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In Our Opinion

Fed Chair Powell: Inflation Is Here To Stay

As is the case for much of the rest of the world, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is less certain about the future than he once was. Earlier this month, he told the House Financial Services Committee that while at one time it was expected an easing of pandemic-related ...

City’s Plan To Spend Stimulus Money Is Half-Baked As A Runny Cupcake

One reason we have been so critical of some of the ways Jamestown has proposed spending its $28 million in federal stimulus funding is because we know there are needs that haven’t been considered yet. Consider last week’s presentation to the City Council from Twan Leenders, Chautauqua ...

Consider All Options To Improve Student Safety Near Persell

Anyone who has driven past Persell Middle School when students are arriving and leaving the school isn’t surprised two students have been struck by cars in the area. And let’s not take the easy way out and blame drivers. Part of the problem is a steady stream of traffic with nowhere to ...

Holding Off On Farm Overtime Changes Is A Good Call By State

State Labor Department officials have made the right call in postponing a decision on farmworker overtime until sometime in January or February. New information has been presented since public hearings were last held on the matter in the form of a Cornell University study that paints a grim ...

Council, Mayor’s Work On Marijuana Is Really Only Just Beginning

What Western New Yorkers dealt with over the weekend was not easy. Winds in excess of 60 mph put a strain on many while wreaking havoc on significant portions of Dunkirk and Fredonia. Trucks were overturned. Electricity was out. Trees came down. Homes were damaged. Overall, however, ...

Speak Up Now That JHS Big Cat Mascot Is Out Of The Bag

Jamestown High School’s proposed new mascot is the sartorial equivalent of having one’s cake and eating it too. A review has shown the district has a long history with the nickname Red Raider, without Native American imagery. The colors red and green have long been tied to Jamestown High ...