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In his letter last week, Mike Corbett is thoughtful in advocating gun safety measures that don’t take guns away from people. He observes that there are numerous things we can do as a nation to … more
They say STUPID is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. They tried this “commission nonsense” how long ago? It did not work then. What makes them “think” it will … more
Holding public board meetings online only causes those that can’t afford it to be excluded from public meetings. The loss of an internet connection and a device enabling people to join in may also … more
I am a retired English Language Arts teacher who often helped students improve their writing skills. I sometimes used a technique called “I like and I wonder” to identify things I liked and those … more
My letter concerns gun control in America. I am a retired English Language Arts teacher who often helped students improve their writing skills. more
A recent editorial in the Sentinel basically implied there is nothing regulatory that can be done to reduce gun violence. That is hogwash, but exactly what the gun lobby wants you to believe. … more
As we prepare to enjoy a much-deserved long weekend — with sunny skies and warm temperatures likely to cooperate with plans for barbecues and summery fun — virtually every community in the region … more
We mourn the lost lives of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas – all victims of yet another unthinkable school shooting. The lives, hopes, and dreams of these … more
Another day, another mass shooting, this time it is another elementary school. It is a uniquely American problem — the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand all have shootings at a rate … more
Last Tuesday, voters across the region went to the polls on Tuesday, overwhelmingly approving school district budgets as well as electing candidates to serve on their local board of education. The … more
To say at the very least we need her. Elise Stefanik has proudly represented New York’s 21st Cogressional District, and her profound leadership must continue. Stefanik has proved she is effective … more
The business of farming is constantly changing, and with that the amount of land actively farmed has decreased in many places, including Oneida County. In addition, the proliferation of solar energy … more
As the president of the NAACP Utica — Oneida County and pastor of the Hope Chapel AME Zion Church born and raised in Buffalo, New York, my hometown. There is this sadness that we are in the 21st … more
In light of the recent Rome Sentinel article directed at the Village of Clinton, its residents, merchants and Clinton Mayor, Elizabeth Tantillo, we were prompted to respond as the Board of the … more
The recent Daily Sentinel editorial column “Waste Not, Want Not at the Pumps” struck a nerve. The common sense solutions offered are things we all can do to reduce our spending on gasoline. Yet I … more
Catalytic converter thefts from cars came up at this month’s Lee Town Board meeting. This type of theft has become a nationwide problem because the converters can be sawed off vehicles very quickly … more
Waste not, want not at the fuel pumps. Sticker shock at the gas pumps might remind motorists to follow some good advice from Benjamin Franklin: “Waste not, want not.” Conservation is a key … more
I recently visited my grandparents’ gravesite at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rome, NY. The overall maintenance of the cemetery, the well maintained lawns, the manicured monument sites, the absence of … more
This month reminds us to pay attention to our health. Experts have shown that stress can have a dramatic impact on us mentally and physically. A variety of factors can relate to stress, and we are … more
When I awoke this morning  somehow I thought maybe it was all a bad dream. Mazzaferro’s Meat Market — it really is gone? This news for John and I seemed unreal and still does. Immediately all … more
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