Local and breaking news from the Ondeida Daily Dispatch covering Ondeida County and surrounding areas in Central New York.
Fenner, N.Y. >> An Erieville man was arrested by police after driving his truck into a utility pole.
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 13 in the town of Fenner where they found Richard J. Bradley, 29, of Erieville, and his truck.
Hamilton, N.Y. >> A man was arrested after trying to sell a stolen gun to an undercover sheriff.
On July 17, Madison County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Nicholas T. Remonda, 21, after police say Remonda attempted to sell a .45 Smith and Wesson handgun to an undercover sheriff for $700.
Canastota, N.Y. >> Planet Earth is home to a wide range of species, but there's only one home across the globe for a certain fingernail-sized snail; Chittenango Falls State Park. And with a little help, it was brought back from the brink.
The Chittenango ovate amber snail, or COAS for short, is New York State's most endangered species.
Oneida, N.Y. >> The Madison County Historical Society will host a program and book signing with Anthony Wonderley for his new book, "Oneida Utopia: A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity" on Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. at the historical society, located at 435 Main St. in Oneida.
Osceola, N.Y. >> Irish-themed decorations, dessert specials and ceili dance performances will enhance the concert of popular fiddler and entertainer Pat Kane, who returns to play old time Celtic and American fiddle music, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, July 22, at the North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola.
The following is a brief listing of some events taking place in Central New York this weekend.
Thursday, July 19
Oneida: Tot Fun & Run at the Rec Center, 9 a.m. to noon
Oneida: City Center Market at Farrier Avenue, 3:30-8 p.m.
Oneida: Ready to Read for ages 2-5 at the Oneida Public Library, 10 a.
Oneida, N.Y. >> Oneida city resident Lena Presley is worried about the Flats and asked the City of Oneida Common Council just what is being done to help the people living there.
"There's so much going on in the Flats. Doors are being kicked in, people are parking at vacant houses, I know there are vagrants living in these houses and things are being taken," Presley said.
Wampsville, N.Y. >> The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley's Learn to Shoot Archery Clinic is helping children learn that archery can not only be fun, but a tool to help better themselves.
Partnering with the New Beginnings Community Church and the Outdoor Adventures Program, 55 children from the ages of 5 to 15 were invited out for the clinic at the church to learn a thing or two and try out their 3D target course.
Sylvan Beach, N.Y. >> The village of Sylvan Beach and its waterfront community prepare for the invasion of pirates this weekend July 19 -22.
Hundreds of pirate enthusiasts will dress up and enjoy this pirate-themed weekend throughout the beach. This community event has something for all ages including Treasure hunt, Grog contest, Sand Castle contest, Parade, Bon Fire on the beach, Fireworks, A Pirate Puppy parade, boat decorating and even a "How to be a Pirate Class".
About pillows -- the bed type of pillows.
Every so many years, you need to replenish the pillow that you rest your head on. Because I only have feather pillows, after so many years they get thinner and thinner, and the feathers inside get all broken down (and yes, I won't sleep on any other type), or all of the filling is getting down to the side of the casing, making one side very flat.
There's no shortage of research about the importance of early learning and the long-term benefits of having children in a structured learning environment before age 5. Both the state and federal Education Departments support increased early learning opportunities for our youngest learners.
It may surprise you that in Madison County, only 34.
Utica, N.Y. >> The first of two summer "Free Admission Nights" at Utica Zoo is coming up on July 30 from 4-7 p.m.
Thanks to the support of Operation Sunshine, Utica Zoo will open their gates to the community for free admission to the entirety of the Zoo. Parking shuttles will be available from the Parkway Rec Center and Mohawk Valley Community College from 3:30-7:30 p.
Oneida, N.Y. >> Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps is headed to Rochester on Friday, July 20 to perform in the 100th annual New York State American Legion Parade. UIDBC is hoping to return as winners of the annual convention for the second year in a row.
Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps is an all age Drum and Bugle Corps with members ages 10 and up.
Morrisville, N.Y. >> FFA students from Hamilton Central School spent a day at SUNY Morrisville planting poinsettias with their agriculture teacher, Johanna Bossard.
The Hamilton Central School FFA has been helping SUNY Morrisville plant the colorful flowers for several years. The flowers are sold at the college at the end of the year.
WAMPSVILLE >> The following students have been placed on the Principal's Roll, High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period at the Otto Shortell Middle School.
Grade 6 Principal's Roll
Vanessa Babcock, Kaiden Cannistra, Madison Castle, Abrielle Chesebro, Nicole Chevez, Brady Cieslak, Olivia Coakley, Mackenzie Collins, Aszaria Cooper, Julie DeBottis, McKenna Durante, Lillian Gormley, Liam Gwilt, Hannah Jeffrey, Kennedy Kelly, Abriana Kenyon, Jonathan Litwak, Maura MacDonald, Avilene Masner, Ella McKay, Kathryn Mitchell, Axar Patel, Joseph Sayles, Ethan Schmitt, Carter Urtz, Kambrie West, Lila Yapici.
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