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Lee reminds residents of lawn-watering restrictions

County TOWN OF LEE — It may not seem needed given the recent wet weather, but the town is reminding residents of ongoing lawn-watering restrictions, said Lee Supervisor John Urtz. The restrictions, geared to avoid possible strain on the town water district’s reserves during hot dry conditions, allow lawn watering: • East of Turin Road — even-numbered days; • West of Turin Road —... 4:00pm 06/22/17

Unemployment rate rises in region

County The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome metro area rose from 4.5 percent in May 2016 to 4.7 percent in May 2017, according to new statistics from the state Labor Department. The unemployment rate decreased seasonally from 5 percent April. In the last decade, from April to May, the rate declined eight times and was unchanged twice. The unemployment rate is expected to remain... 4:00pm 06/22/17

Assessor begins summer hours in Lee

County TOWN OF LEE — The town Assessor’s Office has begun summer hours which will continue through the end of August, the town announced. The office will be open from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, the announcement added. Regular hours will resume in September, including being open from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, the town said. Separately, the Town Clerk’s... 4:00pm 06/22/17