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The city hopes to invest about $1.7 million in its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) this week for a project it says will offset costs of the facility’s operation. The Board of Estimate and … more
State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, presented Rome-based olive oil producer Sovena USA with the 2018 Empire Award before touring its Griffiss plant Monday morning. The award, given by state … more
Rome’s fifth, sixth and seventh wards will have a neighborhood watch meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in Jervis Library’s fourth floor conference room. Councilors Frank R. Anderson (R-5), … more
BY MAC BULLOCK Staff writer Resident David Mattoon announced he will resume his candidacy for mayor of Rome, writing that he intends to make it “a city of God.” He is now the second declared … more
The Common Council will review a $5.4 million bond measure for bridge repair in its Wednesday night meeting. The seven councilors and their president meet at 7 in the council chambers in City Hall, … more
Rome Memorial Hospital will open a cardiovascular center, it announced in a press release. The hospital received a $1.3 million donation from the Dorothy G. Griffin Charitable Foundation, the largest … more
Four people came in overnight at the Rome Rescue Mission, where a 14-bed shelter provides life-saving warmth for people with nowhere else to go. Two of the arrivals were men who’d been walking back … more
Humane Society of Rome received a more than $100,000 donation from the Staffworks Charitable Fund “Save a Life” Holiday Campaign. The animal shelter was awarded a check for $107,768.42. Competing … more
With a major winter storm anticipated this weekend, the city Department of Public Works is urging people to observe regulations and not park vehicles overnight on streets, so that city plows can get … more
Audio recordings of Common Council meetings are now available online, according to Council President Stephanie Viscelli. “This past summer, the council began working with the Clerk’s office and … more
Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo (R) is still weighing whether she will run for re-election, according to a release from her office issued Thursday evening. “It is a bit premature to begin thinking about … more
Keeping in mind that the now former Ava Dorfman Senior Center is a place where “friendships are made and grown,” board members, staff and members have helped re-brand the facility with a new … more
Dexter Yager of Charlotte, N.C., a former Roman who became one of the most successful distributors in the history of the Amway product-marketing company, passed away Jan. 6 at age 79. Yager was … more
The city is now accepting applications for grant awards under the Business Assistance Fund (BAF), a Downtown Revitalization Initiative project, according to an announcement by city officials. The BAF … more
Resident David Halpin is running for mayor. The native Roman told family and supporters at the Vigneto Restaurant, 229 E. Dominick St., on Wednesday night that he would be a candidate in November’s … more
DEWITT — The Herb Philipson’s store in DeWitt closed its doors this week as part of the company’s chapter 11 restructuring, owner Guy Viti said Wednesday. The store was not meeting sales … more
Positively Rome will hold its fifth annual Moonlight Trail Night at Lake Delta on Saturday, Feb. 16, according to an announcement by event organizers. A $5 donation is suggested for admission, and … more
The Board of Estimate and Contract renewed its agreement with insurance consultant USI in its first meeting of the new year. The board, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common Council President … more
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