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RFA students to join icy fight against polio

Rome The Rotary Interact Club of Rome will host its second Skate for Polio fundraiser, on Jan. 16 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Kennedy Arena. Participants can skate free with a minimum donation of $1. Skate rental is available for $3. Last year, Skate for Polio raised $1,500 from skaters, Rotarians, friends and family. A 2-for-1 matching gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation... 4:00pm 12/19/14

Rotary donates book to Historical Society

Rome Local author and Rome Rotary member Jeannie Packer, and club President Joel Gray, donated the historical document, “Rotary Readers: A Cooperative Effort of the Rotary Club of Rome and the Rome City School District,” to the Rome Historical Society. The book includes brief histories of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Rome, the Rome City School District and the Francis... 4:00pm 12/19/14

Local job count takes tumble

County In November, the areas job count numbers dropped over the last 12 months, according to new state Labor Department statistics. The Utica-Rome metro area’s non-agricultural job count dropped by 500 — 0.4 percent. The private sector job count fell by 300 — 0.3 percent. Job gains occurred in Other Services (+300) and Educational and Health Services (+200).  Job losses were posted... 4:00pm 12/19/14

$200,000 in state funds to flow to Rome waterfront

Rome The money that will go to Rome from the state as part of its fourth round of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative will continue the effort to improve the city’s waterfront, Rome officials have noted. Part of the $709.2 million in economic and community development funding statewide announced at the end of last week is $200,000 for Rome. The state Canal Corp.... 4:00pm 12/19/14

Movies — Dec. 19, 2014

Meetings / Events Cinema Capitol: “White Christmas” (1954) 7:30. Capitol Theatre: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) 7. Rome Cinemas: “Annie” (PG) 4, 6:40, 9:20. “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” (PG-13) 4:55, 6:30, 8. “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” 3D (PG-13) 9:35. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” (PG-13) 4:40, 7, 9:20. “Dumb and Dumber To” (PG-13) 7:30. “Exodus” (PG-13)... 4:00pm 12/19/14

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