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Help for families dealing with addiction

Points of Pride For families dealing with the problems of addiction, there is help locally. The Family Support Group, which meets the third Monday of each month including tonight, is free and open to everyone who wants to discuss issues with others in the same situation and needs community resources and referrals. The session is from 6 to 7 p.m.. in the second floor classroom at Rome Memorial... 4:00pm 01/16/17

More stars on the rise

Points of Pride A round of applause to all those young people, past and present, who not only show off their talents but learn new ways to express themselves in the Capitol Theatre Rising Stars program. Winter Session classes are about to begin for the 10-week program, and youngsters have only until Friday to sign up. Tuition is $120. For more details, check out the Capitol webite at... 4:00pm 01/09/17

A duty much appreciated

Points of Pride This time of year we are bombarded by statistics: Some describe the most of this or most of that in 2016 or whatever year that is coming to a close. Some are important and some not so important. Last week the Daily Sentinel ran a story with some numbers from the New York National Guard that caught our attention. These were figures on the 12,000 military funerals conducted by... 4:00pm 01/03/17

It takes equipment and training

Points of Pride Great training and great equipment. It’s an unbeatable combination. Last week local fire departments put these components to the test when they rescued a dog stranded in the middle of icy, fast-moving Oneida Creek in Vernon. Colby the dog fell in the creek and either swam or was swept to a small island. The wet and scared pooch needed help. To the rescue came firefighters from... 4:00pm 12/27/16

Remembering times past

Points of Pride Among the many activities we like to cover in advance stories and then in photos are school reunions. It seems that Rome and nearby school districts have a strong interest in reunions, perhaps stronger than in many other parts of the country. They always seem to draw a good crowd, not only from local alums who still live in the area. Folks who live far away show up too. Old... 4:00pm 12/19/16