News around the County

State Education Department lauds five area ‘Recognition Schools’ for achievement, progress

12 hours ago

Five high schools in Oneida County are among 562 “Recognition Schools” identified statewide as high-achieving and high-progress under New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, the …

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Community Calendar
    • Martin C. Tuttle
      12 hours ago

      Martin C. Tuttle, 91, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019 of natural causes. Martin was born in Utica, to Leroy E. Tuttle and Genevieve …

    • Walter V. Johnson
      12 hours ago

      Walter V. “Wally” Johnson, 78, of 4964 Jenkins Rd., Vernon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 18, 2019, at his home with his …

    • Josephine (Nasci) Finger
      12 hours ago

      This is the story of Josephine (Nasci) Finger. Josie was a truly remarkable woman who was adored, admired, appreciated by so many, and will …

    • Catherine L. Collins
      12 hours ago

      ROME — Catherine L. Collins, 59, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 after a long illness. Cathy was born on February 7,1960 in Rome, New …

    • Kenneth Woodhouse
      2 days ago

      Kenneth Woodhouse, 85, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born on January 10, 1934 in Rome the son of Thomas and …


Big inning lifts Utica over Smith

12 hours ago

Utica Post scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to a 6-2 win over Smith Post in a District V American Legion baseball game Tuesday night at RFA Stadium. Justin Swavely was the …

Sports agate — June 19, 2019

Yesterday at 2:00 PM

District V American Legion Utica Post 6, Smith Post 2 Utica 001 005 0 — 6 9 3 Smith 000 001 1 — 2 3 6 W: Fischer. L: Swavely. 2B: U, Reali; S, Donnelly. RBI: U, Casab, Aponte, DiMasse, DeJesus, …

Public Safety

Village of Delta focus of new book by Jordan Hallak

4 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

Thursday, June 13

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

4 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
      5 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
      Friday, June 14

      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
      3 days 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 …


Fiddlers Hall of Fame presents tribute concert June 23

12 hours ago

The Oswego Valley Fiddlers will present a special tribute to the late Susan Barrington at their concert, 2-5 p.m. June 23 at the at the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, 1121 Comins Road, …

More Living

Mohawk Valley Health System medical staffs elect new officers

3 days 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, …

Arts & Learning

Civil War music interpreted at Oneida Mansion House Saturday

12 hours ago

The Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave. in Oneida, hosts “Soldier’s Joy: The Civil War in Songs and Letters” at 4 p.m. June 22. Soldiers Joy is a collaboration by two area …


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 …


Garage sale June 21- 22 in Verona

5 days ago

VERONA — Old Oneida Road will become a hot spot for garage sales on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. Along with an avenue of neighborhood sales, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a …

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