News around the County

Two Rome companies earn state Empire Awards

9 hours ago

RState Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47th Dist. of Rome, recently presented New York State Senate Empire Awards to Varflex Corporation and Bartell Machinery Systems, both headquartered in Rome.  “It was a …

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Farm Fest May 31 in Verona

9 hours ago

VERONA — Farm Fest 2019, organized by the Oneida County Farm Bureau, Oneida County Dairy Promotion and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, is scheduled for 4:30-8:30 p.m. May 31 at …

    • BOCES offers cupcake course
      9 hours ago

      BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education is offering a Cupcakes for All Seasons Class. In this hands-on class, students will learn a variety of …

    • Public Safety Logs — April 19, 2019
      9 hours ago

      Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 7:11 a.m. Woodgate, Woodgate Road, Forestport, tree down. 1:51 p.m. Sauquoit, Sulphur …


Carol (Moller) Wick

9 hours ago
Carol M. Wick, age 75, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2019 at Rome Memorial Hospital RHCF. Carol was born in Oneida on March 31, 1944 to the late Charles and Mary Louise Dunn …

Adrienne L. (Walker) Patton

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Adrienne L. Patton, 65, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in New York City on September 4, 1953. She was married to the late William Patton. He …

George J. Karam

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — George J. Karam passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Born on September 4, 1958 in Rome, NY he was the son of the late George B. and Elizabeth (Abounader) Karam. George was …
Public Safety

Giants great Banks Legends of the Game guest speaker

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GUEST SPEAKER — Former Giants linebacker Carl Banks, shown in this Nov. 9, 1989 file photo, will be the guest speaker at the Rome Lions Club’s Legends of the Game event.
New York Giants football great Carl Banks will be the guest speaker at the Rome Lions Club’s Legends of the Game event. The 16th annual event will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the …

RFA girls return from Maryland with one-goal lacrosse defeat

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The Rome Free Academy girls lacrosse team was edged by host Loch Raven of Maryland, 14-13, on Thursday. The Black Knights, who trailed 9-5 at halftime, were led by Kaitlyn Salce with five goals and …

ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney’s quarterback situation at Clemson seems settled for a while. Not many of his colleagues around the Atlantic Coast Conference can say the same thing. Ten schools …
LEADING THE ORANGE — Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito, shown in action last season during a game against North Carolina, is among the breakout candidates in the ACC.

SU’s Devito among ACC breakout candidates

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(AP) — Here’s a look at football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference this spring who are poised to break out this fall: ATLANTIC DIVISION SYRACUSE • TOMMY DEVITO, QB, Soph. — Devito is …

Some area offices closed on Good Friday

2 days ago

Some local government and civic institutions will be closed in observance of Good Friday on April 19, while others will remain open. Among them: Oneida County offices will be closed Friday, while …

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Movie Reviews from Sean I. Mills

‘Shazam!’ is ton of cinematic fun

Sunday, April 14

“Shazam!” is good, old-fashioned superhero moviemaking that revels in the childlike glee of what it would be like to actually get super-powers. In a movie market crowded with superhero films, …

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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
    • Hold your fire
      4 days ago

      Law enforcers deserve credit for exercising restraint under extreme duress as they responded, guns drawn, to a report of an unauthorized entry …

    • Grandma, send me money — now
      Friday, April 12

      The call goes something like this: “Hello, grandma, it’s me, Joey. Yes, it’s really Joey. I have to talk low, and I’m sick, so I sound …

    • Thanks to all the volunteers
      Thursday, April 11

      April is recognized nationally as Volunteer Month, but every day could be called volunteer day here in our area. Volunteerism can define a …

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Points of Pride
    • Proud day for olive oil firm
      5 days ago

      The International Olive Council has many responsibilities, including promoting world consumption of olive oil and table olives through …

    • Learning through FFA how Albany works
      Monday, April 1

      A group of VVS students had the opportunity to see how our state capital works. Once again FFA has shown how important it is in developing …

    • Studying Rome’s cherished past
      Monday, March 25

      Among the intellectual gems we benefit from is the Rome Historical Society. With its beginnings that date back to 1936, its collection of over …


Tickets on sale for Epicurean Delight event

9 hours ago

WHITESBORO — The Hospice & Palliative Care Development Council is now selling tickets for the annual Epicurean Delight food tasting event, to be held at Hart’s Hill Inn on Clinton Street, …

More Living

RMH names director of Relationship Based Care

5 days ago

Amy Carissimo-Harris, RN, BS, has been named director of Relationship Based Care at Rome Memorial Hospital, David Lundquist, president/chief executive officer, announced.  Carissimo-Harris has spent …

    • Memoir workshop April 25 in Utica
      4 days ago

      UTICA — The Parkway Center, Memorial Parkway, will begin offering a class that can help area residents to begin writing their own memoirs …

    • Celebrating 60 years
      4 days ago

      Mr. and Mrs. James Burke, Yorkland Road, Taberg, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at a surprise party hosted …

    • Volunteers honored at CCCC
      4 days ago

      Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., hosted a Volunteer Brunch April 11. The brunch was attended by almost 60 volunteers and …

Arts & Learning

Gerrit Smith biographer gives two talks in Vernon

3 days ago

VERNON — Norman Dann, professor emeritus at Morrisville State College and biographer of abolitionist and philanthropist Gerrit Smith, will give two talks in April and June for the Vernon Historical …


Pratt House Players dinner theater April 26

2 days ago

BOONVILLE — The Pratt House Players will present their fifth annual dinner theater at the Masonic Lodge on Schuyler Street on Friday, April 26. Tickets are $25. This year, the players will present …


Foothills Rural Food Pantry, pet pantry announces April hours

Saturday, April 13

HOLLAND PATENT — Foothills Rural Food Pantry, Sarah’s Pet Pantry and The County Corner Thrift Shop, located at the Presbyterian Church, have released their April hours. The Food Pantry, Sarah’s …


Holy Week services in Verona

Saturday, April 13

VERONA — Durhamville Baptist Church will begin Holy Week with a Palm Sunday Service on April 14 at 10 a.m., featuring the songs “He Was There All the Time” and “How Beautiful.” On Easter …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1
Terry L. King of Camden, and Tracy L. Baker of Rome. Stanley R. Bridgman and Erica L. Stosal, both of Rome. Todd M. Lashen and Tiffany M. Croad, both of Rome. William A. Morgan and Kimberlee L. …

Witzigman — LaGasse

Monday, April 1
Mary Elizabeth Witzigman, daughter of Shawn and Charlotte Witzigman, West Leyden, to Mark Allen LaGasse II, son of Mark and Mary K. LaGasse, Rome. An October 2020 wedding is planned. 

Loveland — Smith

Monday, April 1
Christine Loveland, daughter of Chris and Dana Loveland, North Hillsboro Road, Camden, to Michael Smith, son of Stephen III and Kim Smith, Kiwanis Road, Taberg. Ms. Loveland and her fiancé are …
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