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While no resolutions were on the table for consideration at Wednesday night’s Rome Common Council meeting, city councilors did weigh in on a few current issues. Most notably, was the operating … more
Rome Memorial Hospital closed its main lobby entrance on James Street to streamline its COVID-19 screening process for anyone entering the building, according to an announcement this morning by … more
When it comes to the possibility of reopening some businesses in the city Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo says there is still a lot of work to do. As emergency declarations were renewed this week in … more
Restaurants that were never built with a drive-through window have been pushed into the takeout business in order to survive a time that has chairs turned upside down on top of tables and bar … more
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Since the coronavirus pandemic has shut in neighbors and put many out of work, services provided by local food pantries have become more critical than ever. Rome Rescue Mission has brought its … more
Amid recent reports of cases of individuals diagnosed with coronavirus at Liberty Gardens on North Levitt Street, officials say they are taking steps to hopefully prohibit any further spread. Which, … more
The City of Rome now has an official city historian. Friday morning, Rome City Clerk Jean Isom Grande swore in the newest city historian Michael Colangelo Sr., in a brief encounter outside of city … more
Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo has issued an update on city business and projects as the state’s partial shutdown continues as part of her holiday message to residents. Here is the full text of Izzo’s … more
As researchers are working around-the-clock decoding the genetic make-up of COVID-19 in order to develop a safe vaccine that could provide immunity and protect people for decades, a Rome Free Academy … more
For the local agriculture community, produce growers are finding ways to move forward amid massive shut downs designed to flatten the curve when it comes to the spread of coronavirus. In a Tuesday … more
Rome Memorial Hospital is submitting its surge plan to increase capacity by 50 percent to the state Department of Health today in preparation of an increase in critically-ill patients from the … more
While fears of coronavirus cancels events and temporarily closes businesses, places like Eddie’s Paramount Diner and the Savoy will work to keep on as much of a business-as-usual schedule as … more
The city of Rome is in a state of emergency after a declaration late Monday by Mayor Jacqueline M. lzzo. "Our office has been diligently reviewing directives issued by federal, state and county … more
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced sweeping measures this morning during a conference call with the governors of Connecticut and New Jersey to deal with the spread of the coronavirus. Starting tonight at … more
As concerns over coronavirus continue, local government and other groups continue to make announcements of changes to standard practices, and address resource needs. Looking ahead to the immediate … more
An aged railroad bridge is on track for rehabilitation following a measure passed at Thursday mornings city Board of Estimate and Contract meeting. According to a carried resolution, Rochester-based … more
According to a state Supreme Court filing, Camden-based trash hauler Bliss Environmental is challenging the City of Rome on its recent bid process for a five-year trash hauling contract award. In … more
The state is partnering with hospitals to expand test capacity for the novel coronavirus, plus it will institute a new cleaning protocol at schools and in the public transportation system to help … more
A court case involving a local business owner and a long-vacant, fire damaged building is continuing in Rome City Codes Court. On Thursday, Brian Legg, owner of the building that housed his own … more
An employee of a Rome restaurant worked while infectious with hepatitis A, prompting Oneida County public health authorities to urge anyone who patronized the establishment for a certain period … more
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