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Florida considers a fitting tribute in Black History Month

Editorials For those of us who have been fortunate enough to visit our nation’s capital, the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol is one of those must-see sites. We read with interest a story in the Herald-Tribune of Sarasota, Fla., about a change that Florida is contemplating. While it isn’t the Sunshine State’s worst problem, the Herald-Tribune supports a move to place a statue... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Letters to the Editor

Snowmobile patrol vs. sidewalks

Letters Back in the early 1990s when I set out to build snowmobile trails out of the city, my shop was on the end of Erie Boulevard, which is the middle now. Every time police had a run-in with smomobiles on city streets they would show up at my shop. At that time I was into racing sleds. So after some hard work my friends and I built trails out of Rome. We had great landowners who... 4:00pm 02/16/18

Shame on us for re-electing these legislators

Letters Since the November Oneida County elections, look what’s happened. County minority leader has appointed his brother as a member of the county ethics committee, the legislators supported the first $400 million budget, passed a major pay raise to themselves, and later went along with an increase for the full-time county elected officials. Furthermore, they continue pushing ahead... 4:00pm 02/14/18

More details on drivers licenses

Letters The February 7 Sentinel had an article on page 2 about drivers licenses that I thought was deficient in two major ways. First it did not highlight that although the REAL ID license will be required as identification to travel by air in the USA, it did not clearly state that it will not work for ground travel to Canada and Mexico. An “Enhanced” license will work for both air... 4:00pm 02/10/18

Hooray for high school musicals

Letters It’s that time of the year again. The holidays are long gone, the big game is in the books, and that pesky groundhog just bore us the news that we seem to know already. For those who find this season to be dragging a bit I’d like to offer a suggestion that I’ve found to be just the ticket to lift my bored spirits and help kick-start my springtime attitude. Try attending a... 4:00pm 02/09/18

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Feb. 19, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. On Feb. 19, 1968, the children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner of PBS, beginning a 31-season run. On this date: In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus... 4:00pm 02/19/18

Points of Pride

The United Way: Helping others

Points of Pride There’s a group of individuals in Rome who each year determine who gets what in the annual United Way of Rome and Western Oneida County fund-raising campaign. It could be argued that as a group they are among the most influential people in the region. There are numerous needs and never enough money to go around. Now, this group is looking for more volunteers. The group is... 4:00pm 02/19/18

A magic moment at Olympics

Points of Pride Luge veteran Erin Hamlin smiled broadly Friday as she waved the American flag in front of the U.S. contingent at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. It was a magic moment. Those of us who have followed her stellar career will always remember it, along with her bronze medal and two world championships. The young athlete from Remsen is retiring after... 4:00pm 02/12/18

Dedicated tradition of State Police

Points of Pride Oneida County residents can be proud that four of their own are now wearing State Police uniforms. The four were among 208 new graduates of the New York State Police Academy in Albany last Wednesday. “Today we introduce a new generation of highly trained men and women who will serve and protect the citizens of New York State,” said Superintendent George P. Beach II at the... 4:00pm 02/05/18