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Opinion

Endorsement: Wendel Is Right Choice For County Executive

In Our Opinion

The race for Chautauqua County executive pits two familiar faces — incumbent PJ Wendel and Norm Green, longtime Chautauqua County Democratic election commissioner and chairman of the county Democratic Party — against each other. It seems Wendel has spent as much time campaigning for the ...

Be Content Living Within Yourself

Local Commentaries

Recently, I wrote in this space about the need to “manage expectations” as you get older. My sister, who is two years older than me, responded. Sisters are known for their honesty and forthrightness, and mine is no exception. She liked that article but suggested that I should have ...

Falling Apart – And Some Proposed Antidotes

Local Commentaries

Do you recall the Chicken Little quote “The sky is falling”? Lately one wonders if that is indeed the case. So many things seem to be going wrong. It’s difficult and sad to start listing the problems, but in order to start helping each other cope we need to state them clearly. ...

Get Ready Now For The Holiday Shopping Season

Local Commentaries

We all know the familiar refrain from shoppers who lament the early onslaught of Christmas merchandise before Halloween. But retailers know how necessary it is to plan ahead. If they haven’t planned by now, it may be too late. By now you have probably heard a lot about supply chain holdups, ...

Threats Against School Board Members Should Be Handled Locally

In Our Opinion

“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said last week in announcing the U.S. Department of Justice would begin investigating threats against school board members, teachers and other school ...

Thomas Should Fly The Flag More

Local Commentaries

SOUTH BEND – Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President George Bush 41 in 1991, Justice Clarence Thomas this month celebrates his 30th anniversary of service. He’s on his way to being – before this decade is out – the longest-serving justice in American history. During his ...