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Promoting the sciences

Points of Pride There is a group in Rome that promotes the sciences for not only the young people who are starting out in those fields but also for those who have had a lifetime of exceptional experience in the sciences. It’s the Rome Academy of Sciences. On its website (romescience.org) the academy, which was chartered in 1966, says its goal is to expand education and knowledge of science,... 4:00pm 02/20/17

Another step forward for MVCC

Points of Pride Congratulations to Mohawk Valley Community College upon completion of a $30 million renovation to its Rome campus. As many supporters have noted, the project is truly a “transformation.” The work done will bolster MVCC’s commitment to higher education in the Rome community by not only providing more space in the John D. Plumley Building but also updating classrooms with modern... 4:00pm 02/13/17

Happy Boy Scout Week

Points of Pride If you see a Boy Scout this week, give him a sharp salute. Yesterday was Scout Sunday, and Boy Scout Week continues to Feb. 12. According to the national website at scouting.org, the “mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.” Scouting... 4:00pm 02/06/17
Points of Pride Congratulations to the Rome Free Academy Speech and Debate Club for its excellent showings while competing in its first interscholastic tournament in quite a few years. Club adviser Michael Lacey said the length of time since RFA last participated in an interscholastic speech and debate tournament was unclear, but may have been over 20 years ago. Lacey said many schools no... 4:00pm 01/30/17

Learning in the real world

Points of Pride It’s always encouraging to see local educational institutions link up with major organizations in other fields such as medicine, business or manufacturing. Students get to benefit by encountering the real thing, not just descriptions in textbooks. The hosts get a boost from the students’ enthusiasm, energy and fresh points-of-view. One of the major programs we saw news... 4:00pm 01/23/17

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