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Rome needs a city historian

Letters Why does the city of Rome no longer have an official historian? According to legislation enacted in 1919, every “city, town or village” in New York state is required to have an official historian. Granted, this was enacted at a time when the powers that be believed in the value of our heritage and the general populous celebrated our history. I believe there’s still so much in... 4:00pm 12/16/17

Thanks to Vernon for persevering with lawsuit

Letters I am a taxpaying resident of the Town of Vernon, board member of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, and member of Central New York Fair Business. I would like to express my personal thanks to the Town of Vernon Board for staying with their suit against the overreach of the federal government in its decision to take land into trust for the Oneida Indian Nation. The Supreme Court... 4:00pm 12/15/17

Upstate Citizens lament Supreme Court decision

Letters The Supreme Court of the United States this week denied petitions for certiorari filed by the citizen group Upstate Citizens for Equality, Inc. (UCE) and the Town of Vernon challenging the federal government’s power to take sovereign state land into trust for an Indian tribe. While you probably don’t know or care about land being taken into trust for the Oneida Indian Nation... 4:00pm 12/01/17

New Year: A time for forgiveness

Letters As another year passes we need to reflect on the blessing each of us received. The world is definitely changing and not always in a good way. Life as we knew it has changed dramatically due to the corruption, hatred, greed and society is living in bondage to social media. Families and friendships are being destroyed because of political differences. Let the coming new year be... 4:00pm 11/29/17

Vulnerable people deserve better

Letters To the Editor: The recent publicity about a group home in Rome where a resident was found with an infestation of maggots in his throat, and the job terminations and felony indictments of two caretakers at a Webster, N.Y., group home for allegedly causing the death of a resident by rough treatment are reminders of the need for reforms. They are needed not just in group homes... 4:00pm 11/18/17