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This is an open letter to our elected federal officials from members of InterFaith Matters of Utica. We, as concerned faith leaders from the Utica community, call for the humane treatment of others … more
How the Republican Party has changed since President Reagan. Once regarded as the patron saint of all Republicans, Reagan’s ideals of government and the US role in the world are no longer to be … more
On July 9, I called the Rome City Yard. I talked to a very polite gentleman (sorry, I did not get his name), and told him about three rather nasty potholes on Jefferson Street and Jefferson Court. … more
This letter is intended for the persons or persons who took it upon themselves to steal a wrought-iron plant stand filled with flowers and a shepherd’s hook with a beautiful hanging flower at the … more
Recently on a bright summer night, I visited Bellamy Park on the Erie Canal here in Rome, New York. No one else was there at the time and I gave myself the moment to take in all of its beauty and … more
It has come to my attention, that after decades of being open to the public for use, the track at the NYS School for the Deaf is now off limits to people wanting to use it for daily exercise. The … more
On Wednesday, June 26, I had the opportunity to talk with Dave Halpin, the DemocratIc candidate for mayor. During conversation, Dave expressed concern for our city pertaining to businesses that are … more
The Daily Sentinel wrote about replacing the mural on the downtown building. How about a story about what happened here 202 years ago on July 4th? Gov. Dewitt Clinton turned the first shovel of dirt … more
The Sentinel’s opinion pieces on the Democratic debates need to be considered in comparison with the Republican debates preceding the 2016 election. Do you remember all the personal insults … more
On behalf of the staff of the International Boxing Hall of Fame & Museum, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire community of Canastota for another successful … more
The Rome sports family has lost a true sports legend with the death of Coach Thomas Barry (or T-Bar as he liked to be called). He set the bar high for others to follow, his example of giving his … more
Have our city leaders lost their minds? An apartment building for the artist community, really? An apartment building to replace the parking garage? Fancy sidewalks with pictures and now a church to … more
As a former Oneida County legislator from Vernon Center, it is important that people realize what is really going on. This year, Oneida County will receive $19 million from the settlement agreement … more
On Tuesday, local Conservatives have a rare opportunity to vote in a local primary election.  All three candidates are eligible to win the Conservative line, even though the only name that will … more
Change in the Oneida County Executive’s office is long overdue. We have a tax and spend county executive who believes that social programs are the area’s only shot at succeeding. If Oneida County … more
I feel that Kathleen Murphy had some excellent suggestions in her letter to the editor headlined “Common Sense.” I feel very strongly that people visiting Rome do need more shopping choices. … more
Republicans this year need to elect a Republican into the Oneida County Executive’s office instead of re-electing a RINO (Republican in name only). Yes, County Executive Anthony Picente wants you … more
On Friday, May 31, over 1,000 school children converged on Utica’s Mohawk Valley Community College campus for the Robert Kohlbrenner Annual Fire and Life Safety Expo. The event is sponsored by the … more
In recent news articles, a lot of emphasis has been on revitalization projects. It’s great that such things are beginning to take shape; however, one of the most needed areas would be another … more
I would like to respond to David Gordon’s press conference at the Town of Verona office complex yesterday, June 5, 2019. I believe Mr. Gordon’s understanding of government finance is minimal. The … more
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