Rome Lab instrumental in development of new satellite technology

County The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome was involved in developing new satellite communication technology that is positioned for widespread use, according to an Air Force announcement. Through the technology, the Department of Defense now has access to a portable antenna with tracking capability that can be deployed in places where such... 4:00pm 02/24/18

‘Warrant of the Week’ suspect sought for contempt

Public Safety The Rome Police Department has released its “Warrant of the Week” for the week of Feb. 23. Police said they are looking for Dean J. Armstrong, age 41, who is believed to still be living in the City of Rome. Police said Armstrong is known to frequent the area of West Embargo Street. He is 5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. Police said Armstrong is wanted on a... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Stabbing under investigation in Madison County

Public Safety TOWN OF SULLIVAN — A son is accused of stabbing his mother in Madison County early Friday morning and is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The identities of the mother and son have not been released. Authorities said the son stabbed the mother in the neck and chest during a dispute at a residence on Taylor Road at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities responded to the... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Blaze destroys garage, sap house in Camden

Public Safety TOWN OF CAMDEN — A garage and its contents — including a maple syrup sap house — were destroyed in a fire on Shady Lake Road Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Brian Christmas said a passerby discovered the fire at about 1:47 p.m. and called 9-1-1. The resident at 9660 Shady Lake Road had stepped out and was not home at the time, Christmas said. “We had heavy smoke and flames out... 4:00pm 02/24/18

No. 2 on sheriff’s Most Wanted List in custody

Public Safety Another fugitive on the Sheriff’s Office 10 Most Wanted List has been taken into custody, according to local law enforcement officials. Sheriff’s deputies said Yusef C. Burnett, 21, was taken into custody in Utica this morning on a burglary warrant from earlier this year. Burnett is the No. 2 fugitive on the list and is the fifth fugitive caught since the list was announced.... 4:00pm 02/23/18

Public Safety Logs — Feb. 24, 2018

Public Safety Fire logTo report an emergency: 911Friday4:07 a.m. Turin St., first aid.4:37 a.m. W. Liberty St., first aid.5:26 a.m. W. Embargo St., first aid.7:38 a.m. N. Washington St., first aid.9:34 a.m. S. Madison St., first aid.4:38 p.m. Black River Blvd., first aid.11:03 p.m. Third St., first aid. 4:00pm 02/24/18

Meetings — Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Meetings / Events Boonville Town Planning Board, 6 p.m. Town offices, 13149 State Route 12.  Boonville Village Board, 7 p.m. Village Office, 13149 State Route 12. Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency board of directors, 12:30 p.m. at 9882 River Road, Marcy. Sherrill Power and Light Board, 3:30 p.m. City Hall, 377 Sherrill Road.  Sherrill City Commission, 7 p.m. City Court House, 373 Sherrill... 4:00pm 02/24/18

DAR contest winners announced

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1954 plane crash, subject of intrigue and secrecy, focus of discussion Sunday

County WESTMORELAND — Westmoreland Historical Society and the Clark Mills Historical Society will present an afternoon of inquiry and discussion regarding the Walesville plan crash at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westmoreland Town Hall, 100 Station Road. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ron Klopfanstein at 315-886-2665. On July 1, 1954 Griffiss... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Three area wrestlers still in contention for crowns

Sports ALBANY — Camden wrestlers Devin Coleman and Riley Gerber along with Holland Patent’s TJ Philpotts advanced to the Division II semifinals of the state wrestling tournament on Friday at the Times Union Center. Coleman, 99 pounds, defeated Jerome Scott from Pawling by a 7-2 decision in his opening match and pinned Andrew Lucinski from Newfane in 5:51 to advance to the semifinal... 4:10pm 02/24/18

Comets’ late comeback falls short in hockey loss to Laval

Sports UTICA — The Utica Comets fell, 5-2, to American Hockey League foe Laval on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium despite a third-period rally. Utica scored twice in the third period after Guillaume Brisebois found the back of the net just over three minutes into the period. Cole Cassels added the second Utica goal to make the game 3-2 with 3:33 to go in regulation.... 4:10pm 02/24/18

Sports agate — Feb. 24, 2018

Sports Agate BASKETBALL Boys Section III Playoffs Class AA Tuesday Bishop Ludden 78, Henninger 75 Nottingham 85, Rome Free Academy 81 Central Square 70, Auburn 62 Wednesday Liverpool 75, West Genesee 55 Semifinals Sunday at SRC Arena No. 4 seed-Bishop Ludden vs. 1-Liverpool, 1:15 7-Nottingham vs. 3-Central Square, 3 Class A Tuesday Notre Dame 99, East Syracuse-Minoa 49 Whitesboro 54,... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Colgate forces hockey tie against Union with late goal

College Sports SCHENECTADY — The Colgate men's hockey team scored a late goal to force overtime and skated to a 1-1 tie with No. 19 Union on Friday night. With the tie, the Raiders earned a point for the race for home ice for postseason play. Trevor Cosgrove scored the late goal for the Raiders with 48.6 seconds to go in the third period to tie the game. Ryan Scarfo scored for Union with... 4:00pm 02/24/18

MVCC reschedules VanderWaal concert

Entertainment Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Grace VanderWaal’s March 24 concert at Mohawk Valley Community College has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in the Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center at the college’s Utica Campus. Tickets, which will cost $20 for the general public and $15 for MVCC employees, will go on sale at noon Monday, Dec. 4,... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Second annual Kristin’s Fund Gala scheduled for March 10

Entertainment VERONA — The second annual Kristin’s Fund Gala, which is Saturday, March 10 at Turning Stone Resort Casino, will feature special guest speaker Taylor Armstrong. Tickets for the gala are $125 and can be purchased on For more information, to donate, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit Armstrong is a domestic violence... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Forgiveness service Sunday

Religion Grace Union A.M.E. Church, 606 Woodland Ave., will host its annual Forgiveness Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The service has been held for 50 years on the last Sunday in February to celebrate Black History Month and is an adaptation of an African traditional service. The Rev. Cary Beckwith, pastor of Hope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church of Utica, will be guest preacher. The service... 4:00pm 02/24/18

Commandments hold deeper meaning

Religion I was reading the account in the Bible of the rich young ruler approaching Jesus and asking how to obtain eternal life (Matthew 19:16-22). Interestingly, Jesus response to him was, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Now this is... 4:00pm 02/24/18