Highway Superintendent Richard T. Othmer Jr. and the Town of Kent

For Richard T Othmer Jr., the road to becoming the town of Kent's highway superintendent began on Sept. 11, 2001.

He worked for the New York Fire Department from 1986 to 2007 and although he was off on that fateful day, what he saw when he returned to work the next day forever shaped him.

"It was a horrible time," he said. "I lost 55 people I worked with."

After a couple weeks "digging at the pile" of debris, he was pulled off that task for funeral detail. While it may have ultimately kept him healthy, it wasn't an easy job.

"There were still fires in ...more

NYS Expo

The 28th annual New York State Highway and Public Works Expo will take place on October 19th, 2022 in the Center of Progress at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Free admission tickets are sent to every village, city, town, county and state highway and public works professional in New York State. Registration for attendees is free!

Exhibitors from around the state and the nation gather each year in Syracuse for the annual Expo that puts them face to face with municipal budget decision makers. Superintendents, Board Members, Engineers, Municipal Contractors...they're all at the Expo!

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