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Citizens Must Speak Out Regarding Landfill Expansion

August 18, 2013 Those of us who live in the immediate vicinity of the Chautauqua County Landfill are affected by its operations on a daily basis, and we see first-hand the amount of waste that is being brought in... more »»

Why Not Just Abolish The NSA?

August 18, 2013 Notice that all the public discussion about the NSA’s supersecret, massive surveillance scheme assumes that the NSA has become a permanent part of American life. more »»

Differing Views On The Minimum Wage

August 11, 2013 As a business owner who runs a manufacturing company with 150 employees, I strongly support increasing the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at just $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009. more »»

How To Help Fast-Food Workers

August 11, 2013 Doubling the minimum wage may seem like a good way to help fast-food workers, but it would hurt them instead. more »»

Union, Business Unite To Support NRG Repowering

August 11, 2013 Members of the Dunkirk Area Labor Council, the Southwest Building Trades, Chautauqua County Labor Coalition, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Chautauqua County Chamber of... more »»

Let’s Have A Better Conversation

August 4, 2013 During the Public Service Commission public hearing forum, a few comments brought us back to the old debate of fossil fuel vs. renewable energy. more »»

The Economics Lesson Obama Needs To Learn

August 4, 2013 President Obama is again turning his attention to the elusive economic recovery. more »»

Officer Thanks Local Blue Star Mothers, Who Thank Community

August 4, 2013 An open letter to the Jamestown area community written by the commanding officer of a platoon currently deployed to Afghanistan and adopted by the Blue Star Mothers, Lake Erie NY4 Chapter: ? ? ?... more »»

RePower NRG: Our Position Is Clear

July 28, 2013 Last Monday, I joined state and local officials and over 2,000 residents who filled the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia to overflowing capacity for the Public Service Commission’s public hearing on... more »»

Now, We Need You!

July 28, 2013 On July 15, we heard the voices and saw the faces of our fellow Chautauqua County citizens as they addressed the New York State Public Service Commission. more »»

Competition Is Rapidly Changing College

July 21, 2013 Is the traditional college doomed? More and more people think so. more »»

Congress Needs To Remember How To Make Policy

July 21, 2013 I’ve noticed a recurring question as I talk to people about Congress. more »»

Wake Up, Gulliver: The Lilliputians Are Almost Done

July 21, 2013 Jonathan Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels — and in particular the novel’s first section in which the tiny Lilliputians immobilize Gulliver by binding him with thousands of tiny, threadlike... more »»

Fisher V. University Of Texas: The Court Misses An Opportunity

July 7, 2013 The Supreme Court, in a case heard by eight Justices (Justice Kagan recused herself), has issued its decision involving the admissions policies of the University of Texas. more »»

US Foreign Policy And The Decline Of Sweden

July 7, 2013 As most of us know, Jamestown and environs has a high concentration of people with an ethnic Swedish background - comparable even to famously Swedish Minnesot. more »»

Big Brother, Not Snowden, Greenwald, Is The Story

June 30, 2013 “Instead of being adversaries to government power ... [the media of Washington, D.C., are] ... servants to it and mouthpieces for it. more »»

Dairy Farmers Shoulder Too Much Of Load

June 30, 2013 On Thursday, June 20th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the House version of the 2013 Farm Bill, HR-1947. It received a solid trouncing, going down in defeat, 195 to 234. more »»

County, City Leadership Can Return Jamestown To Previous Stature

June 30, 2013 To regain the Jamestown stature of years ago is a tall order, but not impossible. In my opinion, it will take a significant effort, but will be well worth that effort. more »»

Facts To Know About Student Loan Debate

June 23, 2013 As unfortunately happens in Washington, facts are often sacrificed as politics prevails. more »»

Pay The County Executive Median Wage

June 23, 2013 The pay of the county executive has to be some amount. The trick is to reason out how much amount that should be. First, however, must be the reasons for how much the county executive is to be paid. more »»

 
 

 

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