Opinion

Cuomo Is Leading Charge In The Wrong Direction

In Our Opinion

One quote — that’s the subject of this editorial. That may seem a little hyper-focused, but because the quote is so packed with lies and hypocrisy, and because is was an official statement on behalf of our New York governor, it requires a vigorous rebuttal. The quote came from Abbey ...

Bridges Should Open Now To Community

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: The request by the city not to use a perfectly functional pedestrian bridge across the Chadakoin (below the Washington Street Bridge) until its dedication at the end of June is, in short, an example of “hostile administration.” In the same vein as hostile ...

Governing Is The Art Of Compromise Not Complaining

In Our Opinion

Perhaps legislators in Albany should consider playing dodgeball, “Duck, duck, goose” or any other game your typical kindergartner would play during recess. Legislating is proving far too difficult. The idea had been floated recently that perhaps the state Senate should end its session ...

Reader Believes Trump Has Accelerated Issues

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: It semes to me the U.S. is now facing a circular firing squad. Both progressive liberal Democrats and neo-con Republicans are struggling to recreate a myth: that the U.S. dominates the world by dint of power, values, wisdom, even God’s decisions. The U.S., and only ...

Flight 93 Memorial Is Hallowed Ground

In Our Opinion

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...

End Of Sugar Tariffs May Not Be A Sweet Deal After All

In Our Opinion

You may want to pick up a pack of Necco Wafers or one of those little boxes of candy hearts while you can. It is possible they may not be around for long. If so, part of the blame rests with Uncle Sam. The New England Confectionary Co., maker of those and other candies, has filed for Chapter ...

Thank You To All Who Support Our Cemetery

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: A small cemetery with big hearts, starting with the officers, board members, grave owners and our saxton, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has big hearts when it comes to operating, keeping and maintaining our cemetery. With everyone on the same page, such as dedication and ...

Reader Disagrees With View On The NRA

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: I have read Mr. E. Vos’s letter to the Reader’s Forum published on May 24, 2018 a number of times and a range of emotions flowed through me. Anger, confusion but mostly sadness that Mr. Vos would try to make a case and paint with such a broad stroke that the NRA ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Thumbs up to Sheriff Joe Gerace, whose quick action likely helped a Busti homeowner save at least some of his property from being damaged. Gerace came across the blaze as the homeowner, John Luciano, was calling 911. Luciano and Gerace removed lawnmowers and an ATV from the garage prior to the ...

Reader Grateful For Friend’s Care At WCA

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Recently, a dear friend passed away after a few days in the Intensive Care Unit at WCA Hospital. I cannot say enough in praise and gratitude to the nurses, the attending doctor from Hospice, and the staff. Everyone was so kind and compassionate in caring for her ...

Punish Bigotry By Public Figures

In Our Opinion

Social media is like alcohol, in some respects. When not handled with care, it can loosen inhibitions and affect judgment adversely. But also like alcohol, social media need not be harmful if used intelligently and in moderation. Ask Roseanne Barr about that. The entertainer’s career is a ...

Cemetery Receives Community Support

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Lake View Cemetery, I would like to thank the community for their support of two recent events held at the cemetery. On Saturday, May 19th the cemetery held its first ever garage sale at our maintenance garage. While I ...

Even Uganda Sees A Difference With Trump

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Being in Uganda recently made me appreciate the people I was privileged to meet. Take Chosen, for example. She’s a young woman aspiring to be a nurse. She’s well-spoken, speaks two languages fluently and exhibits all the character traits of a fine mature ...

SUNY Pact Pressures Many Campuses

In Our Opinion

Last week’s news of a new contract between New York state and the United University Professions is just what struggling public higher education campuses did not need to hear. Gov. Andrew Cuomo gladly made the announcement — that still needs ratification by the union — and had no input ...

Taking A Stand Against Bullying Could Save Lives

In Our Opinion

Exactly what triggered a murderous rampage by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at his school recently in Santa Fe, Texas, has not been determined. But last week, his father speculated the boy may have been bullied in school. School officials say they have investigated allegations Pagourtzis was ...

We Have So Much Because They Gave So Much

In Our Opinion

We Americans are in the midst of an enormous upheaval, socially, economically and politically. We question virtually every aspect of the so-called “establishment” — and we do so critically and vigorously. But the very foundation of our way of life for more than two centuries remains ...

Does Boutique Airways Have The Secret Sauce?

In Our Opinion

Chautauqua County could have a new airline in the near future. We hope it doesn’t run into the same old problems previous airlines have. Boutique Air’s application to the federal Transportation Department for an Essential Air Service subsidy estimates 12,564 passengers a year, an ...