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Municipal Consolidation Remains An Issue

September 9, 2016 It doesn’t appear municipal consolidation is a topic that will be disappearing anytime soon. more »»

Athenex: State Can’t Get Out Of Its Own Way

September 8, 2016 It took Flint Besecker, Athenex chief operating officer, only 31 words to sum up all that is wrong with starting a business in New York state. more »»

Public Schools Can Fill Job Void

September 7, 2016 Teaching is a tough job. It makes sense, then, that school districts would have trouble finding qualified substitute teachers. more »»

EpiPens Price Shines Light On Larger Problem

September 6, 2016 Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation’s health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device. more »»

Happy Labor Day

September 5, 2016 Labor Day 2016 brings many of the same issues in Chautauqua County as prior Labor Days — too few people working for too little money, decent-paying manufacturing jobs being lost at the expense of... more »»

Now Is Time For Calm In Panama, Clymer

September 4, 2016 Last week, the Clymer and Panama central school boards approved asking Dr. David O’Rourke of Erie-2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES to begin a study to consolidate the districts. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

September 3, 2016 Thumbs up to a project that seeks to create an Education Center featuring a photo and biography of every name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. more »»

When The President Becomes A Despot

September 2, 2016 Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. more »»

Airport Draws Interesting Comments From Legislators

September 1, 2016 A crucial time is coming for Chautauqua County’s airports, particularly the Jamestown Airport at Robert H. Jackson Field. more »»

Vince DeJoy Details Plan To Prevent Zombie Properties

August 31, 2016 Vince DeJoy, Jamestown development director, has proposed an interesting plan to help deal with zombie properties in the city. more »»

County Lucky Buyer Emerged

August 30, 2016 Chautauqua County has fallen into an outhouse and came out smelling like a rose. more »»

Obama: A Mess Of A Legacy

August 29, 2016 A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation published an analysis of the top 10 Obamacare promises broken — or soon to be broken. more »»

Plan to Spend DRI Money Is Needed

August 28, 2016 It is unfortunate that it will take some time for projects funded in part by state’s recent $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant to Jamestown to begin manifesting themselves publicl. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 27, 2016 Thumbs up to WCA Hospital for joining the effort to prevent sleep-related infant deaths by partnering with the state Office of Children and Family Services for a safe sleep education program. more »»

Southern Tier West Study Must Proceed

August 26, 2016 Attracting new jobs to a rural area like Chautauqua County takes time, a little skill and a lot of luck. more »»

Pay Raise For Legislators Should Have Been Debated

August 25, 2016 State legislators could get a nearly $40,000 a year raise starting Jan. 1. more »»

Court Clerk Case Sets Dangerous Precedent

August 24, 2016 We fear the judge presiding over the case of a woman accused of stealing more than $40,000 from two area courts is in danger of falling off of the tightrope he is walking. more »»

There Is Demand For Broadband

August 23, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Public Service Commission have done well in finding a way to bring better broadband Internet access to rural areas like ours. more »»

Washington Needs To Control Spending

August 22, 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

Student Proficiency Rates Are Troubling

August 21, 2016 It stinks that a true comparison between students now and students 20 years ago isn’t possible because New York state changes testing and assessment systems more often than most of us change the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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