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Editor’s Corner

Open Meeting ‘Abuse’ Comes With No Penalties

Prior to Wednesday night’s Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, elected Republicans and Democrats went their separate ways to gather in a closed session to discuss whatever they wanted. For the record, both parties were doing nothing illegal. Political caucusing is allowed under the New ...

Tech Overload Already At School Near You

FORESTVILLE — It did not take long for educator and administrator Bryna Moritz to become fatigued over the use of technology at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only four months into the position of superintendent at Pine Valley Central Schools, Moritz was leading her team through an ...

State ‘Pain’ Steers Pinion’s U.S. Senate Run

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Pinion recalled a family vacation he took as a child that was all business in Atlantic City, N.J. His mother, Verona Greenland, was an advocate for thousands of residents in the Bronx. In 1981, she began a community health center in the New York City ...

Forestville Keeps Identity After Dissolution

FORESTVILLE — After cutting through the thick fog that enveloped the hills of Route 39 on Wednesday morning, the downtown district of the former village came into focus near the bottom of Sheridan Hill. Six years ago, this sleepy hamlet was involved in a heated and divisive topic: should the ...

Gluttony Not Limited To Bills, State Capital

Calamity in Albany tied to the turmoil with a disgraced Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin and a failed Court of Appeals ruling that went against the Democrats regarding the Congressional districts could not keep the sun from shining in Buffalo during the governor’s visit earlier this week. Hometown ...

No Easy Street To Walkable Downtowns

Before the dissolution of its police department around 2016, Silver Creek was aware — and seemingly proud — of a well earned distinction. If motorists were driving more than 30 mph in the downtown or residential area, be prepared to be pulled over. On reputation alone, it was enough to ...