Utica man accused of abuse of disabled child

Public Safety A Utica man was charged back on Dec. 5 as a result of an investigation into the abuse of a disabled child. Utica Police Inv. Eric Scorzafava and Sheriff's Inv. C.J. Paravati said Philip J. Kistner, 36, was charged with one count of first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, a class E felony. Kistner was arraigned in Utica City Court... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Westmoreland man, 33, accused of sex abuse

Public Safety WESTMORELAND — A 33-year-old man was charged with having sex with a girl younger than 11-years-old. State Police Major Philip T. Rougeux and Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, of the county Child Advocacy Center, said David R. Seelman, of Westmoreland, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. He was... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Capitol Theatre to host Tuba Christmas on Tuesday

Entertainment For the 13th consecutive year Rome’s Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., will host the annual Tuba Christmas concert. This year’s event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. As in past years tuba, euphonium, baritone and sousaphone players from throughout the region will perform Christmas music on the Capitol stage. Approximately 30 musicians are expected to participate. Musical... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Council unveils last agenda for 2017

Rome As part of the last Common Council meeting of the year Wednesday, there will be legislation to eliminate public parking for most of the south side of the 300 block of West Dominick Street to allow for Centro bus parking. The legislation, however, comes three weeks after the signs went up and two weeks since the city started writing tickets for those who parked in the area. The... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Authorities: Menacing report in Floyd appears unfounded

Public Safety TOWN OF FLOYD — Deputies responded to a report of menacing with a handgun at the intersection of Rickmeyer and New Floyd roads this morning. Deputy Matthew Bauer said he responded to the incident at about 6:20 a.m. On arrival, deputies and troopers from State Police at Remsen located the caller at his home on New Floyd Road and the second person involved at their residence on... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Property acquisition process starts for new downtown Utica hospital

County The property acquisition process for the new downtown Utica hospital is moving ahead, according to an announcement by local officials involved with the project. Mohawk Valley Health System has hired the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm to send option agreements to property owners whose appraisals have been completed and approved by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Progressive Politics lecture Wednesday

Arts & Learning Peter F. Cannavo, associate professor of government and director of environmental studies at Hamilton College, will present “Civic Republicanism, Non-Domination, and Self-Government: Informing a New Progressive Politics,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica. Cannavo asks: “How might an almost forgotten political tradition be relevant... 4:00pm 12/11/17