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New job will prevent councilor from re-election run

Rome Sixth Ward Councilor John A. Nash will not be able to seek re-election this fall, having recently taken a job with the federal government. Under the Hatch Act, he will be allowed to finish the term, which ends Dec. 31, but cannot run again, he confirmed today. “Based on my experience and knowledge, I knew that I would need to determine exactly how the Hatch Act would apply to... 4:00pm 03/28/15

Work on dam will wait as city rejects bids for repairs

Rome The city has rejected the bids for work to repair Kessinger Dam and the tunnel that carries water from the dam toward Rome’s filtration plant on Stokes-Lee Center Road in the Town of Lee. The Board of Estimate and Contract voted 4-0 Thursday to reject the bids as too high. The city had initially expected costs to come in around $8-$10 million, but the bids came in much higher.... 4:00pm 03/28/15

City Republicans seek candidates for fall elections

Rome The Rome Republican Committee is looking for candidates for the Common Council’s seven wards, as well as mayor and council president. The committee will screen at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at the Elks Lodge. Those interested in running for elected office and who would like to be screened by the committee must submit a letter of interest along with a resume and contact... 4:00pm 03/28/15

Senior Citizens Advocacy Day Tuesday

Meetings / Events WHITESTOWN — The annual Senior Citizens Advocacy Day is Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Whitestown Community Center, 1 Championship Way. Speakers will discuss topics of interest to seniors, including current policy issues, opportunities for empowerment and resources available in the state. Scheduled panel members are: Maria Alvarez, executive director of Senior Action... 4:00pm 03/28/15

Utica Library to host ‘fun’ after school math program

Education A program to help with children’s enjoyment and knowledge of math skills was announced by Utica Public Library. The program, called “Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club,” will be on Mondays after school in April and May, including a 4:30 p.m. session for ages 4-8 and a 5:30 p.m. session for ages 9-12, according to a Utica Public Library announcement. Included will be a program on... 4:00pm 03/28/15