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Wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves

County With Independence Day celebrations this weekend, the Greater Rome-Utica Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is asking people to reflect upon the individuals who have preserved these freedoms to celebrate. The local organization will remember veterans again in December with the placement of colorful wreaths in three local cemeteries. The Association, in... 4:03pm 07/03/15

City to flush water mains beginning on Monday

Rome The city will start flushing water mains Monday. “This process helps keep our water quality good and we use it as a tool to test the performance of our water valves and to maintain fire hydrants,” said Tony Nash, superintendent of water and sewer. The process creates discoloration, which comes from harmless material that is created when chemicals in the water, such as... 4:00pm 07/03/15

Split IDA board adopts statement of incentives for extended stay hotel

County A split Oneida County Industrial Development Agency board has adopted a statement of findings in support of a request that it provide incentives for a planned extended stay hotel in the New Hartford Business Park. An 85-room Homewood Suites is planned by developer Lawrence R. Adler. He has requested the IDA provide exemptions for the state mortgage recording tax and sales tax... 4:00pm 07/03/15

Over 100 DFAS employees may have personal information compromised

Rome More than 100 Rome Defense Finance and Accounting Service employees may have had their personal information compromised as part of the nationwide federal data breach issues, a union official says. The employees have received email notices from the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the possible compromised data and referring them to a security firm for... 4:00pm 07/03/15

Lawsuit against city dismissed

Rome A $500,000 lawsuit against the city has been dismissed in U.S. District Court. David Parker filed the claim from Cape Vincent Correctional Facility. His legal action was against the city’s police department, four officers, the county and a federal probation officer. He claimed that on July 20, 2011, he was stopped by a Rome patrolman. While that officer reviewed Parker’s... 4:00pm 07/03/15