Alexis Jones, founder of I Am That Girl, to speak at MVCC

Education Alexis Jones, founder of I Am That Girl and ProtectHer, will give the lecture “Preventing Sexual Harassment & Inspiring Diversity & Inclusivity” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Schafer Theater at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus as part of the Cultural Series. Tickets are $10 general, $5 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students, the college has announced.... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Help available to update, change Medicare plans

County The period for updating and changing Medicare health and prescription-drug plans has begun and continues through Dec. 7, according to the New York State Office for the Aging, which has help for Medicare recipients at local aging offices. “This is an important time of year for older adults to review their plans—what they cover and what they cost—to ensure they are getting the... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Westmoreland’s ‘most mysterious locale’ open to public tonight

Oneida WESTMORELAND — The Clinton-Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 347, located at 7277 W. Main St., Westmoreland, will host an Open House from 7-9 tonight. This is a rare opportunity for everyone in the public to see inside a Masonic Lodge, ask questions, and find out more about our fraternity. Guests can also enjoy refreshments provided by Dippin Donuts and enter to win a prize pack from... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Kirkland Art Center worker accused of stealing

Public Safety VILLAGE OF CLINTON — An employee at the Kirkland Art Center is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization by using an online PayPal account as her own personal piggy bank, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Jennifer K. Walker, 47, of New Hartford, opened a PayPal bank account in the name of the not-for-profit Kirkland Art Center several years ago, which... 12:00pm 10/19/18

Adults ticketed after ECOs say teens hunting illegally

Public Safety TOWN OF CROGHAN — Two adults were ticketed after a pair of teenagers were found hunting using illegal means in Lewis County, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Authorities said Environmental Conservation Officer Tim Worden was on patrol at about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 7 when he heard several gunshots near Old State and Resha roads. Authorities said the... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Driver injured, ticketed in crash

Public Safety TOWN OF VERNON — A Rome woman was hospitalized after her vehicle crashed into the back of a mail truck stopped on Route 365 Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Samirah Shehadeh, 33, was traveling northeast on Route 365 when she came upon a U.S. Post Office delivery truck stopped on the east shoulder, at a mailbox near West 11th. Street. Deputies said the mail truck had... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Threat at school leads to investigation

Public Safety NEW YORK MILLS — The investigation is continuing after a student made a “non-credible” threat at New York Mills High School on Thursday. Sheriff’s deputies said the student made a non-credible threat at the high school Thursday afternoon, but there was no immediate danger to any students or the general public. Deputies said they spoke with the student and the investigation is... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Oneida Lake boat launch closed temporarily

County The South Shore boat launch site on the southern shore of Oneida Lake, east of Bridgeport in the town of Sullivan, Madison County, will be closed for up to eight days that began Thursday for driveway repaving, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced. Alternative launch sites include private marinas within four miles of the South Shore site where fee... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Vernon Downs entries — Oct. 20, 2018

Sports Agate Vernon Downs Saturday's Entries Post Time 6:10 p.m. 1ST RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $6,000.Claiming Price: $15,0001 No Tears Blue Chip (Roman Lopez) 10-1 X-X-X2 Banacek 18,750(Adam Capizzano) 2-1 X-X-X3 Cj's Roll On Two (Claude Huckabone Jr) 6-1 X-X-X4 Clouded Vision 18,750(Leon Bailey) 8-1 X-X-X5 Round The Beach (John Macdonald) 9-5 X-X-X6 Napper Tandy 18,750(Claude Huckabone... 9:00am 10/20/18

Syracuse hosts North Carolina looking to stop two-game skid

College Sports (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has forgotten his last pass. It wasn't so easy to do. Two weeks ago on the Orange's first offensive play in overtime at Pittsburgh after the Panthers had opened extra time with a touchdown, the senior threw an interception in the end zone and trudged off the field a loser again. Not the sort of way you want to enter a bye week — with two... 8:35am 10/20/18

Vernon Downs results — Oct. 19, 2018

Sports Agate Vernon Downs Friday's Results 1ST RACE--Trot 1 Mile. Purse $4,500.5 Walk The Floor (C. Huckabone III) $4.40 $3.30 $2.106 Come Monday (J. Whittemore) $8.30 $3.302 Painite (T. Gale) $2.60Off: 6:12 Time: 1:55.2ALSO STARTED: I'mwhygodmadegirls, Sailer Eddie, HalomanExacta (5-6) Paid $37.40.Trifecta (5-6-2) Paid $19.12.2ND RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $6,500.(Post Positions Assigned By... 8:30am 10/20/18

Fair Trade Shop in Clinton offers bread warmers

Home CLINTON — The Fair Trade Shop at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 So. Park Row, is offering whitewashed terra cotta stone bread warmers. “We’re coming into the season when warm, fresh bread will taste great with our fall comfort foods,” shop officials noted. The stone is from Bangladesh and is deeply incised with a nature-inspired design and sits within a handwoven kaisa grass... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Sign-up for November Food $en$e Oct. 26

Home Registration for the November Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire Department, the First Baptist Church in Rome, and the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the Central New York Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to participate. There... 4:00pm 10/19/18

Ghost and Toast to premier Saturday at Capitol Theater

Entertainment Ghost and Toast, a paranormal and culinary television show produced locally, will see its big screen debut at the Capitol Theater on Saturday, Oct. 20 in a double feature beginning at 7 p.m. General admission is $5, and the total runtime is about 90 minutes. The show follows paranormal enthusiast Dennis Webster, “Empire Plate” host Bill Vinci, and their crew of investigators... 4:00pm 10/18/18

‘Love Loss and What I Wore’ to be performed in Utica

Entertainment UTICA — Outcast International will present “Love Loss and What I Wore” at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Oct. 25-28, as it prepares to participate in its 3rd Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. The play, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman won the 2010 Drama Desk Award and Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway... 4:00pm 10/18/18