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EBT Restrictions A Step Forward

April 25, 2014 The state Legislature took a step forward when it approved a changes to social services law that will prevent Electronic Benefit Transfer cards from being used to pay for liquor, strippers, and... more »»

‘Eddie’s Law’ Could Save Lives

April 24, 2014 Recently, the New York State Senate passed a bill meant to address the low percentage of drivers involved in fatal crashes who are tested for drugs and alcohol. more »»

Open Meetings Law Shouldn’t Be A Joke

April 23, 2014 If recent actions in the village of Westfield prove anything, it is that the state’s Open Meetings Law carries as much weight as a limp noodle. more »»

Legislators Should Help Forestville

April 22, 2014 Anyone who pays a tax bill understands full well the angst Forestville taxpayers are feeling right now. more »»

Study Could Be Roadmap To Future

April 22, 2014 There is a cost and an opportunity for Chautauqua County legislators should they choose to loan money to the village of Forestville. more »»

Happy Tax Freedom Day

April 21, 2014 Tax Freedom Day for Americans, on average, is April 21 this year. more »»

Happy Easter

April 20, 2014 Today is Easter Sunday. Many area residents will spend part of the day worshipping at church or sharing Easter dinner with family and friends. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 19, 2014 Thumbs up to lending a hand to help our environment. Jamestown Community College will host its Earth Day festivities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Officials Should Discuss Removal Of Dead Fish

April 18, 2014 It’s encouraging to know there is a perfectly natural cause for the hundreds of dead fish that recently washed ashore in the Bemus Point area. more »»

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 »»



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