Corning Museum’s GlassBarge to make stop in Sylvan Beach

County SYLVAN BEACH — The Corning Museum of Glass has released the schedule for GlassBarge, which will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour, launching on May 17, with a planned stop in Sylvan Beach. It will make its first stop in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The barge will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Dialogue with super March 26

Education The Rome school district’s second “Dialogue with the superintendent” community meeting for this school year will be Monday, March 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Staley Elementary School auditorium, 620 E. Bloomfield St. It is “open to all parents in the district and is not specific to any one given building,” emphasized district Superintendent Peter C. Blake in his blog on the... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Board debate builds over proposals for architect services

Education How to choose among 12 complex proposals from businesses to provide architectural services was debated by the Board of Education before opting to seek school district administrators’ help in sorting through them. Board members offered differing views Thursday night on ways to assess the proposals before agreeing that the district administration should narrow them down to three... 4:00pm 03/19/18

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety celebrates 70 years

Public Safety WASHINGTON, D.C. – Celebrating 70 years of research and education supporting the mission of reducing roadway crashes, injuries and deaths, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has unveiled a new website – – focused on its core traffic safety research priorities: emerging technologies, vulnerable road users, driver behavior and performance, and roadway... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Trial begins with jury selection

Public Safety BY SEAN I. MILLS Staff writer Jury selection began this morning in the murder trial of Robert W. Coffin, accused of gunning down another man behind Sammy G’s bar. Coffin, 36, of Rome, is charged with one count each of second-degree murder and second-degree possession of a weapon, both felonies.  He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the murder. A total of... 11:51am 03/19/18

Man, 28, accused of whipping child with towel

Public Safety A 28-year-old man is accused of whipping a 6-year-old with a towel. Police said Franklin J. Marshall, of 401 Depeyster St., whipped the child multiple times with a towel late last week. Marshall and the child are familiar with one another, police stated. The child suffered bruising and injuries, which were discovered by a family member on Saturday, police said. The child was... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Rome Sports Hall of Fame scoops up Stewart’s grant

Rome The Rome Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has received a $1,250 grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. Dave Sbaraglia, president of the Hall of Fame,, said “We are extremely grateful to Stewart’s Shops and their customers for being selected as one of the recipients for this donation. This grant will be used for youth receptions, our annual awards banquet, sports clinics... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Registration open for 21st annual ‘Ted’ Moore Run

Education Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Theodore “Ted” Moore 5-Kilometer Run/2-Mile Walk which will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus. This race is ideal for the casual runner or the serious runner working up to the Utica Boilermaker. “This event is an important part of raising awareness to the dangers of drinking and... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Comets wind up with 1-2 record over busy weekend

Sports The Utica Comets spilt a pair of American Hockey League games over the weekend, winning on Sunday, 3-1, in Toronto and losing, 4-3, on Saturday on the road to Belleville. The win and loss came on the heels of Friday night’s 4-2 defeat against Laval at the Utica Memorial Auditorum. On Sunday, after Comets’ goalie Thatcher Demko allowed an early first period goal, he went on to... 4:10pm 03/19/18

Sports agate — March 19, 2018

Sports Agate KING PIN LANES Sunday Night League Wayne Williams II, 258 and 727. Bruce Warcup Jr., 710; Eugene Searl, 649; Robert Nicholas, 635; Paul Ackerson, 604; Tony Eriole, 603. Tiffany Baker, 222 and 639. Youth Scores Preps Jayden Angell and Brandan Taylor, 188 and 439. Brianna Key, 148 and 416. Bantams Dominic Klar, 144 and 416. Izzy Kotary and London Puccio, 121 and 297. Peewees... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Sports calendar — March 19, 2018

Sports Tuesday’s Schedule...Scholastic boysLacrosse — Clinton at Jordan-Elbridge, 6:30; VVS at Watertown Immaculate Heart Central at General Brown, 7.Note: The schedule for some events is weather-permitting. For calendar updates, visit: 2:00pm 03/19/18

RMH pharmacist earns additional certification

Health Rome Memorial Hospital pharmacist Laura Lonergan has earned board certification as a geriatric pharmacist from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. With 32 years of experience, Lonergan oversees the pharmaceutical care for the residents of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Residential Health Care Facility, which has earned the highest five-star ratings for quality. In her role, she... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Warden named director of Behavioral Medicine for MWHS

Health Dr. Katherine Warden has been named director of Behavioral Medicine for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and has privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Warden worked as a licensed psychologist at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse and at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy. She has experience conducting... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Hurd assigned as stroke outreach nurse

Health Registered nurse Jennifer Hurd has been named stroke outreach nurse for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Hurd is responsible for ongoing needs assessment and planning, development and implementation of community education outreach initiatives designed to increase knowledge in the community about the causes, signs and symptoms and risk factors for... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Doctor draws attention to Brain Injury Awareness Month

Health Rome Medical Practice neurologist Dr. Glady Jacob is raising awareness of the causes and symptoms of a brain injury during March, which is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Dr. Jacob is board certified in both neurology and clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. “An acquired brain injury is an injury that occurs after birth and changes the... 4:00pm 03/19/18