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Friday, December 15, 2017
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Communications Director Gail Karas is knocking on wood, hopeful communication issues between county dispatchers and first responders have been fixed.
    Since upgrading dispatch consoles at the county communication center in early November, several issues had to be ironed out to ensure a clear line of communication between dispatchers and emergency personnel. The major problem, as Karas pointed out, was that transmissions were garbled for local fire departments using the county’s analog VHF system instead of the 800 MHz digital system.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican bill that would eliminate key loan subsidies for college students and give a boost to for-profit colleges has passed the first major hurdle in the House of Representatives.
    The bill, a rewrite of the nation’s main law governing higher education, passed the House Committee on Education and the Workforce late Tuesday after more than 10 hours of debate. Democrats complained that the bill was rushed through the committee just two weeks after it was introduced without giving them a fair chance to review and amend it.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:00 AM

    Rochester residents have one more round of curbside recycling pickup left.
    After that, recyclables will have to be driven to the Fulton County Solid Waste District Office or a drop-off point.
    On Monday, the city will pick up recycling between Manitou Heights and Main Street. On Tuesday they’ll pick up west of Main Street. Dec. 26-28 will be the last pickup in Manitou Heights and around the lake, said Street Superintendent Lennie Conley.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:00 AM

    A Fulton County Area Plan Commission tie vote Monday means county commissioners’ decision to prohibit commercial wind energy conversion systems in the unincorporated area of the county will go into effect. 

    The plan commission was split 5-5 on whether to uphold the action taken by county commissioners, who determined with a Dec. 4 resolution that commercial wind farms are not in the best interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the public. 

    According to Fulton County Attorney Greg Heller, the plan commission’s tie vote constitutes no action being taken.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:26 PM

    I didn’t vote for the Heisman Trophy this year.

    My vote was taken away due to a miscommunication between the person who administers the vote and myself. I hope to vote next year.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • School nearly done
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:00 AM

    Dedication of a $17.6 million reconstruction of Akron Elementary School is planned for 2 p.m. March 18.
    Construction began in summer 2016. All but the 1987 wing of the school is new, including a kindergarten through second-grade wing directly north of the 1987 section, a new front office to the west and a new cafeteria, large group room and gymnasium to the east. A new playground and central courtyard to allow natural light into the building are featured.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Friday, December 8, 2017 5:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The shutdown reprieve came as all sides issued optimistic takes on an afternoon White House meeting between top congressional leaders and President Donald Trump.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel’s capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he had destroyed already-fragile Mideast hopes for peace.
    Defying dire, worldwide warnings, Trump insisted that after repeated peace failures it was past time for a new approach, starting with what he said was his decision merely based on reality to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government. He also said the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:00 AM

    Four County Counseling Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Carrie Cadwell, introduced herself to commissioners Monday and spoke about where she hopes to take the county’s designated mental health center in the future. 
    “I have a special place in my heart for Fulton County,” Cadwell told commissioners, adding that before coming to work for Four County she had a group practice in Plymouth and was a longtime resident of the northern Indiana area. “In my group practice, about 60 percent of the youth I saw were from Fulton County.”

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Commissioners signed a resolution Monday that prohibits commercial wind energy conversion systems, or WECS, in the unincorporated areas of the county. 
    The resolution asserts that commercial wind farms are not in the best interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the public. It sends a clear message to the Fulton County Area Plan Commission regarding proposed amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Monday, December 4, 2017 5:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling because of anti-Trump text messages.
    Trump, two days after his former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, again denied that he directed FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Flynn.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 5:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn, the retired general who campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s behalf and said members of the president’s inner circle were intimately involved with – and at times directing – his contacts.
    Flynn’s plea to a single felony count of false statements made him the first official of the Trump White House to admit guilt so far in a wide-ranging criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 AM

    Rochester City Council ruled Tuesday that any commercial wind turbines placed in Fulton County must be located three miles from city limits.
    The ruling followed a presentation by Fulton County Area Plan Director Casi Cowles, who spoke about proposed amendments to a section of the county’s zoning ordinance that governs wind energy conversion systems, or WECS.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 AM

    The Rochester City Council on Tuesday approved 2018 budgets for the city water and wastewater departments.
    Water department expenses are estimated at $1,610,600 and wastewater at $1,382,800. Both budget ordinances passed 5-0. Councilmen Mart Smith and Mason Heyde were not present.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Times show, holiday stroll
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:00 AM

    Maxincuckee Singers perform their annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Community Presbyterian Church, 530 Jefferson St.
    Admission is free. A donation is accepted.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

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