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Pay Raise For Legislators Should Have Been Debated

August 25, 2016 State legislators could get a nearly $40,000 a year raise starting Jan. 1. more »»

Court Clerk Case Sets Dangerous Precedent

August 24, 2016 We fear the judge presiding over the case of a woman accused of stealing more than $40,000 from two area courts is in danger of falling off of the tightrope he is walking. more »»

There Is Demand For Broadband

August 23, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Public Service Commission have done well in finding a way to bring better broadband Internet access to rural areas like ours. more »»

Washington Needs To Control Spending

August 22, 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

Student Proficiency Rates Are Troubling

August 21, 2016 It stinks that a true comparison between students now and students 20 years ago isn’t possible because New York state changes testing and assessment systems more often than most of us change the... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 20, 2016 Thumbs up to a change in state law signed earlier this week by Gov. more »»

Health Care Program Costs ‘Not An Exact Science’

August 19, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»

Communication Breakdown Will Risk Public, Police Safety

August 18, 2016 There is so much wrong with the mess over new police communications systems that it’s hard to know where to begin. more »»

Landlord Registration Laws Must Be Enforced

August 17, 2016 It is disappointing, though certainly not surprising, to see so few of Jamestown’s rental properties represented on the city’s landlord registry. more »»

Healthy Lake, Healthy Economy

August 16, 2016 Anecdotal evidence suggests this summer’s weather and the clarity of Chautauqua Lake is driving more people onto the lake — and more money into the pockets of lakefront businesses. more »»

When Facts Needs To Be Checked, And Checked Again

August 15, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

Nothing, Not Even Cost, Deters State

August 14, 2016 Ten years ago, Chautauqua County legislators approved experimenting with an electric vehicle fleet to see if they could save taxpayers some money and be more environmentally friendly at the same time. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 13, 2016 Thumbs up to the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village for its upcoming Open to the Public Day from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 23. more »»

Sporadic Rain Might Not Be So Bad

August 12, 2016 It’s been a wonderful summer to spend lazy days swimming or boating on Chautauqua Lake. All of those dry days just mean there is a little less of the lake than there was at the start of the year. more »»

Demolition Is A Step Forward, But We Must Fill Empty Lots

August 11, 2016 Jamestown has taken the wrecking ball to roughly 60 dilapidated homes over the last two year. more »»

Why Worry About Credibility Now?

August 10, 2016 With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argumen. more »»

Tax Structure Limits Start-Up NY

August 9, 2016 It is good to see New York’s legislators asking questions about underperforming economic development program. more »»

Zika Vaccine Should Be A Priority

August 8, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week. more »»

New Airline Has Short Time To Prove Itself

August 7, 2016 We hope the last three days of comedy-related events in downtown Jamestown provide a glimpse into the future of downtown once the National Comedy Center opens. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 6, 2016 Thumbs up to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for its “Talkin’ Trash” community cleanup campaig. more »»



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