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A recurring theme in our county is repeated overdose spike alerts. The Oneida Country County Executive and the Oneida County Sheriff’s offices release statements about working together on our drug … more
This time of year, children are making their list so Santa can check it twice. And chances are, there’s some sort of device on the list. more
“Disgraceful. Gut-wrenching. Disheartening.” Those are descriptions from members of the Rome City School District board of education at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. more
We commend local elected officials and members of the state and local law enforcement community for gathering on Monday in Utica to talk about tactics and resources to help address gun violence … more
First it was President Laura Casamento of Utica University, then it was President Cathleen McColgin of Herkimer College, who both announced their retirements for next year, after the current academic … more
The Rome Community Theater had the honor of hosting the Theater Association of New York State’s 2022 Festival this past weekend, welcoming community theater companies from across the state. more
A little light can go a long way — not just to brighten someone’s day, but also to brighten the lives of those facing illness. more
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything that we’re grateful for; all that sustains, nourishes, and supports us. more
Cybercriminals don’t care if you’ve been nice — or trying to do good for those in need this holiday season. more
Staff, students and those associated with the Utica City School District should take pride in the district’s response since the unsettling Oct. 31 knife assault at Proctor High School. Utica City … more
Has anyone else noticed the left’s most recent attempt to re-write our history? We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving. After a perilous journey (made for the freedom to worship God as … more
Crime — and punishment — are always hot button issues, and deservedly so. Residents should feel secure in their homes and neighborhoods. Likewise, shopkeepers and workers shouldn’t have to work … more
It’s about time we as a nation start realizing how important our police officers are to us individually and collectively. We need to let the politicians who call for defunding the police and taking … more
A growing number of school districts across the country are canceling classes due to illness among students and staff. Some of the districts were closed Friday and resumed classes on Monday. Others … more
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day this year is Friday, Nov. 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an … more
Utica’s Cornhill neighborhood was the recipient of good news recently with the announcement that the city, along with several important organizations, has committed to spending $45 million for … more
Truth, justice, and the American way. Remember that phrase from the old Superman series? We have fallen far from those days, but there are positive trends evident. Alex Jones of InfoWars, probably … more
Area senior citizens will see a larger than normal cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security retirement and disability benefits in 2023. The 8.7 percent increase comes at a critical time … more
Conservatives are for bringing in new immigrants especially the ones that have been vetted for infectious diseases and criminal records. The US government has policies and procedures to do this. They … more
I have decided to finally take a stand. Congressman Chris Jacobs (Republican, Buffalo), moved by the TOP’S Market slaying of 10 people in his congressional district, and the Uvalde, TX school … more
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