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Sports set to begin in Rome following Board of Education approval of coaches

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

While there were concerns including by some students that the seasons would not go forward amid the COVID-19 situation, coaches for the fall season in five low-risk sports have been approved by the …


Overdose spike triggers warning in Oneida County

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Six overdoses suspected to be related to heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl has triggered a spike alert from the Oneida County Overdose Response Team this week and to a county warning that the …

Let Us Play!

The Rome Free Academy girls field hockey team rally/protest to allow them to play their sport and all eligible sports this fall. The team organized the peaceful protest and they rallied in front of the District Office on Bell Road before tonight’s Board of Education meeting where the topic wil be discussed. (Sentinel video by John Clifford)

Posted by Rome Daily Sentinel on Thursday, September 24, 2020

Funeral notices — Sept. 26, 2020

10 hours ago

BERNDT — Peggy Ann Berndt, 71, of Verona, on Sept. 24, 2020. Private services. Arrangements by Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. Contributions to the Verona Food Pantry, 6600 Germany Road, …


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Francis D. Linzy, Jr.

6 hours ago
Francis D. Linzy, Jr., 80, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the Veteran’s Hospital in Syracuse. He was born … Read More

Leon Caporale

6 hours ago
Leon L. Caporale, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born in New York … Read More

Peggy A. Berndt

6 hours ago
Peggy Ann Berndt, age 71, of Verona, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020, after a long illness. Peggy grew up in Lakeland, … Read More

Shelly Lynn Vanderwerken

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
FRANKFORT — Mrs. Shelly Lynn Vanderwerken, 50, of Frankfort, passed away, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in St. Luke’s Memorial … Read More

Joan M. Murphy

3 days ago
Joan M. Murphy, age 89, of Rome, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2020. She was born May 9, 1931, in Rome, a daughter of the … Read More
Local Sports

Dunn named Great American Rivalry Series scholar athlete

6 hours ago

Rome Free Academy senior offensive and defensive lineman Tommy Dunn has been named a Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete for 2020. Recipients of the award are chosen annually as part of the …

Public Safety

Ruff Road Pet Accessories open shop in Otter Lake

Sunday, September 20

The Ruff Road Pet Accessories is a small local business that has operated for the past twenty one years, but recently set up its first brick-and-mortar location in Otter Lake. The Ruff Road Pet …

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Local psychologist releases first children’s book

3 days ago

CLINTON — As a …, Kellie E. Kiesel has written and published a fair share of scientific papers that have appeared in..psychological journals, but recently, she switched gears and became a …

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Points of Pride
    • Cheers for the Utica Zoo
      5 days ago

      Did you have a swell Red Panda Weekend? The Utica Zoo certainly did. To highlight red pandas’ fight for survival, the Utica Zoo observed …

    • EcoDrops preserve the environment
      Tuesday, September 15

      Our region can be proud of the job that the EcoDrop site in Utica has done. More than 1 million gallons of hazardous waste have been accepted in …

    • Back to the movies again
      Tuesday, September 8

      We think it’s a great idea for two of our most favorite entertainment groups to sponsor outdoor movies during these difficult times. Rome …

Weddings and Engagements

Rapke — Judge

Friday, September 4
Lindsay Rapke, daughter of David and Barbara Rapke, Ava, to Thomas Judge, son of Brian and Marguerite Judge, Otter Lake. Ms. Rapke, a graduate of Syracuse University, is employed with Lake County …

Marriage licenses — Sept. 6, 2020

Friday, September 4
Gerardo S. Ramos and Nitzelly Correa, both of Rome. Ralph R. Valentine and Marie L. Joswick, both of Rome. Zachary L. Andrews and Payton R. Humphrey, both of Rome. Todd J. Panasci and Michelle A. …

Marriage licenses — Aug. 11, 2020

Wednesday, August 12
Allen N. Sorrell Jr., of Utica, and Dominique N. Smith, of Rome. Michael F. Deraway and Jaclyn M. Mattacola, both of Rome. Brandon M. McSweeney and Kimberly A. White, both of Rome. Zachard J. Jacobs …
Advancements & Graduations

‘Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another’

6 hours ago

The Bible says we are to love one another. Sounds good, but can we do it? No, not without the Holy Spirit. Some people are just irritating. Even people at church can be difficult to love. Sometimes …

More Living

Delta Medical welcomes new nurse practitioner

5 days ago

Nurse Practitioner Carey Marrello, RN, FNP-C, has joined the staff of Delta Medical and is accepting new patients.  Marrello joins Elizabeth Scialdone, FNP-C, and Libby Gleasman, RN, FNP-C, at Rome …

    • Rome VFW to host open house
      Tuesday, September 15

      The Rome Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2266, 315 N. Washington St., will hold an open house for Vietnam War Veterans, POW-MIA, on Sunday, …

    • Golden anniversary
      Tuesday, September 8

      Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Naylor, Clock Road, Taberg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Naylor and Shirley A. …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, September 8

      Mr. and Mrs. James W. O’Rourke, of West Bloomfield Street, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. O’Rourke and …

Arts & Learning

Seven exhibits set to open at View

4 days ago

OLD FORGE — View, the center for arts and culture, will host an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. for seven new exhibitions: “Quilts Unlimited,” “Reaching for the Sky: …


Capitol events aimed at raising voting awareness

Thursday, September 17

Rome’s branch of the NAACP is sponsoring screenings of two movies to be presented as part of the Capitol Arts Complex’s outdoor series. “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming” will …


Sign-up next week for October Food $en$e

Friday, September 18

Food $en$e is back! Registration for the October 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 …


Lowell United Methodist Church to celebrate bicentennial on Sunday

Saturday, September 19

WESTMORELAND — The Lowell United Methodist Church, located at 5840 Lowell Road, in Westmoreland (at the corner of Route 26 and Lowell Road), will hold a day of bicentennial celebrations on Sunday, …

  • Floyd church sale extended
    Saturday, September 19

    FLOYD — The Floyd United Methodist Church, Route 365, has added extra dates for its annual rummage …

  • Be a voice for good
    Saturday, September 19

    Last weekend at Delta Lake we held a wonderful concert with two incredible musicians. One of the guys we …