Latest Census Dept. estimates confirm what we've suspected: Utica-Rome Metro continues to lose population . . . Now at only 293,572 . . . down from 293,752 last year, down from 299,397 in 2010, and down from 344,300 in 1972.
THIS is the accurate report card on how well state and local policies are working!
New buildings, new highways, new shopping areas, new college campuses, new "international" airport and "nano" sites, a new hockey team -- and a new hospital -- all give an appearance of success that cannot mask the fact that this region continues to fail.
We are fooling ourselves if we think that repeating the failed policies of the past will produce different results.
We deserve better than appearances.
"Ain't Nothing like the Real Thing, Baby!" - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tyrell, 1967