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There was a column by Stephen Chapman in the Aug. 27 issue of the Daily Sentinel that identified that the USA has been, and still is, the ultimate sanctuary country for the entire world.  more
There is a lack of emergency veterinary services in Central New York. We and friends of ours have had the need for such services, only to be referred to Syracuse or Albany. Most of the local … more
When your kids go back to school across our state this fall, their school breakfast and lunch won’t automatically be free like they have been through the pandemic. We know many kids struggle with … more
The Upstate New York Poison Center, located at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, has issued an important advisory that notes it has seen a sharp increase in the number of calls for children … more
When we recite the Pledge of Allegiance we say “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Why is the Pledge of Allegiance not spoken very often today? more
With the recently completed baseball season, the Rome Baseball Association — DeLutis Field Complex closed out its 25th year serving the youth and citizens of Rome and throughout NYS. more
Robocalls are unwanted and unsolicited phone calls that area residents deal with on a regular basis. Despite a number of laws passed in recent years to curtail this problem, the nuisance calls are … more
While electric vehicle technology improves and becomes less expensive for consumers, now is the time to built a robust network of charging stations. This network should be considered a public good, … more
The federal government is deeply concerned by the latest estimates of traffic fatalities in the U.S. as well it should be. The numbers are going in the wrong direction. Roadway deaths rose 7% during … more
There’s still plenty of time to celebrate Madison-Bouckville Antique Week, which runs through Aug. 21. The state’s largest outdoor antique event is back, along Route 20. more
The back to school shopping list always includes classroom supplies, clothes and new shoes. This year, don’t forget to add vaccinations. The debate over the COVID-19 vaccine may have bled off some … more
I’m happy to announce Brandon Williams will attend the Pro America Rally at the Camden Village Park from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. Williams, a Republican, is running for Congress in the … more
We commend Rome Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo for standing behind Police Chief David J. Collins, who will remain a provisional appointment for another year after not achieving a passing grade on the March … more
In response to a recent letter to the editor, first and foremost we will never ‘loose our democracy’ because we do not have a democracy – we have a republic, if we can keep it. It is extremely … more
The same few people write editorials month after month bashing Republicans. This past week was all about the 2020 presidential election and those Republicans who challenged the report, and how this … more
After three months of heated debate, the Rome Board of Education voted Monday to embark on a plan to revert back to a previous grade configuration of K-4 elementary schools, a separate grade 5-6 … more
The governments of Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela (to name just a few ) use their state police and “justice system” to keep their political opponents at bay. They harass, intimidate, … more
You may notice a few more visitors in and around Rome this weekend as the Capitol Theatre, 222 W. Dominick St., in Rome, will present the 19th edition of its Capitolfest film festival. more
Hopefully, members of the Rome Rotary Club are taking a well-deserved break today following another successful Canalfest this past weekend. The event, a much-anticipated family-friendly festival, … more
We rubbed elbows the other night with humility, grace and humanity at the Rome Sports Hall of Fame dinner honoring six new inductees. Two of the six were represented by others who spoke for them. … more
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