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Mayor: Project Fibonacci to showcase Oneida County

Rome Demonstrations, challenges and noted speakers are all part of the first-ever Project Fibonacci STEAM Youth Conference that opens Sunday. More than 100 young people are signed up for the week-long program that organizers hope will positively motivate and enlighten high school and college students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, also... 4:10pm 07/28/16

Bids opened for water tank project in Lee

County TOWN OF LEE — An Erie County company is the apparent low bidder at $245,000 for refurbishing of an approximately 50-year town water storage tank. Global Contracting & Painting, Inc. of Colden submitted the lowest of four bids opened Wednesday afternoon at a special Town Board meeting. The board likely will approve a contract at its next regular meeting that is scheduled for... 4:00pm 07/28/16

idoolocal to make debut in Rome on Sunday

Rome A new start-up business — idoolocal — will bring adventure to Rome starting Sunday. “The idea came to my wife and me while we were going out on date night – at the same place and eating the same food. We looked at each other and said: we’ve gotten boring!” said Justin Call, one of the founders of idoolocal (pronounced: I Do Local). The company’s motto is: “Makes Local Your... 4:00pm 07/28/16

Charles, Wild Thang to appear at Franklyn’s Field

Rome Doug Charles and his monster truck Wild Thang will appear at noon Saturday at Franklyn’s Field on North James Street, according to the JILCAT Marketing Group and partner Kinney’s Kar Kare in Oneida. Visit the truck and crew from Jonesboro, Illinois, during the Honor America Days parade. Bring the family and a camera for photos. Autographs are available upon request. Charles... 4:00pm 07/28/16

Republican chairpersons get behind Tenney bid

County She wasn’t their unanimous choice initially, but all eight of the Republican county chairpersons in the 22nd Congressional District are now praising the candidacy of Claudia L. Tenney. Tenney, a member of the state Assembly, won the party endorsement last month in a three-way contest. The New Hartford resident did not get the endorsement of Oneida County Republican Committee... 4:00pm 07/28/16

Favata urges public to take survey

Education It is “imperative” for people to take part in a survey regarding proposed federal changes that could punish school districts for having too many students opt out of standardized tests, says Board of Education member Jacqueline Favata. During the board meeting Thursday night, Favata urged the public to provide feedback, and emphasized the importance to not let educational aid... 4:00pm 07/28/16