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As we reflect on past Woodstock-type concerts the lessons come from experiences: 1) capacity needs to be managed; 2) security needs to be where provided where they might be needed; and 3) inside the … more
No bigger an expert on coastal living than crooner Jimmy Buffett once acknowledged escape is the only way to reason with the hurricane season. Since few of us have the means to spend the next six … more
Here’s another one you’ve heard from us before, but it appears worth repeating. We’d like to believe people are displaying good sense and are following the law by buckling up when they drive. … more
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, teaming up to push for lobbying reform? Bizarre -- and encouraging. The Senate and the House currently impose respective two- and … more
The summer driving season is upon us, and with that the increase in road traffic — and construction sites. Besides the lower speed limits we may encounter, it’s also important to remember New … more
The Associated Press, in its own inimitable fashion, muddled a wonderful story reported yesterday about a 97-year-old former paratrooper who had participated in the original D-Day parachute drop. He … more
The traditional view of rural America is of a red barn, dairy cows grazing in the pasture, and family members working side-by-side. That slice of nostalgia is getting more and more difficult to … more
Amanda Eller, the 35-year-old yoga instructor rescued last week 17 days after getting lost in a forest reserve on the Hawaiian island of Maui, broke every hiking rule. She was dressed in yoga pants … more
The American essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.” Two brave young men who faced remarkably similar horrors in … more
The wonderful United Way of Rome and Western Oneida County needs all of you who have contributed to the health of Rome and the surrounding area to step up at 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, to complete … more
An editorial just prior to the last congressional election advised that the election was less about the candidates than about control of the House of Representatives and the likely leadership. Sadly, … more
Please go to the polls on Tuesday and vote in favor of the Rome City School District budget. It’s the wise choice for the students. Real objections to the budget should be made not in the vote, not … more
When you think about your favorite local businesses, whatever comes to mind — restaurants, retail shops, service providers — there’s a good chance the place you picture is a small business. … more
Americans are sitting more than ever, and computers are to blame, says a new study. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that average American adults spend about 6 1/2 hours a day … more
According to polls, Americans used to prefer vanilla ice cream to all other flavors, but it lost that crown a few years ago. Today, chocolate is the top choice, preferred by almost a third of … more
The vandal who damaged construction equipment on a St. Louis bridge project earlier this week had what he or she apparently thought was a justifiable reason. A note found at the scene declared: “7 … more
Dogs tend to be famous for their perseverance. Some have walked hundreds of miles in search of their owners. Others have been known to sit for days or weeks on top of the gravesite of their deceased … more
You may have read a lot about Florida Man in various columns or newspapers over the years because Florida Man never ceases to amaze bored newspaper editors across the country with some of the … more
Missouri legislators are moving to crack down on telemarketers who mask their identities by displaying fake numbers on the recipient’s caller-ID that are similar to their own numbers. Confronting … more
The blaze that burned the roof off the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris horrified the world. But in less than 24 hours, donors big and small had pledged more than $700 million to rebuild the iconic … more
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