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

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

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

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

GlassBarge gives free glassblowing demonstrations

County WATERFORD (AP) — The GlassBarge is making its way west along the Erie Canal to commemorate the 150th anniversary of glassmaking in upstate New York. The 80-foot-long barge is outfitted with electric glassblowing equipment. It is offering free demonstrations in more than 30 canal side communities. The barge will be in Waterford this weekend and Little Falls next weekend. The... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Public Safety Logs — June 23, 2018

Public Safety Fire logTo report an emergency: 911Friday6:10 a.m. S. Doxtator Ave., first aid.9:31 a.m. Dewey Road, Westmoreland, alarm.9:53 a.m. E. Bloomfield St., first aid.10:13 a.m. E. Dominick St., first aid.1:29 p.m. W. Fox St., first aid.1:48 p.m. Cemetery Road, first aid.2:32 p.m. E. Bloomfield St., first aid.2:47 p.m. W. Dominick St., first aid.3:22 p.m. Erie Blvd. West, first... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Inductees named for VVS Athletic Hall of Fame

Sports VERONA — The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome five new members in the fall. The new inductees are 1957 graduate Robert “Porky” Kyff, 2011 graduate Tyler Mautner, 1994 graduate Amanda Oliver, 1999 graduate Joseph Smith and the Section III champion 1999 baseball team. The inductees will be honored at halftime of the Oneida-VVS football game on Friday,... 4:10pm 06/23/18

Generals reach .500 mark with NYCBL win over Salt Cats

Sports The Rome Generals moved to .500 on the season with their record of 9-9 with a 9-5 victory over New York Collegiate Baseball League foe Syracuse Salt Cats on Friday night at DeLutis Field. Ryan Mostroller, Joe Bramanti and Donald Stokes all doubled for the Generals and Mostroller had two RBIs. Kenny Michael, Bramanti, Stokes, Thomas Diskin and Alex Vasquez all had RBIs for Rome... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Sports agate — June 23, 2018

Sports Agate New York Collegiate Baseball League Rome 9, Syracuse Salt Cats 5 Syracuse 100 110 200 — 5 10 1 Rome 302 210 10X — 9 9 2 2B: Syracuse, Ray; Rome, Mostroller, Bramanti, Stokes. 3B: Syracuse, Lawlor. RBI: Syracuse, Lawlor 2, Patterson, Miner, Nerz; Rome, Mostroller 2, Michael, Bramanti, Stokes, Vasquez, Diskin. Onondaga 7, Sherrill 3 Sherrill 002 100 000 — 3 6 3 Onondaga 001 000... 4:00pm 06/23/18

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