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Money Talks: State-Funded Campaign Finance System

April 17, 2014 State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli made the right move when he declined to act as a guinea pig for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state-funded campaign finance system. more »»

 
 
 
Lucy Fest: Bigger And Better

April 16, 2014 It’s not easy to make people laugh. That’s perhaps why recent lineups for Lucy Fest, organized each year by the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy, are so impressiv. more »»

Senate Should Be Careful With Housing Reform

April 14, 2014 It is difficult — with good reason — to believe that any “reform” initiated in the U.S. more »»

City Court Expansion Sign Of Troubling Times

April 13, 2014 It is a depressing sign of the times that the New York State Unified Court System feels it is necessary to have a second full-time judge in Jamestown City Court. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 12, 2014 Thumbs up to the Lawson Boating Heritage Center for its oral history project focused on the steamboat fleet that used to ferry passengers from one end of Chautauqua Lake to the other until the early... more »»

Government Should Strengthen CDBG, HOME

April 11, 2014 Government spending can sometimes get a bad nam. more »»

Volunteer Firefighters Are A Special Breed

April 10, 2014 Edward Nelson Jr. more »»

Water, Sewer Programs Need Funding

April 9, 2014 Clean water and effective sewage treatment are serious, immediate environmental concerns for tens of millions of Americans in rural areas and small towns where funds for such purposes are limited. more »»

How Quickly County Officials Can Forget

April 8, 2014 How soon Chautauqua County leaders forget. In September, Chairman Jay Gould complained to WDOE that in preparing the 2014 county budget, there is very little fellow legislators can do. more »»

Obama’s Powers Of Persuasion Don’t Work

April 7, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

Clarify Confusions Over Common Core Tests

April 6, 2014 Is it beneficial for schools to have data gleaned from state English language arts tests given to students this week? Yes. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 5, 2014 Thumbs up to the public for their role in taking an alleged armed robber off the streets. Jamestown Police Dept. Capt. more »»

Westfield: A Lesson In Government

April 4, 2014 For all the training and resources available to newly elected officials, it seems impossible for the situation playing itself out in Westfield to actually be happening. more »»

Tuitioning As An Option For Districts

April 3, 2014 Ripley taxpayers are likely to see a tax cut of about 5 percent in their 2014-15 school taxes. more »»

CTE Diploma Could Benefit Work-Ready Students

April 2, 2014 In every high school’s graduating class, there is a population of students who want to join the workforce rather than spend more time in school. more »»

Economic Plan Is A Breath Of Fresh Air

April 1, 2014 Chautauqua County spends so much time scrambling to keep what it has that nothing seems to chang. more »»

America Has Fallen Behind In Innovation

March 31, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Mental Issues Aren’t Just A Prison Problem

March 30, 2014 A person suffering from a heart attack shouldn’t be treated at the Chautauqua County Jail. Why, then, should those with serious mental issues? Through mid-March, 49. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 29, 2014 Thumbs up to a well-deserved retirement for Ray Nelson, owner of Ray Nelson Services at the corner of Third Street and Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown. more »»

Meals On Wheels: A Needed Program

March 28, 2014 Thanks to Meals on Wheels, Mayor Sam Teresi got to spend a few minutes with Doris Bloss, an acquaintance from years past. more »»

Restructuring Board Must Offer Useful Suggestions

March 27, 2014 Now that Jamestown has been accepted into the state’s Financial Restructuring Board program, it will be interesting to see what the state panel recommends. more »»

 
 

The 9th Annual Dunkirk Jazz Invitational April 26, 2014

NCCBDA is proud to the present the Ninth Annual Dunkirk Jazz Invitational (DJI), Saturday April 26th 2014 at Forestville High School starting at 4 PM. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of jazz performances by some of western New York's top student jazz musicians. more »

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