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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 »»

Common Core A Glorified ‘Indoctrination Program’

October 6, 2013 Did you know that a grand scale, national experiment —that’s the whole country —is being performed on your children without your parental consent? Your children are serving as guinea pigs for this... more »»

Can Iran Trust The United States?

October 6, 2013 People ask whether the United States can trust Iran. The better question is whether Iran can trust the United States. Since 1979 the U.S. government has prosecuted a covert and proxy war against Iran. more »»

America Isn’t Invincible From World History

October 6, 2013 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — The events of a Sunday morning in December 1941 are a moving reminder that America must defend her vital national interests. more »»

What Congress Needs To Do About The NSA

September 29, 2013 Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. more »»

Immigration Reform Would Make Sense If New Immigrants Were Not Eligible For Welfare Benefits

September 29, 2013 The U.S. House and Senate are considering an immigration reform bill. Critics of the legislation say that it will not do enough to secure our borders and that it grants amnesty to illegal immigrant. more »»

Tone Down The Hysteria And Tune Up The Research On Hydrofracking

September 29, 2013 I recently received a survey from the Food and Water watch which I found to be an interesting example of loaded questions written from a degree of bias worthy of the NRA. more »»

The Fight Over Food Stamps

September 22, 2013 Feeding the hungry is one of the ways in which we care for our neighbors, and we encourage you to support local food pantries and organizations which help the need. more »»

People Must Demand Change To End Attacks On Poor, Farmers

September 22, 2013 Congress should strengthen, not weaken, SNAP (food stamps). Tens of millions of Americans are hungry, forced to turn to emergency food programs and food stamps (SNAP) to feed their families. more »»

Remembering The ‘Lost Neighborhood’ Of Brooklyn Square

September 22, 2013 “How could they have done this? Didn’t they know it was more than just a street of houses? The street had memor. more »»

Congress, Obama Need To Work Together

September 15, 2013 As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals, and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. more »»



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