Rainy days are here again

County While the past several days have been almost idyllic, with sunny skies, warm temperatures and moderate humidity, the next several days might not be quite so enjoyable unless you’re a duck. According to the National Weather Service’s field office in Binghamton, a round of intense showers should hit the region tonight, bringing about an inch of rain to the area along with winds... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Assembly candidates McEvoy, Bova file signatures

County Assembly candidates Chad McEvoy in the 101st District and Dennis B. Bova, Jr. in the 119th District announced they have filed the required signatures with the state Board of Elections to run for those offices. Last week was the deadline for filing designating petitions for state/local offices. • McEvoy, running as a Democrat, also filed to run on the Working Families and... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Meetings — Monday, July 23, 2018

Meetings / Events Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency board of directors, 12:30 p.m. at 9882 River Road, Marcy. Boonville Village Board, 7 p.m. Village Office, 13149 State Route 12. Boonville Town Planning Board, 6 p.m. Town offices, 13149 State Route 12.  Floyd Town Board, special board meeting/work session, 7 p.m., Floyd Town Hall, 8299 Old Floyd Road. Sherrill City Commission, 7 p.m. City... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Lot sale approved for new Eye Care Center of Rome

County A $75,000 sale of a one-acre vacant Floyd Avenue parcel in conjunction with plans for a new Eye Care Center of Rome facility has been approved by the Griffiss Local Development Corp. (GLDC) board. The sale approval Thursday for the GLDC land, which is near Griffiss park, was to BRV Properties LLC, whose president is Dr. David Vinci, an optometrist who has been at Eye Care... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Sherrill expands tobacco use restrictions

County SHERRILL — The City of Sherrill has expanded on its policy prohibiting the use of tobacco in parks and recreation facilities from 2011 to include all city facilities and parks, and to include smokeless tobacco, vapor and e-cigarettes.  The city is committed to providing “a high quality of living for all residents,” it announced. It outlined its stance: The City of Sherrill... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Guilty plea in Utica homicide

Public Safety The Utica man who killed his girlfriend in May pleaded guilty in County Court Friday morning. Brian Brewczynski, 32, pleaded guilty before Judge Michael L. Dwyer to one count of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 49-year-old Cheryl Saupp, according to court officials. Brewczynski accepted a plea deal of 22 1/2 years in state prison. Brewczynski is scheduled to reappear... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Generals lose twice in dramatic fashion to Cortland Crush

Sports The Rome Generals dropped a pair of New York Collegiate Baseball League games to the Cortland Crush on the road on Friday, losing the first game, 11-10, on a walk-off hit and the second game, 10-9, also on a walk-off hit. In the opener, Pat Kenny and Joe Bramanti doubled and both Chris DeGiacamo and James Valenti tripled. Donald Stokes homered for the Generals. Kenny had two... 4:10pm 07/21/18

Trail Blazers get win over Watertown Rapids on road

Sports WATERTOWN — Coming back from the all-star break, the Adirondack Trail Blazers picked up a 10-7 road Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Watertown Rapids on Friday. Julio Marcano, Anthony Boselli and Mike Caruso all doubled for the Trail Blazers and Boselli drove in two runs. Jon Iadevaia also had two RBIs for Adirondack and David Marcano, Caruso and Hussey... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Spoiler Alert paces to feature triumph at Vernon Downs

Sports VERNON — Spoiler Alert, driven by Leon Bailey, won the featured $6,000 pace on Friday night at Vernon Downs. Spoiler Alert and Foundonabeach battled for the first half of the race with Spoiler Alert pulling ahead at the first quarter and Foundonabeach grabbing the lead just before hitting the halfway point. Foundonabeach held the lead until the three-quarter mile mark, but... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Free Floyd concert series features Fulton Chain Gang

Entertainment TOWN OF FLOYD — Floyd town park will host Dennis Buczek and the Fulton Chain Gang in concert on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. The following month, the Park will welcome Charlie Coville and the Floyd Community Ensemble on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Both concerts are free to attend, and light refreshments will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a... 4:00pm 07/21/18

Mohawk Valley Unitarian churches gather July 29

Religion Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica, 10 Higby Road, will be part of a combined service of the Unitarian Universalist Churches of the Mohawk Valley on Sunday, July 29. On that day, there will be no service in Utica.  Instead, Unitarian Universalist will worship together with Barneveld Universalist Church, St. Paul’s Universalist Church of Little Falls and the First... 4:00pm 07/21/18