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Time will tell on tax cap success

May 2, 2012 It’s been a year since Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2 percent cap on increases in property tax levies became law. It’s far too early to say whether it’s a succes. more »»

Family culture plays part in health

April 25, 2012 People transplanted from here to Colorado and Vermont often remark that denizens of those places seem to be more outdoorsy. more »»

Gun identification program is a mistake

April 18, 2012 You likely have a very good memory or an interest in firearm manufacturing if you recall then-Go. more »»

Westfield teachers get the message

April 11, 2012 Two years later, the Westfield Teachers Association has stepped up to the plat. more »»

Protecting children online in today’s age

April 4, 2012 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was enough for parents to pay attention to their children’s friends. Some, as mom and dad knew, might be nothing but trouble. more »»

NRG’s impact is large in the county

March 28, 2012 Shock and uncertainty are emotions few people long to experience. Unfortunately, our area received word recently that the NRG plant, to put it nicely, is considering its options. more »»

Many poor students are not teacher’s fault

March 21, 2012 You can hardly blame Buffalo school teachers for digging in their heels over the issue of having the academic performance of chronically absent students count against them in federally required... more »»

Focused approach necessary for Great Lakes

March 14, 2012 Surely there are not 600 substantial threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem. more »»

How Schumer can really help Barcelona

March 7, 2012 It was another opportunity to make a major dent in the longtime push for a north-end regional water district. Last week, U.S. Sen. more »»

Number of hunting accidents decreases

February 29, 2012 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reports the number of hunting accidents has declined considerably in recent years. more »»

Consolidation forum attendance must be mandatory

February 22, 2012 Chautauqua County Executive Gregory Edwards is again talking regionalism. Over the weekend, the executive put out a call to those interested in exploring “municipal consolidation. more »»

New open meeting law benefits public

February 15, 2012 The state Opening Meeting Law and the public’s right to know about our government have been strengthened by an amendment that went into effect Thursday, Feb. more »»

Cruise ships need to look at safety

February 8, 2012 It has been nearly a century since the luxury cruise ship RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, killing hundreds of peopl. more »»

Ensure safe travel with vehicle checkups

January 25, 2012 With snow finally making an appearance, now is a good time for motorists to think about safe winter travel. more »»

Possible quake connection should be researched

January 18, 2012 A seismologist's conclusion that an injection well used to dispose of fluids from oil and gas drilling in Ohio is linked to minor earthquakes in that area should be investigated more thoroughly. more »»

Villages should make changes in 2012

January 11, 2012 In the movie “2012,” Dr. more »»

National Guard’s changing role

January 4, 2012 For many years it was rare for the National Guard to be called to active duty. When that happened, they more often than not were used in their home states, to deal with natural disaster. more »»

Snowmobile use requires safety

December 28, 2011 The winter solstice occurs at 12:30 a.m. EST this morning. It brings us the shortest day of the year and the weakest sunshine as the sun will be at its lowest point in the southern sky. more »»

Voters deserve fair elections process

December 21, 2011 Our system of fair, honest and open elections must be inviolat. more »»

Fire department merger efforts make sense

December 14, 2011 Some extraordinary developments in Brocton and Portland are deserving of applause. more »»



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