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BURNS — Don E. Burns, 86, of Oneida, on Dec. 28, 2013. Arrangements by Ironside Funeral Home, 342 Main St., Oneida, are incomplete. Contributions to Hospice of Wake County at 250 Hosp... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Dale R. Kent

BOONVILLE — Dale R. Kent, 65, of Main Street, passed away December 30, 2013 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Rome, NY on January 20, 1948 a son of Donald Kent Sr. and Anna... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Fewer DWI arrests mean less Stop DWI cash for county

The county is hearing some grumblings about reduced contracts with law enforcement agencies for special patrols targeting drinking and driving. But there’s no mystery as to why the 2014 S... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Officials onboard drone project

The news that the Oneida County airport has been chosen as a test site for the integration of drones into U.S. airspace was only a few hours old Monday before county legislators got on board with t... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Dawn Ward Staple

ONEIDA — Dawn Ward Staple, 76, formerly of Sherman St., died Sunday, December 29, 2013, in the Bethany Gardens Nursing Facility, with her loving family at her side. She had been a resident th... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Births

BALAMUT — To Christopher Brothers and Shannon Balamut, of Rome, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Rome Memorial Hospital, a daughter, Lucy Marie. LAMB — To Kevin and Mercedes Merchant La... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Celebrates 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson, Clock Road, Taberg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28, 2013. A party hosted by their family is planned for Jan. 11 in the Taberg Fire Hall. Johnso... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Nelson W. Crawford Jr.

HAWAII — Nelson W. Crawford Jr. passed away on December 26, 2013, in Kapaau, Hawaii, from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Rome on September 1, 1948 a son of Nelson Crawford Sr. and Emily Ru... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Joyce A. Van Dreason

Joyce A. Van Dreason, 72, of Verona, passed away on December 29, 2013, at the Lutheran Home with her loving family at her side. She was born in Rome, on April 5, 1941, the daughter of Frederick and... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

County Airport weather report for Monday

Temperatures: 4 to 35 Normal Range: 18 to 32 Records: -14(1970), 55(1990) Rainfall: 0" Monthly rainfall: 1.87" Rainfall for year: 41.49" Snowfall: Trace M... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

WCNY invites folks
to bluegrass barn dance

Bill Knowlton, host of WCNY’s "Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble," will present his annual Bluegrass Ramble Barn Dance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 4. The event will take ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Signup under way for driving course

ORISKANY — AARP will offer a two-day Driver Safety Program, co-sponsored by Oriskany Public Library, 621 Utica St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 15 and 16. Pr... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Building permit

Dumitru Trasca, 704 Croton St., no cost, 60-inch-by-80-inch hot tub in the rear yard. [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Midday: Daily: 2, 4, 8, Lucky Sum: 14. WinFour: 1, 7, 7, 4, Lucky Sum: 19. Here are the winning numbers drawn Monday Evening: Daily... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

District braces for turf wear on stadium, facilities plan

Possible improvements around Rome Free Academy Stadium including parking expansions, new synthetic turf and a new practice football field are among potential options suggested in a Rome school dist... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Cuomo pitches Tug Hill trails in visit

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the Tug Hill region Monday to launch the first part of a $4.5 million winter tourism ad campaign to promote snowmobiling, skiing and other recreational activities in upsta... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Museum waives fee
for SNAP participants

ROCHESTER — The George Eastman House museum will waive admission fees for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program card holders and their families. Formerly known as Food Stamps, SNAP is... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Center hosts mentoring open house

The Center for Family Life Recovery, Inc. Compeer and Second Chance programs will host a mentoring open house from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at its Utica office, 502 Court St., Suite 401. ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

County urges residents to prepare for icy arctic blast

With frigid weather forecast in the coming days for the region, the Oneida County Health Department has issued some recommendations for avoiding health and safety problems during periods of prolong... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — AHL: Syracuse at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05. Wednesday’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — AHL: Lake Erie at... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Asset protection talk Jan. 14

Attorney David J. Zumpano will host an estate planning seminar, "Asset Protection for You and Your Family," from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St.... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

MVCC aims to have drone training program up quickly

Mohawk Valley Community College is aiming to have a training curriculum for unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones, "up and running as quickly as possible," a college spokesman sai... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Jervis offers ‘Gadget Lab’
for help with portable devices

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., will host a new series of drop-in help sessions called Gadget Lab for people with questions about using portable devices starting Wednesday, Jan. 8. ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Mohawk Valley gets $82M state award

1st — ILION — The parent company of Remington Arms has been awarded a $47 million direct commercial sale contract to produce over 50,000 R4 carbine rifles for the Armed Forces of the Ph... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Diocese removes grades 7-12 from RCS

1st — The Griff Restaurant and Pub burned to the ground and firefighters are searching for the cause. The restaurant opened in November on River Road, and owner Randy Hoffert said business wa... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Bombs at Boston Marathon kill 3, injure over 250

1st — Cost estimates for the upcoming Strough Middle School renovation are about $6 million higher than its $25.4 million state aid limit, prompting reductions in some project details while o... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Rome investigates two homicides in one week

1st — About 660 civilian employees at the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory and about 35 direct federal civilian staffers at the Eastern Air Defense Sector could face unpaid furloughs of one... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

DFAS faces furloughs, base gym blocks military retirees

1st — SYLVAN BEACH — Between 25 and 30 residents and some pets were evacuated from their homes Thursday afternoon as an ice jam in the canal and Fish Creek caused major flooding in some... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Camden closes school; Rome eyes Strough, Staley relocation

1st — While "nobody was happy" overall with the deal to avert a fiscal cliff, Congressman Richard L. Hanna said today, it still offered "a great deal to be happy about" in... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2013. Today in History On Dec. 31, 1879, Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, N.J. ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Youth hockey association to host dining fund-raisers

The Rome Youth Hockey Association will hold three fund raisers at local restaurants in the first half of January, starting with Dine to Donate at Applebee’s at 11 a.m. Wednesday. People c... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

‘The Armstrong Lie’ on screen
in Utica two days

UTICA — "The Armstrong Lie" screens Thursday and Friday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art Auditorium, 310 Genesee St. Admission is $8, $6 for membe... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Snow showers;
high 15 to 20

Tonight — Snow showers likely. Additional snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Lows near 10. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. New Year’s Da... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Body of missing Utica infant found in river

1st — About 150 seniors in rural areas throughout Oneida County who participate in the Meals on Wheels program will now get one weekly visit with frozen meals as opposed to fresh daily. 2... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

STAR deadline today

Today is the last day for homeowners to register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded. Homeowners who haven’t register... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Semp directed

Virginia Semp directed the bell choir that entertained the Wednesday Morning Club at its holiday concert. Due to incorrect information supplied, another person was listed in Tuesday’s story. [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Marks 100th

Alyce Rieck of Rome, born Nov. 24, 1913, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends from LutheranCare Helping Hands. Alyce was born and raised in Rome and is a graduate of Rome schools. ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:11 a.m. Vernon Center Fire Department and Vineal Ambulance, Simmons Road, Vernon, first aid. 12:33 a.m. Camden Ambulance, Main Street, first aid. ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

MEETINGS WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY Westmoreland Town Board, 9 A.M. Organizational meeting, Town Hall, 100 Station Road. Whitestown Town Board, 1 p.m. Town Hall, 8539 Clark Mills Road. THURSDAY Zoning Board ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Check your schedule

Clergy and board members are asked to check the schedule for their church’s main services in Saturday’s Religion Today pages. If the information is incorrect, e-mail living@RNY.com or c... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Rome native awarded residency at the Olympic Training Center

NEW HARTFORD — Rome native Tammy Delano, a member of Sitrin’s Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports program, has been awarded a one-year residency at the Olympic Training Cente... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Sestito tallies third goal of season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Rome native Tom Sestito scored his third National Hockey League goal of the season for the Vancouver Canucks, but the visiting Philadelphia Flyers rallied to tie... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

VVS boys volley way to another crown

VERNON — The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys volleyball team won their Spiking in the New Year Tournament on Monday for the ninth time in the tourney’s 11-year history after going 9-1 overa... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Wellness 65+ offered Jan. 8

Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1616 Black River Blvd., will host its next Wellness 65+ program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. During those hours at the store, customers ages 65 and older may sig... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Preventing Falls topic

Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host a presentation on "Preventing Falls" at the center at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. To register for the program, call the center at ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Remsen remains winless after falling to Hamilton

REMSEN — The Remsen boys basketball team suffered its tenth loss to open the season following a 74-48 setback against Hamilton on Monday during a Center State Conference crossover game. T... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Old Year revelations

¿ Our founders designed checks and balances into government on purpose to make it slow and deliberative. The current administration argues that is a flaw, preferring to undermine the rule of l... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

City real estate transfers

The following real estate transactions have been filed in the County Clerk’s office. The purchase price is as listed on the cover sheet of the deed. Most Rome deeds also include in parent... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Inmate charged with harassment; prison guard injured in incident

MARCY — A 31-year-old inmate serving time at Marcy Correctional Facility was charged with felony harassment for throwing feces into a correctional officer’s face and eyes. State Cor... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Fire damages business

WHITESTOWN — A dog food manufacturing plant on Oriskany Street was severely damaged by fire Monday night. Yorkville firefighters were at the scene and continued to investigate the cause t... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Trespass complaint leads to meth making charges against Vienna couple

TOWN OF VIENNA — The discovery of materials to make methamphetamine during an investigation into a trespass complaint on Mulholland Road led to the arrest of a couple Monday morning. Sher... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Man charged in domestic dispute

WESTMORELAND — A man was charged Sunday with multiple counts for being involved in a domestic dispute in which he burned the victim’s clothing, among other offenses. State Police at... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Remsen woman accused of forging checks

REMSEN — A woman was charged Monday with stealing and forging 22 checks. Amanda S. Ackerman, 27, of 10165 Dustin Road, had stolen the checks from a Remsen resident and cashed them in Utic... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Monday 1:36 a.m. Black River Blvd., open door/window. 1:40 a.m. W. Dominick St., welfare. 9:34 a.m. Turin Street, larceny. ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 9:18 a.m. 906 Highland Ave., good intent. 10:14 a.m. 517 N. Jay St., lock-out. 10:24 a.m. 252 Pleasant Ave., first aid. 12:02 p.m. 1402 Black ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Country reels from two week government shutdown

1st — Fort Stanwix National Monument was closed to the public and its staff sent home, while about 26 civilian staffers at the Eastern Air Defense Sector at Griffiss park are being laid off, ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Police still searching for Sara Anne Wood 20 years later

1st — Oneida County Health Department officials said that blue-green algae blooms, which can pose a health risk to people and pets, have been found in parts of Oneida Lake, though not at the ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Alzheimer’s chapter offers variety of support groups

Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be a stressful endeavor surrounded by anxiety, worry and guilt. Caregivers may feel as if they are alone in the... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Pay what you want
at County Historical Society

UTICA — The admission fee is what you want to donate and Saturday hours are being added at the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St. "Thanks to a recent staff expansion ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Wameling admits letting infant son die

1st — A $25.4 million Strough Elementary School renovation that was voter-approved in 2011 and already has been delayed a year may be pushed back to 2016-17, behind an estimated $6 million Jo... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Over 1,600 in Rome affected by gov’t furloughs

1st — The search for missing infant Levon Wameling has moved to a wooded area near Maynard Drive. Utica Police Sgt. Steve Hauck said the search is out in full force across 30 acres today afte... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Region hit with severe storms, widespread flooding

1st — Deborah Kerwin, 40, of Watertown, has been charged with manslaughter. Law enforcers said she caused a crash in Lewis County last month that claimed another driver’s — Renee ... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:33 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, domestic. 12:35 a.m. Route 13, Camden, alarm. 1:43 a.m. Pinnacle Road, Paris, alarm. 2:05 a.m. Trenton Road, Marc... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Monday 12:26 a.m. car/deer. 12:33 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, domestic. 12:35 a.m. Route 13, Camden, alarm. 1:43 a.m. Pinnacle Road, Paris, alarm. 2:0... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013

Raffle tickets sold until quilt show ends Sunday

OLD FORGE — Raffle tickets are still available for the "Northern Wilderness Quilt," donated by Quilted Pine Quilters in Old Forge, which has been part of View’s annual quilt e... [more...]

Published: 12/31/2013
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