MVCC Board of Trustees to meet Monday

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UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. For density reduction and social distancing purposes, only …

Tombstones are topic of Canastota cemetery tour

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CANASTOTA — Each tombstone can tell a story and its “residents” are willing to tell theirs at “If Tombstones Could Talk.” The public is invited to Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Canastota on …

    • Area scholars among SUNY Oneonta grads
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      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
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      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 …

    • Kippen graduates Army Basic Training
      Saturday, September 11

      LAWTON, Okla. — Jakob Matthew Kippen, son of Dawn and Jay Kippen, Rome, has graduated from Army Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Kippen, …

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Funeral notices — Sept. 18, 2021

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BOGACZ — Aidan R. Bogacz, 17, of Boonville, on Sept. 13, 2021. No service. Calling hours 1-4 p.m. today at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville. Contributions to Dodge Pratt Northam Art …


Thomas A. Wojdyla

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Thomas A. Wojdyla, 68, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 16, 2021. He was born … Read More

Lily E. (Brzuszkiewicz) Broski

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Lily E. Broski passed peacefully on September 15, 2021, in Rome, New York, just shy of her 95th birthday. Born in Rome on October 23, … Read More

Gloria M. Izzo

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Gloria M. Izzo, 91, of Rome, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2021, at Bethany Gardens. She was born in Rome, NY, on November … Read More

Francis ‘Cisco’ Link Jr.

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Francis E. Link Jr., 68, of Mexico, N.Y., passed away on September 14, 2021, at Oswego Health Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1953, a … Read More

Joan D. Palmer

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TABERG — Joan D. Palmer, 84, of MacFarland Road, Taberg, died peacefully in the comfort of her daughter’s home on Thursday … Read More
TIPTOE THROUGH THE GOMPHRENA — Flower Hill Farm was even able to schedule photo shoots in their colorful flower fields this season.

Focus shifts to next spring for Boonville flower farm

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BOONVILLE — The seasons are shifting here at Flower Hill Farm. This has been our most productive summer yet, and we are even more … Read More
FEEDING TIME — Volunteer Terri DiNitto helps a newborn calf with its milk bottle at the New York State Fair Dairy Cow Birthing Center. There is still time to experience the birthing center — the last day of the fair is Labor Day.

Dairy Cow Birthing Center a true highlight of State Fair

Saturday, September 4
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns highlighting the area’s agricultural community. I can’t … Read More
TENDING THE LAVENDER — Anna Western, a New York State FFA officer from Lowville, pauses from her work in a lavender field recently. For Western, who did not grow up on a farm, the path to participate in FFA as well as pursue a dream of working in agriculture may be unconventional  but has helped instill a passion for the club and the  industry.

Unlikely path to FFA, fuels passion for agricultural career

Saturday, August 28
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns highlighting the area’s agricultural community. It’s rare for … Read More
HORSING AROUND? — Children pet one of the horses at the Six Point Acres farm in Holland Patent during a recent visit to learn about agriculture and farm life.

Sharing slice of farm life with kids is a highlight of summer

Saturday, August 21
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns highlighting the area’s agricultural community. As a young child … Read More
CHOW TIME? — Nick Finn stands in front of a silage pit at Finndale Farms in Holland Patent, On the left is high moisture corn grain while to the right is corn silage. Both are incorporated into several different feed recipes for their livestock. The old adage, you are what you eat, is also true when it comes to dairy cows, Finn said.

You are what you eat is also true for dairy cows

Saturday, August 14
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns highlighting the area’s agricultural community. In my last … Read More
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Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce honors pair of businesses, exec director of United Way

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ONEIDA — The Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce honored those in the community with their inaugural Comeback dinner award ceremony. Winners included: Smith’s Flooring and Paint Center, 773 Lenox …

Police reform plan before Oneida Common Council

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ONEIDA — A full slate of proposed legislation awaits the city’s Common Council, which is expected to adopt its police reform plan at its meeting on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take …

KICKING OFF NEW YEAR — The Zonta Club of the Oneida Area recently held its first meeting of the new club year, hearing presentations from a pair of speakers. From left: Dr. Camille Dillard, Rome Zonta president; Fay Eastwood, Oneida Zonta Club; Stephanie Heiland, of WANTO; and Karen Puglisi, vice president of the Oneida Zonta Club.

Pair of speakers help Oneida Zonta Club kick off first meeting of new club year

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ONEIDA — The Zonta Club of the Oneida Area held its first business meeting of the new club year recently at Theodore’s in Canastota. Two speakers were introduced to the group. Stephanie Heiland, …

Oneida officials mum on state probe of chamberlain’s office

Thursday, September 9

ONEIDA — Due to an ongoing investigation, answers are few surrounding the Oneida Chamberlain’s office and just what happened over the course of 13 years. In early 2020, Nancy Andrews was removed …

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Sheriff warns of scam using real names of officers

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A scam invoking the real names of officers from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has been reported in the area, according to law enforcement officials. Sheriff Robert M. Maciol warned that …
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Variety of proposals before Common Council tonight in Oneida

Tuesday, September 7

ONEIDA — A variety of proposed legislation and a public hearing awaits the city’s Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. Among …

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On mass shooting anniversary, two fatally shot in Rochester

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ROCHESTER (AP) — Two people were fatally shot Sunday outside a party in Rochester, a year to the day after a similar mass shooting claimed the lives of two teenagers. Police said Sunday's shooting …

Local Sports

Fragapane lifts RFA over Camden

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Alanna Fragapane scored a pair of goals as the Rome Free Academy field hockey team defeated host Camden 4-1 on Friday in a Try-Valley League match. Emma Wright tallied one goal and one assist for …

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TWISTED — Annabelle Wallis in a scene from “Malignant.” “I can all but guarantee that you haven’t seen anything like the shocks in “Malignant” this year.”

Review: ‘Malignant’ is a crazy, clever film

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“Malignant” is crazy. I’ve seen a lot in my years watching and now reviewing movies, and even I was taken by surprise with the twists of this new horror movie. I can all but guarantee that you …

CNY and the birth of the Oneida County Freedom Trail talk Sept. 25

Yesterday at 9:00 AM

The Underground Railroad was more than a route to freedom; it was a movement that transcended the lines of race and gender – not just nationally, but here in Oneida County. The county’s efforts …

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    • Two honorees who help others
      Tuesday, September 14

      We want to salute two outstanding members of our community who have made Rome and its environs a better place to live. Rome Fire Lt. Brian …

    • American Red Cross is always there to help in an emergency
      Tuesday, August 24

      There was no shortage of people across the region helping others during last week’s flooding. Although the impacts of the flooding are severe …

    • Another commitment for Rome Lab
      Tuesday, August 17

      The military’s commitment to assure that Rome Lab continues as a world-class center for high-tech defense science was solidified last week …

Weddings and Engagements

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 …

Marriage licenses — Sept. 5, 2021

Thursday, September 2
Woodrow W. Brown Jr. and Katherine E. Spear, both of Rome. Joshua S. Morgan and Mirannda M. O’Connor, both of Rome. Joshua D. Roe and Jessica N. Miller, both of Rome. Austin J. Elliott and Morgan …

Sanzone — Koon

Thursday, July 1
Mack Koon and Alexa Sanzone were married on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in New Orleans, La. The bride is the daughter of Sandra Sanzone, Elmer Hill Road, and Frank Sanzone, North James Street. The …
Advancements & Graduations

Floyd UMC hosts rummage sale

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FLOYD — The Floyd United Methodist Church, Route 365, will be holding their annual Fall Rummage Sale on Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 25, from …

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Advanced spinal reconstruction procedure now available in Rome

Tuesday, September 14

Dr. Nicholas Qandah, a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and director of Neurosciences at Rome Health, recently implanted Centinel Spine’s clinically-proven prodisc C Total Disc. Replacement (TDR) …

Arts & Learning

Fort Stanwix, Rome Historical Society plan local event for Archaeology Day

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Fort Stanwix National Monument and Rome Historical Society will host Archaeology Day in celebration of International Archaeology Day, on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event will have in-person components …


Exhibit postponed

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BARNEVELD — The three Trenton Falls area fine artists Martha Deming, Mary P. Murphy, and Lorraine VanHatten have postponed their art exhibition, “The Barneveld 3 at Unity Hall,” originally …


Tops marks Family Meals Month

Friday, September 3

September is synonymous with back to school which means more time packing lunches, chasing off to practices, and cramming for spelling bees. But what it can also mean is more quality family time …


Weekly Reflections: Resilience and the American Spirit

Saturday, September 11

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8–9). There was a great …

  • Vernon church hosts sales
    Saturday, September 11

    VERNON — Vernon United Methodist Church, 5320 W. Seneca St. (Route 5), will host Rummage and Book …

  • Churches offer book bag giveaway
    Saturday, September 11

    The public is invited to attend a “Free Book Bags Giveaway” for students ages 4-18 (while supplies …