Recycling center, car dealership expansion before ZBA

Rome The Zoning Board of Appeals will four requests when it meets on Wednesday, Dec. 2, including a proposed recycling center and expansion of a car dealership. The five-member volunteer board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Common Council chambers at City Hall. Ben Boulay and John Hicks, owners of property at 303 Erie Blvd. W., are seeking a special use permit for... 4:00pm 11/27/15

DPW makes quick repair of broken water pipe

Rome A water main break did not wash away the Thanksgiving cheer felt by city families as it was quickly repaired. A pipe burst on North Charles Street at 8:45 a.m. but damage was limited by the quick actions of Rome’s department of public works. “The call came in, and the guys in the department of public works said a quick good-bye to their families and got right to work,” Mayor... 4:00pm 11/27/15

Roman named to hall of fame

Education Laurie Yager of Rome was recognized at the annual NYSCATE — New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education — Conference awards banquet and inducted into the 2015 Volunteer Hall of Fame. Yager is an instructional computing specialist at Madison-Oneida BOCES Regional Information Center. A star in her honor was placed on the NYSCATE Walk of Fame at the... 4:00pm 11/27/15

More than 30 jobs added

County CHITTENANGO — More than 30 jobs are being added at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellow Brick Road Casino, most starting next week, with the addition of various Las Vegas style table games. Starting Dec. 8, the 60,000 square foot gaming venue will offer blackjack, craps, and other Las Vegas-style table games. These new jobs include several management and supervisory positions.... 4:00pm 11/27/15

Appreciation Night Dec. 4 in Oriskany

Entertainment ORISKANY — Oriskany Central School will host a Community Appreciation Night from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the high school on Utica Street. Advance sale tickets are available at the high school and elementary school offices for $6. An advance purchase family pack for two adults and three or more children is available for $25. Tickets will be $8 at the door, and children... 4:00pm 11/27/15

Pop-up shop includes more than 100 artists, crafters

Entertainment NEW HARTFORD — The Indie Garage Sale is organizing a five-week Pop-Up Shop at Sangertown Square Mall, in the former Circuit City location, for handmade-only shopping. The Indie Garage Sale takes place every Friday from 5-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Dec. 20. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, more than 60 artists and crafters will... 4:00pm 11/27/15