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Municipalities, Unions Need To Find Middle Ground

September 27, 2013 It is pretty obvious —given the fact that 44 Chautauqua County municipalities are eligible to participate — that a Financial Restructuring Board is necessary in New York state. more »»

Forward-Thinking Districts May Provide Road Map For Others

September 26, 2013 So far, so good for a pair of test cases that could help pave the way for cost savings for area school districts. more »»

Approach To Rebuild Upstate Economy Is Unrealistic

September 25, 2013 The economy is in the midst of a long, slow climb from the depths of the 2008 economic recession. more »»

Are Our Schools Doing Enough To Stop Bullying?

September 23, 2013 Among the most heart-wrenching, deeply troubling stories in the news last week was that of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied for nearly a year. more »»

Sloppy Government A Statewide Issue

September 22, 2013 It’s bad enough New York state has so much government. What makes the problem even worse is that some of that government just isn’t very good. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 21, 2013 Thumbs up to Deb Palmer, the longtime Panama Central School girls volleyball and softball coach. more »»

‘Profiling’ May Have Saved Lives

September 20, 2013 Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was a mentally ill man with a grudge against the Navy. more »»

Don’t Leave Your Good Ideas Home

September 19, 2013 Tonight is a golden opportunity for all Jamestown residents to give their two cents about Jamestown’s future. more »»

Rest In Peace, Damon Janes

September 18, 2013 There are times in our lives when events just don’t make much sense. more »»

Success Stories Require Community Involvement

September 17, 2013 It’s fitting that Deb and Deke Kathman, the 2013 United Way Campaign co-chairs, are focusing the annual campaign on the agency’s success stories. more »»

Justice Department Should Uphold The Law

September 16, 2013 Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible. more »»

Keep The IDA Away From Hotel Project

September 15, 2013 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s much-ballyhooed “2 percent” tax cap rightly focused the public’s attention on government spending. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 14, 2013 Thumbs up to the sweet sounds of marching band music taking center stage at Strider Field toda. more »»

Concussion Law Should Be Expanded

September 13, 2013 The recent concussion lawsuit settlement between the National Football League and its retired players, combined with studies of the links between head trauma and varying forms of dementia, should... more »»

One-Sided Debate Is Not The Answer

September 12, 2013 Members of Congress debating President Barack Obama’s recommendation the U.S. go to war with Syria have much to discuss. more »»

More Private Housing Projects Needed

September 11, 2013 Many can talk about taking pride in Jamestown. Andrew Jarrett and Gary Sell are putting their money where their mouth is. more »»

Pension Rate Relief Cannot Be Viewed As Found Money

September 10, 2013 Finally, there is some good news to report about pension rates. Pension contributions have skyrocketed since the late 1990s, when many governments were paying less than 1 percent of pension costs. more »»

Keep Government Away From Education

September 9, 2013 Apparently the absence of some useless federal regulations makes some hearts grow fonder of them. more »»

County Should Help Find Sinkhole Cause

September 8, 2013 Chautauqua County should find money in the next round of bed tax allocations to help Findley Lake officials find the cause of a 7-foot sinkhole near the lake. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 7, 2013 Thumbs up to the quick clean-up after Monday’s microburst storm that brought high winds, hail and buckets of rain to the Lakewood area. more »»



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