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Unions easily defeat challenges in county Blue and White Collar units

The United Public Service Employees Union will continue to represent nearly 60 percent of Oneida County employees. Members of the White Collar and Blue Collar groups voted to stay with the UPSE... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Clouds follow a.m. sun;
chance of showers

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. South winds around 5 mph. Friday — Partly sunny in the morning — Then becoming cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers. Highs ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Daughter charged

A teen-age girl is accused of throwing a kitchen chair into the ceiling during a domestic dispute with her mother Sunday afternoon. Police said Angel M. Sheridan, 17, of 101 Sixth St., was in a... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Jan. 30 trial set for accused killer of deputy sheriff

A trial date of Jan. 30 has been set for the Knoxboro man accused of shooting and killing Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt B. Wyman. All pre-trial preparations are under way in the case of Christian... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Released early on good behavior

The Ava man who telephoned and threatened law enforcers and 9-1-1 dispatchers has already served his time in jail and was released a month ago — even though he wasn’t officially sentenc... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Scholastic boys Basketball — Carthage at RFA at Strough, 6:30. Scholastic girls Basketball — West Canada Valley at Oriskany, 7:30. Volley... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Tai Chi offered
at Dorfman Center

Tai Chi will be offered at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., starting Tuesday. Call the center at 337-8230 to register. Health-screening and physician release forms are requ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Faces drunken driving in pre-dawn stop

TOWN OF LYONSDALE — A Holland Patent teen-ager was charged with drunken driving after she was pulled over in Lewis County early Saturday morning. Sheriff’s deputies said Calli A. Be... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Woman charged in dispute over baby

TOWN OF WATSON — A Lewis County woman is accused of endangering a baby by yanking the child and a car seat away from its father. Sheriff’s deputies said Carissa G. Blair, 30, of 656... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Car theft charged in no-return of rental

TOWN OF VERONA — A Rochester woman accused of stealing a rental car was taken into custody Sunday when she drove it to the Turning Stone Casino. Sheriff’s deputies said Tanglar I. T... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Tips lead police to booze parties

Seven people have been charged after law enforcers broke up two separate underage drinking parties in Lewis County over the past two weekends. Sheriff’s deputies said Brandon S. Reese, 25... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:25 a.m. COCVAC Ambulance, Hamilton College, Kirkland, transport. 12:39 a.m. New York Mills, Commercial Drive, alarm. 12:50 a.m. AmCare Ambulanc... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:13 a.m. Oneida St., Paris, suspicious activity. 12:36 a.m. Turning Stone Casino, Verona, domestic. 1:17 a.m. Village Tavern, Clinton, disorderl... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 2:35 a.m. Eureka Road, Westmoreland, check welfare. 2:36 a.m. Route 12, Trenton, alarm. 11:13 a.m. Buck Hill Road, Western, trespass. 11:56 a.... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Child abuse victims urged to step forward, even if crimes are years old

Local officials are hoping the highly publicized sex abuse accusations against coaches at Syracuse University and Penn State encourages other sex abuse survivors and victims to come forward. It... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Trenton offers Woods Valley ski trips

BARNEVELD — The Town of Trenton is sponsoring ski trips to Woods Valley for residents of the Town of Trenton on Fridays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. The Town is providing part... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Leonard ­[EmDash] Granacki

Kristin Lynn Granacki and Mark Lee Leonard were married on June 11, 2011, at St. Peter’s Church. The bride, daughter of Stephan and Michele Granacki, Bayberry Court, and Thomas and Sally Arcu... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Assemblyman collects donations for food bank

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is collecting donations for the Utica Community Food Bank at his district office. Food and clothing donations will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday throu... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Oriskany has experience to make deep run in Class D

(One in a series) ORISKANY — A team that goes 15-5 overall and 7-3 in their league would normally consider it to be a successful season. Not that longtime head coach Bob Reid didn&rsq... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Keller graduates

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Published: 12/5/2011

Building permit

Jos A. & F. Dainotto, 703 N. James St., no cost, convert three-family dwelling to two-family dwelling. [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Building permit

Nancy A. Novak, 7156 Town Line Road, $9,000, construct a 12-by-24-foot addition in the rear of the dwelling. [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Brown outspent Fusco in run-up to election

In October, Republican incumbent Mayor James F. Brown continued to outspend his Conservative challenger Joseph R. Fusco Jr., by a wide margin. Brown shelled out more than $15,000 to Fusco’s j... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Fiorini — Stace

Carrie Anne Stace and Aaron Matthew Fiorini were married on July 30, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The bride, daughter of Jim and Dorothy Stace, 2373 State Route 69, Camden, was es... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Ossont [EmDash] Virkler

Amy Jo Virkler and Christopher Steven Ossont were married Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Tompkins Chapel, Masonic Home, Utica. The bride, daughter of Carol and Thomas Hulbert, Rochester, was esco... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

GE Ski Club to meet

Tuesday is the GE Ski Club’s holidays meeting. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. The speaker is Gary Phillips along with Gail Marrotti-Hossan of the Albany Ski Counci... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Robert S. Pease

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Robert S. Pease, 82 years old, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2011. Robert, formerly of Rome, NY and a resident of 44 years,... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Ethel M. Grass

@Body.10. no-hyphen:CAMDEN — Ethel M. Grass, 69, of Penfield Rd., passed away November 30, 2011. She was born in Oneida, NY on September 5, 1942, a daughter of Otto and Arlene Grass. She was ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Lawmakers support for tax hike on rich, if middle class gets cut

Two local state legislators say they would support the concept of higher tax rates for the wealthy if it is coupled with a tax cut for the middle class. But Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, a... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Lever machines dusted off for Strough vote

Lever-action voting machines that have been phased out of general public elections will be in use for the Rome school district’s bonding referendum Tuesday on a proposed $25.4 million renovat... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

LeMoyne P. Snyder

@Body.10. no-hyphen:LeMoyne P. Snyder, age 77, formerly of Route 365, Stittville, passed away peacefully, December 4, 2011. She was born September 10, 1934, in Rome, a daughter of the late Haro... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

OCD help Mondays

An obsessive compulsive disorder support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) in Conference Room B in St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 2209 Genesee St., Utica. For informa... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Laryngectomy support offered

The Laryngectomy Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Cardiac Cath Lab Conference Room on the second floor of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center. For information,... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Aphasia group meets

The Aphasia Support Group at Presbyterian Homes & Services, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, meets in the Emmaus room the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. For information... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Food drive under way by MVCAA

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency is collecting non-perishable food items in an effort to help local families. Last year MVCAA delivered more than 1,000 cans and packages of non-perishable ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Women ticketed on charge of drunk driving

A 44-year-old woman was ticketed on a charge of drunken driving early this morning after law enforcers said she registered a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal threshold. Police... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Evening: Daily: 4, 8, 0, Lucky Sum: 12. WinFour: 2, 0, 1, 4, Lucky Sum: 7. Here are the winning numbers drawn Sunday Midday: Daily:... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Rain showers likely; highs in mid 40s

Tonight — Rain. Lows around 40. Southeast winds around 5 mph — Becoming west. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tuesday — Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning — Then a chance of ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Funeral notices

CHILLUFFO — Helen Sykes Chilluffo, 90 of Trenton, N.C., formerly of Steuben, on Nov. 30, 2011. Services will be at a later date. DINING — Sandra Kay Dining, 67, of Fort Myers, F... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Births

CAROLLA — To John Carolla and Maiguen Wells, of Canastota, on Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a son, Connor John. HOUGH — To Frank and Amanda Verne Hough, of M... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Antoinette ‘Nettie’ M. Faro

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Antoinette "Nettie" M. Faro, of Rome, passed away Saturday December 3, 2011 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Rome, NY daughter of the late Joseph a... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

County Airport weather report for Sunday

Temperatures: 33 to 54 Normal Range: 18 to 33 Records: -3(1989), 61(1998) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 4.12" Rainfall for year: 49.11" Sno... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Mayor maintaining a low public profile

Mayor James F. Brown has kept a low profile since Election Day, working as much from home as from the office while awaiting the official results in the close race he is losing by 81 votes. For ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Sandra Kay Dining

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Sandra Kay Dining, 67, of Fort Myers, FL died on December 1, 2011 at Health Park Medical Center, Fort Myers. She was born on March 29, 1944 in Rome, NY, the only child of Kennet... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Enjoying Christmas on the Canal

BOONVILLE — The Black River Canal played a critical role in the development of the North Country in the 19th century. Its 77 miles stretched between the Erie Canal and the Black River. Wi... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 12:03 a.m. Benedict Ave., custodial interference. 12:07 a.m. S. George St., suspicious activity. 12:27 a.m. Cortland Ave., hit-and-run. 12:45 ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Saturday 10:09 a.m. 7869 W. Thomas St., first aid. 10:32 a.m. 126 Canal St., first aid. 10:39 a.m. 6326 Overhill Drive, first aid. 11:40 a.m. 101 Mac... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Remsen loses twice in tournament

REMSEN — The Remsen boys team dropped a pair of games during the Remsen Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend. The Rams fell to Oppenheim-Ephratah, 54-20, on Saturday, before they lost to B... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Wagner and Smith propel Raiders

HAMILTON — Chris Wagner and Austin Smith each tallied four points to send the red-hot Colgate men’s hockey team to a 6-2 win over St. Lawrence on Saturday night to extend its winning st... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Sports Briefs

Lady Rebels basketball sign-ups Tuesday The Rome Lady Rebels AAU Girls basketball Club will be having sign-ups on Tuesday in the front lobby of the Strough Middle School from 6- 7:30 p.m. T... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Rome girls edged in championship game

The Rome Free Academy girls junior varsity basketball team dropped its first contest of the season on Saturday in the championship game of the Baldwinsville tournament as the host Lady Bees scored ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Lady Knights defeated in title game

The Rome Free Academy girls basketball team dropped its first game of the season in a 48-36 setback against Baldwinsville during the championship game of the Baldwinsville Bill Middleton Tip-Off To... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Tramp and Trail offers
hiking, ski, snowshoe trips

The Tramp and Trail Club of Utica offers outdoor activities open to the public. Participants must sign a waiver.Car pooling is encouraged. Those interested should call the hike leaders and arri... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

OCD support offered Mondays

An obsessive compulsive disorder support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) in Conference Room B in St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 2209 Genesee St., Utica. For information... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Griffiss Ski Club to party

The Griffiss Ski Club plans a Christmas Party at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Beeches, 7900 Turin Road (at Potter). The cost is $32 or $22 for members.  The buffet dinner will conclude with ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Aphasia group meets

The Aphasia Support Group at Presbyterian Homes & Services, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, meets in the Emmaus room the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. For information con... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Meetings

VOTING TUESDAY City School District residents vote, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Balloting on authorizing up to $25.4 million in renovations and improvements at Strough Middle School, 801 Laurel St. Voting... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Signups under way
for Eat Smart class

The Ava Dorfman Center is looking for people interested in an Eat Smart class. Melanie Adams from Cooperative Extension will present another six-week course focusing on activity and fruits and vege... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 5, 2001 Davidson Chevrolet and Five Star Fitness Center are two of many locations in the area, where new, unwrapped toys are being collected by the Herkimer County Detachment Marine Corps ... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Nurse manager gets award from Eye Bank

NEW HARTFORD — Donna A. Sickler, nurse manager at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, was named the 2011 Visionary of the Year by the Lions Eye Bank at Albany. Sickler was chosen for this... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Giblin ­[EmDash] Spindler

Wendy Lynn Spindler and Jay Peter Giblin were married Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Teugega Country Club. The bride, daughter of Robert and Valerie Spindler, 120 Wakefield Lane, Ava, was escorted b... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

Hospital Foundation offers chances
on Super Bowl

The not-for-profit Rome Hospital Foundation is holding a "Super Bowl Getaway for Two" raffle, presented by Andro Computational Solutions, with the winning ticket to be drawn on Jan. 6. On... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011

RFA walking track opens Dec. 12

Public indoor walking will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on certain dates starting Monday, Dec. 12, on the track inside Rome Free Academy. Michael Stamboly, director of Athletics, Physical Educat... [more...]

Published: 12/5/2011
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