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We are happy to see that the school district is taking active steps during these difficult times to deal with the COVID-19 virus. • A student food distribution site has been established in South … more
Congratulations to Rome Free Academy’s VEX Robotics “Black Knights” team that has qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship event on April 22-25 in Louisville, Ky. The “Black … more
Today is Wednesday, March 11, the 71st day of 2020. There are 295 days left in the year. Today in History On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s … more
If you’re interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, MVCC has a treat for you. A STEM Fest — a celebration of these fields, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, … more
Local law enforcement and health officials are mobilizing their strengths and experience to battle the ongoing opioid drug epidemic. This region can be proud of the way these officials are … more
The Food Bank of Central New York’s main goal is to eliminate hunger. And, this not-for-profit organization strives to do this through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in … more
It was a first for the Clinton girls ice hockey team. Mia Lopata, of Clinton, blasted a slap shot from the point that found the back of the net past the Williamsville goaltender. That shot, combined … more
Some of the sweetest events of the year are approaching fast with the 2020 Maple Weekends. Preparations are already underway for March 21-22 and March 28-29 Maple Weekend open house events at 18 … more
Congratulations to senior Damien Call, who became this week the fifth player in RFA’s basketball program to score 1,000 or more points. The lofty goal, fortuitously, came on Senior Night during … more
“Night to Shine is a night where people get to understand their worth...that God loves them and that God has an amazing plan for their life,” Tim Tebow says. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow … more
BOONVILLE — We’ve written before how confident we were that Boonville will bounce back from the devastating downtown fire. Well, it’s good to see we were right. As reported by Daily Sentinel … more
One way to promote recycling is to make it a competition. That’s what the annual Plastic Film Recycling Challenge sponsored by the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority does. The rules went like … more
We wish to congratulate and send best wishes to First Assistant District Attorney Dawn Catera Lupi, who has retired after working three decades as a prosecutor seeking justice against those who would … more
Good luck to Rome native Gabriel Day, who is competing for a top award in the gospel music world. Day’s gospel album — “Church” — a 10-song collection released in January of this year, is … more
Today we join state officials in saluting the New York Future Farmers of America. The New York FFA has been congratulated by state Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on its significant growth … more
Our upstate communities come together in times of need. It’s a tradition we can be proud of. It’s therefore gratifying to see the effort to help a Vernon Center area family that could have been … more
Four eighth grade students from Rome represented our area in an exemplary manner at the Y’s Youth and Government program last month. Youth and Government is a national program of the Y that … more
TOWN OF LEE — This past weekend the Rome Community Theater (RCT), one of the cultural gems in our area, got a chance to not only show off but to promote our region to visitors from other parts of … more
Cross country can be a grueling, and sometimes unforgiving, sport — requiring not just physical endurance but loads of mental toughness. Fortunately for the Camden Blue Devils girls cross country … more
SUNY Polytechnic Institute has shown again that it is in the vanguard when it comes to higher education. Its online Family Nurse Practitioner MSN (master’s of science degree in nursing) Program has … more
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