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I read with great interest the story in the Daily Sentinel on April 30 entitled “County Touts Surplus.” Nice to hear about our “growing tax base, stable financial position, large reserves on an … more
There has been quite a bit of well deserved media attention on the school bus safety issue due to a near tragic incident prevented only by an observant and quick thinking bus driver.  Also in this … more
A recent Daily Sentinel story on the attorney general is biased and inaccurate in several respects. First, The “Dems” are not asking Attorney General William Barr to break the law but to comply … more
Recently, I’ve seen reports of the Oneida Nation kicking out some Sylvan Beach residents from waterfront property the Oneidas own. True, anyone who chooses to rent property on a month to month … more
Sometimes volunteers are not recognized for what they do. On such person is Pam Spencer, who was part of Team Pierogi at the Polish Home and has now moved to Florida. Pam is a compassionate person … more
Farmworkers deserve to be treated with respect, but the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act concerns me. While its supporters mean well, the economic realities facing family farms will make it … more
What’s happened to New York State and the Democratic party? One time they stood for life. They want to make the gun laws even more harsh because, they say, of all the killings. How many babies have … more
Our elected leaders showed moral courage by reforming New York’s bail, discovery, and speedy trial laws. It would have been easy to keep this system intact and allow for race and wealth-based … more
It is very sad to see that Mrs. llhan Omar, serving as a U.S. representative for the State of Minnesota, used a “poor choice of words,” relating to 9/11, as:  “some people did … more
Good nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of a child’s life is very important.  The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides healthy … more
Editor’s note: The following letter was written by fifth grader Gianna Velez, age 11, who attends Francis Bellamy Elementary School in Rome. Teacher Scott Royce said students were tasked with a … more
The New York State legislature together with the governor think they have reformed criminal justice. In fact they have further endangered the citizens of New York State. While the elimination of bail … more
Once again the city is planning a revitalization. This time we’re talking about an Art Plaza, so maybe the senior citizens might want to sign up for courses at the Rome Art and Community Center. A … more
To have a functional community, it needs a nucleus, around which it's people, interact with other people. This nucleus provides a means to socially interact, make a living, raise their children, … more
Donald Trump’s family separation policy is extremely flawed. Even though we sadly know that there are several thousand children who are being separated from their parents due to his policy, we … more
On Friday, April 5th, I witnessed something incredible. On the eve of Gansevoort School’s annual clothing drive, staff and other volunteers gathered to sort out hundreds of items of clothing, toys, … more
At a time when we feel so divided as Americans, it was heartening to experience enthusiastic unity, courtesy of the U.S. Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, who performed a free concert on Wednesday … more
For all of my nearly eleven years in Rome, I have noticed that our community does not seem to show an interest either in keeping sidewalks in good repair or in keeping them cleared of snow. This … more
I am writing in response to County Executive Anthony Picente’s remarks from the State of the County address that appeared in the Daily Sentinel and Clinton Record.  In the article, Mr. Picente … more
The wholesale failure of socialism in Venezuela  “underscores” the inefficiency of a centralized  economy, and that is why socialism cannot create  wealth, much less redistribute wealth. In … more
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