City officials welcome audit on power purchasing

Rome City officials have met with officials from the state Comptroller’s Office to discuss the audit the state has begun regarding the city’s process related to power purchase agreements. The city administration expects the result will be a decision or guidance on how to forge such agreements in the future. The city has agreements with Gro Solar. The company will build two solar... 4:00pm 07/02/15

RACC Art House Jazz concert

Rome 4:00pm 07/01/15

Trial dates set for pair of murder cases in County Court

Public Safety Trial dates have been set for this fall for two Rome and Utica murder cases in County Court. • Jury selection will begin Oct. 5 for Darnell D. Howard, 25, only one day after the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 22-year-old Rose Ortiz outside Bucky’s bar on Floyd Avenue. On Oct. 4, 2014, authorities said Howard fired into a crowd of people outside the bar, hitting... 4:00pm 07/02/15

ZBA approves four residential requests, modifies one

Rome The Zoning Board of Appeals approved four residential requests and modified a previously approved commercial variance Wednesday. Only three of the five members of the volunteer board were present. Since one of the members in attendance — Dave Patrick — owns the parcel at 1303-1307 Erie Blvd. W., he would not have been able to vote on the variance request related to that... 4:00pm 07/02/15

Comets’ season tickets sold out for 2015-16

Sports UTICA — Utica Comets officials have announced that they have reached their cap of 3,300 season tickets and have sold out for the 2015-16 season. A waiting list has been created for those wishing to purchase season tickets. A $100 deposit is required to be placed on waiting list, with the deposit credited to accounts should tickets become available. During the 2014-15 regular... 4:10pm 07/02/15

Hall to honor champion 1973-74 RFA hoops squad

Sports The Section III champion 1973-74 Rome Free Academy boys basketball squad will be the latest recipient of the Ellie Bruce Exceptional Team of Excellence Award when the annual Rome Sports Hall of Fame banquet is held later this month. The dinner on Sunday, July 26, at the Beeches will feature the induction into the Hall of Fame of Jackie Izzo, Rob Manfred, Peter Mastracco, Ray... 4:10pm 07/02/15

Capitol screens father, daughter zombie flick

Entertainment Cinema Capitol, 234 W. Dominick St., presents the current-release movie “Maggie” tonight through Sunday. Directed by Henry Hobson, the 2015 Tribecca Film Festival selection is set in post-apocalyptic America where a deadly disease that turns persons into zombies has taken hold of the nation. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a determined man who will stop at nothing to save his... 4:00pm 07/02/15

Gwen Tracy Band performs in Old Forge Sunday

Entertainment OLD FORGE —  The Summer Concert Series held on the Old Forge Lakefront on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. will feature The Gwen Tracy Band, on July 5. Fifth generation Adirondack resident Tracy sings a blend of blues and folk music and has been performing in the region since 2000. She performs as a solo act and also with a variety of other musicians. In 2004, along with her friend... 4:00pm 07/02/15