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Officials rail at CSX trestles

Rome Today, at the Martin Street train station, city officials were joined by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer to urge CSX to make “sorely-needed repairs and aesthetic fixes” to two trestles running through the center of the city. Schumer, D-NY, said that two CSX-owned-and-maintained trestles along Martin Street, one crossing over Mill Street and the other crossing over South James... 4:00pm 10/23/14

Resolution honors Olney

Rome A Resolution of Appreciation was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors of the Rome Community Foundation in tribute to Robert H. Olney, who died on April 27. Olney was a member of the Board since its inception in 1999. The memorial resolution cites his 15 years of active participation in the Foundation, as well as his involvement in many charitable organizations and... 4:00pm 10/23/14

YWCA receives funds to help local victims of domestic violence

County The YWCA of the Mohawk Valley has received $75,250 for its programs that serve domestic violence victims. In all, $4.3 million was awarded to 56 prevention programs to help families across the state The funding comes through the state but is provided through the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, according to a statement released by the YWCA and Rep. Richard... 4:00pm 10/23/14

Lee, Lake Delta fire departments eye arrangement, to discuss contract

County TOWN OF LEE — A public hearing on the town fire district’s proposed 2015 budget drew no speakers Tuesday night, but the Board of Fire Commissioners did receive some prior feedback about a contract with the Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department. The board as a result has been invited to the department to “see the whole operation,” said board Chairman Brian Mandryck, noting it... 4:00pm 10/23/14

Food $en$e signups begin Friday

Rome Registration for the November Food $en$e program — open to all — will be held at United Methodist churches in Rome and Lee Center. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the Central New York Food Bank. There are no income guidelines. New customers are welcome.   The $15.50 per unit cost is payable at the time of registration by cash, check or food stamps.  Signups... 4:00pm 10/23/14

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