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All bark — and now a little bite

Editorials Members of the city’s Common Council appear to have gotten it right when it comes to making changes to Rome’s ordinances on dogs, specifically noisy ones. While the move will undoubtedly leave some dog owners howling mad, the changes, approved in a unanimous 7-0 vote on Wednesday, are sensible and shouldn’t raise the hackles of most responsible dog owners in the city.... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Letters to the Editor

Stealing political signs destroys our sense of trust

Letters While the national political scene is quite hectic and divisive, we as a community must not be if we expect to succeed as a community. We should be able to cooperate and trust each other regardless of political affiliation, religion, or other differences. However, some in our community are attempting to destroy the sense of trust in the Rome community by stealing political... 4:00pm 11/07/18

Board of Education shouldn’t have cut off speaker

Letters After attending the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 24 I was disgusted with the attitude of a board member. As a taxpayer I am aware of the problems our schools are having with unacceptable behavior and it seems to be a problem with adults failing to be a good example. It was humiliating to Ms. Christine Jobson to be cut short of expressing her concerns and I applaud her... 4:00pm 11/06/18

‘Fantastic ideas’ for clerk’s office

Letters This year I am on team Gordon for Oneida County Clerk. I have been following all the radio interviews between Dave and his opponent and I have to say, I was extremely disappointed in how our current clerk handled herself often making fun of Dave for being a small business owner and having absolutely no platform for fixing the $1.2 million deficit at the DMV. On WIBX 950 with... 4:00pm 11/03/18

Gordon is a breath of fresh air

Letters This year I am supporting Dave Gordon for Oneida County Clerk because I know that Dave will bring a fresh approach to the Clerk’s Office including the DMV. His opponent has been in the Clerk’s Office for 38 years and has been the clerk for 12 years. It’s time for new blood and fresh ideas to fix many of the problems at the Clerk’s Office including the $1.2 million deficit that... 4:00pm 11/03/18

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Nov. 15, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2018. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman began their “March to the Sea” from Atlanta; the campaign ended with the capture of Savannah on Dec. 21. On this date: In 1777, the Second Continental... 4:00pm 11/15/18

Points of Pride

You can go home again

Points of Pride American author Thomas Wolfe wrote a book in the 1930s called “You Can’t Go Home Again.” The main character in the book couldn’t go home again, but that isn’t true for everyone. Dr. Michael Siegenthaler, for instance. Dr. Siegenthaler recently returned to the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District and enthralled fifth graders at the J.D. George Elementary School. He was a... 4:00pm 11/05/18

VVS and local businesses provide a learning opportunity

Points of Pride We were happy to read about the spirit of cooperation between VVS students and local businesses to design and build an 18-hole putt-putt miniature golf course for the 10th annual VVS Community Day on Saturday. Proceeds are going to cancer research, local families and student organizations, according to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school officials. The project was a STEAM (science,... 4:00pm 10/29/18

A change at Fort Stanwix

Points of Pride We congratulate Fort Stanwix National Monument superintendent Frank Barrows and wish him well at his new job with the National Park Service: Program manager for visitor experience and community engagement for the Northeast. He will be based in Philadelphia. Barrows came to Fort Stanwix about four years ago, having served previously at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic... 4:00pm 10/22/18