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In Our Opinion

A State Power Grab Disguised As A Protection Of Voter Rights

The goals enshrined in the newly-signed John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York are goals we should all share. Polling places should be located in such a way that everyone has an equal opportunity to vote. There should be equal numbers of voting machines at each polling site. Those who ...

Proposed City Ordinances Should Take Aim At Bad Landlords And At Bad Tenants

No one should be happy with the condition of some houses in Jamestown. At a time when home values have skyrocketed in the city, there are still houses whose values are a drain on the rest of the neighborhood. Everyone knows there are some landlords who can’t be found when the time comes to ...

Approval Of Biden On Clean Energy Takes Two Steps Back

In his bid to support increased adoption of solar energy across the country, President Joe Biden handed a victory to China that could hurt our own solar industry. Biden’s administration announced last week it will authorize the use of the Defense Production Act to accelerate domestic ...

Congratulations To The Class Of 2022

We’re in the midst of high school graduation season. The Class of 2022 should be saluted for its endurance of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, while it appears to be waning, still affected many things about its time in high school. Graduation is typically accompanied by mixed emotions for ...

Hochul Should Hold Off On Penalties For Nursing Overtime

Legislation to lessen the mandatory overtime worked by area nursing home nurses — and possibly lead to penalties paid by nursing home owners— is awaiting Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature. The bill hasn’t yet been presented to the governor, but A.8874/S.8063 passed both houses of the ...