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Washington Throws More Money At Nation’s Problems

May 19, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

No Reason To Delay Sheldon House Sale

May 18, 2016 With conscientious operation and good communications, there is no reason why the sale of the Sheldon House to Lynn Development can’t be a good deal for both the developer and for neighborhood... more »»

2017 City Budget Just Got A Little Worse

May 17, 2016 There is one more reason for no one to look forward to putting together Jamestown’s 2017 budget. more »»

No Apology Needed For Dropping A-Bomb

May 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Executive Should Sign Smoking Age Local Law

May 15, 2016 County Executive Vince Horrigan should sign a local law to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age in Chautauqua County. Horrigan has until May 18 to make a decision. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 14, 2016 Thumbs up to neighbors and friends of Paula Wiltsie. The Frewsburg woman and her family lost nearly all of their possessions in a fire earlier this week. more »»

Education Reforms Constrain Teachers’ Creativity

May 13, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Acting District Attorney Made Good Choice In Fredonia Shooting

May 12, 2016 Patrick Swanson, acting Chautauqua County district attorney, sent a welcoming message recently to homeowners when he declined to pursue charges against a Fredonia resident who shot an intruder with ... more »»

An Unwelcome Reminder Of Medicaid’s Cost

May 11, 2016 It will cost every man, woman and child $233 in 2016 to pay Chautauqua County’s share of Medicaid spending. It’s been a while since the cost of Medicaid has been in the news. more »»

America Will Continue To Be Dependent On Foreign Oil

May 10, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

Kasich Would Make A Fine Vice President

May 9, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Trim County Spending Before Spending Fund Balance

May 8, 2016 Chautauqua County taxpayers just knew the news of a 5 percent tax levy decrease in the 2016 county budget was too good to be true. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

May 7, 2016 Thumbs up to Jeff Angeletti, conservation instructor at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugues BOCES Hewes Educational Center Hewes Center, and students who recently spent a day rejuvenating the basebal... more »»

We’re Not Finished Pulling Weeds In Albany

May 6, 2016 Albany hasn’t changed at all. Although some legislators tout very modest ethics reforms, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara continues to dig and uncover misconduct within the state’s leadership. more »»

High-Speed Chase Never Needed To Happen

May 5, 2016 Jeanne Toy of Falconer raised an interesting question after a recent chase that went through the athletic field at Falconer Central School. more »»

Punish Violators Of Ignition Interlock Device Severely

May 4, 2016 It is pretty easy for those convicted of drunk driving in six New York counties to violate a judge’s order that the driver use an ignition interlock devic. more »»

County Steps Up With South Main Street Bridge

May 3, 2016 Traffic has been a mess, at times, in the two years since the bridge across the Chadakoin River was found to be in desperate need of rehabilitation. more »»

Investigation Results Were Not Reassuring

May 2, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Ending Chautauqua Airport Service Should Be Done Sensibly

May 1, 2016 A recommendation that Chautauqua County end commercial airline service and have the county act as the fixed base operator at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown should be followed — but... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 30, 2016 Thumbs up to the 140 area high school students honored recently at the Chautauqua County Honor Societies Banquet, coordinated by Carrie Shampoe, a Clymer Central School teacher, and supported by the... more »»



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