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Facing multiple uncertainties including COVID-19 impacts, the Board of Education is holding off on a policy to address long-existing issues with parent requests for students to attend elementary … more
Cree Inc., the company building a 600-worker semiconductor factory in Marcy, is spending $3.5 million to establish a scholarship program and to endow two faculty positions at SUNY Polytechnic … more
Salutes and sendoffs for two departing Board of Education members, plus the retirement of a longtime physical education teacher and tenure for 16 staff members, were among Board of Education topics … more
A time adjustment for the Rome school district’s ongoing “Grab & Go” food service meal distribution program for students was announced by the district. The distributions at all eight … more
John E. Joy Elementary School Principal Andria Lacey has announced her upcoming retirement Aug. 31 after 16 years at the 8194 Bielby Road facility, in a letter to school families. Lacey said in the … more
While some scores and goals felt COVID-19 impacts, Rome school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake for the third straight year has been rated as “effective” overall by the Board of Education … more
A $19.9 million federal grant to provide educators with tools, resources and training for blended/remote instruction when needed once school buildings reopen from COVID-19 closures is being sought by … more
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State University of New York Board of Trustees have announced that they will be suspending ACT and SAT testing requirements for the 2021-2022 academic year. That … more
The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, Inc., of Lee Center, has awarded its annual scholarship to Aaron Russell of the Town of Lee. Russell is the son of Robert and Sandy Russell and a 2020 graduate of … more
The Herb Geller Memorial Scholarship fund has awarded four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at Rome Free Academy. Jo Ann Geller presented the scholarship winners each with a certificate and a … more
Higher education got the all-clear to reopen last week, but all that’s definite about what that will actually mean on and around campuses in Oneida and Madison counties … more
After attending six Rome Free Academy graduation mini-ceremonies lasting more than five hours, including reading her speech to her classmates at each one, valedictorian Erika Rizzo's initial reaction … more
“It was very well planned...a great idea,” parent Sadie Novak said happily this morning as she exited the first of six Rome Free Academy graduation mini-ceremonies at RFA Stadium that were geared … more
Five Rome Free Academy students recently earned the New York State Seal of Bilteracy, which acknowledges a high level of proficiency in English and another world language, according to the school … more
Ground rules for upcoming new artificial turf at Rome Free Academy Stadium were questioned by some Board of Education members before approving purchases for new turf and an adjacent new track surface … more
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