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After three months of heated debate, the Rome Board of Education voted Monday to embark on a plan to revert back to a previous grade configuration of K-4 elementary schools, a separate grade 5-6 … more
The governments of Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela (to name just a few ) use their state police and “justice system” to keep their political opponents at bay. They harass, intimidate, … more
You may notice a few more visitors in and around Rome this weekend as the Capitol Theatre, 222 W. Dominick St., in Rome, will present the 19th edition of its Capitolfest film festival. more
Hopefully, members of the Rome Rotary Club are taking a well-deserved break today following another successful Canalfest this past weekend. The event, a much-anticipated family-friendly festival, … more
We rubbed elbows the other night with humility, grace and humanity at the Rome Sports Hall of Fame dinner honoring six new inductees. Two of the six were represented by others who spoke for them. … more
We completely agree with the article pertaining to New Hartford’s senior center. Criticism of our elected officials is seriously warranted. Money specified in our budget is being withheld for the … more
“Lost, but not Stolen”, a report recently released by eight senior Republicans (two senators, four judges, two lawyers) provides a detailed summary of all the claims that challenged the 2020 … more
We applaud that The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region conducted a public survey requesting input from the community about what should be done to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. … more
The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Camp Abilities program recently benefited from a Service Above Self Gala at the Stanley Theater, raising more than $12,000, thanks to … more
New York has declared the monkeypox virus an imminent threat to public health and announced a big boost in supply of the vaccine used to fight its spread. And, as monkeypox continues to spread, the … more
From a Fox news article: “With more than 300 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, and gun violence now the leading cause of death of children in America, it is clear that we are in … more
There’s still time to nominate someone you believe has embraced our community, modeled the way, inspired confidence, and encouraged excellence at Mohawk Valley Community College. The MVCC Hall of … more
BOONVILLE — The 134th Boonville-Oneida County Fair is up and running. “Let the Good Times Grow.” That’s the theme for this year’s fair, which was showcased by several floats in the annual … more
With the recent Dobbs ruling in mind, the House of Representatives has passed HR8404 (known as the Respect for Marriage Act). One hundred fifty-seven Republicans voted against this measure including … more
Chances are you know someone who has, or has recently had, COVID-19. The new, more highly transmissible strain of the virus known as BA.5 has been rapidly spreading across the country ... more
Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a memorable and quick number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a … more
The Utica Zoo has a big day coming up, and if you’re among the thousands of people who love animals, consider the annual Utica Zoo Brewfest. It’s a day of food, drinks and live entertainment, … more
They’re a familiar site for motorists, not just in New York, but across the country: Thousands of communities have signaled their commitment to keeping America beautiful by adopting stretches of … more
The importance of the runway at Griffiss International Airport can’t be overestimated. The latest example is the unit currently undergoing real training at Million Air, headquartered at Griffiss … more
Anyone who does not believe gun violence is at pandemic levels in the US is willfully ignorant.  Those saying, as Mitch McConnell recently did, that it is all due to mental illness are just not … more
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