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In Our Opinion

If Legislature Examines CPS, Focus On Community, Not Just Workers

A review of the way Chautauqua County’s Child Protective Services unit works should be undertaken. But we’re not sure the review that should be undertaken is the one that is being proposed by legislator Susan Parker, D-Fredonia. During the June Human Services Committee meeting, Parker ...

Always A Special Trip For Veterans

For the past few years, The Post-Journal and Dunkirk OBSERVER have highlighted Honor Flights - an opportunity to give veterans an opportunity to visit the nation’s war memorials in Washington, D.C. In fact, we ran the latest story in our July 3-4 holiday edition featuring six area veterans ...

Let’s All Be Neck-Deep In USA Pride

Today, people of the United States, as they celebrate the 248th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, ought to be neck-deep in patriotic pride for having the opportunity to live in this nation of freedom and abundance, despite its imperfections. Of course, as everyone who pays ...

We Fear State Is Going To Far With Graduation Standards Rewrite

We’ve had doubts about the state Board of Regents’ rewrite of New York’s high school graduation standards for years. But the more we hear, the less impressed we are - and the more doubts we have that the standards will result in the graduation of high school seniors who are ready for ...

There’s A Lot We Don’t Know About Algal Blooms

Anyone who pays attention to the research focused on Chautauqua Lake knows there’s a lot we don’t know about harmful algal blooms. Research right now is focused largely on explaining why algal blooms occur, the conditions that create them and ways to deal with them when they happen. ...

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degrees An Idea Worth Pursuing

Higher education has taken quite a beating lately. Lawmakers have been going after administrators and faculty at high-profile institutions over Gaza protests and diversity initiatives. Students and parents are getting increasingly impatient with rising costs. Faculty are disgruntled in many ...