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District in high gear for commencement ceremony

Education Plans and procedures are in place for Rome Free Academy’s 148th annual commencement Saturday at RFA Stadium to mark the graduation of about 340 seniors. The plans include details for parking, plus for arrivals of students and families; schedule changes in case of rainy weather; and a live streaming of the event on the Internet. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at... 4:00pm 06/22/17

Super’s evaluation topic of board meeting tonight

Education An evaluation of Rome school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake’s first year on the job was to be the topic of a Board of Education special meeting this afternoon, according to an announcement this morning from the district. The meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. at the district office on 409 Bell Road, was expected to include a motion for a closed executive session for the... 4:00pm 06/22/17

District seeks legal advice in simmering boiler issue

Education Legal advice is being sought by the Rome school district to help resolve simmering issues over who should pay additional costs to replace undersized heating boilers at the recently renovated Joy Elementary School. The need to “get a legal opinion” was emphasized by Board of Education Vice President Paul Hagerty at the board’s buildings and grounds committee meeting Tuesday,... 4:01pm 06/21/17

On dean’s list

Education Karisma Garg, New Hartford, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. 4:00pm 06/21/17

Camden scholar honored

Education Patrick O’Brien, Camden, has been named the Student Association Graduate Award of the Year at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass. O’Brien is majoring in political science. 4:00pm 06/21/17