News around the County

Bourbon and Bidding benefit set for Nov. 9

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

ONEIDA — The Arc of Madison Cortland and Building Futures Foundation are hosting the third annual A Night of Bourbon and Bidding from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 9 at Vernon Downs hotel ballroom to help support …

  • Grant writing workshop offered
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is taking registration for a five-day workshop in grant …

  • County exec candidates to debate in Utica
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    The League of Women Voters of the Utica-Rome Metropolitan Area and the Observer-Dispatch are sponsoring a …

  • Rome Lab renews licenses
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    The Rome Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Integration Test & Evaluation Center (ITEC) has …

  • Food truck rally Oct. 26
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    The City of Rome will welcome Cayo Industrial Horror Realm to 530 Harbor Way with a food truck rally to …

Funeral notices — Oct. 19, 2019

Yesterday at 11:00 AM

GREINDL — Dorothy M. Greindl, 94, of Camden, on Oct. 16, 2019. Services 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Church, Camden. Burial St. John’s Cemetery. Calling hours 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Nunn and …


Community Calendar
    • Darlene C. Ringrose
      2 days ago

      Darlene C. Ringrose, age 83, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She was born in …

    • Dorothy M. (Muckey) Greindl
      2 days ago

      After many years of living life to its fullest, Dorothy M. Greindl, of Camden, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Born in Amboy on …

    • Robert L. Ossont
      3 days ago

      Robert L. Ossont, 91, of Westmoreland, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. He was born November 23, 1927 in Oriskany Falls, a son of the …

    • Claude Merrill
      3 days ago

      Claude Merrill, 87, passed away October 9, 2019 at his home in Coupeville, WA. He was born in Tompkinsville, NY to Myrtle and Claude Merrill, …

    • Rae E. Woodard
      4 days ago

      Rae E. Woodard, 93, of Camden, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at University Hospital in Syracuse. Born in Camden on March 23, 1926, he …

Local Sports

RFA falls out of playoff hunt with loss to West Genesee

Yesterday at 4:01 PM

Turnovers plagued the Rome Free Academy offense, which was unable to turn consistently good starting field position into points Friday night. The Black Knights fell at home at RFA Stadium on Senior …

AP Sports

Bombers counting on bullpen to save day

Yesterday at 1:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros’ ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees’ acclaimed …

Public Safety
    • Public Safety Logs — Oct. 19, 2019
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Fire log To report an emergency: 911 Friday 6:37 a.m. 123 Arsenal St., cancelled. 7:12 a.m. 640 Perimeter Road, first aid. 8:21 a.m. 316 Curtis …

    • Troopers seek pair of suspects in thefts
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      VILLAGE OF LOWVILLE — State Police at Lowville are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man and woman involved in larcenies that …

    • Rome woman charged with DWI
      2 days ago

      A Rome woman was charged with driving under the influence during a traffic stop on East Bloomfield Street early this morning. Rome Police said …


Ribbon cut on new NYSTEC headquarters at Griffiss Park

5 hours ago

Nearly one year ago, the ground was broken at 99 Otis Street for the New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation’s new headquarters at Griffiss Business and Technology Park. On Wednesday, …

Clinton Record

Kirkland Trails breaks ground on long-awaited recreation project

4 days ago

CLINTON — The Kirkland Trails group, Hamilton College President David Wippman and Kirkland town officials gathered Monday, Oct. 7 on Dugway Road in Kirkland to celebrate the groundbreaking of the …

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United States Army CH-47 at Griffiss International Airport

Thursday, April 11

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

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

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
    • Proposed county law highlights importance of snowmobiling
      Friday, October 11

      Forgive us if it is too soon to begin thinking about the time when the snowflakes will fly; after all, the leaves are just beginning to turn and …

    • Cooperation essential to development
      Wednesday, October 9

      Officials at the ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday of the Air City Lofts — the new apartment and mixed-use complex on former Griffiss Air …

    • Ouch, that water is hot
      Saturday, October 5

      It’s uncomfortable having to level criticism at a man who has suffered severe burns. But what other response is there when someone gets drunk, …

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride

‘I am a child of God — I am enough’

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God!... My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the …

    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 315-336-2610. Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin …

  • Trunk or Treat Oct. 27 in Verona
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    VERONA — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4897 Old Oneida Road, will hold a Trunk or Treat event in its …

  • Fall Harvest Party Oct. 26
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    The Rome Wesleyan Church will be hosting a Family Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at …

  • Women’s fall luncheon Thursday
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    CANASTOTA — The Oneida-Canastota Christian Women’s Club will hold the “Fall Inspirations to Get You …

More Living

Hospice & Palliative Care seeks volunteers

Monday, October 14

NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, is looking for volunteers. The next Volunteer Training will be presented by hospice professionals and active …

Arts & Learning

Mindful Outdoor Experience encore Oct. 23 in Old Forge

4 days ago

The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., will host a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Experience at 5 p.m. Oct. 23. The first MOE gathering was so well attended that this second free session has been added. …


Sarsgaard stars as ‘house tuner’ in drama

3 days ago

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the drama “The Sound of Silence” from Friday, Oct. 18-Thursday, Oct. 24. There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment …


Rome garden club meets Monday

2 days ago

Gardeners of Rome will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St. Awards for the Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest will be awarded, with a speaker to …


Vendors sought for craft fair

Saturday, October 12

The Lee Center United Methodist Church, 5531 Lee Center-Taberg Road, is in search of vendors for their Christmas Berry Craft Fair on Nov. 9. The fair will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables are $20. If …

Weddings and Engagements

Laremore — Sexton

Wednesday, October 2
William Douglas Laremore and Amber Diane Sexton were married in a double ring ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, Rome. The bride is the daughter of Norine Sexton of …

Coffee — Hinman

Wednesday, October 2
Michael Allen Coffee and Jocelyn Ann Hinman were married on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Rome. The bride is the daughter of Kirk and Linda Caspar Hinman, of the Town of …

Bibbs — Serino

Wednesday, October 2
John Wesley Bibbs and Joan Marie Serino were married on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Rome. The bride is the daughter of Peter and Thelma Serino, Rome. The bridegroom is the …
Advancements & Graduations
    • SUNY Dehli recognizes area students
      3 days ago

      DELHI — SUNY Delhi has recognized the following local students who are among the more than 1,100 new students at the college for the Fall 2019 …

    • Army National Guard promotes soldiers
      4 days ago

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard …

    • Area soldiers reenlist in National Guard
      4 days ago

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general, has announced the recent reenlistment of members of the State Army National Guard in …

    • SUNY Oneonta recognizes local students
      Thursday, October 3

      ONEONTA — This fall, SUNY Oneonta welcomed approximately 1,400 freshmen and 400 new transfer students hailing from across New York, as well as …