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On Monday, the statewide positivity rate was 2.94% and there were 44 COVID-19 deaths in New York state on Sunday. The state recorded just under 43,000 new cases in the seven-day period that ended … more
The Rome Free Academy Black Knights Winterguard concluded its 2021 season on April 9 earning an “Excellent” rating from the championship judging panel. This was the team’s eighth championship … more
During Wednesday’s Common Council meeting, councilors weighed in on rumors that the city is trying to prevent the Erie Canal Village from opening. Third Ward Councilor Kimberly Rogers said several … more
Shane Ramnarine, owner of Central New York Precision Welding in Rome and his crew, performed dustless blasting paint stripping on the UH-1 Huey Helicopter for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located at … more
Oneida County has maintained its high financial standing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, having received stellar ratings from all three major national credit agencies for 2021, according to an … more
The Rome Police Department has launched its annual Autism Awareness campaign and patches are available to order. Every year, the department produces colorful patches with the autism awareness … more
New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The … more
When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed cannabis legislation into law on March 31, making recreational marijuana legal for adults in New York — it gave cities, towns and villages the option of opting-out … more
On Tuesday, COVID-19 news centered on the pullback in offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the wake of news of adverse reactions such as blood clots among other symptoms, coming to the … more
The housing market has been a pillar of economic strength during the pandemic, but many would-be homeowners, particularly first-timer buyers, have met with frustration because of a low number of … more
LEE CENTER — Due to a medical emergency, family and friends have banded together to support the Conley Farm at 5301 Streun Road. According to a Gofundme.com post started to help support the family … more
While they didn’t have regular classes last week, a pair of Rome Free Academy juniors didn’t take spring break off. Instead the duo of Dominick Cangialosi and Stone Mercurio participated in the … more
As of mid-day Monday, approximately one in four New York residents had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. This translates to more than 12 million doses of … more
BOONVILLE — Organizers are working to bring back the Boonville-Oneida County Fair this summer, with more details to be available next month — after the 2020 event was canceled as a result of the … more
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the state, and communities clamor for more doses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered Friday comments relating to shortages of the one-shot Johnson & … more
UTICA — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, a member of the Senate Aging Committee, visited the Resource Center for Independent Living in Utica Thursday to announce a package of three bills that … more
In the first COVID-19 briefing held since March 24, on Thursday, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. touched on a variety of COVID-19-related topics, chiefly highlighting the continued … more
WHITESTOWN — When Kathy Caruso’s son was still in school, the lights and sounds of a routine fire drill caused the boy to cover his ears and lock up on the floor. Unaware that the boy’s … more
Among the highlights of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s state budget for fiscal year 2022, released Tuesday, is $29.5 billion allocated toward state aid for schools, which is $3 billion more than the prior … more
On Wednesday, the state extended the emergency regulation requiring all health insurers to waive co-pays for the COVID-19 vaccine until April 30, according to a release.  This, to ensure there are … more
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