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Proposed CSEA Contract Unfair To Taxpayers

March 26, 2014 Local governments love to explain how there is so little in their budgets that is actually under their control. The state mandates retirement costs. Health insurance companies dictate payments. more »»

Chautauqua Ranking Is A Wonderful Reminder

March 25, 2014 It’s wonderful that The Smithsonian Magazine has named Chautauqua — and namely Chautauqua Institution — as the top small town to visit in 2014. more »»

Obama Administration Lacks Transparency

March 24, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

ConAgra Closings Cause For Alarm

March 23, 2014 ConAgra’s announced closure of the former Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia was an unwelcome jolt to every Chautauqua County resident last week. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 22, 2014 Thumbs up to all the area actors, set builders, technicians and adults who are taking part in musical productions in schools throughout our area. more »»

Public Campaign Finance Wastes Your Money

March 21, 2014 It isn’t taking New York state long to spend its surplus, is it? Free college for prison inmates illegal immigrants and public campaign financing have all been bandied about during budget... more »»

‘The People Have A Right To Know’

March 20, 2014 Among the most important safeguards of freedom we Americans enjoy is that of news media access to law enforcement agencies and the court. more »»

More Information Should Be Open To Public

March 19, 2014 In mid-November, it was uncovered that Scott Smith, Cassadaga Valley Central School superintendent, had resigned from his job and that Tara DiDomenico, the school’s high school principal, had been... more »»

Court Ruling Could Hide Pension System Waste

March 18, 2014 New York state taxpayers spend billions each year on pensions for workers on public payrolls. more »»

We Must Do More To Treat Mental Illness

March 17, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being “just a normal little weird kid,” in his father’s words, to someone who “couldn’t get any more evil”? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his... more »»

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 »»



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