Utica man faces weapons charge after dispute with woman, family

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UTICA — A 20-year-old man is accused of choking a woman and threatening her family with a handgun Sunday morning, according to the Utica Police Department. Police said Tyheim Holland, of Utica, was …

Holy Cross Academy to hold chicken riggie fundraiser

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ONEIDA CASTLE — The Holy Cross Academy, 4020 Barringer Road, will hold a chicken riggie takeout dinner fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is a drive-thru takeout event. …

Erwin Library to patrons: Check out our Empire Pass

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BOONVILLE — Erwin Library now has an Empire Pass available to loan out for a period of one week percheckout, the library has announced. The Empire Pass provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to …

Public Safety Logs — Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

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Mutual aid log Sunday 12:36 a.m. Clinton, McBride Ave., Kirkland, spill/leak. 5:27 a.m. Clayville, Church Road, structure fire. 6:30 a.m. Lake Delta, Teugega Point Road, water break. 11:28 a.m. …

Oneida Nation Enterprises to hold hiring event

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In preparation for the spring grand openings of 7 Kitchens and The Cove at Sylvan Beach, the Oneida Nation Enterprises will host its “Spring into a New Career” hiring event. The effort will not …

Utica police probe pair of gunfire reports

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Two separate incidents of shots fired in Utica this past weekend are under investigation by the Utica Police Department. • At 5:18 p.m. Sunday, police said a residence and a parked vehicle were …

Rome Board of Education to hold committee meetings

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The Rome City School District Board of Education has announced the schedule for the following committee meetings: People Operations — Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.; Policy — Wednesday, Feb. 2, 4 …

Ex-Assembly speaker dies in prison

Yesterday at 10:50 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in …

Incident on MLK Jr. virtual seminar under investigation

Yesterday at 10:33 PM
A joint virtual seminar about Martin Luther King Jr. between Mohawk Valley Community College and SUNY Polytechnic Institute was harassed by offensive and racist language on Friday. Both institutions …
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State judge overturns NY mask mandate

Yesterday at 9:18 PM
MINEOLA (AP) — A New York judge ruled Monday that the state's mask mandate can't be enforced, after it was reinstituted by Gov. Kathy Hochul over concerns about a winter surge of coronavirus cases. …

Statewide COVID-19 positivity rate trending down

Yesterday at 4:43 PM
There were 133 COVID-19-related deaths across New York and the statewide seven-day average infection positivity rate was measured at 10%, according to a Monday release from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s …

Man airlifted following snowmobile crash in Florence

Yesterday at 12:41 PM
TOWN OF FLORENCE — A Niagara Falls man was air-lifted to a Syracuse hospital after his snowmobile hit a rock on a trail in Florence Friday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s …
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS — The Oneida City Police Department has state they are not affiliated with a text nor the link it offers selling t-shirts with the Department patch. The OPD cautions people from clicking any links they are not familiar with.

Local police agencies warn of t-shirt text scam

Yesterday at 12:41 PM
Several local law enforcement agencies are warning about a new text message scam claiming to sell branded agency T-shirts. So far, the names of both the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the …
    • Siena recognizes local scholars
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      LOUDONVILLE— Siena College has lauded several area students who have been named to the college’s president’s and dean’s lists for the …

    • Fornino inducted into honor society
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      LEXINGTON, VA — Giovanni Fornino, of New Hartford, was recently initiated into the SUNY Oneonta Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National …

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Funeral notices — Jan. 12, 2022

Wednesday, January 12

Face masks are required for indoor services, calling hours BREHENY — Natasha L. Breheny, 28, of Camden, on Jan. 7, 2022. Services 6 p.m. Thursday at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 9464 Route 13, …


Frozen Sugar River falls in Talcottville, Jan. 22, 2022.

GALLERY: Frozen Falls of Oneida, Madison and Lewis Counties - January 21-22, 2022

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As freezing subzero temperatures gripped the region January 21 to 22, 2022, Daily Sentinel photographer John Clifford snapped these icy photographs.

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Gertrude O. (Oyer) Race

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Gertrude O. Race, 95, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Rome Health. She was born in Whitestown on April 7, 1926, a … Read More

June M. (West) Paprocki

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June M. Paprocki, 94, of Rome, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at her home. She was born in Rome on July 3, … Read More

Joan L. (Jugenheimer) Leahy

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Joan “Flugie” L. Leahy, age 83, of the Town of Floyd, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022, at home, with her loving family … Read More

Virginia (Blachowiak) Guillaume

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ERWIN, NC/ORISKANY, NY — Virginia Martha Blachowiak Guillaume, age 94 years, passed away peacefully at her home in Erwin, NC, on … Read More

Judith L. Bottini

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Judith L. Bottini (Judy), 67, of Utica, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 21, 2022, at home. She was born on April 20, … Read More
Oneida News

Variety of legislation before Oneida Common Council tonight

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

ONEIDA — A variety of proposed legislation await the city’s Common Council at its meeting tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 21) at 6:30 p.m. at Oneida City Hall. The regular agenda is as follows: Monthly …

Oneida Zonta club receives award

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

ONEIDA — The Zonta Club of Oneida was presented the Evelyn Dewitt Membership Tray by Zonta Governor, Theresa Harris of the Skaneateles Club, at the Oneida chapter’s December meeting. The Zonta …

$150,000 GRANT — Assistant Police Chief Steven Lowell speaks on the benefits of the $150,000 that was recently awarded to the Oneida City Police Department and how it will be used to fight against violent crime in Oneida.

$25.5M budget adopted in Oneida

Thursday, December 9, 2021

ONEIDA — The city of Oneida passed its $25.5 million spending plan for 2022 at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting with no tax increase. A home worth $100,000 would have an annual tax of $1,094.69 …

Oneida Area Civic Chorale to present holiday concert

Sunday, November 28, 2021

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 …

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Snowmobile crash leads to ticket for Herkimer Co. man

Yesterday at 12:40 PM
DEERFIELD — A Herkimer County man was ticketed after his snowmobile crashed into a passing SUV on Route 8 in Deerfield Saturday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. …
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Zonta Club of Oneida presents achievement award to local woman

Saturday, November 20, 2021

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 …

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Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

Yesterday at 10:52 PM

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they warn of difficult weeks ahead and …

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ROUNDUP: RFA girls volleyball notches pair of wins ...

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The Rome Free Academy girls volleyball team got a 3-1 win against Watertown on the road Saturday in non-league play then beat Oneida 3-0 at home in the Tri-Valley League Monday. Monday RFA won the …

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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, 2021
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 …

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COLUMN: Ready for a new year of resolutions

Sunday, January 9

Resolutions, goals, objectives, call them want you want, this is the time to decide what you want to accomplish in the new year. Many of my resolutions have stayed the same for the past 20 years, and …

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Weir — Hanlon

Sunday, January 2
Brianna Weir, daughter of Michael and Cindy Weir, Sherman Avenue, to Ellen Hanlon, daughter of Chris and Carol Hanlon, Philadelphia, Pa. Ms. Weir, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, is a PhD …

O’Connell — McKellick

Sunday, January 2
Eric J. McKellick and Aimee L. O’Connell were married on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center. The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Judy O’Connell, Town of Lee. The …

Marriage licenses — Dec. 5, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Michael T. Wurz, of Whitesboro, and Victoria L. Iusi-Lamascolo, of Yorkville. Thomas L. Pett III and Ashley M. Scalise, both of Rome. Matthew D. Schnackenberg and Selena M. Hitt, both of Rome. …
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    • Sherrill airman receives promotion
      5 days ago

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for New York, has announced Nicholas Carrier, of Sherrill, has been promoted to master …

    • Benson named to dean’s list
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      ANNVILLE, PA — Sarah Benson, of New Hartford, has been named to the dean’s list at Lebanon Valley College for the fall 2021 semester, the …

    • Area residents on dean’s list at Nazareth
      Thursday, January 20

      ROCHESTER — Several local students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester at Nazareth College. They include: Devin …

    • Barneveld airman promoted to captain
      Thursday, January 20

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of Matthew Cummings, of Barneveld, to …


Fair Trade Shop in Clinton to offer handcrafts from India

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CLINTON — A selection of goods made by SERRV partners in India will be featured at the Fair Trade Shop, located at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, during the month of February. SERRV …

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VHS welcomes new nursing assistants

Tuesday, January 18

HERKIMER — Valley Health Services (VHS) in Herkimer has been finding success in its Nurse Aid Training Program that helps its resident assistants become certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The …

Arts & Learning

‘Winter in Action’ exhibit reception Jan. 29 at View

Wednesday, January 19

OLD FORGE — A special opening reception for the current exhibit, “Winter in Action,” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 4-7 p.m., at View, the center for arts and culture. The reception is …


Syracuse Stage’s comedy ‘Yoga Play’ can be viewed in-person, virtually

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SYRACUSE — Syracuse Stage starts the New Year with an invitation to laugh with the East Coast premiere of Dipika Guha’s satirical comedy “Yoga Play.” Under the direction of Stage’s new …


National Grid offers winter energy bill assistance

Monday, January 10

With winter well underway in Upstate New York, National Grid is reminding customers that there is still time to take advantage of energy programs that can help them pay and manage their winter energy …


Fair Trade Shop offers Maggie’s Organics

Saturday, January 15

CLINTON — The Fair Trade Shop at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, is featuring organic cotton sport crew socks from Maggie’s Organics during the month of January. Maggie’s Organics are …