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Movies — Feb. 16, 2019

10 hours ago

Capitol Theatre: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Sing Along (PG-13) 7:15. Cinema Capitol: “The Favourite” (R) 4, 7. “Cold War” (R) 4:15, 7:15. Rome Cinemas: “Alita: Battle Angel” (PG-13) 11:05, …

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Col. Andrew Green

Former Air Force colonel ordered to pay $150,000 to victim

10 hours ago

A former U.S. Air Force colonel from the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory has been ordered to pay $150,000 to his victim following a lawsuit regarding sexual abuse, according to published reports. …


Marlene E. Sharron

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Marlene E. Sharron, 82, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2019, at Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 13, 1937, in Boonville, N.Y., a daughter of the late Frederick and …

Elaine (Petrucci) Evans

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Elaine Evans, 65, of Rome, N.Y. went to heaven on Thursday, February 14th surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 30, 1953 to Vincent and Mary Petrucci in Rome, N.Y. She was a …

George A. Digamus

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George A. Digamus, 81, of Westernville, passed away on February 13, 2019, at Upstate University Hospital from Pancreatic Cancer. He was born on November 30, 1937, in Glens Falls, N.Y. a son of the …
Public Safety
BIG HIT — Rome Free Academy captain Danny Mecca, right, slams into Baldwinsville defenseman Ryan Muscatello in the first period of Friday’s Section III playoff game at Kennedy Arena. Mecca had two assists in Rome’s 5-3 loss.

Shorthanded Knights can’t hold off Bees’ comeback

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The Rome Free Academy hockey team had a 2-0 lead after the first period of Friday’s Section III Division 1 quarterfinal game against Baldwinsville on its home ice, but relentless pressure by the …

Oriskany advances to Class C quarterfinals with home win

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Oriskany defeated Mount Markham 70-64 Friday in the first round of the Section III Class C playoffs as Aaron Warcup led the Redskins with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Steve Armstrong added 14 points …

Camden Nordic teams sweep to titles

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The Camden boys and girls Nordic ski teams are moving on to the state competition after wrapping up Section III championships on Friday. ​On Wednesday, Camden took top honors among the boys and …

College notebook — Feb. 16, 2019

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UC hockey team wraps up top seed UTICA — The Utica College men’s hockey team locked up the top seed in the conference playoffs for a third straight year with a 10-1 win over King’s College …

Research contract granted to Mentis Technologies

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Mentis Technologies, a startup company and a member of the Griffiss Institute Business Incubator in Rome, has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop cybersecurity …

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Movie Reviews from Sean I. Mills

Review: ‘The Favourite’ is ‘artsy’ but clever

Sunday, February 10

With 10 Oscar nominations to its credit, “The Favourite” finally arrived at Rome Cinemas 8 this month to prove that the Academy really loves weird, artsy movies. “The Favourite” is not …

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Righting the Salt Delivery truck

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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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C17 Globemaster III Touch and Go

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Our Opinion
    • Sentencing raises questions
      2 days ago

      A Kansas judge gave a reduced sentence to a 67-year-old man convicted of soliciting sex from two sisters, aged 13 and 14. His explanation for …

    • Pope addresses latest issue
      3 days ago

      Pope Francis last week publicly acknowledged for the first time a new clergy sexual abuse issue: The victims this time aren’t children, but …

    • Sailing on sunlight?
      4 days ago

      A scientist says an object recently spotted streaking past the sun may be an interstellar alien probe riding on a stream of light. This might be …

Letters to the Editor
    • Is a new YMCA needed?
      10 hours ago

      There are many who are questioning the need to build a whole new YMCA rather than upgrading the current building. The most prevalent answer to …

    • Cuomo wrong on new abortion law
      Tuesday, February 5

      Gov Andrew Cuomo shrugged off criticism from Roman Catholic leaders about excommunication from the church due to his support of the new abortion …

    • Do we have a border problem?
      Saturday, February 2

      I agree that we do have a border problem. But that problem should not be fixed with a wall. It needs to be fixed by spending what it takes to …

Points of Pride
    • Programs that can change your world
      Monday, February 11

      The mission of Close Up is to inform, inspire and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a …

    • Standout works from young artists
      Monday, February 4

      According to its website (, since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and …

    • Two breweries that excel
      Monday, January 28

      Congratulations to two area breweries that were recently recognized by beer and brewery review website, according to website …


Church offers free meal Feb. 23

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A free lunch and fellowship are offered Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday’s Bounty is in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St., which is handicapped …

More Living

Program manager announced for MVHS Advanced Wound Care

Monday, February 11

UTICA – Deanna Eychner has been named program manager of Mohawk Valley Health System Advanced Wound Care. In this role, Eychner is responsible for developing and maintaining policies and …

    • Nominations sought for Older American Awards
      5 days ago

      Oneida County Office for Aging/Continuing Care and its Advisory Council are seeking nominations for the 2019 Older American Awards.  …

    • Lunch & Learn meeting Feb. 21
      5 days ago

      Copper City Community Connection, formerly Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host its next Lunch & Learn program at 1 p.m. Thursday, …

    • Ladies of the Dorf meet Feb. 22
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      “The Ladies of the Dorf” Breakfast Club at Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., will host its next program from 9-10 a.m. …

Arts & Learning

Zoomobile, games and Adulting 101 classes at Oneida Public Library

4 days ago

ONEIDA—The Oneida Public Library, located at 220 Broad St., has an array of events and services this month and encourages the public to stop in to appreciate and take advantage of them. Creating an …


Violin-guitar duo to release chamber CD at Unity Hall

3 days ago

BARNEVELD — Duo Sonidos, composed of guitarist Adam Levin and violinist William Knuth, who hails from Deerfield, are coming to Unity Hall Feb. 24 for the release of their eclectic collection of …


Cornell Extension offers farmers market workshop

Friday, February 8

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County has scheduled two sessions of training on selling at farmers markets. Lindsey Pashow, agriculture business development and marketing specialist for …


Christian mission and the global church

Saturday, February 9

A very long time ago, according to Luke’s story in the Acts of the Apostles, before Jesus left his disciples for the last time, he gave them a promise and gave them work to do. “You will receive …

Weddings and Engagements

Pritchard — Abbott

Monday, February 4
Christopher Abbott and Bree Pritchard were married on Oct. 6, 2018 at the couple’s home in Camden. The bride is the daughter of Ivan and Molly Pritchard, Sulphur Springs Road, Lee Center. The …

Lasek — White

Monday, February 4
Audrey Lasek, daughter of Ed and Elaine Lasek, Whitesboro, to Addison White, son of Dean White, Cape Vincent, and Sue Richardson, Utica. Ms. Lasek, a graduate of SUNY Oswego, is a teacher for Rome …

Jones — LaLonde

Monday, January 7
Jeffrey James LaLonde and Shyla Marie Jones were married on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro. The bride is the daughter of Gene and Denise Jones of Byrnes Avenue, Rome. The …
Advancemets & Graduations