City pulls crew from job for lack of training

Rome The city had to pull its workers off the job at the state-owned terminal building at Bellamy Harbor Park Friday because some of the workers did not have the 10 hours of safety training required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, noted Jake DiBari, head of the city’s Department of Community and Economic Development. The city is overseeing the repair... 4:00pm 10/29/14

Lee Town Board OK’s budget with no general town tax

County TOWN OF LEE — A 2015 town budget that continues a 33-year streak of no general taxes has been approved, with slight revisions from the earlier proposed version involving taxes for five isolated lighting districts. The spending plan was finalized Tuesday night by the Town Board, which also approved a tentative contract agreement for highway department employees plus a two-year... 4:00pm 10/29/14

Medal of 1777 winner shares story of freedom, joy of knowledge

Rome Eleanora Collins read a book by Arch Merrill about Rochester and Underground Railroad locations, then her sister showed her those locations and a spark ignited in her. “It’s an interest that grew on me, and it grew and grew and grew.” Now, Collins is being honored by the Rome Historical Society with this year’s Medal of 1777 for her “years of work in researching, writing and... 4:00pm 10/29/14

Stone Soup Thursday

County VERONA — Stone Soup, a community dinner free to all, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. The church is located on the corner of Rock Road and Main Street. The dinner will be served by the New London United Methodist Church. 4:00pm 10/29/14

Oriskany receives grant for rescue training

County ORISKANY — The village has received nearly $100,000 through the state’s Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue Grant Program. The program to allow local emergency response teams to enhance their rescue-related capabilities related to structural collapse, trench, confined space, waterway, flood, and rope rescue response operations.The village’s $99,445 award was announced... 4:00pm 10/29/14

College notebook — Oct. 28, 2014

Sports BRADFORD, Pa. — Rome Free Academy graduate and Pitt-Bradford senior Sarah Foley was named the Kutztown Invitational Bowling Tournament Most Valuable Player during the team’s opening weekend in Reading, Pa., from Oct. 18-19. Foley averaged a 205.4, the highest average of the 105 bowlers taking part in the competition. She also bowled a team-high 226 in game one of the Team... 4:10pm 10/29/14

Sports agate — Oct. 29, 2014

Sports Agate FOOTBALL Section III Playoffs Class AA Quarterfinals Auburn 35, Corcoran 30 Baldwinsville 28, Christian Brothers Academy 20 Liverpool 46, Cicero-North Syracuse 13 Henninger 60, West Genesee 8 Semfinals Saturday No. 5 seed-Auburn vs. 1-Henninger at C-NS, noon. 3-Baldwinsville vs. 2-Liverpool at C-NS, 3 p.m. Final At Carrier Dome Sunday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. Class A Quarterfinals... 4:00pm 10/29/14

Reichhart art show opens Nov. 5

Arts & Learning TOWN OF LEE — Fusion Art Gallery, in The Photo Shoppe, 8584 Turin Road,  will host a gallery opening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 for a show showcasing the artwork of Lynne Reichhart.   It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Reichhart works in her home studio.  Her predominant style is representational and her subject matter varies... 4:00pm 10/29/14

Free talk, book signing Saturday

Arts & Learning Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will host a book talk and signing with Peter M. Leonard and Mike Colangelo Sr., authors of “Rome Through Time,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a 30-minute presentation, followed by a book signing, for the newly-released “Rome Through Time” by Leonard and Colangelo. This event is free, and will be held in the auditorium. Leonard is... 4:00pm 10/29/14