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Flakes to fly; several inches of snow likely

County Ready or not, it has come. The cold and snow of the winter season has made its arrival, and according to National Weather Service meteorologists, it’s here to stay for quite some time. Meteorologist Michael Jurewicz said Oneida County residents can expect snow to be coming in later this afternoon, “probably around 3 p.m.,” when the flakes “will really start flying.” The area... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Oneida County lawmakers approve budget without gaming revenue sharing

Oneida With a $419 million county budget approved by the Legislature for 2019, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says negotiations can start with municipalities and school districts near Turning Stone resort casino over sharing gaming revenue, an issue that’s been before the county for more than 20 years. The Legislature approved Picente’s spending plan Tuesday after discussing... 4:00pm 11/15/18

City's Board of Estimate to hold special meeting

Rome The Board of Estimate and Contract will meet in a special session on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 198 N. Washington St. The board, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common Council President Stephanie Viscelli, and several of the mayor’s department heads, will consider a $54,900 contract with Syracuse-based M.J. Dakota for repairs to... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Board, groups meet to discuss minority concerns

Education A two-hour meeting of school district representatives and community organizations in seeking to improve Rome school district practices involving minorities was “quite productive” and made some progress, said Board of Education President Paul Fitzpatrick. About 20 people attended the session Wednesday night which was at Strough Middle School, Fitzpatrick said today. Among the... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Rescue Mission puts out call for turkeys

Rome The Rome Rescue Mission is 500 turkeys short of reaching their needs for this year’s Thanksgiving Basket and Banquet program, according to a release from the organization. In addition to the turkeys, the Rescue Mission says it is accepting stuffing, cranberry sauce, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, coffee, hot cocoa, creamer, sugar, milk, juice, eggs, bacon,... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Lewis County man hospitalized after rescuing dogs from fire

Public Safety VILLAGE OF GLENFIELD — One man was hospitalized after he rescued two dogs from his Lewis County home during a basement fire early Wednesday morning. Fire officials said Elmer Poore, of River Street, was awoken by smoke detectors shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday. Fire officials said Poore grabbed his two dogs and escaped out a bedroom window. He was later hospitalized for smoke... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Council approves trash, dog ordinance changes

Rome The Common Council approved sweeping changes to the city’s trash pickup policy and recognized the RFA Marching Band’s recent success in its Wednesday night meeting. The revisions to the city’s solid waste ordinances, long under consideration by the council’s Municipal Operations Committee, were needed to address “outdated” language and to make changes “needed since the bins... 4:00pm 11/15/18