Pre-K busing rolls back into school budget plan

Education Preserving busing for pre-kindergartners, while questioning plans to raise local taxes 1 percent and cut a tutorial center for suspended students, were part of the Board of Education’s review Tuesday of the proposed 2017-18 school district budget. The board will seek budget options/scenarios from the district administration including a zero percent or 1 percent tax increase;... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Pair of projects to receive incentives, tax breaks

County Property tax breaks and other incentives were approved for two projects by the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency Friday. The agency board voted 5-0 (one member was absent and there’s a board vacancy) to approve: -- Incentives to support the opening of a facility to update, refurbish and re-power transit vehicles in the vacant Daimler Buses North America, Inc., 4:00pm 03/22/17

Write-in candidate wins Barneveld mayoral race by more than 2 to 1

County A write-in candidate has defeated the mayor in Barneveld while the mayor of Boonville overcame a challenger in village elections Tuesday. Trustees were elected in contested races in Sylvan Beach and Waterville. Barneveld officials e-mailed the vote totals but could not be reached for more information — such as first name for the winner. The unofficial results of last night’s... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Incumbent first to file for school board election

Education The first potential candidate for the Board of Education in the May 16 election is incumbent member John Leonard, who is nearing the end of his first term after being elected in 2014, according to school district officials. Leonard is the first person to pick up nominating petition forms from the Rome school district business office for the election. To become an official... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Clark named Officer of the Month

Public Safety The Rome Police Department has announced Patrolman Jacob Clark has been named as the Officer of the Month for February. Clark was selected for his work on a burglary case where two guns were taken. The incident occurred on Feb. 11. Clark investigated the case and the next day, he was able to recover both of the stolen guns and arrested two individuals for the burglary. Officer... 4:00pm 03/22/17

Three accused of slashing tires, causing more than $250 in damages

Public Safety TOWN OF DEERFIELD — Three people have been charged with slashing the tires on a motor vehicle. According to law enforcement officials, two of the men taken into custody were previously taken into custody together for burglary in 2015. Sheriff’s deputies said Matthew Smaldon, 20, of Frankfort, Quadre Deberry, 23, of Utica, and Kyra Sheridan, 17, of Utica, slashed the tires on a... 4:00pm 03/22/17

RFA senior DeBlasiis selected as first-team hockey all-star

Sports Rome Free Academy senior right wing Gino DeBlasiis was named a first-team selection for the Section III ice hockey squad selected by coaches. DeBlasiis joined senior goaltender Jake Polacek, senior defensemen Matt Eccles and CJ Walsh, junior forward Bryan O’Mara and sophomore forward Ryan Eccles, all of Syracuse, on the first-team. DeBlasiis, a right winger, tallied 28 goals... 6:36pm 03/22/17

Rome’s Sestito shelved and scratched with upper body injury

Sports PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins left wing and Rome native Tom Sestito is considered day-to-day with an upper body injury. Sestito was listed as a scratch in Pittsburgh’s playoff clinching 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. The team had recalled Oskar Sundqvist from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the American Hockey League to fill out the lineup. In 11 games... 4:10pm 03/22/17

Rising Stars classes start Saturday

Arts & Learning Registration is open for the Spring Session of Rome Capitol Theatre’s popular theatre Arts program, Rising Stars. Three separate age appropriate classes are offered for students in 3rd-12th grades. Beginning in mid April, extra rehearsal dates will be required in addition to classes to prepare students for the Spring Showcase which is included as part of the program.  On... 4:00pm 03/22/17