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Manchester’s horrors

Editorials Monday’s terrorist attack in Britain’s third-largest city, Manchester, marks a new low, even for Islamic State. The target was an Ariana Grande concert whose audience was largely teenagers and pre-teens with their parents. In the twisted minds of Islamic State followers, not even children should be spared maiming and death. Forget trying to make sense of an insane ideology.... 4:00pm 05/25/17

Letters to the Editor

Praising Capitol’s director and board

Letters The front page article in Thursday’s Sentinel about applying for Revitalization money for West Dominick Street sounds like an excellent idea. I want to emphasize that the continuing transformation and enhancement of activity has, in my mind, been the result of innovations both in facilities and programs created by the Capitol Theater and its director, Art Pierce. Art’s... 4:00pm 05/23/17

Don’t lose sight of freedoms in response

Letters The cancellation of conservative Ann Coulter’s speaking engagement at the University of California, Berkeley, is a complicated situation that involves many people and money regarding public safety.  She has a right to speak and others have a right to protest. We are fortunate to live in a country that consistently honors freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, petition;... 4:00pm 04/29/17

Time to focus on Rome

Letters Reading the various local newspapers it makes you wonder if the Rome area is considered part of Oneida County.   It appears that Mr. Picente (County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.) is working diligently to promote Utica. I understand that Mr. Picente resides in our city, yet we are lacking in many things compared to Utica. Promoting the canal isn’t providing retail... 4:00pm 04/27/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — May 25, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Thursday, May 25, the 145th day of 2017. There are 220 days left in the year. On May 25, 1977, the first “Star Wars” film (later renamed “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope”) was released by 20th Century Fox. On this date: In 1787, the Constitutional Convention began at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia after enough delegates had shown... 4:00pm 05/25/17

Points of Pride

A regional attraction

Points of Pride The place to be for a good time for a good cause is the Utica Zoo on Saturday, June 3. Our area’s zoo is hosting its 18th annual Wine in the Wilderness fund-raiser. Money raised will benefit the zoo, its animals and educational programs. A new twist this year is the “wine enthusiast ticket” that allows early entry at 4 p.m., wine-tasting education and heavy hors d’oeuvres.... 4:00pm 05/22/17

A snow-removal salute

Points of Pride For most of us, snow is simply a nuisance. There are others, of course, who love to ski or snowmobile; they can’t get enough snow. And, there are others, for whom snow can be a matter of safety or danger, or even life and death. We spotted a news item the other day that our own county Department of Aviation has received a special salute for its snow-removal efforts at Griffiss... 4:00pm 05/15/17

Learning through experience

Points of Pride It may have been a version of David vs. Goliath, but the Rome Free Academy Speech and Debate Club members showed how much talent and heart they have at the State Speech and Debate Tournament last month on Long Island. Club Adviser Michael Lacey said the RFA team, relatively inexperienced, had to compete with larger, more-seasoned schools, some of which have well over 100... 4:00pm 05/08/17