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Overuse Of Executive Order Is Unconstitutional

July 5, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Make America A Better Place

July 4, 2016 Two hundred and forty years ago today, a group of Americans already branded as revolutionaries by their king made a final break with Great Britain and signed the Declaration of Independence. more »»

Foresight Needed In Regard To Cell Towers

July 3, 2016 It’s fitting that state Supreme Court in Mayville will be the site July 11 of lawsuits over the Chautauqua County Landfill in Ellery and the placement of cell towers in Lakewood. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

July 2, 2016 Thumbs up to a busy weekend of Fourth of July activities in Chautauqua County and a presumptive thumbs up to all those who will enjoy this long Fourth of July weekend safely. more »»

Drug Legislation A Reasoned Approach

July 1, 2016 Anecdotally, we have told dozens of stories over the years of people in our area for whom prescription drugs were a well-intentioned pathway into the spider’s web of drug addiction. more »»

Bemus Point Buses Will Keep Drivers Safe

June 30, 2016 Kudos to everyone involved in a Bemus Point partnership that can help businesses that rely on summer tourists and keep people safe at the same tim. more »»

State Needs To Provide Indigents With Public Defense

June 29, 2016 After more than 50 years, New York state has finally realized it made a mistake in how the state complies with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. more »»

Links With The UK Should Be Forged

June 28, 2016 The United Kingdom’s people and government are among the oldest, warmest, staunchest friends we Americans have. Surely U.K. more »»

Terrorist Prevention: Better Efforts Need To Be Made

June 27, 2016 In the rush to do something about people like Omar Mateen, mistakes are going to be made. more »»

Jamestown Hotels Are Waiting To Be Filled

June 26, 2016 It looks as if the former Holiday Inn on Fourth Street will reopen sometime in 2017 as a full-service DoubleTree by Hilton. The project’s recent steps forward are good news for downtown. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 25, 2016 Thumbs up to New York state, and particularly state Sen. more »»

The Crooks Keep Winning In Albany

June 24, 2016 The legislative session is over, and barely any ethics reforms passed, just as they didn’t pass in the budget process. more »»

Sen. Young To Fight For Traffic Light At Intersection

June 23, 2016 Falconer residents should thank state Sen. more »»

Veil Of Sewage Secrecy Must Be Lifted

June 22, 2016 We aren’t sure what is more galling — that there wasn’t already a law mandating disclosure of spills from publicly owned sewer treatment plants and sewer systems or that such a law would be needed i... more »»

Public Pressure Passed Pension Forfeiture

June 21, 2016 It’s been a five year fight to get pension forfeiture legislation passed for state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell The combination of public pressure, several high-profile public corruption scandals and... more »»

Obama’s Oil Tax Must Not Pass

June 20, 2016 President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax increase on oil deserved what it got recently — a 253-144 vote against it in the House of Representatives. The Senate should follow suit. more »»

Local Governments Should Avoid Inconvenient Meeting Times

June 19, 2016 The lack of public attendance at public meetings often lamented as a sign of the public’s growing apathy about public life. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

June 18, 2016 Thumbs up to the First Congregational Church of Jamestown (the United Church of Christ), 70 McKinley Ave., which will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Sunday. The 10:45 a.m. more »»

Not Too Late To Voice Opinion

June 17, 2016 You’re not too late to voice your opinion to see NRG converted to a natural gas plant, but today is the last day to voice support for the Dunkirk plant before the Public Service Commission makes a... more »»

Weber Knapp Proves Importance Of Manufacturing

June 16, 2016 We won’t call it a full comeback, but it has been nice to see some good news about the area’s manufacturing sector recently. more »»

 
 
 

 

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