Attorneys open Oneida office

Business ONEIDA — Attorneys Michael Misiaszek and John F. Kenealy have opened offices of Helmer Johnson Misiaszek & Kenealy at 112 Farrier Ave. It’s open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Helmer, Johnson, Misiaszek and Kenealy have been in business over 55 years. The Utica office opened in 1956 and is located at 405 Court St. The firm handles real estate, estate and trust planning,... 4:00pm 11/22/14

Movies — Nov. 22, 2014

Meetings / Events Cinema Capitol: “Force Majeure” (R) 4, 7:30. Rome Cinemas: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” (PG-13) noon, 1:30, 2:45, 4:15, 5:30, 7, 8:15, 9:45. “Beyond the Lights” (PG-13) 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50. “Big Hero 6” (PG) 11:50 a.m., 1:20, 2:20, 4, 4:50, 6:30, 7:20, 9, 9:50. “Dumb and Dumber To” (PG-13) 11:50 a.m., 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10.  Intersteller” (PG-13) 1, 4:30, 8. “St.... 4:00pm 11/22/14

Speakers offer suggestions on closing district’s $10M gap

Education Questions about consolidating elementary schools and seeking county funding were raised by the public at a Rome school district budget information session, while a separate hearing on changes in the district code of conduct drew no speakers. In discussions Wednesday night: -- About 15 people attended the budget information session, which offered expense and revenue projections... 4:00pm 11/22/14

After 13 seasons, famed U-R Speedway sold

Sports VERNON — After being up for sale for the last few years, the famed Utica-Rome Speedway track has been sold. A purchase agreement has been made between the track’s current owners Gene and Gloria Cole and Bill and Kim Shea of Oneida. The agreement will have the Shea’s take total control of the speedway just before the 2015 season begins. Bill Shea has worked at Ferris Industries... 4:00pm 11/22/14

Community Thanksgiving service in Zion Sunday

Religion Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W. Liberty St, will host the community Thanksgiving service Sunday, at 7 p.m. At this worship service the Rome Clergy Association give the Sykes Awards to high school juniors and seniors who have shown leadership in church, school and community. Students who have exhibited faithfulness to God and community are nominated. The award is named for The... 4:00pm 11/22/14

Bake sale to aid chair lift

Religion ORISKANY — Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St., holds a Bake Sale following service Sunday from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.  Homemade pies, cookies, soups and Thanksgiving treats will be sold to raise funds for a chairlift to provide greater accessibility to lower level of church building. 4:00pm 11/22/14