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Local Commentaries

Do I Have To Sign Up For Medicare Part B?

Question: I received a letter from Medicare saying I might have to sign up for Part B. What should I do? Answer: Happy General Enrollment Period (GEP)! The letter you received from Medicare is part of an effort to make sure those eligible for Part B are appropriately enrolled. Remember ...

The Growing Up Years

Growing up in the 40s and 50s was a lot different than growing up is today. Life was so much simpler. Each morning during the summer I got up and had chores to do. We lived with my grandparents. Grandma was in charge of overseeing my chores. After chores were done, I was free to play with ...

Sometimes Hollywood Gets It Right

My wife can tell you that I am not a big Hollywood fan. I have never liked its glitz and money-hungry life style. As a result, she is lucky to get me to a movie more than once or twice a year. But, recently, fortunately, she did talk me into it. We went and saw Tom Hanks in a movie about a ...

When Did The County’s Economy Collapse?

While some understandably say the County’s economic decline has slowly happened over the last 50 years, the statistical evidence proves our economic collapse is much more recent. Anecdotally it is true that Chautauqua County began losing manufacturing, often to the non-union South, 50 years ...

There Is Plenty To Study At Jamestown Airport

Responding to the Post Journal editor’s opinion piece: “Is There Anything Left to Study When It Comes to the County Airport?” The editor’s rhetorical “Yes” offered a rather cynical rational for ending further debate on the issue of pursuing commercial air service at the Chautauqua ...

Bills Will Get To The Promised Land

ORCHARD PARK – Let’s pick up where we left off last week. On the one hand, there’s a sense that the Buffalo Bills, five years after breaking the long playoff drought, remain understandably new to winning. Although this seems to be a very good team that is on the verge of being a great ...