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Local Commentaries

Former President Visits Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA – Colonial Williamsburg isn’t just a museum, nor is it just an American-history museum. In Colonial Williamsburg, history comes to life. So if you enjoy seeing sites of American history and haven’t been to that corner of Virginia, please put it on your list and go if you ...

Keep Erie, Niagara Counties Separate

Congressional-redistricting time is upon us. This column in July 2020 made a case for again keeping a Southern Tier/Finger Lakes district as intact as is practical and not combining any of the Southern Tier with any of Erie County and perhaps also Niagara County. During every past ...

State May Be Turning Over A New Leaf

With Kathy Hochul becoming Governor, New York State is “turning over a new leaf” in its halls of governance. The first difference I believe we will notice is one of style and tone—there will be no threats or defiant statements. We got used to that with Andrew Cuomo and, in my view, ...

To Improve Chautauqua Lake, Improve Its Watershed

Chautauqua Lake is an old lake, rich in plant diversity and an abundance of living things. The shoreline waters host a well-established diversity of aquatic plants that support multiple natural communities, hold sediments in place, and provide food, oxygen, and critical habitat for countless ...

A Fuller Heart: The Light Shines In The Darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” — John 1:5 This has to be one of the most impactful verses in the Bible for me. It puts it all out there in black and white: Light versus dark. Shadow and brightness. The Goodness of God, the very best He could ...

Good Food And Good Works At Rotary Club

I don’t remember the last time I stood up, held my hand over my heart and said the Pledge Of Allegiance, or when I sang The Star Spangled Banner last, but on Monday the opportunity presented itself at a meeting of the Jamestown Rotary Club. I don’t often have the opportunity to formally ...