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Great service from law enforcement

Letters Just some public accolades for the great service that the New York State Police (NYSP) and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) provides for the Town of Verona. Recently, a few residents brought to my attention some concerns that needed to be addressed by law enforcement. In less than a day, both Capt. Mark Lincoln of the NYSP and Sheriff Rob Maciol of the OCSO let me... 4:00pm 06/23/17

Help environment with plant-based diet

Letters Are you, too, fighting mad about Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord? Then let’s fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly plant-based diet. Yes, our diet is pivotal.  A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 38 percent of land use, and 70 percent of global freshwater consumption.  4:00pm 06/10/17

Why should a wall have priority?

Letters President Trump wants to build a “Great Wall” between Mexico and the United States. Why? Illegal immigration from Mexico has significantly decreased since the existing immigration laws have been enforced. Wouldn’t increased and continuing enforcement of these laws be a more effective and economic means of controlling this problem? Neither military nor tariff collection are... 4:00pm 06/08/17

Food pantry needs summertime donations d summertime donations

Letters My name is Linda Finnerty and I am the director of the Town of Verona food pantry. June is here and the kids can’t wait for summer vacation. To some parents the thought of no school is a nightmare. During the school year their children get free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Summer vacation means they have a larger food bill which many just don’t have the money for. The area... 4:00pm 06/07/17

Safe roads and bridges are vital to communities

Letters In the Daily Sentinel on May 5 under the headline “State to help share local cost of extreme winter weather” are two local politicians, Sen. Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, announcing that the county would get $551,196. Of that, Rome would get $138,602. Are these two men blind to the fact that we have been years with bad roads and bridges and that we are... 4:00pm 06/06/17