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In Our Opinion

Dunkirk Finances State Plan Is A Painful Lifeline

The state is proposing an $18.5 million lifeline for the city of Dunkirk. The city won’t be living under a state-run Financial Control Board, but it will be awfully close. But no city resident should be under any illusion that the state-backed deficit reduction bonds won’t come with ...

Resurrection Brings Hope To All Of Us

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of ...

IRS Lacking Urgency To Change

“IRS agents shouldn’t work from home” was the headline of an opinion article written by U.S. Rep. Ron Estes and published in the March 4 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Estes, a Republican representing Kansas’ 4th Congressional District, hit the proverbial nail on the head when he ...

County May Be Seeing Signs Of Progress On Addiction

A decrease in drug overdose deaths early in 2024 is good news for those on the front lines of the county’s battle with drug addiction. We won’t know for several months if the decrease seen so far in 2024 will continue, but there are some encouraging signs. The age of those who die ...

Delay In Riverwalk Lighting Is A Sign Change Is Needed

It’s been roughly nine months since City Council members approved new emergency lighting under the North Main Street railroad viaduct. There was, if you remember, a couple of months of discussion on the matter. City development department officials wanted to spend about $150,000 on a ...

Lenhart’s Future Is Very Much In Doubt

There may be no more picturesque piece of summer in Bemus Point than seeing the Hotel Lenhart’s porch full of people in rocking chairs enjoying a summer breeze off of Chautauqua Lake. Will that picturesque view of summers gone by endure into the future? It’s hard to tell. Two ...