On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, many of us in the Utica-Rome area hardly need a reminder. At the end of September, we share the memory of women taken too soon...and we need to keep talking about it.
It's definitely because of the pandemic that I'm feeling this type of way. But here's another way to think about it. 2020 has been awful. The sooner Christmas comes, the sooner we're on our way to a new year.
The first day of school is usually filled with excitement. Everything is usually so familiar - the backpacks, the lunches, and the smiles on the students. This year - everything is different for Central New York parents.