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Catalytic converter thefts from cars came up at this month’s Lee Town Board meeting. This type of theft has become a nationwide problem because the converters can be sawed off vehicles very quickly … more
Waste not, want not at the fuel pumps. Sticker shock at the gas pumps might remind motorists to follow some good advice from Benjamin Franklin: “Waste not, want not.” Conservation is a key … more
I recently visited my grandparents’ gravesite at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rome, NY. The overall maintenance of the cemetery, the well maintained lawns, the manicured monument sites, the absence of … more
This month reminds us to pay attention to our health. Experts have shown that stress can have a dramatic impact on us mentally and physically. A variety of factors can relate to stress, and we are … more
When I awoke this morning  somehow I thought maybe it was all a bad dream. Mazzaferro’s Meat Market — it really is gone? This news for John and I seemed unreal and still does. Immediately all … more
Speaking of love, Dallas Love Field certainly earned its name for an Oklahoma City couple whose flight to get hitched in Las Vegas was canceled. They quickly had to board a Southwest Airlines flight … more
For all that our military does to protect and serve our country, there are many things that are too often overlooked when it comes to their own lives. For example, did you know that the unemployment … more
To the voters and parents of children in the Canastota School District, I am proud to endorse Scott Blanchard for the upcoming school board election. I have worked with Scott on the Village of … more
Last Thursday, as we regularly do, we bought three-quarters of a pound of thin sliced store baked ham from Mazzaferro’s Meats and Deli. We stood in line for the cashier and glanced up as we always … more
These are very challenging times for small businesses. Fortunately, local organizations have supported each other and made purchases locally whenever possible. We thank our neighbors for their … more
To the voters in the Canastota Central School District, I am proud to offer my personal endorsement of Scott Blanchard in the school board election on May 17th. While I was town supervisor of Lenox, … more
A key debate during the pandemic has been just how much danger a person is in while outdoors. With beautiful early spring weather in this weekend’s Upstate forecast, it’s worth taking a look … more
We want to thank and congratulate the participants in this year’s Rome Clean and Green. The city hosted the annual Great American Cleanup event last Saturday at City Hall on North Washington Street … more
The catastrophe at our southern border has amounted to a crisis like never before. The Biden Administration has failed our nation in the worst possible way, by risking our national security. In … more
With the ongoing crisis on our southern border, there are few people in the Biden administration that are willing to face the issue. Thankfully, for the sake of our country, there are Republican … more
During National Volunteer Week (April 17-23), the Alzheimer’s Association was proud to spotlight local volunteers making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Here … more
I read in the Sentinel dated April 21 that the Board of Education members adopted a plan adding $2.5 million to the original spending proposal for 2022-2023 school year. According to the article, it … more
Recently, Rome’s Air Force Research Lab has been in the process of expanding its operation in the field of photonic quantum computing research. This area of research is essential to not only our … more
New York State’s far-left budget has been in the headlines for what seems like forever. At this point, we are looking at the most expensive budget in New York history, which will keep our state on … more
Volunteer — a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or underetakes a task — the Miriam Webster definition does not capture the full signicance of that word. At Empowered … more
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