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Observe National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

2 hours ago

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking, otherwise known as modern slavery. The FBI has identified 14 …

Missed opportunities during pandemic

3 days ago

During the first years of the Great Recession, college enrollment jumped by 16% between fall 2007 and fall 2010. It’s been the opposite during the pandemic, with colleges nationwide losing more …

Safety on our wintertime roads

Saturday, January 15

Our area has already received a fair amount of snow this winter, and temperatures are dropping below zero. This weekend, there’s a chance of snow in Central New York. As we enter the frigid days of …

Don’t lasso a fish... and other absurd laws

Friday, January 14

A lot of states have some strange laws, and lawmakers add plenty of new laws every year. But rarely do they rid the books of old laws that no longer serve a purpose, or refine laws that do not appear …

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Rome Lions Club passion for community service warms hearts during cold times

4 days ago

Service projects are synonymous with Rome Lions Club, including the Children’s Clothing Drive. With the frigid temperatures and harsh winter striking the area, there is the reality of children …

Years of support pay off for Capitol’s new marquee

Tuesday, January 11

It’s been a long time coming, but the festive lights of the newly installed marquee and vertical blade at the Capitol Theatre will burn brightly Saturday evening. The public is invited to the …

High marks again from magazine for Rome Health nursing home

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

We want to congratulate Rome Health for being saluted by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Nursing Home for the third consecutive year. “We are honored that U.S. News & World Report …

People helping people

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Every year, it’s the same thing. Thanksgiving and the holiday season arrive, and again the people of our area open their wallets and pocket books to help those less fortunate than we are. It’s …

Special salute for older New Yorkers

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Happy Older New Yorkers’ Day! The New York State Office for the Aging celebrated Older New Yorkers’ Day recently with a video presentation recognizing 90 honorees statewide for their service, …

BC-Today in History, TUE OCT 26, HFR

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2021. There are 66 days left in the year. Today in History On October 26th, 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities …

BC-Today in History, SAT OCT 16, HFR

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2021. There are 76 days left in the year. Today in History On Oct. 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harpers …