Candidate announces plan to address neighborhood, community issues

Rome Democratic mayoral candidate Michael D. Brown has announced a Neighborhood Stabilization Project as a means of addressing community issues such as the nearly 400 foreclosed and abandoned homes within the city limits. “These issues are tearing the fabric of our city apart by increasing blight, theft, and drug activity, decreasing our business and residential tax base and home... 4:00pm 08/29/15

Steuben Old Home Days honors McGhee

Religion STEUBEN — Don Mc Ghee was honored at the 89th Annual Steuben Old Home Days Aug. 22 for his many years of service to Steuben and the surrounding communities. For many years at the annual Steuben Old Home Day celebration the community has honored someone who has given of their time and service to make our rural area a great place to live. Organizers said, “Don was born and... 4:00pm 08/29/15

YMCA extends membership referral program, fitness assessments

County The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley is extending its membership referral program to Oct. 4.  Members who refer a friend who joins the Y will receive a free month of membership.  If a member refers 12 friends who join the Y, they will receive a year’s membership free.   The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley is also offering free fitness assessments, a $45 value, for members through... 4:00pm 08/29/15

Drone firms hopes to land in Rome as part of Start-Up NY program

County A drone manufacturer, assembler and flier wants to land in Rome through the state’s Start-Up NY incentive program. The Canadian company, whose name has not been released, would be the first participant in Mohawk Valley Community College’s bid to draw companies and new jobs through the program that creates tax-free areas around college campuses in the state. The goal is to... 4:00pm 08/29/15

School district outlines plans to spend $1.48M in Title I funds

Education BY DAVE GYMBURCH Staff writer Salaries for about 22 supplemental instruction positions will be funded as part of the Rome school district’s preliminary federal Title 1 allocation of about $1.48 million for 2015-16. The district’s submission of an application for Title 1 programs for 2015-16 was approved last week by the Board of Education. The district annually receives Title... 4:00pm 08/29/15

Sestito scores first KHL goal

Sports RIGA, Latvia — Rome’s Tim Sestito scored a tying power play goal for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League, but it wasn’t enough for the club as it lost in overtime 3-2 to Severstal Cherepovets on Thursday. Sestito’s first goal of his KHL career came at 59:39, but Severstal’s Evgeney Mons found his second of the night and the game winning goal nearly five minutes into... 4:00pm 08/28/15

LDYC to host annual regatta

Sports On Saturday, the Lake Delta Yacht Club will hold its seventh annual Lightning Regatta for fiberglass and woody classes. A registration period will be held at 8 a.m., when the launch of the regatta is scheduled. A lunch and skipper’s meeting is scheduled at 11 a.m. The first race will start at noon and the last race will begin at 4. An after race party and awards ceremony will... 4:00pm 08/28/15

Service includes gospel hymns, Revelation Riders 669 Sunday

Religion ORISKANY — Two groups team for a the service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St. The worship service will include: All faiths are invited to attend. For information, call 768-7115. 4:00pm 08/29/15

Foothills pantries, thrift shop hours announced

Religion HOLLAND PATENT — The Food Pantry, Sarah’s Pet Pantry, and the Thrift Shop of Foothills Rural Community Ministry will be open in September on the first three Saturdays, which are Sept. 5, 12, and 19, and the fourth Thursday, which is Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   They are all located in the Holland Patent Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall on the corner of Route 365 and... 4:00pm 08/29/15