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Obesity study should be wake-up call to action

Editorials Obesity is, literally, a large and growing problem across the world, including here at home in America. In what is called the most comprehensive research done on the subject of obesity to date, a new study — in which data was compiled from 1980 to 2015 — published earlier this month in The New England Journal of Medicine reports these troubling statistics: • More than 10... 4:00pm 06/27/17

Letters to the Editor

Great service from law enforcement

Letters Just some public accolades for the great service that the New York State Police (NYSP) and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) provides for the Town of Verona. Recently, a few residents brought to my attention some concerns that needed to be addressed by law enforcement. In less than a day, both Capt. Mark Lincoln of the NYSP and Sheriff Rob Maciol of the OCSO let me... 4:00pm 06/23/17

Help environment with plant-based diet

Letters Are you, too, fighting mad about Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord? Then let’s fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly plant-based diet. Yes, our diet is pivotal.  A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 38 percent of land use, and 70 percent of global freshwater consumption.  4:00pm 06/10/17

Why should a wall have priority?

Letters President Trump wants to build a “Great Wall” between Mexico and the United States. Why? Illegal immigration from Mexico has significantly decreased since the existing immigration laws have been enforced. Wouldn’t increased and continuing enforcement of these laws be a more effective and economic means of controlling this problem? Neither military nor tariff collection are... 4:00pm 06/08/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — June 28, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip — an act which sparked World War I. On this date: In 1778, the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; from this battle... 4:00pm 06/28/17

Points of Pride

Choices loom for graduates

Points of Pride Over the weekend, hundreds of our best and brightest graduated from high school with the usual pomp. Now come the new circumstances, whether the choices are college, work, the military or married life. Whatever the future holds, success and happiness are certainly worthy goals, but the means of achieving these dreams are important too. Honor, dignity and honesty are the... 4:00pm 06/26/17

130 years of faith and prayer

Points of Pride Summer officially arrives Wednesday, but one widely known icon of our region is already up and running for the season. The Sylvan Beach Union Chapel had its first summer service yesterday and will continue with 10 a.m. services until Sunday, Sept. 17. Organists include Yancey Moore, Marion Scoville, Stephen Mata, Lucetta Barber and Skosh Fearon. It’s the 130th season for the... 4:00pm 06/19/17

Rome golfer qualifies for U.S. Open

Points of Pride For Matt Campbell, the hard work has paid off. Campbell, 28, is the first Rome golfer to ever qualify for the U.S. Open. “This is a dream come true,” he says. We can just imagine. Those of us who like to knock a golf ball around a fairway once in a while can only dream of playing in our country’s national open. It’s quite an honor. The 2007 RFA graduate qualified last week at... 4:00pm 06/12/17