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In Our Opinion

Lawmakers Need An Accurate Accounting Of What Happened In Nursing Homes

Given the state of our national and state political discourse, one could almost see how Gov. Andrew Cuomo for dismissing calls for a third party review of the state’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes as a partisan tripe hunt. The governor is wrong, though. A thorough accounting is ...

Technology Means Government Can Come To The People

New York’s byzantine system of government was designed for an age ruled by the horse and buggy or, at best, proximity to a rail line. Word spread slowly when our system of town and village governments was designed. Not everyone was involved in civic life, and those who were involved ...

Kudos To Whoever Made More Council Information Available To The Public

A pat on the back to Mayor Eddie Sundquist and the Jamestown City Council, under the direction of Council President Tony Dolce, R-Ward 2, for making more information about council meetings available to the public. In the past, agendas for council meetings were kept fairly short and ...

Roll Out Red Carpet To Entice Amazon Site To Our County

For years Chautauqua County residents have been hearing about the importance of technology jobs as the next wave of economic development in our county. The news, first reported by Buffalo Business First, that several Chautauqua County sites are being considered by Amazon for a distribution ...

Cutting Off Responses A Month Early Would Be Unfair To Americans

Giving Americans a month less to respond to the 2020 Census may be the most ridiculous proposal to come out of Washington this year. The idea should be discarded. Original plans for the Census called for an Oct. 31 deadline for people to respond to it with information about themselves and ...