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Oneida County gets biggest one-day increase in cases

11 hours ago

Oneida County has recorded its biggest one-day increase in the number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, but that was expected and may indicate the outbreak is running its course and could be …

Public Safety Logs — April 6, 2020

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Mutual aid log Monday 5 a.m. Westmoreland, Spring Road, Verona, accident. 5:09 a.m. Verona, to same. 5:18 p.m. Yorkville, 6th St., investigate. 9:53 p.m. New York Mills, Main St., carbon monoxide. …


Brindisi joins bill aimed at ensuring emergency equipment made domestically

2 days ago

Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, Utica, has joined with several House colleagues of both parties and other states in legislation intended to make sure emergency resources that might be needed in the …

Funeral notices — April 7, 2020

Yesterday at 10:33 AM

FARIEL — Jeannine J. Fariel, 90, of Oneida, on March 14, 2020. Private services and burial. Arrangements by Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Oneida. Contributions to the First …

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Clara Elizabeth (Flowers) Von Bargen

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Clara Elizabeth Flowers Von Bargen passed away on April 2, 2020, just shy of her 90th birthday. She was born to Frank and Harriet … Read More

Agneta J. Ingersoll

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Agneta J. Ingersoll, 88, of Williamstown, NY passed away at the home of her son on April 4, 2020 after a long illness. She was born … Read More

Daniel A. Hammon Jr.

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Daniel A. Hammon Jr., formerly of Westmoreland, NY passed away on March 31, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born to Daniel and Elva … Read More

Alma E. (Bowers) Updegrove

4 days ago
Alma E. Updegrove, 80, formerly of Floyd, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Grand in Rome. Born in Harrisburg, PA, she was a … Read More

Frederick M. Gronau

4 days ago
Frederick M. Gronau, who resided at IRA #2, 5958 Old Oneida Road, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his home. He was born in … Read More
Local Sports

RFA’s McLeod and Frost named TVL first team all-stars

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Rome Free Academy’s Amya McLeod and Tailyn Frost have been named to the Tri-Valley League Colonial Division first team for girls basketball. Oneida junior Sydney Lusher was named Pioneer Division …

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LA Rams hope to run ball by committee without Gurley

10 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' unceremonious release of Todd Gurley left an enormous hole in the middle of their offense. Coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead don't believe they …

Public Safety

The learning, and the lesson, go on

3 days ago

While on-site instruction at some schools halted over two weeks ago, sap has continued running from maple trees on the grounds of Denti Elementary School — and a kindergarten learning exercise …

Clinton Record

Farm to truck making healthy meals

Thursday, April 2

CLINTON — People unable to gather in restaurants right now and who need a break from staying in might want to consider a meal from the “Brake from the Grind Farm to Truck” canteen truck. A …

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United States Army CH-47 at Griffiss International Airport

Thursday, April 11, 2019

United States Army CH-47 warming up, taxiing and then lifting off Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from Griffiss International Airport.  (Sentinel video by John Clifford)

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Righting the Salt Delivery truck

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A salt delivery truck tipped over after in an early morning incident at Rome DPW. Crews were able to right the truck, but the vehicle was undriveable.  Eggan Environmental was on the scene to …

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Salt Delivery Truck incident at Rome DPW yard

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A salt delivery truck tipped over after salt at the top of the extended box would not move and the uneven weight of it made the truck tip over. The driver was not injured in the early morning …

Our Opinion
    • Pandemic requires many sacrifices
      Tuesday, March 31

      The coronavirus pandemic has tested every community’s ability to respond to a global crisis. It is very different from natural disasters and …

    • Community will pull together in the days ahead
      Wednesday, March 25

      Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s projection on Tuesday regarding the rapid acceleration of the coronavirus is unsettling — but not altogether …

    • Thoughts on the calm and the grateful
      Friday, March 20

      Be calm. Be helpful. Be vigilant. Be grateful. If you are careful, you will remain calm and not let the national media and self-serving national …

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    • Helping each other during the crisis
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      There have been numerous examples of communities and individuals working together and helping each other during this coronavirus crisis. One …

    • More steps in fighting the virus
      Tuesday, March 31

      We are happy to see that the school district is taking active steps during these difficult times to deal with the COVID-19 virus. • A student …

    • RFA robotics team excels
      Tuesday, March 17

      Congratulations to Rome Free Academy’s VEX Robotics “Black Knights” team that has qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship …


Brookdale Senior Living responds to virus concerns

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

CLINTON — As COVID-19, or the coronavirus, continues to make news around the world, health care providers have prepared, adapted and strengthened their protocols, responses and communication plans. …

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Fresh air is sometimes the best medicine

Tuesday, March 31

Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care uses leading edge therapies to renew the body’s innate ability to heal chronic wounds. One state-of-the-art therapy being used to save …

    • Senior fitness classes live on Facebook
      Tuesday, March 31

      Silver and Fit has announced they are offering live virtual fitness classes, every day at 1 p.m. Classes include low-impact cardio, yoga, …

    • Census volunteers sought
      Tuesday, March 10

      Copper City Community Center, 305 E. Locust St., is looking for volunteers to help with the 2020 Census, and is encouraging community members to …

    • Hospice Sangertown Walkers meet Wednesdays
      Tuesday, March 10

      NEW HARTFORD — Those who have lost a loved one are invited to join the Hospice Sangertown Walkers on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. for walking …

Arts & Learning

Tour MWPAI’s collection online

Wednesday, April 1

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica is encouraging the community, as everyone observes restrictions due to the coronavirus, to visit the museum or take part through a series of online …


RAIN performance moved to 2021

Thursday, April 2

The performance of RAIN at The Stanley Theatre in Utica, that was originally scheduled for March 17, has been rescheduled to a new date on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Original tickets purchased will …


Stopping the stress of working from home

5 days ago

Working from home during the coronavirus pandemic – and generally hunkering down amid stay-at-home orders – mixes multiple aspects of life, which can be a recipe for stress, American Heart …


Durhamville Baptist offers online Holy Week services

4 days ago

DURHAMVILLE — Durhamville Baptist Church, 5294 Church St., will hold online church services during Holy Week. Community members may tune in on Facebook  ( 10 …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — April 5, 2020

3 days ago
Ryan R. Mennig and Sherry J. Webb, both of Camden. Benjamin A. Siedsma and Haley J. Hyde, both of Camden. Christopher W. Collins and Deborah A. Davis, both of Lee Center. Thomas G. Marietta and …

Strobel — Iannello

3 days ago
Laura J. Strobel, daughter of Daniel Strobel and Robin Vanderwall, Thurston Terrace, Sherrill, to Gregory R. Iannello Jr., son of Gregory and Paula Iannello, Old Oneida Road, Verona. Ms. Strobel, is …

Gifford — Kraus

3 days ago
Melody Rose Gifford, daughter of Mark Gifford, Hilson Drive, and Connie Gifford, Chalkstone Course, Brewerton, to Jeremy Kraus, son of Jerry and Lori Kraus, East Seneca Road, Trumansburg. Ms. …
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