Points of Pride
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Amanda King says it was the discovery of a lifetime earlier this month when she found an injured barred owl in the road and scooped him up to safety. “Hoot” the owl was on his way to recovery. … more
Blue jeans. They are a ubiquitous fashion statement — with virtually “everybody” having several pairs in their wardrobe. Most even have a favorite pair, whose gradual wearing away into tatters … more
It was good news that members of the Rome Memorial Hospital staff and administration began receiving their first doses of COVID-19 vaccinations last Wednesday, an early Christmas present in the … more
A million pounds is a lot of food. But that’s what the local Connected Community Schools (CCS) initiative has distributed in the battle against hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. The food pantry … more
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every local community and civic group. Health and safety concerns as well as federal, state and local guidelines have scuttled highly anticipated … more
Sometimes we encounter a story that just makes us smile. Such is the saga of “Rocky the Owl.” Rocky’s story has grabbed national attention. She was wrapped up in the Christmas Tree that … more
One of the major success stories in recent years is the resurgence of professional hockey in our area. The Utica Comets with their great skating, colorful uniforms and fervent fans are terrific. And … more
Creaton of new jobs is always important. Sometimes though, even new jobs can be hard to fill. Therefore we applaud the joint effort of the Oneida Indian Nation and Oneida County to launch a new … more
There was much debate over whether to have a fall sports season or not amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While state officials sacked the fall football season, moving it to a potential spring … more
VERONA — Many worthy organizations have had to alter, revise or even cut back their activities because of the pandemic. We want to give a round of applause to all those groups — whether students … more
The Rome Twigs have launched its annual Tree of Lights campaign, allowing area residents to honor loved ones and support their efforts on behalf of Rome Memorial Hospital. Kudos to Barry Funeral … more
Some 50 people were lined up in the dreary, blustery weather outside the South Rome Senior Center for early voting that ended Sunday. Those in line genially kept six feet apart as they waited for … more
The Professional and Business Women of Rome is a local chapter of New York State Women Inc., whose mission is to build powerful women personally, professionally and politically. Its vision is to … more
Romans can look with pride on the latest example of the city’s programs to enhance public safety. Last week, Rome police and fire departments, along with Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Sen. Joseph A. … more
It’s always gratifying to see how much cooperation can accomplish during tough times. That’s what we observed recently when the American Dairy Association North East, the Food Bank of Central New … more
College Raptor is a website where high school families can “find college matches, discover colleges that may offer them the best financial aid, find the ideal student loan, and simplify the college … more
SHERRILL — It’s always nice to see ingenuity, imagination and hard work recognized, and this is what happened to an enterprising Sherrill teen at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. Adam Fellows, … more
Did you have a swell Red Panda Weekend? The Utica Zoo certainly did. To highlight red pandas’ fight for survival, the Utica Zoo observed International Red Panda Weekend, Sept. 19-20, to raise … more
Our region can be proud of the job that the EcoDrop site in Utica has done. More than 1 million gallons of hazardous waste have been accepted in the program since it began in 1992. The Utica … more
We think it’s a great idea for two of our most favorite entertainment groups to sponsor outdoor movies during these difficult times. Rome Community Theater and Cinema Capitol hosted outdoor movies … more
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