Hearing set for Rome residence

Rome BY STEVE JONES Staff writer The city will hold its first Public Nuisance Abatement Law hearing in just under a year on Tuesday when the house at 6282 Lamphear Road is put up for examination. Joseph F. Armstrong, owner of 6282 Lamphear Road, was contacted by the city on Jan. 16 to notify him of the hearing. It will be held at 2 p.m. in the Common Council chambers at City Hall.... 4:10pm 01/26/15

Griffith appoints corporate secretary

Business M. Griffith Investment Services has promoted Mary Gurtowski to corporate secretary. Gurtowski has been a member of the M. Griffith team since 2002. She is Series 7 & 66 registered, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from SUNYIT. In addition to her primary responsibilities of account servicing and problem solving for the clients of President and Chief Executive Officer... 4:00pm 01/26/15

GLDC hires firm for reuse strategy at busy intersection

County A firm specializing in land planning and design services has been hired to recommend a reuse strategy for a highly visible part of Griffiss Business and Technology Park. Griffiss Local Development Corp. owns about 25 acres at Floyd Avenue and Route 825, one of the busiest intersections in the park, and has received interest from developers in the location. On Thursday, GLDC... 4:00pm 01/26/15

Police: Beware of scammers claiming to be from IRS

Public Safety CAMDEN — Camden Village Police are warning area residents to be aware of possible scams during tax season. Those who receive a phone call, email, or message they feel might be a scam, should visit: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing for more information on how to handle the situation and report it. An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including... 4:00pm 01/26/15

Meetings — Jan. 27, 2015

Meetings / Events County Executive’s hearing, 10 a.m. Public comment on changing local law to prohibit e-cigarette smoking in county owned or leased buildings. Executive Conference room, 10th Floor, County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica. Adirondack Board of Education, 7 p.m. Special meeting for budget presentation, Boonville K-5, Ford St. Westmoreland Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Room... 4:00pm 01/26/15

robo-makers qualify for championships

Education The Rome Free Academy Engineering Club’s VEX Robotics team has qualified for the Northern New York State Championships, which will be held Feb. 7 at Onondaga County Community College in the SRC Arena, the Rome school district announced. The RFA Black Knights #8746 team qualified by being the tournament champions at the B’ville Skyrise Challenge at C. W. Baker High School in... 4:00pm 01/26/15

RFA senior Mays shatters two of her own school records

Sports Rome Free Academy senior Mariah Mays broke her own school records in the shot put and weight throw at the Rock and Throw Off held in Lancaster on Saturday. Mays placed second and broke her school record in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet and 5 inches, which is only 5 1/2 inches off the Section III record held by Monica Ridgeway of Liverpool. RFS senior Juliana Piemonte... 4:10pm 01/26/15

Heart Walk/Run at RFA Saturday

Health With an added outdoor 5-K run, the 13th annual American Heart Association Rome Walk & Run and Pre-registration will be held Saturday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Rome Free Academy, 95 Dart Circle. It includes walk, run, interactive health fair, vendor expo and entertainment. Sponsored by Rome Memorial Hospital, registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby where participants enter... 4:00pm 01/26/15

Boaters can learn rules of road

Health WHITESTOWN — The United States Power Squadron’s “Mastering the Rules of the Road” seminar will be presented by the Utica Sail and Power Squadron 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 121 Second St. This seminar provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules. It aims to simplify... 4:00pm 01/26/15