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Thoughts on political daylight

Editorials Many in the mainstream media called President Donald Trump’s inaugural address “dark” but Trump won’t care. He was speaking not to the media, but directly to middle America and directly to the political elite sitting behind him. He spoke directly to voters and knocked it out of the park. He spoke directly to politicians laying out his opening negotiation position. Trump... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Letters to the Editor

Diet is key component to lower health costs

Letters With Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance - a plant-based diet. A study with 131,000 participants, in last year’s “Internal Medicine,” found that consumption of animal protein is associated with higher risk of death. A couple dozen other... 4:00pm 01/17/17

County sales tax reduction and reform not as difficult as it seems

Letters The Oneida County sales tax should be reduced to 8 percent in an effort to create a more business friendly community. The reduction would not only invite people to shop in Oneida County but would give greater incentive for residents to shop here rather than in bordering counties which have lower rates like Herkimer or Onondaga. The distribution of the then 4 percent local... 4:00pm 01/07/17

Welcome back, Father Paul

Letters After several weeks of an investigation, Father Paul Angelicchio was vindicated from false accusation. As a resident of Rome, I have witnessed the compassion and love that Father Angelicchio conveys to his parish as well as to our community. `He has brought back to the church many past artifacts from the original church and is familiar with the Italian heritage and for this he... 4:00pm 01/04/17

Tabliod Tales

Today in History — Jan. 21, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2017. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 1942, pinball machines were banned in New York City by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia after a court ruled they were gambling devices that relied on chance rather than skill (the ban was lifted in 1976). On this date: In 1793, during the... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Points of Pride

Help for families dealing with addiction

Points of Pride For families dealing with the problems of addiction, there is help locally. The Family Support Group, which meets the third Monday of each month including tonight, is free and open to everyone who wants to discuss issues with others in the same situation and needs community resources and referrals. The session is from 6 to 7 p.m.. in the second floor classroom at Rome Memorial... 4:00pm 01/16/17

More stars on the rise

Points of Pride A round of applause to all those young people, past and present, who not only show off their talents but learn new ways to express themselves in the Capitol Theatre Rising Stars program. Winter Session classes are about to begin for the 10-week program, and youngsters have only until Friday to sign up. Tuition is $120. For more details, check out the Capitol webite at... 4:00pm 01/09/17

A duty much appreciated

Points of Pride This time of year we are bombarded by statistics: Some describe the most of this or most of that in 2016 or whatever year that is coming to a close. Some are important and some not so important. Last week the Daily Sentinel ran a story with some numbers from the New York National Guard that caught our attention. These were figures on the 12,000 military funerals conducted by... 4:00pm 01/03/17