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PSC Decision Sets Table For More Important Discussions

March 2, 2016 The state Public Service Commission’s decision last week in the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities’ mini rate case clears up much more than simply how much electric rates will increase for BPU... more »»

Regional Solutions Commission Is Much-Needed

March 1, 2016 Legislator George Borrello, R-Hanover, is in for a busy year. Borrello has proven himself to be a capable legislator, so he would have been busy anyway. more »»

Funding Needs To Be Redirected

February 29, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news now. more »»

Now Is The Time To Solve Diversity Issue On Boards

February 28, 2016 Members of the Hispanic community weren’t happy when the decision was made to end a Hispanic navigator position a couple of years ago. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 27, 2016 Thumbs up to a new future for the iconic Surf Club in Bemus Point. more »»

Make Pension Forfeiture Part Of State Budget

February 26, 2016 Crime doesn’t pay — except for the state Legislature’s convicted felons. Disgraced Dean Skelos, the former Senate majority leader found guilty of corruption, collects a $96,000 annual pensio. more »»

Hospitality Training Should Be Countywide

February 25, 2016 While we wish the better-paying jobs that come with manufacturing and other segments of the economy were expanding in our county, we also can’t ignore the fact that tourism is one of the few sectors... more »»

Drug Problem Isn’t Just Government’s Problem

February 24, 2016 The death of a 22-year-old Ellery woman after an apparent drug overdose despite two doses of Narcan administered by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies is a horrible situation for the family the... more »»

Technology: A Partner In Crime

February 23, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Scalia Was Correct In His Interpretation

February 22, 2016 Liberal activists disliked the late U.S. more »»

State Aid, Tax Cap Aren’t Jamestown’s Real Problems

February 21, 2016 We don’t disagree with Mayor Sam Teresi that more state aid would certainly help Jamestown out of its financial hole. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 20, 2016 Thumbs up to the National Football League for a golden presentation to Frewsburg Central School. more »»

County Successfully Clears Out Jail

February 19, 2016 The county’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has kicked cases into gear, clearing space in the jail and providing taxpayers relief. Chautauqua County Jail can accommodate 303 inmates. more »»

John Kasich Stands Out

February 18, 2016 With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn. Ohio Gov. more »»

Amphitheater Renewal Project Resumes

February 17, 2016 It is good news that Chautauqua Institution will be able to proceed with its $41.5 million amphitheater renewal project. Late last week, the Hon. Frank A. more »»

Thank You, Governor Cuomo

February 16, 2016 Kudos to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a strongly worded message to the state Legislature in the aftermath of his announcement that Athenex will locate a new plant in Dunkirk. more »»

North Korea Threat Continues To Grow

February 15, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thing. more »»

Increasing State Aid Is Not Enough

February 14, 2016 It is a virtual certainty the budget approved by the state Legislature will come with a state aid increase over and above that in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. That is the wrong approach. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

February 13, 2016 Thumbs up to Allyssa Seeley, a sophomore at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School, for being named a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., in June. more »»

Is Seven Times The Charm?

February 12, 2016 Hopefully, the seventh time will be the charm for mixed martial arts in New York. The state Senate recently voted for the seventh straight year to end the state’s ban on the sport. more »»



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