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Brindisi meets with seniors to hear concerns of older constituents

2 days ago

UTICA — Congressman Anthony Brindisi visited North Utica Senior Citizens Center to host an older Americans town hall. Brindisi visited with the older Americans about issues of importance to them …


Seminar aims to keep kids safe on internet, social media

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

NEW HARTFORD — As part of their new Community Engagement Lecture Series, the American Martial Arts Institute on Seneca Turnpike hosted a seminar on keeping children safe on the internet Tuesday …


Funeral notices — Jan. 24, 2020

Yesterday at 11:34 AM

BREEN — Brian Noel Breen, 86, of Boonville, on Nov. 9, 2019. Graveside service at a later date. BRONISZEWSKI — Leon T. Broniszewski, 72, of Verona, on Jan. 21, 2020. Service noon Saturday at St. …

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  • January 23, 2020 – "Bad Boys For Life"
  • January 16, 2020 – "1917"
  • January 9, 2020 – Top 10 movies of 2019


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Madeline M. (Ciociola) Webber

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Madeline M. Webber, 68, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Born in Ilion on … Read More

Brian Noel Breen

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
BOONVILLE — Brian Noel Breen, 86, of Boonville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 9, 2019 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s. … Read More

Beverly J. Stark

2 days ago
TOWN OF FLOYD — Beverly Jean Stark, 78, of Edwards Road passed away January 20, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. She was born … Read More

John P. Clark

2 days ago
HOLLAND PATENT — John P. Clark, 78, of Main Street, Holland Patent, passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, January 21, 2020, at … Read More

Barbara J. Reynolds

3 days ago
Barbara J. Reynolds, 76, of Clinton and formerly of Rome, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Born in Rome on … Read More
Local Sports

Westmoreland tops rival Oriskany

Yesterday at 4:10 PM

The visiting Westmoreland boys basketball team defeated Center State Conference rival Oriskany 69-91 on Thursday night at Keith Davis Gymnasium. The Bulldogs, who raised their record to 5-7, were led …

AP Sports

Late addition Suggs making presence felt with Chiefs

Yesterday at 1:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House …

Public Safety
    • Utica woman charged in stabbing
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      A Utica woman has been charged with felony assault after law enforcers said she stabbed a man at a residence on Brinckerhoff Avenue on Wednesday …

    • Public Safety Logs — Jan. 23, 2020
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 1:41 a.m. Vernon, Route 31, motor vehicle accident. 5:55 a.m. New London and AmCare …

    • Mother, son accused of shoplifting
      Yesterday at 7:07 AM

      A mother and son have both been charged with shoplifting from Ace Hardware on Black River Boulevard. Police said Tracy, 51, and Justin Bean, 30, …

    • Boonville man charged with drunk driving
      Yesterday at 7:07 AM

      A Boonville man has been charged with drunken driving in Rome early Tuesday morning. State police said Brian M. Millich, 36, of Boonville, was …


German POWs worked in Rome, Boonville during WWII

Sunday, January 19

For many years in the Rome area, if someone would have mentioned the existence of a German prisoner of war camp, people may have not believed them. However, Rome did indeed serve as a camp, and a …

Clinton Record

Present and future of Kirkland Trails discussed at inaugural meeting

2 days ago

CLINTON — Future plans, available funding and current efforts to develop a network of connected multi-use trails, paths and bike lanes through the Kirkland-Clinton area were highlighted during the …

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United States Army CH-47 at Griffiss International Airport

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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
    • Don’t ignore Census surveys
      2 days ago

      Want to pay more taxes? Here’s a surefire way to inspire a hike — ignore your U.S. Census survey. Each resident in our area brings in state …

    • Critical need for blood donors
      3 days ago

      Wanted: Blood donors. Winter is a notoriously difficult time to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. And this year …

    • Vernon Center residents deserve answers about water
      Friday, January 17

      VERNON CENTER — Without water, there is no life. That goes for just about everything — from planets to people. In Vernon Center, for years, …

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Art by Shelley Graham Turner on display at Cinema Capitol

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

The Rome Art Association is hosting a solo exhibit by artist Shelley Graham Turner titled “Of a Lyrical Nature.” Turner is an abstract expressionist artist who places a strong focus on layers. …

More Living

NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition awarded to 58 Bassett Health Centers

5 days ago

Fifty-eight primary care, pediatric and school-based health centers in the Bassett Healthcare Network have been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition under the state …

    • Ladies of the Dorf meet Jan. 31
      4 days ago

      The Ladies of the Dorf Monthly Breakfast Club will meet again at Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., from 9-10 a.m. Friday, …

    • Pastel workshop Jan. 29 at CCCC
      4 days ago

      Pastels by Connie Watkins will be held at Copper City Community Connection, 305 E. Locust St., from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 29. Cost is …

    • RCIL in Utica seeks volunteers
      4 days ago

      Resource Center for Independent Living will hold a reception for those interested in becoming ombudsman volunteers from noon to 1:30 p.m. …

Arts & Learning

View arts center offers summer internships

3 days ago

OLD FORGE — View, the non-profit multi-arts venue, is offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates. The deadline for applications is March 31. View interns will receive …


Cincinnati Creek opens Park Coffee House season

Thursday, January 16

Park Coffee House in Holland Patent starts its Winter-Spring 2020 concert season with Cincinnati Creek at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Cincinnati Creek entertains with a signature blend of bluegrass, gospel, …


Sign-up for February Food $en$e

Friday, January 17

Registration for the February 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 …


The greatest story of all time

Saturday, January 18

I love stories, whether they are in a book, on the big screen or a friend who is sharing an experience. For me stories that include action, suspense, and preferably at least one good fight scene are …

Weddings and Engagements

General — Paulson

Sunday, January 5
Tom Paulson and Jordan General were married on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Peter’s Church in Rome. The bride is the daughter of Walt and Toni Gadz, North George Street. The bridegroom is the son …

Ryan — Olney

Sunday, January 5
George Joseph Olney IV and Rachael Nicole Ryan were married on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Peter’s Church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Ryan of Ridgewood, …

Madonia — Kerr

Sunday, January 5
John Kerr and Brittany Madonia were married on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection in New Britain, Conn. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Carrie Madonia, …
Advancements & Graduations
    • Pair honored at Hudson Valley CC
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      TROY — Two area students were named to the fall 2019 semester president’s list at Hudson Valley Community College. They are: Katelynne …

    • St. Michael’s recognizes Skibitski
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Hannah Skibitski, daughter of Robert and Shelley Skibitski, of Rome, was named to the fall 2019 semester dean’s list at St. Michael’s …

    • Schoff on dean’s list at Bryant University
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Tyler Schoff, son of Tim and Kris Schoff, Lee Center, was named to the fall 2019 semester dean’s list at Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I. …

    • Area scholars lauded at Buffalo State
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      BUFFALO — Local students were named to the fall 2019 semester dean’s list at Buffalo State College. They are: Tyler Garstka, of New …

    • Susquehanna honors Adirondack graduate
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      SELINSGROVE, PA — Hayden Flinchum, of Boonville, has been named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. …