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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: 12/28/2011

Funeral notices

DESTITO — Paul A. Destito, 72, of Rome, on Dec. 25, 2011. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St., and at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Cent... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Terry A. Planck

BOONVILLE — Terry A. Planck, 52, of Thayer Hill Road, husband of Cindy (Cavanaugh), passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from injuries he sustained while felling a tree at his c... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

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: 12/28/2011

County Airport weather report for Tuesday

Temperatures: 25 to 42 Normal Range: 16 to 32 Records: -17(1968), 61(1982) Rainfall: .27" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 6.42" Rainfall for year: 51.3" S... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Serafina ‘Sunny’ Palmiero

Serafina "Sunny" Palmiero, of Derry, NH died Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Salemhaven Nursing Home, Salem, NH surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York, NY, a daughter ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Births

ANDERSON — To James Anderson and Kelly Howe, of Broookfield, on Thursday Dec. 22, 2011, in Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, a son, Joshua James. GALLUPPI — To Joseph and Monica P... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Zoo has ‘good, bad, ugly’

Educators at the Utica Zoo will hold a winter program every Saturday throughout January from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each week will feature a different theme with activities, crafts and animals revol... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Trains in Historical Society Thursday

Trains are on display at the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St., Utica, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The regular $2 admission fee is waived for this event, although "don... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

RFA’s defense steps up against Camden

It took a quarter for the Rome Free Academy Lady Black Knights to get into their grooves on Tuesday against Tri-Valley League foe Camden, but once they did, they played lights out basketball. P... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Columnists should be journalists

Progressive columnist E. J. Dionne, whose column sometimes appears in this newspaper, appears to have forgotten that even columnists must first be journalists. In his recent column Dionne depends o... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Holland Patent Lego winners

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Published: 12/28/2011

Winter weather alert

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Weather changes promote snowy sports

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Wife allegedly took laptop computer while spouse distracted Wal-Mart cashier

A husband and wife team are accused of shoplifting a laptop computer from Wal-Mart. Todd, 61, and Linda Lashen, 58, both of 501 E. Dominick St., were each released on their own recognizance by ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Dance classes offered at MVCC

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education will offer ballroom and Latin dancing classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skilled levels at Rome&rs... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Skateboard movies preview Thursday in Uptown

Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Uptown Theater in Utica, videographer Steve Robinson will preview three skateboard movies that were filmed in Utica and the surrounding area. What started out as a &ls... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Some sun; chance
of flurries, lower 30s

@Body.10. bld.ital:Lake effect snow advisory in effect until 11 p.m. Tonight — Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers — Mainly in the evening. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inc... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Tuesday Evening: Daily: 7, 8, 1, Lucky Sum: 16. WinFour: 2, 4, 3, 4, Lucky Sum : 13. Mega Millions: 23, 32, 33, 39, 43, Mega Ball: 8. ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Democrats want to keep
board seats

Concerns about Republican plans to reduce the county Board of Legislators’ size and number of board meetings were expressed today by its Democratic caucus. Among legislators presenting st... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

You could be voting in three primaries in addition to a presidential election

Elections next year could be numerous. Counties may wind up conducting three primaries and one general election in 2012. "It’s almost guaranteed," said Oneida County Republican ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Family events slated this week
at Munson-Williams-Proctor

Holiday Break Activities for Families, one free and one paid, are scheduled by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica. A free, publie guided family gallery tour will... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘Bambi’ among National Film Registry picks

"My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’" That line was immortalized by Tom Hanks in the award-winning movie &qu... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

MEETINGS

THURSDAY Board of Estimate and Contract, 3 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 198 N. Washington St. Main Street Alliance Design Committee, 7 p.m. Department of Community and Economic Develop... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Oneida Financial plans dividend

ONEIDA — Oneida Financial Corp. will issue a 12-cent stock dividend, according to company President and Chief Executive Officer Michael R. Kallet. The dividend is payable to stockholders ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Firm buys PAR subsidiary that specializes in logistics

NEW HARTFORD — PAR Logistics Management Systems, a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corp., has been sold to New Jersey-based ORBCOMM, a global satellite data communications company. PAR Logis... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

With no objection raised, Picente will sign hotel tax

A three-year extension of Oneida County’s 2 percent hotel occupancy tax through 2014 is set to take effect, following a hearing Tuesday by County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. that he said... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Camden town justice appointment dispute headed to state Supreme Court on Jan. 25

CAMDEN — A dispute over the appointment of an interim town justice has entered a separate legal battleground, in state Supreme Court. A court petition has been filed against the Town Boar... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Merrell sworn in as Supreme Court justice

LOWVILLE — Judge Charles C. Merrell, of Lowville, was scheduled today to take the oath of office and be sworn in as a state Supreme Court justice in the 5th Judicial District. The ceremony wa... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 28, 2001 Residents of Oneida and Herkimer counties will be able to recycle their holiday gift wrap and cards. To recycle gift wrap and cards, set out the material in a clear plastic bag, t... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Mayor Brown to end term $600,000+ under budget

The city will end 2011 slightly more than $600,000 under budget, Mayor James F. Brown said today. This year’s spending plan was approved by the Common Council at $40,660,191. The final nu... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Fitness, pottery classes slated in View

OLD FORGE — Fitness and pottery classes are scheduled in View, a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Route 28. To register call View at 369-6411 or e-mail info@ViewArts.org. Besides Z... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Children’s Museum lists programs

The Children’s Museum, 311 Main Street, Utica, keeps its Festival of Trees & Lights up for viewing until the end of December. The following activities taking place: Thursday "Air... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Teen accused of stealing electronics

LYONS FALLS — A Lewis County teen-ager is accused of stealing electronics out of several cars. Sheriff’s deputies said Bradley Rogers, 17, of Port Leyden, stole GPS units and radar ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

State allocates $3 million
to monitor ignition interlocks

A total of $3 million has been made available statewide for counties to monitor ignition interlock devices for those convicted of drunken driving. In 2011, Oneida County used $33,521 from the s... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Hunting gear stolen from unlocked vehicle

Hunting supplies, including two hunting knives, were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle on Mohawk Street last week. Police said the items were stolen sometime overnight between Thursday, Dec. 22... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Boonville man killed felling tree

TOWN OF WEST TURIN — A Boonville man was killed Tuesday in a logging accident in Lewis County. Terry A. Planck, 52, of 1968 Thayer Hill Road, was using a chainsaw to cut down trees on fam... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Gas ignites while trying to light furnace

WHITESBORO — A man was hospitalized with "singed eyebrows" after standing too close to a furnace he was trying to light Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Four Utica women face charges after hitting security guard with car

NEW HARTFORD — Four Utica women are facing charges after hitting a security guard with their car at the Sangertown Square Mall Friday. Police said Lakia Dickson, 24, Shaquayia A. Jackson,... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Parolee charged after attempt to rob Yorkville video clerk

YORKVILLE — A 26-year-old parolee is accused of trying to rob a clerk at Ecco Video at closing time on Oriskany Boulevard Tuesday evening. Law enforcers said the clerk was able to call 9-... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 9:46 a.m. 310 Cottage St., first aid. 10:56 a.m. 5495 Rome-New London Road, electrical fire. 11:29 a.m. 6535 Evans Road, first aid. 12:06 p.m... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 1:46 a.m. Kossuth St., check welfare. 2:16 a.m. Park Drive Manor II, larceny. 10:16 a.m. Carey St., suspicious activity. 10:56 a.m. W. Libert... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 8:49 a.m. Clinton, Dwight Ave., Kirkland, investigate. 10:42 a.m. Oriskany, Airport Road, Whitestown, alarm. 12:43 p.m. Lake Delta, Emerald Lane,... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 1:15 a.m. E. Seneca St., Vernon, domestic. 1:41 a.m. Spruce Lane, Annsville, domestic. 2:39 a.m. American Legion Post, Western, burglary. 4:3... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Tuesday 1:41 a.m. Spruce Lane, Annsville, domestic. 2:39 a.m. Route 46, Western, alarm. 4:33 a.m. Potato Hill Road, Boonville, car/deer. 6:13 a.m. Ri... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Four hospitalized after car skids and crashes into embankment

ANNSVILLE — Four people were hospitalized after their car crashed at the intersection of Route 69 and Taberg-Florence Road Monday. Fire officials said the driver, who identity was not ava... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

State ‘Move over’ law expanded to include more authorized vehicles stopped on road

The New York State ‘Move Over’ law will expand in the new year to include tow trucks, construction vehicles and any authorized personnel involved in roadside assistance. The change ... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Pellet lodges in foot after accidental discharge of BB gun

Parents warned Ralphie Parker "You’ll shoot your eye out" with a Red Ryder BB gun in the 1983 movie ‘A Christmas Story’ run and re-run this week — but no one warne... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Black Knights JVs even record at 4-4

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity boys basketball team evened their record to 4-4 following a 74-45 triumph over hosting Camden on Tuesday. Donald Perkins led Rome with 12 points, while Dyla... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Golden Knights impressive on first day of memorial wrestling event

The Holland Patent wrestling squad swept right through the competition in the first of the two-day Brett Dixon Memorial Duals at Central Square High School on Tuesday. The Golden Knights beat a... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Romans still perfect in league play

The Rome Free Academy basketball team kept its undefeated Tri-Valley League record intact following a 56-44 triumph over host Camden on Tuesday afternoon. The Black Knights had three players re... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011

Excel class slated
in Oriskany Library

ORISKANY — Friday, Jan. 6 from 2-4 p.m. Oriskany Public Library, 621 Utica St., will have a Basic Microsoft Excel class on creating a Monthly Budget. This hands-on course will use a month... [more...]

Published: 12/28/2011
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