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Obama’s Powers Of Persuasion Don’t Work

April 7, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

Clarify Confusions Over Common Core Tests

April 6, 2014 Is it beneficial for schools to have data gleaned from state English language arts tests given to students this week? Yes. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

April 5, 2014 Thumbs up to the public for their role in taking an alleged armed robber off the streets. Jamestown Police Dept. Capt. more »»

Westfield: A Lesson In Government

April 4, 2014 For all the training and resources available to newly elected officials, it seems impossible for the situation playing itself out in Westfield to actually be happening. more »»

Tuitioning As An Option For Districts

April 3, 2014 Ripley taxpayers are likely to see a tax cut of about 5 percent in their 2014-15 school taxes. more »»

CTE Diploma Could Benefit Work-Ready Students

April 2, 2014 In every high school’s graduating class, there is a population of students who want to join the workforce rather than spend more time in school. more »»

Economic Plan Is A Breath Of Fresh Air

April 1, 2014 Chautauqua County spends so much time scrambling to keep what it has that nothing seems to chang. more »»

America Has Fallen Behind In Innovation

March 31, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Mental Issues Aren’t Just A Prison Problem

March 30, 2014 A person suffering from a heart attack shouldn’t be treated at the Chautauqua County Jail. Why, then, should those with serious mental issues? Through mid-March, 49. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

March 29, 2014 Thumbs up to a well-deserved retirement for Ray Nelson, owner of Ray Nelson Services at the corner of Third Street and Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown. more »»

Meals On Wheels: A Needed Program

March 28, 2014 Thanks to Meals on Wheels, Mayor Sam Teresi got to spend a few minutes with Doris Bloss, an acquaintance from years past. more »»

Restructuring Board Must Offer Useful Suggestions

March 27, 2014 Now that Jamestown has been accepted into the state’s Financial Restructuring Board program, it will be interesting to see what the state panel recommends. more »»

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 »»



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