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The longest journey

There is a Chinese proverb that goes something like ‘the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ I often think of the proverb during this Christmas time because it a sens... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2011

Meetings

TUESDAY Board of County Legislators: reorganizational meeting, noon. Tenth floor, County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica. Planning Board, 7 p.m. Review three-lot subdivision at 200 N.... [more...]

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Year end Dec.

1st — The Rome school district may switch from steam to natural gas for heating at Rome Free Academy, which would halt service from a utility company that the district has taken to court in a... [more...]

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Day of Prayer Friday on meek

SYRACUSE — Christ the King Retreat Center, 500 Brookford Road, will hold a First Friday Day of Prayer, Friday from 10 a.m. ­ 3 p.m. Fr. Donald H. Karlen will lead this day of prayer o... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2011

County slates January clinics

The county Health Department has announced the preventative services scheduled for January. The clinics are open to all county residents. Blood pressure screening is available at all immunization s... [more...]

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Susan Adele Amidon

Susan Adele Amidon, a loving daughter, amazing mother, aunt and a wonderful grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Susan was born April 29, 1950 in Rome, NY to proud p... [more...]

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Nation commemorates 10th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

1st — A horse in the Camden area has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to the Oneida County Health Department, and officials are awaiting test results on two more affected anim... [more...]

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Remember ‘reason for the season’

After viewing news articles concerning horrific acts upon humanity, I feel it’s time to reflect on the purpose of life. Two thousand years ago we were told to love one another, and yet the wo... [more...]

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Births

CITTADINO — To Brad Cittadino and Tonya Holland, of Boonville, on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Lewis County General Hospital, a daughter, Natalia Doris. DRAKE — To Douglas Drake Jr. ... [more...]

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. . . and as the new year arrives

We expect 2012 to be a positive, constructive, better year. A tight economy like we have experienced requires people to work smarter. Our commercial marketplace enables every individual to help tun... [more...]

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As 2011 passes . . .

First on the agenda, we want to thank Mayor James F. Brown for his accomplishments. Rome is a better place for his tenure. The business experience he brought to the position has paid off. From ... [more...]

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Theresa Ann Auricchio

@Body.10. no-hyphen:Theresa Ann Auricchio, age 73, of Rome, passed away December 29, 2011, with her loving family at her side. She was born March 11, 1938, in Rome, a daughter of Paul and Angel... [more...]

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County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 27 to 37 Normal Range: 16 to 32 Records: -11(1962), 55(1990) Rainfall: 0.01" Snow: 1.1" Monthly rainfall: 6.43" Rainfall for year: 51.31" ... [more...]

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Rita Anne Marcinkowski

@Body.10. no-hyphen:BOONVILLE — Rita Anne Marcinkowski, of Boonville NY, passed away on Friday, December 30th 2011 after a long illness. Born Rita Anne Novak on May 26th 1930, Rita was the da... [more...]

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Some fund-raisers make much more for themselves than charity

The company that handles fundraising for the Volunteer Firemen’s Convention Committee of Oneida County was rated the worst in the local 15-county region by the state Attorney General’s ... [more...]

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Guardianship topic Jan. 9
for Arc Family Forum

ONEIDA — Beginning in January, Madison-Cortland Arc will host monthly Family Forums on issues related to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The Family Forum on... [more...]

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Pins for Pets Bowlathon Jan. 8

The annual "Pins for Pets" Bowlathon returns on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the AMF Pin-O-Rama bowling center in Utica to benefit the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Families, friends and co-worke... [more...]

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Small businesses, organizations can sign up for free energy study Jan. 11

MARCY — Small businesses and organizations can get free help Wednesday, Jan. 11 in signing up for a free energy efficiency study valued up to $1,500. The Mohawk Small Business Development... [more...]

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Free financial seminar Wednesday

First Assembly of God, 207 N. Madison St., presents a free seminar on the "Seven Biblical Principles for Financial Freedom" Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn ho... [more...]

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Seniors invited to Game Day

VERNON — Senior citizens are invited to Game Day to be held twice in the Vernon United Methodist Church, 5230 W. Seneca St. (Route 5). The events are at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 and aga... [more...]

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In 2012, many tax benefits rise due to inflation adjustments

WASHINGTON — For tax year 2012, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise and tax brackets will widen due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service announced. By law, the dol... [more...]

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On dean’s list

Dakota Burke of Forestport has been named to fall dean’s list at Berry College, Rome, Ga. [more...]

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Year end Aug.

1st — A man and woman are in custody after police raided a methamphetamine laboratory at 402 Riverside Drive near Floyd Avenue this morning. The bust was the first meth lab discovered in Rome... [more...]

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Year end July

1st — The Oneida prison is among the seven state facilities Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday he will start closing after 60 days from now to save money as New York’s inmate population... [more...]

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On dean’s list

Carissa P. Thompson, daughter and stepdaughter of Tina and Peder Messina, 608 Woodland Ave., and Everett and Roni Thompson Jr., 324 Butler Road, Poland has been named to the dean’s list for t... [more...]

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On dean’s list

Emily Jones, daughter and stepdaughter of Wendy and Todd Bowers, 6388 Anderegg Drive, Lee, and Gwynn Jones, 1515 Roser Terrace, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester as Mass... [more...]

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Preparing for 2012

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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...]

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Five locals selected as all-state field hockey all-stars

Five local field hockey players were named to the Section III All-State Team, selected by league coaches. Among the selections were Rome Free Academy senior midfielder Kaysie Gregory and junior... [more...]

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Tabloid Tales of the Past

Dec. 31, 2001 A driver was charged with drunken driving and six traffic tickets were issued at three DWI checkpoints around the area Saturday night, police said. Checkpoints are part of the eff... [more...]

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Sun, some showers; highs in mid 40s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle. A chance of rain in the evening — Then patchy freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of prec... [more...]

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Meetings

SUNDAY Whitestown Town Board, 2 p.m. Organizational meeting, Town Hall, 8539 Clark Mills Road. [more...]

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Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Friday Evening: Daily: 9, 1, 6, Lucky Sum: 16. WinFour: 1, 0, 9, 8, Lucky Sum: 18. Mega Millions: 04, 24, 45, 46, 52, Mega Ball: 1. He... [more...]

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Utica woman face marijuana felony count

A Utica woman was taken into custody on the State Thruway in Albany County Friday after she was found with marijuana inside her vehicle during a traffic stop. Troop T State Police said they pul... [more...]

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Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 1:45 a.m. N. James St., check. 2:09 a.m. Black River Blvd., traffic. 2:10 a.m. W. Thomas St., check. 2:20 a.m. Cra... [more...]

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Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 11:01 a.m. 315 Mohawk St., first aid. 3:21 p.m. 108 N. Washington St., investigate. 3:29 p.m. Route 365 and Greenway-New London Road, accident. ... [more...]

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Ride home friend gets arrested too

TOWN OF VERNON — A Clinton man was charged with driving while intoxicated after troopers found him inside his vehicle that was stopped along the shoulder of Route 5 Friday. And when a fri... [more...]

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Unlicensed driver flees traffic stop

TOWN OF LEWIS — What started as a traffic stop for a vehicle violation turned more serious for the driver after he fled from his vehicle on foot Friday evening. Lewis County Sheriff&rsquo... [more...]

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Cocaine possession charged after crash

TOWN OF CROGHAN — A 38-year-old man was charged with cocaine possession after crashing his truck on Woods Road and refusing to comply with law enforcement Friday night. Robert G. Campany,... [more...]

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State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 3:29 a.m. Fuller Road, Steuben, car/deer. 4:09 a.m. Dewey Avenue, Whitesboro, suspicious activity. 5:45 a.m. River Road, car/deer. 6:10 a.m. G... [more...]

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Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 1:08 a.m. Route 20, Sangerfield, alarm. 1:32 a.m. Sarenski Road, Verona, accident. 2:49 a.m. Route 20, Sangerfield, suspicious activity. 2:54 ... [more...]

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Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 1:32 a.m. Verona, Vienna Fire Department, stand-by. 1:32 a.m. Vineall, Sarenski Road, Verona, accident. 2:46 a.m. Westmoreland, Shed Road, structu... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2011

Rome elects a new mayor Joseph R. Fusco Jr.

1st — Rates are rising for Time Warner Cable customers. Some customers will see their bills grow an average 4.29 percent starting in December. 2nd — Pointing to a defense of insanit... [more...]

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Year End Oct.

1st — The Rome Main Streets Alliance is putting about $350,000 into a pair of buildings on the 400 block of North James Street as a starting point for its rehabilitation efforts in the neighb... [more...]

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Semiconductor firm talks part of Taiwan visit

Congressman William Owens is in Taiwan this week for a visit including talks with a major semiconductor maker about a possible investment in New York, but local prospects are unclear. The talks... [more...]

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Area church services

Adas Israel Synagogue, 706 Hickory St. 337-3170. Sabbath Service, Fri. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 336-2610.Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 336... [more...]

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Liberty Gardens preliminary plans before Planning Board Tuesday

The lone item on the Planning Board agenda for its meeting Tuesday is a preliminary plan review of a subdivision for the redevelopment project at Liberty Gardens. The five-member volunteer boar... [more...]

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Oriskany defeated in overtime during tilt with New York Mills

The Oriskany boys basketball team gave the reigning New York Sate Class D champion New York Mills a run, but missed foul shots and a scoring lapse ended their hopes of victory, as the Redskins lost... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2011

Lady Knights take down Holiday Tournament

Fierce competition landed right in front of the Rome Free Academy girls basketball team in the title game during their quest to capture another championship in their fifth annual Holiday Tournament... [more...]

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Colgate hockey team nets 12th win

HAMILTON — Both teams combined to score six special teams goals and one 4-on-4 strike but it was the No. 11/12 ranked Colgate men’s hockey team that came out on top by a 5-2 score on Fr... [more...]

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Rome JV girls basketball team victorious during Holiday Tourney

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball team came out victorious in their Holiday Tournament by defeating Nottingham High of Syracuse, 42-20, in the championship round on Friday. ... [more...]

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RFA boys and girls pace field at memorial indoor meet

The Rome Free Academy boys and girls indoor track teams captured the top two spots at the John DiMao Memorial Invitational at Colgate University on Friday. The boys came out on top with a team ... [more...]

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Year end Feb.

1st — The NBT Bank teller was the first witness this morning in the trial of accused bank robber Brian J. Brown. Brown, age 31, of 717 Rutger Street, Utica, is accused of shooting Sheriff&rsq... [more...]

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Year End Jan.

1st — Many iPhone customers had some explaining to do after they overslept to start the new year, due to a glitch in the gadget’s alarm clock feature. Users who set their iPhone alarm f... [more...]

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Meetings

MONDAY Clinton Village Board, 7 p.m. Lumbard Memorial Hall, North Park Row. Ava Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 11468 State Route 26. Westmoreland Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town... [more...]

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