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KAC names new executive director

CLINTON — Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, has hired Sally Packard as its new executive director, succeeding Interim Director Elizabeth Tantillo. Packard comes to the art center after seven years as director at the School of Art at Texas Christian University. After returning to the central New York area, Packard brings with her a wealth of expertise including a... 4:00pm 09/19/18

On the farm with Sheriff Maciol

“My heart is in law enforcement,” Sheriff Rob Maciol says after 30 years in the profession. “It’s about public service. Not a day goes by that I don’t make a positive difference in people lives.” It’s made a big difference in his life. Being a cop is how he met his wife, Tammy. They both worked the night shift. He was a cop on the beat and she rang him out at Nice ’n Easy when... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Commentary

Commentary, the new title of this section, has a long tradition in newspapers and writers include such stars as Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, and, locally, Fritz S. Updike. Twain’s wry humor colored everyday issues: “The Virginia Cadets ... will appear in public on New Year’s Day, the weather permitting, armed and equipped as the law directs. The boys were pretty proficient in... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Five schools add special patrol officers

Five new school districts have taken up Oneida County’s offer made earlier this year to pay for half the cost of special patrol officers providing security in schools, County Executive Anthony Picente announced Sept. 10. The districts are Camden, Westmoreland, New York Mills, Waterville and Sauquoit Valley. Camden and Westmoreland are taking on four patrol officers and the... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Oneida County sending $1.7 million to six towns for flood mitigation

Oneida County is sending $1.7 million to several municipalities to help fight flooding, much of it in New Hartford and Whitestown. Legislators on Sept. 12 approved a package of resolutions giving County Executive Anthony Picente the go-ahead to complete documents needed to carry out the county’s flood-mitigation grant program for municipalities. The approximately $1.7 million... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Syracuse moves to 3-0 by beating Seminoles

SYRACUSE (AP) — Syracuse took another big step toward putting the woeful recent past in the rearview mirror. Quarterback Tommy DeVito, subbing for injured starter Eric Dungey, scored on a 3-yard run and hit tight end Ravian Pierce with a 3-yard score in a span of just over 3 minutes in the third quarter, and Syracuse beat Florida State 30-7 on Sept. 15 in the sweltering heat... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Continentals drop football season opener

CLINTON — Tufts University quarterback Ryan McDonald tied a program record with four rushing touchdowns and lifted the Jumbos to a 29-2 NESCAC win against the Hamilton College Continentals at Hamilton’s Steuben Field on a steamy Sept. 17. McDonald is the sixth Tufts player to rush for four scores in a game and the first since Chance Brady did it in 2016. He finished with 98... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Moore joins Hamilton College women’s basketball coaching staff as assistant

CLINTON — Nanyamka Moore, previously an assistant women’s basketball coach at Roberts Wesleyan College, has been named an assistant at Hamilton College by head coach Mahogany Green. Moore helped lead Division II Roberts Wesleyan to a 20-10 record, including 13-5 in the East Coast Conference, and the semifinals of the conference championship in 2017-18. She coached four players... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Sports calendar — Sept. 19-25

Scholastic girls Field hockey — Cortland at Clinton, 5. Soccer —  Sauquoit Valley at Westmoreland, 4:30. Tennis — Sauquoit Valley at Westmoreland, 4. Scholastic boys and girls Cross country — Canastota, Cooperstown and Herkimer at Clinton; Oriskany, Remsen, Mount Markham and Town of Webb at Westmoreland, 4:30. Scholastic boys Soccer — Clinton at Sherburne-Earlville,... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Award-winning authors headline Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series

SYRACUSE — The Friends of the Central Library (FOCL) presents the 2018-2019 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series featuring six renowned authors including a Syracuse native, New York Times best-selling authors, National Book Award finalists, an Academy Award nominee and Book of the Year authors. The Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series is the one of the largest library-related lecture... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Friends of NH Public Library to hold event

The Friends of the New Hartford Public Library on Friday, Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m. will sponsor their second annual “Books and Bordeaux” evening, at the library on Oxford Road. The evening will feature a silent auction of over 300 vintage, signed, and local history books. Many excellent titles are in the collection. Patrons can find unique holiday gifts at “Books and Bordeaux.” 4:00pm 09/19/18

Betty Buckley stars in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the Stanley

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in “Hello, Dolly!” at the Stanley Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $36-$76. Call 315-724-7196 or go online to BroadwayUtica.com for tickets or more information. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi (a strong-willed matchmaker), as she travels to Yonkers to find a... 4:00pm 09/12/18

‘A Man for All Seasons’ on Utica stage

UTICA — Players of Utica present “A Man for All Seasons” Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 13-15, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors, $10 for students (with valid IDs). To stand up for one’s convictions—that’s what makes a true hero. And though this tale of Thomas More took place centuries ago, his epic struggle with his conscience and his king is... 4:00pm 09/12/18

Art reception tonight at library

CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will host an exhibit by artist Trish Craig from Wednesday, Sept. 5 through the end of the month. The gallery will hold an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5 for the public. Refreshments will be served. The title of the show is “Abundance — Collage and Watercolor.” Craig relocated to Clinton from New Jersey in 1993. She... 4:00pm 09/05/18

Great Swamp Conservancy hosts Fall Migration Festival

CANASTOTA — The Great Swamp Conservancy will pay tribute to migratory birds that are preparing for their long journey as part of the organization’s 17th Annual Fall Migration Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15. Among the attractions will be: • Birds of Prey presentations will be offered by Page’s Wildlife Center, which will bring eight unreleasable raptors. Founder Cynthia Page... 4:00pm 09/05/18

Kirkland Art Center offers camp, classes for kids

CLINTON — Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, will host a themed Art Camp for children ages 5-11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for KAC members is $340 plus a $10 materials fee. For non-members it’s $375 plus the materials fee. Prices are per week. Morning Session 9-10 a.m.: Welcome and warm up. Morning snack and recreational art activities. 10 a.m. to... 4:00pm 07/18/18

STEAM returns to Kirkland Library

CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will host Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM) Day with Return of the Egg Drop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Participants will drop eggs out of the library tower. The challenge is to keep them from breaking when they reach the ground. Join other participants and library staff to create a structure to keep... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Orvis earns academic honors from Carleton College

At the end of every academic year, the Carleton community gathers at Honors Convocation to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service. William Orvis, a student from Clinton, was elected to the Sigma Xi honor society. Election to the Carleton Chapter of Sigma Xi, a national honor society, indicates that a student has demonstrated evidence of research... 4:00pm 07/11/18

Huckaby named to honors list

Benjamin Huckaby of Clinton, from the Class of 2019, was named to the Spring 2018 honors list at Pomfret School. To achieve this level of distinction, Huckaby earned a grade point average of at least 3.330 and received no grade lower than a B-. 4:00pm 07/11/18

Tufts recognizes three area scholars

Area students were named to the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at Tufts University, Medford, Mass. They are: Casey Owen, of Clinton; Mikel Quintana, of Clinton; and Erica Yox, of Clinton. 4:00pm 07/11/18

Musicians still needed for Kirkland Library’s Summer Jam

CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., is looking for young musicians in grades 9-12 to join local musician Monk Rowe for an interactive workshop at noon on Tuesday, July 10. Those interested may sign up at the library. Participants will learn improvisation while playing swing and rock music “off the page.” Elementary-age musicians and their parents can join at 3... 4:00pm 06/27/18