Rome, New York
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A great place to enjoy life - 7/13/2011
Rome, NY and vicinity is located in a beautiful natural setting in Central New York. Affordable housing and cost of living is complemented by proximity to all-season recreation choices (lakes, rivers, mountains, ski resorts, golf courses galore, campgrounds, etc. in and around the Adirondacks); an abundance of local festivals, theaters, museum, concerts and performance venues, plus nearby escapes to casinos and spas; a short drive to Northeast metropolitan areas for leisure and work; and a welcoming slow pace when you return home. Historic and modern ethnic influences on cultural opportunities and restaurant offerings add richness to the daily mix of opportunities, rounded out by classroom and community programs for all ages, available on several campuses in the area.[more...]
Wonderful Rome - 2/21/2010
Rome is a most pleasing place if you enjoy being a second class citizen and pay no mind to clean clothes or water. In a nutshell,it is the worst four years I ever spent in a weekend anywhere. And I have been to many remote and underprivlidged areas of the world. Run while you still can ![more...]
school expenditure - 5/22/2008
I couldn't help but notice that the site lists the Rome school expenditure, per student as $9,170 per student, as opposed to a national average of $6,058. With our recent budget just having been voted in it seems those numbers should be updated. With a school budget of almost 95,000,000, and yes that is 95 MILLION, and a public school enrollment of 5,570 it now averages $16,464.02 per student. Quite a difference, isn't it? These numbers come from the school district's recent mailing on the proposed budget vote, which in itself is a non-vote, since the options were wither a school budget of $94,997,337 or settle on a "contingency" budget of $96,838,532. So the optionswere not accept the budget or we will work out a new one, but rather accept our budget or we will ram an even bigger one down your throats.
Welcome to Rome.[more...]