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On Feb. 1 the Rome Planning Board met at City Hall to discuss a new subdivision. Due to COVID restrictions, the building was closed to the public. The people from Seaboard Solar Co. who want to build … more
The City of Oneida wants to charge landlords $150 for inspections on their rental units, possibly cutting the cost to $75. There should be no cost. Our property taxes are staggering. There should be … more
I am writing you today to express my growing dismay over how little the United States Senate and House of Representatives accomplished in 2021. My primary concern is the shameful disregard our … more
I support it because it is comprehensive. It covers medical, dental, vision, hearing, and mental health care. I support it because it provides long-term care and support services. I support it … more
With all the recent conservative hype about banning the teaching of “Critical Race Theory,” preventing the teaching of “any subject that could distress a student about the role of their … more
Over the past five years the use of epoxy resin has increased, creating an exorbitant amount of waste going into our planet and posing health risks. Epoxy resin is a durable substance that can be … more
The Old Erie Canal is in desperate need of cleanup and repair. As the bicentennial of the canal is upon us, we should consider the opportunity to restore it. A cleaner canal would attract tourists, … more
One of Rome’s most dedicated public servants throughout the years, Police Chief Kevin Beach, is retiring from office.  As Rome’s first ward councilman, I have worked professionally with Chief … more
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
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