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South Rome Seniors party attracts 110

The South Rome Senior Center’s Christmas party Dec. 11 was attended by 110 people. Center officials and staff thanked members, the Beeches and at least 25 merchants who contributed to mak... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St. QUOTA: At least 100 pints Appointments preferred: 1-800-733-2767 [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Blood needed

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. WHERE: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St. QUOTA: At least 100 pints Appointments preferred: 1-800-733-2767 [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Funeral notices

BUSHAW — George Dewitt Bushaw, 78, of Boonville, on Dec. 21, 2011. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Calling hours 10:30 a.m.- noon Wednesday at Trainor F... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Births

CHESEBRO — To Michael Chesebro and Terrah Haley, of Canastota, on Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Brooke Abagail. CROAD — To Tiffany Croad, of Rome, on... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Paul A. Destito

Paul A. Destito, age 72, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home, December 25, 2011, with his loving family at his side. He was born November 21, 1939, in Rome, a son of the late Rosario P. and... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Michael A. Galligano

@Body.10. no-hyphen:ROME/FLORIDA — Mr. Michael A. Galligano, age 60, a native of Rome and most recently of Florida, passed away after a brief illness on Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 20... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Alice M. Johnson

Alice M. Johnson, 91, of Rome, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in Troy, NY on February 11, 1920, daughter of Elizabeth Johnson. Alice was a housekeepe... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

76ers guard Williams stops would-be assailant and treats him to a meal

(AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams turned a would-be robbery into a chance for community outreach. Williams told the Philadelphia Daily News that he was stopped in his car in th... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Thanks, to the United Way

We couldn’t count all the ways the United Way of Rome & Western Oneida County have benefited our region. It’s good to see that once again the United Way has exceeded its annual goal... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Florence M. Hiltbrand

Florence M. Hiltbrand, 90, of W. Thomas Street, Rome, NY passed away December 25, 2011 at her home. She was born June 1, 1921 in Williamstown, NY a daughter of Leo and Alice Riley Healy, attended l... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Anthony J. Fiorenza

Anthony J. Fiorenza, 75, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on December 24, 2011 with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 19, 1936 in Rome the son ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Lucy (Frances) Smith nee Gisondi

Lucy (Frances) Smith nee Gisondi passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at age 86 in Akron, OH. She was a resident of the Verona-Rome area from birth until the year 2000, when she moved to A... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 26 to 35 Normal Range: 16 to 32 Records: -17(1968), 61(1982) Rainfall: .06" Snow: .1" Monthly rainfall: 6.15" Rainfall for year: 51.03" ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Zumba starts Jan. 4

OLD FORGE — Deb Daiker will instruct a Zumba fitness class at View, 3273 State Route 28, on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 through March 21. Since its inception in 2001, more than 1... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Marriage licenses

David J. Nyberg to Crystal F. Casler, both of Rome [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Bellamy Elementary School Holiday Concert

Students at Bellamy Elementary School performed the holiday musical "Paint the Town December" on Thursday for family and friends. [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Verona donates surplus air packs to New London fire department

Recently, commissioners from the Verona Fire Department approved donating four surplus Scott AP 50 SCBA air packs to New London’s firefighters. SCBA’s are used by firefighters to enter ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Student honored for poster

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Published: 12/27/2011

Four girls from state semifinalist Remsen among Center State soccer all-star picks

Four Remsen girls soccer players were among the Center State Conference first-team all-stars selected by league coaches. First-teamers from the Remsen squad that captured its second straight Se... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Snow showers; windy;
highs around 30

Tonight — Rain and sleet in the evening — Then scattered snow and rain showers after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation around an inch. Lows in the upper 20s. Southeast winds around ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily: 5, 7, 8, Lucky Sum: 20. WinFour: 9, 3, 4, 3, Lucky Sum: 19. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: Daily... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Rescue Mission surpasses last year

Christmas was made merrier and brighter for local families as Rome Rescue Mission surpassed the number of meals served during the holiday by more than 150 compared to last year. Executive Direc... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Snowmobile trail app with GPS released

Mohawk Valley Geographic Information Systems, creators of the NYSnowmobileWebMap.com interactive trail map and trip planner website, just released a trail application for Android smart phone users.... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Swimming registration

ONEIDA — Oneida YMCA will offer the seven-week Gym and Swim program designed for home schooled children to interact with peers and stay active in their community. The deadline to register... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Society sets training for pet volunteers

The Humane Society of Rome is looking for people with compassion for homeless pets to attend its Volunteer Orientation at the animal shelter from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. The non-pro... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

. . . as new members ring in the new year Joseph and Tallarino to become Republican and Democrat caucus leaders

The Oneida County Board of Legislators’ begins its 2012-13 term Jan. 3 with an organizational meeting at noon in the legislative chamber on the 10th floor of the County Office Building. T... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

County legislators ring out an old year . . .

Confirmation of the county attorney appointment and designation of official newspapers are among the items awaiting Oneida County legislators when they hold their final meeting of the year Wednesda... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

President Obama signs Rep. Hanna’s bill into law

Rep. Richard L. Hanna’s bill to honor federal civilian employees who are killed on the job has been signed by President Barack Obama. Federal agencies are now authorized to give an Americ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Meetings

TONIGHT Floyd Town Board, 6:30 p.m. Special meeting for end-of-year business, Town Hall, 8299 Old Floyd Road. WEDNESDAY Civil Service Commission, 5 p.m. Special meeting, caucus room, Ci... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

County leaders mourn passing of Patty Hudak

Oneida County leaders reacted with sadness today to the death of county legislator Patricia A. Hudak, D-29, Rome, and also expressed praise and admiration for her as a person and an elected represe... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 27, 2001 On Sunday, 40 days before the start of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Mohawk Valley residents will help carry the Olympic flame from torch to torch. Police are cauti... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Military officers donate to help troops

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Published: 12/27/2011

Patricia A. Hudak

Patricia (Patty) A. Hudak (Baptiste), 63, went to the Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2011 with her loving family at her side after a brief battle with cancer. Patty was born in Rome, N.Y. on August... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Verona ‘Stone Soup’ church dinner Thursday

VERONA — The First Presbyterian Church of Verona on the corner of Rock Road and Main Street will host a community dinner "Stone Soup" from 4:30 to 6pm on Thursday, December 29th. ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

First Day hikes offered

Guided hikes will be offered in 16 state parks, including Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown (at 1 p.m. 607-547-8662), on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hik... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Dorfman volunteers give to Salvation Army

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Published: 12/27/2011

RFA walking track public dates listed

Public indoor walking continues from 7 to 9 p.m. on certain dates in January on the track inside Rome Free Academy. Michael Stamboly, director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health and Healt... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Charged in first meth drug bust in August; Parise gets charged for selling meth again

Rome resident Jason A. Parise was charged in the first methamphetamine drug bust in the city, and he admitted as much in County Court in October. But not long after he was released on his own r... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Ridge Mills School upgrade draws praise; but temperatures are running hot and cold

A $5.9 million renovation completed last summer at Ridge Mills Elementary School is still running hot and cold at times, with some rooms’ temperatures spiking up or down as kinks are worked o... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

68-year-old man charged with sexual abuse of disabled men

TOWN OF LYONSDALE — A 68-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing two developmentally disabled men in Lewis County. Lowville-based state police said James H. Villiere, of 7990 Penny Se... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

63-year-old woman tumbles car into creek on Christmas Eve

TABERG — Several neighbors came to the aid of a 63-year-old woman when her car took a tumble into Furnace Creek on Christmas Eve. The neighbors had Mary Kohl out of her vehicle and onto s... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Family safe but homeless after fire

TOWN OF WESTERN — A family is homeless this morning after flames charred their mobile home on the day after Christmas. No one was injured, but most of the contents and some Christmas presents... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 7:09 a.m. W. Dominick St., disabled vehicle. 7:59 a.m. Erie Blvd. East, accident. 8:40 a.m. N. James St., check welfar... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 4:12 a.m. 610 Laurel St., first aid. 8:02 a.m. 105 Expense St., telephone alarm. 9:49 a.m. 606 E. Garden St., first aid. 11:48 a.m. 406 Hickor... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 1:09 a.m. Waterville Ambulance, Cooper St., Oriskany Falls, transport. 2:36 a.m. New Hartford, Oxford Road, assist. 3:15 a.m. Oneida Castle, Steub... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:25 a.m. Cooper St., Oriskany Falls, assist. 2:21 a.m. Stokes-Lee Center Road, Lee, marijuana. 3:39 a.m. Route 26, Ava, accident. 6:19 a.m. ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:07 a.m. Point Rock Road, Lee, accident. 2:26 a.m. Stokes-Westernville Road, Lee, assist. 4:22 a.m. Patrick Road, Verona, dispute. 6:19 a.m.... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Building permit

Deborah J. Langon, 220 Elm St., $1,000, install new 36-inch entrance door. [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Fracking film slated at ADK

NEW HARTFORD — The public is invited as the Iroquois Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club watches the film "All Fracked Up II: What Would Happen if Water Isn’t Water Anymore.&qu... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Reilley’s love for the game runs deep

For some athletes, the skills and love for a certain sport runs in the family tree and gets passed down from one generation to another throughout history. In the case of Rome Free Academy senio... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

RFA players chosen first-team football all-stars

Two Rome Free Academy football players were named Section III Class AA-1 first-team all-stars by league coaches. Senior fullback Rich Stapleton and senior placekicker Dylan Thomas were awarded ... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Toolkit helps baby boomers transition to Medicare

"How Medicare Works With Employer-Based Insurance: A Guide for Employers, Professionals and Consumers," a toolkit of educational materials designed to help older adults navigate the trans... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Open house Jan. 3

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing , 2209 Genesee St., Utica, will hold an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the College. To reserve a seat, go online at www.s... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Building permit

Norbert Dole, 111 First St., $2,500, construct a 32-by-22-foot pole barn on an existing foundation and slab. [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Unhappiness disease that often shortens life

How many of us are pessimistic about opportunities, the future of our nation or the chance that we will live out our lives with sufficient resources to meet our needs? Pessimism is rampant, and thi... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011

Lung Association offers advice
on preparing quit-smoking plan

Many New Yorkers will make the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking in 2012. While quitting smoking is extremely difficult — six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to sto... [more...]

Published: 12/27/2011
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