Lawmakers seek Kaloyeros ouster, interim president for SUNY Poly

County State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica Friday asked State University Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to replace Alain Kaloyeros with an interim president for SUNY Polytechnic Institute as quickly as possible. The request follows the suspension of Kaloyeros as President and CEO of SUNY Poly Thursday, following his indictment on state and federal... 4:00pm 09/24/16

RTA receives $135,000 for community schools

Education The Rome Teachers Association has received a $135,000 grant from the American Federation of Teachers for a community school program that is being launched in the Rome school district. The Rome funding was announced Thursday by AFT along with grants for sites in Texas and California that are geared to “kick-start community school efforts” in all of those locations, said AFT.... 4:00pm 09/24/16

SUNY Poly chief appears in court

County ALBANY (AP) — A central figure charged in a New York state corruption case that’s shaken Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros was released on his own recognizance Friday. He didn’t enter a plea. His attorney says Kaloyeros is innocent. Kaloyeros faces state and... 4:00pm 09/24/16

Vernon man accused of raping girlfriend

Public Safety VILLAGE OF VERNON — A 52-year-old man is accused of raping his girlfriend and is facing multiple felony charges. Village police said Darryl L. Barron, of Vernon, sexually assaulted his girlfriend on the night of Sept. 9. Police said the attack was also in violation of a court order to stay away from the woman. The victim contacted police the following day to report the attack.... 4:00pm 09/24/16

Slaboc leads Westmoreland/Oriskany squad to victory

Sports The Westmoreland/Oriskany boys soccer team posted a 4-1 Center State Conference home victory over Sauquoit Valley on Friday as Devon Slaboc paced the Bulldogs with two goals and two assists. Aaron Drake chipped in with a goal and assist for the hosts. Colton Davis added a goal, while Luke Fredsell recorded 18 saves between the pipes. Westmoreland/Oriskany improves to a 2-4-1... 4:10pm 09/24/16

Chicken BBQ Oct. 1 in Lowville

Religion The Lowville United Methodist Church, 5840 Lowell Road, will host a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 1, noon until sold out. Take-outs only. Cost is $10: meal includes a half chicken, macaroni salad, beans, roll and dessert. Chicken only for $7. 4:00pm 09/24/16