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City urges residents to observe overnight parking rules

Yesterday at 4:10 PM

With a major winter storm anticipated this weekend, the city Department of Public Works is urging people to observe regulations and not park vehicles overnight on streets, so that city plows can get …

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Audio of Common Council meetings now online

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Audio recordings of Common Council meetings are now available online, according to Council President Stephanie Viscelli. “This past summer, the council began working with the Clerk’s office and …

    • City of Sherrill issues snow emergency
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      SHERRILL — City of Sherrill Manager Brandon Lovett and Police Chief Robert Drake have issued a snow emergency for the city that will begin …

    • Public Safety Logs - Jan. 18, 2019
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Thursday 6:19 a.m. Westmoreland and COCVAC Ambulance, Route 5, accident. 9 a.m. Whitesboro, Pine St., …

    • Movies — Jan. 18, 2019
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Cinema Capitol: “A Star is Born” (R) 4:15, 7:15. “Mary Queen of Scots” (R) 4, 7. Rome Cinemas: “Glass” (PG-13) 11:30, 2:20, 5:10, 8, …


Francis Leo Tyler

2 days ago
Francis Leo “Red” Tyler, age 89, of Rome, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019, with his family at his side. Red was born May 21, 1929, in Rome, NY a son of the late Charles B. and …

Mildred P. (Premo) Paine

2 days ago
Mildred P. Paine, age 83, of Rome, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2019, at her winter home in Palm Bay, FL.  She was born March 30, 1935, in Rome the daughter of the late Francis and Mary …

Herman R. Kirk

2 days ago
ROME — Herman R. Kirk, 79, of Camelot Village passed away on January 16, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in West Leyden on February 18, 1939, a son of Clarence and Edith Fey Kirk. He …

Sports calendar — Jan. 18, 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Binghamton at Utica, 7. College Hockey — Dartmouth at Colgate, 7. Scholastic boys Basketball — New Hartford at Camden, …

Section III championship dual meets at two sites

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Weather-permitting, the Section III championship dual meets will take place Saturday, with several area teams scheduled to compete. In a change from previous years, the two divisions are wrestling at …

Sports agate — Jan. 18, 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
BASKETBALL Boys Notre Dame 79, Oneida 39 ONEIDA — D’Arcangelis 2, Hawthorne 3, Clark 2, Leibl 4, Vaccaro 13, McClelland 4, Borst 1, West 8. NOTRE DAME — Neth 6, Warmach 14, Espinosa 12, …

Sports briefs — Jan. 18,. 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Utica City FC swaps forwards with Tropics UTICA — Utica City FC has acquired forward Freddy Moojen from the Florida Tropics in exchange for forward Andre Braithwaite. Moojen has picked up nine …

Fraud settlements aid land bank’s blight fighting

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

The Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank has been awarded $1.2 million from $25.9 million in new funding for land banks across New York from securities fraud settlements against two large banks. Land …

  • Bingo cancelled
    Yesterday at 4:00 PM

    TOWN OF LEE — The Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department’s weekly bingo fundraiser that was scheduled …

  • Brindisi talks shutdown at White House
    2 days ago

    U.S. Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, Utica, was among seven Democrats in the bi-partisan Problem Solvers …

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Movie Reviews from Sean I. Mills

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ lacks luster, magic of 1964 original

Sunday, January 6

More than 50 years after the beloved original, “Mary Poppins Returns” is a largely forgettable, overly saccharine and utterly unnecessary sequel. It’s all style and little substance. A spoonful …

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Demolition of DeWitt Clinton Elementary

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Wind has pushed ice on Oneida Lake

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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C-14 Touch and Go

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Our Opinion
    • More veterans are needed to run for office
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than 1 in 5. The …

    • Thoughts on political retribution
      2 days ago

      It’s reassuring to see Rep. Anthony Brindisi stand up for representative democracy in the face of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing attempts to …

    • Thoughts on congressional muscle
      Saturday, January 12

      If the mainstream media had integrity they would reveal the hypocrisy of Democrat congressional leadership that previously supported a Mexican …

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • Students meet recycling challenge
      5 days ago

      We want to praise all the schools that participated in the third annual Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Special applause is warranted for Rome …

    • FFA’s ingenuity meets two needs
      Monday, January 7

      Milk is important. New York State is the third largest dairy producer in the nation, and dairy remains the largest segment of the state’s …

    • Never too late to learn
      Monday, December 31, 2018

      CAMDEN — As the Dollar General Literacy Foundation says: “It’s never too late to learn!” Camden Central School District students know …


Sign-up for February Food $en$e Jan. 25

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

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 …

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Arts & Learning

History Center talk examines Haudenosaunee and Erie Canal

3 days ago

Syracuse University religion and Native American studies professor Philip Arnold will discuss the role of waterways in the cosmology of the Haudenosaunee people of New York and the Erie Canal’s …


Annual Moonlight Trail event at Lake Delta set for Feb. 16

4 days ago

Positively Rome will hold its fifth annual Moonlight Trail Night at Lake Delta on Saturday, Feb. 16, according to an announcement by event organizers. A $5 donation is suggested for admission, and …


Button joins Lewis County General as nurse practitioner

5 days ago

Family nurse practitioner Briana Button has joined the medical staff of Lewis County General Hospital and South Lewis Health Center, working with Dr. Lynn Pisaniello and Dr. John Leuenberger at South …


Garden club announces drawing winners

Friday, December 7, 2018

The winners of the McConnellsville Garden Club’s Benefit Drawing are: Bill Sweatman, Betty Bruggeman, Betsy Gout, Diane O’Rourke, Deb Allen, Emily Gembalski, Rafaela Messmer, Lu Bulawa, Martha …


Church to hold healing prayer

Saturday, January 12

NEW HARTFORD — Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1736 Burrstone Road, will hold a praise and worship and healing prayer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The prayer will be led by Deacon Ken Money of Sacred Heart …

Weddings and Engagements
    • Jones — LaLonde
      Monday, January 7

      Jeffrey James LaLonde and Shyla Marie Jones were married on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro. The bride is the daughter of …

    • Perrigo  — Price
      Monday, January 7

      Brandon Scott Price and Renee Ellen Perrigo were married on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at the home of the groom’s step-sister, Sherry Simpson …

    • Marriage licenses — Jan. 7, 2019
      Monday, January 7

      Christopher J. Burke to Rachelle Anne Bongcayao Viray, both of Town of Lee. Anthony Graziano and Holly L. Stachnik, both of Rome. Nader N. Abu …

Advancemets & Graduations
    • On dean’s list
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      BURLINGTON, Vt. — Paige Dare of Westernville has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Champlain College. Dare is a …

    • Rome soldier reenlists in Army National Guard
      2 days ago

      Spc. Caleb Blair of Rome has reenlisted in the New York Army National Guard. He will continue service with the headquarters company, 2-108th …

    • Utica College lauds Floyd man
      2 days ago

      UTICA — Jared Fisher of Floyd has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Utica College, the college has announced. He is a …