Lifelong Lima Firefighter Turns 81

LIMA – The Lima Fire Department is celebrating the 81st birthday of their former Chief, Dick Garey. Garey joined the Fire Department in 1954 as a firefighter. He was only 18 years old, which was the minimum age to join. “It’s gone from just a bunch of guys showing up and jumping on the fire truck to much more sophisticated equipment, to much more protective gear, to much more training and involvement," said Garey. On April 26, Garey will … [Read more...]

Pinwheels and Talks Stand to Prevent Child Abuse in Livingston County

LIMA – Those pinwheels that you may have seen in Livingston County stand for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheels are part of an annual campaign by Livingston County’s Department of Social Services (DSS) to raise awareness of child abuse and prevent it wherever possible. "Each year the Department of Social Services’ goal is to continue our efforts through this campaign to provide information and awareness about this important … [Read more...]

Large-Scale Solar Panel and Wildflower Fields Could Blossom in Lima

LIMA – A meeting and recent webinar regarding large scale solar installations shed more light on Lima’s continuing considerations to allow solar sites and potential strategies to capitalize on solar power. Lima’s Deputy Supervisor Cathy Gardner said that an April 5 meeting included a presentation on anticipated guidelines for large scale solar siting by a New York State Department of Agricultural and Markets representative. "We have learned … [Read more...]

Lima to Cut Many Village Ash Trees Ahead of Borer

LIMA – Lima residents may be seeing numerous trees coming down soon as the Lima Village Highway Crew deals with the destructive Emerald Ash Bore, EAB. This spring, the highway crew will begin examining existing Ash trees to determine which ones will need to be removed. "We usually try doing them throughout the spring and summer, and we do it as we can get to them, as we notice them," said Village Superintendent of Public Works, Ben Luft. … [Read more...]

Cars Crash at Notorious Lima Intersection

LIMA – A two-vehicle crash slowed traffic at the intersection of East Main Street and Bragg Street Wednesday evening. According to first responders on scene, one person complained of hand pain. As of 7:12 p.m., no one had been sent to a hospital. "This intersection is very dangerous," said Fire Chief Jim Pribanich at the scene. "It needs to have something done with it." The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the … [Read more...]

Lima Ambulance Salutes Captains Caccamise and Lindsay as They Pass the Torch

LIMA – It was all green at the Lima Ambulance building Mar. 19, but not for Saint Patrick’s Day. On Sunday, ambulance volunteers, family members and public officials gathered to thank former Rescue Captain Norm Caccamise, and Co-Captain, Donna Lindsay, for their years of service. The celebration was hosted by Lima’s new Rescue Captain, Scott Domuracki, who will work in partnership with new Co-Captain, Michael Finucane. “I think what it … [Read more...]

Petition to Open Aldi at Lima’s Old Save-A-Lot Continues

LIMA – The petition to open an Aldi store in Lima is still short of the 1,000 supporters necessary. The petition, available here, is seeking the support of those interested in having an Aldi open in the old Save-A-Lot property located on 5&20. As of Mar. 16, the Aldi petition has garnered 769 supporters, still 231 shy of the 1,000 needed. After voting, participants are also offered the opportunity to write a comment explaining why they … [Read more...]

Lima to Clear Up Problems with Cleary Road Bridge

LIMA – The Lima Town Board is working on plans to fix the Cleary Road bridge. Keith Arner, Lima Highway Superintendent, explained the need for a new structure at Lima's town board meeting. “To look at the bridge you don’t realize that it’s on a skew, but when they went out and did their field measurements it is actually on a slight skew,” said Arner. Bridge plans have been ongoing, and although the bridge does not meet length standards … [Read more...]

Lima Antiques Says Farewell After 30 Cherished Years

LIMA – For those who have seen the discount signs hanging in the windows of the long-standing and much-loved Lima Antiques, the rumors are true. The shop is closing its doors. Although at this time owner Tecla Benson is working on selling as many of her antiques as possible, she said that she plans to be closed down by the end of June. The shop continues to be a fixture, but for Benson, it is just time. “I’ve had a shop in town for 45 … [Read more...]

Lima’s New Fire Truck Takes Safety to New Heights

LIMA – A new fire truck purchased by the Lima Fire Department will help keep the town and village of Lima and its volunteer firefighters safer than ever. According to Lima Fire Chief Jim Pribanich, the new truck, a 1996 Spartan quint aerial, is a good fit due to its tall ladder and multiple safety features. "We’ve been looking for aerial trucks for, I’d say, a good six months, and Lima is a small community so it’s tough to find a deal that … [Read more...]