Deansboro design company uses drones to take lofty video footage

Business DEANSBORO — Charles Thompson’s video production company has been taking flight since incorporating drone technology this past fall. On Aug. 29, the Federal Aviation Administration made it legal for companies to use drones for commercial work. Thompson, who began No Sheep Designs as a web development company in 2000 and added video production in 2009, took and received his... 4:00pm 12/02/16

Temporary site switch in the works for incoming County Court judge

Public Safety Newly elected County Court Judge Robert L. Bauer will not take that bench at the start of the new year, but will instead switch seats with a newly elected judge from Onondaga County for a few months. The reason is because both judges were elected from their respective District Attorney’s Offices. Court officials want to avoid any possibility of a conflict of interest on the... 4:00pm 12/02/16

Landscaping business seeks use variance for Rome-Westernville Road parcel

Rome The Zoning Board of Appeals will review a new request related to a proposed plant nursery and landscaping business on Rome-Westernville Road when it meets next on Wednesday. The five-member volunteer board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Common Council chambers at City Hall. The new appeal is from Peter and Rebecca Jones, who are seeking a use variance. They are... 4:00pm 12/02/16

Comptroller sites taxpayers savings from refinancing debt

County Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano is seeking approval from the Board of Legislators to refinance $14.7 million in debt to provide taxpayers with an estimated $1 million cash savings through 2023, according to the proposed legislation. If approved by the lawmakers at their Dec. 28 meeting, the comptroller projects next year’s debt service payments will be reduced by... 4:00pm 12/02/16

Rome swims past Golden Knights for second win

Sports The Rome Free Academy boys swimming and diving team earned its second win of the season on Thursday by splashing past visiting Holland Patent, 100-81, in a non-league meet. RFA’s Jackson Sorbello swam to victories in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200 freestyle, and was part of the 200 medley relay team along with Brett Faroni, Oliver Dragojevic and Robbi Hojnacki. Dragojevic... 4:10pm 12/02/16

Foothills Thrift Shop changes hours; donations, volunteers needed

Home HOLLAND PATENT — The Foothills Rural Country Corner Thrift Shop in the Presbyterian Church on the Park will no longer be open during the evening hours when the Food Pantry is open. The pantry will be open Wednesday evening, Dec. 7th from 5-7 p.m. The first three Saturdays -- Dec. 3, 10, 17 the Pantry and Thrift Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s Christmas Basket... 4:00pm 12/02/16

Sherrill Christmas events set for this weekend

Entertainment SHERRILL —The City of Sherrill will host the following Christmas-themed events on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. The Sherrill Community Activity Center, 139 E, Hamilton Ave., will host a craft show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. The show will include local crafts and food will be available for purchase. The Sherrill Post Office, 510 Sherrill Rd., will host a 100th... 4:00pm 12/01/16