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Thoughts on Congress going too far

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

The legislative branch has ceased to legislate. It has passed that function on to deep state bureaucrats. They set the rules. Through administrative justices, they arbitrate their own decisions. And …

Honoring vets dedication, sacrifice

3 days ago

Monday was Veterans Day — in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower …

Thoughts on clear understanding

3 days ago

“My clear understanding . . .” Ambassador William Taylor said at the House hearing to consider impeachment. Taylor’s understanding appeared clear within the limits of what he knew, but neither …

Brindisi appointment to Armed Services Committee could be massive

4 days ago

It is welcome news for the region — and local residents who work at the military installations and assets at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park — that U.S. Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, …

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      Friday, November 1

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Points of Pride

High marks for SUNY Poly online nursing program

Tuesday, November 12

SUNY Polytechnic Institute has shown again that it is in the vanguard when it comes to higher education. Its online Family Nurse Practitioner MSN (master’s of science degree in nursing) Program has …

Rome welcomes Women Veteran Clinic

Tuesday, November 5

Yesterday, Rome welcomed an important new addition to our community: The new Women Veteran Clinic at the VA’s Donald J. Mitchell Rome Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 125 Brookley Road, at …

Foundation celebrates 20 years

Tuesday, October 29

Congratulations to the award winners saluted as the Rome Community Foundation hosted its Community Celebration last week at the Capitol Arts Complex to mark the foundation’s 20th anniversary. Kelly …

Winter clothes drive brings us together

Tuesday, October 22

Winter’s coming, and it will soon be time to dive into the closet and dig out those cold weather coats, gloves and scarves that we all cherish. Many of us are lucky enough to have a full seasonal …

New Osceola Ski and Sport Resort shows promise

Tuesday, October 15

Our region is known far and wide for many things — from its rich Revolutionary War history to the unique culinary specialties you can’t get anywhere else in the country — but not the least of …

Today in history — Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Today is Saturday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2019. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. …

Today in history — Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

3 days ago

Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2019. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a …