Voting Is A Right That Cannot Be Taken For Granted

In Our Opinion

For years, former Mayor Sam Teresi lobbied for Jamestown Community College to be elevated to a four-year university. Teresi noted Jamestown is the single-largest urban area in the state without a four-year university or college. It is the only city among the top 10 New York population centers ...

Sewers Reach Quiet Milestone

Local Commentaries

The South/Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District (the “District”) recently announced that a contract was awarded to the J.D. Northrup Construction Company of Ellicottville to build Phase I of the Chautauqua Lake Westside Sewer Extension to Stow. This is good news for the Lake and good ...

The Rise Of A Massive Federal Bureaucracy

Local Commentaries

In summarizing the problem of self-government, James Madison wrote, “…the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” It’s that last bit that has proven difficult. Our system of ...

Turning Brain Drain Into Brain Gain

Local Commentaries

Many different factors influence where people choose to live. A lot remain where they were born and raised throughout their entire lives. Some find their dream jobs in their hometowns. Others stay simply because being near family is more important to them than anything else. Some think they ...

We Need To Be Grateful To Cummins And Its Employees

Local Commentaries

Early this past Saturday morning, June 12, I checked and verified the time; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All was loaded except the tires. I loaded them at 8:45 a.m. and headed to Cummins. I’d never been to “recycle day” before, so I was unsure just where to go, and what I’d find when I ...

Manchin Standing With The People

In Our Opinion

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how most all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest federal effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Oddly named the ...