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Overall, COVID-19 infections appear to be on a state and local downward trend after a holiday season-induced number spike, data indicates. This was also evident on a local level in separately … more
TOWN OF LEE — Caution-pennant lines, cables and padlocks have joined marker signs in backing the town’s annual safety-related restrictions on sledding in certain areas of Lee Town Park. A line … more
The fight to get more COVID-19 vaccine doses escalated Friday, with Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. blaming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for shortchanging the county so that it had to … more
Financial aid totals for the Rome school district that are in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2021-22 state budget might be “good news,” says district Superintendent Peter C. Blake, but there are … more
A Wednesday night virtual live program hosted by the Rome Historical Society — another installment of its monthly “Third Wednesday” series — provided a glimpse of how Griffiss Business and … more
Oneida County reported nine COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, the most in one day since the pandemic arrived in March. Of the nine deaths in the 24 hours that ended at midnight Wednesday, four … more
Are you ready for some fluffy cuteness? Before tuning into America’s big game — Super Bowl LV — on Sunday, Feb. 7, dog lovers across the country will want to catch some four-legged action out … more
The demolition of a limestone building on Erie Boulevard to make way for a car wash will be the topic of discussion during an upcoming Wednesday, Feb. 3, public hearing to be conducted by the city … more
The state judge overseeing the counting of contested ballots in the 22nd Congressional District election has ordered the counting of nearly 1,100 affidavit ballots from residents who filed voter … more
There are signs the post-holiday surge of new COVID-19 cases in Oneida County and across New York has subsided, but the vaccination campaign thought to be the best way to end the pandemic continues … more
WEST TURIN — Snowmobiler Nicholas Finn feels he is blessed to have walked away after an oncoming snowmobile crashed into his own in Lewis County Monday afternoon. The other operator was taken to a … more
SYLVAN BEACH —Restaurateur Edward “Eddie” Stewart Jr., a legendary Sylvan Beach fixture and staunch community supporter, died last Friday. Stewart’s family has a tradition of hospitality, and … more
MARCY — People were streaming in from near and far Tuesday morning to the north entrance of the Wildcat Field House at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to get something increasingly rare and precious: A … more
Oneida County is suspending its vaccinations against COVID-19 at its two county-run distribution sites in Rome and Utica later this week because it is getting fewer doses from New York state, which … more
Oneida County’s COVID-19 New York state-issued vaccine allotment will run out by Thursday, Jan. 21, resulting in the suspension of operations at the county’s vaccine distribution sites at Mohawk … more
Rome school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake says he believes the district’s next school year will again include a hybrid schedule combining in-person and remote instruction, due to continued … more
More distribution sites for the COVID-19 vaccines are opening but demand appears to continue to outstrip supply locally, in the Mohawk Valley and across New York, prompting warnings of fraud, calls … more
A PILOT program for a downtown housing development was approved at city common council and board of estimate and contract meetings this week. The Rome Common Council authorized a Payment In Lieu Of … more
The graduation rate for Rome Free Academy’s Class of 2020 including summer graduates was 83%, up from 78% for the Class of 2019, among statewide results announced Thursday by the state Education … more
ONEIDA LAKE — The quick actions of Sylvan Beach firefighters saved a young dog that fell through the thin ice of Oneida Lake Wednesday afternoon. “I’m glad that we got out there when we did,” … more
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