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Editor’s Corner

Turbulent Times Fail To Faze Grads

Commencement on Saturday brings to a conclusion one of the most challenging years in recent history at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Sentiments that include frustration and worry have been palpable on the campus and within the community. Reasons for concern at the institution ...

Turbine Lake Dispute Keeps Muddying Waters

Debate over wind turbines being placed in the Great Lakes is constantly swirling. A feasibility study released in late 2022 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority that did not support the placement of turbines in the Lakes Erie and Ontario was thought to be a dagger for ...

King’s Reign Tackles Struggles At SUNY

Firestorms have embroiled John B. King Jr. in every leadership role he has accepted over the last decade. During his controversial stint as New York state Education Commissioner from 2011 to 2014, King royally rocked the boat of numerous public schools with reform strategies that included ...

COVID Funds Encouraged Overspending Sickness

How much more collateral damage will there be from the generous COVID funds that were handed out by the federal government that came with little oversight? If the city of Dunkirk is any indication, we may just be at the tip of the iceberg. Two north-county municipalities have been in the ...

Former Station’s Curse Grips Dunkirk Finances

Dunkirk’s former power generating station located on the shores of Lake Erie has always been a love-hate relationship for its residents. City, school and county officials historically understood the payoff it brought in terms of adding to a deteriorating tax base and high-paying jobs. But ...

Brooks-TLC Crisis Still Revolves Around Numbers

For Katy Schwalbe, the issue regarding whether a new Brooks-TLC Hospital System will be built hits close to her native town. As one of the presenters at the community forum on Tuesday night at the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, she was born at the current Dunkirk location. “It’s ...