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Solar firm considers move from proposed Oneida site

County ONEIDA — Representatives of the company planning to build a solar power array in Oneida’s First Ward said they may consider an alternate site after an outcry from residents about the possible effect the project will have on their neighborhood. The Vermont-based solar energy company groSolar has planned to build a solar energy collector alongside Baker Reservoir in the Oneida... 4:03pm 07/27/15

City takes ownership of Woodhaven, eyes redevelopment Plans to ‘remediate and abate’ transients, drug use at site

Rome The city now owns the former Woodhaven housing complex on Park Drive, and intends to seek proposals for redevelopment of the site that covers almost 70 acres. The city has completed the foreclosure process on the property, according to Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Benedict. In May, the Common Council approved spending $350,000 from the capitol reserve account to take... 4:10pm 07/25/15

Oneida officials defend solar power deal during hearing

County ONEIDA — The controversy over the timing and procedure of the proposed groSolar project has turned to calls for the common council to re-evaluate their working relationship with Mayor A. Max Smith. The Vermont-based group groSolar has proposed a solar energy array near the Baker Reservoir, a location next to the Oneida Heights neighborhood located in the city’s First Ward. The... 4:00pm 07/27/15

Briefing next week for DFAS

County An Army business reorganization briefing urgently sought by the union at Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service due to job concerns has been set for Tuesday next week at the Pentagon. Among many union questions to be raised at the session will be whether an Army reorganization tryout/pilot program that was to be completed at yearend may instead be extended to next March... 4:00pm 07/27/15

Updated Fallen Stars Memorial Mural to be unveiled Tuesday at City Hall

Rome The updated Fallen Stars Memorial Mural will be unveiled at noon on Tuesday in the lobby at City Hall. The same size as the previous one — 8-by-4-foot centerpiece with two 4-by-4-foot wings — it features the faces, branches of service, names, ranks and hometowns of the 313 men and women who died in Iraq and Afghanistan from this state. The new model has room for additional... 4:00pm 07/27/15