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LOHR — To John Lohr and Suzanne Cotter, of Durhamville, on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2011, in Oneida Healthcare Center, a son, Gabriel John. LOPER — To William Loper and Carrie Entwistle, ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Completes basic

Navy Seaman Kristy A. Unangst, daughter of Tina M. Unangst, 11784 River Road, Camden, and Jeffery D. Unangst, of Lee Center, has completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lak... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Fusco preps for ‘hot-button’ issues and top fiscal aide

With the start of his four-year term just 16 days away, Mayor-elect Joseph R. Fusco Jr. is multi-tasking. He’s working with his transition team, preparing announcements about new personnel an... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Building permit

Rome Housing Authority, 200 N. Levitt St. (Liberty Gardens) building 35, $368,388, construction of multi-unit building. [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Peace for our time

President Obama has declared America’s war in Iraq over. That is a political statement, not necessarily a fact. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain prematurely declared "... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Building permit

Rome Housing Authority, 200 N. Levitt St. (Liberty Gardens) building 40, $585,306, construction of multi-unit building. [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Drunken, drugged driving charged

CAZENOVIA — A Madison County woman was charged with both drunken driving and drug possession after a traffic stop on East Lake Road early this morning. Her high beams gave her away, law e... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Golf cart joyriders admit vandalism

Two young men accused of stealing a golf cart and riding around the Bear Creek Lodge course in Forestport have pled guilty to the vandalism. ¿ James E. Dale, 20, of 2239 Osceola Road, West... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Breath of winter returns in gusts

Strong west winds gusting to nearly 40 to 50 mph blew through the area before sunrise today, knocking down trees and utility poles in all corners of Oneida County. As the cold front passed, win... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Clash with store security in theft try of clothing

A 38-year-old woman is accused of fighting with store security after trying to steal more than $250 worth of clothes from JCPenney. Tonya L. Mariano, of 116 Caswell St., was released on her own... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Break on power bills for National Grid customers

National Grid’s electricity customers in upstate New York will see cuts in their bills next year after regulators approved a reduction in what the utility charges to deliver power. The st... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Becoming partly sunny;
highs around 30

Tonight — Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries in the evening — Then scattered snow showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 2, 0, 1, Lucky Sum: 3. WinFour: 0, 3, 6, 0, Lucky Sum: 9. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: Dai... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Major marijuana raid at fortified barn south of Utica

FRANKFORT CENTER — Heavily armed local and federal SWAT teams using armored cars raided a barn in Herkimer County Wednesday morning, where they discovered more than 3,200 marijuana plants in ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Bumper-car action parks man in jail

A 27-year-old man from the Town of Lee is accused of thumping his ex-girlfriend’s car with his sports-utility vehicle on East Avenue and then fleeing the scene Wednesday morning. Police s... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 1:05 a.m. Black River Ale House, Black River Blvd., fight. 1:31 a.m. Lawrence St., domestic. 2:19 a.m. William St., ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 11:11 a.m. 219 W. Thomas St., first aid. 11:31 a.m. 300 W. Dominick St., lockout. 11:32 a.m. 1625 Black River Blvd., first aid. 11:48 a.m. 9... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Westmoreland modified teams fall

The Westmoreland modified A and B girls volleyball teams both recorded 3-1 losses to visiting Remsen on Thursday. Hannah Bennett led the A team with seven aces, nine service points, three digs ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Oriskany edges out Poland for their first CSC league triumph

The Oriskany girls basketball squad secured its first league win of the season by edging host Poland, 43-36, on Thursday night in a Center State Conference Division IV match. Alyssa Balfe broke... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 9:55 a.m. Kunkel Ambulance, W. Graham Ave., Yorkville, transport. 10:31 a.m. whitesboro, Clinton St., alarm. 5:08 p.m. Deerfield and Kunkel Ambu... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Lee goes slow on ‘fracking’ ban

TOWN OF LEE — The Town Board says "not so fast" on a possible ban against the controversial hydrofracking natural gas mining process, and on a developer’s appeal of a Planning... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Total of 15 squads will compete during Camden’s Holiday Bowling Tourney

CAMDEN — Camden Central School will be hosting its first annual Holiday Bowling Tournament for both boys and girls on Saturday at Liberty Lanes. The tournament will be a five-person Baker... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Heart-healthy holiday dining tips also suggest more physical activity

The holiday season is about celebrating with friends, family and food. All too often, all this celebrating adds a few extra pounds to our waistlines, on average 7 to 9 pounds from Thanksgiving thro... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Keep home, business safe while you’re traveling

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety reminds people who are traveling during the holiday season that taking a few simple steps before you leave can keep your home or business safe whi... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:31 a.m. Pine Haven Trailer Park, domestic. 2:28 a.m. Prospect St., Vernon, alarm. 4:52 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, alarm. 7:27 a.m. Glen Road ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:01 a.m. Lee Valley Road, Lee, domestic. 12:31 a.m. Pine Haven Trailer Park, domestic. 2:16 a.m. Route 365, Floyd, assist. 6:50 a.m. Meado... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Hospitals discuss merger

Utica-area hospitals Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center are exploring a possible merger, officials announced today. Their boards of directors each recently pass... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Thelma V. Bergstrom

Thelma V. Bergstrom, 72, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. Born November 14, 1939 in Rome, she was a daughter of Ernest R. an... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Barbara Sears DeHimer

Barbara Sears DeHimer, 75, of Holmes Road, Rome, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at her home. She was born April 10, 1936 in Rome, NY the daughter of Howard P. and Marion Sexton Sears, Sr. Bar... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Funeral notices

BERGSTROM — Thelma V. Bergstrom, 72, of rome, on Dec. 14, 2011. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Strong and Burns Funeral Home, 401 N. George St. Calling hours 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. CAV... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Thaddeus Albert Paul DeMesme

Following a short illness, our loved one was peacefully called home on December 9, 2011, in Rome, New York. Mr. Thaddeus Albert Paul DeMesme, affectionalely known as "Ted" or "Th... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

$400,000 hike in retirement payments slams next school budget

As the Rome school district nears a first look at a 2012-13 budget, it faces a $400,000-plus increase over which it has no control, "right out of the gate," says Director of Business and ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

John Ewanyk

John Ewanyk, 86, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born on December 31, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA; a son of the late Theodore and ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Dolores Renzi Gentile

Dolores Renzi Gentile, 77, of 506 Woodland Ave. passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 23, 1934 in Rome a daughter of Angelo and... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Bruce A. Roser

Mr. Bruce A. Roser, 60, of Lorida, died Tuesday morning, December 6, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. A native of Oneida, New York he came here from Rome, NY eight years ago. He was a mem... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Ora I. Harper

Ora "Norma" I. Harper, age 87, of Rome, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2011. She was born January 7, 1924, in Mohawk, a daughter of the late Peter and Inez Hext. Ora was unite... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Environmental Roundup slated

NEW HARTFORD — An "Environmental Roundup" will be held Monday in the New Hartford Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in an attempt to network groups and individuals concerned about envir... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Region 12th most secure in insurance study

The Utica­Rome area is the 12th most secure place to live in the United States among mid-size cities, according to the eighth annual Farmers Insurance study. The rankings, compiled by datab... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

$75,000 settlement to city’s once, and perhaps future, Corp. Counsel

The city has settled a lawsuit with a former corporation counsel for an amount just shy of a year’s salary. The Board of Estimate and Contract voted 4-0 Thursday afternoon to settle the s... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Santa’s Oriskany tour aided by firefighters and satellite tracking

ORISKANY — Volunteer firefighters will become holiday helpers on Sunday as the escort Santa Claus through the village and fire district in the Town of Whitestown. Santa, Mrs. Claus and th... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 16, 2001 Icy rain and sleet slowed traffic today, and delayed the start of school in some districts. More rain is on the way tonight, according to the National Weather Service, and there&r... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Architects cut
energy costs
nearly $37,922 a year

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recognized King & King Architects LLP with a High Performance Building Plaque for energy-saving investments that will reduce e... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Turning Stone picks beverage manager

VERONA — Jason Weiner has been named beverage manager at Turning Stone Resort Casino. He will oversee the beverage operations at the resort’s many restaurants and lounges. He mo... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 41 to 53 Normal Range: 22 to 36 Records: -2(1989), 57(1975) Rainfall: 0.59" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 5.14" Rainfall for year: 50.13" ... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011

Proper placement of an alternate heating source a key for safety

"Each year, consumers seek ways to save on home heating costs by turning to things such as space heaters, fireplaces and wood or pellet stoves during colder months," said Julie Rochman, p... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2011
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