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In Our Opinion

Business Owners Will Be Missed As They Head Into Retirement

For more than four decades, Cliff and Ann Powers have made sure the clothes they sold were the perfect fit. And they were a perfect fit for downtown, too. The store was successful because Lander’s carved out a niche and kept a loyal base of customers coming back year after year. There ...

More Foot Traffic Downtown Would Attract Food Truck Operators To City

There has been little appetite thus far for food trucks in Jamestown. That’s surprising for all of the hullabaloo last year over creation of a food truck pilot program in the city that would govern where food trucks could operate and the consternation of restaurant owners over a new — ...

County ‘Unfair’ Events Are Plowing Forward

It is great to see the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Youth Development organization push ahead with its plans for the “Unfair.” The event, which was scheduled after the county’s Fair Board of Directors canceled the annual July event due to uncertain direction ...

Sharing Private Security Footage Helped Police

The recent fire at the former Jamestown Royal illustrated, among other things, the value in Jamestown police officers having easy access to private security camera footage. Two days after the fire, Jamestown police were able to rule the fire arson and track down the girls who started the ...

It’s Too Early To Make Decision On JHS Red Raider Nickname

What is a Red Raider? The answer to that question will determine whether or not Jamestown High School changes its long-held Red Raider nickname or not. In our opinion, last week’s Jamestown Public Schools board meeting was too early in the process to make such a change. Board members ...

Reliable Information Is Common Sense On Behalf Of Nation’s Well-Being

America continues to open up from the frightful, tragic months of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the ongoing vaccination initiative made possible by the dedicated researchers whose abilities unlocked the unknowns that were keys to the vaccines’ development. Still, despite the vaccination ...