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Editorial

Positive signs at VA

Editorials In recent days came a welcome sign that new Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin won’t tolerate business as usual at his agency that has long resisted accountability. Officials unveiled a new website to show how quality of care at veterans health facilities compares with nearby private hospitals and national averages. Vets can also see average wait times at nearby... 4:00pm 04/26/17

Letters to the Editor

Save District Tutorial Center

Letters I am writing in support of the Rome School District Tutorial Center. I am a retired Rome school counselor. My husband, a “retired” special education teacher, has taught at the center for several years. Since 2004, the Rome Tutorial Center has served as a safety net for thousands of our most vulnerable students. It has greatly improved their chances of successfully completing... 4:00pm 04/12/17

Comments on the proposed changes to the Rome school district

Letters For years I have heard complaints from members of our community on the dividing of our elementary students into K through 4 from our 5th and 6th graders. A plan to run them once again in a K through 6 configuration would be welcomed by most. This and a budget without an increas is a welcomed change. However, running our three largest schools, Rome Free Academy, The Taj Ma... 4:00pm 04/05/17

A positive outlook is essential to ‘wellness’

Letters The Central New York Health and Wellness Fair will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Arena. Health and wellness are integrated states of being. Death, disease, illness, and debilitating conditions are negative components that detract from optimal health. Death is the ultimate opposite of optimal health.  Wellness has been recognized as the positive component of optimal... 4:00pm 04/04/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — April 25, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term “America,” in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (vehs-POO’-chee). On this date: In 404 B.C., the... 4:00pm 04/25/17

Points of Pride

On the right trail

Points of Pride Romans should be proud that the city is continuing its commitment to enhance pedestrian pleasure and bicycle enjoyment. It was announced last week that the city is getting $1.4 million to construct the second phase of the Mohawk River trail. It will go further north. The local and state officials involved should be congratulated for their foresight in seeking and providing... 4:00pm 04/24/17

Park improvements in Lee

Points of Pride TOWN OF LEE — The Lee town park is always an inviting place, and often busy with the sights and sounds of adults and youngsters playing sports and their friends and families cheering them on. We were happy to see that the town board last week is continuing the tradition or helping out and promoting these worthy activities. The town board approved a $4,568 sponsorship for the... 4:00pm 04/17/17

Wheels on the road

Points of Pride Let’s go for a spin. Positively Rome’s bike share program is kicking off a second season with some exciting new features to make it more popular than ever. Jake DiBari, founder of Positively Rome, said the bike share program was started to enhance the quality of life in the city for residents, visitors and local businesses. Here’s how it works: Registered members can rent and... 4:00pm 04/10/17