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Public Safety Logs — Aug. 23, 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Friday 7:44 a.m. New Hartford and Edwards Ambulance, accident/injury. 8:10 a.m. Durhamville and Vineall Ambulance, accident. 11:09 a.m. Bridgewater, mutual …

Funeral notices — Aug. 24, 2019

Yesterday at 11:00 AM

BRYDEN — Raymond James (Jim) Bryden, of Binghamton, formerly of Rome, on Aug. 15, 2019. Services were held Aug. 19. Arrangements by J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, Binghamton.  Contributions to …


Community Calendar
    • Geraldine F. St. Denis
      Yesterday at 4:00 PM

      Geraldine F. St. Denis, 85, of Rome, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. Born in Rome on October 10, 1933, she was one of eleven children of …

    • Raymond James Bryden
      2 days ago

      Living life to the fullest til the end, Raymond James (Jim) Bryden passed away of a heart attack on August 15, 2019 while bicycling with …

    • Alan Lee Perry
      3 days ago

      Alan Lee Perry, age 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Tessera of Brandon nursing facility, Florida. He was born on …

    • Maria (Hyduchka) Suhomlin
      4 days ago

      Maria Suhomlin, age 97, of Rome, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2019. She was born May 16, 1922, in the Ukraine, a daughter of the late …

    • James C. Mercer
      4 days ago

      BRANTINGHAM — James C. Mercer, 80 husband of Linda, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was born in Deferiet, NY on …

Local Sports

First Call trots to feature race win at Vernon Downs

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

VERNON — First Call and driver Homer Hochstetler won the featured trot at Vernon Downs on Friday night. First Call, who is trained by Homer Hochstetler, won in 1:55.2. Only Passing Thru (Jimmy …

AP Sports

Browns join fray in wide-open AFC North

Yesterday at 11:15 AM

(One in a series) (AP) — Picking the order of finish in the AFC North is as a difficult as getting a grip on a wet, bouncing football. The division features two new coaches, a pair of gritty …

Public Safety

Big show Sunday night at Utica-Rome Speedway

6 hours ago

VERNON — Sunday night, grassroots race fans will be treated to the third annual Gene Kotary Memorial race — a 30-lap $1,300-to-win feature race for pro stocks. Then, “The Wild 100” sportsman …

Clinton Record

Business is ‘homemade’ over at Bonomo’s Dari Creme and Mini Golfland

4 days ago

KIRKLAND — From ice cream cones to burgers and hotdogs, hungry customers have been keeping the summer hopping over at Bonomo’s Dari Creme and Mini Golfland at 7589 Route 5. In business since …

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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 …

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Points of Pride
    • New stars at Utica Zoo
      5 days ago

      UTICA — It will be sometime this fall the latest stars at the Utica Zoo will make their debut but it should be quite a party. The Utica Zoo …

    • ‘Community’ at VVS
      Tuesday, August 13

      VERNON — Students never have enough supplies, and the Community Bank N.A. branch in Vernon not only recognizes this problem but is taking …

    • Coming together as a team
      Thursday, August 8

      A tip of our baseball cap goes to Smith Post, which had a fine season, earning a trip to the American Legionstate baseball …


Free admission deals Monday and Tuesday at Utica Zoo

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

UTCA — The Utica Zoo will host a “Free Admission Night” of 2019 on Monday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. The zoo will open its gates to the community for free admission to the entire facility. …

More Living

Orthopedic surgeon experienced in sports medicine joins Rome practice

Monday, August 19

Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Moretz III is accepting new patients at Rome Medical Practice Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St. A member of Rome Memorial …

    • Arthur family gathers in Remsen
      5 days ago

      The 65th Robert and Ann Bellinger Arthur Family Reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Old Arthur Homestead in Remsen. There were 38 …

    • Backer family gathers
      Tuesday, August 13

      The descendants of Horace and Hattie Fox Backer held their 29th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at West Leyden Park with 56 members and guests …

    • Rapke family marks 87th event
      Tuesday, August 13

      The descendants of Edward and Bertha (Scheidelman) Rapke held their 87th annual family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 4, in Lee. Appropriately 65 …

Arts & Learning

History center opens three exhibits

4 days ago

The Oneida County History Center is opening three exhibits that are the culmination of the organization’s interns’ summer projects and explore the many facets of county history. An opening …


Cinema Capitol presents horror movie ‘Midsommar’

3 days ago

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the horror movie “Midsommar” from Friday, Aug. 23-Thursday, Aug. 29. “Midsommar” was directed by Art Aster and stars Florence Pugh, Jack …


8th annual mum sale to benefit Oneida Rail Trail

Friday, August 16

ONEIDA — Oneida Improvement Committee’s 8th Annual Mum Sale is going on now through Sept. 3. The group offers a large quantity of potted mums in several colors to choose from. Prices are one …


Mount Calvary marks anniversary on Sunday

Saturday, August 17

The Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 203 Erie Blvd. E., will celebrate its 92nd anniversary during the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. services on Sunday, Aug. 18. Guests include the Rev. Sarah Millner, pastor of …

  • Women’s Club meets Thursday
    Saturday, August 17

    CANASTOTA — Oneida-Canastota Christian Women’s Club will host its Summer Luncheon Buffet at …

  • Christ lives Today!
    Saturday, August 17

    You ever go to church and question whether Jesus alive or dead?   I know, dumb question for most, but …

Weddings and Engagements

Kohls — Kanclerz

Wednesday, August 7
Lucas J. Kanclerz and Mary K. Kohls were married on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Bryon and Ann Kohls, Woodway, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Ronald and …

Marriage licenses — Aug. 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7
Richard J. Presky II and Kayla A. Brockway, both of Rome. Brayton P. Reed and Rachel L. Rodriguez, both of Rome. Jeremy F. Finster and Stacey R. Trapp, both of Rome. William E. Werenski and Sherry L. …

Warren — Dickson

Wednesday, August 7
Deirdre Warren, daughter of Daniel and Sharon Warren, Lee Center, to Andrew Dickson, son of James Dickson and Susan Reppert, Harrisonburg, Va., and Susan Kraeger and Neil Pepper, Brantingham. Ms. …
Advancements & Graduations