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Democrats push last-minute gun laws

Editorials It’s that silly time of year when you can depend on the New York State Legislature, in the dark of night, to try to sneak through bills with little consideration for their cost or effectiveness. This week, Democrats, who control the Assembly, passed A.11148, a broad-brush attempt to confiscate weapons for a variety of reasons, and hope to pass A.5826A, to require microstamping... 4:00pm 06/15/18

Letters to the Editor

Are these ‘alternate facts’ or something else?

Letters The President lied 19 times today, June 15th, during his White House lawn press conference, according to Katy Tur of MSNBC. Then she proceeded to show the video of his statements followed by her facts, with citations as to where her facts came from. Chuck Todd, on Meet the Press, showed similar video with the President and detailed eight major misrepresentations in the same... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Brindisi should answer real questions at town halls

Letters When I went to Anthony Brindisi’s town hall in Little Falls, on May 27th, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. People seem to be praising him for his openness to talk with constituents, given that it is often reported that he holds town hall-style events. However, I soon learned that in these “town halls” the majority of the people in the room are his loyal, liberal... 4:00pm 06/22/18

Claudia Tenney continues to fight for veterans

Letters It is no secret that Claudia Tenney has a soft spot in her heart for veterans. Veterans are the backbone of our nation, having risked their lives to protect the freedoms that Americans enjoy every day. I am proud to be represented by a woman who has fought and continuously fights for veterans like Claudia Tenney does. Just recently the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act, a... 4:00pm 06/21/18

Support Brindisi and protect the environment

Letters Don’t you think our government should be overseeing contamination to our precious water and air? It’s not happening. The Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt, and fully approved by Donald Trump, is assaulting the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. The EPA is breaking the law by ignoring deadlines and delaying the clean up of toxic pollution around the country. The... 4:00pm 06/20/18

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — June 23, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his "Type-Writer," featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful typewriter. On this date: In 1314, during the First War of Scottish Independence, the... 4:00pm 06/23/18

Points of Pride

Little Free Library arrives in North Western

Points of Pride Congratulations to North Western and its Little Free Library. For those of you unfamiliar with what a Little Free Library is, the history goes back to 2009 when Todd Bol of Hudson, Wis., built a model of a one-room schoolhouse. A tribute to his mother, the small library was filled with books and placed on a post. This caught the attention of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s... 4:00pm 06/18/18

Take a bow RFA actors, theater educators!

Points of Pride It’s always gratifying to see young people in the community excel, especially so when they display poise and talent in an immensely difficult field such as musical theatre.   It is heartening when these individuals receive due recognition for their accomplishments as was recently the case for members of RFA’s recent production of “Aida” which received a host of nominations in... 4:00pm 06/11/18

Rome Leos mark five years of service

Points of Pride It’s always gratifying to see young people volunteer their time and talents to the betterment of the community or to individuals who need some help. so we applaud this week the Rome Lions Leo Club at RFA, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Leos now constitute an international network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries since their inception in 1957, according to... 4:00pm 06/04/18