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Giardino named early childhood services director at UCP

Education Lenny Giardino is the new director of early childhood services at Upstate Cerebral Palsy. Giardino is a certified state public school administrator and has worked in the Madison and Camden areas. He received an advanced graduate degree in the field of educational leadership from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Eventually, he assumed the position of program manager... 4:00pm 09/04/15

RFD receives $40,000 grant

Rome The Rome fire department will get a new filling station for its air cylinders thanks to a federal grant, U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna announced. Rome is the recipient of one of two local fire grants that will help first responders and Emergency Medical Services organizations have the tools necessary to do their work to keep the public safe, Hanna said. The Rome department and the... 4:00pm 09/04/15

Victim says Townsend groped her at YMCA

Public Safety The woman who has accused county legislature candidate Ronald D. Townsend of fondling her breasts said he took her upstairs into the aerobics loft at the YMCA before he put his hands on her. The woman told police she pushed Townsend away and told him she wanted to go back downstairs. In his own statement to police, Townsend said he only put his hand on her back and shoulder... 4:00pm 09/04/15

RFD holds Boot Drive

Public Safety 4:00pm 09/04/15