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Utica man leads police on second high speed chase, released again on appearance ticket, police say

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Only two days after a Utica man was accused of leading police on a high speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle, law enforcement officials said he has done it again. Both times, 24-year-old Alexander …


Events, activities helped enrich summer special education

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Various activities to engage students with special needs in a Rome school district remote iLearning Summer School program were cited by the district. An ice cream social drive-around event for …

Funeral notices — Aug. 13, 2020

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BRUNO — Patricia B. “Patti” Bruno, 72, Canastota, on Aug. 6, 2020. Private services in St. Agatha’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Canastota. CHUDYK — Darlene M. …


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Edna M. (DeLaroche) Graham

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Edna Mae DeLaRoche Graham went home to the Lord on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. She was born on Sep. 3, 1927 to Herman and Edith Walker … Read More

Frederick C. Perry

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BOONVILLE — Frederick C. Perry, 83, a longtime resident of Hines Road, Town of Leyden, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at … Read More

John M. Lipphardt

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John M. Lipphardt, age 66, of Rome, passed away peacefully, on August 7, 2020. He was born October 15, 1953, in Rome a son of the late … Read More

Eleanor Adela (Byra) Thayer

Saturday, August 8
CLINTON, NY — Mrs. Eleanor Adela Thayer passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020 at Faxton St. Luke’s Health Care in New Hartford, … Read More

Paul C. Pfeiffer

Saturday, August 8
Paul C. Pfeiffer, 80, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 19, 1939 … Read More
Local Sports

Sports agate — Aug. 13, 2020

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Vernon Downs Friday’s Entries Post Time 3 p.m. 1ST RACE--Pace 1 Mile. Purse $3,000.1 Scootin For Joy (Claude Huckabone Jr) 12-1 2-4-42 The Band K (Leon Bailey) 6-1 2-6-53 Indy Rose (Dan Daley) 5-1 …

Public Safety

Rome Science Hall of Fame has inducted 32 since 2007

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As the City of Rome marks its 150th anniversary this year, some of that history is saluted in the Rome Science Hall of Fame, which since its creation in 2007 has inducted 32 area persons for …

Clinton Record

Don’t tell Steve Hale ‘it can’t be done’

Thursday, August 6

FRANKFORT — Clinton native Steve Hale has made a lifetime habit of accomplishing what others have told him is impossible. After 16 years of ups and down, he’s now taking that attitude right to …

Our Opinion
    • The wall collapse that didn’t quite happen
      Saturday, August 8

      It looked as though nature had registered its opinion of President Donald Trump’s border wall. Hurricane Hanna pummeled southern Texas, …

    • The answer is...class
      Friday, August 7

      We recently observed two milestones for long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek: He turned 80, and his memoir hit the shelves. For more than …

    • Pleasure protection program?
      Wednesday, August 5

      Partying during a pandemic is bad enough. Profiting off it is downright criminal. Consider the case of David T. Hines, a Florida man whose …

Letters to the Editor
    • Threat of nuclear war is ever present
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      The 75th anniversaries commemorating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August. 6 and 9, 1945, respectively) have come and gone. The …

    • Safely reopening SUNY Poly Utica campus
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      We are writing to alert the public to the concerns that our faculty and staff members have about the reopening plan for SUNY Poly, especially …

    • Jervis Library is a valuable asset
      Thursday, August 6

      Rome's Jervis Public Library is among our most valuable le assets. The current COVID-19 pandemic has seriously perturbed its operation, and we …

Points of Pride
    • Better connections for MWP Arts Institute
      3 days ago

      One of the artistic and cultural gems in our area is the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica. We were happy to read last week that …

    • A successful expansion
      Tuesday, August 4

      Despite these challenging times, construction has continued at the future Cold Point site near the old Rome Cable tower. The Cold Point project …

    • Commendations well deserved
      Tuesday, July 28

      Division Commendations were well deserved by two Madison County deputies for helping to rescue a man who was pinned beneath a lawn tractor in …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — Aug. 11, 2020

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Allen N. Sorrell Jr., of Utica, and Dominique N. Smith, of Rome. Michael F. Deraway and Jaclyn M. Mattacola, both of Rome. Brandon M. McSweeney and Kimberly A. White, both of Rome. Zachard J. Jacobs …

Charney — Westervelt

Friday, July 31
Lucas Westervelt and Hannah Charney were married on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Echo Lake in Boonville. The bride is the daughter of Leonard and Bonnie Charney, Westernville. The bridegroom is the son …

Marriage licenses — July 3, 2020

Friday, July 3
Nicholas J. Kordziel and Ashli A. Owens, both of Boonville. Donald L. Kimball IV and Patience E. Hilts, both of Rome. Dezarie N. McIntyre and Rachael D. Standen, both of Camden. Thomas H. Voci and …
Advancements & Graduations

Outdoor silent movie event at Capitol Courtyard Cinema Friday

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The Capitol Theatre will present an outdoor silent movie show with live piano accompaniment in the courtyard behind the Cinema Capitol building at 230 W. Dominick St. at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. …

More Living

Time to catch up on your kids’ annual physicals, insurer advises

Tuesday, August 4

Whether your kids are back in the classroom this fall or online learning from home, now is the time to reconnect with your child’s pediatrician to catch up on annual physicals and immunizations you …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, July 28

      Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Proia of Rome celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with a private dinner at Teddy’s hosted …

    • Alzheimer’s Association announces upcoming virtual support meetings
      Tuesday, July 28

      Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, the Alzheimer’s Association has transitioned its support groups from in-person …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, July 21

      Mr. and Mrs. Acey Wilburn of Rome, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Wilburn and the former Charlotte Harvey …

Arts & Learning

Battle of Oriskany topic of virtual lecture

Wednesday, July 29

The story of the Battle of Oriskany on August 6, 1777 has been passed down for generations, but how much do we really know about General Nicholas Herkimer and the Tryon County Militia? As historical …


Alliance Classical Players, B Sharp join forces for virtual music project

Thursday, July 30

Despite the cancellation of indoor music events due to the pandemic, the Alliance Classical Players (ACP) of Rome and the B Sharp Musical Club have been busy creating virtual music projects.   …


Free masks, hand sanitizer for farmers

Friday, July 24

LOWVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County and the state Department of Agricultural and Markets are partnering to provide supplies to benefit the health and safety of farmers and …


Finding hope during the pandemic

Saturday, August 8

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness….On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.” These words of …