City hopes third time charm in bids to renovate waterfront building

Rome A third attempt to obtain bids for repair work at the Bellamy Harbor Park terminal building at a price the city is comfortable with resulted in six bids. The city opened bids Thursday afternoon. The low bidder was SOS Restoration of CNY, from Rome, at $74,880 (plus $12,000 for the additional optional work). The main contract is for structural repairs; siding, trim, windows,... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Brothers buy historic Oneida Ltd. headquarters

County ONEIDA — Four brothers whose parents formerly worked for Oneida Ltd. are buying the historic limestone-and-brick building that had been longtime headquarters for the tableware company which now is part of another firm. The brothers are purchasing the 163 Kenwood Ave. site “as an investment” to be converted for use as office space, light industrial uses, and some residential... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Dispute leads to charges for Spring Street neighbors

Public Safety A noise dispute between neighboring tenants on Spring Street led to threats of violence the next morning, according to law enforcers. Jeffrey B. Bryson, 56, of 227 Spring St., was released on his own recognizance by City Court Judge John C. Gannon Wednesday on a charge of second-degree menacing. His case was adjourned to Sept. 25. Police said at 10 a.m. Aug. 2, Bryson... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Faxton-St. Luke’s sets visitor restrictions

County NEW HARTFORD — Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare is restricting visitors to the Maternity Unit, Nursery, Special Care Nursery and Pediatrics Unit and St. Elizabeth Medical Center is restricting visitors to the Pediatric Unit to adults age 18 and older to help prevent spread of the virus, Enterovirus D68. Earlier this week, Rome Memorial Hospital enacted restrictions on visitors to... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Court tosses out committee suit

County The lawsuit challenging the committee memberships for the Oneida County Board of Legislators has been tossed by a state Supreme Court judge. Justice Bernadette T. Clark has “dismissed in its entirety” the action brought by Minority Leader Frank D. Tallarino, D-12, Rome. Her decision is dated Thursday. “This Court should not and will not disturb the Board of Legislators... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Parks & Trails group launches new round of grants

County Parks & Trails New York is launching the latest round of its Growing the Grassroots capacity building grants for park and trail groups in New York State. The grants, which have increased in size to up to $4,000, are meant to strengthen not-for-profit organizations working to build and protect parks and trails in communities across the state. An application can be found on the... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Knights determined to put drubbing behind them

Sports The Rome Free Academy football team is ready to turn the page and move past last Friday’s lopsided loss to Syracuse’s Corcoran High. It was a contest that the Black Knights are willing to forget after being on the receiving end of a 48-7 drubbing in which they were outplayed in practically every facet of the game. Now sitting with a 0-2 record to start the season, RFA coach... 4:10pm 09/19/14

October Food $en$e signups slated

Home Registration for the October Food $en$e program in Lee Center will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, 5331 Lee Center-Taberg Road at Church Street. Rome’s singup at the United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St., is Sunday, Oct. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. and each Tuesday and Thursday baetween 10 a.m. and... 4:00pm 09/19/14

Safety coalition pushes for tractor rollover protective structures

Home The National Tractor Safety Coalition, a group of 60 organizations working to improve safety in the agriculture industry, announced a renewed emphasis on its campaign to prevent tractor deaths. Two such deaths within one week in New York illustrate the importance of moving forward on this issue, the group stated. Gary Williams died in Chenango County on Sept. 2 after being... 4:00pm 09/19/14