Our Opinion

Election workers deserve respect

5 days ago

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 …

Trinkaus holiday display provides welcome lightness to season

Wednesday, November 18

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 …

County budget proposal painful but necessary

Friday, November 13

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 …

Stabilizing property taxes is essential to Rome businesses

Thursday, November 12

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 …

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Points of Pride

Joint effort for new jobs

8 hours ago

Creaton of new jobs is always important. Sometimes though, even new jobs can be hard to fill. Therefore we applaud the joint effort of the Oneida Indian Nation and Oneida County to launch a new …

Fall coaches, athletes deserve high marks

Tuesday, November 17

There was much debate over whether to have a fall sports season or not amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While state officials sacked the fall football season, moving it to a potential spring …

Persevering in unusual times

Tuesday, November 10

VERONA — Many worthy organizations have had to alter, revise or even cut back their activities because of the pandemic. We want to give a round of applause to all those groups — whether students …

Rome Twigs, Tree of Lights campaign impacts local health care

Wednesday, November 4

The Rome Twigs have launched its annual Tree of Lights campaign, allowing area residents to honor loved ones and support their efforts on behalf of Rome Memorial Hospital. Kudos to Barry Funeral …

Celebrating those who made voting safe and easy

Tuesday, November 3

Some 50 people were lined up in the dreary, blustery weather outside the South Rome Senior Center for early voting that ended Sunday. Those in line genially kept six feet apart as they waited for …

BC-Today in History, SAT NOV 21, HFR

4 days ago

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2020. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand …

BC-Today in History, FRI NOV 20, HFR

5 days ago

Today is Friday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2020. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 2000, lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush battled before the …