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Sounds to drive carp crazy

Editorials The Wall Street Journal reports that the Army Corps of Engineers, as part of a $275 million plan to stop the dreaded Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, is considering erecting a “wall of sound” at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River in suburban Chicago. It would generate noises fish find loathsome, causing them to stay put, sparing the Great Lakes’ $7... 4:00pm 08/19/17

Letters to the Editor

Taxpayer doesn’t stand a chance

Letters Within the last few weeks there have been newspaper articles concerning our state and county executives. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a plan to install high-tech color-changing lights on New York City’s bridges — producing a “light show.” Instead of wasting money on such a thing, why not invest in improving infrastructure that’s been neglected? Concerning our county government,... 4:00pm 08/15/17

Why can’t officials do their jobs?

Letters I contacted Sen. Joseph Griffo’s office well over a year ago with a worker compensation problem I was having with a state agency. Each time I called I was requested to send info to them and that they would respond. After six to eight calls to the office and sending six to eight items for their review, I received zero response, so I just gave up. We pay these officials a very... 4:00pm 08/15/17

Marine Corps veteran appreciates a thank you

Letters When running up Fish Hatchery Road on Saturday and passing Teugega Country Club’s third hole, a golfer thanked me for my military service; I believe he noticed I was a wearing a United States Marine Corps shirt. The acknowledgment was greatly appreciated. — Peter Dain, 8348 Forest Lane, USMC, 1965-69 (Vietnam 1966-1968) 4:00pm 08/09/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Aug. 21, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2017. There are 132 days left in the year. On August 21, 1858, the first of seven debates between Illinois senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place. On this date: In 1831, Nat Turner launched a violent slave rebellion in Virginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 whites. (Turner was later executed.) In... 4:00pm 08/21/17

Points of Pride

Volunteers make the difference

Points of Pride BOONVILLE — The last puff of sawdust has drifted to the ground, marking the grand finale of the 70th annual New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days on the county fairgrounds. Lumberjacks and jills, along with their friends and fans from all over the U.S. and Canada, jammed this village over the weekend to celebrate their specialized skills in woodcraft. Boonville has hosted the... 4:00pm 08/21/17

It’s time to recycle

Points of Pride If you’re one of those people (like most of us) who let things sort of pile up around you, this week is a lucky one. Jervis Library is hosting its semi-annual Recycling Day on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library parking lot. You’ve still got two days to collect that stuff, junk and miscellaneous debris that you never quite get around to dumping. It’s easy. From... 4:00pm 08/14/17

Plenty to do last weekend

Points of Pride No bored soul could say there was nothing to do in the Rome area over the past weekend. There was plenty. In fact because of some overlapping schedules we could wish that some events were spread out a bit, or held on other weekends. We expect we can’t list every event that made this past weekend one to remember, but here are the highlights: 1. Rotary’s 15th annual Canalfest.... 4:00pm 08/07/17