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Two accused of stealing power tools from Rome garage

2 days ago

Two men are accused of stealing power tools from a garage on Oswego Road in Rome, according to state law enforcement officials. State police said Cory J. Chesebro, 29, of Vienna, and Christopher L. …


Tug Hill Tomorrow plans hike and paint

2 days ago

The Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust will hold a “rock and paint” event at the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, 31827 Middle Road, Watertown, on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to …

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Funeral notices — July 11, 2020

Yesterday at 11:00 AM

AUSTIN — David H. Austin, 81, of Verona, on July 8, 2020. Private service. Burial Rome Cemetery. No calling hours. Contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Shriners …


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Royal ‘Smitty’ V. Smith Jr.

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Royal V. Smith, Jr., known to most as Smitty, passed away on July 9, 2020, in Canandaigua VA Hospital, his loving home for the past 30 … Read More

Ernest E. Schmidt

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Ernest E. Schmidt, 54, of Lee, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after a courageous battle … Read More

David H. Austin

2 days ago
David H. Austin, 81, of Verona, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born … Read More

Peter S. Updike

3 days ago
Peter S. Updike, 84, a longtime resident of Rome and Amherst, NY, died June 20, 2020 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Born … Read More

Cynthia A. McGuinness

3 days ago
Cynthia A. McGuinness, 61, formerly of Camden, passed away July 4, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica NY with her … Read More
Local Sports

Sports agate — July 11, 2020

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Vernon Downs Friday’s Results 1ST RACE--Trot 1 Mile. Purse $2,400. 3 Lugar (J. Huckabone) $115.00 $35.20 $12.60 5 Mr French (J. Whittemore) $7.30 $2.90 4 A Lister (J. Macdonald) $3.30 Off: 4:03 …

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Cottage Lawn Farmers’ Market in full swing

Sunday, July 5

ONEIDA — The sixth annual Cottage Lawn Farmers’ Market is in full swing and seeing more people than expected during the pandemic. “So far this year, we’ve averaged about 200 people [a day] …

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Clinton grad gets diploma early in order to join Marine Corps

3 days ago

CLINTON — An early Clinton Central School graduation diploma was awarded this year to a young man who’s life after high school is to answer his nation’s call and enlist in the United States …

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    • A day to remember
      4 days ago

      Though the weather didn’t cooperate, the Rome Free Academy Class of 2020, educators, spectators and staff are to be congratulated for putting …

    • Let’s have a safe July 4
      Tuesday, June 30

      Let’s all have a safe Fourth of July. Some tips on how to do this were issued last week by Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. Maciol noted that while …

    • Verona church thrives after 200 years
      Tuesday, June 23

      VERONA — It was a special weekend for Seventh Day Baptist Church. A commemorative worship service was held Saturday in observance of the …



Yesterday at 4:00 PM

First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 315-336-2610. Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 315-336-3341. Sun.11 a.m.  Friendship Baptist (independent), 4964 Rome-New London Road, …

More Living

Virtual diabetes prevention program slated for September

5 days ago

ONEIDA — About 88 million American adults, that is 1 out of 3, have prediabetes. Never heard of prediabetes? Prediabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not quite …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, June 30

      Mr. and Mrs. Everett C. Hicks, of Rome, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Hicks and the former Joyce …

    • Celebrating 50 years
      Tuesday, June 23

      Mr. and Mrs. William Bordiuk, of Stanwix, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Bordiuk and the former Susan …

    • Free Alzheimer’s program online Tuesday
      Tuesday, June 23

      In recognition of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a …

Arts & Learning

Jervis library offers more than books for curbside pick-up

4 days ago

After months of popular virtual services and programs with only digital library materials available to borrow, Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has begun transitioning to loaning out …


Utica Zoo announces Summer Zoo Camp, counselors wanted

3 days ago

UTICA — The Utica Zoo announced their schedule of Summer Zoo Camps for children aged 7-14, including a Beaversprite Adventure Camp to be held at the Zoo’s Conservation Education Center, …


Tomato growing workshop in Lewis County Wednesday

Friday, July 3

LOWVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County, 7395 East Road Lowville, will host “Growing Early Girl Tomatoes in a Bucket” on Wednesday, July 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. The class will be …


God still can: Choose to be on God’s side

Saturday, June 27

Most people, whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, appreciated President Ronald Reagan’s wit and charm. He had a way of saying things that caused you to think. Once he made a statement …

Weddings and Engagements

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 …

Marriage licenses — June 7, 2020

Friday, June 5
Antonino T. DiMarco and Sebastiana R. Spurna, both of Rome. David C. L. Daniels and Abigail J. Nickles, both of Rome. Zachary C. Carey and Christina A. Falvo, both of Rome. Clifford Grayer Jr. and …

Rink — Seifert

Sunday, May 3
April Rink, daughter of Cathy and the late Ronald Rink, Willet, to Michael T. Seifert, son of Diane and Timothy Butcher, and Michael F. Seifert, all of Rome. Miss Rink, a graduate of Cazenovia …
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