When Rome Free Academy graduating seniors received their diplomas during ceremonies Saturday, they soon noticed there was a tiny error. The text on the diplomas said they were handed out in Roma, NY, not Rome, NY. Rome (not Roma) City School Superintendent Peter Blake said the mistake was discovered after the ceremony when parents and students bega...

U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas and the leadership at the National Italian American Foundation announced that John Bellotti, of Acton, a student at Adelphi University, received a travel award through NIAF. Bellotti is one of 20 college students from across the nation who will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all...

On May 12, the Maria Montessori chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the National Italian Honor Society inducted 17 juniors, two seniors and one honorary member at the annual induction ceremony. Juniors who were inducted included Isabella Beil, Mia Bruno, Benjamin Burkey, Tyler Catanzarite, Luciano Cardillo, McKenna Connolly, Grace Coppola, Anna...

Kansas State University in Italy celebrated its grand opening May 29 in Orvieto, Italy, as the inaugural session of Kansas State University in Italy summer program commenced. The Orvieto mayor's office hosted a joint news conference with the university to celebrate the partnership, confirming the relationship between Kansas State University, Kansas...

Not many elementary school kids get a chance to study and learn to speak and write the language of their descendants. A Medford fifth grade class studying Italian has been honored as the winner in an annual regional contest for a descriptive, artistic poster with an Italian theme. Debra Notaro’s fifth grade class from the McGlynn Elementary School...

Congratulations to the 2017 Lido Civic Club Scholarship winners! Francesco Isgro, Chair of the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Committee, announced the winners of a total on $60,000 in scholarships at the Sixth Annual Scholarship Awards Presentations held at the Italian Embassy. The scholarship winners are: Domenic Allegra, Bridget Bagileo, Ethan Casse...

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) will award scholarships to 14 area students this month. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee, which was headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford. Eight $1,000 scholarships and six $500 scholarships will be presented June 22 a...

t’s great to be bilingual and there’s an easy way to learn Italian and it doesn’t cost much. The West Shore Sons of Italy is proud of its heritage and members show it through their love of the Italian language. “I think it’s one of the most beautiful languages in the world,” language instructor Santo Paese said. Every Sunday afternoon and every Mon...

Gualtiero Piccinini says he was “a thoughtful kid.” His parents advised him to think for himself, and he “took that seriously.” He’s been a philosophy professor at UMSL since 2005 and works primarily in philosophy of mind with an eye toward psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Almost an engineer. Piccinini’s father was a research engineer...

From the desk of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society: The Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is pleased to announce the winner of its $500 Spirito d’Italia Scholarship. Jaclyn Raguso of Montrose, a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School, plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall. Her winning essay detailed her appreciation for t...