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Busti Residents Must Become Involved?In Government

March 16, 2014 Every year citizens across the country sit down and write property tax checks to state, county, town, schools and villages collecting ever-rising taxes. more »»

Credit Union Would Bring Plenty Of Positives To Busti

March 16, 2014 George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. more »»

Congress Should Look At Effects Of Lobbying

March 16, 2014 Over the past few decades, a disturbing trend has been taking place in Washington, one that threatens the health and viability of our democratic republic. more »»

When Planning Creates Chaos

March 15, 2014 All people do some type of planning, which is simply looking toward the future to determine the steps needed to achieve objectives. Employment is one of the means available. more »»

Cuomo’s College-For-Inmates Proposal Is Not Unrealistic

March 9, 2014 Governor Cuomo announced this past week that he wants to fund college education for prison inmates. more »»

Progressives, Conservatives Must Find Common Ground

March 9, 2014 e rhetoric between progressives and conservatives here in America has been vitriolic at times. Name-calling and demeaning insults are common when the two views come within close proximity. more »»

Civil Rights Battle Continues On In Jamestown

March 2, 2014 Fifty years ago, along heat baked banks of the Lincoln Memorial reflection pool in Washington, D.C., I stood there shivering in the August sun. more »»

Give America A Raise?

March 2, 2014 President Obama said something especially perplexing when he implored Congress during his State of the Union address to “Give America a raise. more »»

A Bird In A Cage

March 1, 2014 Tweety Bird, of Warner Brothers cartoon fame, was an adorable yellow canary with a speech impediment, whose constant tribulations made us laugh. more »»

Let Me Explain Reason For Busti Office Move

February 23, 2014 I would like to explain for those who were unable to attend our recent meetings why the Town of Busti board has decided to move the town offices to the former Tordella’s Building at 125 Chautauqua... more »»

K-9 Or Not?

February 23, 2014 It never fails, every winter I think of one of the worst tragedies I covered as a news reporter. Picture this: a 9-year-old 4th grader ran outside worried about his dog in a snowstorm. more »»

Health Care In Upstate New York: A Template For The Nation

February 23, 2014 When it comes to financing and delivering high quality health care, other parts of the country can look to upstate New York for a primer on how it should be done. more »»

Hold The Congratulations For Congress

February 16, 2014 Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan funding bill in hand, Capitol Hill is breathing easier. more »»

Establishing Priorities For Change

February 16, 2014 Change is hard. The public doesn’t like it. Change is also not often rewarded at the polls. more »»

Moving Busti Town Offices Would Be A Mistake

February 9, 2014 For years the historic area of the village of Lakewood has struggled to revive Chautauqua Avenue. more »»

Good News And Bad

February 9, 2014 I thought that the editor of this paper had it right recently when he reflected that those disputing whether the county had lost 7,000 jobs or 3,500 jobs should at least agree on the fact that the... more »»

State Should Mandate Drinking Driver Program For All Who Commit The Offense

February 9, 2014 In response to “State’s Approach To DWIs Need to Expand” editorial in the Post Journal, January 24, 2014, as the Chautauqua County Drinking Driver Program Director, I am in full agreement that more... more »»

The Common Core Building Should Be Condemned

February 2, 2014 “I see the Common Core as a set of standards that everyone agrees would be smart for us to implement,” wrote superintendent Mains (Dec. 22, 2014). Whoa, Mr. more »»

Lakewood, Busti May Have Missed Opportunity

February 2, 2014 Many town residents are concerned over a possible missed opportunity to bring together both the village of Lakewood and town of Busti offices under one roof. more »»

School Districts Under Stress

February 2, 2014 State Comptroller Thomas DeNapoli recently warned that several western New York school districts are facing “significant fiscal stress. more »»

 
 

 

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