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In Our Opinion

Too Many Registered Voters Stay on Sidelines

Voter turnout, in the big picture, was fairly pathetic for this election. When you consider that those registered can begin voting starting Oct. 24 to 31 and Nov. 2, the final numbers tell a sad tale. Only 34% took the time to get to the polls. That equates to 24,007 of the more than 78,000 ...

Health Department Should Give ‘Test-To-Stay’ Policy A Chance

One over-arching lesson learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of having children physically attending schools. It’s a lesson learned whenever we hear educators talking about students not performing as well on school developed diagnostic testing, when we hear school ...

Summit Likely To Be Another ‘Last, Best Hope’ For Climate

The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, opened Sunday, billed as a “last, best hope” for putting a dint in the climate change that is happening around the globe. For the next two weeks, representatives from 200 countries around the world will try to hammer out agreements and goals ...

Regular City Property Reassessments Are A Way To End Taxpayers’ Sticker Shock

Many city residents shuddered a bit last week when city Assessor Lisa Volpe mentioned the word “reassessment.” Logic tells us a property reassessment means roughly one-third of homeowners will see their property assessments increase, roughly one-third will see their assessment remain the ...

State Should Make Data On Health Care Worker Shortages, Replacements Public

The state's Surge and Flex Center is supposed to help nursing homes find solutions to staffing problems and to help nursing homes if they can't meet their obligations under state law. But, according to Sen. Sue Serino, R-Hyde Park, and the New York Post, nursing homes that called the ...

Collaborative Children’s Solutions Steps Up To Help Save Holiday Parade

Two thumbs up — albeit gloved ones — to Collaborative Children’s Solutions for stepping up to organize the annual downtown Jamestown holiday parade. Formerly organized by the Downtown Jamestown Development Corp. and then the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, there appeared to be a ...