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Rome Free Academy’s academic Top Ten students for the Class of 2019 include weighted averages of 101.73 for valedictorian Kelly Boyer and 101.32 for salutatorian Izabella Rivera, followed by eight … more
Applicants are being sought for the Robert D. Manfred Sr. scholarship, which will provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors in Rome and surrounding communities who are pursuing … more
MARCY — Participants from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and Oneida will be among 17 middle- and high school teams competing in the 2019 Forest Fury Team Drone Challenge on April 7 at SUNY Polytechnic … more
Coaches for the spring season have been approved by the Board of Education. Among other actions Thursday night, the board approved two change orders that credited about $40,000 back to the school … more
Mohawk Valley Community College has signed an updated transfer agreement with SUNY Empire State College (ESC) and a new agreement with SUNY Cobleskill. Both agreements will help students who graduate … more
International spoken word poet Amal Kassir will present a lecture, “The Muslim on the Airplane,” as part of the Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in … more
The valedictorian of Rome Free Academy’s Class of 2019 is Kelly Boyer, and the salutatorian is Izabella Rivera. The top students in RFA’s senior class were announced this morning. The students’ … more
The proposed new director of the Rome Free Academy competitive field marching band for the 2019-20 school year is Grayson Keller Shelton, who in the current 2018-19 year has been involved with the … more
New York school districts say they need more bus drivers, according to a statewide report — and the concerns are reflected by some local districts. The Holland Patent, Westmoreland and … more
VERONA — Four Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school district teams earned honors at recent local robotics competitions, and two of them moved on to championship rounds, the VVS district announced. Among … more
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a free waterfront lifeguard course for prospective lifeguards at agency facilities Feb.19-22 at the Lynch Literacy Academy in … more
VERONA — Detroit Lions pro football head coach Matt Patricia, a Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School alumnus, surprised students Friday morning when he returned to his alma mater to tour new … more
Although a few issues were noted, a review of the Rome school district’s internal financial controls and risks shows an essentially “clean report,” says an official of the company that prepared … more
Tax refunds totaling about $194,000 would be owed by the Rome school district for two local business properties, according to proposed tax-reduction settlements pending before the Board of Education. … more
Students from the New York State School for the Deaf, 401 Turin St., are on a quest to spend four days in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to participate in “Close-Up,” a national … more
Wet paper towels will be met by locked covers, as the Rome school district seeks to counter some staff members’ efforts to bypass thermostat settings in rooms and turn up the heat on their own. … more
ONEIDA — The Oneida Area Civic Chorale is offering a $500 scholarship to an area high school senior who has shown outstanding achievement in music, has participated in school and community … more
A big problem in upcoming “revenue flow” projections is facing the Rome school district’s next budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, says district Superintendent Peter C. Blake. Blake, noting … more
VERONA — A donation from the Special Olympics of New York and a report on technology program accomplishments for pre-kindergarten to grade 6 were addressed by the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (VVS) … more
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