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In Our Opinion

Solutions Needed Quickly As City’s Homeless Population Increases

Jamestown officials have taken a necessary first step in simply recognizing there seems to be an increase in the number of homeless in Jamestown. Mayor Eddie Sundquist told City Council members the city’s leadership team recently held a meeting to address the issue of homelessness in the ...

Cassadaga Lifeguard Proves Position’s Importance During Long, Hot Summer

In a summer where lifeguards are at a premium across the United States, the village of Cassadaga can be proud of one of its employees. As noted by Cynthia Flaherty, village trustee, a child was saved after a recent incident at the beach. “The lifeguards acted just like they were supposed ...

How Much More Can The State Heap On Teachers’ Already Overly Full Plates

It shouldn’t be any surprise that a recently released audit showed many schools hadn’t met New York mandates for SAVE Act-required mental health training. The Comptroller’s Office audited 20 randomly selected school districts, and found 18 of them, or 90%, either did not offer mental ...

Federal Lawmakers Need To Do More To Address Inflation

“Everything goes up,” Marcia Freeman of Atlanta’s suburbs, told the Associated Press. The 72-year-old has began visiting food banks to keep her grocery costs under control, according to the AP article in Thursday’s Sun-Gazette. “It’s depressing,” truck driver Delores Bledsoe ...

Only We Can Prevent Water Chestnut From Invading Chautauqua Lake

News from the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance that the water chestnut is spreading into the Chadakoin River and to a kayak launch in Celoron should concern every person who values Chautauqua Lake. The european water chestnut colonizes areas of freshwater lakes and ponds and ...