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In Our Opinion

Make Use Of Long-Abandoned City Commission

We noted over the weekend the planning that was done over the past 10 to 15 years - and the lack of follow-up from some of those plans. It’s something we hope isn’t repeated as the city works on its next comprehensive plan. And we think the Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission ...

Deficit Spending Continues To Need Addressed

Our federal government — particularly the White House — continues to fail to take the consequences of deficit spending seriously. President Biden’s approach to economic policy is, in the words of Peter Suderman of Reason magazine, “a philosophy of throwing money at programs, people, ...

County Bucks Statewide Trends For Agriculture Industry

It was a pleasant surprise to see family farms holding steady in Chautauqua County. That certainly wasn’t expected when the state’s performance in the Census of Agriculture was released. The census is done every five years, and the 2022 census released recently showed a loss of more than ...

A Reminder That Need Knows No Season

Last week, Conduit Ministries’ food truck spent a couple of hours in Brooklyn Square serving meals and providing winter clothing to those who needed it. So many people visited the truck that it ran out of supplies. There is no better sign of the need facing the Jamestown community than an ...

Drop In City Gun Crimes Is Good News

Confirmed shootings decreased by 25% in Jamestown in 2023 - good news for city residents who saw far too many shootings in 2022. In fact, most gun crimes have decreased from two years ago, according to the 2023 Public Safety Report given to City Council members recently. In addition to the ...