Our Opinion

Thoughts on our mailroom staff

Yesterday at 4:11 PM

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Daily Sentinel turns out the largest package of news and advertising of the year. Each year we have been privileged to join the crew in the newspaper’s …

Thoughts on our pressroom staff

Yesterday at 4:11 PM

We were privileged as a teenager to apprentice cleaning presses at 136 N. James St. after the run. Over the 60 years since then, we still marvel at our pressmen’s mastery of their craft and …

Election workers deserve respect

Friday, November 20

This has been a difficult election year for just about everyone, but no one has had it tougher than the people responsible for administering elections and counting votes. The combination of a …

Trinkaus holiday display provides welcome lightness to season

Wednesday, November 18

Indulge us for a moment, or two, as we wax nostalgic. It is for some among us it may be too soon to be thinking about Christmas — although, for what it is worth, those curmudgeons have already …

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Points of Pride

Joint effort for new jobs

4 days ago

Creaton of new jobs is always important. Sometimes though, even new jobs can be hard to fill. Therefore we applaud the joint effort of the Oneida Indian Nation and Oneida County to launch a new …

Fall coaches, athletes deserve high marks

Tuesday, November 17

There was much debate over whether to have a fall sports season or not amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While state officials sacked the fall football season, moving it to a potential spring …

Persevering in unusual times

Tuesday, November 10

VERONA — Many worthy organizations have had to alter, revise or even cut back their activities because of the pandemic. We want to give a round of applause to all those groups — whether students …

Rome Twigs, Tree of Lights campaign impacts local health care

Wednesday, November 4

The Rome Twigs have launched its annual Tree of Lights campaign, allowing area residents to honor loved ones and support their efforts on behalf of Rome Memorial Hospital. Kudos to Barry Funeral …

Celebrating those who made voting safe and easy

Tuesday, November 3

Some 50 people were lined up in the dreary, blustery weather outside the South Rome Senior Center for early voting that ended Sunday. Those in line genially kept six feet apart as they waited for …

BC-Today in History, FRI NOV 27, HFR

Yesterday at 4:11 PM

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2020. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade — …

BC-Today in History, WED NOV 25, HFR

3 days ago

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year. Today in History On Nov. 25, 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of …