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Councilors OK extension for Old City Hall project

Rome With support voiced from a number of Romans, the Common Council Wednesday approved an extension of the agreement with the company redeveloping Old City Hall through the end of September. The council eventually voted to extend the agreement allowing YES Development to rehabilitate and take ownership of Old City Hall at 207 N. James St. The company has been renovating the site... 12:00pm 03/23/17

High tech small business focus of March 28 event at Mohawk Valley Community College

Rome The technology community of Rome will host a High Tech Small Business Symposium with participation from the Air Force Research Laboratory on Tuesday, March 28, at the Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Floyd Ave., Rome. This Small Business Symposium will feature keynote speakers, Air Force Materiel Command Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski and New York State Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul,... 4:00pm 03/21/17

Historical Society receives funds to renovate canal exhibit

Rome The Rome Historical Society has been awarded $5,300 to renovate its permanent canal exhibition in preparation for the Erie Canal bicentennial. The exhibit is slated to open July 4. Free educational field trips, improved museum exhibits, and expanded recreational experiences are a few of the projects that will get underway this year thanks to $32,000 in grant funding from the... 1:00pm 03/21/17

Body of missing yacht crew member found off Fla. coast

Rome ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they’ve recovered the body of a yacht crew member who attempted to rescue a college student in choppy Tampa Bay-area waters last week. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news release says a boater reported a body floating about 3 miles west of Egmont Key on Monday. The body was later identified as 27-year-old Andrew... 12:03pm 03/21/17

Drones have Genius NY program buzzing about potential impact

County It didn’t garner a cash prize, but the unmanned vehicle system test site at Griffiss International Airport comes out a winner in the Genius NY business competition.  Unmanned aircraft, commonly referred to as drones, and related systems were a focus of the contest that awarded $2.75 million in state money to six tech startup companies that now operate in Syracuse. Griffiss... 4:00pm 03/20/17