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Opinion

Climate Alarmists Ignore Energy Independence Milestone

Local Commentaries

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) just announced a historic milestone that received remarkably little attention: In September, the United States exported more petroleum products than it imported. It was “the first month this has happened since monthly records began in ...

The State Needs To Encourage Investment In Ways To Use Reserves

In Our Opinion

It is obvious that New York wants to end its relationship with fossil fuels, including natural gas. We’re sure there will be a lot of support among state lawmakers for a proposed state ban on hydraulic fracturing. There shouldn’t be, though that doesn’t mean there should be a drumbeat ...

ExxonMobil Case A Prime Example Of Politics Gone Too Far

In Our Opinion

New York’s attorney general is elected to the position, so there will be politics involved in the job. But what has happened between New York state and Exxon over the past four years is an example of partisan tomfoolery at its worst. In 2015, former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ...

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

In Our Opinion

A common question around this time of year is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” It can be interpreted in a couple of ways. Sometimes, the query is whether we have all the gifts purchased, decorations both inside and out finished, donations to worthy causes made, and Christmas dinner food ...

Early-Morning Meetings Should Be A Last Resort

In Our Opinion

There was enough smoke surrounding the fate of Dr. Rosemary Bradley, former Jamestown High School principal, that a special meeting immediately raised suspicions that a change was coming. It is obvious that the public is interested in what is happening at the high school given more than 100 ...

Put An End To Feds Cadillac Tax On Health Care Plans

In Our Opinion

Little by little, the bright, appealing shell that is Obamacare is being stripped away to reveal a thoroughly rotten core. More of it was being exposed this week. Former President Barack Obama’s administration went to great pains to shield the truth about Obamacare from the American ...

Lessons Learned From Principal’s Resignation

In Our Opinion

The resignation of Dr. Rosemary Bradley closes a short, tumultuous chapter in Jamestown High School’s history. The no confidence vote by Jamestown High School teachers and staff put both Bradley, Superintendent Bret Apthorpe and the Board of Education in a tough position. Resignation was ...

Giving Ideology To The Children

Local Commentaries

The adults in Germany in 1935 were surprised at how many of their children joined the Hitler Jugend - over half of all youth under 18 years old became enthusiastic members of the volunteer (until 1939) organization. “Whoever has the youth has the future,” Hitler had written. And perhaps ...

Skeptical Of Cult-Like Culture

Local Commentaries

Breaking news: The Buffalo Bills have earned a spot in the NFL playoffs. Upon returning to Buffalo at roughly 2 in the morning the team was met with hundreds of hysterical fans packed behind a gate to congratulate them. Josh Allen took a selfie with the group which now hangs in the Albright ...

The Short Days And Long, Cold Nights

Local Commentaries

Each year at about this time, a good friend says to me: “It won’t be long before the days start getting longer!” She, like me, doesn’t like the long nights of winter and can’t wait until the Winter Solstice has passed. It is not the weather so much that I dislike about this ...

Make Plea Bargains In Felony Sex Abuse Cases More Difficult

In Our Opinion

New York state doesn’t want to be too harsh on those convicted of crimes. That thought applies to the intransigence of state Democrats to broach the idea of tweaking their much-criticized criminal justice reforms just as it does to a piece of common-sense legislation that has been ...

It May Seem Schools Shouldn’t Have Been Issued These Fines

In Our Opinion

It comes as no surprise that Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation forgiving the remainder of Panama Central School’s $4.9 million fine by the state Education Department. The veto has become an annual rite of passage along with Thanksgiving leftovers and presents under the Christmas tree. ...

Read The Reports On The Health Of The Lake

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: Two reports were sent out this month concerning the health of Lake Chautauqua, specifically referencing the use of herbicides last summer. Read them. The Shed Sheet should be renamed, Bull Shed is more fitting. What a hoax they spread claiming the use of ...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly For The New York Health Care Act

In Our Opinion

The big question with single-payer health care in New York state has always been how to pay for it. Democrats in Albany should keep that question in mind as they hold hearings on the New York Health Act during the upcoming legislative session. Better yet, they should keep that question in ...

Impeachment Is A Tool In The Political Toolbox

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader’s Forum: It appears, after reading “Reed Says Impeachment Circus on Full Display”, Mr. Reed does not understand the Constitution, the Impeachment process, nor the oath he took when he was sworn into office. He laments the Impeachment process is going to become “another ...

The State Can’t Keep Squeezing Money From Its Taxpayers

In Our Opinion

Give credit to state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx. With the state facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit, nearly half of which (roughly $4 billion) is tied to the state’s Medicaid program, Heastie told reporters in Albany last week that the state will have to raise revenue to cover ...