345 get diplomas at RFA commencement ceremony

Education The 149th Commencement ceremony for Rome Free Academy was held this morning. Marching onto the field at RFA Stadium, the 345 members of the class of 2018 were accompanied by the school band playing the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” The class and assembled family, friends, teachers and school administrators then stood while the band played the National Anthem. Noah... 4:02pm 06/23/18

Oriskany graduates earn honors

Education The following is a list of the awards and honors received by members of the Oriskany High School Class of 2018: Alice Nelson Memorial Music Scholarship: Kimberly Arnett American Legion Auxiliary Good Citizenship Award: Kristina Marolf American Red Cross Scholarship: Hannah Juarez Bonide Products Agricultural Award: Lucas DiNitto, Jane Fahy Captain Iarrobino: Colin Kraeger... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Harden closes again

County By DAVE GYMBURCH Staff writer McCONNELLSVILLE — The struggling 174-year-old Harden Furniture company, which had briefly suspended operations earlier this year, has again shut down amid reports of its ownership situation remaining unsettled. Employees of Harden Furniture LLC “have been notified that the offices will be closed until further notice,” according to a statement... 4:00pm 06/22/18

Drivers to get view of ‘Nature’s Wrath’

Rome “Nature’s Wrath,” a sculpture by artist Jay Seaman depicting a bald eagle in flight, was installed early this morning at the roundabout intersection of Floyd Ave. and Hill Road on Griffiss. Forged from stainless steel and carbon steel, the sculpture is 12 feet tall with a wingspan of 23 feet, according to information from the artist. “This sculpture represents a lifetime of... 4:00pm 06/22/18

Camden grads receive awards, scholarships

Education The following is a list of awards and honors received by graduates of the Camden High School class of 2018: ACCESS Federal Credit Union Scholarship: Chelsey Findlay AFS Award: Cassandra Dolan American Legion Auxiliary Oneida County Memorial Scholarship: Chelsey Findlay Anna M. Harden Memorial Scholarship: Natalie Archibee Anne M. Boncella Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Mariah... 4:00pm 06/23/18

RFA senior earns special credential

Education Elizabeth Hallenbeck, a Rome Free Academy senior, has become the first student at Madison-Oneida BOCES to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) professional credential, said MOBOCES. Hallenbeck, a graduating senior at MOBOCES in the Early Childhood Education program, was congratulated by BOCES and the Rome school district for her achievement regarding the CDA credential.... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Conservation officer hooks Madison County angler

Public Safety A fisherman in Madison County is on the line for a pair of tickets stemming from an incident in Oneida on June 8, state officials said. On June 8, Environmental Conservation Officer Harry Chase responded to a complaint by a landowner in the city of Oneida requesting that a fisherman be arrested for trespassing after he was found fishing in the creek behind the caller’s house... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Canucks get Kero for Chaput in trade with the Blackhawks

Sports VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center Tanner Kero from the Chicago Blackhawks for center Michael Chaput. The 25-year-old Kero split last season between the Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. He had a goal and two assists in eight games with Chicago and eight goals and 12 assists in 36 games with Rockford. The... 11:30am 06/25/18

Another U-R Speedway card canceled

Sports VERNON — For the seventh time in nine weeks, Utica-Rome Speedway officials canceled Sunday night’s program due to inclement weather. Racing is scheduled to return to the Speedway next Sunday, with 358-modified and sportsman action on the card along with the second annual $1,000-to-win Gene Kotary Memorial pro stocks event. The rookie sportsmen are also on the schedule. For... 11:30am 06/25/18

Vernon Downs results — June 23, 2018

Sports Agate Vernon Downs Saturday's Results 1ST RACE--Trot 1 Mile. Purse $3,000.2 Dunks Brother (J. Macdonald) $24.60 $13.80 $3.806 Jaipur (L. Bailey) $4.30 $2.501 Deak's Cici Barr (C. Huckabone Jr) $2.20Off: 6:13 Time: 1:57.3ALSO STARTED: One True Friend, Broadwood, Paradise Paintball, Eightyfive PopExacta (2-6) Paid $81.00.Trifecta (2-6-1) Paid $37.12.2ND RACE--Trot 1 Mile. Purse... 7:00am 06/25/18

Clinton Symphony Orchestra presents West Side Story with ​Charles Schneider July 1

Entertainment CLINTON — Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley will present West Side Story at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1. Tickets will be sold at the door at a cost of $15 and $5 for students. The performance will also feature soprano Colby Thomas and tenor Nicholas Abounader. ​Charles Schneider has conducted more live performances of West... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Church offers home-cooked meal

Religion WESTMORELAND — Hecla Union Congregational Church on Cooper Street will host a home-cooked dinner and music with Brian Nelson at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29.  Nelson will perform from 7-9 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken.  4:00pm 06/23/18

Fleeting time — The half dimension

Religion Science tells us the universe has three and a half dimensions. Length, width and height, we understand well, but time is often a great mystery. It is called a half dimension because it only moves in one direction. In some ways, time does not even exist. The past is only memories we hold, and the future, as much as we try, is unknowable. We can only experience this instant, and... 4:00pm 06/23/18