Hopes rise for American Corner

Rome After being largely vacant for years, city officials said they hope the opening of Bostwick’s Liquors and the Capitol Theatre’s new Cinema Capitol will help revitalize the American Corner in downtown. “Watching the developments over the summer and to see all the construction was uplifting and exciting,” said Rome Area Chamber of Commerce President William K. Guglielmo, also... 4:00pm 11/26/14

Solid waste authority accepts cooking oil, grease

County Many people cook turkey over the holidays, and disposing of the leftover grease does not have to be a challenge, according to the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. The accepts used cooking oil and kitchen grease year-round at the Utica Residential Convenience Station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The facilities will be closed on... 4:00pm 11/26/14

Public’s help sought to find county’s ‘most wanted’

Public Safety One of Oneida County’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives was busted in Utica on Friday when law enforcers spotted him walking down the street. Authorities said 18-year-old Gino V. Placanica Jr. fled on foot as police moved in, but they were able to track his footprints through the fresh snow to a vacant building nearby. Placanica, who was wanted on a warrant for third-degree... 4:00pm 11/26/14

Area students study abroad

Education Thirty-one SUNY Potsdam students recently completed study abroad programs across the globe, both in short-term service journeys and in summer-long experiences. Among them were: Thomas Georges from Clinton, who completed two travel courses in Morocco and Croatia. Kelsey Munz from Camden, who completed a travel course in Australia. 4:00pm 11/26/14

Craft fair Saturday

Meetings / Events CLINTON — The Clinton VFW, 49 Franklin Ave., will host a craft fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor space is available at $30 per table. For more information, call Desiree at 723-6093 or Kelly at 941-8146. 4:00pm 11/26/14

Historical Society open during Shoppers’ Stroll

Meetings / Events CLINTON — The Clinton Historical Society, 1 Fountain St., will have an Open House during the Clinton Holiday Shoppers Stroll on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Society officials said this is the perfect time to take a stroll down Clinton’s memory lane. Complementary refreshments will be available. 4:00pm 11/26/14

Comets sell out three upcoming home games

Sports UTICA — The Utica Comets have announced that the team has sold out of three home games, making it seven home games sold out for the season at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The sold out games include, Wednesday’s clash between the Syracuse Crunch in a rematch of Saturday’s record-setting game played at the Carrier Dome, Friday’s contest against the Adirondack Flames, and... 4:00pm 11/25/14

Roman Runners hosting Thanksgiving Run

Sports The Roman Runners will host their annual Thanksgiving Day Run for the Rome Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the Rome Sports Hall of Fame at the Erie Canal Village.   Two distances will be offered this year, a 3.5-mile run and a 6-mile run both on the canal trail.  Registration starts at 7:30 and is $15 for adults and $10 for students.   Lightweight... 4:00pm 11/25/14

Woody Allen film opens Thanksgiving Day in Cinema Capitol

Entertainment  Cinema Capitol, 234 W. Dominick St. (just west of the Capitol Theatre), presents its second independent movie, “Magic in the Moonlight”, beginning Thanksgiving Day at 7:30 p.m., with additional screenings on Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 4 and 7:30, and Sunday at 4 and 7:30. Tickets ($7 adutls, $5 students/Capitol Friends) are available at the door or in advance from the... 4:00pm 11/26/14

Art show, sale in Remsen

Arts & Learning REMSEN — The Remsen Arts Center & Utica Art Association will present the Remsen Art Show & SaleFriday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7 at the Remsen Performing & Visual Arts Center, 9627 Main St. Hours are 1-7 p.m. The art and photography show will feature various two and three dimensional works for sale. Participating artists include Polly Blunk, Ellen Cieniewicz, Peter Rashford, Ed... 4:00pm 11/26/14