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Practicing for the big day

Education 4:00pm 06/23/17

Man, 70, accused of sexual abuse of pre-teen girl

Public Safety TOWN OF FLOYD — A 70-year-old man has been charged with sexually abusing a pre-teen girl, according to local law enforcement investigators. Arthur Treen, of Floyd, had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13 in the Town of Floyd, investigators with the county Child Advocacy Center said. Treen was taken into custody on Thursday, authorities added. Treen is charged with... 4:00pm 06/23/17

District in high gear for commencement ceremony

Education Plans and procedures are in place for Rome Free Academy’s 148th annual commencement Saturday at RFA Stadium to mark the graduation of about 340 seniors. The plans include details for parking, plus for arrivals of students and families; schedule changes in case of rainy weather; and a live streaming of the event on the Internet. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at... 4:00pm 06/22/17

Oneida mayor prepares for return from illness

County ONEIDA — Oneida Mayor Leo N. Matzke is back home and recovering from complications related to a previous bout with colon cancer that he suffered in April. After eight weeks of treatment he is adjusting to his post-recovery therapy and will be ready to return to work on July 1. Upon his return, Matzke said, he will continue working with the Common Council to enact a number of... 4:00pm 06/23/17

Rome scholar named to dean’s list

Education Samantha Tardugno, daughter of Dr. Douglas and Laura Tardugno, Rome, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at St. John Fisher College, Rochester. Tardugno is a sophomore majoring in biology, the college said. To be on the list, students much maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. 4:00pm 06/23/17

New workshops planned for youths at Boonville Fair

County BOONVILLE — The Cornell University Cooperative Extension will host two new youth activities at this year’s Boonvile Oneida County Fair, according to an announcement by cooperative extension officials. A robotics workshop will be held on July 26 from 6-8 p.m. Participants will build a robot and program it to perform simple tasks. The following day will be the painting workshop,... 4:00pm 06/23/17