Our Opinion

‘Stronger and safer together’

12 hours ago

The county and Oneida Indian Nation should be applauded for working cooperatively in the battle against COVID-19. The two are partnering to host a COVID-19 vaccine distribution site — part of a …

Safeguard mental health during difficult times

2 days ago

An unhappy anniversary soon will pop up on our calendars as a year with COVID rolls around. The ramifications have changed everything from our attire to our attitudes. We wear face masks, avoid …

Lowering unnecessary driving risks

Thursday, February 25

We were perusing some out-of-town newspapers and picked up this editorial tidbit that we thought might interest local readers too. The Press of Johnson City, Tenn., described a way to lower …

Proceeding cautiously with curbside cocktails

Wednesday, February 24

A year ago, many states, including New York, threw a lifeline to struggling restaurants by temporarily allowing the sale of curbside cocktails. Rules varied. Alcohol sales can make or break …

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Points of Pride

Cinema Capitol deals with pandemic

5 days ago

It’s been a rough year for movie theaters, including our downtown Cinema Capitol. But things are looking up. Executive director Art Pierce recently noted that people have been cautious about going …

Comet fans happy again

Tuesday, February 23

We’re delighted to see that pro hockey in Utica is up and skating again. The Utica Comets won their home opener last Wednesday 5-2 over upstate rival Syracuse Crunch, and also notched a win in …

Our space guardians

Tuesday, February 16

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), also known as Rome Lab, has its first three U.S. Space Force Guardians. We want to salute these three service members for their devotion to the Lab’s …

More accolades for Turning Stone

Tuesday, February 9

VERONA — The awards keep piling up faster than poker chips at Turning Stone Casino and Resort. The latest applause, as reported last week, was US News & World Report ranking The Lodge as the …

Snowmobile patrol on the trails

Tuesday, February 2

It was good news to learn last week that Rome Police Department’s snowmobile patrol, supervised by Sgt. Jason W. Fairbrother, is monitoring the safety of our trails for the locals and visitors who …

BC-Today in History, SAT MAR 06, HFR

12 hours ago

Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2021. There are 300 days left in the year. Today in History On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, ruled 7-2 that Scott, a …

BC-Today in History, THU MAR 04, HFR

3 days ago

Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2021. There are 302 days left in the year. Today in History On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president. On this …