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In Our Opinion

Voting Is A Right That Cannot Be Taken For Granted

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 ...

Manchin Standing With The People

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 ...

Cuomo’s Emergency Powers Should Come To An End

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Tuesday taking a COVID-19 victory lap. News that 70% of adult New Yorkers have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a milestone for the state, but if the governor is celebrating, we wonder why he still clings to his emergency authority? We’ve seen ...

Now Is Not The Time To Crack Down On Housing Code Violations In City

Legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature mandating minimum fines for unremedied housing code violations suffers from bad timing — but that doesn’t mean such a proposal isn’t needed. The legislation imposes a minimum $50 fine for failure to comply with an order of remedy, a ...

Hopefully Area Will Help Raise Enough For Bemus Point’s Fireworks Display

After so many months of cancellation notices, it’s heartening to see an organization raising money to hold an event. The Bemus Point Business Association has started a GoFundMe account – gofundme.com/f/bemuspointfireworks – to raise money for the fireworks display. Kelley Marker, Bemus ...

Banning The Sale Of Fireworks In County May Be Better Place To Start

City Councilman Jeff Russell’s proposal to increase fines for fireworks isn’t a bad idea — it’s just not likely to do much if it’s enacted. Russell, a retired police officer, said police officers used to make a custodial arrest for nuisance noise makers, but such arrests have no ...