Woman accused of trying to purloin steaks, taco sauce from grocery store

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A 62-year-old woman is accused of stealing steaks from Tops supermarket on Erie Boulevard West, according to local law enforcement officials. Police said Kelly E. Vandusen, of Lake Street, Blossvale, …

Funeral notices — April 14, 2021

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BLOCKSTON — Frank W. Blockston, III, 40, of Chili, on April 4, 2021. Services were held April 8. Contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. BORTLE — Jeffrey Grant Bortle, 62 of …

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK
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LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in …

NYC police unions drop suit challenging discipline records

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Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

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U.S. probes possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

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Rome Sentinel E-Edition

RFA grad Jones on president’s list at SUNY Cortland

Thursday, April 8

CORTLAND — Tyriana Jones, of Rome, has been named to the president’s list for academic excellence at the State University of New York at Cortland for the fall 2020 semester, the university has …

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Greater Rome-Utica Military Officers Association seeks to welcome new members

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Are you a current active duty, retired, or former officer of any military service, to include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), or the US Public Health Service (USPHS)? Do …

Mathew Louis Marucci

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July 28, 1937 - April 10, 2021 Matt Marucci was the beloved father of Lisa Marucci (Doug Giles), Lori Marucci Flowers, and Jennifer … Read More

Scott D. Gillespie

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Scott D. Gillespie, 66, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford. He was … Read More

Laura L. Carletta

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Laura Louise Carletta, 59, of Conway, SC and formerly of Rome passed away on Saturday April 3, 2021 in SC. Funeral services will be … Read More

Frank W. Blockston III

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Friday, May 9, 1980 - Sunday, April 4, 2021 CHILI, N.Y. — On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at age 40, Frank W. Blockston, III, succumbed to … Read More

Jeffrey Grant Bortle

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ROME — Jeffrey Grant Bortle, age 62, of Martin Street, passed away late Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 2021, in the Syracuse Veterans … Read More
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Madison County assists SUNY Morrisville with student vaccinations, openings remain at community clinics

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Department of Health isn’t closing the book on student health — instead, the department and the State University of New York at Morrisville are giving some …

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U.S. to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Yesterday at 9:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, U.S. …

Local Sports

Sabres' Eichel ruled out for rest of season with neck injury

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(AP) — Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel won't play the rest of the season because of a neck injury. The team said Wednesday that Eichel has a herniated disk and is expected to be healthy for the …

Public Safety
Sentinel Cinema With Sean Ian Mills
Anti-hero — Bob Odenkirk appears in a scene from “Nobody.”

‘Nobody’ lands on familiar ground

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Movie theaters are slowly reopening again — including Rome Cinemas 8 on Erie Boulevard West — and one of the first new movies they get to show is the by-the-numbers, knock-off “Nobody” …
Rounding Third …………..
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As you get older, you realize how many aches and pains you can have that are just a result of the wear and tear of living. Arthritis of course is the worst for many of us and there are even a couple …

OHM BOCES receives farm-to-school lunch initiative award

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Agency releases e-book

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Rome Rotary remains busy despite pandemic

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Only in Rome — Fond memories of deputy chief recalled

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Our Opinion
    • Talk about good luck
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      A Brazilian pilot survived after his small plane crashed in the Amazon jungle. But that was the easy part. Surviving more than a month lost in …

    • Penny foolish
      Friday, April 9

      When a Georgia auto shop worker quit his job and demanded his final pay, his boss responded by having 500 pounds of greasy pennies dumped on the …

    • Volkswagen joke flops
      Thursday, April 8

      Most folks seemed to get the joke back in 1996 when Taco Bell published full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers announcing the company had …

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • Progress with robots
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      From time to time, we’ve written about the progress of the Rome Free Academy VEX Robotics Club’s Black Knights team. Today, we’re happy to …

    • ‘Flags of Honor’ for our heroes
      Tuesday, April 6

      We applaud the New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., along with the Rome Free Academy Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training …

    • Helping the homebound during pandemic
      Tuesday, March 30

      We were heartened to see that part of the county’s enormous effort to vaccinate people during the pandemic includes steps to reach homebound …

Weddings and Engagements

Owens — Spoon

Thursday, February 4
Melanie Owens, daughter of Russell and Janice Owens, Kensington, Md., to Matthew Spoon, son of Vito and Beth Spoon, Evans Road. Miss Owens is employed by a rehab center and is studying for her …

Pett — Moonen

Thursday, February 4
Tony Edwin Moonen and Kayla Marie Pett were married on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Angels Nest Bed & Breakfast, George Street. The bride is the daughter of Thomas Lyle Sr. and Wendy Pett, …

Schill — Eastwood

Thursday, February 4
Scott David Eastwood and Kaitlynn Elizabeth Schill were married on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in the Fred W. Symmes Chapel, also known as “Pretty Place,” in Cleveland, S.C. The bride is the …
Advancements & Graduations

Sherrill Kenwood Library announces upcoming events

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SHERRILL — The Sherrill Kenwood Library, 543 Sherrill Road, will resume some former programming in the spring. Toddler Tuesday will begin Tuesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. Parents may introduce their …

More Living

MVHS names facilities management director

Tuesday, March 23

Donald Libby has been named Facilities Management director for Mohawk Valley Health System. In this role, Libby is responsible for the management and oversight of utilities management, laundry …

Arts & Learning

70th Annual Central Adirondack Art Show open at View

Wednesday, April 7

OLD FORGE — View, the center for arts and culture, is hosting the 70th Annual Central Adirondack Art Show, which will run through June 6.  The Central Adirondack Art show is a long-standing Old …


Unorthodox accompanist in View virtual concert

Thursday, April 8

OLD FORGE — View arts center, 3273 Route 28, will offer a spring concert by pianist Nicole Wang as part of its Virtual Concert Series starting Sunday, April 18. The performance can be watched at …


Boonville food pantry lists new hours

Friday, April 2

BOONVILLE — Matthew’s Place Thrift Store and Food Pantry are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 165 Main St. Masks and social distancing are required.  The thrift …


Holy Week reflections

Saturday, April 3

During the Season of Lent (that time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday) we begin a journey of coming closer to Christ Jesus whose life and ministry was conceived as a way to know God, himself. …