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What we get for our UN dollars

Editorials For the first time in recent memory, the United States is taking a hard look at what it pays the United Nations and eyeing a potential cut that surely will stir up Turtle Bay. Executive orders under review would reduce funding under certain criteria and call for a review of all treaties involving the U.S. Conceivably that would include the wealth-redistributing Paris climate... 4:00pm 02/17/17

Letters to the Editor

Leaders must learn to live with criticism

Letters Any competent, mature leader of a democratic organization, whether it be a group, religion, community or nation, must learn to live with, and even appreciate, criticism. It is as important as the compliments one gets. It allows the leader to hear all sides of an issue, and explore options, thus arriving at decisions that are equitable and wise. Hopefully President Donald Trump... 4:00pm 02/18/17

Municipalities must examine shared services

Columnists Early this year, the sales tax review committee disbanded after meeting approximately five times. We find this to be extremely disappointing. We view the failure of the committee as a missed opportunity to make changes that are necessary for our county to be sustainable in the future. Let us be clear: Our disappointment does not lie solely in the fact that an agreement to... 4:00pm 02/11/17

Just so you know...

Letters The new Congress is already in session including all the recently elected House and Senate members that now constitute a decidedly GOP majority. House Republicans Claudia Tenney and Elise Stefanik represent R-21 and R-22, the major part of central New York including Oneida county. During the past week ending Jan 6th, as summarized in the Sentinel’s Voterama, Republicans are... 4:00pm 02/07/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Feb. 20, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017. There are 314 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. On Feb. 20, 1942, Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare became the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace of World War II by shooting down five Japanese bombers while defending the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the South Pacific. (O’Hare, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, was killed in... 4:00pm 02/20/17

Points of Pride

Promoting the sciences

Points of Pride There is a group in Rome that promotes the sciences for not only the young people who are starting out in those fields but also for those who have had a lifetime of exceptional experience in the sciences. It’s the Rome Academy of Sciences. On its website (romescience.org) the academy, which was chartered in 1966, says its goal is to expand education and knowledge of science,... 4:00pm 02/20/17

Another step forward for MVCC

Points of Pride Congratulations to Mohawk Valley Community College upon completion of a $30 million renovation to its Rome campus. As many supporters have noted, the project is truly a “transformation.” The work done will bolster MVCC’s commitment to higher education in the Rome community by not only providing more space in the John D. Plumley Building but also updating classrooms with modern... 4:00pm 02/13/17

Happy Boy Scout Week

Points of Pride If you see a Boy Scout this week, give him a sharp salute. Yesterday was Scout Sunday, and Boy Scout Week continues to Feb. 12. According to the national website at scouting.org, the “mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.” Scouting... 4:00pm 02/06/17