FLIPPING THE SWITCH — Rich Van Atta, left, financial center manager for AmeriCU’s Griffiss Park branch flips the switch for the 2019 Twig Tree of Lights at Rome Memorial Hospital. Looking on from left are his son, Connor, 10; wife Jennifer and son Oliver, 4; along with Heather Willson, financial center manager for AmeriCU, Rome who is holding her daughter Adelyn, 20-months. The event, which honored AmCare Ambulance Service, Inc. for their years of service to the community and partnership with the hospital, raised nearly $10,000.

Twigs raise funds with Tree of Lights

On Sunday, more than 150 people celebrated the success of the Twigs’ 2019 Tree of Lights campaign with the annual lighting of the tree which stands over Rome Memorial Hospital’s North James …

News around the County

Defense bill includes $18 million for Rome Lab projects, according to congressman

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The defense-spending bill federal lawmakers have reached agreement on contains $18 million for the Rome Lab, including $8 million for a quantum research center, Congressman Anthony Brindisi, D-22nd …

Santa Claus is coming to Utica on Thursday

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UTICA — Santa Claus - along with Utica’s Mayor Robert Palmieri and his family - invite the community to join them from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Utica City Hall, 1 Kennedy Plaza, for a …

Funeral notices — Dec. 10, 2019

Yesterday at 10:37 AM

ADAMS — Orland M. “Al” Adams, 83, Oneida, on Dec. 8, 2019. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Oneida. Calling hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. BECKWITH — …

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Barbara A. Bole

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Barbara A. Bole, 85, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 8, 2019, with her loving and devoted family by her … Read More

Mary J. (Rocker) Doty

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Mary J. Doty, age 81, of Rome, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2019, at the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility. Mary was … Read More

John L. Eaton

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John L. Eaton passed away in the early morning of December 8, 2019. He resided at the Lutheran Home in Clinton, for the last couple of … Read More

Kelli A. (Dunham) Matt

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Kelli A. (Dunham) Matt, 48, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Sunday, December 8, 2019. … Read More

Thomas L. Parry

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Thomas L. Parry, age 79, of Rome, passed away December 6, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1940, in … Read More
Local Sports

Union exec Miller and Cards catcher Simmons headed to Cooperstown

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was …

AP Sports

Bills gain respect despite loss to Ravens

Yesterday at 12:00 PM

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Earning the Baltimore Ravens' respect is one thing. Beating them, proved to be another for the Buffalo Bills. It wasn't long after a 24-17 loss Sunday when veteran linebacker …

Public Safety

Stockbridge Valley welcomes new members to National Honor Society

3 days ago

The Stockbridge Valley school district chapters of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society welcomed a combined 25 new members at an induction ceremony, the district …

Clinton Record

Clinton’s Car Wash goes high-tech with upgrades and new equipment

Thursday, December 5

CLINTON — From road salt and sand to everyday dirt and grime, no matter the season, Clinton’s Car Wash has gone high-tech to keep every vehicle passing through their tunnel and bays spic-n-span. …

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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
    • Fighting the opioid epidemic
      5 days ago

      The figures are staggering. But they don’t lie. Through its overdose mapping program, the county recorded 365 drug overdoses in the first 11 …

    • Spirit of Christmas lives in Trees for Troops
      Thursday, December 5

      Cazenovia Legion Post 88 Commander Joseph Barilla knows what it’s like to spend a Christmas without a Christmas tree. When he served in …

    • Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease
      Wednesday, December 4

      Currently, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to 14 million. Every 65 …

Letters to the Editor
    • Territories decision violates basic human rights
      4 days ago

      I’m writing in response to Cal Thomas’s opinion piece, “Israel’s right to its ancient land,” published in the Nov. 26 Sentinel. I am …

    • Let’s have a safe holiday season
      Friday, November 22

      Open letter to fellow Romans: All of us must be more careful in parking lots especially at the grocery stores, Walmart and post office. Please …

    • Americans need freedom from fear
      Thursday, November 21

      Central New Yorkers did an important thing when they elected Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22. He’s part of the Democratic majority that passed …

Points of Pride
    • Community puts family on road to recovery
      12 hours ago

      Our upstate communities come together in times of need. It’s a tradition we can be proud of. It’s therefore gratifying to see the effort to …

    • Youth learn about government
      Tuesday, December 3

      Four eighth grade students from Rome represented our area in an exemplary manner at the Y’s Youth and Government program last month. Youth and …

    • RCT hosts theatrical excellence
      Tuesday, November 26

      TOWN OF LEE — This past weekend the Rome Community Theater (RCT), one of the cultural gems in our area, got a chance to not only show off but …


Dinner Dec. 15 at South Rome Senior Center

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The South Rome Senior Center plans a christmas dinner and dance party 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the center 112 Ridge St. The dinner of baked ham and roast chicken is catered by Eddie’s Paramount Diner …

More Living

MVHS names new manager of Laboratory Information Systems

Monday, December 2

UTICA – Daniel Stewart has been named manager of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) for MVHS Laboratory Services. In this role, Stewart will provide leadership to the LIS team and manage the …

Arts & Learning

Corning glassware raffle aids Utica Food Pantry

Wednesday, December 4

UTICA — Brilliant glassware, handcrafted by artisans from the Corning Museum of Glass, will be raffled and auctioned at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute First Fridays Happy Hour, 5 to 8 p.m. …


RCT presents a holiday classic

Thursday, December 5

Rome Community Theater on Upper Turin Road will present the holiday classic, “Miracle On 34th Street,” adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies and based on the …


Sign-ups announced for December Food $en$e

Friday, November 15

Registration for the December 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 …


Living Nativity in Rome Dec. 15

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First United Methodist Church of Rome, corner of North George and Embargo streets, will host a Living Nativity event “Faces Around the Manger” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The presentation will …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — Dec. 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4
Zachary D. Johnson and Tricia L. Barry, both of Rome. Todd D. Racino, of Holland Patent, and JoAnn V. Raker, of Whitesboro. Brandon A. Rodriguez and Katlyn M. Ehrich, both of Rome. Mehdi Tayefeh and …

Wilson — Marshall

Wednesday, December 4
Rex Allen Marshall and Wilma Lee Wilson were married on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at Oneida County Family Courthouse, 200 Elizabeth St., Utica. The bride is the daughter of the late Wallace Edward and …

Olney — Masten

Wednesday, December 4
Seth W. Masten and Audrey A. Olney were married on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 in Forestport. The bride is the daughter of William Jr. and Emily Olney, of Westernville. The bridegroom is the son of Michelle …
Advancements & Graduations
    • Pair honored at SUNY Cortland
      Thursday, November 14

      A pair of SUNY Cortland students have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for academic achievement. The students are: …

    • University at Albany lauds local scholars
      Tuesday, November 5

      ALBANY — UAlbany has welcomed nearly 5,700 new Great Danes to campus for the fall of 2019. Of the new students, some 2,700 freshmen, from …

    • SUNY Dehli recognizes area students
      Thursday, October 17

      DELHI — SUNY Delhi has recognized the following local students who are among the more than 1,100 new students at the college for the Fall 2019 …

    • Army National Guard promotes soldiers
      Wednesday, October 16

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard …