OBITUARY: Martha Elizabeth (Nourse) Heikkinen, 85

Great-grandmother, military wife, friend

Martha E. Heikkinen, 85, of 226 Farrier Ave., Oneida, died at home Nov. 13, 2019, after a brief illness.

Arrangements are through Fiore Funeral Home, 303 Main St, Oneida. Services are at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the funeral home; the Hon. Leo Matzke will officiate.

Donations in […]

OBITUARY: Frederick (‘Fred’) S. Richardson

Frederick S. Richardson (‘Fred’) of Bush Road, Pompey, passed away Saturday morning August 31, 2019, at his home. Fred was born in Oneida to Vernon Richardson and Irene (Jones) Richardson on September 18, 1949.  He grew up in Peterboro, working on his family farm.  This fostered his love for nature and the outdoors. Fred […]

OBITUARY: Cathleen “Cathy” (Smith) McCarthy

Cathleen “Cathy” (Smith) McCarthy August 10, 2019

Cathleen “Cathy” (Smith) McCarthy of Williamstown, New York, passed away August 10, 2019, with her husband by her side.

Cathy was born in Morrisville, New York May 23, 1951, to Harold and Joyce Smith. She graduated from Morrisville-Eaton High School in 1969 and went on to achieve […]

LETTER: A letter to my Irish mother

A letter to my Irish mother

Dear Mom:

Today we would have celebrated your 85th birthday and perhaps as many as 10 more if you had not been misled by your surgeon. As much as I am sorry for the unnecessary suffering you had to endure for the remaining nine months of your life, […]

Beach: Saddened to announce the death of Trooper Nicholas F. Clark

New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Nicholas F. Clark

On Monday, July 2, in the early morning hours, Trooper Clark, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and the Corning Police Department responded to a call of a suicidal subject barricaded at a residence at 10041 […]

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II announces death of Sergeant/Station Commander Charles R. Salaway

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II announces death of Sergeant/Station Commander Charles R. Salaway

New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the death of Sergeant/Station Commander Charles R. Salaway.

Salaway entered into retirement from the New York State Police following 27 years of service with the State Police […]

Jerry Maren, last original Munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ dies

Jerry Maren, last original Munchkin from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ dies

The International L. Frank Baum and All Things Oz Historical Foundation was saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Maren the last surviving little person from the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie.

Maren, a member of the Lollipop Guild was a guest […]

Beach: I’m saddened to announce the death of Trooper Michael J. Anson

New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Michael J. Anson.

On Jan. 2, 2018, Trooper Anson passed away from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2001.

Following the events of 9/11, Trooper Anson […]

Rosamond Gifford Zoo mourns death of 17-year-old lioness, Kierha

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is mourning the loss of its female African lion, Kierha, who died on Sunday. She was nearly 18 years old and lived at the zoo most of her life. The cause of death has not been officially determined, but zoo officials say Kierha had recently been anesthetized for examination and testing […]

New York fallen firefighters to be honored at National Memorial Service Oct. 8

The 36th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor 19 firefighters who died in the line of duty from New York. They are among the 75 firefighters who died in 2016 and 20 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Bill Mayers

Lela Marie (Tarbox) Blanford, Feb 20, 1920 – April 4, 2017. Mother of four, mother-in-law, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of two and great-great-grandmother of two. She passed peacefully right round 11:30 that morning, with a number of family at her bedside. Ma was mentally sharp almost to the end. She knew […]

OBITUARY: Daniel Francis Gates

November 9, 2016

Daniel Francis Gates, 92, of Chittenango, died at home on November 9, 2016. Dan was born at home in Chittenango on April 27, 1924. He was the son of the late Francis and Naomi Gates and grandson of Senator John and Nellie Gates of Chittenango and William O. and Ida May Wilcox […]