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State Tax Relief Plans Seem Self-Serving

March 16, 2014 The more state officials say about their plans for tax relief, the more disgusted we become. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax freeze proposal initially held some promise. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 15, 2014 After the blasts of winter we received Wednesday and Thursday, thumbs up to better weather this weekend for several outdoors events. Those with a taste for Irish cuisine as they celebrate St. more »»

Scaffold Law Is A Drain On The Economy

March 14, 2014 The state Legislature has come under fire in recent years for its varying forms of illegal and unsavory behavior. more »»

JSBA Moves Closer To Right Combination

March 13, 2014 In an 1890 edition of Harper’s magazine, Thomas Edison is quoted as saying he “constructed 3,000 different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently... more »»

Public Urged To Attend Drug Forum

March 12, 2014 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. more »»

Ukraine: US Strategy Needs More Direction

March 11, 2014 Vows by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama to line up a solid international front against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine may have to be rethought. more »»

No Politician Can Be Able To Control Press

March 10, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats. more »»

Time To Revisit Consolidation?

March 9, 2014 At first glance, it makes little sense to have municipal buildings less than one block from each other in the village of Lakewood. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 8, 2014 -Thumbs up to a fond remembrance of Peter Morgante, a longtime city resident and watchdog on behalf of Jamestown taxpayers who passed away this week at the age of 8. more »»

Tourism: Striking A Proper Balance

March 7, 2014 Tourism is usually associated with the sound of ringing cash registers. more »»

Binding Arbitration Still Needs Reform

March 6, 2014 It’s hard to spin a contract agreement that will cost county taxpayers an additional $175,000 a year as financially prudent. more »»

DREAM Act: Poor Use Of Public Money

March 5, 2014 DREAM is quite a misnomer for a law that opens state tuition assistance programs to students in the country illegally. more »»

Ramis Deserved More Credit Than He Received

March 4, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

Ambassadors Should Meet Qualifications

March 3, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

State Must Explore Realistic School Funding

March 2, 2014 It is long past the time for New York to have a realistic conversation over equitable school funding. Equitable funding can’t just mean more money in state aid. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 1, 2014 Thumbs up to the latest in a budding crop of young artists in the area. more »»

Your Vote Does Matter

February 28, 2014 As Legislator Fred Larson, D-Jamestown, so aptly put it in his statement Thursday, elections do indeed have consequences. more »»

Lifetime Licenses: A Pricey Proposition

February 27, 2014 A lifetime membership usually is something you would analyze with skepticism before you rush to sign up. That goes for an announcement last week by Gov. more »»

Many Problems With Cuomo’s Jail Degree Program

February 26, 2014 The are numerous problems with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to offer associate and bachelor degree programs at 10 state prisons. more »»

County’s Drug Forum Is A Good Start

February 25, 2014 Drug dealers are always looking for ways to make more money, which means they are nearly constantly experimenting with ways to change existing drugs to increase the high a user feels or to make thei... more »»



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