Our Opinion

City’s history with Erie Canal worth preserving

8 hours ago

The buildings at the Erie Canal Village are in various states of disrepair with most, if not all, failing the city’s basic code requirements. The artifacts — those that remain salvageable and …

Hochul’s visit highlights value of local efforts

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Thursday’s visit to Rome by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is noteworthy for many reasons. Visits from leadership in Albany remain infrequent to the Mohawk Valley — compared to those in other areas of the …

The Honor America Days show will proudly, and thankfully, go on

4 days ago

We applaud local organizers, the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo and a host of local sponsors for pulling together this year’s Honor America Days Concert on the lawn of the …

Today in history — Wednesday, July 28, 2021

4 days ago

Today is Wednesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2021. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28, 1976, an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least …

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Points of Pride

Kudos to Boonville-Oneida County Fair organizers

5 days ago

BOONVILLE — Kudos to organizers who have worked diligently to bring back the Boonville-Oneida County Fair — which opened today — after the 2020 event was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 …

Lots of applause for Capitol project

Tuesday, July 20

We’re happy to see that our historic downtown Capitol Theatre is garnering some statewide attention after the major renovation that returned the landmark’s interior and exterior to their original …

County: More students should get vaccine

Wednesday, June 16

It’s gratifying to see that County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is pressing for more local students to get a COVID-19 vaccination to protect the health and safety of our young people. The …

Local artists spotlighted at pop-up gallery

Tuesday, June 8

The downtown arts district has another artistic gem to showcase, with the opening of The Rome Art Association’s pop-up gallery. The RAA, a non-profit organization which was founded in 1958, is …

Sweet visit for local students

Tuesday, June 1

The Maple Experience came to Oneida County last week. Hosted by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, and the New York State Maple Producers Association, the Maple Experience gives …

Today in history — July 31, 2021

8 hours ago

Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2021. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1991, President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. …

Today in history — Friday, July 30, 2021

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2021. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, …