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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
Speaking of love, Dallas Love Field certainly earned its name for an Oklahoma City couple whose flight to get hitched in Las Vegas was canceled. They quickly had to board a Southwest Airlines flight … more
For all that our military does to protect and serve our country, there are many things that are too often overlooked when it comes to their own lives. For example, did you know that the unemployment … more
To the voters and parents of children in the Canastota School District, I am proud to endorse Scott Blanchard for the upcoming school board election. I have worked with Scott on the Village of … more
Last Thursday, as we regularly do, we bought three-quarters of a pound of thin sliced store baked ham from Mazzaferro’s Meats and Deli. We stood in line for the cashier and glanced up as we always … more
These are very challenging times for small businesses. Fortunately, local organizations have supported each other and made purchases locally whenever possible. We thank our neighbors for their … more
To the voters in the Canastota Central School District, I am proud to offer my personal endorsement of Scott Blanchard in the school board election on May 17th. While I was town supervisor of Lenox, … more
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