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As a Rome native, educator, musician and founder of Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, I applaud the Rome City School District Music Department for its active efforts to ensure that every student who … more
Winter is coming and there is still nowhere for Centro Bus to accommodate the drivers or the passangers! Drivers over the past 18-plus months, because of the previous closing of the garage on George … more
I am writing this letter in reference to global warming. Global warming became an issue beginning in the year 1971. Over the years it has been blamed on many things such as: Fluorocarbon gases in … more
I watch all the notifications and warnings to the general public priorto Oswego County doing aerial spraying for mosquitoes to try to prevent the spread of mosquitoes-transmitting illnesses and … more
October is National Polish American Heritage Month, and Utica will honor Polish Americans with the annual flag raising to be held at city hall at noon on Friday, Sept. 27. All are welcome to attend … more
As usual, there are many things that need to be addressed. Issue No. 1 — In conversation with business owners, I have been told they have been badgered for one reason or another which projects that … more
King Pin Lanes Recreation Center was recently awarded the 2019 Rome Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year honor. I would like to thank the Rome Chamber, along with King Pin General Manager Heather … more
Last Saturday I experienced something that I have always feared. While shopping in New Hartford, I received a call from my neighbor telling me that my house was on fire. Of course, in my mind’s eye … more
I was at the Salvation Army on Monday, Aug. 12, to drop off some donations. I was horrified to see their bins outside emptied and trashed all over the side of the building. There were toys, clothes, … more
As parents busy themselves purchasing new lunchboxes, notebooks and #2 pencils checking off their back-to-school lists, they might be missing their most important “To Do” item: their child’s … more
In the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Republican leadership has fallen back on their old talking points that the real problem is mental illness and violent video games — which … more
Just recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law allowing NYS School Districts to install swing arm STOP sign cameras on their school buses. These cameras will record the vehicles and … more
To the young man with the colorful dew rag who was attempting to cut’ the line for the Paratrooper’ ride Saturday night (8/3/19), during Canalfest: What do you think you were teaching those three … more
A half century ago Ronald Reagan, with notable help from principled Americans including the legendary John Wayne, narrowly fought back the California communists and actually saved California, the USA … more
I read with some puzzlement the opinion piece by Cal Thomas, printed in the Daily Sentinel on July 23. He writes as if he thinks the crowds of people crossing the US/Mexico border are just people … more
I have been a subscriber to the Daily Sentinel at my current address for over 17 years, a daily reader since 1990. As such I always looked forward to reading Joe Ryan’s weekend column. I was amazed … more
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
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