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An Early Christmas In Dunkirk

December 22, 2013 Christmas came early this year in Dunkirk. On Sunday, December 15, Governor Cuomo came to announce his support for keeping open the Dunkirk Electrical Generating Plant. more »»

The BPU Dividend

December 8, 2013 One of the largest contributors to the city of Jamestown is the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). more »»

Government Should Put People Ahead Of Business

December 8, 2013 The New York State Senate Republican Conference has a new Tax Policy Review and Reform Initiatives. more »»

Why We Live Here

December 1, 2013 By Hall Elliot This summer we traveled with friends who live in Europe but who still talk about the wonderful days when they lived in greater Jamestown. more »»

Iran: It’s Not About Nuclear Weapons

December 1, 2013 By Sheldon Richman If you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons. You’re thinking: Of course it’s about nuclear weapon. more »»

The County Home

November 24, 2013 Until the advent of Medicaid in the 1960s, counties in New York were required to have a “county home.” My parents’ generation referred to it as the “poorhouse” and some called it the “county farm. more »»

A Judgment On Intelligence

November 24, 2013 Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Thinker. more »»

The Road Ahead

November 17, 2013 The quote “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” has been attributed to many famous figures from Ben Franklin to Albert Einstein to Rita Mae Brown. more »»

Common Core Poses Threat To Future Of Students, Culture

November 17, 2013 Have you heard school administrators say something similar to the following: “Parents must understand that Common Core is new and requires different teaching methods”? Hokum! The only thing new is... more »»

Patton, Ike And My Teenage Boys

November 10, 2013 I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prison. more »»

A New Beginning

November 10, 2013 The campaigns are over, the ads have disappeared and the signs are put away. more »»

Chautauqua County, 2018

November 3, 2013 men, this is Vince Horrigan. Welcome aboard my vision for 2018 as I take you on a tour of Chautauqua County four years after electing me as your County Executive. more »»

Government Impedes On County’s Business Development

November 3, 2013 I was driving recently, and I saw a sign bemoaning local job loss. The print was too fine for my old eyes to pick up, but it struck a cord with me, as I suspect it may with many local residents. more »»

Chautauqua County Deserves Better

October 27, 2013 Recently Democratic candidate for County Executive Ron Johnson made some unfortunate statements regarding our County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) in a press release. more »»

Westfield, Brocton Must Move On After Failed School Vote

October 27, 2013 Is it a victory or is it a defeat? Perhaps you are elated or maybe discouraged over the results of the recent vote to centralize the school districts in Westfield and Brocton. more »»

Making Difficult Decisions Is Measure Of Leadership In Public Office

October 27, 2013 Those who enter political careers face many decisions that most often have a broad impact on community, regions, states and the worl. more »»

Don’t Look For Grown-Ups In Government

October 20, 2013 With the government partially closed for over two weeks now and the debt-ceiling deadline upon us, the pundits are demanding that the “grown-ups in the room” finally put a stop to the childish... more »»

Mr. Jones, Baking And Memories

October 13, 2013 I’d like to take a moment to share a story about a friend who passed away this week. It is a very recent memory, but one that is very powerful with me. more »»

Will Congress Learn Its Budget Lessons?

October 13, 2013 Will Congress ever get its act together? That question is likely on the minds of many Americans, but the latest impasse should actually serve as a reminder that we need to redouble our efforts to... more »»

Westfield Mortgages Future By Voting Down Brocton Merger

October 13, 2013 I graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School in 2009. At that point in time, just over 60 people were in my graduating class. It has only declined since then. more »»



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