News around the County

Project Fibonacci announces keynote speakers

12 hours ago

A former pro football player plus aerospace engineers and a science presenter/television personality are keynote speakers for the fourth annual Project Fibonacci STEAM Leadership Conference for …

In the News
    • Brindisi: Ban automatic pay raises for Congress
      12 hours ago

      Congressman Anthony Brindisi, D-22nd Dist. of Utica and a Republican member of Congress from Pennsylvania introduced a bill this week that would …

    • Movies — June 17, 2019
      12 hours ago

      Cinema Capitol: “All is True” (PG-13) 7:15. “The Chaperone” 7. Rome Cinemas: “Dark Phoenix” (PG-13) 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40. …

    • Public Safety Logs — June 17, 2019
      12 hours ago

      Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Sunday 1:21 a.m. Lee Center, Sleepy Hollow Road, accident. 6:46 a.m. Verona and Vineall Ambulance, …

Community Calendar
    • Betty M. (McCall) Lauri
      12 hours ago

      Betty M. Lauri, 89, of Cicero, formerly of Rome, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at University Hospital in Syracuse. She was born on …

    • David Ray Landau
      12 hours ago

      David Ray Landau’s 34-month battle with cancer ended in a tie when he passed and took the cancer down with him on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at …

    • William M. Jackson, Sr.
      12 hours ago

      William M. Jackson, Sr., 78, of Townline Rd., Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his home. He was born on May 12, …

    • William ‘Wink’ Fedun
      12 hours ago

      William “Wink” C. Fedun, age 98, of Rome, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019, with his loving family at his side. He was born July 22, …


Oneida’s 24-win softball season ends with loss in state championship game

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MOREAU — The Oneida softball team cruised past Eden 5-0 in the Class B state semifinals Saturday but fell by the same score to Ardsley in the championship game later in the day. Oneida was 23-1 on …

Generals come away with tie in three NYCBL games

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The Rome Generals of the New York Collegiate Baseball League lost two games and tied another over the weekend. Rome lost 12-7 to the Cortland Crush on the road Saturday. Through Rome scored three in …

Another racing program rained out at Utica-Rome Speedway

Yesterday at 12:00 PM

VERNON — Rain on Sunday forced Utica-Rome Speedway officials to cancel another racing program. The cancellation forces another shuffling of the schedule. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series event has been …

Public Safety
    • Man faces drunk driving charges
      3 days ago

      TOWN OF WATSON — A St. Lawrence County man was charged with driving under the influence of more than three-times the legal limit of alcohol …

    • Rome man charged with child abuse
      3 days ago

      A Rome man was charged Friday with abusing a child earlier this month. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara, of the Child Advocacy Center, …

    • DWI charges in Lewis crash
      3 days ago

      TOWN OF LEWIS — A man who ran his car into a group of trees off Fish Creek Road was charged with driving while intoxicated Friday night. Lewis …


Village of Delta focus of new book by Jordan Hallak

2 days ago

Local author Jordan Hallak is exploring Rome’s past in her new fiction novel “Delta.” Hallak will appear at a book signing on Wednesday, June 19 at the Oneida County Historical Center, 1608 …

Clinton Record

Run for the Fallen passes through Clinton

5 days ago

CLINTON — Led by Gold Star families the New York chapter of the Honor and Remember organization, running 146 miles from Syracuse to Albany in remembrance of the New York State fallen heroes of the …

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Movie Reviews from Sean I. Mills
Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in a scene from “Dark Phoenix.”

"Dark Phoenix" ends franchise with a whimper

2 days ago
After nearly 20 years, the X-Men film franchise comes to an end with the thoroughly lackluster “Dark Phoenix”. The X-Men movies … Read More
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Godzilla’ is (really big) star of latest film

Sunday, June 9
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” delivers everything you could expect from a Godzilla movie: great, glorious giant monster fights … Read More
MONEY MAKER — Mena Massoud is Aladdin and Naomi Scott is Jasmine in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic “Aladdin.”

‘Aladdin’ fun, but pales to animated original

Sunday, June 2
The new live action “Aladdin” film cannot hold a candle to the original animated version, but it’s still a fun enough film on … Read More
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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
    • Being ready for a storm’s approach
      3 days ago

      No bigger an expert on coastal living than crooner Jimmy Buffett once acknowledged escape is the only way to reason with the hurricane season. …

    • Just a reminder: Don’t forget to buckle up
      4 days ago

      Here’s another one you’ve heard from us before, but it appears worth repeating. We’d like to believe people are displaying good sense and …

    • Unlikely allies
      Tuesday, June 11

      Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, teaming up to push for lobbying reform? Bizarre -- and encouraging. The Senate …

Letters to the Editor
Points of Pride
    • Students join cancer fight
      12 hours ago

      VERONA — Congratulations to the J.D. George Elementary School for its energy and enthusiasm in sponsoring tts 10th annual Mini Relay for Life, …

    • We are fortunate to have MWPAI and its exhibitions
      Monday, June 10

      Louis Comfort Tiffany was one of America’s preeminent designers of decorative arts and interiors. Under his artistic direction and using …

    • A home team advantage against cancer
      Monday, June 3

      As its website ( points out, The Relay For Life movement is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser dedicated …


Mohawk Valley Health System medical staffs elect new officers

12 hours ago

UTICA — Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) medical staffs announced their 2019 officers. • The 2019 FSLH medical officers are: Waleed Albert, MD, FACP, …

More Living

Prostate problems as you age

Tuesday, June 11

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and Rome Memorial Hospital is making local residents aware of prostate problems as men age. The prostate is a small gland that can cause big problems as men …

Arts & Learning

Rome Historical Society hosts author Don Cazentre on June 19

Wednesday, June 12

The Rome Historical Society will host food and beverage writer Don Cazentre for a presentation on spirits and cocktails of upstate New York on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. The program is free and …


Spring Fling Family Fun Day in Westmoreland

Thursday, June 6

WESTMORELAND — Westmoreland Summer Activities Association will present a Spring Fling Family Fun Day in the Westmoreland Town Park, 5027 Stop 7 Road, to raise money for the summer re-opening of the …


Build a garden in a drum

Friday, May 24

How to convert a 55-gallon drum into a space-saving and environmentally friendly vertical garden is the subject of a presentation at 6 p.m. June 6 at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. The …


Strawberry Social in Clark Mills

Saturday, June 8

CLARK MILLS — Clark Mills United Methodist Church, 4857 Clinton St., will host its annual Strawberry Social from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Dinner includes a choice of hot dogs, hamburgers or …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3
Shane M. Ruffrage and Janine D. Duchein, both of Rome. Steven R. Stosal and Brittany B. L. LaRouche, both of Rome. Richard F. Farda and Cheyanne M. Wagner, both of Oriskany. Zsombor Szep of Budapest, …

Marriage licenses — May 6, 2019

Monday, May 6
Patrick M. Ballew and Erica J. Wild, both of Syracuse. Courtney M. Wallace and Aimee R. Luczynski, both of Camden. Elijah D. Edwards and Ashley M. Ramsdale, both of Rome. Scott M. Avery and Christine …

Celebrating 60 years

Tuesday, April 16
Mr. and Mrs. James Burke, Yorkland Road, Taberg, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at a surprise party hosted by Brenda Hendrick at the American Legion in Camden. …
Advancements & Graduations