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In Our Opinion

Find A Middle Ground To Keep Health Care Facilities Staffed

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

One Conversation Can Make All The Difference

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 ...

New Open Meetings Bill Is Far From Transparent

We’d like to give Gov. Kathy Hochul the benefit of the doubt. She is, after all, a Western New Yorker who is no stranger to Chautauqua County. But we wonder if the new governor actually read her press statement announcing her signing of S.5001/A.4001 which allows virtual participation in ...

Today Is A Day To Remember The American Worker

It’s hard to remember a year in which the American worker has spent more time in the headlines. We’ve all seen the ‘Now Hiring’ signs posted in business’ windows and yards throughout Chautauqua County this year. We’ve seen the Facebook posts announcing reduced schedules because ...