Points of Pride
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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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. … more
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 … more
It was heartening to learn that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is adapting to the COVID-19 threat to continue its mission to raise funds and build awareness. Traditionally, … more
One of the artistic and cultural gems in our area is the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica. We were happy to read last week that the institute has received a $50,000 matching grant from … more
Despite these challenging times, construction has continued at the future Cold Point site near the old Rome Cable tower. The Cold Point project is one of several large-scale projects under way in the … more
Division Commendations were well deserved by two Madison County deputies for helping to rescue a man who was pinned beneath a lawn tractor in the Oneida Creek and yelling for assistance. Deputies … more
We all should be grateful to the Gardeners of Rome for their hard work in creating and preparing several community projects that help beautify our area. One of the most prominent is a garden in … more
WESTERNVILLE — During these challenging times, we have to cover sometimes discouraging and disappointing events and statistics, so it was gratifying over the weekend to print some good news about … more
Though the weather didn’t cooperate, the Rome Free Academy Class of 2020, educators, spectators and staff are to be congratulated for putting together a graduation that that will be long … more
Let’s all have a safe Fourth of July. Some tips on how to do this were issued last week by Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. Maciol noted that while some sparklers and other modest fireworks are legal over … more
VERONA — It was a special weekend for Seventh Day Baptist Church. A commemorative worship service was held Saturday in observance of the church’s 200th anniversary. Included were special video … more
REMSEN — We congratulate the Remsen Volunteer Fire Department for not only improving its fleet but also doing it in a way that saved the fire district/taxpayers money. Department President Alex … more
Today, we’re going to applaud AmericCU, which has continued its support of local hospitals, an especially worthy effort in these trying times. Last week, the Daily Sentinel reported that three … more
These days our first responders deserve all the help they can get. Therefore it is fitting that The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has announced $18,000 in grant money to … more
It was good news to learn over the weekend that venerable Vernon Downs will start harness racing again on June 2 with qualifying races. Owner Jeff Gural described in an interview with the Daily … more
REMSEN — Remsen High School seniors greeted some unusual visitors last week, though school is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Principal Kristy McGrath and Superintendent Tim Jenny. McGrath … more
Last week was National Corrections Officers and Employees Week, and we want to take this opportunity to thank and praise the many officers who work in the county jail and state and federal … more
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