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Kick-off Summer Carnival Friday at Franklyn’s Field

Rome The City of Rome Parks and Recreation Department will start the summer with its third annual Kick-off Summer Carnival 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Franklyn’s Field. The carnival is free for all, so bring family and friends to enjoy music, cotton candy and inflatable rides, the department has announced. For more information contact the Recreation Department at... 4:00pm 06/22/17

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

Senator seeks additional access for summer camps for federal sex offender background checks

Community U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is urging his colleagues to pass legislation that would close a gaping hole in the federal law that prevents summer camps and other children’s organizations from gaining access to federal sex offender background checks on new employees and volunteers. Schumer, D-NY, explained under federal law, many summer camps, daycare centers, charity... 4:00pm 06/22/17

AIS salutes employees, celebrates expansion

Rome Assured Information Security has honored 24 employees for their years of service with the cybersecurity company. The annual event also served as an occasion to celebrate the company surpassing 250 employees at its different locations — about 150 of them are in Rome — and opening a new wing inside its headquarters on Brooks Road in Griffiss business park. “As a result of AIS’s... 4:00pm 06/21/17

Mayor plans next steps in neighborhood walk program

Rome The next round of neighborhood walks with the mayor have been announced. Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, along with department heads and other officials, will walk on Monday, June 26, beginning at Valley View Manor off of Elmer Hill Road, and on Tuesday, June 27, beginning at Gansevoort Elementary School on West Liberty Street. All walks start at 4 p.m. To request the mayor’s team... 4:00pm 06/21/17