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A regional attraction

Points of Pride The place to be for a good time for a good cause is the Utica Zoo on Saturday, June 3. Our area’s zoo is hosting its 18th annual Wine in the Wilderness fund-raiser. Money raised will benefit the zoo, its animals and educational programs. A new twist this year is the “wine enthusiast ticket” that allows early entry at 4 p.m., wine-tasting education and heavy hors d’oeuvres.... 4:00pm 05/22/17

A snow-removal salute

Points of Pride For most of us, snow is simply a nuisance. There are others, of course, who love to ski or snowmobile; they can’t get enough snow. And, there are others, for whom snow can be a matter of safety or danger, or even life and death. We spotted a news item the other day that our own county Department of Aviation has received a special salute for its snow-removal efforts at Griffiss... 4:00pm 05/15/17

Learning through experience

Points of Pride It may have been a version of David vs. Goliath, but the Rome Free Academy Speech and Debate Club members showed how much talent and heart they have at the State Speech and Debate Tournament last month on Long Island. Club Adviser Michael Lacey said the RFA team, relatively inexperienced, had to compete with larger, more-seasoned schools, some of which have well over 100... 4:00pm 05/08/17

Fort Stanwix, more than a historic gem

Points of Pride Fort Stanwix National Monument is more than a site that is remembered for the strategic roles the original fort played during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and for the various treaties negotiated within its walls. It’s also important to the local economy. Its contributions to economic activity in the area are highlighted in a just-released report that... 4:00pm 05/01/17

On the right trail

Points of Pride Romans should be proud that the city is continuing its commitment to enhance pedestrian pleasure and bicycle enjoyment. It was announced last week that the city is getting $1.4 million to construct the second phase of the Mohawk River trail. It will go further north. The local and state officials involved should be congratulated for their foresight in seeking and providing... 4:00pm 04/24/17

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