Our Opinion

Vote YES on the school budget

3 days ago

Please go to the polls on Tuesday and vote in favor of the Rome City School District budget. It’s the wise choice for the students. Real objections to the budget should be made not in the vote, not …

Small businesses drive local — and global — economy

5 days ago

When you think about your favorite local businesses, whatever comes to mind — restaurants, retail shops, service providers — there’s a good chance the place you picture is a small business. …

Logging out and taking a walk

Wednesday, May 8

Americans are sitting more than ever, and computers are to blame, says a new study. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that average American adults spend about 6 1/2 hours a day …

Sprinkles with that?

Saturday, May 4

According to polls, Americans used to prefer vanilla ice cream to all other flavors, but it lost that crown a few years ago. Today, chocolate is the top choice, preferred by almost a third of …

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Points of Pride

Cooperation and commitment

Monday, May 13

It’s always gratifying to see local aid agencies and our educational institutions cooperate to make life better in our region for our citizens, especially those who are less fortunate than the rest …

Volunteers help put parks in top shape

Monday, May 6

Over this past weekend, those of us who love our parks — those great facilities all across New York State — traveled to our favorites for I Love My Park Days. Held the first Saturday in May, the …

Relay prepares to ‘step right up’ to fight cancer

Monday, April 29

It’s that time of year that Relay for Life of Rome is gearing up for its annual fund-raiser that fights cancer. Relay for Life events are held overnight at the track at the State School for the …

Exhibit will spotlight pre-schoolers’ works of art

Monday, April 22

The owl signifies wisdom and the silver moon enlightenment. That’s the Owl and Silver Moon pre-school at Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St. On Wednesday, the art center will …

Proud day for olive oil firm

Monday, April 15

The International Olive Council has many responsibilities, including promoting world consumption of olive oil and table olives through innovative campaigns and action plans. The group, according to …

Today in History — May 18, 2019

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Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019. There are 227 days left in the year. Today in History On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed “separate but …


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Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2019. There are 228 days left in the year. Today in History On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriages. On this date: …