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A parent’s worst nightmare

Editorials “Way more than half of the dead babies I’ve had in the emergency room have been co-sleeping,” Dr. Lydia Holm, a physician in pediatric emergency medicine at Blank Children’s Hospital, told the Des Moines (Iowa) Register. “It can happen any time of the day or night.” Holm shared with a Register editorial writer the tragedies she regularly encounters due to parents sharing a bed... 4:00pm 09/19/18

Letters to the Editor

Veteran laments Tenney tactics against Brindisi in 22nd District

Letters As a World War II veteran, when I got off Honor Flight 10 last fall in Syracuse after a delightful visit to Washington, D.C., one of the first people I saw in the airport was Claudia Tenney. I have known her for ten or fifteen years. She gave me a big hug and smile, and had a picture taken of the two of us. Fast forward to the recent notice that was sent out to her campaign... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Public deserves more information on NAACP complaint

Letters Recently, the Daily Sentinel published an account of a Rome Board of Education public meeting held on September 13. During that meeting, members of the local NAACP referenced disparaging comments about welfare recipients that one unnamed board member had posted on social media in March of this year.  Board President Paul Fitzgerald said he had spoken to the member in private... 4:00pm 09/20/18

Brindisi will deal with realities of immigration

Letters The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is hosting Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota. Complementing this in the main hall of the museum is a display of traditional dress worn by people in our community showcasing clothing from Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. This display evoked my earliest memory of Utica, where I participated in a parade for an Italian festival... 4:00pm 09/18/18

We need Brindisi to represent us in Congress

Letters In February of 2017, I attended a Town Hall meeting in Rome that was hosted by Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. A Rome resident questioned him and accused him of being a rubber stamp for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Brindisi immediately responded by saying that his first allegiance was to his constituents and that he had no problem confronting the governor when legislation was proposed... 4:00pm 09/15/18

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Sept. 21, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2018. There are 101 days left in the year. On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme Court. On this date: In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. In 1893, one of America’s first horseless carriages was... 4:00pm 09/21/18

Points of Pride

A great start at Rome Catholic

Points of Pride It’s been an exciting week at Rome Catholic School (RCS). And the future looks good too. In its third year at 400 Floyd Ave., the parochial school happily reported an 8 percent increase in enrollment. There are 104 students, including pre-K to grade 6, up from 96 at the start of the prior 2017-18 school year. Principal Nancy Wilson enthused in a Daily Sentinel story: “I am... 4:00pm 09/17/18

State Fair was quite a party

Points of Pride The 2018 version of the New York State Fair is history and by just about all accounts, it was quite a party. Overall, the weather cooperated. (Always important in determining attendance). If anything, some days it was too hot but that didn’t appear to cut down on the huge crowds. Officials say 1,279,010 people visited the fair. That’s a 10 percent increase. With the regular... 4:00pm 09/10/18

Ring of Lights into a new season

Points of Pride It’s an annual event that marks both an ending and a beginning: The conclusion of the summer season and the start of another autumn. Ring of Lights was held over the weekend. It is a celebration organized by the Lake Delta Upland Owners Association in which residents clear their shoreline of debris and pile the wood products for a bonfire. Each participating property lights... 4:00pm 09/04/18