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In Our Opinion

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 ...

Union Employees May Need To Make Concessions In Order To Plug Budget Gaps

COVID-19 put Jamestown Community College and its employees in a bind. College officials made difficult decisions in not filling some positions as well as furloughing employees. Give credit to the JCC Faculty Association and the college’s Professional and Supervisory Alliance for working ...

The Governor Needs To Get Businesses, Gyms Open Safely

Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to be more like famed inventor Thomas Edison. It was Edison who famously said “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find ...

Cuomo Needs To Come Up With New Plan For New York

Last week, Schuyler’s Country Kitchen in Lakewood announced its closure. Now, Urban Spin in Lakewood is closing up shop too. Both have COVID-19 and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to thank. Urban Spin’s owners announced their closure on Facebook on Thursday. The company continued making rent, ...

Warren County Should Consider Privatizing Transfer Stations

The opening of a new transfer station in Warren County, Pa., sparks a radical idea here in Chautauqua County — is it time to privatize the county’s waste transfer stations? Chautauqua County currently has four transfer stations: one in Falconer, one in Fredonia, one in Sherman and one at ...

When It Comes To Bettering Where We Live, We’re In This Together

New York state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has a close connection with Chautauqua County. As a Buffalo-area resident, she has spent many summers enjoying the wonder and beauty of our region as well as Chautauqua Lake. Hochul also understands an important dynamic. If something is good for Jamestown, ...