Points of Pride
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One of the artistic and cultural gems in our area is the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica. We were happy to read last week that the institute has received a $50,000 matching grant from … more
Despite these challenging times, construction has continued at the future Cold Point site near the old Rome Cable tower. The Cold Point project is one of several large-scale projects under way in the … more
Division Commendations were well deserved by two Madison County deputies for helping to rescue a man who was pinned beneath a lawn tractor in the Oneida Creek and yelling for assistance. Deputies … more
We all should be grateful to the Gardeners of Rome for their hard work in creating and preparing several community projects that help beautify our area. One of the most prominent is a garden in … more
WESTERNVILLE — During these challenging times, we have to cover sometimes discouraging and disappointing events and statistics, so it was gratifying over the weekend to print some good news about … more
Though the weather didn’t cooperate, the Rome Free Academy Class of 2020, educators, spectators and staff are to be congratulated for putting together a graduation that that will be long … more
Let’s all have a safe Fourth of July. Some tips on how to do this were issued last week by Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. Maciol noted that while some sparklers and other modest fireworks are legal over … more
VERONA — It was a special weekend for Seventh Day Baptist Church. A commemorative worship service was held Saturday in observance of the church’s 200th anniversary. Included were special video … more
REMSEN — We congratulate the Remsen Volunteer Fire Department for not only improving its fleet but also doing it in a way that saved the fire district/taxpayers money. Department President Alex … more
Today, we’re going to applaud AmericCU, which has continued its support of local hospitals, an especially worthy effort in these trying times. Last week, the Daily Sentinel reported that three … more
These days our first responders deserve all the help they can get. Therefore it is fitting that The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has announced $18,000 in grant money to … more
It was good news to learn over the weekend that venerable Vernon Downs will start harness racing again on June 2 with qualifying races. Owner Jeff Gural described in an interview with the Daily … more
REMSEN — Remsen High School seniors greeted some unusual visitors last week, though school is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Principal Kristy McGrath and Superintendent Tim Jenny. McGrath … more
Last week was National Corrections Officers and Employees Week, and we want to take this opportunity to thank and praise the many officers who work in the county jail and state and federal … more
With our country facing a virus pandemic, it’s gratifying to see neighbors helping neighbors. In addition, volunteers are using their special training and skills to assist others. One of those … more
We’re glad to see that Congress, despite all the challenges the country is facing, will continue its longterm tradition of the 2020 Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition. Congressman … more
Despite the uncertainty of our times, it’s terrific to see one of our most important educational institutions plan ahead. Mohawk Valley Community College is launching a new adult degree program for … more
Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz makes some good points as he joins local historians, historical societies, and libraries to help record these unusual times. Urtz said in an interview that the … more
There have been numerous examples of communities and individuals working together and helping each other during this coronavirus crisis. One effort that especially grabbed our attention was featured … more
We are happy to see that the school district is taking active steps during these difficult times to deal with the COVID-19 virus. • A student food distribution site has been established in South … more
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