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Welcome back, Wednesday Morning Club. After a year of convening remotely, the club plans a “hybrid” year of programs that “looks to be inspiring, compelling and fun,” an announcement said. … more
We were happy to learn that Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and Indium Corp. recently wrapped up their first season of a new Student Workforce Development Program. The effort is known as the Pathways … more
It’s all too easy to forget how important agriculture is to our area, and how critical it is that our farm communities do their job safely. It’s harvest time, and as Marylynn Mattison-Collins, … more
Kudos to ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, of Rome, which has launched a new radio product called SPEARLink — whose success has company officials exploring development of a manufacturing center … more
We want to salute two outstanding members of our community who have made Rome and its environs a better place to live. Rome Fire Lt. Brian Townsend was named as the Firefighter of the Year by the … more
There was no shortage of people across the region helping others during last week’s flooding. Although the impacts of the flooding are severe and continuing for dozens of area residents, we can … more
The military’s commitment to assure that Rome Lab continues as a world-class center for high-tech defense science was solidified last week with the announcement that the Lab has been designated as … more
Congratulations are in order for the Smith Post baseball team, after its run in the local Division 5 playoffs and its final game appearance in the New York State American Legion championships. … more
BOONVILLE — Kudos to organizers who have worked diligently to bring back the Boonville-Oneida County Fair — which opened today — after the 2020 event was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 … more
We’re happy to see that our historic downtown Capitol Theatre is garnering some statewide attention after the major renovation that returned the landmark’s interior and exterior to their original … more
It’s gratifying to see that County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is pressing for more local students to get a COVID-19 vaccination to protect the health and safety of our young people. The … more
The downtown arts district has another artistic gem to showcase, with the opening of The Rome Art Association’s pop-up gallery. The RAA, a non-profit organization which was founded in 1958, is … more
The Maple Experience came to Oneida County last week. Hosted by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, and the New York State Maple Producers Association, the Maple Experience gives … more
It was good news to learn last week that Rome and Utica city halls will officially reopen beginning Tuesday, June 1. Also getting a green light to reopen will be senior centers. Rome Mayor Jacqueline … more
Although the pandemic prevented participants from joining in the traditional America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, it did not stop folks from Mohawk Valley Community College to Barneveld to the … more
UTICA — The first settlers of the rugged wilderness that became the towns of Remsen and Steuben were hearty pioneers, Welsh immigrants, and a famous Revolutionary War hero. The untamed forest of … more
Tradition has it that Anna Jarvis originated Mother’s Day when, on May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her mother had organized … more
VERONA — “The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation advances active participation in music-making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and … more
April is Austism Awareness Month, which is dedicated to expanding knowledge about autism spectrum disorder.According to Autism Speaks, in 2020 the CDC reported that one in 54 children in the U.S. are … more
From time to time, we’ve written about the progress of the Rome Free Academy VEX Robotics Club’s Black Knights team. Today, we’re happy to congratulate the students for earning an invitation to … more
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