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Brown & Brown selects vice president

Business Brown & Brown has promoted Cynthia Franco to vice president of client services for its Utica-Rome New York region. Franco works in Brown & Brown’s Utica-Rome office. She joined Brown & Brown in July 2010.  In her new role, Franco will focus on leading and delivering employee benefit client services to companies in Utica, Rome, Syracuse, and surrounding communities.  She has 16... 4:00pm 07/07/15

Local Rotarian honored for fight against polio

Rome Michael Occhipinti of the Rome Rotary Club, past president and past district governor, received two awards at the Changing of the Guard dinner June 25. The first award was from Rotary International. It was a 2015 March of Dimes proof silver dollar. The award has the face of President Franklin Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk. The two, a former president and medical researcher, are... 4:00pm 07/07/15

Boonville company to add warehouse; three jobs

County BOONVILLE — Lodging Kit Co., 13492 Route 12, is planning to add a warehouse to its local operations. “As the company has grown we have a better understanding of our needs and feel the expansion project will meet our operational expectations,” said Eric Martin, vice president of the family owned and veteran owned business. “In our business we need to ship our goods within a few... 4:00pm 07/07/15

Council can OK trio of projects

Rome The Common Council will be able to approve three Consolidated Funding Applications to the state when it meets Wednesday. The projects are: The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The largest request is $6 million for the anaerobic digester at the waste water treatment plant. This is the third attempt to get CFA money for this project, noted Jake... 4:00pm 07/07/15

Barneveld woman receives medals on behalf of WWII veteran brother

County A Barneveld woman was presented Monday with medals on behalf of her brother who was killed in a military flight accident in Scotland during World War II, said Rep. Richard L. Hanna. Hanna, R-22, Barneveld, presented four U.S. Army Air Corps medals to Helen Urbanik of Barneveld in recognition of her late brother, Lt. Anthony J. Gorski. The medals included: • The American... 4:00pm 07/07/15