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Opinion

Find A Middle Ground To Keep Health Care Facilities Staffed

COVID-19 Coverage

The WCA Home’s decision to begin transfer procedures for half of its residents should scare the families of elderly nursing residents throughout the county. The Fredonia nursing home is like many others throughout the county in that it was already struggling to attract workers. The ...

Area Loses Another Community Pillar In Father Mende

In Our Opinion

It hurts anytime a community pillar passes away unexpectedly. But for area Catholics seemingly constantly buffeted by bad news regarding the Catholic Church, the loss of a man like Father Dennis Mende hits especially hard. Mende had been the pastor of the Holy Apostles Parish, a ...

Readers’ Forum

Letters To The Editor

We Need To Remember What Happened On Jan. 6 To The Reader’s Forum: Remember January 6, 2021. Officer Mike Fanone of the DC Metropolitan Police implores us to do so. He voted for Donald Trump; he believed Trump represented him; he is no “liberal”. As a dedicated cop, he vowed to defend ...

We May Have Moved On, But We Haven’t Forgotten

In Our Opinion

Do you remember where you were exactly six months ago at 8:47 a.m.? Probably not. But if we ask where you were 20 years ago at 8:47 a.m., chances are you will remember the moment as if it were yesterday. Sept. 11, 2001, was, without question, one of the most horrific in the history of ...

Space Aplenty At Shrinking Schools

Editor's Corner

Social distancing at a majority of Chautauqua County’s public schools appears as though it will not be a problem. Judging by the most recent U.S. Census figures over the last decade that resulted in a 5.4% loss of 7,248 residents to 127,657, a majority of these overbuilt educational ...

One Conversation Can Make All The Difference

In Our Opinion

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But you’re not alone, an estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health and ...