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Maria T. Blust

UTICA/CLINTON — Maria T. Blust 85, of the Heritage Health Care Center and formerly of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the Heritage Health Care Center after ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

On dean’s list

George J. Steck, son of George and Virginia Steck, 510 Mayberry Road, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at SUNY Cortland. The 2008 Rome Free Academy graduate majors in physical educa... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Susan B. Palmer

Susan B. Palmer, born January 28, 1949 in Massena, NY to John and Evelyn Bradt, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 in Melbourne, FL after a 21/2 year battle with breast cancer. Susan graduated fr... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Senior nutrition menu

The nutrition program for persons age 60 and over is funded by the county Office for the Aging, state and federal grants, and contributions from participants. Meals are served Monday through Friday... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

North Korea: Dangers, opportunities

The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il presents both dangers and opportunities for America. The dangers come from the instability in the North Korean regime, which with Cuba is the last of ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Myslinski joins Jaguars staff

JACKSONVILLE — New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey completed his staff on Friday by hiring Rome native Tom Myslinski Jr. as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Mysl... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Jury pick Monday for man charged in death of deputy

Brian Wyman does not hate the man accused of killing his 24-year-old son, Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt B. Wyman. Instead, Wyman simply hopes that 40-year-old Christian M. Patterson faces justice... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Driver hurt when car hits tree

TOWN OF LEE — A teen-age driver was hospitalized after his car crashed into a tree off a snow-covered Lee Center-Taberg Road Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Jacob B. Ree... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Child porn charge admitted

A Whitesboro man found with kiddie porn on his computer admitted the possession in County Court. Shaun R. Miller, 33, of 19 Clinton St., Whitesboro, pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M. Donalty... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Rome freshman Mays just misses sectional record

Butters and Winberg were also a part of the winning 3,200 RFA relay team with Jeff Brown and Matt Silver, clocking a finishing result of 8:47.19. The 800 relay group of Josh Reed, Leroy Brown, ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Woman accused of stealing food stamps

A Rome woman accused of stealing more than $4,000 in food stamps and daycare payments is scheduled for arraignment in County Court on Feb. 3. Renee Harris, 48, no address available, was indicte... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Sex offender faces felony

PORT LEYDEN — A convicted sex offender was charged with failing to register an Internet account Friday. Anthony D. Pignone, 31, of 7171 Murphy Road, a registered sex offender, had failed ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Four departments battle Thendara blaze

THENDARA — Multiple departments responded to a blaze at RPM Snowmobile Rental on Route 28 this morning. The alarm came in for 2508 Route 28, just south of Thendara Station, shortly after ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 12:21 a.m. W. Thomas St., check. 12:50 a.m. Erie Blvd. W., check. 1:02 a.m. W. Thomas St., check. 1:05 a.m. Erie B... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 11:15 a.m. 119 N. George St., second floor, first aid. 12:13 p.m. 908 Oakwood St., first aid. 1:42 p.m. 620 Park Drive, car fire. 4 p.m. 429 D... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Cigarette on bed started fire

An improperly discarded cigarette was ruled the cause of a blaze that left seven people homeless from their Wall Street residence in Utica Thursday. Fire Marshall Raymond J. Beck said investiga... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Gun charges filed from stand-off

NEW YORK MILLS — The man who held police at bay during a 5 1/2 hour armed stand-off Monday at Carolyn Court Apartments was taken into custody and charged after being released from the hospita... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Erratic driving report leads to charges against three

LOWVILLE — A man pulled over for driving erratically on Route 12 was found to be under the influence of more than twice the legal limit of alcohol Friday, police said. A motorist on Route... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Crash injures two

WHITESTOWN — Two people were injured in a two-car accident near the Carbone-Nissan dealership on Commercial Drive Friday afternoon. Linda L. Hitchcock, 45, of New York Mills, was westboun... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:09 a.m. Blackmans Corners Road, Verona, check. 1:25 a.m. Bartlett Road, Westmoreland, accident. 1:33 a.m. Thomas Road, Lee, accident. 1:39 ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Sheriff’s log

Friday 1:13 a.m. Lee Valley Road, Lee, larceny. 1:35 a.m. Thomas Road, Lee, accident. 6:40 a.m. Gore Road, assist. 8:49 a.m. Penny Mix Road, Camden, mischief. 9:48 a.m. Coleman ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:56 a.m. Camden Ambulance, Main Street, transport. 1:25 a.m. Westmoreland and COCVAC, Bartlett Road, accident. 3:38 a.m. Yorkville and Kunkel, O... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Three months for gun threat

A 20-year-old man accused of threatening a woman with a handgun in the Wal-Mart parking lot will spend three months behind bars. Harley D. Longamore, 20, of 5027 West Ava Road, Ava, was sentenc... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Bridgeport at Syracuse, 7:30. College Hockey — Cornell at Colgate, 7. Scholastic boys B... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Flurry of accidents in less than hour

Three people were hospitalized in a string of four accidents in less than an hour on the afternoon of Jan. 20. City police and fire personnel scrambled to respond. ¿ A 23-year-old woman wa... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Hudson Valley cites area scholars

Area students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. They are: ¿ Bruce Morgan, North Bay, marketing program. ¿ Christop... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Gardner presents free recital in Utica Sunday

Jillian Gardner, organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center and a freshman at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio will present a recital "Music for Organ." It will ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

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: 1/28/2012

Ham and potatoes dinner Feb. 4

LEE CENTER — A ham and scalloped potatoes dinner catered by Ed Long will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, from 4 p.m. until gone in the United Methodist Church, 5532 Lee Center-Taberg Road. Pric... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Sun, then clouds, snow showers, mid 30s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely in the evening, then partly cloudy with scattered snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows in the lower 20s. West w... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Building permit

Michelle A. McSweeney, 1106 Delray Drive, $2,000, install 27-foot above ground pool. [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Meetings

MONDAY Sylvan Beach Village Board, 6 p.m. Special meeting to discuss engineers’ contract for the East Oneida Lake Waste Water Treatment Plant and repairs that will need to be done prior t... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Friday Evening: Daily: 4, 5, 4, Lucky Sum: 13. WinFour: 8, 5, 1, 2, Lucky Sum: 16. Mega Millions: 03, 05, 30, 36, 48, Mega Ball: 23. H... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Stevens-Kingsley funds
part of three church repairs

Three Rome churches have been awarded grants for building repairs from the Rome Community Foundation’s Stevens-Kingsley Fund and General Endowment Fund, according to foundation President Davi... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

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...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Part of suit against comptroller, county attorney dismissed

The Albany County Supreme Court granted a partial dismissal in a lawsuit filed against Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Madison County Attorney John Campanie, according to a statement from the Madis... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Allen A. Coleman

ROME — Allen A. Coleman, 80, a long time resident of Bartlett Rd., husband of Karen, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital in New Hartford. Since J... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 33 to 41 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -15(1994), 58(1916) Rainfall: 0.97" Snow: 0.2" Monthly rainfall: 2.78" Rainfall for year: 2.78" ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Funeral notices

COLEMAN — Allen A. Coleman, 80, of Rome, on Jan. 25, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince Boyd & Hyatt Funeral Home, 210 West Court St. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Joint Unitarian service in Utica

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Mohawk Valley Cluster Unitarians will be in Utica so there will be no service in Barneveld. The Utica Unitarian Universalist Church and the Rev. Lucy Ijams welcome Litt... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Bins at chamber member firms so you can help food pantry

The Trenton Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a food drive for the Foothills Rural Community Ministry Food Pantry during February. Various members of the Chamber of Commerce will have bins, with ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Spaghetti dinner in Marcy

MARCY — A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Marcy Community Church, 6320 New York 291. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12. [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

‘Walk a Mile’ Feb. 4 to aid Rescue Mission of Utica

The Rescue Mission of Utica hopes to raise awareness of the everyday struggles faced by the homeless and hungry through a new winter fundraiser dubbed, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes." Anyo... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Thrift shop, food pantry dates listed for February

HOLLAND PATENT — The February hours for the Foothills Rural Community Thrift Shop and Food Pantry are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 23. Everone may shop at the Thrift Shop, which i... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Books can be ordered
for Delta Lenten series

Orders are being taken for books at $11.80 each for a six week Lenten Bible Study entitled "24 Hours That Changed the World." Call the church office at 336-1940, or e-mail, delta_umc@yaho... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Women’s luncheon Wednesday

The Rome Christian Women’s Luncheon will take place Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Hotel, 301 S. James St. The cost is $8. Reservations are appreciated, call Gerry Yerman at 336-... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

On dean’s list

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

Published: 1/28/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 28, 2002 Vernon Downs will proceed with plans to offer electronic gambling machines despite the filing of a lawsuit seeking to kill the state’s gambling expansion plan. Jan. 28, ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Oriskany girls never look back

The Oriskany girls basketball team outscored longtime rival New York Mills by 25 points in the first quarter and rolled to a 58-38 Center State Conference Division IV victory on Friday night to imp... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

HP gets back on track by beating Whitesboro

The Holland Patent boys basketball squad snapped a two-game losing skid as the Golden Knights hung on for a 58-56 victory over Tri-Valley League host Whitesboro on Friday night. The Golden Knig... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Rome’s special season continues with 15th win

The Rome Free Academy hockey team continued to build on a special season Friday night at the Kennedy Arena. Garrett Reilley scored a pair of goals, Drew DeBlasiis and Nicholas Nardslico each sc... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Recognizing hate

Many years ago, my wife and I bought a car. It was not a brand of car that we had owned before. After paying for it and picking it up, we drove home. Along the way home, both of us remarked how man... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Two JCPenney clothing thieves fined in City Court

Two JCPenney clothing thieves were fined by City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson on Friday. ¿ Margarita Rodriguez, 35, of 401 W. Liberty St., was ordered to pay a $500 fine on a charge of pet... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Faith, Academics, Service Catholic Schools Week theme

Rome Catholic School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, beginning Sunday, with several events involving a theme of "Faith, Academics and Service," announced Principal Michael Powers. ... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Shared-RFA during Strough renovation discounted

Using Rome Free Academy as a temporary home for Strough Middle School eighth graders during a major Strough renovation should be considered, according to Board of Education member Leonard D. Summa.... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Westmoreland girls JVs volleyball team posts 10th victory

The Westmoreland junior varsity girls volleyball team recorded its 10th win of the season following a 2-0 shutout over Waterville on Friday. Set scores were 25-20 and 25-18. Desiree Champney was th... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012

Lady Redwings closer to playoff spot after rout

The Rome Catholic School girls basketball team edged closer to getting into the sectional playoffs by capturing a 52-14 triumph over visiting Westmoreland in a Center State Conference Division IV m... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2012
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