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Public Pressure Passed Pension Forfeiture

June 21, 2016 It’s been a five year fight to get pension forfeiture legislation passed for state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell The combination of public pressure, several high-profile public corruption scandals and... more »»

Obama’s Oil Tax Must Not Pass

June 20, 2016 President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax increase on oil deserved what it got recently — a 253-144 vote against it in the House of Representatives. The Senate should follow suit. more »»

Local Governments Should Avoid Inconvenient Meeting Times

June 19, 2016 The lack of public attendance at public meetings often lamented as a sign of the public’s growing apathy about public life. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 18, 2016 Thumbs up to the First Congregational Church of Jamestown (the United Church of Christ), 70 McKinley Ave., which will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Sunday. The 10:45 a.m. more »»

Not Too Late To Voice Opinion

June 17, 2016 You’re not too late to voice your opinion to see NRG converted to a natural gas plant, but today is the last day to voice support for the Dunkirk plant before the Public Service Commission makes a... more »»

Weber Knapp Proves Importance Of Manufacturing

June 16, 2016 We won’t call it a full comeback, but it has been nice to see some good news about the area’s manufacturing sector recently. more »»

Regulations Should Not Protect Failing Companies

June 15, 2016 Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service, would like the New York State Legislature to approve statewide regulations that would allow it to operate throughout the state. more »»

A Brutal Reminder Interolerance Exists

June 14, 2016 We Americans debate matters such as whether people who believe biology is not really the determinant of gender should use certain restrooms. more »»

Wounded IS May Retaliate

June 13, 2016 In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification. more »»

Library Funding Initiative Was Too Much For Taxpayers

June 12, 2016 A $65,000 home in Jamestown with a 30-year mortgage at 5 percent interest is $295.25 a month, according to a mortgage calculator at bankrate.com. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 11, 2016 Thumbs up to Frewsburg as it takes its yearly turn in the community spotlight. more »»

Community Court Could Decrease Repeat Offenders

June 10, 2016 We often see many of the same names pop up in police reports sent to us by area police departments. more »»

Republicans Show Up Late To The Party

June 9, 2016 Members of the state Assembly’s Republican minority are calling for more oversight of big spending packages like the Buffalo Billio. more »»

TSA Only Concerned With Appearances

June 8, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Federal Aid Limits Airport Options

June 7, 2016 Chautauqua County legislators find themselves in an uncomfortable situation when it comes to county-owned airports in Jamestown and Dunkirk. more »»

Iraqi Troops Show Progress

June 6, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

Voters Must Change The Legislature

June 5, 2016 State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-C-I-Jamestown, was quoted in The Post-Journal saying it is “particularly galling” to taxpayers when an elected official is convicted of a felony in connection wit... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 4, 2016 Thumbs up to the more than 200 area musicians, and the parents, music teachers and guest conductors who freely give of their time, who combine to make the Chautauqua County Music Teachers... more »»

Horrigan Makes A Smart Move In Solar Panel Deal

June 3, 2016 Recently, County Executive Vince Horrigan delayed an agreement with a solar company to install solar panels at the county-owned airport in Dunkirk. It was a wise decision. more »»

State ABC Changes Worth Legislative Approval

June 2, 2016 We often disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo — look no further than the job-killing $15 minimum wage or paid family leave as proof. We also give credit where it is due. more »»

 
 
 

 

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