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I read the Sentinel’s report of the meeting of the ad hoc committee on redistricting of the Rome City School system. That report was an outstanding and thorough account. Board Vice President, Tanya … more
It’s been said that you can’t win against someone who buys ink by the barrel, especially when you are limited to 300 words. But I can’t let the Jan. 6 Sentinel lead editorial pass without … more
In announcing the appointment of John Ernst as the new chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) in late October, Gov. Kathy Hochul referred to the Park as “a unique asset” and a “natural … more
What did the so called “educated leaders” think was going to happen with vaccine mandates? We are down 30,000-plus healthcare workers in this state alone as reported in several news outlets. Now … more
Here we are starting a new year and yet the current administration has not moved forward at all in its response to dealing with COVID. President Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci continue to badger and … more
As we approach 2022, many people will change habits, get healthier, or better themselves. Some will look to weight loss programs, seek professional help and guidance, and reach out to 12-step … more
The on-going pandemic continues to significantly impact individuals, organizations, businesses and life itself, all across the world. For me, there is one message that stands out, “we need to … more
I seems that there are some people who are misguided as to the Constitutional scope of the Federal Government. Some people think that it is the responsibility of the Federal Government to provide us … more
Saturday, Dec. 25, marks what would have been the 200th birthday of American Red Cross Founder Clara Barton. A compassionate and tenacious trailblazer, Clara built an extraordinary legacy of service, … more
The reason my letter is being submitted is that recently my research indicated a trailer was stolen last weekend in the city of Oneida. It was a large, gray trailer and its contents were stolen from … more
Fifty Senate Republicans and two Senate Democrats are the reason why the Senate went on recess without passing the Build Back Better Act and Freedom to Vote Act. We’re left empty handed! It’s … more
Congratulations to the Rome Board of Education members that rejected Superintendent Peter Blake’s project to fund an independent corporation to study inclusion and diversity in the school system. … more
I don’t know about you but I’m concerned about the rising costs of prescription drugs. One of the several medicines I take has gone from $800 a month to the cost of $1,400 a month. Fortunately I … more
The Rome City School Board made the correct decision when it canceled the contract with AGG. What do these AGG people do is the responsibility of the principal and vice principal of each school. If … more
How did we get here? If I was a hospital patient, I would want to know that those attending me were vaccinated against COVID-19. Now Rep. Claudia Tenney has sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul asking … more
I’m having difficulty believing the Christmas message of hope, peace and love while our very way of life is under assault. By one of our political parties, no less. The January 6 violent … more
As we approach the Christmas season, let us remember the true meaning of this event. The Christmas lights displayed in our community are a reminder of who the light of the world is; Jesus is our … more
Sometime in 2022, the U.S. will mark 1 million deaths from Covid.  We have lost 780,000 to date, continue to lose around 1,000 per day, and we have the omicron variant starting to proliferate around … more
There is a message that was lost in the coverage of the recent trial of the local business owners of Dippin Donuts. I don’t have an opinion about the propriety of the guilty verdict. I do not … more
It has been 400 years since Native Americans took part in the first Thanksgiving, hosted by the Europeans who had appeared the previous year. This year also marks the first time a federal department … more
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