County lawmaker announces plans to seek re-election

County County Board of Legislators Minority Leader Frank D. Tallarino, D-12, Rome, is seeking re-election in the fall. “It is an honor to serve the residents of the city of Rome, and it is my intention to again campaign for the privilege,” he said. Tallarino, 74, has been a county lawmaker since 1998. He said two of his top priorities have been the development of the county airport... 4:00pm 03/06/15

Camden man dies in snowmobile accident; passion for outdoors recalled

Public Safety BY SEAN I. MILLS Staff writer TOWN OF WEST TURIN — A 23-year-old Camden man died doing what he loved on Wednesday on the snowmobile trails of Lewis County, surrounded by friends and fellow riders. State police said Christopher M. Hawkes hit a bump in the trail on North Road and was thrown off his snowmobile. He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. “He was very... 4:00pm 03/06/15

Google Surveys now on

Beginning Feb. 16, users of the Sentinel’s website at will have an opportunity to participate in Google Surveys by answering questions about varioustopics.  Taking part in the surveys, which are optional and can be answered anonymously, will help the Sentinel enhance its content for readers. The Sentinel will receive payments from Google based on the... 12:00pm 02/12/15

Council weighs proposals for slaughterhouse, storage

Rome The debate over which proposal to choose for sale of three vacant city-owned parcels across Martin Street from the train station continued with a Common Council work session Wednesday. There, the developer who wants to put a meat processing facility there faced more questions and criticism, while the couple who have proposed storage units admitted their plan is still in its... 4:00pm 03/05/15

Meetings — March 7, 2015

Meetings / Events SaturdayVillage of Remsen voter registration day, noon to 5 p.m. Signups for village residents to vote March 18. Village Hall, 10606 Pine St. 4:00pm 03/06/15

Historic Sentinels find new home online

Rome Historic editions of The Rome Sentinel, and its successor the Rome Daily Sentinel have found a new home online. These two papers were partially digitized by the Northern New York Library Network. The digitized portions of these two papers have been added to the New York State Historic Newspapers website at This website is provided free of charge to... 4:00pm 03/06/15

RFA, Oriskany girls squads seeking championships

Sports Rome Free Academy is just one win away from securing the second girls basketball sectional championship in school history. The second-seeded Black Knights face a tough task of accomplishing that feat on Saturday as they face top-seeded Cicero-North Syracuse in the Section III Class AA final at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. RFA, which is... 4:10pm 03/06/15

Utica’s Stanley Theatre touts increase in revenue

County UTICA — The Stanley Theatre recorded its best operating year in 2014 since reopening in 2008 following a multimillion-dollar overhaul and upgrade of the entertainment venue. Measured against 2013, revenue on operations was up more than 20 percent last year, reports Stanley Executive Director Jerry Kraus. He cites a 42 percent increase in days the Utica landmark was in use as a... 4:00pm 03/06/15

Food ethics topic for Dirty Life author, husband

Home CLINTON – Mark Kimball and his wife Kristin, a Rome native, owners and operators of Essex Farm in the Adirondacks, will present a lecture titled “Food Ethics: A Farmer’s Perspective” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium on the Hamilton College campus. The Kimballs’ lecture is free and open to the public. Mark graduated from Swarthmore... 4:00pm 03/06/15