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Local aid to Puerto Rico

Points of Pride Romans are always quick to reach into their wallets or purses to help people in dire need. Their help is now needed in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Most of the island is still without power and potable drinking water. Many residents are homeless. Friday’s Puerto Rican flag-raising outside City Hall reflects the solidarity Rome has with Puerto Rico, and... 4:00pm 10/16/17

Major tech trend with local focus

Points of Pride Rome and the Mohawk Valley are flying high with drones. Inspired by the groundbreaking partnerships being forged at Griffiss International Airport with local firms, NASA and Walmart, recent activities demonstrate how unmanned aerial system technology is being embraced locally. More than 100 students and teachers joined in a three-day drone event hosted by Project Fibonacci at... 4:00pm 10/09/17

Wreaths Across America honors veterans

Points of Pride One man’s tribute to our veterans inspired a legion of volunteers and gave rise to the Wreaths Across America of today.  This annual tradition to honor those who served our country began in 1992, when Morrill Worcester, the owner of a Maine wreath company, sent 5,000 excess wreaths which were placed on graves by 50 volunteers. Soon, this beautiful tribute caught on in other... 4:00pm 10/02/17

Devoted to agricultural education

Points of Pride Agriculture is big business in Oneida County, and retired agriculture teacher Carl Kalk knows it. Kalk, who taught agriculture for 33 years at Adirondack High School and now works part-time in Rome, is among those individuals who promoted ag education on last week’s National Teach Ag Day. We celebrate those educators like Kalk who are devoted to agricultural education.... 4:00pm 09/25/17

Welcoming new citizens

Points of Pride Among the more heart-warming assignments a reporter can get is to cover a naturalization service. People who are about to be sworn in as U.S. citizens are happy, if not ecstatic, and they are surrounded by friends and families in an atmosphere of good will. The Daily Sentinel covers the local naturalization services, in Rome and Utica, because they offer human interest stories... 4:00pm 09/18/17