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The recent fire that ravaged the downtown area of Boonville was devastating. These kind of tragedies often bring communities together — especially small town communities like ours. That unity was … more
Another holiday season has passed, and as usual the decorations were lined up like “soldiers.” The Trinkaus Manor display should be scattered throughout the park (as Trinkaus Manor did) so the … more
The Adirondack Division of the New York Central Railroad was built in the 1890s when it reduced days of travel to hours. When huge private holdings shipped hundreds of cars of logs out of the woods; … more
FEMA’s recent insensitive refusal of individual assistance to Oneida County residents who suffered residential losses is worth discussing. One of FEMA’s reasons was that “Homeowner Insurance … more
I recently joined with about 30 others to hold vigil for peace on the grounds of Rome City Hall. While the vigil was planned in response to recent actions by the United States against Iran, it was … more
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to know there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — cervical cancer screening and … more
The Thruway Authority is moving ahead with a proposal to adjust tolls on the Thruway beginning Jan. 1, 2021 -- the first since 2010 -- after we have converted to cashless tolling system-wide by the … more
I came upon an intriguing quote recently that seemed to capture the tone of the holiday season. It reads: “While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right — such … more
I very much agree with a letter I recently received from the Tenney for Congress Campaign. Claudia Tenney states while Anthony Brindisi is in Washington cozying up to the D.C. elite and liberal … more
In the event that some of the residents of Rome missed the Nov. 29th news article, let me fill you in. County Executive Anthony Picente announced the county would take over responsibility for the … more
I feel the need to express my disgust at your front page article Dec. 5 featuring a picture of a “hunter” proudly displaying a dead beaver he had killed by drowning it in an underwater trap. That … more
Rome City School District taxpayers will be asked on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to vote on two propositions. Part of Proposition 1 is for energy performance improvements. The New York Power Authority has a … more
I’m writing in response to Cal Thomas’s opinion piece, “Israel’s right to its ancient land,” published in the Nov. 26 Sentinel. I am horrified by the recent announcement by the current U.S. … more
Open letter to fellow Romans: All of us must be more careful in parking lots especially at the grocery stores, Walmart and post office. Please use the 8- to 10-foot sidewalks. Do not walk behind cars … more
Central New Yorkers did an important thing when they elected Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22. He’s part of the Democratic majority that passed House Resolution 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks … more
The Sentinel “Our Opinion” on November 16 was just too inaccurate and too blatantly partisan to let it pass without comment. First the writer complains about the rules, failing to indicate that … more
As a graduate of Rome Free Academy, business owner and a taxpayer; I do not understand how the proposed bond which includes renovations at the stadium makes sense.  In my opinion, it is perpetuating … more
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Romans will have an opportunity to exercise their most precious democratic right: The right to vote. Through our votes, we will help shape Rome’s quality of life by voicing our … more
Like many of you, who represented me in the county legislature has long been largely a mystery. That changed when Michael Brown began representing District 12.  He has made himself available and … more
I am writing this letter of support for Carolyn Trela-Ferlo because I have known Carolyn well for several years and know her to have many of the personal and professional qualities needed to be an … more
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