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At today’s open house, the Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., spotlighted what’s new for the new year. Visitors got a close-up look into what the center has planned for the … more
We want to praise all the schools that participated in the third annual Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Special applause is warranted for Rome Catholic School, which came in first place among … more
Milk is important. New York State is the third largest dairy producer in the nation, and dairy remains the largest segment of the state’s agricultural sector. Knowing these facts, the Madison … more
CAMDEN — As the Dollar General Literacy Foundation says: “It’s never too late to learn!” Camden Central School District students know this slogan is true. Earlier this month the Dollar … more
ORISKANY — Team Magnanti is on a roll. Helping to raise $2,000 for a community member battling brain cancer, Oriskany Central School Varsity Club played a “Gray-Out” game featuring the girls’ … more
We want to give a yule salute to the Rome Student Activities group at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus for donating $1,000 worth of toys to the Rome Alliance for Education Community … more
The city is strongly committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And, this point-of-view is reflected in the city’s decision to replace the Codes Enforcement Office vehicle fleet with three new … more
Congratulations to the Oneida Indian Nation Police, the highly trained officers and staff who have served the Oneida Nation and our region for the past 25 years. The department was saluted at a … more
JCPenney and Rome Free Academy should be applauded for their cooperation in displaying the students’ artistic talents on the Freedom Plaza store’s front windows. RFA students have again painted … more
American author Thomas Wolfe wrote a book in the 1930s called “You Can’t Go Home Again.” The main character in the book couldn’t go home again, but that isn’t true for everyone. Dr. Michael … more
We were happy to read about the spirit of cooperation between VVS students and local businesses to design and build an 18-hole putt-putt miniature golf course for the 10th annual VVS Community Day on … more
We congratulate Fort Stanwix National Monument superintendent Frank Barrows and wish him well at his new job with the National Park Service: Program manager for visitor experience and community … more
We congratulate Fort Stanwix National Monument superintendent Frank Barrows and wish him well at his new job with the National Park Service: Program manager for visitor experience and community … more
There was a television show some years back — a police show in fact— in which the sergeant advised the young patrol officers with the words: “Let’s be careful out there” or something close … more
Last week, the Utica Zoo announced that it has regained accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, restoring its good standing with other zoos and aquariums across the country.  It … more
Congratulations to Fort Stanwix Superintendent Frank Barrows, this year’s recipient of the Rome Historical Society’s Medal of the Order of 1777. The medal is presented annually to a person who … more
Congratulations to Fort Stanwix Superintendent Frank Barrows, this year’s recipient of the Rome Historical Society’s Medal of the Order of 1777. The medal is presented annually to a person who … more
It’s been an exciting week at Rome Catholic School (RCS). And the future looks good too.In its third year at 400 Floyd Ave., the parochial school happily reported an 8 percent increase in … more
The 2018 version of the New York State Fair is history and by just about all accounts, it was quite a party.Overall, the weather cooperated. (Always important in determining attendance). If anything, … more
It’s an annual event that marks both an ending and a beginning: The conclusion of the summer season and the start of another autumn.Ring of Lights was held over the weekend. It is a celebration … more
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