Izzo announces dates for second season of ‘Walk with the Mayor’

Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo announced today that she will begin a second season of Walk with the Mayor on June 5. Izzo and a group of department heads will again be out walking neighborhoods, meeting and talking with residents about issues they want to discuss. “Our first year of ‘Walk with the Mayor’ was very successful and we are looking forward to visiting neighborhoods again... 4:00pm 05/22/17

Pomp and Circumstance for 68 at St. Elizabeth’s

Education UTICA — The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing graduated 68 nurses May 13. It was the 111th graduating class. The ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica after a procession from St. Elizabeth’s to the church across Genesee Street. Caitlin Bingham, Clinton. was class valedictorian. She was awarded the St. Elizabeth Medical Staff Award. Shannon Perez, Rome, and Lindsey... 4:00pm 05/22/17

Local students among ‘Farming Your Future’ participants

County Local students and officials were among attendees at a “Farming Your Future” event for a three-BOCES region that was held Wednesday at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, said BOCES. The event included about 1,000 students in grades 6-10 from more than 25 area school districts and educational programs, BOCES said. The event offered opportunities to interact with agriculture... 4:00pm 05/22/17

Pre-licensing class Saturday

County ONEIDA CASTLE — Holy Cross Academy, 4020 Barrington Road, is offering a New York State drivers’ 5-hour pre-licensing class to the community on the last Saturday of every month. The next class will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 if pre-registered, and $35 at the door. A valid driver’s permit is required. To pre-register, visit holycrossacademy.com or call... 4:00pm 05/22/17

RFA baseball, softball teams to open sectionals at home

Sports The Rome Free Academy baseball and softball teams earned home games and the Oriskany baseball team claimed a No. 1 seed as the Section III baseball and softball tournament brackets were set on Sunday. The baseball tourney semifinals and finals will be held at Onondaga Community College, with Class AA’s finals being held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 o’clock. The Class A baseball... 4:04pm 05/22/17

Rome girls seventh at elite Eddy track meet

Sports The Rome Free Academy girls track and field team finished seventh out of a field of 52 schools at the 77th William F. Eddy Meet in Schenectady on Saturday. Sarah Crockett placed second in the discus throw, while the 400-meter relay squad of Sydney Lewis, Olivia Griggs, Mattison Hunt and Tekitha Posey-Barry also finished second. The 3,200 relay team of Kayla Barber, Paige... 4:00pm 05/22/17

Deadline today for MVHS breakfast for cancer survivors

Health WHITESBORO — On Sunday, June 4, 2017, cancer survivors from the Mohawk Valley as well as their family and friends are invited to gather with employees, medical staff and volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Cancer Center at the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. The breakfast will take place at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, with doors opening... 4:00pm 05/22/17

Girl Scouts donate cookies for blood donors

Health The American Red Cross has accepted 12,700 Girl Scout cookie boxes which they will donate to blood donors, Red Cross volunteers, first responders and armed forces personnel. Donors will receive the cookies during blood drives being held this month throughout New York State. “We thank the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways and its customers for their donation,” Western and Central... 4:00pm 05/22/17