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State Should End GEA Now

January 28, 2016 One way New York state lawmakers can help our local school districts is to end what’s called the “gap elimination adjustment. more »»

Legislature Should Know About Overruns Before Work Continues

January 27, 2016 We have no doubt that county department heads and County Executive Vince Horrigan do what they can to make sure county projects are finished within their allotted budget. more »»

Justice Center Must Regain Public Trust

January 26, 2016 The Justice Center, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo established in 2012 to investigate abuse of people with developmental disabilities and others in state care, doesn’t seem to be working very well. more »»

Making College More Affordable

January 25, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for i. more »»

Next Job Wave Could Be Coming

January 24, 2016 Start-Up NY has been far from the game-changer promised by Gov. Andrew Cuomo two years ago. In fact, with no local projects approved and no local jobs created, Start-Up NY is an outright bust. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 23, 2016 Thumbs up to Alexis Darrow, a Bemus Point native and 2012 graduate of Maple Grove High School, for pursuing her dream of figure skating as an adult. more »»

Higher Education: A Need Or An Option?

January 22, 2016 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has launched an online support group of sorts for those struggling to pay off student loans. Schumer, D-N.Y. more »»

Local Municipalities Come Together

January 21, 2016 Two things we heard recently from Pat McLaughlin, Ellicott town supervisor, are particularly encouraging. more »»

Monofrax Considers Selling Or Closure

January 20, 2016 It is disappointing that Chautauqua County is once again playing defense to keep a key employer in business. more »»

Unions: Not All Workers Agree With Message

January 19, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many years. more »»

Sun, Wind Aren’t As Reliable As Obama Thinks

January 18, 2016 President Barack Obama may have taken intellectual dishonesty to a new high in talking about energy during his State of the Union speech Tuesda. more »»

Business As Usual In Albany

January 17, 2016 What is it about common-sense reform to the way the state Assembly operates that is so odious to Assembly Democrats? Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-C-I-Jamestown, had three reforms voted down: in... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 16, 2016 Thumbs up to our area’s plow drivers, who have worked nearly non-stop this week to keep roads clear during the season’s worst snowstorm. more »»

Arena, Downtown Make Noteworthy Progress

January 15, 2016 Downtown Jamestown’s potential as a desirable and noteworthy tourist destination continues to gro. more »»

GOP Shouldn’t Give On $15 Hour Wage

January 14, 2016 There is a lot to like in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State. more »»

Faster Posting Of Minutes A Good Idea

January 13, 2016 Truth be told, the town of Busti does a pretty good job of making information available to the public on its website. more »»

Cuomo Offers Poorly Thought-Out Solution

January 12, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to solve a problem — getting the homeless off the streets in freezing weather — with an iron fist instead of using the warm mittens that are needed. more »»

Arms Race Deserves Attention

January 11, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned last week. There can be no reasonable argument about that. What is open to question is what U.S. more »»

BPU Appointments Disappointing, But Not Surprising

January 10, 2016 It should come as no surprise to readers that Mayor Sam Teresi appointed three new members to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities board of directors. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 9, 2016 Thumbs up to yet another successful Penny Wars at Jamestown High School and for yet another wonderful decision when it came time to donate the money. The recent fundraiser raised $3,79. more »»



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