Our Opinion

Staying put sends right message

8 hours ago

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has rejected a request to transfer state workers out of a downtown St. Louis office out of concern over crime, the Post-Dispatch reports. Crime is a concern downtown, the …

Remember, it’s just a movie

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

In the Netflix film “Bird Box,” a mysterious force overtakes Earth, causing masses of people to do suicidal things. The only protection is to wear a blindfold for all outdoor activities -- …

Our devices are getting more invasive

5 days ago

Electronic gadgets are now part of all of our lives -- from the handheld devices we carry and check nonstop for messages to alarm systems that protect our loved ones and property. But it has begun to …

More veterans are needed to run for office

Friday, January 18

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than 1 in 5. The number of veterans on Capitol Hill will dip slightly …

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      Wednesday, December 26, 2018

      Community engagement is a huge piece of what we do. We’re not just teachers, teaching assistants, secretaries, etc. — we’re public figures …

Points of Pride

An exciting year at Rome Art & Community Center

3 days ago

At today’s open house, the Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., spotlighted what’s new for the new year. Visitors got a close-up look into what the center has planned for the …

Students meet recycling challenge

Monday, January 14

We want to praise all the schools that participated in the third annual Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Special applause is warranted for Rome Catholic School, which came in first place among …

FFA’s ingenuity meets two needs

Monday, January 7

Milk is important. New York State is the third largest dairy producer in the nation, and dairy remains the largest segment of the state’s agricultural sector. Knowing these facts, the Madison …

Never too late to learn

Monday, December 31, 2018

CAMDEN — As the Dollar General Literacy Foundation says: “It’s never too late to learn!” Camden Central School District students know this slogan is true. Earlier this month the Dollar …

Oriskany helps grad battling brain cancer

Monday, December 24, 2018

ORISKANY — Team Magnanti is on a roll. Helping to raise $2,000 for a community member battling brain cancer, Oriskany Central School Varsity Club played a “Gray-Out” game featuring the girls’ …

Today in History — Jan. 23, 2019

8 hours ago

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2019. There are 342 days left in the year. Today in History On Jan. 23, 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday …

Today in history — Jan. 22, 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019. There are 343 days left in the year. Today in History On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using …