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City gets grant for Haselton park pavilion

Rome The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has awarded the City of Rome a $43,262 grant for construction of a new pavilion at Haselton Wright Park with restroom facilities and storage, Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo announced today. “Haselton Wright Park is the most heavily utilized of all the parks in the City’s inventory, and we are extremely pleased that The Community... 4:10pm 05/23/17

Fort Stanwix to be surrounded once again; monument to host French and Indian War Weekend

Rome On Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, Fort Stanwix National Monument will host the annual French and Indian War Weekend. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the history and activities of the British and French units encamped at the fort. Events will include military drills, weapons demonstrations and daily fort life activities. Children will have the... 4:00pm 05/23/17

Madison County prepares casino payments

County WAMPSVILLE — Madison County’s Board of Supervisors has authorized $2.25 million in payments from New York State to several towns and villages. The money, officials said, will offset local expenses and loss of tax revenue in areas where there businesses owned by the Oneida Indian Nation are located. Now, the county, which approved the payments in April, is waiting for the... 4:00pm 05/23/17

Local lawmakers back relief efforts for Vernon Downs

County Most of Oneida County’s legislators support efforts at the state level to provide fiscal relief to Vernon Downs. A petition urging the enactment of state legislation to allow the venue to keep a larger share of the money generated by the trackside gaming facility that features video lottery terminals was signed by 19 of the 23 county lawmakers. The state controls how much... 4:00pm 05/23/17