Forestport man accused of attempted rape

Public Safety FORESTPORT — A 25-year-old man was taken into custody Friday after a woman reported he attempted to forcibly rape her. State Police at Marcy said Casimir J. Swalgin Jr., of North Lake Road, was charged with first-degree attempted rape Troopers said they were called to a residence after a 46-year-old woman reported the incident. Swalgin was arraigned in Village of New York... 4:00pm 09/29/14

SUNY Oswego students awarded scholarships

Education Local students starting college in the fall 2014 semester at SUNY Oswego were awarded $18,800 Presidential Scholarships. They are: 4:00pm 09/29/14

Youths charged with starting fire in Oneida

Public Safety ONEIDA — Three juveniles have been charged after starting a fire at Harden Furniture on Lenox Avenue. Police said two 14-year-olds and a 12-year-old broke out a window to get into the building at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Police said they went up to the third floor, where two of them used a lighter to light some saw dust on fire. The flames spread out of control and the fire... 4:00pm 09/29/14

New York Farm Bureau staff, members visit Washington

County New York Farm Bureau staff and members from area counties recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to voice agricultural concerns to New York’s Congressional delegation, and to officials with the Department of Commerce and the U.S Department of Agriculture. Farm Bureau representatives from Oneida, Madison, Lewis, Jefferson and Broome counties advocated for action before yearend... 4:00pm 09/27/14

Governor announces $100 million in grants for 142 solar projects across state

County ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced NY-Sun awards for large solar electric projects that will increase the solar capacity in New York State by more than 214 megawatts, a 68 percent increase over the amount of solar installed and in the pipeline at the end of 2013. Among the sites were several in Oneida County, including including three sites in the City of Utica and... 4:00pm 09/26/14

SSI recipients to see changes in how they get monthly benefits

County Most Supplemental Security Income recipients will see a change in how they receive their monthly benefits beginning Wednesday, the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) reminded SSI recipients today. Under the change, eligible New Yorkers will receive two benefit payments instead of one payment. One payment will come from the U.S. Social Security... 4:00pm 09/26/14

Physican assistant joins RomeSurgical Specialists

Health Lindsey Sampo has joined the staff of Rome Surgical Specialists, announced Office Manager Victoria Piersall. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Sampo will be assisting Dr. David Kulick, Dr. Abha Ojha and Dr. Pedro DelPino in the care of their surgical patients. Rome Surgical Specialists is located at 267 Hill Road, Suite 300.  A... 4:00pm 09/29/14
Arts & Learning SYRACUSE — Rochelle Bilow will read from her forthcoming memoir, “The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking and Finding Myself,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Grewen Auditorium in Grewen Hall at Le Moyne College. The event is free. Bilow graduated from Le Moyne in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in communication, then earned a grand diplome in... 4:00pm 09/29/14