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Meat plant means new jobs

I would like to take the time to voice my opinion on the proposed meat processing plant planned in East Rome. I would first like to ask the people who signed a petition against it but never bot... [more...]

Published: 2/25/2014

No one can replace Coach Swavely

We just found out something very shocking that happened to Coach Theodore Swavely involving his positions in athletics in the Rome school district. We were told that the school district fired him f... [more...]

Published: 2/22/2014

Need stricter food stamp security

Our elected officials would like us to think that they are concerned about the vast fraud in our public assistance system by passing the Public Assistance Integrity Act. This act was mandated by th... [more...]

Published: 2/21/2014

Does the good guy finish last?

Listening to the news on television it was disclosed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is promoting college educations for prisoners at our expense. Does anyone find this amusing? Our youth who attend college... [more...]

Published: 2/21/2014

Favors meat plant plan

I for one am all in favor of having a meat processing plant in the city of Rome, and I commend our councilors for trying to push forward on this project. City representatives went to great effort t... [more...]

Published: 2/20/2014

People should be informed about meat plant proposal

What "irks" me, is that just because 12 people showed up at the Monday ward meeting where the meat plant plan was discussed at length, Councilor John B. Mortise, R-2, is downplaying the 1... [more...]

Published: 2/15/2014

Judge Wilson was true public servant

City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson retired from the bench December 31, 2013. Rome residents, including myself, are extremely grateful to the judge for the 36 years of service he dedicated to Rome, e... [more...]

Published: 2/14/2014

Cuomo’s words are warning

Gov. Cuomo wants you out of New York. If you are right-to-life, pro-gun or anti-gay he wants you out of his state. Last year, anti-gun Gov. Cuomo (D) and the state legislature conspired to circ... [more...]

Published: 2/1/2014

Slaughterhouse exploits animals for food

Referring to the slaughterhouse possibly coming to Rome in the near future: The article states the plant will "process" animals raised organically in New York at a rate of 60 an hour, up ... [more...]

Published: 1/31/2014

Invest to meet needs of our own communities

I’m glad to see our elected leaders in Washington have approved a plan to allow the federal government to spend money through 2014. I was particularly pleased to see that Congress has restore... [more...]

Published: 1/29/2014

Safety evacuation procedures overlooked

The article in the newspaper on Friday concerning RFA was an example of being neglectful. Are fire drills conducted as a game and no thought given that a fire situation could actually happen? Being... [more...]

Published: 1/28/2014

Experience shows writer that Rome is a well-kept city

This is an answer to a rather gloomy look at Rome in a recent letter. First, a few notes on my background. From the time I was born in 1928 in Salamanca, I moved many times before I came here t... [more...]

Published: 1/25/2014

Objects to Cuomo’s comments on conservatives

According to the National Review, Gov. Andrew Cuomo feels there is no place in New York for those of us who are right-to-life, supposedly pro-assault-weapon, and anti-gay. That means that forty-eig... [more...]

Published: 1/24/2014

Grateful for judge’s service

I would like to thank former Rome City Court judge Daniel C. Wilson for 37 years of dedicated service to our city. His integrity and professionalism in conducting City Court business for all those ... [more...]

Published: 1/23/2014

Slaughterhouse project has benefits

After reading about the possibility of building an abattoir in Rome, I decided to comment on that project. My father was in the retail meat business, and I have very fond memories, including workin... [more...]

Published: 1/22/2014

Not quite a sign-off on Indian land claims

The local press has recently reported that the Department of Interior (DOI) has "signed off" on the settlement negotiated last year between the Oneida Indian Nation (OIN) and Gov. Andrew ... [more...]

Published: 1/18/2014

America has to wake up to deal with crucial issues

We are three weeks into a new year and once again we are hearing continuous lies concerning our legislators. The number one enemy facing America is its profound level of stupidity. News channels co... [more...]

Published: 1/16/2014

Use ‘home-grown’ product to melt snow on city streets

After reading the article about the controversy concerning sand removal from Gifford Road, Thomas Street, etc., I was amazed that the City of Rome wasn’t using a "home-grown" produc... [more...]

Published: 1/15/2014

Mayor Fusco does best he can with what’s available

As a resident of the Fourth Ward, I always felt that although we don’t always agree with each other, I have always considered our Common Council representatives would support our elected mayo... [more...]

Published: 1/14/2014

It’s fun to give anonymously

Every once in a while we see someone who has his picture put in the paper for giving to charity. In my opinion it’s more fun to give anonymously and keep someone guessing who gave it. ... [more...]

Published: 1/8/2014


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