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Letter: Help support Memorial Day ceremonies
May 21, 2018, 10:44 pm | Source

EVERY COIN COUNTS is the call for the first ever Coin Drive sponsored by the Oneida Memorial Association to support and preserve the annual Memorial Day services and parade in the city.

Due to fewer local businesses and organizations in our community, the planners can no longer depend on them and a few personal donations to fully finance this event.

Letter: Community support for Baby Frankie shows grace of God
May 21, 2018, 10:43 pm | Source

On Sunday, March 18 the students, faculty and staff of Holy Cross Academy sponsored a chicken barbecue and talent show to benefit my daughter Natalie, her husband Rocco and their infant daughter Francesca (Frankie) Hollenbeck.

In November, at the tender age of 2 months, Frankie was diagnosed with leukemia.

Column: Book talks, soldier interviews, and the Erie Canal
May 21, 2018, 10:37 pm | Source

On Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m., the Town of Brookfield Historical Society will host a special presentation with Clayton Welch. Welch will speak about the book "Come Walk with Me" by the late Rev. Ernest Clemons, Welch's brother-in-law. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call Elizabeth Stalter at 315-861-7661.

Honor Rolls: Morrisville-Eaton Central School
May 21, 2018, 10:37 pm | Source

MORRISVILLE >> The following students were named to the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll at Morrisville-Eaton Central School for the third marking period.

Grade 6 High Honor Roll

Victor Burgess, Summer Butler, Ella Camp, Samantha Cook, Levi Doroshenko, Lilly Kimber, Ava MacKenzie, Ethan Payne, Tyler Schlotzhauer, Phoebe Straight, Julianna Tomcho, Amber Whiting, Sophia Wilcox.

Laurie Zbock earns Morrisville State 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award
May 21, 2018, 10:37 pm | Source

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. >> Laurie A. Zbock of Madison has been named Morrisville State College's Distinguished Faculty Award recipient for 2018.

The award is presented annually to a faculty member who displays professional growth, personal and professional achievement and has provided outstanding service to the college.

VVS students recognized as 'All State' performers
May 21, 2018, 10:36 pm | Source

Wedding: Rachael Moyer and Christopher Fleming
May 21, 2018, 10:35 pm | Source

School events May 22 - 29
May 21, 2018, 10:35 pm | Source

Below is a brief list of events taking place this week at area schools.

Wednesday, May 23: Grade 4 and 8 science performance exams

Thursday, May 24: Grade 4 and 8 science performance exams

Friday, May 25: Oneida Memorial Day parade, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day; no school

Local Memorial Day ceremonies and parades planned
May 21, 2018, 10:33 pm | Source

The following is a brief list of upcoming Memorial Day ceremonies and parades.


This year's Memorial Day parade and ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Oneida.


Sherrill American Legion Post 230 works with the City of Sherrill to coordinate the Memorial Day parade.

Ride for Missing Children kicks off June 1 in Oneida
May 21, 2018, 10:32 pm | Source

Utica, N.Y. >> The 22nd annual Ride for Missing Children in Central New York takes place June 1 to promote awareness and hope in the plight of missing and exploited children across the county.

On Friday, June 1 at 7:50 a.m., the Ride will start out from New York State Police Troop D in Oneida for the 80 mile journey.

'Click It or Ticket' campaign focuses on driving safety
May 21, 2018, 10:31 pm | Source

Wampsville, N.Y. >> The "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds motorists to buckle up.

For two weeks, police across New York state are on the lookout for people without seat belts and children without child restraints.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office said the intent of the campaign is to voluntarily increase seat belt use and reduce the likelihood of somebody being hurt in a car crash.

Photos: VVS junior prom
May 21, 2018, 9:21 pm | Source

Verona, N.Y. >> The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School class of 2019 take part in the grand march for their junior prom on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Check out our photo gallery from the event.


Village Veterinary welcomes Oneida staff, clients
May 21, 2018, 6:54 pm | Source

Canastota, N.Y. >> Village Veterinary employees say there is still a vet in Oneida. It's just in Canastota.

After Oneida Animal Hospital merged with Rome Animal Hospital at the end of April, residents in the area wondered where they were going to bring their pets, and former employees would need a new job.

Photos: Wilber-Duck Mile
May 21, 2018, 6:02 pm | Source

Oneida, N.Y. >> The 19th annual Wilber-Duck Mile was held on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Oneida.

Check out our photo gallery from the event.

Police Blotter for May 22, 2018
May 21, 2018, 5:54 pm | Source

New York State Police

Sunday, May 20: Mark A. Vetter, 36, of Taberg, was charged in Vienna with third-degree criminal mischief.

Saturday, May 19: Brenda L. McGrath, 50, of Sherrill, was charged in Verona with failure to keep right, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of .

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