Rome man charged with possession of child pornography

Public Safety A Rome man was charged with possessing child pornography following a lengthy investigation Monday. Sheriff’s Inv. Christopher J. Paravati said he, along with Whitesboro Police Inv. Jeffrey W. Kopec and Rome Police Det. E. A. D’Alessandro took Allen G. Armstrong, 37, into custody following the conduction of two search warrants at his residence where several electronic devices... 1:00pm 06/27/17

State law signing is sweet news for Mercer’s Dairy

Business State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo’s legislation that allows wine ice cream to be sold in smaller containers has been signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Among the expected beneficiaries of this measure is Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville, which started making this frozen treat 10 years ago. This legislation updates state Agriculture and Markets law that had required the dessert to be sold in... 12:00pm 06/27/17

Bikes in Bloom to reflect mission of not-for-profits

Rome Rome Clean and Green has introduced a new beautification effort in the community: Bikes in Bloom. Not-for-profit organizations were invited to pick up a donated bicycle from Rome Clean and Green to be converted into a flower planter and decorated to reflect the mission of these groups’ community services. The only criteria was that the bikes would include floral plantings and... 4:10pm 06/26/17

Brief standoff ends with charges for Rome man

Public Safety TOWN OF VERONA — A Rome man is facing multiple charges after a brief stand-off with law enforcement early Sunday morning. State police said they were dispatched to a reported domestic dispute on Cornell Street at about 5:39 a.m. When they arrived, troopers said the other family members had managed to leave the house, leaving only 33-year-old Andrew S. Howard, of Rome. Howard... 4:00pm 06/26/17

Meetings — June 27, 2017

Meetings / Events Ava Town Board, 7 p.m. Special meeting to discuss purchase offers for Ava Site property, Ava Town Hall, 11468 State Route 26. Agricultural District 1 (Annsville, Camden, Florence, Vienna), 7 p.m. Hearing by County Board of Legislators/County Farmland Protection Board, on increasing acres in district. Town Hall, 47 Second St., Camden. Westmoreland Town Board, 6 p.m. Hearing on... 4:00pm 06/26/17

Remsen graduates earn honors

Education Here’s a look at the awards and honors earned by members of the Class of 2017 at Remsen: Alumni Association Scholarship: Julia R. Woolheater, Julia L. Roos, Alexander J. Marfone, Elisha L. Hamilton. Academic Excellence Award: Ethan Kenny, Julia Roos, Ethan Thompson. Brian K. Williams Grant: Nolan Singer. James J. Thomas Memorial Award: Marc Roberts. Clara D. Fuller: Samuel... 4:00pm 06/26/17

Generals even NYCBL record with win over Silversmiths

Sports SHERRILL — The Rome Generals evened their New York Collegiate Baseball League record with a 5-2 victory over the hosting Sherrill Silversmiths at Noyes Park on Saturday afternoon. The win puts the Generals at a 7-7 overall mark and they even their season series with the Silversmiths at 2-2. The setback puts Sherrill at a 9-7 overall record. Matthew Russell picked up the win on... 4:00pm 06/26/17

Trail Blazers drop PGCBL road contest to Red Wings

Sports GENEVA — Despite out-hitting the Geneva Red Wings, the Adirondack Trail Blazers lost 3-1 on the road on Saturday night in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest. The Trail Blazers finished the game with six hits while Geneva was held to four. Bay McIntosh turned in a 2-for-3 day and drove in the Trail Blazers’ lone run of the contest with a fifth inning single that... 4:00pm 06/26/17

Lymphedema therapists offer patients relief from painful swelling

Health Rome Memorial Hospital has two certified therapists to provide comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of lymphedema. Occupational therapist, Kelly Edick, OTR/CLT, and physical therapist, Hayley Coon, PT/CLT, have received specialized certification in this therapy, which is used to reduce swelling and promote skin care for patients suffering from lymphedema. They... 4:00pm 06/26/17