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In Our Opinion

Startups Grow, But The Future Is Still Uncertain

U.S. Census Bureau data reveal that entrepreneurs applied for federal tax-identification numbers to register 4.54 million new businesses between January and October, up 56 percent from the same period of 2019. According to the Wall Street Journal, that was the largest number on record dating ...

Re-Evaluate How City School District Helps All At-Risk, Struggling Students

A request by several African-American pastors to create an African-American Navigator position within the Jamestown Public Schools District is an interesting one for several reasons. The Rev. Chloe Smith, the Rev. Uvie Stewart and others attended a recent school board meeting asking the ...

Capt. Rick Willman, Summer Wind Brought Many Summer Memories

Last week was a sad day for many in the Jamestown area. The Summer Wind was brought to Long Point State Park and, soon, will no longer call Chautauqua Lake home. It will soon be on its way to Rochester where, after renovations, it will return to life providing dinner cruises. The ...

Rural Areas Need Increase In Testing Sites, Too

Friday’s announcement by Gov. Kathy Hochul that a statewide mask mandate was going to begin Monday shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Cases, and more importantly hospitalizations, are trending in the wrong direction. The health care system is overrun with COVID-19 cases right now, and ...

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

There were a good many city residents who were disappointed by last week’s news that the Jamestown City Council wouldn’t opt out of a state law allowing marijuana dispensaries and consumption sites. One reason for people’s uneasiness with dispensaries and consumption sites is the way ...

Council Should Override Mayor’s Budget Vetoes

It was no surprise to see Mayor Eddie Sundquist issue budget vetoes earlier this week. The number of vetoes, however, was a bit surprising. In our view, the City Council should override each and every one. Of particular interest are: Veto 1: Veto of the council’s reduction in ...