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Tackling childhood obesity

2 days ago

Each month of the year has its own health observations to shed light on the wellness issues that impact our society. With children back in school, September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness …

Celebrate our Constitution

3 days ago

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to …


Friday, September 13

Even the youngest Harry Potter fans tend to understand that the wizardry in the book series is fictional fun. But one Tennessee priest doesn’t get it. His Nashville Catholic school pulled Potter …

Oil barons over a barrel?

Thursday, September 12

For the first time since 1925, the top 10 listings in the Standard & Poor’s top 500 companies lacks any mention of ExxonMobil or its predecessors. ExxonMobil slid to the No. 12 spot, …

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Points of Pride

Food used to create energy

Tuesday, September 17

It’s always pleasant to show off something you’re proud of. And that’s what the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority did recently when it hosted county officials from across the state at its …

A salute for national chaplain

Tuesday, September 10

Members of Henry P. Smith Post, American Legion Auxiliary, can proudly note that one of their own has achieved an important post in their national organization. Mary Anne Casadei of Rome, life member …

Bright future for United Way

Tuesday, September 3

The United Way can look forward to a bright future. There’s several reasons. First, the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area’s Board of Directors has approved its 2019-2020 funding …

Rome Lab, collaborators show value of working together

Tuesday, August 27

Although it is still only in its infancy, congratulations to all of those involved in the development and construction of a $12 million center for collaborative research into the next generations of …

New stars at Utica Zoo

Tuesday, August 20

UTICA — It will be sometime this fall the latest stars at the Utica Zoo will make their debut but it should be quite a party. The Utica Zoo has welcomed a pair of newborn red panda cubs. The cubs …

Today in history — Sept. 21, 2019

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2019. There are 101 days left in the year. Today in History On Sept. 21, 1985, In North Korea and South Korea, family members who had been separated for …


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Today is Friday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2019. There are 102 days left in the year. Today in History On Sept. 20, 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W. Bush …