Our Opinion

Pandemic requires many sacrifices

The coronavirus pandemic has tested every community’s ability to respond to a global crisis. It is very different from natural disasters and even in some ways the attacks of 9/11 that impacted one …

Community will pull together in the days ahead

Wednesday, March 25

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s projection on Tuesday regarding the rapid acceleration of the coronavirus is unsettling — but not altogether unanticipated. In his daily briefing, the governor said …

Thoughts on the calm and the grateful

Friday, March 20

Be calm. Be helpful. Be vigilant. Be grateful. If you are careful, you will remain calm and not let the national media and self-serving national politicians unnecessarily stir the pot.  Two days …

Richard L. Hanna, 1951-2020

Thursday, March 19

We send our condolences to the family and friends of former Congressman Richard L. Hanna, who died last Sunday of cancer at age 69. Hanna was a rare congressman. A Republican in name, he was known …

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Points of Pride

More steps in fighting the virus

2 days ago

We are happy to see that the school district is taking active steps during these difficult times to deal with the COVID-19 virus. • A student food distribution site has been established in South …

RFA robotics team excels

Tuesday, March 17

Congratulations to Rome Free Academy’s VEX Robotics “Black Knights” team that has qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship event on April 22-25 in Louisville, Ky. The “Black …

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Wednesday, March 11

Today is Wednesday, March 11, the 71st day of 2020. There are 295 days left in the year. Today in History On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s …

Inspiration for our future

Tuesday, March 10

If you’re interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, MVCC has a treat for you. A STEM Fest — a celebration of these fields, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, …

Cooperating in the war against opioids

Tuesday, March 3

Local law enforcement and health officials are mobilizing their strengths and experience to battle the ongoing opioid drug epidemic. This region can be proud of the way these officials are …

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Saturday, March 14

Today is Saturday, March 14, the 74th day of 2020. There are 292 days left in the year. Today in History On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that …

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Thursday, March 12

Today is Thursday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2020. There are 294 days left in the year. Today in History On March 12, 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men …