Jervis Public Library acknowledges fourth quarter donations, gifts

Rome Although names are too numerous to mention, the Board of Trustees expresses their sincere appreciation to the many individuals and Jervis Public Library announces donations received Nov. 1, 2017 through Jan 31, 2018. The Board of Trustees notes that the library is a non-profit educational institution, and tax-deductible donations are welcome.  Donations, including those by... 4:10pm 02/17/18

Students honored for demonstrating outstanding character

Education The Rome Character Initiative, Inc. recognized nearly two dozen Rome area elementary school students for exhibiting outstanding character during a ceremony at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Students who consistently demonstrated outstanding character virtues were selected by their teachers and other school staff, the Rome Character Initiative announced. Event... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Rome district to begin Pre-K registration Feb. 26

Education The Rome school district’s Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will be Feb. 26–March 2 from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-3 p.m. at the former Clough school building, 409 Bell Road, which is one of the district’s pre-K sites. There also will be one evening registration on Feb. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the 409 Bell Road site, the district said in its registration... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Meetings — Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Meetings / Events Boonville Village Planning Board, 7 p.m. 13149 State Route 12. Lewis Town Board, 7:30 p.m. Town library, 5213 Osceola Road (enter from Fish Creek Road), West Leyden.  Oriskany Falls Village Board, 6:30 p.m.Village Hall, 185 N. Main St. Prospect Free Library Board, 7 p.m. In library, 915 Trenton Falls Road.  Sherrill Planning Board, 7 p.m. City Hall, 377 Sherrill Road. Sylvan... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Man gets 90 months in prison in child porn case

Public Safety MORRISVILLE — A 28-year-old was sentenced in U.S. District Court for possessing child pornography. Michael Caraher, of Morrisville, was sentenced Friday to 90 months in prison for distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Attendance more than doubles at Verona Beach State Park, officials report

County Attendance swelled last year at Verona Beach State Park, more than doubling the 2016 total. Meanwhile, Delta Lake and Chittenango Falls both recorded solid attendance gains of at least 32 percent, according to this week’s announcement by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Of the three area state parks, Delta Lake attracted the most visitors, 267,273. Statewide, New York’s system of state... 12:00pm 02/17/18

Three face charges in pair of disputes

Public Safety Three men have been charged with weapons possession after two separate but related violent disputes on East Bloomfield Street Thursday night, according to local law enforcers. Police said Kendall Savage, 22, of 110 E. Bloomfield St., smashed out the windows on a Dodge Neon with a billy club in the 600 block at about 8:45 p.m. Police said the attack was reported as a “shots... 4:00pm 02/16/18

DWI charge in Lowville crash

Public Safety LOWVILLE — A man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a one-vehicle crash on Number Three Road Friday evening. Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies said Paul R. Conover, 35, of 3133 West Road, Constableville, was driving his 2006 Ford Explorer northbound at a high rate of speed, lost control of the suburban and left the right side of the roadway at 7:40... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Public Safety Logs — Feb. 17, 2018

Public Safety Police logTo report an emergency: 911Website: www.romepd.comFriday12:50 a.m. Dwight Drive, aggravated harassment.12:59 a.m. harassment.2:03 a.m. Black River Blvd., alarm.4:41 a.m. N. James St., mischief.8:28 a.m. E. Bloomfield St., burglary.9:26 a.m. Parry St., unauthorized use.10:10 a.m. Mary St., domestic-in-progress.10:32 a.m. Park Drive Manor II, dispute.10:47 a.m. N.... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Movies — Feb. 17, 2018

Meetings / Events Cinema Capitol: “Phantom Thread” (R) 4:15, 7:15. Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action, 4; Animation, 7. Rome Cinemas: “Black Panther” (PG-13) 11:35, 1, 3, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10. “Early Man” (PG) 11:15, 1:30, 3:45, 6:15, 8:30. “Samson” (PG-13) 11:05, 1:40, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45. “15:17 to Paris” (PG-13) 11:20, 1:50, 4:10, 6:40, 9. “Fifty Shades Freed” (R) 11:55, 2:30, 5, 7:30,... 4:00pm 02/17/18

New York offers free fishing weekend and ice fishing clinic

County ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials are hosting a free fishing weekend and an ice fishing clinic. The Department of Environmental Conservation has designated Saturday and Sunday as one of a series of free fishing weekends, with license fees waived. On Wednesday, DEC and the state parks and recreation office are hosting a free ice fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at... 11:30am 02/17/18

Rome’s offense goes cold in season-ending hockey defeat

Sports CICERO — The Rome Free Academy hockey team’s offense sputtered at the end of the season, scoring just once in its last three contests. That one goal came in Friday night’s 3-1 opening-round loss to Cicero-North Syracuse in the Section III Division I playoffs at Twin Rinks, bringing the Black Knights’ season to an end. Rome was outscored by a 12-1 margin in its last three... 4:10pm 02/17/18

Indians move on in Class B girls basketball playoffs

Sports Sydney Lusher’s game-high 18 points led the fourth-seeded Oneida girls basketball team to a 58-41 Section III Class B second-round home victory over No. 13 seed Lowville on Friday night. Lusher made four three’s for the Indians and dished out four assists in the win. Lauren Skibitski added 14 points and four threes for Oneida. Both Ella Rainbow and Julianna Cavanagh scored 10... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Women’s club meets Feb. 20

Religion WHITESBORO — Mohawk Valley Christian Women’s Club will host its monthly meeting entitled, “A Full Heart Luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St. Cost is $13.  Free child care is available by reservation. A lunch should be brought for the child. A special feature of the meeting will be Sweet Escape Chocolate Lounge with Kelly.... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Stone Soup event aids food pantry

Religion VERONA — Stone Soup will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church on the Corner of Rock Road and Main Street. Beacon Light Baptist congregation will provide the meal. All may attend. There is a free will offering, which will be donated to the Verona Area Food Pantry.  4:00pm 02/17/18

Church offers free meal Feb. 24

Religion A free lunch and fellowship are offered Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday’s Bounty is in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St., which is handicapped accessible from the driveway on the north side of the church. Menu includes pancakes, sausages and orange juice. All are welcome and church officials suggest you “bring a friend.” For more... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Non Nobis Domine: The Glory belongs to God

Religion As I followed through with a suggested read, “The Invisible Hand,” by R.C. Sproul, I was reminded that all the glory goes to God in every facet of our lives; good and bad! We may not see his invisible hand working in our daily lives, but God is working in us and through us in every circumstance in our lives! Recently, the Philadephia Eagles won the superbowl! I am pleased that... 4:00pm 02/17/18