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MVCC to host info sessions

Education Mohawk Valley Community College will host three admissions information sessions on Oct. 9, Columbus Day, in Payne Hall at the Utica campus. The sessions are planned around the Columbus Day holiday, which many prospective students will have off from school and work, MVCC said. The college is open for classes and business that day. The information sessions will offer... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Manufacturing Day event slated for Oct. 6 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Education MARCY — A Manufacturing Day event will be held Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, in the Wildcat Field House. The event is free and open to the public. Manufacturers from across the state will showcase their products and technologies with more than 50 interactive exhibits, said SUNY Poly. Among those encouraged to attend are students, the unemployed or... 4:00pm 09/23/17

Event steers $3,000 to district; cooler heads to prevail at RFA?

Education The new school year at Rome Free Academy has included a vehicle test-drive fundraiser that raised just over $3,000, and steps to bring its air-conditioning system back into full service, according to school district officials. The results were among the issues highlighted by school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake for the Board of Education Thursday night. • The... 4:00pm 09/22/17

Compliance issues scuttle live video showings of Rome Board of Education meetings

Education Board of Education meetings are no longer being shown live on the Rome school district’s website, nor are video files of the meetings being posted on the website for viewing later. The changes, which took effect as of the board’s Sept. 7 meeting, are due to federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues including lack of video closed-captioning, district... 4:00pm 09/22/17

Purchases, social worker on school board agenda

Education Equipment purchases including new food service ovens and an air filter supply, plus some staffing approvals, are among items being considered by the Board of Education tonight. The board’s meeting was set for 6:30 p.m. today at Stokes Elementary School, 9095 Turin Road in Lee. On the agenda: • A resolution calls for awarding a contract for two Rational Combi Ovens for a total... 4:00pm 09/21/17