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Boonville man begins ascent of Kilimanjaro to support vets program

County Vietnam Veteran and Boonville resident Paul Fortin began his nine-day climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa on Wednesday to support the Sitrin Health Care Center’s MiIitary Rehabilitation Program. During his expedition of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Fortin hopes to reach the summit — more than 19,300 feet above sea level. For every 1,000... 4:00pm 02/11/16

Broken pipe floods food pantry at Rome Rescue Mission Damage to building called ‘minimal,’ but big dent in breakfast food supply

Rome The Rome Rescue Mission had a water main break that flooded part of the shelter’s food pantry Wednesday. A portion of the dry goods at the mission have been damaged. Mission officials are asking the public to help replace some of the dried items, including cereal, stuffing mix, sugar, soup, baby formula, oatmeal, coffee creamer, gravy, cookie mix, large coffee filters, Equal,... 2:11pm 02/11/16

Fiscal workshop scheduled

County TRENTON — There will be a free workshop on fiscal oversight and red flags for fraud 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at the Trenton Municipal Center, 8520 Old Poland Road. The speaker is Laird Petrie of the State Comptroller’s Syracuse Regional Office.   This training opportunity is designed to assist village and town officials in carrying out their fiscal oversight... 4:00pm 02/11/16

Man accused of selling marijuana, untaxed smokes out of W. Fox St. home

Public Safety A 58-year-old man has been taken into custody on charges of selling marijuana and cigarettes out of his West Fox Street residence, according to Rome police investigators. Police executed a search warrant at 108 W. Fox St. at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and located a quantity of marijuana and more than 3,000 unstamped cigarettes, officers reported. Police said resident Duran M.... 4:00pm 02/11/16

Council tables proposal to buy Turin Road parcel for water tank

Rome The Common Council has tabled a proposed land purchase for a site that could host a new water storage tank on Turin Road. The proposal was criticized by several residents of the area and one councilor suggested the administration at least propose alternative sites to also consider at the council’s Wednesday meeting. Public Works Commissioner Frederick L. Schmidt sponsored... 4:00pm 02/11/16