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Biomass crop aid available

Applications for the next round of Biomass Crop Assistance Program Project Areas will be accepted until April 23, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson. The Req... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

More poisonous plants noted

WHITESTOWN — Poisonous plants are not uncommon in the garden, but a horticulturist notes they aren’t called "salad." Following up on discussion last week of a poisonous pl... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Partners encourage spring cleaning

April will be Clean & Green Month in the Mohawk Valley region, according to the Genesis Group and its partners in local clean up efforts, including Rome Clean & Green, a not-for-profit Rome organiz... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

HomeOwnership Center gets $271,250

NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, 1611 Genesee St., Utica, a member of the national NeighborWorks network, is being awarded $271,250 in flexible grant funds from NeighborWorks America. This f... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Working longer and harder

One of the main ideas behind the Social Security Act was to ensure the fiscal welfare of the elderly and provide for them post-retirement. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the act into la... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Dems want Vernon Downs among lucky 7 if state constitution allows

VERNON — Three Democratic county legislators want Vernon Downs to be granted commercial casino status if the state constitution is amended to allow enhanced gambling. Minority Leader Fran... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Depression, organic food programs offered

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College is hosting two free, public presentations by Max Goldberg, writer, speaker, consultant and activist in the organic movement, on Thursday. Beat... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

City Clerk dispute hinges on if games are skill or chance

Two women trying to open a business in north Rome have filed a claim against the city, which has blocked the attempt because of concerns over gambling. Gloria Ceresoli and Wendy Unell have file... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Open House includes ducklings

Chester’s Flower Shop and greenhouses, 1117 York St., Utica, between Court Street and Burrstone Road, will host its annual Palm Sunday Open House and Flower Show on Sunday, April 1. Chest... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Gardeners asked to plant
a row for food pantry

VERONA — Many people are planning their gardens. The Verona Food Pantry’S Linda Finnerty is asking for gardeners to consider planting a row for their local food pantries. "Many... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

March 30, 2002 New Hartford’s Kmart makes money, but Rome’s Kmart doesn’t. That’s a major reason why the New Hartford store is staying open and Rome’s is closing. ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Food drive at parade aids Kitchen

Utica’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Food Drive, organized and run by Chris Hoke and the local Craobh Dugan branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, brought in 709 food items and $1,236 in do... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Ethics, philosophy of food expert speaks at college

CLINTON — Lisa Heldke, professor of philosophy and Sponberg Chair in Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a lecture at Hamilton College on Monday at 4:10 p.m., in the Days-Massol... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Producer screens film Sunday

CLINTON— "Unmasked: Judeophobia" with Producer Gloria Z. Greenfield, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday in 125 Kirner Johnson, Hamilton College. The Alexander Hamilton Institute for... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Zoo gets donation from Sweater Ball

The Utica Zoo has received a $1,500 donation from the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce from the proceeds of the chamber’s charity Sweater Ball. Chamber Executive Director Pamela Matt sai... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

RPD may help Utica at Boilermaker

Rome police might help with security at this year’s Boilermaker road race. Police Chief Kevin C. Beach said the Utica is interested in adding police from other agencies to bolster securit... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Constance Elizabeth Caldwell

HOLLAND PATENT — Constance Elizabeth Caldwell, age 17, of Holland Patent passed away March 26, 2012 at Upstate Medical Center as a result of injuries suffered on March 23, 2012. Constance... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

County lists health clinic services

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

Published: 3/30/2012

Kathleen C. Miglianti

Kathleen C. Miglianti, 57, of Sylvan Beach, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, PA. She was born on April 30, 1954, in Rome, the dau... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Funeral notices

BARCOMB — Joyce V. Barcomb, 77, of Lakeport, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Services 1 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial parish cemetery. No calling hours. Arrangements b... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Births

JOHNSON — To Brian and Erica Noti Johnson, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Rome and Utica, on Monday, March 19, 2012, in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, a son, Blake Tyler. Erica is... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 36 to 43 Normal Range: 22 to 42 Records: 4(1959), 77(1981) Rainfall: 0.01" Snow: 0" Monthly rainfall: 1.93" Rainfall for year: 5.64" Sn... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

County Health will rely on phone calls, starting Monday

The county Health Department is stepping up plans for enforcement of a state Department of Health order banning the sale of synthetic marijuana, otherwise known as "designer drugs." D... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

New bunnies can help pack Easter goodies

The Mothers of Preschoolers group of Rome will pack sacks full of toys, candy, snacks, hygiene items and school supplies on Wednesday, which will be distributed by the Rome Rescue mission on Easter... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Colgate hockey star Smith Hobey Baker Award finalist

Colgate University’s Austin Smith, Maine’s Spencer Abbott and Jack Connolly of Minnesota-Duluth are the finalists for this year’s Hobey Baker Award. The Hobey Baker Memorial A... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Adirondack bonding decision awaits tuning

BOONVILLE — An Adirondack school district Board of Education decision on holding a $9.5 million public bonding referendum vote in November should be on its agenda next month, said Superintend... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Cost / efficiency wrap meeting on coroner and medical examiner

County legislators have plenty of questions and criticisms regarding a proposal to replace elected coroners with an appointed medical examiner system. And they’re not done. Thursday night... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Illegal indicted in green card trafficking

TOWN OF LOWVILLE ­— An illegal Mexican immigrant living in Lewis County has been indicted by a federal grand jury of forging and selling Social Security cards and green residency permit ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Pre-Planning for Farm Emergencies class Tuesday

WHITESTOWN — Right after mining, agriculture has the second highest rate of work-related injuries and fatalities in the United States. For the emergency responders called to such incidents, m... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

RFA on fire in chilly opener

On a day when there was a definite chill in the air, the Rome Free Academy baseball team came out sizzling in its season opener against Auburn on Thursday at DeLutis Field. The offense came out... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Easter Fun Day
in Trenton

HOLLAND PATENT — The Town of Trenton Community Education Program plans an Easter Fun Day Saturday, April 7. Participants must pre-register via phone (534-0989) or email communityed@gmail.... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Household Hazardous Waste Collection starts on Monday

The Oneida-Herkimer Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will open Monday. The facility at 80 Leland Ave., Utica, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays amd 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays throu... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Recycled sticker draws $700 penalty

A Verona woman is accused of peeling the inspection sticker off a work truck at Hawkins & Hurlburt Sanitation and then sticking it on another vehicle’s windshield. Shannon P. Shoen, 42, o... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Westmoreland’s new coach eager to get season started

(One In A Series) WESTMORELAND — There is a changing of the guard this year at Westmoreland, as Dave Farley has replaced longtime baseball coach Jason Tagliaferri. Tagliaferri, who st... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

College Notebook

Brognano homers for SUNYIT COBLESKILL — Rome Free Academy graduate and SUNYIT women’s softball player Lyndsey Brognano helped lead the Lady Wildcats to a pair of victories over host... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

PAR board member plans retirement

NEW HARTFORD — PAR Technology Corp. board member Dr. Paul D. Nielsen will retire from the position at the annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 7. Company President and Chief Executi... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Driver hospitalized

One driver was hospitalized for back pain after a three-vehicle, domino-effect rear-ending at the intersection of West Chestnut and North Madison streets Tuesday morning. Police said Philip T. ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Camden man gets $1.275 million in collision lawsuit

A Camden man and former volunteer firefighter has been awarded $1.275 million in damages in a lawsuit following a violent car crash in Utica that required extensive surgery. Paul Tully was driv... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Boonville native charged in murder of Vermont teacher

BOONVILLE — A 33-year-old woman charged in a violent murder of a teacher in Vermont grew up on Main Street and attended Adirondack Central Schools. Patricia Prue, the former Patricia Osbo... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 10:11 a.m. New Hartford, New Hartford Shopping Center, alarm. 10:58 a.m. New York Mills, BOCES, New Hartford, alarm. 11:14 a.m. New York Mills, ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 2:20 a.m. College St., Clinton, alarm. 5:35 a.m. River Road, Marcy, alarm. 7:48 a.m. Madison St., Waterville, larceny. 7:54 a.m. Route 233, ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 2:33 a.m. Summit Road, Paris, accident. 4:53 a.m. Route 12, Trenton, abandoned call. 8:39 a.m. Route 233, Westmoreland, domestic. 8:50 a.m. ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

City puts bite on synthetic drug sales

Rome police fanned out today to enforce a statewide ban on sales of synthetic marijuana products as city officials draft an ordinance that would cost violators up to 15 days in jail and/or a $500 f... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Praise for planning and volunteers

BERNHARDS BAY — Thirty-two volunteer fire departments from four counties converged at McIntosh Box & Pallet in southern Oswego County Thursday afternoon to battle a massive blaze. At leas... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:35 a.m. Perimeter Road, suspicious activity. 8:17 a.m. N. James St., harassment. 9:41 a.m. First St., mischief. ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 8:28 a.m. 416 Matthew St., first aid. 10:35 a.m. 7901 Ridge Mills Road, first aid. 11:22 a.m. 231 Hill Road, first aid. 1:24 p.m. 151 Riverv... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Sensors to monitor hot and cold rooms at Ridge after $5.9M refit

Solving the nagging temperature-control issues at Ridge Mills Elementary School will start one room at a time, including more sensors to help analyze why it is running so hot and cold. Devices ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

$1 million more eases pain, may not eliminate cuts

Infusion of more than $1 million more in state aid for the Rome school district than previously expected will still leave a $1.72 million gap in the district’s proposed 2012-13 budget, with j... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Remsen has question marks after heavy graduation losses

(One In A Series) REMSEN — It looks like the upcoming Remsen baseball season will once again be filled with question marks. Coach Dale Dening, who is entering in his 15th season, will... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Clouds, chance of snow, rain; high 40s

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Saturday — Mostly cloudy with a chan... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 9, 2, 3, Lucky Sum: 14. WinFour: 3, 9, 3, 1, Lucky Sum: 16. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midda... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Brother-in-law accused of purloining tools

A 31-year-old man is accused of stealing tools from his brother-in-law’s West Thomas Street garage. Bail was set at $10,000 Thursday and was not immediately met for Jason M. Doolen, of 63... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Drive yourself calf, heifer facilities tour Thursday

A tour of Madison County calf and heifer housing facilities will take place on Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m., sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County. There will be a $10 ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Syracuse at Adirondack, 7. Saturday’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — AHL: Syracuse... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

April ‘Dig Safely Month’

The state Public Service Commission is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as "Dig Safely Month" as a way to remind excavators and contractors that state law require... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

School aid in state budget

DISTRICT 2011-12 2012-13 Change % Adirondack $11,690,013 $12,079,109 $389,096 3.33% Camden $24,210,830 $25,530,041 $1,319,211 5.45% Clinton $6,657,093 $6,911,772 $254,679 3.83% Holl... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Blood needed

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. WHERE: Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Floyd Ave. [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012

Dinner aids March of Dimes

Utica College’s O’mighty Omicron Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is holding A Night of Theatrical Expressions on Saturday at 5 p.m. in UC’s Library Concourse. ... [more...]

Published: 3/30/2012
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