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In Our Opinion

The New Leader For ISIS Will Have No Place To Hide

It is doubtful that ISIS — the Islamic State terrorist organization — was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

Lakewood Residents Have An Easy Choice When Voting On Nov. 5

Lakewood residents have an easy choice on Nov. 5 as they vote for a new mayor and two positions on the Village Board. Randall Holcomb is the endorsed Republican candidate, opposed by Ted McCague. Republicans chose to endorse Holcomb earlier this year, leading to a situation in which McCague, ...

Town Residents Will Find Themselves In Good Hands Either Way

One cannot find two more diametrically opposed candidates for office this year than in the race for Busti town supervisor. Incumbent Republican Jesse Robbins is seeking a third term in office and faces a stiff challenge from Dr. Rudy Mueller, the endorsed Democrat. The differences between ...

Interesting Decision Faces Voters In Three Towns

Voters in the Chautauqua, Sherman and Mina areas face an interesting decision when choosing their representative on the Chautauqua County Legislature. Bill Ward is endorsed by both the Democratic, Republican, Independence, Working Families and Libertarian parties. Martin Proctor, Ward’s ...

Legislature’s Race Features Two Good, Worthy Candidates

There aren’t many contested races for the Chautauqua County Legislature in the southern part of the county, but the two that are contested are quite interesting. In District 16, incumbent John Davis, R-Frewsburg, is running against Gerrit Cain, L-Poland. Davis is ending his first term in ...

Ability To Partner Influences Mayor Choice

The three candidates for Jamestown mayor find themselves in a difficult campaign. We’re not referring to the three-way race between Republican David Wilfong, Democrat Eddie Sundquist or Libertarian Andrew Liuzzo. Rather, we refer to a campaign where candidates have to differentiate ...