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A letter to the editor in last Saturday’s Daily Sentinel asks what danger an indoor shooting range in an urban neighborhood poses, and suggests that anyone objecting to such a facility is trying to … more
As an NRA certified instructor, after reading the article in the Daily Sentinel about an ordinance proposed by Utica Councilwoman Celeste Friend, I find it is clear Ms. Friend doesn’t know anything … more
It seems comical but more pathetic that former disgraced governor Andrew Cuomo is running ads touting his innocence in his multiple sex scandals. It’s as if he’s proclaiming,”I beat the rap. Do … more
Wednesday morning I watched the President of Ukraine, President Zelenskyy, through video conference, speak to our Congress. I was deeply moved and pondered, what is our role, as a great nation, the … more
Good people, fellow Americans — Ukraine might seem to us like a far-off distant place; its people, language, and customs may differ from ours.  But the Ukrainian people are our brothers and … more
This is in response to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s degrading, belittling words about our president in the Daily Sentinel on Feb. 25. How comforting to know that young adults of our next generation could … more
With the increased attention on activities happening in Ukraine, and the recent attack on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, I would like to take a moment to reassure residents about the … more
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Cancer Services Program (CSP) of the Central Region is pleased to share that we now offer free colorectal cancer screening at age 45, instead of 50. … more
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” The pandemic has reiterated the truth of this proverb in many ways over the last two-plus years.  People, places, things, you name it, and we’ve … more
I read recently in the Daily Sentinel that my congressperson, Elise Stefanik, proclaims herself to “stand firmly with” the people of Ukraine against Vladimir Putin’s attack on their nation. … more
It is with great sadness that I write this post to inform you of the passing of the Fort Bull Research Group’s founder, Ray Barber. Ray died in Norwich on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Ray had a … more
Ponder with me as I share my thoughts with you. How would our country be shaped if not for the French helping us win our fight for freedom and independence? How would our world be shaped if not for … more
The National Organization of DAR and our local Fort Stanwix Chapter are proud to announce the annual Flag Essay contest now in progress. Students from several local school districts in grades five … more
I don’t know about you, but I remember an era, not that long ago, when books were banned. We were forced to find secretive ways to read books like “Catcher in the Rye” and “Soul on Ice.” … more
We know that banning books is not new. The current attempts by some politicians and groups using the justification of parents’ rights are, however, even more dangerous to our freedoms. Actual laws … more
On Jan. 5, Gov. Hochul announced a plan to revitalize SUNY which includes a flawed proposal to bury SUNY Poly’s College of Nanoscale back under SUNY Albany. This is the wrong step at a time when … more
About 25% of the population in our congressional district, New York’s 21st, is over 60 years old. Are you in this group? Is someone you care about in this group? With this in mind, let’s take a … more
America made many mistakes in the 2018 and 2020 federal elections and we are now paying for it dearly. President Trump came to us as America’s first citizen President, not a career politician. He … more
Late in January, a letter was submitted to the Daily Sentinel by Isaac Paz, from Sherrill, NY. It was part of a class assignment. The teacher was Ken Regner. I totally agree with Isaac’s … more
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