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Thousands without power in Oneida County

There are currently more 3,000 customers without power in Oneida County, according to a power outage map from National Grid. The map shows there are 405 customers affected by the outage in the Floyd and Rome area. National Grid says the power should be restored by 5:45 p.m. today. The map shows ther

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 21:02:57

A Taste Of Rome Comes To The Rome Art & Community Center - This Week In The Mohawk Valley

Long known as the 'Getaway Region' of New York, Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley always have something interesting to offer, this week a Taste of Rome to the Mohawk Valley. WIBX 950 in conjunction with Oneida County Tourism host This Week In The Mohawk Valley and the CNY Travel Show to highlight

WIBX950.COM - 2017-09-24 15:11:00

Rome removing artifacts from Erie Canal Village

ROME - The City of Rome is taking steps to protect city-owned artifacts still stored at the Erie Canal Village. Most of the artifacts belonging to the city have been moved to one spot within the village, Councilwoman Kimberly Rogers said at the last council meeting, and will eventually be removed en

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-23 10:32:00

Rome woman shares heart attack story to help others

WHITESBORO - Rome resident Patricia Cummings is celebrating her second shot at life after nearly dying from a heart attack in 2011. Now she is sharing her experiences along with other women who have survived heart disease through Go Red for Women, an organization dedicated to fighting heart disease

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00

Compliance issues scuttle live video showings of Rome Board of Education meetings

Board of Education meetings are no longer being shown live on the Rome school district's website, nor are video files of the meetings being posted on the website for viewing later. The changes, which took effect as of the board's Sept. 7 meeting, are due to federal Americans with Disabilities Act (A

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00

Visitor to Oneida Co. jail finds himself behind bars

ORISKANY - A visitor to Oneida County jail ended up being held behind bars himself without bail, according to the Sheriff's Office. Timothy S. Pinkney, 20, of Young Place, Utica, was at the correctional facility visiting an incarcerated acquaintance when correction deputies witnessed Pinkney pass co

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-23 23:03:00

Utica man arrested for introducing contraband into Oneida County Correctional Facility

A Utica man was arrested after introducing contraband into the Oneida County Correctional Facility, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. Timothy S. Pinkney, 20, was visiting an incarcerated acquaintance at the correctional facility when corrections deputies witnessed him pass marijuana t

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-09-23 17:07:21

Officials discuss oversight of group homes

The leak of a recent investigation into neglect at a group home in Rome has led to increased scrutiny of oversight of group homes for those with developmental disabilities or with mental illness. These residences are regulated by either the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabil

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 10:02:00

Ex-Utican's book a prescription for the future of young people

It is fitting, if not a bit serendipitous, that former Utica pediatrician Irwin Redlener would team up with a guy whose hit tune in the '60s was "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Redlener has crossed that bridge many times. And at age 73, he's not planning to stop any time soon. Redlener saves children.

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 10:34:00

Group homes: Caring for the state's most vulnerable

Alan Morse, 53, used to live alone, but it didn't turn out well. "I got mixed up with some con artists that kind of took me for a ride," said Morse, a Utica resident who has a developmental disability. He decided he needed help, so in 1990 he moved into a three-person apartment supported by The Arc,

TIMESTELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Public Eye: Who's responsible for sidewalk repair?

A reader contacted Public Eye recently with a question about sidewalk maintenance, and a concern that the city of Utica's problem-reporting app - UTICA 311 - might not be an effective way to share complaints. The city says the app works, but the underlying problem with the sidewalk in question isn't

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 12:32:00

Local Garden Column: Tips on drying herbs from the garden

How should one go about drying herbs that are harvested from their garden? The best time to harvest your herbs is when it is a sunny day, mid-morning after the dew has dried, but before the essential oils in the plant have dissipated. Once the herbs are picked, rinse them with water and pat dry. Lon

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 14:32:00

Remsen barn festival draws thousands for first day

REMSEN - John Wdowin remembers how one of the first Remsen barn festivals featured a small parade with a cow, a tractor, a high school band and maybe a goat. The Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts is now in its 38th year along Main Street, and Wdowin said he has been in the same spot since it started.

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 01:44:07

OUR VIEW: Fall a good time to take a hike

Autumn is a perfect time to take a hike, and we strongly encourage you to do so. But the hike we suggest isn't for leaf-peeping. The hike we suggest is purely urban. It's not a long hike, nor are you likely to need a GPS, map, a backpack or special hiking equipment. A decent pair of sneakers will be

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 08:00:00

Defendant rejects plea; trial in January on bank robbery

A trial date has been set for early next year for the Rome man accused of robbing the Adirondack Bank in April. Paul C. Guarneri, 47, of 406 Turin St., appeared before County Court Judge Robert L. Bauer on Friday for a possible guilty plea, but court officials said Guarneri has instead decided to ta

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-23 23:00:00

Utica police announce drug arrests

Utica police Friday announced the following drug arrests: * On Sept. 21, members of the Utica Police Department Special Investigations Section arrested Dwayne D. Morse, 45, of 110 Genesee St., Utica, during a stop conducted on Genesee Street, police said, adding he was found with cocaine. He was cha

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 21:54:00

Local libraries offer unique items

When people think about what is inside their local library, books and computers are probably the first things that come to mind. In the Mid-York Library system, you will find there are number of unique items available at local libraries. The libraries in Bridgeport and Morrisville have Madison Count

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

Event steers $3,000 to district; cooler heads to prevail at RFA?

The new school year at Rome Free Academy has included a vehicle test-drive fundraiser that raised just over $3,000, and steps to bring its air-conditioning system back into full service, according to school district officials. The results were among the issues highlighted by school district Superi

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00

Murder suspect indicted; headed back to City Court for arraignment

Murder suspect Robert W. Coffin has been indicted by a county grand jury and will return to the area to answer the count of felony second-degree murder in City Court. Coffin, 35, is accused in the fatal shooting of Thomas E. Shepherd III, 25, of Rome, in a parking lot in the 400 block of Woodrow Ave

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:00:00

Tenney tours DFAS, cites advocacy for 'vital employer' at Griffiss

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney toured the Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) on Wednesday in her first visit to the Griffiss park facility, her office said. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford spoke with a number of employees and then met with Rome DFAS Director Chet Boutelle. Rome DFAS "is not

ROMESENTINEL.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00