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In Our Opinion

Larson Provided City Residents A Valuable Service As City Court Judge

Jamestown is losing quite an asset at the end of the year when Judge Frederick Larson reaches the state’s mandatory retirement age. Larson’s time as a City Court judge was a relatively short seven years, but the longtime city resident made the most of his time on the bench, bringing a ...

Resettling Refugees In City Fits With Our American Ideals

On its face, the idea of resettling 20 refugee families in Jamestown shouldn’t send everyone into a panic. We are a country of immigrants whose ancestors at some point left their homelands for either a better life. The fact that our society has done a poor job in recent decades of coming ...

Supporting Some Infrastructure Spending Is Not Hypocrisy

A number of left-leaning pundits and Democratic politicians have enjoyed raking an Alabama Republican, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, over the coals the last few days. Palmer drew the attention of the pundits and politicians for noting his own advocacy for a road construction project in Alabama and ...

State’s Green Energy Goals Come Home To Roost In Your BPU Bills

The cost of New York’s clean energy program continues to go up for Board of Public Utilities users – though the state is doing its best to make sure customers don’t know it. The cost of renewable energy credits and zero emission credits has increased from $1.6 million in 2019 to $2.6 ...

Money Is Least Of The Issues Between Chautauqua Lake Pops, Mayville

Reopening the contract between Chautauqua Lake Pops concert series organizers and the village of Mayville makes sense. At issue is the cancellation of concerts in 2020 and whether or not the Chautauqua Lake Pops should pay the village of Mayville $4,000 for rent due in the 2021 season as was ...

Borrello’s Nourish NY Win Is A Win Both For The Senator And For His District

Sen. George Borrello’s pre-Thanksgiving trip to New York City was far from a sight-seeing trip. The Sunset Bay Republican spent Sunday in Queens to see Gov. Kathy Hochul sign legislation Borrello sponsored making the Nourish New York farm-to-food bank program permanent. It’s a notable ...