News around the County

Feds give Oneida Nation $790,973 for housing

2 days ago

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $790,973 to the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona for affordable housing activities, the federal agency has announced. The …

Trooper Husky Rescue holding pet food drive

3 days ago

ONEIDA — The Trooper Husky Rescue and Sanctuary is holding a pet food drive to help community pets and fill the community pet food pantry. The Trooper Husky Rescue and Sanctuary is accepting …


Driver hurt in snowmobile crash

2 days ago

TOWN OF WATSON — A Genesee County woman was hospitalized after her snowmobile crashed into a tree in Lewis County Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies said Linda Bartlett, 53, of Darien Center, …

Funeral notices — Feb. 22, 2020

2 days ago

BRITTON — Carlene M. Britton, 69, of Rome, on Feb. 20, 2020. Private services, no calling hours. Arrangements by Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St. BUHITE — Beatrice C. Buhite, 94, …

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AP News
    • SKorea screens thousands for virus
      2 days ago

      SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea today reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a …

    • Democrats ready for the Nevada caucuses
      2 days ago

      LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party’s presidential nomination, Saturday, the third contest in the 2020 …

    • $3 billion fine for Wells Fargo
      2 days ago

      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil investigations into a long-running practice …

    • Suburban bear taken to forest
      2 days ago

      MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before …

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Suzanne H. (Haylock) Schell

2 days ago
Suzanne H. Schell, 76, of Lakewood passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in UPMC Chautauqua. She was born September 29, … Read More

Kathryn M. DeAngelo Raiti

2 days ago
Kathryn “Katie” Raiti, 93, of Rome, passed away peacefully at Rome Hospital Residential Healthcare Facility on Friday, February … Read More

Sarah Barbara McCullagh

2 days ago
Sarah B. McCullagh, 39, of Altmar passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer for 9 … Read More

Carlene M. (Platt) Britton

2 days ago
Carlene M. Britton, 69, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Born in Rome on July 20, 1950, a daughter of Kenneth and … Read More

Quentin ‘Quent/Neal’ N. Zimmerman

3 days ago
Quentin “Quent/Neal” Zimmerman of Fair Oaks, California, entered into final rest on February 3, 2020. He was born October 28, 1928 … Read More
Local Sports

Girard sparks Syracuse comeback win over Georgia Tech

Yesterday at 2:54 PM

SYRACUSE (AP) — Things looked bleak for Syracuse entering Saturday's game against Georgia Tech. Losers of three straight, the Orange displayed little energy in the first half, shooting just 7 of …

AP Sports

Fury wins in stunning stoppage of Wilder in heavyweight tilt

Yesterday at 5:00 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he's a heavyweight champion. The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, …

Public Safety

Horrific wrecks bring out the best in racing community

Yesterday at 9:01 AM

Over the past few weeks the racing world has seen terrible crashes with drivers sustaining serious injury both locally and nationally. Three Sunday’s ago Nick LaGoy suffered a very serious spinal …

Clinton Record

Clinton singer wins coveted Houston Grand Opera prize

4 days ago

Clinton native Sun-Ly Pierce has won the first prize of $10,000 in the Houston Grand Opera’s prestigious competition for young singers, according to her alma mater, Bard College in …

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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
    • Thoughts you should know about news
      3 days ago

      To make sound political judgments, you need to know more about news than the national media, including the Associated Press, normally let you …

    • ‘Give Blood to Give Time’
      5 days ago

      The American Red Cross and American Cancer Society are partnering to inspire people to help patients “Give Blood to Give Time.” Patients …

    • Social Security or IRS calling? Hang up the phone
      Saturday, February 15

      With all the contention that exists in Washington, it’s good to see that there are politicians willing to reach across the aisle and work …

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Points of Pride
    • A big win for Clinton
      Tuesday, February 18

      It was a first for the Clinton girls ice hockey team. Mia Lopata, of Clinton, blasted a slap shot from the point that found the back of the net …

    • Sweet weekends on horizon
      Tuesday, February 11

      Some of the sweetest events of the year are approaching fast with the 2020 Maple Weekends. Preparations are already underway for March 21-22 and …

    • A great night for RFA basketball
      Thursday, February 6

      Congratulations to senior Damien Call, who became this week the fifth player in RFA’s basketball program to score 1,000 or more points. The …


Foothills food pantry announces March hours

2 days ago

The March hours of the Foothills Rural Community Ministry Food Pantry are Wednesday, March 4 from 4-6 p.m.; Saturdays, March 7, 14, and 21 from 9 am. to 1 p.m.; and Thursday March 26 from 9 to 1 p.m. …

More Living

Pre-registration events for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk

Tuesday, February 18

UTICA —America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is just a few weeks away on March 7. Participants can register online at, or visit one of several options for …

    • Lunch and Learn Thursday
      Tuesday, February 18

      Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., will host its next Lunch and Learn series at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. James Greiner, …

    • Aging in Place program Friday
      Tuesday, February 18

      Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care will offer the program Aging in Place at Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. …

    • Sign-up for Drum Circle class
      Tuesday, February 18

      Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., will host a Drum Circle class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Drum circles have become an …

Arts & Learning

Learn to hand build a ceramic tea set with Marie Imundo

5 days ago

OLD FORGE — View, the Arts Center in Old Forge, New York, is offering a six-week class on hand building a ceramic tea set, taught by instructor Marie Imundo.  The classes start on Monday, Feb. 24, …


Two Irish festivals announced for this year

4 days ago

DEANSBORO — The Central New York Irish Festival will host its inaugural event at MKJ Farm on Route 12B on July 11. The festival will provide an opportunity to be entertained by the High Kings, …


Sign-up for February Food $en$e

Friday, January 17

Registration for the February Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire …


Remember that you are loved

Saturday, February 8

The second Sunday of January was the day Christians celebrate the baptism of Jesus. It’s a day for us to remember our own baptism and to remember who we are. In the stories told in the Gospels …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — Feb. 2, 2020

Sunday, February 2
Brian R. Brown and Carole A. Darling, both of Rome. Nathaniel R. Flower, of Hoffmeister, N.Y., and Chelsey N. McMichael, of Clinton. Scott J. Thornton Jr., and Rhianna L. Halpin, both of Rome. Brent …

General — Paulson

Sunday, January 5
Tom Paulson and Jordan General were married on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Peter’s Church in Rome. The bride is the daughter of Walt and Toni Gadz, North George Street. The bridegroom is the son …

Ryan — Olney

Sunday, January 5
George Joseph Olney IV and Rachael Nicole Ryan were married on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Peter’s Church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Ryan of Ridgewood, …
Advancements & Graduations