Months-long probe leads to charges

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UTICA — A Utica man is facing multiple counts of drug possession following a months-long investigation, according to law enforcement officials. Police said the investigation began as a shooting …

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Funeral notices — Oct. 19, 2021

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CHRISTY — Robert Christy, 83, of Rome, on Oct. 16, 2021. Burial Rome Cemetery. Private services. Arrangements by Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. Contributions to the American Cancer …


Dennis B. Reader

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Dennis B. Reader 67, of Blossvale, NY passed away on October 13, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica, NY, after a long battle … Read More

Lester C. Morat

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Lester Charles Morat, age 92, of Floyd, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Wednesday October 14, 2021, at Rome Health. … Read More

Steven W. Miranda

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On Monday, October 11, 2021, Steven Miranda, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 67. Steve was born on December 16, … Read More

Fred R. Jackson

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Fred R. Jackson, age 88, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at MVHS-St. Elizabeth’s Campus. Fred was … Read More

Phyllis J. Gordon, 81

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Phyllis J. Gordon, 81, of Rome, New York, died peacefully in her sleep on October 11, 2021, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New … Read More
Oneida News

Public hearing, variety of legislation on agenda in Oneida

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ONEIDA — A variety of proposed legislation and a public hearing awaits the city’s Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. Among …

Marijuana sales opt-out on agenda in Oneida

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ONEIDA — The Oneida Common Council will introduce a local law to opt-out of allowing retail cannabis dispensaries in the city of Oneida at its next meeting, with a public hearing scheduled for …

CANDIDATE’S NIGHT FORUM — Local residents attend the candidate’s night forum at the Oneida Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 7. Candidates stated their platforms and answered questions submitted by students of the Oneida High School and local residents. Republican candidates were not in  attendance.

Issues over email befall candidate forum in Oneida

Wednesday, October 13

ONEIDA — A wayward email left PAC-99’s Oneida candidate forum with only one party’s candidates to answer questions and outline their platforms. Republican Party candidates were not present at …

Oneida mayor addresses concerns on chamberlain’s office, investigation

Friday, October 8

ONEIDA — Mayor Helen Acker shed some light on what’s been happening at the city chamberlain’s office and what it means for the future of Oneida. At Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Acker …

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148 new COVID cases in county

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According to information from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, there were 30 new COVID-19-related across the state on Thursday, and as of Friday afternoon, the statewide seven-day average COVID-19 …
    • Tenney seeks coins to honor Erie Canal
      4 days ago

      Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, New Hartford and Congressman Paul Tonko — along with several cosponsors — introduced the bipartisan Erie Canal …

    • Democratic Women’s Club to meet
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      UTICA — The Oneida County Democratic Women’s Club Meeting will hold a meeting on Monday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the CNY Labor Council …

    • Morning show adds anchor/co-host
      4 days ago

      UTICA — Townsquare Media has announced the addition of Kristine Bellino as a new morning news anchor and co-host of First News with Keeler in …

    • MVCC Board of Trustees to meet Monday
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      UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. For density reduction and social …

Oneida News

Landlords decry fee increase in Oneida during public hearing

Thursday, October 7

ONEIDA — Local landlords came out in force at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, condemning the increased inspection fee for rental properties. The Common Council improved the increase of rental …

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Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

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Yes, you can get the shots in the same visit. When COVID-19 vaccines were first rolling out in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended waiting 14 days between the shots …

Local Sports

Sports agate — Oct. 19, 2021

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FIELD HOCKEY Saturday Holland Patent 6, VVS 0 HP scoring (goals-assists): Kelly 2-1, Cummings 1-1, McLaughlin 1-0, Alexander 1-0, Acevedo 1-0. Goalie saves: HP, Allen 3; VVS, Balfe 8. FOOTBALL …

Public Safety
Sentinel Cinema With Sean Ian Mills
ACTION FLICK — This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Lashana Lynch, left, and Daniel Craig in a scene from “No Time To Die.”

‘No Time to Die’ packs big action

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The storied James Bond franchise is back with one last outing for actor Daniel Craig. “No Time To Die” is a big, fun and exciting action film that probably won’t leave a lasting impression. …

DIVIDE, DIG UP AND CONQUER — Several varieties of flowers, including dahlias, can be dug up, divided and stored for winter for replanting in the spring.

Digging, dividing and storing tubers

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It’s time to save your tender tubers such as dahlias so that you can enjoy them again next year. Unfortunately, many tubers just won’t survive our winters. You can just treat them as annuals. …

Our Opinion
    • Thoughts on reliable sources
      Thursday, October 7

      A website that displays editorial cartoons each week displayed almost a dozen drawings of border patrol agents on horseback pursuing lawbreakers …

    • Thoughts on election audits
      Wednesday, October 6

      The forensic audit of Maricopa County, AZ, ought to be of interest to us locally despite misdirection by national media like the Washington Post …

    • Oct. 25 deadline for election letters
      Tuesday, October 5

      Noon Monday, Oct. 25, is the deadline for candidate letters regarding this year’s Tuesday, Nov. 2, general election. Send emailed letters to …

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Weddings and Engagements

Senecal — Harter

Thursday, September 30
Jeffrey Harter and Stephanie Senecal were married on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Climbing Bines, Penn Yan. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Pam Senecal, West Carter Road. The bridegroom is the …

Marriage Licenses Oct. 3, 2021

Thursday, September 30
John D. Pettinelli and Kara J. Bushey, both of the Town of Lee. Branden Bolivar and Marissa M. Amuso, both of Rome.

Wood — MacRae

Thursday, September 2
The Honorable Patrick F. MacRae and Valerie A. Wood were married on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the bride’s home in Rome. The Honorable Anthony Paris officiated the ceremony. Nancy Curri attended …
Advancements & Graduations
    • Remsen scholar on dean’s list
      Friday, September 24

      SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Tempest Morrissey, of Remsen, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester at Seton Hall University …

    • National Guard announces promotions
      Thursday, September 23

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

    • Area scholars among SUNY Oneonta grads
      Saturday, September 18

      ONEONTA — Several area scholars are among more than 1,000 recent graduates from SUNY Oneonta, they include: Madelynn Anweiler, of Marcy, …

    • SNHU lauds local scholars
      Wednesday, September 15

      MANCHESTER, N.H. — Several area students have been named to the president’s or dean’s honor lists at Southern New Hampshire University, …

    • Local residents begin medical school
      Tuesday, September 14

      OLD WESTBURY — A pair of area residents were among hundreds of first-year New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine …


Fall Country Fair, Rummage Sale at First Presbyterian Church

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The Presbyterian Women and the Mission Committee of the First Presbyterian Church, 108 W. Court St., will host a Fall County Fair and Rummage Sale, on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths …

More Living

MVHS welcomes new provider to Women’s Health Center

Tuesday, October 12

UTICA – Jerome Rosenstein, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) at the MVHS Women’s Health Center and MVHS OB Care Center, …

Arts & Learning

500 years of fashion created from paper featured at MWPAI

Wednesday, October 13

Breathtaking full-scale masterpieces, representing more than 500 years of fashion, history, and artifice, expressed in paper by celebrated contemporary Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, will be …


Capitol to host rock concerts starting tonight

Friday, October 8

Rome Capitol Theatre plans to rock the weekend with two concert events, Friday Night Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra & Brandon Gibbs, and Saturday Night All Revved Up! – The Meatloaf Concert …


Cornell Cooperative Extension touts autumn blooms, woodland trail

Friday, October 1

ORISKANY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is promoting the autumn features of their Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens. “Visitors can’t believe the bursting blooms in our …


Weekly Reflections: What wonders and depths lie ahead

Saturday, October 9

Our 7-year-old daughter has a great imagination and is super creative. One of her favorite things to draw and plan is her future house. The girl has big plans! She talks about what colors her house …

    Saturday, October 9

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

  • Women’s Club meets Oct. 21
    Saturday, October 9

    CANASTOTA — The Oneida-Canastota Christian Women’s Club will hold its Fall Luncheon from 11 a.m. to …