Our Opinion

Lowering unnecessary driving risks

Thursday, February 25

We were perusing some out-of-town newspapers and picked up this editorial tidbit that we thought might interest local readers too. The Press of Johnson City, Tenn., described a way to lower …

Proceeding cautiously with curbside cocktails

Wednesday, February 24

A year ago, many states, including New York, threw a lifeline to struggling restaurants by temporarily allowing the sale of curbside cocktails. Rules varied. Alcohol sales can make or break …

Being prepared for winter

Saturday, February 20

An Arctic blast that swept into Texas and other parts of the Deep South is something everyone, including those of us who live up North and are more accustomed to wintry weather, should take …

Spending Mardi Gras at home, watching Cooperstown on TV

Friday, February 19

Last year at this time, Mardi Gras celebrations proceeded as planned in New Orleans, and within a few weeks, the city’s mayor came under fire for the decision after cases of coronavirus infection …

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Points of Pride

Cinema Capitol deals with pandemic

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

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 …

Comet fans happy again

Tuesday, February 23

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 …

Our space guardians

Tuesday, February 16

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 accolades for Turning Stone

Tuesday, February 9

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 …

Snowmobile patrol on the trails

Tuesday, February 2

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 …

BC-Today in History, TUE MAR 02, HFR

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Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year. Today in History On March 2, 1932, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the date of the …

BC-Today in History, SAT FEB 27, HFR

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2021. There are 307 days left in the year. Today in History On Feb. 27, 1933, Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire; …