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Memory & service glow in ‘Tree of Lights’

More than 100 people celebrated the conclusion of the Twigs’ 2011 Tree of Lights Campaign Sunday with the annual lighting of the tree, which stands over Rome Memorial Hospital’s main en... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Sports Briefs

RFA’s Gregory selected to all-region team Rome Free Academy senior Kaysie Gregory was selected to the 2011 Harrow Sports/National Field Hockey Coaches Association High School All-Region F... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

RFA Black Knights their record first basketball victory of the season

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity team grabbed a 61-31 victory over visiting Carthage on Monday evening to even their record at 1-1 overall. Donald Ponkins had a team-high 14 points, while Angus... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Start of something big for Knights?

In his first four years of patrolling the sidelines, Rome Free Academy basketball coach Nick Medicis was seen trying to rebuild what was once a successful program, hoping that in time those glory d... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Births

BASS — To Brandon and Andrea Morrissey Bass, of New Hartford, on Monday Nov. 28, 2011, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Sadie Abrielle. BUTLER — To James Butler and Lori Ringr... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Funeral notices

BENSON — June Marie Benson 84, on Dec. 2, 2011. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St., Durham, NC. Burial Arlington National Cemetery. Calling hours 10 ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 45 to 52 Normal Range: 18 to 33 Records: 0(1989), 65(1999) Rainfall: 0.03" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 4.15" Rainfall for year: 49.14" S... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

June Marie Benson

@Body.10. no-hyphen:June Marie Benson departed this life Friday, December 2, at age 84. She died peacefully and with dignity after an unexpected stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ra... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Linda Thieme

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Linda Thieme, 64, of Valrico, Fla., passed away November 30, 2011. She is survived by her sons Travis and Shannon Thieme; sister, Dorothy Calenzo; nephew, Eddie Terry; niece... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Roman is new county attorney

Rome resident Gregory J. Amoroso has been selected as Oneida County’s new top attorney, a position that is currently the highest paid in county government. Amoroso, a partner in the Saund... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Adirondack boys left with some big sneakers to fill

(One in a series) BOONVILLE — The Adirondack boys basketball team will have a fresh look to the roster after the departure of several starters from last year’s squad all to graduati... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Genealogy Society hosts holiday pot luck

The Rome Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W Liberty St. This meeting is a holiday pot luck — please bring a dish to share as well a... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Christmas party
Wednesday

The Rome Area Chapter AARP will hold its annual Christmas Party Wednesday at The Beeches on Turin Road. Check-in will be at 12:30 p.m., with lunch to follow at 1 p.m. The menu will be Chicken C... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Lions host party for hearing/visually impaired

The Rome Lions Club will host its annual Christmas Party for the hearing and visually impaired and their guests from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Toccolana Club, 1412 E. Dominick St. The holiday trad... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Arrest in home invasion

TOWN OF WESTMORELAND — A Syracuse man already serving time in state prison for attempted robbery has been charged with a home invasion in Westmoreland from March 2010. After a year and a ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Wave of business burglaries spreading

The wave of overnight business burglaries has spread to the New Hartford and Clinton area, and law enforcement agencies are pooling their resources to catch the culprits. At least seven busines... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Hunter faces gun theft charge

TOWN OF WESTERN — A Jefferson County man is accused of possessing a stolen shotgun after trespassing in the in a deer hunt Sunday. Lee-based state police said Bradley D. Fosberg, 21, of 1... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

DWI in crash into accused thief’s truck

BRIDGEWATER — When Douglas A. Woolsey was told that his cousin had caught a thief red-handed Sunday afternoon, law enforcers said Woolsey drove drunk to the scene and rammed the thief’s... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

20 counts of cruelty
to horses charged

BRIDGEWATER — A Madison County man is accused of failing to take care of 21 horses, causing at least one animal to die and several more to develop a skin condition. Oneida County sheriff&... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Accused of road rage on Route 12

TOWN OF LEWIS — A Lewis County man was charged with endangerment for swerving his vehicle towards another man on Route 12. Sheriff’s deputies said Abner Rosbrook, 30, of 1747 Thayer... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Lewis teen charged with breaking door

TOWN OF MONTAGUE — A Lewis County teen-ager is accused of breaking a door at his parents’ residence during a domestic dispute Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Michael... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Police log

To report an emergency; 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 12:04 a.m. E. Embargo St., suspicious activity. 12:45 a.m. Roberts St., suspicious activity. 1:28 a.m. black River Blv... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 11 a.m. 6626 Seville Drive, first aid. 11:47 a.m. 394 Hangar Road, first aid. 2:48 p.m. 212 W. Liberty St., first aid. 3:20 p.m. 121 Third St.... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Last chance to change medicare coverage without restriction

People with Medicare have until Wednesday to make changes to their Medicare health and drug coverage without restriction. The changes will take effect on Jan. 1. "Fall Open Enrollment is e... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Lady Bulldogs open volleyball season with win

The Westmoreland girls volleyball team opened its season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Old Forge on Monday. Set scores were 17-25, 25-21, 25-15 and 25-18. Alison Brockway led the Lady Bulldo... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Catholic Charities names local directors

Catholic Charities of Oneida/Madison Counties has appointed Brad A. Potter as the agency’s director of Family & Community Support Services division, as well as Anne Marie Storey as the direct... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Working poor need our help too

To our state and federal elected officials, shame on you for your actions. To read that numerous families who need funded day care, (they make $18,000 or less), will be losing it come Jan. 1 Shame ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Get gift of good retirement

When the holidays come, the money goes — usually for presents and parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash asi... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Keeping active, having fun focus of hospital’s Senior Live & Learn

Everyone wants to feel better, have a good night’s sleep and be happy. Recreational activities can help us do just that, explained Christina Dulan, quality of life coordinator for Rome Memori... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:05 a.m. COCVAC Ambulance, Brookside Drive, Kirkland, transport. 12:10 p.m. Clark Mills, Pratt Ave., Kirkland, structure fire. 12:11 p.m. Clinto... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Five generations of Griecos gather

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Published: 12/6/2011

Real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions have been filed in the County Clerk’s office. The purchase price is as listed on the cover sheet of the deed. Town deeds Annsville, 4358 Lee Cen... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Holland Patent plans to challenge for league title

(One in a series) HOLLAND PATENT — The Holland Patent boys basketball team will have a solid core of returners heading back for the 2011-12 season as the Golden Knights look to improve on... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Second holiday party Sunday in Verona

VERONA — Councilman Fred "Fritz" Scherz, Jr. will hold his 2nd annual Holiday Party for all town residents from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Verona Fire Hall, 5555 Volunteer Ave. "La... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Stars of city’s holiday show? Kids, of course

As most boys and girls and all adults understand, Santa Claus can’t be everywhere at once, so people like Mike Hardy help out. Hardy, age 54, suited up in red and white and served as Sant... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Building permit

LaMonica Auto Mall, 8218 Turin Road, $500, remove both free-standing signs and replace with one 80 square foot sign and one 38 square foot facial sign. [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 2:35 a.m. Olin Road, Marcy, alarm. 9:04 a.m. Lake Shore Road S., Verona, suspicious activity. 9:28 a.m. Bramblewood Road, Kirkland, check welfare.... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday Midnight Barneveld Medical Office, Trenton, open door/window. Midnight Swartz Road, Vienna, domestic. 12:53 a.m. Route 12, Trenton, open door/wind... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

$500 per day ‘temp’ as principal at Joy

Appointing an interim principal at Joy Elementary School for an unspecified period of time during the continued absence of Principal Andria Lacey will be considered by the Board of Education Wednes... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Work offender duty ordered by City Court

Three men will have to work off their debt to society after appearing in City Court Monday for either theft or disorderly conduct. ¿ Cody M. Lennon, 19, of 1720 N. James St., was sentenced... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

RCS girls determined to rise above small roster

(One in a series) It was an up-and-down season last year for longtime Rome Catholic girls basketball coach Nick D’Argenio. The ultra-competitive D’Argenio saw his Lady Redwings ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Low show in early school voting

Voter turnout was surprisingly low this morning for the Rome school district’s bonding referendum on a $25.4 million referendum for Strough Middle School repairs, said Board of Education Pres... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Parkinson’s group meets

The Central New York Parkinson’s Support Group, Inc. meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month except August at the Presbyterian Home for CNY, 4290 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartf... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Center presentations include energy bills,
at home assistance

The following is a list of programs this week from the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St.: ¿ Blood pressures will be checked by Rome Memorial Hospital on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Meetings

WEDNESDAY Board of Education, 6 p.m. District office, 409 Bell Road. Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m. Hearings on: parking lot at 210 Lynch St., garage at 1719 George St., business sign a... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Verona harvest exported to China and Europe

TOWN OF VERONA — The soy beans and corn grown by Bob Pawlowski on his farm at 6747 Sholtz Road have become international travelers. Pawlowski, like many farmers who sell products shipped ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 6, 2001 Jennie Chmielewski, a registered dietitian at Rome Memorial hospital, will speak at the monthly Mended Hearts meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in in the hospital’s cafeteria... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Clouds and freezing drizzle early, then sun; highs in lower 40s

Tonight — Cloudy with patchy drizzle. Patchy freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday — Mostly cloudy in the morning — Then be... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 4, 5, 0, Lucky Sum: 9. WinFour: 0, 8, 6, 7, Lucky Sum: 21. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: ... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011

Forum meets Thursday

CLINTON — The Northeast Forum on Spirituality and Aging Central New York Forum meets from 8:30 ­ 10 a.m. at LutheranCare, 108 Utica Road, Thursday, Dec. 8. The Rev. Brian McCaffrey sp... [more...]

Published: 12/6/2011
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