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Steps cited as progress toward Vision 2020 blueprint

County Steps are occurring that means Oneida County’s Vision 2020 planning document is more than a study gathering dust on a shelf. Released in July 2014, Vision 2020 was intended to be a blueprint for cultivating and attracting skilled workers, and promoting an entrepreneurial spirit and the renewal of communities in the county. Intended as a tool for capitalizing on new growth... 4:00pm 07/23/16

Italian Heritage Tour Thursday

Rome The Rome Historical Society’s Italian Heritage in Rome Walking Tour will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday. The walking program will feature an open discussion about Rome’s Italian history, with participants invited to share their personal or family anecdotes. This is a free program at the Society, 200 Church St. Participants should dress comfortably. The tour is approximately... 4:00pm 07/22/16

$272,381 federal grant for Clinton VFD will help replace breathing apparatus

County CLINTON — The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department received a $272,381 federal grant. Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-22, Barneveld, said the fire company received the funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The primary goal of the program is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and... 4:00pm 07/23/16

Rome teenager killed in car accident

Public Safety WESTMORELAND — A Rome teenager was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in collided with a car exiting a driveway on Moore Road Friday afternoon. Benjamin R. Edick, 19, of Carmel Drive, was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police at Marcy. Dawson K. Cook, 16, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer when he noticed a 2014... 4:00pm 07/23/16

Westgate NBT gets manager

Business Jeffrey Witherwax has been promoted to branch manager of NBT Bank’s Rome Westgate office. In this position, he has responsibility for branch sales, customer service and operations. Witherwax has 10 years of experience in the banking industry. He joined NBT in 2005 and held positions as teller and customer service representative. In 2012, Witherwax accepted a position as team... 4:00pm 07/23/16