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We’re Not Finished Pulling Weeds In Albany

May 6, 2016 Albany hasn’t changed at all. Although some legislators tout very modest ethics reforms, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara continues to dig and uncover misconduct within the state’s leadership. more »»

High-Speed Chase Never Needed To Happen

May 5, 2016 Jeanne Toy of Falconer raised an interesting question after a recent chase that went through the athletic field at Falconer Central School. more »»

Punish Violators Of Ignition Interlock Device Severely

May 4, 2016 It is pretty easy for those convicted of drunk driving in six New York counties to violate a judge’s order that the driver use an ignition interlock devic. more »»

County Steps Up With South Main Street Bridge

May 3, 2016 Traffic has been a mess, at times, in the two years since the bridge across the Chadakoin River was found to be in desperate need of rehabilitation. more »»

Investigation Results Were Not Reassuring

May 2, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Ending Chautauqua Airport Service Should Be Done Sensibly

May 1, 2016 A recommendation that Chautauqua County end commercial airline service and have the county act as the fixed base operator at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown should be followed — but... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 30, 2016 Thumbs up to the 140 area high school students honored recently at the Chautauqua County Honor Societies Banquet, coordinated by Carrie Shampoe, a Clymer Central School teacher, and supported by the... more »»

Disappointment At Library Meeting Turnout

April 29, 2016 The James Prendergast Library’s board has dealt with scrutiny off and on in recent months. more »»

Who’s Paying For Salary Hike?

April 28, 2016 An unanticipated $30,000 pay increase for the Chautauqua County district attorney is just one byproduct of New York’s flawed budget process. more »»

Ease Up On Independents

April 27, 2016 New York state law treats registered independents looking to vote in a primary like an unwanted third wheel: Their presence will be tolerated, but only if they can avoid being ditched by the couple. more »»

Make Use Of A Teaching Moment

April 26, 2016 We understand — but ultimately don’t agree — with the feelings of those who think Ben Spitzer, Chautauqua Lake Central School superintendent, should be fired after being charged in March with drivin... more »»

Congress Knows How To Spend Money

April 25, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. more »»

Shared Services Must Be Fair

April 24, 2016 It can’t be disputed that the town of Busti was wrong in the way it budgeted highway equipment purchases between its townwide and town-outside-village highway funds. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 23, 2016 Thumbs up to both the Chautauqua Lake Central School District and the 40 volunteer instructors from area industries who are making the Chautauqua Lake Manufacturers’ Club a reality. more »»

As Spring Shines, Drivers Must Stay Vigil

April 22, 2016 While the winter months certainly present challenges for motorists, spring driving has its dangers as well. more »»

Teresi, Young Come Out Against Injection Facilities

April 21, 2016 Places where drug users can go to use their drugs under the supervision of a trained nurse are a bad idea. more »»

Scientist Committee A Good Addition For Lake

April 20, 2016 There have been scientists working in and around Chautauqua Lake off and on for decades, though they typically are seen when there are problems with weeds, invasive species or water quality. more »»

Fraud Prevention Should Be A Priority

April 18, 2016 Many people think of “entitlement” programs as federal government responsibilities. more »»

Get The Message: Stop Texting And Driving

April 18, 2016 “Distracted driving” by those using cell phones — often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel — causes a substantial number of traffic accidents. more »»

Censorship Is Dangerous And Wrong

April 17, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortable. more »»



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