City cites progress on projects, mayor to deliver annual address Thursday

Rome Mayor Joseph R. Fusco Jr.’s fourth annual state of the city address is Thursday at 6 p.m. at Rome Free Academy. How well did he forecast the future in the address given July 24, 2014? Fusco, who is in a six-way race for mayor, is seeking his second four-year term. When he gives his speech, he will look back on the past year and ahead to the seven months remaining in his term... 4:10pm 05/27/15

Lineup set for Drums Along the Mohawk

Rome Drums Along the Mohawk has released the line-up for Drums Corps International’s 2015 Summer Tour. This summer’s event is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 at Rome Free Academy Stadium on Turin Street. Tickets are available from the secure show website or by calling 339-6484. Local band directors, music boosters, and school color guards may contact... 4:00pm 05/27/15

Lamplight Tours offer peek at Rome’s past

Rome Starting May 29, the local not-for-profit Rome Investigators of the Paranormal, inc. will offer Romans a first-of-its-kind service in the city, and take guests on a path through Rome’s ancient history as part its new Lamplight Tours initiative. R.I.P. is offering two walking tours, giving guests the opportunity to learn about Rome’s historic past. These tours are the Friday... 4:00pm 05/27/15

Brindisi backs legislation to tackle ‘zombie properties’

Rome Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi Jr. of Utica is sponsoring a plan that gives municipalities the power to quickly address the growing problem of foreclosed “zombie properties” in the Mohawk Valley region. Standing in front of a home in foreclosure at 617 Elm St. in Rome today, Brindisi, D-119, announced details of The Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act in the state... 4:00pm 05/27/15

Nuisance hearing for home

Rome The city will hold a Public Nuisance Abatement Law hearing for the house at 109 Nock St. at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Common Council chambers at City Hall. The single-family dwelling is assessed for $42,200, according to city records. It is owned by Jeffrey P. D’Amore. According to the Public Nuisance Abatement Law in Rome, the city can shut down properties that are the sites of... 4:00pm 05/27/15

New pavement at Pinti Field

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Ninth-seeded Falcons reach softball semis

Sports Ninth-seeded South Lewis advanced to the Section III Class C softball semifinals with a 2-1 victory over 17th-seeded Tully on Tuesday afternoon. The Falcons will play fifth-seeded Sandy Creek at 5 p.m. on Thursday in a semifinal game at Gillette Road Park in Cicero. Haile Rowsam went the distance to record the win for South Lewis as she allowed one run, four hits, one walk and... 4:10pm 05/27/15