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Editor’s Corner

U.S. Rep. George Santos Is Product Of Voting Trends

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Lee was immediately embarrassed. Only hours after a photo of the bare-chested Western New York Congressman began appearing on numerous websites, there was no attempt at damage control or any efforts to find an excuse for what happened. Lee did what was best — for ...

$10M Win A Signature Moment For Dunkirk’s Rosas

Hearty applause from about 250 business leaders and local officials greeted Mayor Wilfred Rosas as he came forward to embrace state Gov. Kathy Hochul earlier this week inside one of the Clarion Hotel’s large meeting rooms. Only minutes earlier had Dunkirk’s chief executive officer learned ...

Nasty Politics Won’t Balance The Scales

As New York state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell stepped forward to speak before a gathering of nearly 130 people earlier this week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon in Dunkirk, he was soon joined by a fellow member from the other side of the aisle. Goodell, a Republican who represents ...

Home-Building Agenda Raises The Roof

Serving as lieutenant governor for seven years from 2015 to 2021, Kathy Hochul made her former boss Andrew Cuomo a little more tolerable. Seen as the friendly face of the administration for municipal leaders, she built relationships traveling across the state while learning the landscapes from ...

For Some, Being A Manager Doesn’t Pay

Management and department head salaries in the public sector appear to be under the microscope, especially considering the recent decisions in the city of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County. Though one entity’s council appears stuck in the 1990s, another is at least taking steps to make sure those ...

Budget Discord A Tale Of Two Cities

Unpolished Third Ward representative James Stoyle typifies a combative faction of Dunkirk’s Common Council that has been apparent during the last three years. Those who make up the current triumvirate quietly scurry about in their elected positions until there is a sense that their vindictive ...