Pair charged after 51 meth pots seized in Madison County drug raid

Public Safety CITY OF ONEIDA — A total of 51 portable methamphetamine labs were seized during a drug raid on Canal Road in Madison County this week. Sheriff’s deputies said Brian A. James, 34, and Susan M. Klish, 59, were taken into custody during the raid at 1720 Canal Road. Deputies said the pair were involved in the large-scale production of meth, as well as the disposal of hazardous... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Pair named Officers of the Month for presidential preparations

Public Safety Rome Police Captain Dominic Corigliano and Lieutenant Mark P. Liddy are both honorees for Officer of the Month for August, the department has announced. Police officials said the two men were in charge of preparations for President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Griffiss International Airport on Aug. 13. Capt. Corigliano was in charge of planning and organizing traffic control,... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Three charged in hit and run accident in city Thursday

Public Safety Three people have been charged following a hit and run accident in a suspected stolen car at West Court and North Madison streets Thursday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials. Police said Jonathan C. Onley, 27, of 1323 Floyd Ave., took another person’s vehicle without permission, and on a suspended license, and then picked up two other people and their 1-year-old... 4:00pm 09/21/18

State sends letters to schools to warn of opioid dangers

Education The state has sent a letter to school districts as part of continued efforts to raise awareness of dangers of illegal fentanyl, other opioids, and synthetic cannabinoids, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. The letter details the risks, including death, that are associated with the drugs and reminds school districts of resources offered by the state to educate students and... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Valesky concedes primary but remains on November ballot

County Syracuse educator Rachel May emerged as the winner in the Democratic primary for state Senate District 53 Thursday, as incumbent David Valesky conceded after absentee and other outstanding votes were counted. Valesky, however, remains on the line of the Independence Party and Women’s Equality Party for the general election and said he hasn’t decided whether to actively... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Jervis joins National Voter Registration Day efforts

County National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday with the sole focus of registering citizens to vote that will be recognized Tuesday, Sept. 25. This year, Jervis Library joins libraries throughout the Mid-York Library System to observe the day. At Jervis, community volunteers will be on hand from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday to assist people wishing to register to vote... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Movies — Sept. 21, 2018

Meetings / Events Cinema Capitol: “Bel Canto” 4:15, 7:15. “Pick of the Litter” 4, 7. Rome Cinemas: “The House with a Clock in its Walls” (PG) 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40. “Life Itself” (R) 11:30, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:20. “Crazy Rich Asians” (PG-13) 1:30, 4:10. “The Meg” (PG-13) 6:50, 9:30. “The Nun” (R) 11:25, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50. “Peppermint” (R) 11:25, 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:25. “The Predator”... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Public Safety Logs — Sept. 21, 2018

Public Safety • 1:34 p.m. Vernon, Peterboro St., accident. • 1:49 p.m. Camden, accident/injury. • 5:38 pm Oriskanyand COCVAC Ambulance, motor vehicle accident. 9:54 p.m. Waterville, White St., Sangerfield, request to investigate. 4:00pm 09/21/18

Starting times for football games moved up

News Rome school officials have announced that the starting time for tonight's Rome Free Academy football game at Baldwinsville has been moved up to 6 o'clock because of the threat of thunderstorms later in the evening. The starting times for three other football games involving area teams were also moved up: Oneida will now host Chittenango at Veteran's Memorial Field at 5, Camden... 12:14pm 09/21/18

Unbeaten Syracuse meets familiar foe in struggling UConn

College Sports SYRACUSE (AP) — Unbeaten after three games for only the eighth time in eight decades, Syracuse concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday against a familiar foe that's struggling. With a game at No. 3 Clemson on the horizon in a week, looking past Connecticut (1-2) isn't an option for the Orange as they come off a convincing 30-7 victory over Florida State in their Atlantic... 4:10pm 09/21/18

Knights seek first victory in early kickoff against Bees

Sports The Rome Free Academy football team will start junior quarterback Christopher Orton and look to spread the ball around as the Black Knights take on the Baldwinsville Bees tonight. The game will take place at 6 in Baldwinsville, moved up 30 minutes because of the threat of thunderstorms. In other games on a busy Friday night, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill is at Cazeovia in a battle of... 4:10pm 09/21/18

Gaylord’s hat trick leads Adirondack past HP

Sports The Adirondack boys soccer team beat Holland Patent, 5-2, on Thursday as Alex Gaylord scored a three-goal hat trick for the Wildcats. The winners also got scores from Ethan Williams and Jacob Bowers as well. Adam Serra made seven saves in the win. Holland Patent’s Jack Mahanna scored twice and Jonathan Tolpa had three saves. Proctor defeated RFA, 2-1, in another boys soccer... 4:10pm 09/21/18

First modified soccer loss for Red Dogs

Sports The Westmoreland-Oriskany boys modified soccer team fell to 2-1 on the season with a 1-0 defeat to host Mount Markham on Thursday. Dakota Sill and Carson Dean combined to make 15 saves in goal for the Red Dogs. 4:00pm 09/21/18

4-H Youth Participate in Vernon Downs Track Tour

Home VERNON — The 4-H of Oneida County hosted an educational event focusing on the Standardbred racing industry on Aug. 11. Overall 15 youths and 20 4-H parents and volunteers participated from five counties, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango and Onondaga.   Rain could not keep the 4-H families from experiencing the joys of the track. The tour began at Vernon Downs with two... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Fall planting class Tuesday

Home OLD FORGE — A free Fall Planting Workshop, led by Bernie Armata from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be held at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Armata will discuss plants that are ideal for fall planting in Zone 3 and planting techniques, as well as a popular local topic, nuisance wildlife. The workshop is sponsored by the Old... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Sign-up for October Food $en$e

Home Registration for the October Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire Department, the First Baptist Church in Rome, and the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the Central New York Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to participate. There... 4:00pm 09/21/18

MVCC to present Emmy Award winning actor ‘One Love: An Evening with John Leguizamo’ Sept. 29

Entertainment Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus will host “One Love: An Evening with John Leguizamo” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center. Leguizamo, an Emmy Award-winning actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright, and screenwriter, first came to prominence on the lecture circuit touring the nation’s colleges and... 4:00pm 09/20/18