Hopes build for chip plant

County News that an Austrian company plans to build a computer chip plant at an undisclosed location New York state has set off speculation, and optimism, that the site will be in Oneida County. Planning and preliminary preparations have been underway since before turn of the century 15 years ago to attract such a facility to vacant land at SUNY Polytechic in Marcy. The effort ramped... 4:10pm 07/28/15

Public seeks options, details on city sports field proposal

Rome A group of about 40 citizens and youth sports officials gathered at Kennedy Arena Monday evening to talk about the administration’s proposed indoor sports field plan at the site. Many told city officials they want to see more than one option and cost details. Mayor Joseph R. Fusco Jr. unveiled the plan at his state of the city speech in June: one 215-by-115-foot field with a... 4:02pm 07/28/15

Fair opens with festivities, spelling bee

County BOONVILLE — It was Children’s Day at the opening of the 127th annual Boonvillle-Oneida County Fair this morning with the start of festivities challenging youngsters’ spelling skills. Fifteen children from area school districts representing Adirondack Central, Remsen, Rome, Holland Patent, Clinton and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, participated in the county fair spelling bee, testing... 4:01pm 07/28/15

Marcy in a ‘great position,’ says SUNY Poly VP

County While there are various potential “shovel-ready” locations for a computer chip fabrication plant that is coming to New York, a top SUNY Polytechnic Institute official says, he is “not familiar with any...as ready to go” as the Marcy site on SUNY Poly land. “I think Marcy’s in a great position....We have a fantastic chance,” SUNY Poly Senior Vice President and Chief Operating... 4:00pm 07/28/15

Local officials like Marcy’s chances to land chip factory

County Marcy Nanocenter describes its 450-acre greenfield site as the largest shovel-ready semiconductor location in the world. Also under development on the Marcy campus is the Computer Chip Commercialization Center. Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, whose 119th district includes Marcy, is certain the location should at SUNY Poly. “I believe Marcy is the best site in the state for a... 4:00pm 07/28/15

Rome hosting 11U Mid-Atlantic baseball tournament

Sports The Rome 11U All-Stars will host the Cal Ripken League 11U Mid-Atlantic Championships that will begin on Wednesday at the Bobby Page Sports Complex and run through Sunday. The tournament will feature teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, with games played on two fields at the complex. Opening ceremonies are scheduled Wednesday at Pugliese Field... 4:10pm 07/28/15

Nationals ace Strasburg set to pitch in Syracuse

Sports SYRACUSE — According to media reports, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will make a rehab appearance for their top farm club in Syracuse on Wednesday night when the Chiefs host Buffalo in an International League game at NBT Bank Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. Strasburg is expected to play in his first game since he strained his left oblique back on July 4 pitching... 4:10pm 07/28/15

Final concert in Jervis series to feature ensemble

Arts & Learning The final concert in the Jervis Library-Rome Concert Band Summer Concert Series will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30 and features Alliance Octet with conductor Charles Schneider.  Alliance Octet is a traditional chamber ensemble comprised of two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons and two French horns. The professional musicians in the ensemble hail from throughout... 4:00pm 07/28/15