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CPR classes prepare Oneida students for lifesaving action

County ONEIDA — The survival expectancy of anyone suffering cardiac arrest in Oneida has risen thanks to the presence of 760 individuals trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the area. Those individuals are Oneida High School students who were taught the life-saving skills. The State Board of Regents voted to include Hands-Only CPR training as part of its required high... 4:00pm 11/28/15

The (three try) quest for the perfect tree

Rome On Friday, Dec. 4, the City of Rome will be celebrating the upcoming holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, complete with the glowing light displays from the old Trinkaus Manor, fireworks, and a visit from the big man—Santa!—himself. This tradition has been a part of Rome’s history for decades, earning us the cheerful nickname of “Christmas City.” The... 4:00pm 11/28/15

Vietnam conflict, veterans focus in Holland Patent

County HOLLAND PATENT — On Nov. 14, the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Holland Patent Chapter, and the American Legion Leon R. Roberts Post Auxiliary jointly observed the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam Conflict at the Legion Post house. The guest speaker was Vincent Scalise, director of the CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center of Utica, who spoke about the number of... 4:00pm 11/28/15

Board salutes retiring deputy clerk

County A mix of appreciation and warm-hearted humor marked a send-off by county officials for Phyllis M. Parry, the deputy clerk of the Board of Legislators who is retiring. Parry’s 28 years of working for the county overall were saluted by County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and board Chairman Gerald J. Fiorini, R-7, Rome, who both commented at the conclusion of the board’s... 4:00pm 11/28/15

Top students eligible for STEM scholarships

Education High-achieving high school seniors who want to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields are being encouraged by Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi to apply for the state’s new STEM Scholarship Program. The STEM scholarship was approved in this year’s state budget. It provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to students in the top 10 percent of... 4:00pm 11/28/15