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Choices loom for graduates

Points of Pride Over the weekend, hundreds of our best and brightest graduated from high school with the usual pomp. Now come the new circumstances, whether the choices are college, work, the military or married life. Whatever the future holds, success and happiness are certainly worthy goals, but the means of achieving these dreams are important too. Honor, dignity and honesty are the... 4:00pm 06/26/17

130 years of faith and prayer

Points of Pride Summer officially arrives Wednesday, but one widely known icon of our region is already up and running for the season. The Sylvan Beach Union Chapel had its first summer service yesterday and will continue with 10 a.m. services until Sunday, Sept. 17. Organists include Yancey Moore, Marion Scoville, Stephen Mata, Lucetta Barber and Skosh Fearon. It’s the 130th season for the... 4:00pm 06/19/17

Rome golfer qualifies for U.S. Open

Points of Pride For Matt Campbell, the hard work has paid off. Campbell, 28, is the first Rome golfer to ever qualify for the U.S. Open. “This is a dream come true,” he says. We can just imagine. Those of us who like to knock a golf ball around a fairway once in a while can only dream of playing in our country’s national open. It’s quite an honor. The 2007 RFA graduate qualified last week at... 4:00pm 06/12/17

A community that cares

Points of Pride The past weekend was a busy one in our community. Once again, we have shown that we care about others and are willing to work and make sacrifices to help those who are ill or those who are in need. On Friday, the 21st annual Ride for Missing Children-CNY took place, with the goal of promoting awareness of the plight of missing and exploited children across the country. Some... 4:00pm 06/05/17

Energy recognition in Boonville

Points of Pride BOONVILLE — The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These are noble goals, so it is especially gratifying to learn that the authority has designated Boonville as a Clean Energy Community in recognition of the village’s commitment to safeguarding the environment. On its... 4:00pm 05/30/17