Our Opinion

A sample of strange human tricks

Thursday, September 17

Once in a while, when we peruse out-of-town newspapers, we come across little tidbits that give us a laugh and/or make us shake our heads in disbelief. We spotted this one in the St. Louis …

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, September 9

Cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death in children. Each year, more than 13,000 children are diagnosed with a form of cancer, and approximately one quarter will not survive the …

Helping charities during the coronavirus crisis

Thursday, September 3

  They need help. Usually, they help us. They still want to help us. They are helping us. But they need help to keep helping us. Like everything else this year, charities have been strained to the …

Seeking routine care is as critical as ever

Friday, August 28

Did your kids get their well-child checkups and shots this spring and summer, before school starts? Have you and members of your immediate family visited the dentist or gotten your eyes checked since …

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Points of Pride

Cheers for the Utica Zoo

4 days ago

Did you have a swell Red Panda Weekend? The Utica Zoo certainly did. To highlight red pandas’ fight for survival, the Utica Zoo observed International Red Panda Weekend, Sept. 19-20, to raise …

EcoDrops preserve the environment

Tuesday, September 15

Our region can be proud of the job that the EcoDrop site in Utica has done. More than 1 million gallons of hazardous waste have been accepted in the program since it began in 1992. The Utica …

Back to the movies again

Tuesday, September 8

We think it’s a great idea for two of our most favorite entertainment groups to sponsor outdoor movies during these difficult times. Rome Community Theater and Cinema Capitol hosted outdoor movies …

Family fun as summer fades

Tuesday, September 1

It’s always pleasant to see an atmosphere of cooperation among the many arts and service groups that serve our area. That was the case last weekend when the Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. …

Some traditions won’t go away

Tuesday, August 25

It’s good to see that some traditions can survive even a coronavirus pandemic. There won’t be a regular State Fair this year, but there will be a butter sculpture. The American Dairy Association …

BC-Today in History, FRI SEP 25, HFR

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year. Today in History On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School …

BC-Today in History, THU SEP 24, HFR

2 days ago

Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2020. There are 98 days left in the year. Today in History On September 24, 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing …