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Saturday, April 19, 2014


Rome News

422 R-CATS meeting

The next meeting of volunteers of the R-CATS program will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Common Council chambers at City Hall. The group welcomes anyone interested in helping with the missio... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014

Olympian selected as chamber speaker

2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin will be the guest speaker at the 102 anniversary Annual Meeting of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, at The Be... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

County News

Schumer blasts new rule for farmers, brewers

The impact of a proposed new federal rule on the upstate craft brew industry and farmers is drawing opposition from U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY. Schumer was at F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in U... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014

Area job count up a bit

For the 12-month period ending in March, the local job count in the Utica-Rome metro area rose 300 -- 0.2 percent -- to 125,400, according to state Labor Department statistics released today. Priva... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

Other Sports

Raiders clinch first-round bye with hockey victory

HAMDEN, Conn. ­ Colgate earned a weekend sweep to earn a first-round bye in the playoffs following their 3-1 victory over No. 5 Quinnipiac on Saturday night. With the win Colgate, which imp... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

Sports Briefs

Galliano No. 7 captures bocce tourney Galliano No. 7 was victorious in the inaugural Walt Semeniak Super four-man Bocce Tournament that was held at the Galliano Club over the weekend. The h... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

School Sports

Redskins’ stunner sets up another battle with Mills

ONONDAGA — The 10th-seeded Oriskany boys basketball team kept up its postseason playoff run with a 62-59 overtime victory over No. 3 McGraw on Sunday at Onondaga Community College to advance ... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

RFA falls to mighty West Genesee, again

UTICA — The Rome Free Academy hockey team had confidence and high hopes against their archrival West Genesee on Saturday afternoon before they squared off in yet another classic bout for the ... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014


Board eyes three versions of budget

Options with local property tax increases ranging from zero to 3.2 percent, plus variations in staff layoffs and other cuts, are dividing the Board of Education as it tries to arrive at a 2014-15 R... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

Teachers asked to help with budget crunch

The Rome teachers union has been asked to accept a wage freeze for the upcoming 2014-15 school year, due to a school district budget crunch. The freeze, involving automatic "step" raises based ... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014

Other News

Scooby coming to Stanley

The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang will take center stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros. Consume... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014

Local hero undecided about attending Tuskegee reunion

BIG FLATS -- Some of the last surviving members of the original Tuskegee Airmen are planning to hold a reunion at an aviation museum over Memorial Day weekend. Local resident, Herbert Thorpe of... [more...]

Published: 4/16/2014

Public Safety

Mutual aid log - April 19, 2014

Mutual aid log To report an emergency: 911 Friday 9:24 a.m. Clayville, Holman City Road, Paris, structure. 9:27 a.m. New Hartford, accident. 10:10 a.m. Paris Hill, Ford Road, Marshall... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014

Feds nab wanted man in Rome

The U.S. Marshal's Service nabbed a fugitive wanted for a robbery in New Jersey who was residing in Rome Thursday. Senior Criminal Inv. James F. Nichols said Diron W. Morris, 20, was wanted by ... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014


Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 19, 1989, 47 sailors were killed when a gun turret exploded a... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014

Today in History

Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, Preside... [more...]

Published: 4/14/2014

Letters to the Editor

Meat plant means new jobs

I would like to take the time to voice my opinion on the proposed meat processing plant planned in East Rome. I would first like to ask the people who signed a petition against it but never bot... [more...]

Published: 2/25/2014

No one can replace Coach Swavely

We just found out something very shocking that happened to Coach Theodore Swavely involving his positions in athletics in the Rome school district. We were told that the school district fired him f... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2014

Births & Deaths

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CONNELLY‚Äî William H. Connelly, 59, of Rome, on April 15, 2014. Services are private. No calling hours. Arrangements by Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. COONROD̵... [more...]

Published: 4/19/2014

Funeral notices — April 17, 2014

EDDY— Kenneth J. Eddy, 69, Durhamville, on April 16, 2014.  Services 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, 260 Main St., Oneida. Burial St. Peter's Lu... [more...]

Published: 4/17/2014


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