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Obama Cracks Down On Coal

April 2, 2015 It is telling that President Barack Obama — whose Environmental Protection Agency has spent years waging a war on the coal industry — recently approved moving forward with federal hydraulic... more »»

State Budget Grown In The Dark

April 1, 2015 New York will have an on-time state budget. We’re not sure yet, on the day the spending plan is to take effect, if that budget is worth the paper on which it is printe. more »»

Preventing Medicare Cuts Is Necessary And Costly

March 31, 2015 Of course, Congress should approve a measure to prevent steep cuts in amounts the Medicare program would pay health care providers. And of course President Barack Obama should sign it into law. more »»

Spending, Tax Cuts Shouldn’t Be Up For Debate

March 30, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

ICE8 A Good Start On County’s Health Issues

March 29, 2015 Once again, Chautauqua County fared poorly compared to other New York counties in the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 28, 2015 Thumbs up to a new event making its way to Chautauqua Lake. County Executive Vince Horrigan, Scott Schrecengost, Celoron mayor, and Greg Lindquist, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. more »»

Removing Legal Notices Deprives Voters Of Information

March 27, 2015 Newspapers across the state will print fewer public notices if Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his wa. more »»

Warren Auto Group Withdraws Proposed Dealership Expansion

March 26, 2015 One of the questions asked most often around Jamestown is, “Why don’t things ever change?” The simple answer is city residents don’t let things change — even relatively small things, like purchasing... more »»

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 »»



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