Local and breaking news from the Ondeida Daily Dispatch covering Ondeida County and surrounding areas in Central New York.
PETERBORO >> Families, friends, presenters, and supporters of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark gathered from across the state and country to participate in the 8th Annual Peterboro Emancipation Day on Aug. 5.
Organizers Jim Corpin, Carrie Martin, and Max Smith opened the morning session.
ONEIDA >> The Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce has selected NBT as its Member of the Month for August.
NBT Bank is a full-service bank with a philosophy of putting customers first and actively investing in the communities it calls home. In the Greater Oneida area NBT employs approximately 60 people, including staff at four local branch offices as well as members of several departments that support operational activities for NBT's network of locations that spans six states.
SAINT JOSEPH, MO. >> Mark D. Welytok of Canastota has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Welytok, a member of the American Angus Association, is one of 258 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting.
ONEIDA >> Pat McCarthy admits he can be pretty demanding when it comes to setting up tennis matches with his friends.
"I'm kind of like the 'Soup Nazi'," McCarthy said in reference to the famed episode of "Seinfeld" where Jerry and company encounter a rather forceful soup seller.
At 91 years old, he has not only earned the respect and appreciation of those friends for his longevity but also for his enthusiasm towards scheduling their time together.
Syracuse, N.Y. >> Morrisville State College will have a strong presence again this year at the Great New York State Fair, featuring a handcrafted scale-model canoe, a student-built hot rod, horses and renewable energy and hemp displays. The fair runs Aug. 23-Sept. 4.
Fairgoers can learn about renewable energy, horses and horsepower inside the MSC building (Bartlett Barn), located near Gate 4 by the Coca-Cola Coliseum and the Iroquois Indian Village.
WASHINGTON >> Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving.
Trump accepted Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president's administration in turmoil.
White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would be Bannon's last day on the job.
Recently a young man with a developmental disability experienced a horrible event when larvae were discovered near his breathing tube. While the incident is indeed terrible and cannot be minimized, the Associated Press' recent story on this issue was misleading and inaccurate. It included multiple distortions, omissions, and mischaracterizations of the facts.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) >> A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in what they called a terror attack.
Madison, N.Y. >> A Remsen man is facing felony charges after being recorded sexually abusing a child less than eight years old in Madison.
New York State Police in Morrisville have charged Jason P. Edwards, 28, of Remsen, with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Monday, Aug. 14: Travis D. Foster, 29, of Earlville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Sunday, Aug. 13: Andrew P. Jones, 28, homeless, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief.
Sunday, Aug. 13: Michael P. Casey, 60, of Cortland was charged in DeRuyter with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container.
Frank W. Stevens, 43, was charged Tuesday with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, third-degree sex abuse, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police say Stevens had sexual contact with a 15 year-old girl alcohol and provided her with alcohol in the Town of Brookfield.
Tuesday was Aug. 15 and that means it was the Feast of Assumption observance. I try to tell every few years of all the happenings that used to occur in Canastota that day.
The village was a festive celebration of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In our village each year many years ago the whole village observed it with a great event for the whole community.
We are the Canastota Teachers' Association - the caring, dedicated professionals committed to supporting our students and the Canastota community.
As you prepare for school, here are some helpful tips:
.Two weeks before the start of school, gradually ease back into a bedtime routine and schedule.
Oneida, N.Y. >> Demolition of buyout properties in the Flats will begin later than originally planned.
The State Historic Preservation Office informed city officials on Monday that the department needed to file an official report before work could be done on the properties to make sure there are no historic artefacts buried beneath driveways and sidewalks.
Verona, N.Y. >> In anticipation of Kevin Costner's performance on Saturday, Turning Stone Resort Casino will hold a three-day "Crazy for Costner Movie Marathon," as well as specially-themed trip giveaway.
Beginning today at 3 p.m. and continuing throughout the day Friday and Saturday, Turning Stone will feature some of Costner's most beloved and celebrated movies.
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