Third fire in two weeks at Hanno Farm in Lowville

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VILLAGE OF LOWVILLE — Firefighters had to empty out a farm silo after the third fire in two weeks Sunday evening, according to fire officials. Authorities said they had been called to fires at the …

Masonic Care Community receives $5,000 award from Excellus

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UTICA — The Masonic Care Community has received a $5,000 Community Health Award from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The award will supportMCC’s telehealth program and will provide additional …

ADVANCEMENTS

Funeral notices — June 22, 2021

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ANDERSON — Bruce S. Anderson, 57, of Rome, on June 17, 2021. No service. Calling hours 4-6 p.m. Friday at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St. ANGLETON — Michael W. Angleton, 73, …


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FARMING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
BUMPER CROP— Local farmer Nicholas Finn pauses to check out a field of corn that he recently planted at Finndale Farms in Holland Patent. Finn said that this season has been exceptional for corn growth so far — the product of months of planning and preparing and some cooperation from Mother Nature.

There’s more than meets the eye to a beautiful field of crops

Saturday, June 12
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns to run weekly highlighting the area’s agricultural community. … Read More

Questions about food, dairy products? Ask a farmer, we know!

Saturday, June 5
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns to run weekly highlighting the area’s agricultural community. I … Read More
BARN DUTY — Area beef farmer — and Oneida County Sheriff — Rob Maciol checks in on some of his 55 head of cattle at his farm in Steuben. Maciol credits working for his uncle as a youth on a dairy farm with instilling in him a love of farming and country life. Maciol and his wife, Tammy, have operated their farm, Six Point Acres, since 2015.

‘No better place to live’ than on the farm

Saturday, May 29
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns to run weekly highlighting the area’s agricultural community. … Read More
Nicole Pitt owner of Flower Hill Farm in Boonville with a bucket full daffodils

Farm turns love of flowers into blooming local business

Saturday, May 22
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns to run weekly highlighting the area’s agricultural community. … Read More
TENDING THE HERD — Stephanie Finn checks on the cows while she works in the barn at Finndale Farms in Holland Patent recently. Experiences at Cornell University, an internship in Texas and a semester in Greece, have helped Finn expand her views and knowledge of the industry.

A world of experiences help form new vision of family farm

Saturday, May 15
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another installment in a series of columns to run weekly highlighting the area’s agricultural community. … Read More
Oneida News

WINGS AND THINGS — Oneida Mayor Helen Acker and Ward 5 Councilor Brandee DuBois run the ticket table for Wings and Things and talk with local residents on Sunday, June 13.

Oneida Republicans hold meet-and-greet event

Wednesday, June 16

ONEIDA — Oneida residents got to meet with members of the Oneida City Republican Committee and its candidates on Sunday at Origilio’s Wagon Wheel. People were invited to “Wings and Things,” …

Oneida Health receives five-star rating

Wednesday, June 16

ONEIDA — Oneida Health Hospital received a five-star rating for overall quality of care from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its recently released 2021 hospital rankings annual …

PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER — The Oneida Common Council meets for the first time at Oneida City Hall since the pandemic, with meetings held there for the foreseeable future.

Oneida Common Council meetings return to City Hall

Friday, June 4

ONEIDA — The Oneida Common Council is back on its home turf as meetings have been moved from the Kallet Civic Center to Oneida City Hall. “Welcome home,” Mayor Helen Acker said to the city …

EXPLORING THE TRAILS — Members of the Oneida Rotary Club hit the Oneida Rail Trail before the club’s luncheon meeting at the Madison Bistro. The club has adopted a spot to keep clean on the trail.

Oneida Rotarians meet, explore trail and find their ‘spot’

Friday, June 4

WAMPSVILLE — The Oneida Rotary Club enjoyed the Oneida Rail Trail and held its luncheon meeting at the Madison Bistro on Tuesday, May 25. Rotary members walked the trail to the future site of their …

ADVANCEMENTS

Clinton man reenlists in Air National Guard

5 days ago

LATHAM — The New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group recently reenlisted four airmen, including Staff Sgt. Thomas Schweizer, of Clinton. Schweizer is a mission systems technician …

More Local Headlines

Police say man trashed holding cell

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Pulled wires, a broken toilet and smashed lights are some of the damage caused to one of the holding cells at the Rome Police station on Thursday by a 41-year-old man in lockup, according to law …
Obituaries

Donald F. Kirkham, Sr.

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Donald F. Kirkham, Sr., 93, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Rome Health. Born in Rome on October 29, 1927, he was … Read More

Stacy L. (Davis) Felker

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Stacy L. Felker, 36, of Rome, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021. She was born in Rome on September 26, 1984, a daughter of LaVerne … Read More

Roslyn Philipson

Wednesday, June 16
Roslyn Philipson, 90, of Rome, passed away peacefully at the Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Utica on Sunday, June 13, … Read More

Roger Alan Kindler

Wednesday, June 16
Roger Alan Kindler, age 83, a 20-year resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away June 8, 2021, in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born March 28, … Read More

Robert Miles Hill

Wednesday, June 16
CLINTON — Robert “Bob” Miles Hill, 84, of Clinton, NY, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, surrounded by his family at … Read More
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Oneida News

Events to raise funds, awareness to address feral cat woes in Oneida

Friday, June 4

ONEIDA — A pair of upcoming events have been scheduled to help address the feral cat issue in the area. On Saturday, June 19, organizers will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. at …

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Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice

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LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled Monday due to coronavirus concerns.English Heritage, …

Sports
Local Sports

Stamkos, Vasilevskiy pace Lightning’s 8-0 rout of Isles

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist and Andrei Vasilevskiy notched his fourth career playoff shutout, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning rout the New York Islanders 8-0 in …

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‘In the Heights’ shares the fun, energy of summer

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Summer is right around the corner and there’s no better reminder of the energy, the excitement and the heat of the season than the new movie musical “In the Heights”. Based on another hit play …
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M & T Bank partners on free life-skills app to aid customers with autism, intellectual disabilities
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BUFFALO — M&T Bank announced it will be the first U.S. bank to team up with MagnusCards™ by Magnusmode, a free app dedicated to making the world a more accessible place for people with …

Turning Stone restaurants receive lofty rating by magazine

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Cat with golden eyes hunting for furever home

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Opinion
Our Opinion
    • Thoughts on reclaiming the subject of History
      Tuesday, June 15

      To be worthwhile, history needs to be taught as a body of knowledge students can explore for value on their way to reach their full potential as …

    • Take steps to keep biting mosquitoes at bay
      Saturday, June 12

      Recent rain has left more than puddles and swollen creeks. Heavy showers have also created ideal breeding habitats for mosquitoes. And while …

    • Be prepared for storm season
      Saturday, June 5

      While the pandemic seems to be subsiding, thunderstorms and hurricanes may be the last thing anyone wants to consider. But the 2021 hurricane …

Letters to the Editor
    • Many problems challenge nation
      3 days ago

      We’re living in the most unprecedented of times. The president is struggling with what appears to be dementia. Having dealt with this up close …

    • Consider other perspectives
      4 days ago

      The Daily Sentinel’s long and winding opinion piece on reclaiming the subject of history argues – unpersuasively — that Critical Race …

    • President Biden has restored principles of democracy
      5 days ago

      In her letter of June 11th, the writer makes several allegations about President Biden. The president did indeed reverse a number of misguided …

Points of Pride
    • County: More students should get vaccine
      Wednesday, June 16

      It’s gratifying to see that County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is pressing for more local students to get a COVID-19 vaccination to …

    • Local artists spotlighted at pop-up gallery
      Tuesday, June 8

      The downtown arts district has another artistic gem to showcase, with the opening of The Rome Art Association’s pop-up gallery. The RAA, a …

    • Sweet visit for local students
      Tuesday, June 1

      The Maple Experience came to Oneida County last week. Hosted by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, and the New York State Maple …

Weddings and Engagements

Gifford — Kraus

Thursday, April 29
Jeremy Wainright Kraus and Melody Rose Gifford were married on Aug. 29, 2020, at the couple’s home in Spencer. The bride is the daughter of Connie Gifford of Liverpool, and Mark Gifford of Rome. …

Tagliaferri — Szczerba

Thursday, April 29
Alyssa Marie Tagliaferri, daughter of William and Karen Tagliaferri, Karlen Road, Town of Lee, to Timothy Robert Szczerba, son of Joseph and Mary Lynne Szczerba, Route 49, Cleveland. Ms. Tagliaferri, …

Owens — Spoon

Thursday, February 4
Melanie Owens, daughter of Russell and Janice Owens, Kensington, Md., to Matthew Spoon, son of Vito and Beth Spoon, Evans Road. Miss Owens is employed by a rehab center and is studying for her …
Advancements & Graduations
Living

Message of love for Father’s Day weekend

3 days ago

Many of us will be celebrating “Father’s Day” tomorrow. After nearly 16 months of isolation, quarantine and not being able to share time with our families, we have been given the all clear to …

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Health

MVHS announces DAISY Award to honor extraordinary nurses

Tuesday, June 15

Mohawk Valley Health System has announced the first three winners of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award which recognizes nurses for the amazing efforts they perform every day. The …

Seniors
Arts & Learning

View announces upcoming jewelry workshops

Wednesday, June 16

OLD FORGE —View, the center of arts and culture at 3273 Route 28, will host earring, ring and pendant workshops in the coming weeks. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. …

Entertainment

Sunday Fundays throughout summer in Verona

Thursday, June 10

VERONA — Villa Verona Vineyard, 4914 Route 365, is offering a new event called Sunday Funday so people can get out and enjoy the nice summer weather with lessened COVID restrictions from noon to 5 …

  • RCT hosts outdoor movies
    Thursday, June 10

    Rome Community Theater on Upper Turin Road will continue its outdoor movies in the parking lot through …

  • Zonta Club offers pie crust class
    Thursday, June 10

    ONEIDA — Oneida Area Zonta Club is offering the community a chance to learn how to make the perfect pie …

Home

Foothills food pantry announces June hours

Friday, May 21

HOLLAND PATENT — The Food Pantry of the Foothills Rural Community Ministry will be open from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, June 5, 12, and 19, and Thursday, …

  • RCT hosts outdoor movies
    Thursday, June 10

    Rome Community Theater on Upper Turin Road will continue its outdoor movies in the parking lot through …

  • Zonta Club offers pie crust class
    Thursday, June 10

    ONEIDA — Oneida Area Zonta Club is offering the community a chance to learn how to make the perfect pie …

Religion

Good News Center in Utica announces upcoming events

Saturday, June 12

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Road in Utica, is offering the following summer programs and opportunities. • Theology Uncorked will return to Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro from 6:30-8 …