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Aviation commissioner gets boot

Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Vernon W. Gray III has been sent to the wild blue yonder as "chief pilot" at Griffiss International Airport in Rome. Gray, commissioner since Octob... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Funeral notices

BUCK — Kathryn Buck, 88, of Rome, on Jan. 6, 2012. Services 5 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, 4964 Rome-New London Rd. Contributions to the Friendship Baptist Church. ... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Phyllis Holeck

Phyllis Holeck, 80, of Verona, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012, at her home. Born August 5, 1931 in Westernville, NY, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Edna Martin Nessel. Phyllis graduated... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

County Airport weather report for Wednesday

Temperatures: 28 to 45 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -24(1968), 45(2012) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: .08" Rainfall for year: .08" Snowf... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Flags lowered in tribute to deceased judge

Flags at Oneida County buildings have been lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of the late Judge John L. Murad. Murad served for more than 35 years as a Utica City Court judge, an One... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

No mail Monday; banks, schools and government offices closed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 16, and many local office and organizations will be closed in observance of the federal holiday. ¿Banks: All will be closed Monday. ¿Bus... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Kathryn G. Buck

ROME — Kathryn G. Buck, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2012, at the Residential Facility of Rome Hospital. She was born June 6, 1923, to James and Daisy Carolina Wimett... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Births

BRUNI — To Salvatore Bruni and Adina Davis, of Cold Brook, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Alexa Rae. DERBYSHIRE — To Bruce and Angela Charlwood Derb... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Antoinette M. Comito

Antoinette M. Comito, 86, of Erie, Pa, formerly of Rome, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Mooresville, NC. She was born in Rome, NY, on November 8, 1925 daughter of the late Salvatore and M... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

On dean’s list

Mackenzie Spelling, daughter of Michael and Mary Rose Spelling, 6615 Lawrence St., has been named to the fall dean’s list at SUNY Potsdam. [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Oriskany JVs edge New York Mills

The Oriskany boys junior varsity basketball team scored a 57-49 victory over Center State Conference foe New York Mills on Wednesday at New York Mills High School. Tyrone Cowell scored a team-h... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

HP wrestlers pin down crown

The Holland Patent wrestling team secured the Tri-Valley League championship with a commanding 52-30 victory over visiting Camden on Wednesday night. The Golden Knights, who improved to 5-0 in ... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Mills pulls away from Oriskany

The Oriskany boys basketball squad couldn’t avenge an earlier loss against longtime Center State Conference Division IV rival New York Mills on Wednesday night as the Redskins were handed a 6... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Tips lead to marijuana raid on River Street

Five men and one woman were charged with marijuana possession Wednesday afternoon following a drug raid at their River Street residence. The raid was based on anonymous tips from the public, la... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Charged in heroin sale

CLARK MILLS — A 24-year-old man has been charged with dealing drugs and selling heroin in and around the Kirkland area. Police said Brik J. Alden, of 50 Pratt Ave., was taken into custody... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

RFA senior fulfills potential Parkmond big part of basketball team’s success

Rome Free Academy senior basketball player Lloyd Parkmond III still remembers when he first started playing basketball as a fifth-grader at Gansevoort Elementary School. Introduced to the sport... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Questions on education and mandate relief

Questions from Romans regarding the governor’s plan for 2012 focused mainly on teaching and schools, but also included mandate relief and infrastructure improvements. State Office of Gene... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

25 cars rifled in Oriskany

ORISKANY — The wave of larcenies from vehicles has spread into a new week and a new location, with at least 10 reported break-ins overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, no ar... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

After 2 years, a second arrest in Lombino robbery

When two masked men stormed into Lombino’s Market wielding an ax and stole cash and lottery tickets, law enforcers were only able to catch one of the culprits. The accused accomplice fled... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Pension cut is penalty for prison cheater

The former head of the state prison food processing center in south Rome will have his pension cut by nearly $4,000 a year after he admitted to stealing $100,000 in salary benefits and took every F... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Passengers hurt in wreck

ANNSVILLE — Two female passengers were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after the pickup truck in which they were riding struck a tree off Willson Road East. Sheriff’s deputies said... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 12:33 a.m. Camden, Oswego County, mutual aid. 1:32 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, W. Thomas St., transport. 9:04 a.m. Waterville, Stafford Ave. N., tra... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency; 911 Wednesday 1:31 a.m. Summit Road, Paris, open door/window. 2:19 a.m. Lamphear Road, animal. 6:27 a.m. Elm St., Oriskany, larceny. 9:02 a.m. Rome-New L... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 1:32 a.m. Summit Road, Paris, open door/window. 5:19 a.m. Route 5, Vernon, car/deer. 5:55 a.m. Route 291, Marcy, alarm. 5:58 a.m. Route 8, ... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Police log

To report an emergency; 911 Website: www.romepd.com Wednesday 12:38 a.m. Second St., dispute. 12;52 a.m. Turin St., assist. 1:25 a.m. W. Thomas St., check welfare. 2:27 a.m.... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Admits attack with bat

A 30-year-old man admitted in City Court Wednesday that he attacked another man with a baseball bat, and threatened that man’s children. Kevin M. Jefferson, of 714 Floyd Ave., pleaded gui... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Wednesday 9:27 a.m. 7809 W. Thomas St., carbon monoxide. 12:20 p.m. 301 S. James St., first aid. 1:26 p.m. 100 N. Madison St., first aid. 2:26 p.m. 4... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

More snow;
highs in mid 30s

Tonight — Cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Snow showers likely — Mainly after midnight. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance o... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Wednesday Evening: Daily: 0, 0, 0, Lucky Sum: Zero. WinFour: 6, 6, 4, 7, Lucky Sum: 23. Lotto: 20, 33, 49, 51, 52, 56, Bonus: 17. ... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 12, 2002 Mixed opinions on where the 15,000-square-foot Marinus Willett Visitors Center should be built were voiced at a workshop Wednesday night attended by about 35 people. BOONVILLE... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

RFA Rhapsody presents Choir Festival on Jan. 20

Friday, Jan. 20, Rome Free Academy will host the first Central New York Show Choir Festival. Groups from RFA, Waterville, and Holland Patent will perform. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Free Irish music session Jan. 18

Craobh Dugan, the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, will be holding a traditional irish music session Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Session will be held at the Mill, 601 E. Dominic... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Goals to aid middle class outlined

Working to enrich opportunities in education and for the middle class and bringing "quality" jobs to the region are among goals Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-24, Barneveld, plans to work on in... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Adirondack reverses on bus aides

BOONVILLE — The Adirondack school district is reversing a one-week-old shift of aides on school buses that had been driven by funding issues, after fielding concerns from staffers and residen... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Heavy debt for the brightest

Not all that long ago in the American experience, a million was a big number. Then it was a billion. Today the word "trillion" is thrown around casually. The number is so big and so h... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

City to start contract talks with 5 unions

The new administration at City Hall is preparing to start contract negotiations with all five municipal unions, according to Mayor Joseph R. Fusco Jr. "I am currently getting together with... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Heroes return to Utica Jan. 21

Heroes of the Open End (Rutherford, N.J.) bring their "booming pop rock anthems" back to Utica on Saturday, Jan. 21. The group plays at 10 p.m. in the Electric Company 700 Varick St.,... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Bus trip signups due today for Fritz’s TV show taping

VERONA — Fritz’s Polka Band will do a TV taping, with three shows in all, at WSKG studio in Vestal Feb. 4 and is hosting a one-day bus trip for the event. For more information, call... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

CNY Wedding Expo Jan. 22

VERONA — The "CNY Wedding Expo" is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 22 at noon at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in the Convention Center’s Oneida Room. This free event is open to ... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Blood needed

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. WHERE: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Griffiss Business and Technology Park. QUOTA: 35 pints Appointments preferred 1-800-733-2767 or walk... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Area happenings

REMINDERS: Friday, 8 p.m. Irish coffeehouse, Kirkland Art Center. $15 ($12 KAC members). Tickets 853-8871 or www.kirklandartcenter.org. Sunday, 2 p.m. WCNY "Movie & A Cookie’&rsq... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Macbeth opens season at college Jan. 21

CLINTON — The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series opens the spring semester with a performance of Macbeth presented by the Aquila Theatre Company on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in Wellin ... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Mamma Mia! on Stanley stage Tuesday, Wednesday

The Broadway Theatre League of Utica presents Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Stanley at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wedne... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012

Driver course offered at MVCC

AAA New York will conduct a six-hour Driver Improvement course at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica Campus, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 24 and 2... [more...]

Published: 1/12/2012
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