COLUMN: Medicare Open Enrollment for 2022 coming to close

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The fall Open Enrollment period for 2022 is rapidly coming to a close. You still have until Tuesday, Dec. 7 to review, and if you so choose, make changes in your Medicare coverage for the coming …

Check out the latest books – and puzzles – at Jervis

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Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public! Face masks and social distancing are required. Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. …

Local author’s works available in Rome bookstore

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Books by Westernville author Bob Fields are now available at Keaton and Lloyd bookshop at 236 W. Dominick St. Novels and short stories by Fields have been available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and …

Oneida Area Civic Chorale to present holiday concert

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CANASTOTA — The Oneida Area Civic Chorale will present the opening concert of their 2021-2022 season, “Rejoice”, a collection of music celebrating the Christmas Season, on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 …

Center for Family Life holds holiday meal basket giveaway

UTICA – A joyful mood of gratitude was evident at the Center for Family Life and Recovery (CFLR) holiday meal basket give-a-way. Staff and volunteers collected and packed meal baskets with care for …

SUNY Oneonta lauds student’s volunteer effort

Yesterday at 12:47 PM

ONEONTA — Tyler Woodall, of Utica, was among the 34 students who volunteered as part of the State University of New York at Oneonta’s Community Clean-Up Day through the college’s Center for …

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Funeral notices — Nov. 26, 2021

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BLANCHARD — Maurice J. Blanchard, Sr., 77, of Rome, on Nov. 21, 2021. Services 1 p.m. today at Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home for Funerals, 210 W. Court St. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours …


A state plow goes north on Route 12/28 near Remsen Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Gallery: First snow of the season, Nov. 19, 2021

Friday, November 19

The first significant snow of the season not only brought out town, city, county and state plows but also some feathered friends. The snow in Rome was gone by mid-day while the snow just to the north …

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Robert Daniel Crayton (Callahan)

Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Robert Daniel Crayton, 59 years old, of Taberg, passed away on November 25, 2021. Originally from Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, … Read More

Jayne Carolyn Muha

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BOONVILLE — Jayne Carolyn (Williams) Muha, 86, of West St., affectionately known as “Janie,” widow of Joseph A. Muha, Jr., … Read More

Delores B. (Vitale) Nigro

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Delores B. Vitale Nigro, 85, of Rome, NY, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Monday, November 22, 2021. She went to rest … Read More

Marilyn S. (Staple) Suits

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VERNON — Marilyn S. Suits, age 88, formerly of Ottman Road and more recently of the Grand Nursing Facility of Utica passed away … Read More

Paul A. Theriault

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Paul A. Theriault, age 76, of Taberg, went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family at the … Read More
Oneida News

SERVICE AND ADVOCACY — The Zonta Club of Oneida presents Carlene Holt with the Status of Women Achievement Award, recognizing her many contributions to improve the quality of life and status of women and young girls. Pictured: Cindy Thurston, left, President of Zonta, Brittany Flood from Liberty Resources who nominated Carlene, recipient Carlene Holt, and Helen Acker, mayor of Oneida who read the Proclamation proclaiming Nov. 17 as Carlene Holt Day.

Zonta Club of Oneida presents achievement award to local woman

Saturday, November 20

ONEIDA — The Zonta Club of Oneida celebrated Zonta Rose Day in conjunction with International Women’s Day by presenting the Status of Women Achievement Award. This award recognizes a woman whose …

Oneida to host Parade of Lights

Saturday, November 20

ONEIDA — The city of Oneida’s inaugural Parade of Lights will take place Friday, Dec. 3, starting with a visit from Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m. Ward 2 Councilor Steve Laureti said the city’s …

FLOATING A COMPROMISE — Jacob Cornell, co-owner of Cornell’s Greenhaus in Oneida, tells the city council they can follow Morrisville and Norwich’s example and opt out of on-site consumption establishments but opt in to retail cannabis dispensaries if they’re concerned about people driving under the influence.

Oneida opts out of retail pot sales; common council may take up alternate legislation on dispensaries in near future

Thursday, November 18

ONEIDA — The Oneida Common Council opted out of retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption establishments, but members said they could revisit the topic of dispensaries soon but on their …

Oneida Police Chief John Little

Oneida Police say three new hires needed as lawmakers review proposed budget

Wednesday, November 17

ONEIDA — The Oneida Police Department is looking to hire three new officers to help with the workload. Two of these new officers would be going directly to road patrol, said Police Chief John …

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Rome man faces felony arson charge

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THANKSGIVING FIRE — Fire damage at the 300 N. Jay St. side of the residence that burned Thanksgiving morning in Rome. Fire officials said no one was injured. One resident has been charged with felony arson, according to Rome Police.
A resident of the home that burned on West Court Street in Rome on Thanksgiving Day has been charged with felony arson for setting the fire, according to law enforcement officials. Jacob L. Kangas, …
Oneida News

Oneida Health eyes alternatives to liens on medical debts

Saturday, November 13

ONEIDA — A recent study regarding medical debt in New York found Oneida Health filed 316 liens between 2017 to 2018, but Oneida Health says it’s not done maliciously. A study by the Community …

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New COVID variant triggers concerns

3 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency …

Local Sports

James fined $15,000 for obscene gesture, warned for language

Yesterday at 2:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture Friday by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language. James made the gesture after making a …

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‘HALLOWEEN KILLS’ — This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer in “Halloween Kills,” directed by David Gordon Green.

‘Halloween Kills’ just spinning its wheels

Sunday, October 24
The only thing more relentless than horror villain Michael Meyers is Hollywood’s unceasing ability to keep churning out franchise revivals over and over again. The “Halloween” reboot was …

THANKS FOR THE FOOD — A solitary blue jay enjoys black oil sunflower from a bird feeder in this file photo.

COLUMN: Taking care of birds during winter enjoyable and helpful

Sunday, November 21

Birding is one of North America’s favorite pastimes. Winter is a tough time for birds. Days and nights are cold; there’s no vegetation; and finding food can be difficult, especially after a heavy …

Our Opinion
Letters to the Editor
    • VIEWPOINT: Another view of recent tax case
      3 days ago

      There is a message that was lost in the coverage of the recent trial of the local business owners of Dippin Donuts. I don’t have an opinion …

    • Help available for problem gamblers
      5 days ago

      The addition of mobile sports betting in New York State has brought access to gambling to everyone’s pocket. Anyone in New York with a cell …

    • Retiring an offensive word
      5 days ago

      It has been 400 years since Native Americans took part in the first Thanksgiving, hosted by the Europeans who had appeared the previous year. …

Points of Pride
    • People helping people
      5 days ago

      Every year, it’s the same thing. Thanksgiving and the holiday season arrive, and again the people of our area open their wallets and pocket …

    • Special salute for older New Yorkers
      Tuesday, November 9

      Happy Older New Yorkers’ Day! The New York State Office for the Aging celebrated Older New Yorkers’ Day recently with a video presentation …

    • A labor of love for RFA marching band
      Tuesday, November 2

      We are proud to salute the various marching bands in our area which did outstanding jobs Sunday to compete in the New York State Field Band …

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

Continue the holiday feasting with potato latkes

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From turkey and cranberry sauce straight to potato pancakes in one weekend. Not bad! Hanukkah this year begins Sunday night, Nov. 28, so those who celebrate can move right into the holiday while …

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MVHS cancer program earns national accreditation

Tuesday, November 23

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Mohawk Valley Health System. To earn …

Arts & Learning

Ladies Night Out features No-Sew Quilted Ornaments

4 days ago

OLD FORGE — Are you looking for a fun holiday activity for you and your gal pals this holiday season? Are you looking to create something elaborate yet easy to make for the perfect holiday tree …


Oneida Area Civic Chorale performs Dec. 5

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CANASTOTA — The Oneida Area Civic Chorale will present the opening concert of its 2021-22 season, “Rejoice,” a collection of music celebrating the Christmas season, on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. …


Sign-up for December Food $en$e on Nov. 19

Friday, November 12

Registration for the December Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at Lake Delta Fire Department, the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent, and Karing …


COLUMN: Giving thanks and acts of praise

Saturday, November 20

November always evokes an awareness and inventory of thankfulness for me. As I have reflected over my own attitudes and responses to various situations, the motives of my heart begin to be exposed. I …