Sewer line repair project on Erie Blvd. West back in spotlight

Rome The infrastructure problems on Erie Boulevard West were back in the spotlight at the Common Council meeting Wednesday. The commissioner of public works said the current repair project and its related report will be done by the time the council meets again in two weeks. The sewer line ruptured near Doxtator Street on Jan. 5 because of clogs and cracks. A bypass pump was set up... 4:10pm 02/23/17

DiBerardino nominated Cuomo for National Women’s Hall of Fame

County The recent selection of Matilda Cuomo, the state’s former first lady, for the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls followed a nomination by Frank P. DiBerardino of Rome. DiBerardino said he researched and wrote the nomination form that would help lead to Cuomo’s selection for induction into the hall. Her selection was announced Feb. 7. DiBerardino said he has been... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Rome Clean and Green receives award

Rome Rome Clean and Green has received the President’s Circle Award recognition from Keep America Beautiful. Presented at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C., the award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national non-profit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. In qualifying for a President’s Circle... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Oneida engineer updates rail trail progress

County ONEIDA — City Engineer Jon Rauscher explained changes to the city’s ongoing rail trail project and answered questions about its impact during Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting. The Oneida Rail Trail is an 11.3-mile, multi-use trail being built on three railroad beds that encircle the city. The trail’s northern section is under the auspices of Madison County and runs from... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Madison County man charged with fraud

Public Safety ONEIDA — A Madison County man is accused of unlawfully receiving more than $5,000 in public assistance. Sheriff’s deputies said Francis W. Dieteman, 38, of Oneida, fraudulently filed for public assistance with the county Department of Social Services by failing to report the total earned income from his computer business. Deputies said Dieteman received $5,029 in public... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Autopsy report: Utica man shot in chest

Public Safety The 54-year-old man killed in Utica early Tuesday was shot in the chest, according to the autopsy report. Police said Theodore Talerico suffered a bullet wound to his chest in the 600 block of Kirkland Street and his body was found at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the death has been ruled a homicide and the investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made so far.... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Woman suffers medical emergency

Public Safety A 42-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency while behind the wheel of her SUV on Wednesday, leading to a minor collision in the parking lot at Walmart on Rome-Taberg Road. Sheriff’s deputies said Debra Allen, of Rome, was driving through the parking lot in her 2009 Honda CRV at about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday when she suffered a medical issue and lost control of the vehicle.... 4:00pm 02/23/17