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Election letters due by Oct. 25

Editorials Letters to the editor regarding the Tuesday, Nov. 7, election must be received no later than noon Wednesday, Oct. 25. Letters must include name, town or city address, and a daytime phone number for confirmation purposes. All letters are subject to editing for length, accuracy, content and good taste. To send email and submit Letters to the Editor: • Send emailed letters to... 4:00pm 10/16/17

Letters to the Editor

History is too important to lose

Letters Historic preservation is a conversation with our past about our future. There have been several in-depth studies that looked at the benefits of preserving our history in terms of economic development and moving communities forward. An exstensive study commissioned by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation determined that there are multiple benefits for local communities... 4:00pm 10/19/17

Joe Rosato for Lee town justice

Letters This November the Town of Lee election offers residents an opportunity to choose a town justice. A most important position for any community, without a doubt. There are choices that the voter in this year’s election will have; one brings a background of public service that includes experience in varied areas of the criminal justice system and an exceptional relationship with... 4:00pm 10/18/17

Central Service professionals play crucial role

Letters Central Service professionals were celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, October 8 - 14, 2017. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has served more than 27,000 Central Service professionals in the U.S. and abroad by providing educational and... 4:00pm 10/18/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Oct. 19, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Thursday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2017. There are 73 days left in the year. On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value (its biggest daily percentage loss), to close at 1,738.74 in what came to be known as “Black Monday.” On this date: In 1216, John, King of England, died, more than a... 4:00pm 10/19/17

Points of Pride

Local aid to Puerto Rico

Points of Pride Romans are always quick to reach into their wallets or purses to help people in dire need. Their help is now needed in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Most of the island is still without power and potable drinking water. Many residents are homeless. Friday’s Puerto Rican flag-raising outside City Hall reflects the solidarity Rome has with Puerto Rico, and... 4:00pm 10/16/17

Major tech trend with local focus

Points of Pride Rome and the Mohawk Valley are flying high with drones. Inspired by the groundbreaking partnerships being forged at Griffiss International Airport with local firms, NASA and Walmart, recent activities demonstrate how unmanned aerial system technology is being embraced locally. More than 100 students and teachers joined in a three-day drone event hosted by Project Fibonacci at... 4:00pm 10/09/17

Wreaths Across America honors veterans

Points of Pride One man’s tribute to our veterans inspired a legion of volunteers and gave rise to the Wreaths Across America of today.  This annual tradition to honor those who served our country began in 1992, when Morrill Worcester, the owner of a Maine wreath company, sent 5,000 excess wreaths which were placed on graves by 50 volunteers. Soon, this beautiful tribute caught on in other... 4:00pm 10/02/17