Points of Pride
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April is Austism Awareness Month, which is dedicated to expanding knowledge about autism spectrum disorder.According to Autism Speaks, in 2020 the CDC reported that one in 54 children in the U.S. are … more
From time to time, we’ve written about the progress of the Rome Free Academy VEX Robotics Club’s Black Knights team. Today, we’re happy to congratulate the students for earning an invitation to … more
We applaud the New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., along with the Rome Free Academy Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program as they present “Flags of Honor” to … more
We were heartened to see that part of the county’s enormous effort to vaccinate people during the pandemic includes steps to reach homebound residents. During a recent press briefing County … more
It was a sad day when Michael Ferlo of the Toccolana Club announced last year that the World Series of Bocce for 2020 was canceled because of COVID-19. Last week, bocce fans could smile again. Plans … more
In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation … more
We don’t know how many of his nine lives Buddy the cat used up during his wintry wanderings away from home. However many, he’s back home now safe and sound thanks to a Laurel Street couple. Some … more
It’s been a rough year for movie theaters, including our downtown Cinema Capitol. But things are looking up. Executive director Art Pierce recently noted that people have been cautious about going … more
We’re delighted to see that pro hockey in Utica is up and skating again. The Utica Comets won their home opener last Wednesday 5-2 over upstate rival Syracuse Crunch, and also notched a win in … more
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), also known as Rome Lab, has its first three U.S. Space Force Guardians. We want to salute these three service members for their devotion to the Lab’s … more
VERONA — The awards keep piling up faster than poker chips at Turning Stone Casino and Resort. The latest applause, as reported last week, was US News & World Report ranking The Lodge as the … more
It was good news to learn last week that Rome Police Department’s snowmobile patrol, supervised by Sgt. Jason W. Fairbrother, is monitoring the safety of our trails for the locals and visitors who … more
We want to echo the “thank you” the community recently voiced in praise of the Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department. Despite the challenge of raising cash in the department’s annual fund drive … more
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
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