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Man admits hitting resident with autism

A 22-year-old man who worked at United Cerebral Palsy has admitted in County Court to punching one of the residents. Derek DiCastro, of 912 Laurel St., pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M. Dona... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

School district drops appeal

A 25-year tax-free agreement granted by the county Industrial Development Agency to the Griffiss Utility Services Corp. will not face a court appeal that had been planned by the Board of Education.... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Birds are picky when it comes to food

As winter nears its end our local, as well as migratory feathered friends appreciate the extra food that feeders provide, according to Lynette S. Kay at Cornell Cooperative Extension. She said,... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Ethnic foods talk (and samples) offered Tuesday

LEE CENTER — A "Taste of Ethnic Favorites" program on Korean, Italian and Polish foods will be offered Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 5478 Stokes-Lee ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

DFAS union: Furloughs would cost local economy at least $3.2M

If Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service staffers are furloughed for 22 days each under potential automatic federal budget cuts, it would result in a "minimum immediate loss of $3.2 mill... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Free terrariums program Monday at Gardeners of Rome

You can learn about terrariums — miniature microcosms — at the free, public meeting of the Gardeners of Rome from 7-9 p.m. Monday. It’s in the Dyett Room on the first floor of... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Final tribute to heroes

Whenever a historian, an aviation buff or anyone else talks about the Doolittle raid, America’s daring attack on five Japanese cities in April 1942, the word "first" comes up a lot.... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Sidewalk falls, sewer issues in claims against city

A host of recent notices of claim against the city include damaged vehicles and injuries from falls on city sidewalks. Here are the latest claims against the city: ¿ Jenaye Rotondi, 15... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Evening: Daily: 1, 7, 7, Lucky Sum: 15. WinFour: 5, 3, 3, 3, Lucky Sum: 14. Here are the winning numbers drawn Thursday Midday: D... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

County airport chief touts assets in bid to land drone research

Griffiss International Airport is working with a coalition of public, private and academic partners to compete for a federally designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems to be established i... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

County hopes $2.3M plan ripe enough to lure fruit processor

WHITESTOWN — Incentives valued at more than $2.3 million have been given preliminary approval by the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency as part of the bid to convince a fruit process... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Dairy producers invited to
‘shop meetings’

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County’s Agriculture staff continues its winter time series of group learning opportunities for local dairy producers called "Shop Meetings."... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Clouds, then
rain; high of 40

Tonight — Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light snow in the evening — Then a chance of light snow or patchy freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Southeast winds 10 ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Woman forged prescription, police say

NEW HARTFORD — A Rome woman is accused of trying to forge a prescription at the Target store at the Sangertown Square Mall. Police said Jamie L. Linder, 28, tried to pass a suspicious pre... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Man charged with harassing ex-girlfriend

NEW HARTFORD — A 39-year-old man is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend at IHOP while she was meeting with her ex-husband. Police said Adam S. Wrana, of Utica, went to the pancake rest... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 4:30 a.m. Camden, Brewer Road, accident. 9:24 a.m. Waterville, Lewis Road, Marshall, accident. 10:53 a.m. AmCare Ambulance, Expense St., acciden... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:36 a.m. Hardscrabble Road, Bridgewater, alarm. 1:03 a.m. Kilbourne Road, abandoned call. 1:45 a.m. Route 20, Bridgewater, domestic. 4:30 ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 12:36 a.m. Hardscrabble Road, Bridgewater, alarm. 4:30 a.m. Brewer Road, Camden, accident. 5:35 a.m. Route 49, Marcy, accident. 5:50 a.m. Ro... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Son, bystander accused of stealing credit cards in separate incidents

Two separate people are accused of using stolen credit cards to make multiple purchases. Authorities said 17-year-old Tanner E. Smith used his father’s credit card online without permissi... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Thursday 12:31 a.m. N. Levitt St., domestic. 6:12 a.m. Fourth St., suspicious activity. 6:25 a.m. S. Madison St., hit and run... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 8:29 a.m. 300 W. Dominick St., first aid. 9:30 a.m. 248 Otis St., first aid. 10:53 a.m. Expense St., accident. 11:42 a.m. 402 E. Bloomfield ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

County Dems to seek changes to gun law

Democrats on the Oneida County Board of Legislators will dissect the state’s contentious new gun law and come up with recommendations for changes. The minority caucus is putting together ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

New Hartford man accused of seeking sex with girl

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — A 59-year-old New Hartford man is accused of trying to arrange sex with a 6-year-old girl in New Jersey. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Wi... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

College Notebook

Roser named conference player of year Camden graduate Ashley Roser of the Wells College women’s basketball team was selected as the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s player of the... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

DWI charged

COPENHAGEN — A 28-year-old woman is accused of being drunk, asleep and parked in someone else’s driveway when she was charged in Lewis County early this morning. Sheriff’s dep... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Rapper Ja Rule leaves Mid-State

MARCY — The rapper known as Ja Rule was released Thursday morning from the Mid-State Correctional Facility after serving nearly two years for weapon possession. But the 36-year-old rapper... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Security guard accused of theft

An Ava man working as a security guard at ECR International in Utica is accused of stealing thousands of dollars in copper piping. Police said Eric Engle, 23, of Beartown Road, has been stealin... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Pair nominated for service academies

Two Oneida County residents are among the 40 nominees of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to the nation’s service academies. Zachary Blanks of Clinton was picked for the Air Force Academy in ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

There they go again

It didn’t matter to longtime Rome Free Academy hockey coach Greg Cuthbertson who his Black Knights were going to face in Saturday’s Section III Division I title game. But now that h... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

HP girls can’t finish off big comeback in Class B defeat

The Holland Patent girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start out of the gate on Thursday night as they saw their season end when a late rally fell short in a 55-53 home loss to Bis... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

IRS tax tip: Facts about dependents, exemptions

While each individual tax return is unique, there are some tax rules that affect every person who files a federal income tax return. These rules involve dependents and exemptions. The IRS notes six... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... College Hockey — Union at Colgate, 7. Saturday’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — AHL: Springfield at Syracuse, 7:30. College ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Food pantries, thrift shop hours announced

HOLLAND PATENT — The March hours for the Foothills Rural Community Ministry Food Pantry, Sarah’s Pet Pantry and Thrift Shop will be 9 a.m-1 p.m. on Saturdays March 2, 9, 16 and Thursday... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Olga W. Yaworski

Olga W. Yaworski, 83, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Bethany Gardens. She was born June 21, 1929, in Oriskany, the daughter of Michael and Anna Salahub Falinski. On May 15, 19... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Deforest (Pat) Riley

Deforest (Pat) Riley, 77, of the Town of Floyd, passed away, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare Center, Utica. He was born February 15, 1936 in Malone, New York the ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Funeral notices

BLAKE — Sharon A. Blake 59, of Taberg, on Feb 21, 2013. Arrangements by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden are incomplete. Spring burial St. Patrick’s Cemetery. GAR... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Angeline S. (Fiorini) Garofalo

Angeline S. (Fiorini) Garofalo, 89, of Rome, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She was born on February 10, 1924 in Rom... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

County Airport weather report for Thursday

Temperatures: 12 to 20 Normal Range: 14 to 33 Records: -20(1950), 61(1953) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 0.58" Rainfall for year: 1.14" Snowfall: 0.1" ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Births

CAMPBELL — To Nicole Campbell, of Erieville, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Oneida Heathcare Center, a daughter. HASTINGS — To Corey Hastings and Kayla Branch, of Canastota, on Monday... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Teen fined $100 for bad conduct

A Rome teen was fined $100 on a charge of disorderly conduct in Rome City Court. John A. Santiago, 17, of 115 E. Bloomfield St., was ordered to pay a $100 fine and $120 surcharge on one count o... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Kids meet authors at Jervis event

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Published: 2/22/2013

Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry one for ages

SYRACUSE (AP) - Jim Boeheim slowed as he pedaled the stationary bicycle inside the sparkling new Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, his mind racing back more than three decades. "It was... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Women-, minority-owned business workshops offered

Women TIES — Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success — a Central New York business dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs expand their local, state and regional marketplace i... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Dozen items for $15.50 offered through Food $en$e

Registration for the March Food $en$e program — open to all — will be held at United Methodist churches in Rome and Lee Center. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

UCP seminar to focus on tips for educators, parents

Upstate Cerebral Palsy and the Mohawk Valley Down Syndrome Group will host a seminar, "Strategies for Instruction, Incudion and Transitions: Addressing the Challenges for Individuals with Deve... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Morrisville cites scholars

A number of local students have beeb named to the dean’s list at SUNY Morrisville for the fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Feb. 22, 2003 ALBANY (AP) — A federal judge threw out most of the rules prohibiting judges and judicial candidates in New York from engaging in openly political activities. The rules had ... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013

On dean’s list at Springfield College

Kelsey Nobis, daughter of Anne Hawkes, Rome, and Anthony Nobis, Annsville, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Springfield College, Massachusetts. Kelsey is a junior maj... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2013
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