Trial attorney joins race for Family Court

County Trial attorney Julie Giruzzi-Mosca announced Tuesday she’s running for Oneida County Family Court judge. A partner in the Finer & Giruzzi-Mosca law office, she is the third announced candidate for the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joan E. Shkane at the end of July. Giruzzi-Mosca is seeking the Democratic nomination. Giruzzi-Mosca began her 17-year career... 4:00pm 08/22/17

Local DFAS union president tapped to head national union council

County The president of the union local for employees at the Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service has been named to also head a national union council representing over 9,000 civilian employees at five DFAS sites overall. Edward Abounader was unanimously elected last week as president of the American Federation of Government Employees/DFAS National Council. His three-year term... 4:00pm 08/22/17

County, Utica reach tentative deal on downtown parking garage

County There’s a tentative agreement for the city of Utica and Oneida County to fund construction of the parking garage for a planned downtown Utica hospital. Sixty percent of the debt service would be paid by the county while the city would pick up the remaining 40 percent. Mohawk Valley Health System, which is building the new hospital, will pay for the structure’s maintenance and... 4:00pm 08/22/17

State releases school district results on ELA, math exams

Education Below are Rome school district results on standardized English and math tests for 2017, as announced today by the state Education Department, plus the results on prior tests for 2016. The numbers represent the percentage of students whose performance met or exceeded state proficiency standards, which are scored as Levels 3 and 4. About 50 percent of the Rome district’s 2017... 4:00pm 08/22/17

Pink Tie Gala to aid efforts for firefighters facing illnesses

Public Safety WHITESBORO — Believe 271 and the Oneida County Volunteer Firemen’s Association have teamed up to bring a night of dinner, dancing, and camaraderie to neighbors. On Saturday, Oct. 14, at Harts Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., both organizations will host the first Pink Tie Gala, a classy firemen’s ball open to anyone to attend, according to an announcement by event organizers. The... 4:00pm 08/22/17

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team to play in Utica

Sports UTICA — The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team will return on Saturday, Aug. 26 for a triple-header at Murnane Field. An opening ceremony is scheduled at 1 p.m. The triple-header will feature Team Adirondack Bank, State, County and Local Law Enforcement and Firemen, Veterans from Fort Drum and Oneida County Sheriff Department Team. Tickets are $5 or $2 per ticket with a... 4:00pm 08/22/17

Sports briefs — Aug. 22, 2017

Sports There were hole-in-ones recorded on consecutive days at Rome Country Club on Sunday and Monday on the par 3, 159-yard third hole. On Sunday, RCC member Mike Smith scored an ace while practicing for the New York State Speedgolf Open to be held at RCC on Monday, Aug. 28. Smith will be competing in the nine hole amateur division of the NY Speedgolf Open. On Monday, Daniel Matt... 4:00pm 08/22/17