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UTICA — Empire State Development Thursday announced the completion of Utica College’s new $12.5 million Gordon Science Center Annex, a 23,300-square-foot building that houses state-of-the-art … more
Mohawk Valley Community College received a Notice of Non-compliance from the State University of New York Tuesday for not enforcing the state system’s student vaccine mandate. The SUNY COVID-19 … more
Parents of children in the Rome City School District have flocked to a transportation survey on the district’s website, as well as to various social media platforms, in an attempt to abate the … more
The Rome City School District has switched from in-person instruction to remote education for its K-12 students, effective today, Friday, Oct. 1, through next Friday, Oct. 8, as a result of … more
The Rome City School District Equity Task Force – manifest of its partnership with ACCESS Global Group, headed by Dr. Shanelle Benson Reid, which enters its fourth school year of collaboration to … more
“We’ve got to fix it. If it takes hiring four times as many people, then we’ll hire four times as many people. But, we’ve got to fix it.” So committed Brian Fitzgerald, Senior Vice … more
Monday, Sept. 13, was not just the first day of the new school year for the Rome City School District, it was the first day of school ever for the First Student bus company and its local dispatch … more
“There was nobody from the past,” said state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, whose district includes the Rome City School District and its taxpayers. “And that was my contention,” Griffo … more
The Rome City School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to affirm the damage to Staley Elementary School, 620 E. Bloomfield St., would cost more than $4.3 million to repair … more
During a special meeting of the Rome Board of Education on Thursday night, convened solely to consider – and ultimately unanimously carry - a lone resolution on Staley Elementary School, board … more
With the recent closure of Staley Elementary School, 620 E. Bloomfield St., because of the August flooding, school district officials have to revamp many of the district’s elementary school bus … more
During Thursday’s Rome City School District’s Board of Education meeting, several parents opposed to the state’s requirement for all students in public and private schools to wear face masks in … more
The Rome City School District will no longer utilize Staley Elementary School, closing the facility immediately, according to a letter to parents issued late Monday and posted on the school district … more
In three weeks, bus-loads of children will be arriving at their neighborhood schools — ready to meet new teachers, new concepts and new friends — in person. It is unclear, however, what … more
A district parent and local small business owner, Sarita Ruiz, rose to address the Board during the Public Comments portion of the meeting to shine a light on what she called “frankly disgusting” … more
Members of the Rome City School District’s Board of Education received a briefing on the district’s change of transportation providers as well as on a pair of capital projects in the district. … more
In its last regular meeting of the 2020-21 school year, discussion at the Rome City School District Board of Education centered on how the district should spend $6.8 million in federal Elementary and … more
The skies over the Rome Free Academy Stadium were gray, but the field was bright on this morning of June 26; the green turf edged crisply by the white yard lines, bordered by RFA’s signature … more
This weekend marks the second, and final, graduation week in the Mohawk Valley.  Between last Friday, June 18, and Monday, June 28, just shy of 2,500 high school seniors will graduate from the 17 of … more
Joseph Beddia and Ryan Tucker of Rome share a special bond as grandfather and grandson. Now, they share another special connection, the two completed their National External Diploma program earning … more
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