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Wonderful ‘Pirates’ at RCT

Letters The Rome Community Theater presented “Pirates of Penzance” by Gilert and Sullivan for several performances in October. This was an outstanding local production of musical theater from an organization that plays an important part in the quality of life in Rome and the greater Mohawk Valley. Providing a live orchestra instead of a recording of a professional group adds a great... 4:00pm 10/21/17

County can’t afford pay raises for legislators

Letters The citizens review committee wants to almost double pay for county legislators. It would be interesting to read this report as Oneida County is one of the poorest in upstate New York. Oneida County has the highest tax rate in Upstate New York. Utica is listed as one of the most dangerous cities to live in in New York. And, after the last census, Oneida County lost American... 4:00pm 10/20/17

History is too important to lose

Letters Historic preservation is a conversation with our past about our future. There have been several in-depth studies that looked at the benefits of preserving our history in terms of economic development and moving communities forward. An exstensive study commissioned by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation determined that there are multiple benefits for local communities... 4:00pm 10/19/17

Joe Rosato for Lee town justice

Letters This November the Town of Lee election offers residents an opportunity to choose a town justice. A most important position for any community, without a doubt. There are choices that the voter in this year’s election will have; one brings a background of public service that includes experience in varied areas of the criminal justice system and an exceptional relationship with... 4:00pm 10/18/17

Central Service professionals play crucial role

Letters Central Service professionals were celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, October 8 - 14, 2017. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has served more than 27,000 Central Service professionals in the U.S. and abroad by providing educational and... 4:00pm 10/18/17