News around the County

Power outage caused by tree hitting transmission line

2 days ago

TOWN OF CAMDEN — The power outage that effected about 9,200 customers in Rome and the surrounding area Friday afternoon was caused by a tree hitting a transmission line, according to National Grid …

Funeral Notices — Sept. 21, 2019

2 days ago

BRISTOL — James E. Bristol, Sr., 74, of Camden, on Sept. 17, 2019.  Calling hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden. Private services at Maple Flats …


    • Asylum deal with El Salvador
      2 days ago

      NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the …

    • ‘Son of Sam’ detective dies
      2 days ago

      NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City’s manhunt for the Son of Sam killer and eventually took a …

Community Calendar
    • Sevilla Ann Purkey
      2 days ago

      Sevilla Ann Purkey peacefully went to be with the Lord, in her home and with her loved one’s by her side on the morning of Saturday, September …

    • Susan E. Schuster
      2 days ago

      Susan E. Schuster, 69, of Blossvale, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Mohawk Valley Health Systems St. Luke’s Campus in New …

    • Robert M. Haley, Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.)
      2 days ago

      Robert M. Haley, 74, of Sly Hill Road, Town of Western, retired Navy lieutenant commander and university instructor, died on September 19, 2019, …

    • Dr. Edwin P. Russell, Jr.
      3 days ago

      Edwin P. Russell Jr., M.D., 93, passed away at his home on Wednesday September 18, 2019.Born on August 21, 1926, in Rome, New York, he was the …

    • Patricia Marie (Rhein) Kehoe
      3 days ago

      Patricia Marie (Rhein) Kehoe passed away at home, peacefully, on September 19, 2019. She was born on October 30, 1936 to Charles and Elsie …

Local Sports

Vernon Downs results — Sept. 21, 2019

10 hours ago

VERNON DOWNS Saturday's Results 1ST RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $3,000.2 Nubble Light (D. Huckabone-miller) $7.70 $3.70 $2.105 Beechwood Wayne (J. Whittemore) $3.00 $2.204 Cj's Roll On Two (C. Huckabone …

AP Sports

Truex wins again at Richmond; Gibbs' Jones disqualified

9 hours ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. seemed to have a "pinch me" moment as he climbed from his car in victory lane. Nudged off the lead with 87 laps to go, Truex rallied Saturday night, ultimately …

Public Safety

‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ is uplifting

Yesterday at 9:00 AM

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is one of those sweet, feel-good indie movies that rarely gets a wide release in theaters, but should. Odd name aside, “The Peanut Butter Falcon” finally came to …

Clinton Record

Kirkland Trails NY receives permit to begin development of trail system

4 days ago

KIRKLAND — The Kirkland Trails NY committee has now received a permit from the state to go ahead and develop the historic Chenango Canal Trail for recreational use following an effort that’s …

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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 …

Our Opinion
    • Tackling childhood obesity
      2 days ago

      Each month of the year has its own health observations to shed light on the wellness issues that impact our society. With children back in …

    • Celebrate our Constitution
      3 days ago

      Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. The …

    • Riddikulus!
      Friday, September 13

      Even the youngest Harry Potter fans tend to understand that the wizardry in the book series is fictional fun. But one Tennessee priest doesn’t …

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • Food used to create energy
      Tuesday, September 17

      It’s always pleasant to show off something you’re proud of. And that’s what the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority did recently when it …

    • A salute for national chaplain
      Tuesday, September 10

      Members of Henry P. Smith Post, American Legion Auxiliary, can proudly note that one of their own has achieved an important post in their …

    • Bright future for United Way
      Tuesday, September 3

      The United Way can look forward to a bright future. There’s several reasons. First, the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area’s …


Leonardsville Fire Department to host defensive driving class

2 days ago

LEONARDSVILLE — Leonardsville Fire Department will host a six-hour defensive driving class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the fire hall on Mill Street. Free lunch is included. …

More Living

Hernia repair topic of health night Tuesday

4 days ago

Rome Memorial Hospital’s next health night will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Floyd Avenue. To RSVP, call 315-337-5309. Dr. Keneth Hall will …

Arts & Learning

Trust hosts Baker Woods Preserve fungi hike

3 days ago

NATURAL BRIDGE — Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust and Indian River Lakes Conservancy will host a hike where walkers will explore the fungi found at IRLC’s Baker Woods Preserve, Natural Bridge, from …


Will’s Pumpkin Farm open for season

4 days ago

CAMDEN — Will’s Cackleberry Castle Pumpkin Farm, 1175 Hillsboro Road, is open now through Halloween on Thursdays from 4 to 8:30 p.m., Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., …


Sign-ups announced for October Food $en$e

3 days ago

Registration for the October 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 Fire …


Church hosts Al-Anon support group

Saturday, September 14

NEW HARTFORD — St. Stephen’s Church on Oxford Road is hosting Al-Anon support group meetings for those battling alcohol addiction. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and 5 p.m. Sundays.

Weddings and Engagements

Goodman — Lee

Wednesday, September 4
Joshua Lee and Sarah Goodman were married on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Millennium Knickerbocker hotel in Chicago. The bride, daughter of Daniel Goodman and Bonnie Dekin, of Rome, was escorted …

Marriage licenses — Sept. 3, 2019

Wednesday, September 4
Michael B. Krebs and Allison L. Cosimeno, both of the Town of Lee.


Wednesday, September 4
Elizabeth M. Silver, daughter of David and Carol Silver of Humaston Road, to Martin R. Fregoe, son of Richard and Eileen Fregoe, County Route 53, Brasher Falls. Ms. Silver, a graduate of the Albany …
Advancements & Graduations