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Thoughts on not taking part in lies

Tuesday, June 23

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.” Let lies not live through you. Across history, some cultures build. Other cultures …

A business looks ahead toward a positive future

Saturday, June 13

We were happy to learn that a venerable, long-time business in our area is looking ahead: Expanding its options in the world of winter sports and entertainment. Woods Valley Ski Area on Route 46 is …

Vote ‘No’ on Proposition #3, adding a student member to the school board

Tuesday, June 2

The Rome City School District mailing to voters proposes a ballot proposition: “Yes or No on the creation of a student Board of Education member.” The District mailing offered no justification …

Thoughts on Brindisi supporting more PPP funding

Saturday, April 18

Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi tweeted Thursday, “This is Washington politics at its worst. Families & small businesses are struggling, and our frontline workers need more support. Both parties must …

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Points of Pride

Let’s have a safe July 4

3 days ago

Let’s all have a safe Fourth of July. Some tips on how to do this were issued last week by Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. Maciol noted that while some sparklers and other modest fireworks are legal over …

Verona church thrives after 200 years

Tuesday, June 23

VERONA — It was a special weekend for Seventh Day Baptist Church. A commemorative worship service was held Saturday in observance of the church’s 200th anniversary. Included were special video …

Frugal Remsen acquires truck

Tuesday, June 16

REMSEN — We congratulate the Remsen Volunteer Fire Department for not only improving its fleet but also doing it in a way that saved the fire district/taxpayers money. Department President Alex …

Credit union boosts efforts of area hospitals

Tuesday, June 9

Today, we’re going to applaud AmericCU, which has continued its support of local hospitals, an especially worthy effort in these trying times. Last week, the Daily Sentinel reported that three …

Fund steps up when it counts

Tuesday, June 2

These days our first responders deserve all the help they can get. Therefore it is fitting that The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has announced $18,000 in grant money to …

Today in history — June 27, 2020

Saturday, June 27

Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today in History On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on …

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Friday, June 26

Today in History Today is Friday, June 26, the 178th day of 2020. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the …