Danfoss, Griffiss Park parcel among key topics at forum on economic development in region

County MARCY — Further redevelopment for a 20-plus acre Griffiss park location that already has a Stewart’s Shop, and upcoming production at the Danfoss Silicon Power facility on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus, were among topics at an economic development forum. Those two projects were noted by Mohawk Valley EDGE President Steven DiMeo along with several other EDGE-related... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Tenney memo on Brindisi family roils 22nd District race

County Congressional candidate incumbent Claudia Tenney’s re-election campaign is tying Democratic challenger assemblyman Anthony Brindisi to his father representing organized crime defendants as an attorney years ago, and linking Brindisi backers to reported intimidation tactics against her staff. Brindisi backers cited language in the memo as playing to stereotypes of... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Woman accused of robbing Dollar Tree, punching manager

Public Safety Accused of stealing cleaning supplies from the Dollar Tree, a 35-year-old woman has been charged with felony robbery after law enforcers said she punched the store manager on her way out, according to local law enforcers. Police said Heather L. Leigh, of 804 W. Embargo St., tried to steal a few bottles of cleaning liquids from the Dollar Tree in Freedom Plaza at about 1:30... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Crash with FedEx truck sends Rome man to hospital for minor injuries, police say

Public Safety TOWN OF VERONA — A Rome man was hospitalized after a FedEx delivery truck turned into his path on Route 46 Wednesday afternoon, the Oneida County Sheriff’s department has reported. Sheriff’s deputies said the FedEx truck was stopped on the northbound shoulder of Route 46, with Brian McNally, 36, of Rome, approaching southbound. Deputies said the FedEx driver, 54-year-old David... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Husband, wife charged with assault following dispute

Public Safety A husband and wife have both been charged with assault following a domestic dispute on West Embargo Street early this morning, according to a report by local law enforcement officials. Police said Richard, 33, and Linda Fritz, 32, were in an argument over bills at their residence at 1:46 a.m. today. Police said Linda Fritz punched her husband in the face, causing a cut to his... 12:00pm 09/20/18

GOP’s Molinaro gets Picente endorsement

County UTICA -- Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro picked up the endorsement of fellow Republican and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Tuesday and met voters at a town hall in a downtown hotel. The Dutchess County executive made a campaign stop for the afternoon at Utica’s Delta Hotel by Marriott, formerly known as the Radisson, and was joined by Picente for a... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Oneida council OKs $8M bond for renovations to dam

Madison ONEIDA — Oneida’s Common Council approved on Tuesday a measure to borrow $8 million for renovations to the city’s dam in Annsville. Voters will now decide whether to approve the measure in elections on Nov. 6. City Clerk Sue Pulverenti said the city will mount a campaign to inform voters about the dam’s need for repairs in the run-up to the referendum, which she expects will... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Rome Lab funding could grow by $2M in new defense bill, senators say

County Federal funding of about $245 million for the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory, about $2 million more than fiscal 2018, is in the U.S. Senate’s approved fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill, said Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-NY. The bill is expected to pass the House of Representatives in the coming weeks, according to the senators’... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Job count up slightly

Oneida For the 12 month period that ended with August, the local job count grew slightly, with gains in private sector employment and losses in government jobs, according to state Labor Department statistics released today. The non-farm job count grew by 400, or 0.3 percent, over the last year. Private sector employment specifically fared well, gaining 900 jobs — 0.9 percent — to... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Old Town Hall, playground in Whitesboro to get state aid

Oneida State grants of $125,000 each are coming to renovate the Old Town Hall Building and to improve the Flagg Street Playground and Grove Place Little League Field, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, announced. The Old Town Hall Building was completed in 1807 and served for nearly 50 years as an Oneida County courthouse, according to Brindisi. “The Old Town Hall building has... 4:00pm 09/20/18

ACC quarterbacks solidify roles, strengthen league

College Sports BOSTON (AP) — Louisville is still looking for an heir to Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Boston College and Syracuse had quarterbacks coming back from injuries. Wake Forest was only looking for someone to fill-in while starter Kendall Hinton was suspended and may have found itself a long-term replacement Many of the Atlantic Coast Conference schools that had quarterback... 4:10pm 09/20/18

Shutout loss for Rome JV squad

Sports The Rome Free Academy junior varsity field hockey team, lost, 1-0 to New Hartford on the road Wednesday. Ella Freidel scored the only goal and Spartans goalkeeper Maddy Surace made one save to earn the shutout. RFA goalie Grace Matt made six saves. 4:00pm 09/20/18

Sports agate — Sept. 20, 2018

Sports Agate FIELD HOCKEY Camden 11, Whitesboro 2 Scoring (goals-assists): Camden, Mix (3-0), Walker (2-5), Alberico (1-2), Currie (2-0), Sullivan (3-1); Whitesboro, Mulligan (1-1), Steele (1-0). Goalie saves: Camden, Granger, 3; Whitesboro, Mahardy, 19. Halftime score: Camden 6, Whitesboro 1 VVS 3, Central Valley Academy 0 Scoring: VVS, Johnson (1-1), Estrella (1-0), Foster (1-0). Goalie... 4:00pm 09/20/18

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

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ starts RCT season

Entertainment Rome Community Theater will open its season with the musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”  The Tony Award winning musical by David Yazbeck and Jeffery Lane is based on the 1988 movie by the same name will be directed by Catherine Guditas.s The French Riveria is the setting for two con men to swindle beautiful rich women. Suave, seasoned and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson,... 4:00pm 09/20/18

‘Dogumentary’ follows quest of puppy litter

Entertainment Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the documentary “Pick of the Litter” from Friday, Sept. 21-Thursday, Sept. 27.  “Pick of the Litter” follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Jankiewicz performs Sunday

Entertainment OSCEOLA — The North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and Museum will host fiddler Henry Jankiewicz and band in concert on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and concertgoers are encouraged to browse the museum. Jankiewicz is an award winning musician, and is originally from Syracuse. His fiddling career spans several... 4:00pm 09/20/18