Arts center tells council $29K in immediate repairs needed

Rome The Rome Art & Community Center at 308 W. Bloomfield St. is in need of over $29,000 in repairs immediately or “I’m afraid we’re in danger of losing it,” said Executive Director Kelly C. Fleming. Members of the Common Council toured the building and heard from the board of the non-profit organization Wednesday. Frank R. Anderson brought the groups together as the Fifth Ward... 4:10pm 01/29/15

$22,000 donation boosts Rescue Mission

Rome The Davidson Auto Group presented a donation of $22,000 to the Rome Rescue Mission on Wednesday, the culmination of a public campaign to help those less fortunate in the community. Over the past several weeks, area residents were encouraged to donate food and monetary items to collection points, including the Davidson Auto Group showroom, 5871 Rome-Taberg Road, the Rome Rescue... 4:00pm 01/29/15

Tree-cutting competitor helps foil suspected thief, deputies say

Public Safety The tree-cutting business is apparently a tight-knit community, as a suspected thief learned when he tried to sell stolen equipment to a competitor. Michael A. Racquet, 41, of 4146 Slater Road, Annsville, was released on his own recognizance by City Court Judge John C. Gannon Tuesday on a charge of fifth-degree possession of stolen property. His case was adjourned to March 4.... 4:00pm 01/29/15

Airplane work at Griffiss

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Area happenings

Entertainment Tonight, 6:30 p.m. “The Second Great Awakening: A National Impact of the History of Revival and Reform in Oneida County,” large cafeteria, Rome Free Academy, 95 Dart Circle. Sponsored by the Area 51 Club at RFA. Saturday, 1 p.m. “Bagg’s Square Memorial Park: Its Birth, Death and Resurrection,” Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St., Utica. Free. Monday, 8 p.m. Poet... 4:00pm 01/29/15

Nuisance hearing

Rome An article published Wednesday regarding the city’s Public Nuisance Abatement Law hearing Tuesday should have stated that Joseph Armstrong accused others staying at his home at 6282 Lamphear Road with stealing from him, not his son. 4:00pm 01/29/15

Red Devils don’t look back after fast start

Sports The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys basketball squad jumped out to a 37-19 halftime lead and never looked back as the Red Devils defeated visiting Blessed Virgin Mary of Syracuse, 65-47, on Wednesday. The independent Red Devils, who improved to 11-4, were fueled by Christian Tiffin with 13 points. Jeremy VanDuLuitgaarden had 11 points and Davey Moffett added 10 points. VVS had 23... 4:10pm 01/29/15

Film, anti-bullying activist at Herkimer College

Arts & Learning HERKIMER — A screening of the documentary Bullied will be shown at Herkimer College on Monday morning, Feb. 9, and will include a presentation by the film’s subject, gay rights activist Jamie Nabozny. The screening and presentation are free and open to the public. Nabozny grew up in northern Wisconsin and was bullied at school for being gay, leading up to a brutal beating that... 4:00pm 01/29/15

Italy’s ‘Human Capital’ in Cinema Capitol

Entertainment The current-run Italian movie, “Human Capital” (“Il capitale umano”), will be shown in Cinema Capitol, 234 W. Dominick St., at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, and at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and Capitol Friends. They may be purchased at the door or in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office, 337-6453, and online at... 4:00pm 01/29/15