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ELLIOTT — To Ryan Elliott and Brittany Smith, of Rome, on Sunday Dec. 25, 2011, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Charlotte Rene. MORGAN — To Joshua Morgan and Sarah Babcock, o... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Home from Iraq

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Published: 12/30/2011

Anthony ‘Blondie’ Valentine

Anthony D. Valentine, 87, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Rome Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Rome, NY on January 7, 1924, son of the late Rocco and... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Submit church news

News from churches or church-related groups for the Today’s Living religion pages, published on Saturdays, can be e-mailed to living@RNY.com or mailed to Daily Sentinel - Living, PO Box 471, ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Funeral notices

ALLEN — Robert N. Allen, 81, of Oneida, on Dec. 23, 2011. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Oneida. Burial Oneida Castle Cemetery. Calling hours 3-7 p.m. Tu... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Check your schedule

Clergy and board members are asked to check the schedule for their church’s main services in Saturday’s Religion pages. If the information is incorrect, e-mail living@RNY.com or call th... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Jeanne Iris MacDonald Stevenson

Jeanne Iris MacDonald Stevenson passed away on Sat. November 12, 2011 at the age of 89, strong until the end, beloved by her family. On June 5, 1922, a beautiful spring afternoon, Jeanne was bo... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 9 to 23 Normal Range: 16 to 32 Records: -7(1993), 61(1984) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 2.5" Monthly rainfall: 6.42" Rainfall for year: 51.3" Sno... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Open or closed?

Because New Year’s Day is Sunday, Jan. 1, some organizations will observe a holiday on Monday, Jan 2. Here is a partial schedule of holiday changes: Banks: All will be closed Sunday and M... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 7, 5, 9, Lucky Sum: 21. WinFour: 8, 8, 2, 3, Lucky Sum: 21. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Clouds, some rain;
highs in lower 40s

Tonight — Rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. Saturday — Mostly cloudy. Rain likely — Mainly in the morning. Highs in the lower... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Strategic hires planner

Strategic Financial Services has hired Aaron Evans as a financial planning associate and member of the investment team as a research analyst. Prior to joining Strategic, Evans managed and desig... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Fusco formalizes resignations; reminds Brown to turn in the keys

Mayor-elect Joseph R. Fusco Jr. has sent letters to several city employees who serve at the pleasure of the mayor asking them for their resignations at the end of the year. He also sent one to the ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Please fix drainage on Lee road

Anybody coming down Route 26 before the big hill in Lee, you should watch the road. Water is coming up through the road, and freezing over, which is about 200 feet long. And it’s not just a t... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Palmieri sworn in as Utica mayor

Robert M. Palmieri became the 76th mayor of the City of Utica today when he took the oath of office in the Common Council chambers. Former Utica City Court Judge Anthony J. Garramone administer... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Quickbooks seminar offered Jan. 18-19

MARCY — The Small Business Development Center is offering a two-part seminar titled, "Start Using QuickBooks for Your Business," Jan. 18 and 19 at SUNYIT’s Kunsela Hall, in th... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

New security chief

VERONA — David Flynn of Chadwicks has been promoted to director of security at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino. As director, he leads the security team that looks... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Oneida Post 169 welcomes Burton home; served in Afghanistan for seven months

ONEIDA — Oneida Legion Post 169 will welcome home Staff Sgt. Diane Burton at an event to be held at 7 p.m. today. Burton, daughter of Peter Burton and Barbara Butler, has been serving in ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Reality Store comes
to Oriskany

ORISKANY — Sophomores at Oriskany Junior-Senior High School participated in a career simulation event called The Reality Store on Dec. 15. The Reality Store is a simulation during which s... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Griffo secures funds to help protect local defense assets

Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, has secured funding that will support a regional public-private sector partnership to help the region develop pro-active steps to tell the success stories of the ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Utica-based tug rated best

Tug Roosevelt, based in Utica on the Erie Canal, has won state Canal Corporation top honors for providing outstanding service to patrons. Other canal honorees are Best Lock, Lock 4 at Waterloo ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Y gets grants for laptops and changing room

The Rome Family Y has received a $13,100 grant from the Stevens Kingsley Fund of the Rome Community Foundation. The Y purchased eight laptop computers for use by the staff with $5,600 of the gr... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

United Way wants you!

The United Way of Rome & Western Oneida County is seeking community involvement to help decide what programs will share in the proceeds from its current campaign. The United Way is looking for volu... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Competitive bid and experience rating mean city will save on health insurance

The switch to a new health insurance carrier this year will provide savings for the city and its employees in 2012, according to Mayor James F. Brown. The administration used a competitive bid ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

On dean’s list

Katia Lauricella, daughter of Domenico and Susan Lauricella, 911 N. James St., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Medaille College, Buffalo. She is a sophomore, majori... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

You can help

About $3.5 million is still owed on View’s building. Checks written and mailed today or Saturday can still count for 2011 tax deductions. They can be sent to View, P.O. Box 1144, Old Forge, N... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Energy-efficient View gets silver certification

OLD FORGE — Like a Christmas present that was expected and even arrived early, View, the new arts center has been given Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certificati... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Modular home fire displaces eight

TOWN OF VIENNA — A family of eight were displaced from their Mill Road home Thursday night after fire spread from the fire place to the underside of their modular home. No one was injured... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Two children hospitalized after Madison-Bloomfield accident

Two young children were hospitalized for whiplash after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Madison and West Bloomfield streets Wednesday afternoon. Police said Jason S. Farrar... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Broken laptop leads to child porn charges

NEW HARTFORD — A Whitesboro man accused of possessing kiddie porn on his laptop computer was taken into custody after he brought the computer for maintenance at the Best Buy store on Commerci... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:57 a.m. N. James St., check welfare. 2:24 a.m. S. Jay St., animal. 3:31 a.m. W. Embargo St., domestic. 8:08 a... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Fire log

To report an emergency; 911 Thursday 8:18 a.m. 1625 Black River Blvd., first aid. 10:56 a.m. 1221 Erie Blvd. West, accident. 1:34 p.m. 103 Kossuth St., first aid. 4:03 p.m. 310 ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Creosote fire a warning to others

TOWN OF VIENNA — A shed fire on Route 49 this morning serves as a reminder for homeowners to clean out their chimneys and heaters before the winter cold arrives in full. A build-up of cre... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Use good sense: Don’t drink and drive

Law enforcers and other officials across the state are gearing up for New Year’s Eve Saturday night, with increased patrols and checkpoints for possible drunken driving on one of the largest ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 30, 2001 The winter session at Rome Art and Community Center begins the week of Jan. 21, and registration for adult and childrens’ classes is under way. A tentative contract agre... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Resolutions could help earth

Luckily for us, Santa is very kind, or else we would have received a lump of coal in our stockings for being major contributors to climate change. Instead of giving us more stuff, I imagine San... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

College Notebook

Camden grad helps Coe College net title Camden graduate Jackie Bakken was a part of the Coe College women’s volleyball team as it claimed its first-ever Iowa Conference Championship in sc... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Black Knights can’t fend off Utica Proctor

The Rome Free Academy boys basketball team dropped its second loss of the season following a 70-47 rout from undefeated at 6-0 overall Proctor High of Utica on Thursday night in Utica. Justin H... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

RFA girls JV team cruises to win

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball team cruised through the first round of their annual Holiday Tournament by defeating Syracuse Academy of Science, 64-5, on Thursday. Jenna ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

VVS girls hoops team scores 30-point victory

MADISON — The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls basketball team got ahead with a six-point lead at the half and soared away to a 65-35 triumph over hosting Madison during the Madison Christmas Tou... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 5:49 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, Route 49, accident. 8:47 a.m. Vineall Ambulance, Stoney Brook Road, Verona, accident. 9:02 a.m. Westernville, Meszle... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:07 a.m. Route 233, Westmoreland, alarm. 5:04 a.m. W. Main St., Waterville, alarm. 8:47 a.m. Stoney Brook Road, Verona, accident. 9:38 a.m.... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 5:49 a.m. Route 49, accident. 6:03 a.m. N. Gage Road, Trenton, disorderly. 8:17 a.m. Passer Road, accident. 8:47 a.m. Stoney Brook Road, Ver... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Romans erupt in third period for another win

CAMILLUS — The Rome Free Academy hockey squad edged ahead of Potsdam on a one point advantage in the second period before erupting for three goals in the final period to pull away for a 5-1 t... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

RFA too much to handle in lopsided victory

The Rome Free Academy girls basketball team collected their third win in their last four games after sailing past Syracuse Academy of Science, 59-11, to open up their annual Holiday Tournament on T... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Energy efficiency programs can help cut heating costs this winter

This heating season, National Grid officials state that natural gas is "the best heating source for upstate New York residents because of its convenience, comfort and comparable environmental ... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

When donations are solicited by causes, homeowners are advised to exercise care

Citizen groups that share an opposition to hydrofracking have differing views about seeking financial donations door-to-door, a practice that has generated some buzz among local residents and offic... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

County Exec takes oath of office

"We’ve laid the foundation for change...made significant inroads with a variety of projects," but "we need to do more," says Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Premier wins major Air Canada contract

Premier Aviation & Overhaul Center announced a "significant" new maintenance contract with the Air Canada airline that will help sustain employment at Premier’s 14-month-old Griffis... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011

Jordan gets engaged to model Yvette Prieto

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michael Jordan is engaged to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model he’s been dating for three years. Publicist Estee Portnoy confirmed the news, fir... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2011
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