat Smart program Friday

Senior Cornell Cooperative Extension will present the Eat Smart New York program at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the Wellness Room at Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St. Call 315-337-8230 to reserve a seat. Local seniors may join Eat Smart New York to learn simple, inexpensive tips on how to eat healthy and be active to improve health. Sessions include tips, easy-to-prepare... 4:00pm 11/13/18

RCT topic of Lunch & Learn

Senior Lunch & Learn at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will feature Arnold Galin and Denise Morganti, who will give a presentation on “Script to Stage,” with a look behind the scenes at Rome Community Theater, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The menu will include chili with white rice, crackers, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $6 or $5 for members. For more... 4:00pm 11/13/18