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The telltale sign that the COVID-19 aid package is a boondoggle is that, at almost 6,000 pages, it dwarfs in size any previous such bill. Congressional leadership of both parties contrived a bill … more
In her high school yearbook, Maine student Jessica Meir wrote that it was her dream “to go for a spacewalk.” Some 25 years later, she’s thinking even bigger. Fresh off a 205-day mission on the … more
Remember the opioid epidemic? Before the novel coronavirus pandemic grabbed the spotlight, opioid addiction was America’s No. 1 health problem. For five years or more, headlines in nearly every … more
 Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house might not happen for Christmas this year … or for several months afterward, for that matter. At a time of year when we most look … more
Earlier this week amid the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the wake of winter’s arrival and Thanksgiving travel, and as part of a broad plan to slow the community … more
Earlier this week amid the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the wake of winter’s arrival and Thanksgiving travel, and as part of a broad plan to slow the community spread of … more
There are many advantages our region touts when it markets itself to people and businesses considering moving to the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. We talk about safe communities, a vibrant arts … more
Since its inception, the Rome Police Department’s annual Shop with a Cop program has brought joy to hundreds of Rome youngsters in need. While these children received presents and other tangible … more
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. made a rare but urgent appeal on Monday to address community spread of COVID-19 in the county and region. As of Tuesday, he noted, there were 2,734 known … more
Any other year, we’d be winding down the year, heading into Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and the new year with hurricane season behind us. But this is 2020. Since the stormy season … more
President Donald Trump said right up front in his message to the nation Wednesday, “This may be the most important speech I’ve ever made.” He detailed the kind of evidence revealed so far that … more
As a child, you may recall the pleasant surprise of putting a coin in a vending machine, pulling the lever and getting not one but two candy bars. Was your response to seek out the manager and report … more
As the holidays arrive, we tend to think about giving. This year, it might not seem there is much to be thankful for, given the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the divisiveness in the country. … more
We were privileged as a teenager to apprentice cleaning presses at 136 N. James St. after the run. Over the 60 years since then, we still marvel at our pressmen’s mastery of their craft and … more
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Daily Sentinel turns out the largest package of news and advertising of the year. Each year we have been privileged to join the crew in the newspaper’s … more
This has been a difficult election year for just about everyone, but no one has had it tougher than the people responsible for administering elections and counting votes. The combination of a … more
Indulge us for a moment, or two, as we wax nostalgic. It is for some among us it may be too soon to be thinking about Christmas — although, for what it is worth, those curmudgeons have already … more
There is little doubt that the $434.1 million spending plan proposed by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. yesterday is painful. The pandemic-influenced proposal would decrease county … more
A statement from the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce Statement on the Proposed 2021 City of Rome Budget: “For years the Board of Directors of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce has been an advocate … more
On the cover of Tuesday’s edition, the Daily Sentinel featured what is traditionally a rite of the season that many take for granted — a volunteer ringing the bell and seeking donations in … more
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