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Count the dairy industry — long beset by rising costs and low milk prices — as among those industries effectively upended by COVID-19. With markets for their products in enormous flux from … more
A special Oneida County sheriff’s detail will investigate reports of congregating at bars and restaurants that are supposed to have only take-out service in an effort to crack down on lingering … more
The number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Oneida County stood at 95 as of this morning, with 16 positive tests since Friday, according to the county’s online tracking system. … more
Replacement of Rome Free Academy Stadium’s turf and track could break ground around July 1 once plans get state approval, while part of the construction for energy-performance projects at RFA … more
On the front lines of dealing with sick and potentially contagious people during the coronavirus pandemic, AmCare President Paul Taylor wants to reassure the citizens of Rome and the surrounding … more
Ongoing efforts by school districts in the Madison-Oneida (MO) BOCES region to provide breakfasts and lunches to students in their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic were praised Wednesday in a … more
Local volunteers are turning their 3D printing hobbies into volunteer production lines for medical face shields to donate to those working to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus. A batch of 60 shields were … more
The Rome Police Department has joined the Autism Patch Challenge for the second year in a row to raise money for autism awareness and the Kelberman Center in Utica. The challenge involves affixing … more
Oneida County has had its first death from the COVID-19 coronavirus, a person who had been ill with the disease and died Monday at a hospital, officials said. “Our sincere condolences and thoughts … more
As researchers are working around-the-clock decoding the genetic make-up of COVID-19 in order to develop a safe vaccine that could provide immunity and protect people for decades, a Rome Free Academy … more
With more cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus confirmed in Oneida County in the past four days than in the previous two weeks, County Executive Anthony Picente renewed his call for residents to take … more
Oneida County authorities announced nine new positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were identified in the county Sunday. The newly lab-confirmed cases bring the total identified in the county so … more
Creating and sharing rainbow displays, a literary “March Madness” tournament, and virtual read-alouds are among examples of various at-home activities involving Rome school district students and … more
LYONS FALLS — Otis Technology has partnered with Saint Lawrence Spirits to make, bottle and distribute hand sanitizer to first responders in desperate need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The … more
NEW YORK (AP) — New York once again saw a spike in the number of deaths and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus, a bleak trend for the epicenter of the U.S.'s outbreak of the fast-spreading … more
ILION (AP) — Remington Arms has offered to donate manufacturing space for hospital supplies in New York. CEO of the gun manufacturer, Ken D’Arcy, wrote a letter Monday, March 23, to Governor … more
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County stands at 15, with county officials continuing to ask residents to practice social distancing and refrain from unnecessary travel within or … more
For the local agriculture community, produce growers are finding ways to move forward amid massive shut downs designed to flatten the curve when it comes to the spread of coronavirus. In a Tuesday … more
From increasing sanitation efforts to practicing social distancing, local organizations that help or serve the disabled, are stepping up to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the people they … more
Rome Memorial Hospital is submitting its surge plan to increase capacity by 50 percent to the state Department of Health today in preparation of an increase in critically-ill patients from the … more
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