Thursday, July 7

Samuel Carmen

1939-July 2, 2022
Samuel Carmen, 83, of Deansboro,
passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the Abraham House in Rome. He was born in Canastota, a son of the late Frank and Josephine (Devenczenzo) Carmen. He grew up in Rome and served his country in the United States Army. Sam was married to Eleanor Rashford in 1976…Click HERE for the complete obituary.

Bruce W. Reynolds

November 12, 1943 — June 28, 2022
Bruce W. Reynolds, 78, of Oriskany Falls,
passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Waterville Residential Care Center. He was born November 12, 1943, in Richfieldsprings, a son of the late Hiram A. and Winifred (Wheeler) Reynolds. He was a graduate of Clinton High School…Click HERE for the complete obituary.

Michael R. Michaud

June 21, 1946 — June 28, 2022
: Michael R. “Frenchie” Michaud, 76, of Stone Rd., passed away Thursday, June 30. 2022 at the Oneida Healthcare Center surrounded by his family. He was born June 21, 1946 in Lille, ME, a son of the late Gilbert and Lillian (LaPointe) Michaud…He then took a position at the Edward Olesky Farm before working for the Barnes Family for over 25 years until his retirement…Click HERE for the complete obituary.

Kathleen Pierson Larkin

October 17, 1937 — July 4, 2022
Kathleen Pierson Larkin, 84, of Tower St.
, passed away July 4, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica. She was born on October 17, 1937 in the Town of Brookfield, a daughter of Raymond and Laura McClintock Aldrich. She was a graduate of Leonardsville High School and was the valedictorian of her class. On May 11, 1957, Kathleen married Royce A. Pierson in Leonardsville…Click HERE for the complete obituary.

James R. “Butch” Wester

June 4, 1944 ~ June 30, 2022
Madison – James Richard (Butch) Wester Jr., 78,
a lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022. He was born in Utica, on June 4, 1944; the son of the late Dorothy Bentley Wester and James Richard Wester Sr.. Butch graduated from Madison Central School and continued his education, graduating from SUNY Cobleskill. He was raised on his family’s farm, which instilled a strong work ethic….Click HERE for the complete obituary.

Janet I. Buchanan

June 5, 1939 ~ July 3, 2022
Oriskany Falls-Janet I. Buchanan, 83,
passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2022, peacefully at the Waterville Residential Care Center. She was born on June 5, 1939, in Oriskany Falls, the daughter of the late Ivan and Mina Furness Rice.  Janet was a life resident, grew up in the, “Falls” and was a graduate of Oriskany Falls High School. She married the love of her life, Ralph Buchanan on September 4, 1955. …Click HERE for the complete obituary.

James W. Boss

August 11, 1934 ~ July 4, 2022
Oriskany Falls-James W. Boss,
passed away peacefully at his home, with the love of his family at his side on Monday, July 4, 2022. James was a proud Air Force Veteran, devoting 20 years of service in aircraft maintenance, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he started a second career at the Oneida County Airport…Click HERE for the complete obituary.



Village of Waterville
Waterville Public Library
Waterville First


Barton Hose Company

“Having a garage sale, cleaning out a house, a basement or a garage?
Please keep the Barton Hose Company’s Annual Donation Auction in mind.
Contact Bob at 315-316-6000 to arrange pick up of your items.
Please no books, clothing, exercise equipment
All items will be up for auction the first Saturday in November.”

Waterville Baptist Church

Youth Group is the 2nd and 4th Sunday Nights every month from 6-8pm.
All 6th-12th grade students are welcome for a time of food, games, songs & Bible study!
Summer Reading Forms can be completed online too!
So no worries if you can’t make it to the library, lose yours, or just want to get your name in there
before the raffle drawings (July 28 & August 25). Yes, you can still pick up your mini prize the next time you visit too
(freeze pop, ocean sticker, sparkling water, inspirational chocolate, or tangerine tea)!
Kids 5-11:
Teens 12-18:
*Kids 0-4 have their own prize bin without waiting for the other raffles.
You’re probably thinking about all things summer right about now…
put those thoughts and your creativity to use and Design a Summer Program!
Submit your idea(s) either online with this Google Form:
or drop it off on paper to the library (inside at the desk or in the drop box).
Programs should:
– Aim to include the Summer Reading theme for 2022, Oceans of Possibilities
– Have an overall budget of under $100 (the more budget savvy program ideas, the more we can bring to life)
– Be free & open to the public (i.e. no admission fees or criteria)
– Be something you think would benefit members of the community
Click HERE to register for the WPL eNewsletter!


From: Waterville Volunteer Fire Department

“Please Help the Waterville Fire Department Congratulate FF/EMT Amber Bechy -.
After successfully completing and passing her NYS EMT Exam Today. Congratulations Amber!!!!
Real Learning Starts Today!!!”

From: Waterville Residential Care Center

“Activities provided happy hour, games and fireworks for the residents to Enjoy the 4th of July!”
[See more pics on Facebook @WatervilleResidential]

From: Ruben Ostrander

From: Oriskany Falls Rotary Club

“Thank you Dr. Nathan Keever for leading us last year as President and we look forward to
this year’s President Vicky Gargan leading us, and we’re excited to support and help our community.”

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