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In Our Opinion

10,000 Maniacs – Thanks For Bringing Us Along For A Wonderful Ride

It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since 10,000 Maniacs formed in Jamestown. The band has reached some amazing highs — releasing four albums between 1987 and 1993 that charted in the top 50 in the U.S.: “In My Tribe” in 1987, “Blind Man’s Zoo” in 1989; “Our Time In ...

Focus School Breakfast, Lunch Programs On Those Who Really Need The Help

It may be next year before legislation to require New York schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to their students is considered in the state Legislature. Between now and then, we hope the sponsors of A.9518/S.9144, Sen. Michele Hinchey, D-Kingston, and Assemblywoman Jessica ...

Council Must Ask: Is This The Best Way To Solve EMS Issue?

After rejecting a contract with the union representing Jamestown’s firefighters earlier this year over cost concerns, the Jamestown City Council is now poised to hire the four firefighters that only a few months ago they deemed too rich for the city’s blood. On one hand, if there is a ...

Ruling Overshadows Postal Decision

A leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision, not yet final, that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling recognizing abortion rights for women, will continue to dominate the nation’s attention for months, if not years. Within hours after the decision was leaked, certainty already was cemented ...

Jamestown Police Have Made Good On Promises To Increase Community Presence

By now, chances are most of our readers have seen video posted to the Jamestown Police Department Facebook page showing officer Jakki Martin-Ahlbin rescuing a dog from the water near the Riverwalk. It was just the latest of the department’s posts showing officers in the midst of community ...