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Thoughts on First Amendment theater

Editorials The Boston Globe, supported by the New England Newspaper & Press Association and Radio Television Digital News Association, solicited editorials to be published August 16th in a “Call to action to protect a free press.” Their August 10th solicitation said, “The slander of ‘fake news’ has become Donald Trump’s most potent tool of abuse and incitement against the First... 9:38am 08/16/18

Letters to the Editor

Where does Brindisi stand on health care?

Letters Anthony Brindisi and his donor Nancy Pelosi have started their mean-spirited campaigns to falsely portray Rep. Claudia Tenney as voting to take away our health care. As a man with several serious medical issues, health care is critical to me and my family. Voters shouldn’t be fooled by the “Throwing granny off a cliff” facade. It’s nothing more than a talking point and... 4:00pm 08/17/18

Free speech and press go hand in hand

Letters I found irony in the Sentinel editorial “Thoughts on political instigation” published 8/7 and shared by a friend on social media where I saw it.  You wonder were these flyers distributed around Rome legitimately recruiting KKK members or were they just designed to stir up trouble? The answer: What difference does it make? They were hate-filled and it is never a good idea to... 4:00pm 08/10/18

Let’s remember Sept. 2 as Victory Day

Letters It’s high time that our country established September 2 as Victory Day, a single federal holiday to mark the end of World War II. On May 7, 1945 Germany officially surrendered to the Allied Powers, bringing an end to the European conflict in World War II. On Sept. 2, 1945 Japan surrendered, ending hostilities in the Pacific. Seventy-three years later, the United States still... 4:00pm 08/09/18

Marianne Buttenschon will represent 119th effectively

Letters I write this letter in support of Marianne Buttenschon, Democrat candidate for the 119th Assembly District. Whoever is elected to serve as representative of the 119th Assembly District will be  required to deal with many issues vital to the people of our community.  These include, but are not limited to, economic development, workforce development, medical care, women’s... 4:00pm 08/04/18

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Aug. 17, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year. On August 17, 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina. On this date: In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany. In 1915, a... 4:00pm 08/17/18

Points of Pride

Volunteer mentors give students a leg up on education

Points of Pride Wanted: 56 to 70 volunteer mentors from the community who are willing to dedicate an hour per week from mid-November to mid-May next year teaching a young student. Because of its past success, the Rome school district’s student mentoring program, designed to help elementary school children achieve their full potential, is expanding to all seven of the district’s elementary... 4:00pm 08/13/18

Working toward a Visual and Wellness Center

Points of Pride Melvin Jones’ personal code was “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.” He lived by that motto all his life, and all of us are better off. You can find out about Jones and his remarkable life at lionsclubs. org. That’s the web site for Lions Interrnational. Why Lions International? He’s the founder, that’s why. Jones was the force behind the... 4:00pm 08/06/18

American Legion members lauded by state group

Points of Pride American Legion posts in our region continue to excel in the service they provide to their friends and neighbors. The American Legion Department of New York bestowed top honors on three members from Oneida and Madison counties during its 100th Annual Convention, held July 19-21 in Rochester. The Legionnaires named Oriskany Fire Chief Thomas Edwin Rothdiener as New York State... 4:00pm 07/30/18