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They could be your next-door neighbor, or a complete stranger. They could be farmers, office workers or crews from the local public works departments. They are volunteer firefighters. RecruitNY … more
The sounds of spring are returning after a long winter. Among them — the robins’ trill, the honks of the geese flying north — comes the the jaw-clacking crunch of car wheels in a pothole. We … more
We want to applaud the efforts of the Oneida Indian Nation and its Turning Stone employee Viktoriya Runkevich for kicking off a donation drive among the Nation’s employees to aid the Ukrainian War … more
If Mardi Gras is so great, one might ask as another Fat Tuesday was celebrated this week, why hasn’t it been copied across the land? Maybe it’s because any effort to duplicate Mardi Gras beyond … more
This week we celebrated National FFA Week during which students who participated in local FFA chapters learned vital lessons not just in the nuts and bolts in the agricultural part of farming but … more
Discussing cancer is a heavier conversation than most of us care to have. Yet, it’s a conversation that’s important. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1.9 million are … more
Challenging young minds is one of the most rewarding things we can do as adults. One way that can be done is by requiring stude nts to read wonderful and impactful books that pose difficult or, at … more
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the one you love. Feb. 14 is traditionally a day to give roses, cards and boxes of chocolate to spouses, sweethearts or close friends. The day is named for a … more
The nearly foot of snow that greeted Rome residents when they awoke Friday morning may have been unwelcome for many — but it was not an unwelcome surprise. Forecasters with the National Weather … more
If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall. If you’re getting a lot of robocalls trying to sell you something, odds are the calls are illegal. … more
Across the country there has been a realization that it may be time to take another look at historical markers — those little signs we see dotting the landscape with a paragraph or two explaining … more
It’s been a long time since we’ve had good news in the battle against the COVID-19 virus, but Friday’s numbers from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office are welcome. The latest statistics say that for … more
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking, otherwise known as modern slavery. The FBI has identified 14 … more
During the first years of the Great Recession, college enrollment jumped by 16% between fall 2007 and fall 2010. It’s been the opposite during the pandemic, with colleges nationwide losing more … more
Our area has already received a fair amount of snow this winter, and temperatures are dropping below zero. This weekend, there’s a chance of snow in Central New York. As we enter the frigid days of … more
A lot of states have some strange laws, and lawmakers add plenty of new laws every year. But rarely do they rid the books of old laws that no longer serve a purpose, or refine laws that do not appear … more
How rough a year was 2021? Well, it took Betty White on its final day, darn it! The last surviving “Golden Girl” cast member from the Miami-based show died Dec. 31 at 99. White was known for her … more
Americans who watch magic tricks always try to figure out how it was done, the better to protect themselves from charlatans. That curiosity is America’s last hope as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and … more
We all have seen car accidents, but how many of us have stopped to help or call 911? Being responsible residents when you witness a wreck by stopping to check on the drivers and passengers as well as … more
Santa’s reindeer-led sleigh ride on Dec. 25 generally gets a lot of press, but this year, another journey that began on the same day deserves at least a few paragraphs. At 7:20 a.m. Christmas … more
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