Wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves

County With Independence Day celebrations this weekend, the Greater Rome-Utica Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is asking people to reflect upon the individuals who have preserved these freedoms to celebrate. The local organization will remember veterans again in December with the placement of colorful wreaths in three local cemeteries. The Association, in... 4:03pm 07/03/15

City to flush water mains beginning on Monday

Rome The city will start flushing water mains Monday. “This process helps keep our water quality good and we use it as a tool to test the performance of our water valves and to maintain fire hydrants,” said Tony Nash, superintendent of water and sewer. The process creates discoloration, which comes from harmless material that is created when chemicals in the water, such as... 4:00pm 07/03/15

The Troopers to practice at RFA on Sunday

Community The Troopers are coming “home.” A traditional favorite among the crowds who attend the annual Drums Along the Mohawk Drum Corps International competition each summer, The Troopers from Casper, Wyo. will pay a special visit to the area on Sunday. Drums Publicity Coordinator Roseann Grotevant said the Troopers will be in town for an unusual day off between a parade and show.... 4:00pm 07/03/15

Over 100 DFAS employees may have personal information compromised

Rome More than 100 Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service employees may have had their personal information compromised as part of the nationwide federal data breach issues, a union official says. The employees have received email notices from the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the possible compromised data and referring them to a security firm for... 4:00pm 07/03/15

Lawsuit against city dismissed

Rome A $500,000 lawsuit against the city has been dismissed in U.S. District Court. David Parker filed the claim from Cape Vincent Correctional Facility. His legal action was against the city’s police department, four officers, the county and a federal probation officer. He claimed that on July 20, 2011, he was stopped by a Rome patrolman. While that officer reviewed Parker’s... 4:00pm 07/03/15

Smith cruises past Moran for seventh victory in row

Sports For their seventh straight win, Smith Post defeated Moran/Sylvan Beach Post, 13-0, in a District V American Legion Baseball mercy rule-shortened game at Rome Free Academy Stadium on Thursday night. Colin Shunk threw a one-hit complete game to get the win on the mound in five innings. At the plate, Shunk went 2-for-2 with a double and scored three runs. Also pacing Smith was... 4:10pm 07/03/15

Durhamville church gives honors

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Vacation Bible program July 13-17

Religion ORISKANY — Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church will offer a Vacation Bible program for children in grades Pre-K to sixth grade. The program will run from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 1117 Utica St. Middle and high school children may attend or join as volunteer crew leaders. Each day will include Bible learning experiences,... 4:00pm 07/03/15