News around the County

Unemployment rate steady in July, state statistics say

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The unemployment rate for the Utica-Rome area was 4.2 percent in July, which is unchanged from a year earlier, according to the New York Department of Labor. By county, Oneida County’s unemployment …

Funeral notices — Aug. 22, 2019

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ALGER — Milton “Jim” James Alger, 83, of Oswego, formerly of Camden, on Aug. 17, 2019. Services 10 a.m. Friday at West Amboy Cemetery. Arrangements by LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., …


Community Calendar
    • Alan Lee Perry
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      Alan Lee Perry, age 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Tessera of Brandon nursing facility, Florida. He was born on …

    • Maria (Hyduchka) Suhomlin
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      Maria Suhomlin, age 97, of Rome, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2019. She was born May 16, 1922, in the Ukraine, a daughter of the late …

    • James C. Mercer
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      BRANTINGHAM — James C. Mercer, 80 husband of Linda, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was born in Deferiet, NY on …

    • Owen R. ‘Ralph’ Young
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      TALCOTTVILLE — Owen R. Young, 54, a longtime resident of Denley Road, passed away after a long illness on Friday, August 16, 2019, at St. …

    • Jean A. (Izzo) Moles
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      Jean A. Moles, 80, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare with her loving family by her side. Born in …

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Islanders agree to terms with Brassard on one-year contract

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EAST MEADOW (AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to terms with Derick Brassard on a one-year contract Wednesday. Brassard, who will turn 32 on Sept. 22, had 14 goals and nine assists in 70 games …

Public Safety

End of an era for Darkroom Unlimited

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With the near disappearance of an art form comes the end of an era for a long-time business in Rome. Alex and Carol Zaleski, owners of Darkroom Unlimited at 418 W. Dominick St., decided it was time …

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Business is ‘homemade’ over at Bonomo’s Dari Creme and Mini Golfland

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KIRKLAND — From ice cream cones to burgers and hotdogs, hungry customers have been keeping the summer hopping over at Bonomo’s Dari Creme and Mini Golfland at 7589 Route 5. In business since …

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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 …

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Points of Pride
    • New stars at Utica Zoo
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      UTICA — It will be sometime this fall the latest stars at the Utica Zoo will make their debut but it should be quite a party. The Utica Zoo …

    • ‘Community’ at VVS
      Tuesday, August 13

      VERNON — Students never have enough supplies, and the Community Bank N.A. branch in Vernon not only recognizes this problem but is taking …

    • Coming together as a team
      Thursday, August 8

      A tip of our baseball cap goes to Smith Post, which had a fine season, earning a trip to the American Legionstate baseball …


Sign-up for September Food $en$e

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Registration for the September 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 Rome, Lake Delta …

More Living

Orthopedic surgeon experienced in sports medicine joins Rome practice

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Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Moretz III is accepting new patients at Rome Medical Practice Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St. A member of Rome Memorial …

    • Arthur family gathers in Remsen
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      The 65th Robert and Ann Bellinger Arthur Family Reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Old Arthur Homestead in Remsen. There were 38 …

    • Dance Reunion, Classic Car Show Saturday
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      The Parkway Center, Memorial Parkway, Utica, and CNY Chapter 490 Military Order of the Purple Hearts are partnering to co-sponsor the Parkway …

    • Backer family gathers
      Tuesday, August 13

      The descendants of Horace and Hattie Fox Backer held their 29th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at West Leyden Park with 56 members and guests …

Arts & Learning

Steuben Old Home Days Aug. 24-25

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

The 93rd Annual Steuben Old Home Days event will be held this weekend, Aug. 24 and 25. Day one begins with a double-elimination corn hole tournament between two-member teams; novices are welcome. …


Meltdown Concert Friday at Bellamy Harbor Park

Thursday, August 15

The city will host a Summer Meltdown Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 at Bellamy Harbor Park. The classic rock band Tyler will perform. There will be food trucks, a beer tent and a bonfire. …


Garden Auction planned at CCCC

Friday, August 16

On Monday, Aug. 26, the Gardeners of Rome will have a Garden Auction at Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., at 6:30 p.m. There will be fresh cut flowers, local grown vegetables, …


Mount Calvary marks anniversary on Sunday

Saturday, August 17

The Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 203 Erie Blvd. E., will celebrate its 92nd anniversary during the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. services on Sunday, Aug. 18. Guests include the Rev. Sarah Millner, pastor of …

  • Women’s Club meets Thursday
    Saturday, August 17

    CANASTOTA — Oneida-Canastota Christian Women’s Club will host its Summer Luncheon Buffet at …

  • Christ lives Today!
    Saturday, August 17

    You ever go to church and question whether Jesus alive or dead?   I know, dumb question for most, but …

Weddings and Engagements

Kohls — Kanclerz

Wednesday, August 7
Lucas J. Kanclerz and Mary K. Kohls were married on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Bryon and Ann Kohls, Woodway, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Ronald and …

Marriage licenses — Aug. 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7
Richard J. Presky II and Kayla A. Brockway, both of Rome. Brayton P. Reed and Rachel L. Rodriguez, both of Rome. Jeremy F. Finster and Stacey R. Trapp, both of Rome. William E. Werenski and Sherry L. …

Warren — Dickson

Wednesday, August 7
Deirdre Warren, daughter of Daniel and Sharon Warren, Lee Center, to Andrew Dickson, son of James Dickson and Susan Reppert, Harrisonburg, Va., and Susan Kraeger and Neil Pepper, Brantingham. Ms. …
Advancements & Graduations