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Jervis Public Library acknowledges fourth quarter donations, gifts

Rome Although names are too numerous to mention, the Board of Trustees expresses their sincere appreciation to the many individuals and Jervis Public Library announces donations received Nov. 1, 2017 through Jan 31, 2018. The Board of Trustees notes that the library is a non-profit educational institution, and tax-deductible donations are welcome.  Donations, including those by... 4:10pm 02/17/18

Government offices, banks to close for Presidents’ Day

Rome Many government offices and businesses will be closed Monday to mark the federal Presidents’ Day holiday. Among the offices, agencies and programs set to be closed for the day include: • City and county offices will be closed for the holiday; • Most area schools will be closed on Monday, which will be the first day of mid-winter break for local school districts; • Post offices... 4:00pm 02/16/18

RPD to get Harley police edition bike

Rome The Rome police department will get its patrol motorcycle from Carbone Motorcyles/Harley Davidson of Utica. The Board of Estimate and Contract voted on Thursday to approve the purchase for a total amount not to exceed $27,990. The city’s 2018 budget includes $29,314 to buy the vehicle, which will replace an older model motorcycle that has become outdated and obsolete. The... 4:00pm 02/16/18

Issues bubble to surface of water talks

Rome The Common Council heard from Verona town officials at a work session Wednesday and will soon consider a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the sale of city water to the town. The town currently gets its water from the City of Oneida’s system, but it needs more and Oneida’s limited supply cannot accommodate the request, Town Supervisor Scott M. Musacchio told the council.... 4:10pm 02/15/18

Proposed Amtrak cuts off track, congressional candidate Brindisi says

Rome Amtrak riders in Rome, and elsewhere, could be left standing on the platform if President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts for the national passenger rail service are passed and that worries Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi. Under a spending plan released Monday, the Trump administration proposed cutting the federal contribution from $1.495 billion to $738 million in the fiscal... 4:00pm 02/15/18

Council tables environmental review for Humane Society project

Rome The Common Council tabled legislation Wednesday that would declare no significant environmental impacts for putting a new Humane Society of Rome headquarters on Rome-New London Road next to the Erie Canal Village near the Fort Bull site. The Society is proposing to build a 13,000 square foot facility at the north end of the Village’s parking lot on Rome-New London Road, on... 4:00pm 02/15/18