News around the County

Cree touts STEM, recruits at SUNY Poly

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

MARCY — Work on the site for Cree Inc.’s semiconductor fabrication facility that is expected to eventually employ more than 600 people will continue through the winter, with construction on a …

Stokes dismisses early due to boiler issues

Yesterday at 1:22 PM

Stokes Elementary School dismissed at 12:30 p.m. today due to boiler issues, the Rome school district announced. The school's regular dismissal time is 3:10 p.m. It is the second district school this …

Funeral notices — Nov. 19, 2019

Yesterday at 11:40 AM

BROWN — William Joseph Brown, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Rome, on Nov. 10, 2019. Private services. Arrangements by Weaver Mortuary and Crematorium, 1177 Beaumont Ave., Beaumont, Calif. …

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Community Calendar

Joan L. (Dutton) Wright

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Joan L. Wright, 91, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford with her daughter Margy … Read More

Vita ‘Rita’ Vescio

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Vita “Rita” Vescio, 88, of Rome passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019 in the Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford … Read More

Robert J. Steele

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Robert J. Steele, 73, of Rome, passed away at his home on, November 18, 2019. He was born on October 5, 1946, in Rochester, N.Y. a son … Read More

Angelo J. Norelli

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Angelo J. Norelli (A.J.) passed away peacefully, with his wife and daughters by his side, on Sunday, November 10, 2019. He was born in … Read More

Naomi (Perry) Mosca

Yesterday at 4:00 PM
Naomi (Perry) Mosca, 82, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare in Utica with her loving … Read More
Local Sports

Syracuse not thinking postseason just yet

Yesterday at 4:10 PM

(AP) — Syracuse is still alive in its quest to reach the postseason. Don’t bother mentioning that to Orange coach Dino Babers. “We’re not falling in that trap anymore,” Babers said Monday …

AP Sports

Capitals’ Hathaway faces potential suspension for spitting

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting thrown out of the game probably won’t be the end of Garnet Hathaway’s punishment for spitting on an opponent. The Washington Capitals forward could be suspended, or at …

Public Safety

Local author, artist inspired by cross-country trek

3 days ago

From looking forward to traveling with her husband during their retirement years to holding onto a deeply ingrained notion to write for children for several decades, Donna Burch has found a new …

Clinton Record

Artisans’ Corner is an artist co-op

Thursday, November 14

CLINTON — Artisans’ Corner Gifts (pronounced ART-TI-SANS) on the corner of College and Williams Streets in Clinton is not your average gift shop. First of all, the age-old building served as …

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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
    • Thoughts on Congress going too far
      4 days ago

      The legislative branch has ceased to legislate. It has passed that function on to deep state bureaucrats. They set the rules. Through …

    • Honoring vets dedication, sacrifice
      5 days ago

      Monday was Veterans Day — in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World …

    • Thoughts on clear understanding
      5 days ago

      “My clear understanding . . .” Ambassador William Taylor said at the House hearing to consider impeachment. Taylor’s understanding …

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Celebrating 60 years

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Murray D. Shackelford Sr. celebrated an early 60th wedding anniversary while on vacation at Saranac Lake in July with their family. Murray and the former Rosemary Masi were married on …

More Living

MVHS has two new radiation oncologists

2 days ago

UTICA – The Mohawk Valley Health System Cancer Center has announced the following staff additions: • Brittany Simone, DO, has joined the MVHS Cancer Center as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Simone …

    • Celebrating 60 years
      Tuesday, October 29

      Mr. and Mrs. William Evans, Williams Road, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Turning Stone Resort and …

    • Cedarbrook resident celebrates 100th birthday
      Tuesday, October 29

      NEW HARTFORD — Local resident Elizabeth “Libby” Hughes celebrated her 100th birthday with a lunchtime celebration in her honor at …

    • Alzheimer’s Association lists support groups
      Tuesday, October 22

      The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter invites those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to attend one of its …

Arts & Learning

MV Frasers caps off undefeated season

Wednesday, November 13

The Mohawk Valley Frasers Pipe Band has added to its trophy case with the group’s Grade 4 competition unit capturing the crown as Champion Supreme of the Eastern United States Pipe Band …


Film event Friday to aid cats in need

Thursday, November 14

The Rome Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St.) and the R-Cats program have partnered to present the New York Cat Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 15, beginning at p.m. The event is designed to raise …


Sign-ups announced for December Food $en$e

5 days ago

Registration for the December Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire …



4 days ago

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, …

Weddings and Engagements

Marriage licenses — Nov. 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6
Brian K. Bennett, of Rome, and Emileen T. Bennett, of Sullivan. David J. Roberts, of Marcy, and Danielle M. Dougherty, of Rome. Timothy W. Baker II and Elizabeth A. Pettit, both of Rome. Ryan J. …

Healt — Strobel

Wednesday, November 6
Elizabeth Healt, daughter of Mark and Christine Healt, of Boonville, to Cody Strobel, son of John and Kim Strobel, Lee Center. A Sept. 5, 2020 wedding is planned.
Christopher and Erika McDonald O’Connell

McDonald — O’Connell

Wednesday, November 6
Christopher Patrick O’Connell and Erika Lynn McDonald were married on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at Assumption Catholic Church, Chicago, Ill. The bride is the daughter of Sean McDonald, of Island …
Advancements & Graduations
    • Pair honored at SUNY Cortland
      Thursday, November 14

      A pair of SUNY Cortland students have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for academic achievement. The students are: …

    • University at Albany lauds local scholars
      Tuesday, November 5

      ALBANY — UAlbany has welcomed nearly 5,700 new Great Danes to campus for the fall of 2019. Of the new students, some 2,700 freshmen, from …

    • SUNY Dehli recognizes area students
      Thursday, October 17

      DELHI — SUNY Delhi has recognized the following local students who are among the more than 1,100 new students at the college for the Fall 2019 …

    • Army National Guard promotes soldiers
      Wednesday, October 16

      LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard …