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Accused brother waives felony hearing in court

Public Safety YORKVILLE — Accused brother-killer John W. Ferguson appeared briefly in Village Court this morning to waive his felony hearing. Ferguson, age 37, of 10 Jones Place, is charged with one count of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his brother, 42-year-old Daryl L. Ferguson. State police said Ferguson stabbed his older brother multiple times during a dispute at the... 4:00pm 07/20/18

Chamber honors president, business manager for service

Rome The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce is honoring two employees for milestone years of service. President William K. Guglielmo is in his 45th year at the chamber and business manager Suzanne M. Jenks is in her 20th year there. Guglielmo has been president since 1996. He was a staff assistant for six years starting in 1973 when he joined the chamber. He was promoted to director of... 4:00pm 07/20/18

Local job count dips, labor statistics show

County For the 12-month period ending with June, the local job count fell by 400 though the private sector alone was up 400, according to new state Labor Department statistics. The Utica-Rome metro area’s non-agricultural job count fell 400 — 0.3 percent — to 129,600. Private sector employment added 400 —0.4 percent — to rise to 98,600. Job gains occurred in education and health... 4:00pm 07/20/18

House catches on fire after failed bid to rid bees from home

Public Safety No one was injured when a resident on West Dominick Street attempted to get some bees out of his wall with fire. Deputy Fire Chief Thomas M. Iacovissi said the resident at 615 W. Dominick St. attempted to burn a beehive out of his wall at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The fire got out of control and started spreading through the wall, he stated. “I’m not sure how he tried to burn... 4:00pm 07/20/18

Sherrill Manufacturing to participate in event at White House

Business SHERRILL — The Sherrill Manufacturing company and its Liberty Tabletop brand on Monday will participate in a Made in America Product Showcase at the White House that will be hosted by President Donald Trump, the company announced. Sherrill Manufacturing/Liberty Tabletop plans to showcase American-made flatware and other tabletop items sold on their libertytabletop.com website,... 4:00pm 07/20/18

Stanwix Veterans & Men’s Club awards 2018 scholarships

Education The Stanwix Veterans & Men’s Club has awarded its 2018 scholarships, a total of $5,500 to 16 students representing eight high schools. This year’s scholarships include nine awards to members’ children and seven others awarded to area students selected by the guidance departments of the schools. The award recipients of the $500 member scholarship awards were Gabe Tripps,... 4:00pm 07/20/18

VVS to host ‘Camp Invention’ enrichment program

Education VERONA — Camp Invention, a summer enrichment program offered at schools nationwide, will be held for area students in grades K-6 on Aug. 6-10 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. The program features hands-on activities to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and... 4:00pm 07/20/18