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Former Rome Lab to come down; ‘confidential client’ eyes parcel

Rome Demolition of a large, deteriorated building on a prime parcel in Griffiss business park is on the horizon. Knocking down and then removing the debris from the structure of more than 100,000 square feet, as well as some smaller nearby buildings, is expected to launch development of a 25-acre site at Floyd Avenue and Route 825. A “confidential client” has expressed interest in... 4:10pm 08/31/15

Bailey’s students donate to camera fund

Public Safety Students at Bailey’s Karate School, 5872 Rome-Taberg Road, recently held a fundraiser to benefit the Camera Surveillance Fund, which would pay to install cameras for public safety in various locations in Rome. Each year, the students at Bailey’s Karate fund-raise for various local non-profit organizations, donating their time and energy to support the community. The Camera... 4:00pm 08/31/15

Rome adds themed boxes to Food $en$e offerings

County Registration for the September Food $en$e program — open to all — will be held at United Methodist churches in Rome and Lee Center. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the Central New York Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of income. There are no income guidelines. New customers are welcome.   The $15.50 per unit cost is payable at the... 4:00pm 08/31/15

History medal goes to writer

Rome This year’s winner of the Rome Historical Society’s Medal of the Order of 1777 award will be Kathleen “Chip” Haley, who will receive the award at the society’s annual dinner Sept. 10 at Di Paolo’s Event and Conference Center, 337 W. Dominick St. The event includes a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner program at 6:30 p.m. Haley is being honored for helping to... 4:00pm 08/31/15

Townsend pleads not guilty

Public Safety The defense for county legislature candidate Ronald D. Townsend says that he is “innocent” of groping a woman at the YMCA, but the District Attorney’s Office says it has it on video. Townsend, 70, of Rome, appeared with defense attorney John Leonard in City Court this morning on charges of forcible touching and second-degree harassment. Townsend pleaded not guilty before Judge... 4:00pm 08/31/15