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In Our Opinion

Don’t Disregard State’s Denial Of Pops Permits

The state Office of General Services had, before last Friday, reached an interesting conclusion regarding Chautauqua Lake Pops’ use of a floating stage near Lakeside Park in Mayville. State officials who have no particular dog in the fight decided that the Chautauqua Lake Pops is not a ...

UFOs Still Remain A Mystery

When it comes to UFOs, we don’t know the right answer. The truth is still out there. And it may be out there for a while. A new federal government report on UFOs couldn’t explain 143 of 144 military aviation encounters, which the government, never one to pass up the opportunity to create ...

$399,584 Should Be Reprogrammed To Benefit City Residents

Once again, the city of Jamestown seems hell-bent on spending taxpayer money on something it should be able to do on its own. Mayor Eddie Sundquist recently presented the Jamestown’s 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Recovery Funds Master Plan, which is the blueprint to spend $28,079,145 in ...

Cuomo Should Pay Heed To Dems And Give Guidance For Nursing Homes

More than 20 state legislative Democrats want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift remaining restrictions for visits in nursing homes. Given the myriad of ways the state failed senior citizens in nursing homes during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislators’ request should be ...

Get Vaccinated If You Are At Risk For Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A isn’t exactly the virus everybody is keeping an eye on this year — except, in Chautauqua County, for the Chautauqua County Health Department. Typically, the county has one or two cases a year, but the past year has seen 50 hepatitis A cases in the county. That total ...

State Lawmakers Should End Cuomo’s Stunt

Why, exactly, does Gov. Andrew Cuomo need a first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency if the SAFE Act is as good as advertised? That’s a good question for which we have no good answer. Chances are, neither does the governor. Guns are still getting into the hands of those who ...