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The National Organization of DAR and our local Fort Stanwix Chapter are proud to announce the annual Flag Essay contest now in progress. Students from several local school districts in grades five … more
I don’t know about you, but I remember an era, not that long ago, when books were banned. We were forced to find secretive ways to read books like “Catcher in the Rye” and “Soul on Ice.” … more
This week we celebrated National FFA Week during which students who participated in local FFA chapters learned vital lessons not just in the nuts and bolts in the agricultural part of farming but … more
Discussing cancer is a heavier conversation than most of us care to have. Yet, it’s a conversation that’s important. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1.9 million are … more
We know that banning books is not new. The current attempts by some politicians and groups using the justification of parents’ rights are, however, even more dangerous to our freedoms. Actual laws … more
On Jan. 5, Gov. Hochul announced a plan to revitalize SUNY which includes a flawed proposal to bury SUNY Poly’s College of Nanoscale back under SUNY Albany. This is the wrong step at a time when … more
About 25% of the population in our congressional district, New York’s 21st, is over 60 years old. Are you in this group? Is someone you care about in this group? With this in mind, let’s take a … more
America made many mistakes in the 2018 and 2020 federal elections and we are now paying for it dearly. President Trump came to us as America’s first citizen President, not a career politician. He … more
Challenging young minds is one of the most rewarding things we can do as adults. One way that can be done is by requiring stude nts to read wonderful and impactful books that pose difficult or, at … more
Late in January, a letter was submitted to the Daily Sentinel by Isaac Paz, from Sherrill, NY. It was part of a class assignment. The teacher was Ken Regner. I totally agree with Isaac’s … more
Just how effective are cloth masks against Covid-19? The answer varies from mask to mask. They found that the effectiveness of the masks varied widely: a three-layer knitted cotton mask blocked an … more
(Feb. 13), Des Moines Register on the future of ethanol:   What one word do other Americans associate the most with 21st-century Iowa? The possible answers certainly include … more
I don’t know about you, but I remember an era, not that long ago, when books were banned. We were forced to find secretive ways to read books like “Catcher in the Rye” and … more
  WASHINGTON - Whose rights matter? As the Supreme Court grapples with when to intervene in an ongoing case and when to hold back, it slings around a lot of impartial-sounding legal jargon: … more
  The Virginia election of Republican Glenn Youngkin and Winsome Sears as governor and lieutenant governor, respectively, provides a great opportunity for the GOP if they will seize the … more
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2022. There are 319 days left in the year.   Today in History: On Feb. 15, 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female … more
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the one you love. Feb. 14 is traditionally a day to give roses, cards and boxes of chocolate to spouses, sweethearts or close friends. The day is named for a … more
On Feb. 1 the Rome Planning Board met at City Hall to discuss a new subdivision. Due to COVID restrictions, the building was closed to the public. The people from Seaboard Solar Co. who want to build … more
The City of Oneida wants to charge landlords $150 for inspections on their rental units, possibly cutting the cost to $75. There should be no cost. Our property taxes are staggering. There should be … more
I am writing you today to express my growing dismay over how little the United States Senate and House of Representatives accomplished in 2021. My primary concern is the shameful disregard our … more
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