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While electric vehicle technology improves and becomes less expensive for consumers, now is the time to built a robust network of charging stations. This network should be considered a public good, … more
The federal government is deeply concerned by the latest estimates of traffic fatalities in the U.S. as well it should be. The numbers are going in the wrong direction. Roadway deaths rose 7% during … more
There’s still plenty of time to celebrate Madison-Bouckville Antique Week, which runs through Aug. 21. The state’s largest outdoor antique event is back, along Route 20. more
The back to school shopping list always includes classroom supplies, clothes and new shoes. This year, don’t forget to add vaccinations. The debate over the COVID-19 vaccine may have bled off some … more
I’m happy to announce Brandon Williams will attend the Pro America Rally at the Camden Village Park from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. Williams, a Republican, is running for Congress in the … more
We commend Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo for standing behind Police Chief David J. Collins, who will remain a provisional appointment for another year after not achieving a passing grade on the March … more
In response to a recent letter to the editor, first and foremost we will never ‘loose our democracy’ because we do not have a democracy – we have a republic, if we can keep it. It is extremely … more
The same few people write editorials month after month bashing Republicans. This past week was all about the 2020 presidential election and those Republicans who challenged the report, and how this … more
After three months of heated debate, the Rome Board of Education voted Monday to embark on a plan to revert back to a previous grade configuration of K-4 elementary schools, a separate grade 5-6 … more
The governments of Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela (to name just a few ) use their state police and “justice system” to keep their political opponents at bay. They harass, intimidate, … more
You may notice a few more visitors in and around Rome this weekend as the Capitol Theatre, 222 W. Dominick St., in Rome, will present the 19th edition of its Capitolfest film festival. more
Hopefully, members of the Rome Rotary Club are taking a well-deserved break today following another successful Canalfest this past weekend. The event, a much-anticipated family-friendly festival, … more
We rubbed elbows the other night with humility, grace and humanity at the Rome Sports Hall of Fame dinner honoring six new inductees. Two of the six were represented by others who spoke for them. … more
We completely agree with the article pertaining to New Hartford’s senior center. Criticism of our elected officials is seriously warranted. Money specified in our budget is being withheld for the … more
“Lost, but not Stolen”, a report recently released by eight senior Republicans (two senators, four judges, two lawyers) provides a detailed summary of all the claims that challenged the 2020 … more
We applaud that The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region conducted a public survey requesting input from the community about what should be done to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. … more
The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Camp Abilities program recently benefited from a Service Above Self Gala at the Stanley Theater, raising more than $12,000, thanks to … more
New York has declared the monkeypox virus an imminent threat to public health and announced a big boost in supply of the vaccine used to fight its spread. And, as monkeypox continues to spread, the … more
From a Fox news article: “With more than 300 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, and gun violence now the leading cause of death of children in America, it is clear that we are in … more
There’s still time to nominate someone you believe has embraced our community, modeled the way, inspired confidence, and encouraged excellence at Mohawk Valley Community College. The MVCC Hall of … more
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