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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
When a new restaurant opened recently in Charleston, S.C., the owner, having read a tough review of another eatery from the local paper’s restaurant critic, pre-emptively banned her from setting … more
Law enforcers deserve credit for exercising restraint under extreme duress as they responded, guns drawn, to a report of an unauthorized entry to a house in Washington County, Ore. They knew that … more
The call goes something like this: “Hello, grandma, it’s me, Joey. Yes, it’s really Joey. I have to talk low, and I’m sick, so I sound funny. “Please don’t tell Mom or Dad, but I’ve … more
April is recognized nationally as Volunteer Month, but every day could be called volunteer day here in our area. Volunteerism can define a community. The people of our region are known for their … more
April is “Safe Digging Month.” What this means is that New York State is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call … more
The Ebola scare of 2014-2016 served as America’s wake-up call about the consequences of ignoring serious and deadly epidemics in faraway places. Given the highly mobile nature of the global … more
Editor’s note: The following guest editorial was published in the Albany Times Union. We thought its topic, which is banning the release of police mug shots, if approved, could leave the public in … more
Some college basketball players are calling out the NCAA for an ad that paints a misleading portrayal of a day in the life of a “student-athlete.” The 30-second ad has been in heavy rotation … more
Debbie Campiti knows the heartbreak of losing a child. Now, she wants to help families so they don’t have to go through what she did. The Nick Willard Live Again Foundation is named after … more
This may surprise anyone who’s been caught outside on an early summer night in upstate New York, but the number of insects is declining rapidly — and that’s not good for anyone. The first … more
We never grow tired of seeing people pull together to help neighbors in a tough spot. In this case it was a hot spot. We read an item in the Augusta, Ga., newspaper that The University of South … more
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