County panel reviews capital projects

County Multimillion-dollar requests for repairs at the sheriff’s Law Enforcement Complex and new storage buildings for the airport and Public Works were among the proposed capital projects reviewed by a county panel last week. The session was part of the work that leads up to the county executive’s release of the 2017 general budget and capital budget by Oct. 5. The review panel... 4:10pm 08/29/16

Oriskany looking to change culture of district’s learning environment

Education ORISKANY — Oriskany Central School is deriving a plan to change the culture of the district’s learning environment to better prepare students for the careers of the future. As part of the “Oriskany: Beyond the Box” Innovation Initiative, the district hosted an innovation symposium Thursday featuring representatives of local high-tech companies, higher education, teachers and... 4:00pm 08/29/16

Whitesboro flood fixes are done, says Picente

County WHITESBORO — A flood mitigation project in the village of Whitesboro is finished. Surrounded by representatives from the village and the Sauquoit Creek Basin Inter-municipal Commission, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today the completion of the work that followed flooding that occurred in 2013. “This project will mitigate flood damage in a key area of the... 4:00pm 08/29/16

Calif. team wins $100,000 drone search-and-rescue contest

County A team from California flew to the top at Sunday’s drone competition at Griffiss International Airport to claim the $100,000 prize. The winning squad, Autero from San Rafael, Calif., beat nine other finalists to capture first place in the annual DJI Developer Challenge, put on by aerial vehicle maker DJI, in collaboration with the Ford Motor Co. and the United Nations... 4:00pm 08/29/16

Steuben Old Home Days held

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Ninth rainout of year at U-R; schedule changes announced

Sports VERNON — Utica-Rome Speedway suffered its ninth rainout of the season on Sunday after a late afternoon thunderstorm swept through the area shortly after the gates of the track opened. In addition to the nine rainouts, one other event was halted before its completion because of rain. Track officials also announced on Sunday that the Race of Champions 200 that was scheduled for... 4:10pm 08/29/16

Canton edges Rome girls on penalty kicks for title

Sports WATERTOWN — The Rome Free Academy girls soccer team battled Canton to a 2-2 draw in the championship game of the Watertown Soccer Boosters Tournament before Canton won the title on penalty kicks by a 7-5 margin. Trailing 2-0 at the half, RFA used two second-half goals coming off the feet of Katharine Balog and Destiny Swancott. Mary Jo Fleck and Jamie Fleck picked up assists.... 4:10pm 08/29/16

MVHS names ICU nurse manager

Health Sally Davidson has been named nurse manager of the intensive care unit at the St. Elizabeth campus of Mohawk Valley Health System. Davidson joined St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 1994 as a staff registered nurse and worked in oncology, intensive care and vascular access before becoming a nursing supervisor. She then served as nurse manager of the ICU before again becoming a... 4:00pm 08/29/16

Health director advises rabies precautions

Health Oneida County residents are being reminded by public health officials to take precautions to protect themselves against rabies exposure from bats and wild and stray animals. “People should always stay away from bats and other wild animals to prevent possible exposure to rabies,” said the county official. “If you see a bat, dead or alive, don’t touch it.” Rabies is a deadly... 4:00pm 08/29/16