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Activist joins mayor’s race

Rome And now there are six. Resident and community activist Michael Brown has announced his candidacy for mayor. Brown, 54, is an 11-year resident of the City of Rome. He lives at 216 W. Bloomfield St. A lifelong Democrat, he has been an active member of the Board of Directors at Rome’s Capitol Theatre for eight years, now serving as chairman of both the Governance and Restoration... 4:02pm 04/20/15

Hanna among lawmakers to receive Champion for Children award

County Rep. Richard L. Hanna has been presented a Champion for Children award by the First Focus Campaign for Children, recognizing his leadership on issues important to children during the 113th Congress in 2013-14, the group announced. Hanna, R-22, Barneveld, was among 50 members of Congress recognized as “Champions for Children” for “their extraordinary efforts to protect and... 4:00pm 04/20/15

Local volunteer fire departments have room in the rig for new recruits

Public Safety The annual volunteer fire department recruitment drive will be held this weekend, with more than a dozen agencies holding open houses across Oneida County. The fire stations will be open on April 25 or 26. During the RecruitNY weekend, volunteer fire departments open their doors to conduct tours of their facilities, demonstrate firefighting techniques and allow visitors to try... 4:01pm 04/20/15

Meetings — April 21, 2015

Meetings / Events TuesdayBoard of Education,  6 p.m. Budget hearing and meeting, Rome School District office, 409 Bell Rd.  Oneida Common Council, 6:30 p.m. Hearing on Fluoridation of Municipal Water Supply, then meeting. Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 109 N. Main Street.Camden Board of Education, 5 p.m. Special meeting to adopt BOCES administrative budget and vote on BOCES board member.... 4:00pm 04/20/15