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Sherwood L. Boehlert, our long-time congressional representative, never seemed to age. It is hard to believe he has passed on. Sherry engaged people in conversation. He thought about what was said, … more
About the only time President Joe Biden didn’t dissemble about his economic plan last Thursday was when he said, “I believe we’re at an inflection point in this country … where the decisions … more
This past week brought us two items of interest that may have been overlooked by some amid the more pressing news of the week. Even if you are not necessarily a fan of grande vanilla bean … more
“L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace.” was attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte but it was, more appropriately, French Revolution leader Georges Jacques Danton who advised, “Audacity, … more
There is no shortage of important events and issues which deserve our attention — whether locally, nationally or internationally. From the resurgence of COVID-19 as a result of the Delta variant … more
The Connected Community Schools Initiative, comprised of two partnering agencies Rome Alliance for Education (RAE) and Central New York Health Home Network (CNYHHN), has plans to turn the Old City … more
During last week’s Common Council meeting, a lengthy discussion ensued over the city-owned and operated J.F. Kennedy Civic Arena — or, more to the point, whether the city should charge reduced … more
The workers who restore electrical service after storms have a dangerous job and deserve our thanks. No one likes to be left without electricity. But whether due to storms, the occasional vehicle vs. … more
Your teenager isn’t going to like this. Restrictions on when teens can drive – and with whom – can save lives. Tim Moore, a Purdue University economics professor, found that a ban on new … more
International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left … more
The latest numbers show that drivers continue to exhibit dangerous behavior on the roads, including speeding, not wearing seat belts, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Traveling on … more
Individuals who value community with others ask, as Milton Friedman did in Free to Choose, what system will give the widest range of people the greatest opportunity to make the most of themselves out … more
Congratulations to Kathy Hochul assuming New York’s governorship. We wish her success. Her first tasks are vitally important and go beyond mere safety. The new Governor moved immediately and … more
We were skimming through some out-of-town editorials when we came across one in the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record. While upstate New York doesn’t have too much trouble with reptile control, … more
With a new school year less than three weeks away, there remains a lot of work before the first bell rings. This is true on all levels, from district administrators to building leaders to teachers, … more
The past several years have been difficult ones for everyone, including law enforcement. Amid a backdrop of racial and community tensions regionally and nationally as well as the challenges and … more
Local New York State school boards are getting too little from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health as they decide how best to responsibly open schools. … more
I really considered not making this post. However, on the way to work this morning I was listening to a talk on NPR that immediately infuriated me. Susannah George of The Washington Post stated that … more
For a community our size, we are fortunate to have a highly trained professional fire department — augmented in our neighboring towns and villages by also highly trained and highly dedicated … more
We want to congratulate and wish good luck to Kelly Lubeck as she continues her battle against the effects of the COVID-19 virus. As described in today’s story by reporter Nicole A. Hawley, Lubeck … more
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