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School board divided on teacher hiring policy, playground

Education A 4-4 deadlock that defeated passage of a revised recruitment policy, and a 6-2 approval of playscape repairs at Ridge Mills Elementary School, were split-vote results of topics debated by the Board of Education Wednesday. -- The board tallied two 4-4 votes regarding a first-reading of a professional staff recruitment policy revision, voting first on a motion to table it and... 4:00pm 10/24/14

IDA backs bid for reuse of urban buildings, targets housing

County A policy that rewards developers for pursuing projects that blend residential and commercial uses is moving its way through the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency. A primary goal is to encourage the reuse of buildings, or new construction, in urban areas like the county’s two largest cities, Rome and Utica. Board members have been reviewing drafts of such a policy at... 4:00pm 10/24/14

Movies — Oct. 24, 2014

Meetings / Events Rome Cinemas: “Alex & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG) 4:45, 6:50, 8:55. “Best of Me” (PG-13) 4:40, 7:20, 10.  “Book of Life” (PG) 4:30, 6:45, 9. “Fury” (R) 4:10, 7:05, 10. Annabelle” (R) 4:35, 10. “Gone Girl” (R) 4:50, 8. “The Judge” (R) 7. “John Wick” (R) 5:10, 7:40, 10. “Ouija” (PG-13) 5:20, 7:30, 9:40.  Marquee Cinemas, New Hartford: “John Wick” (R)... 4:00pm 10/24/14

Woman accused of shoving officer

Public Safety A 45-year-old woman is accused of attacking a police officer when she was caught dumpster diving on East Dominick Street early Wednesday. Authorities said Tammy M. Drake, of 128 Second St., was caught by Officer Hollie B. Kennedy scavenging in the dumpster behind J.D. Hildenbrandt’s Automotive in the 200 block of E. Dominick St. at 12:36 a.m. Police said Drake was grabbing... 4:00pm 10/24/14

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