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City Council Approves Parking Ticket Tribunal

March 25, 2015 Perhaps the third time will be a charm for Jamestown’s parking ticket tribunal. more »»

Ethics Reform: Get It Done

March 24, 2015 We hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie didn’t hurt themselves patting themselves on the back over the state’s “ethics reform agreement” they trumpeted last week. more »»

Boko Haram, Islamic State Are One In The Same

March 23, 2015 In what counts — displays of pure evil — there is no difference between Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Libya and their cousins with Boko Haram in Nigeria. more »»

Chautauqua County Routes Drug Abuse

March 22, 2015 Can people please stop saying Chautauqua County isn’t making any progress in its fight against drug abuse? The fact is Chautauqua County has made strides in its work to help those addicted to... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 21, 2015 Thumbs up to what we hope is the beginning of a beautiful friendshi. more »»

Chautauqua County Barely Passes Digital Transparency Grade

March 20, 2015 In the digital age, government should be more open than ever. Unfortunately, it isn’t. more »»

House Of Representatives Refuses To Strengthen FOIL

March 19, 2015 It was disappointing when, in December, a bill to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act at the federal level was blocked by House Speaker John Boehner. more »»

Transparency Doesn’t Have To Be A Mixed Bag

March 18, 2015 It’s unfortunate open government and freedom of information has to be such a mixed bag in New York state. more »»

Little Outrage Over Secrecy

March 17, 2015 Most Americans are not old enough to remember the ongoing, intense controversy over what happened to 18 1/2 minutes of tapes secretly recorded in then-President Richard Nixon’s office in 197. more »»

Changes Should Be Made To State’s Freedom Of Information Act

March 16, 2015 One way New York state legislators could increase the public’s confidence in the chambers in the wake of several ethics scandals is by increasing the number of documents available through the Freedo... more »»

Sunshine Week Sheds Light On Government

March 15, 2015 Today marks the beginning of Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote awareness of the need for open government. Freedom of information doesn’t always show itself in obvious ways. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 14, 2015 Thumbs up to a plan that could make the Brooklyn Square bridge across the Chadakoin River more friendly to pedestrians. more »»

Chautauqua Needs Federal Aid To Fight Drug Epidemic

March 13, 2015 President Barack Obama has proposed sizable cuts to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and Community Development Block Grant funding. more »»

Drug Abuse Forum Couldn’t Come Sooner

March 12, 2015 For the past year, the nearly constant and somewhat depressing flow of information regarding drug busts in the Jamestown area has been balanced by the thought that county officials are working to... more »»

Term Limits Will Reduce Corruption

March 11, 2015 After the downfall of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, we noted term limits could help reduce the problems with corruption in New York state. more »»

Obama Continues To Dangle Sharp Carrots

March 10, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

More Important: Party Wants Or Constituent Needs?

March 9, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anywa. more »»

Sales Tax Increase Likely Necessary

March 8, 2015 Some really good things happened in Chautauqua County in 2014. The Chautauqua County Home has been privatize. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 7, 2015 Thumbs up to high rates of immunization for children attending area public schools. more »»

Lippman Proposes Reforms To Grand Jury

March 6, 2015 Judge Jonathan Lippman, the chief justice of New York’s highest state court, has proposed reforming the grand jury process in the wake of the controversial decision by a grand jury not to indict... more »»



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