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Challenges ahead for new officers

Points of Pride Congratulations to the 10 new officers sworn in last week as members of the Rome Police Department. Their job won’t be easy with all the challenges facing law enforcement in these difficult days. Chief Kevin C. Beach rightly described what lies ahead. It’s not a job, it’s a way of life. Before selecting these 10 new officers, the city started with a pool of about 200... 4:00pm 05/21/18

Solving a ‘challenge’

Points of Pride The eight teams had four days to solve a “challenge problem,” and when the competition was over high schoolers from Whitesboro, New York Mills and Sauquoit Valley were winners of the 10th annual Air Force Research Laboratory Challenge Competition. It’s a week-long program, according to the Griffiss Institute. Whitesboro students will intern at the AFRL Information Directorate... 4:00pm 05/14/18

Lifelong skills through boxing

Points of Pride There’s a program at the Rome Family Y that teaches youngsters the fine points of boxing. Who knows? Perhaps another “Brockton Blockbuster” is just waiting to be found. Those of us who follow boxing know, of course, that the “Brockton Blockbuster” was none other than Rocky Marciano, who was born and raised in the Massachusetts city of Brockton and was heavyweight champion from... 4:00pm 05/07/18

Women and cardiac health

Points of Pride We are happy and eager to publicize in the Daily Sentinel many worthy activities and causes. This week we wanted to spotlight a special event that reminds us that it’s time to celebrate women and empower them to improve their heart health. The American Heart Association will host the Utica Go Red for Women luncheon at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., Whitestown, from noon to... 4:00pm 04/30/18

Training for disasters

Points of Pride The State Preparedness Center in the Town of Whitestown last week hosted hundreds of fire and rescue personnel who wanted to expand their skills at saving lives. Rome, Utica and Whitestown firefighters joined more than 400 rescue personnel from New York City, the New York National Guard and beyond in a five-day training exercise. Their goal? To learn how to work together in a... 4:00pm 04/23/18