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Support local merchants this holiday season

December 7, 2011 To judge by crowds thronging local stores in search of bargains on “Black Friday” and Saturday, many folks in the Chautauqua region are in search of perfect gifts at... more »»

Quick work to clean up after tornadoes brings praise

November 30, 2011 What Mother Nature left as a mess last Monday in two communities was quickly cleaned up — by both area residents and road crews. more »»

Former WACS super moving on in Carthage

November 30, 2011 In July, Westfield Academy and Central Schools and Superintendent Mark Sissel parted ways. Before doing so, however, Sissel received a $113,667 lump-sum payment from the distric. more »»

Involvement should continue after election

November 23, 2011 Election Day 2011 has gone quietly into the history books locally. Those who wanted to have their say, did, and in some places, decisively so. more »»

Join this winter’s Project FeederWatch

November 16, 2011 The recent brief brush with winter was a reminder of what is to com. more »»

Moving farm reform ahead

November 9, 2011 Rarely does important legislation receive the overwhelming, nonpartisan support a bill approved last week in the U.S. Senate received. more »»

Cooler temperatures up risks at home

November 2, 2011 Three unfortunate recent fires should serve notice that colder weather brings additional concerns about fires and carbon monoxide in area homes. more »»

Lead for the people, not the party

October 26, 2011 What is good for the political party far outweighs what is good for the people. We are accustomed to elected representatives having that attitude in Washington and Albany. more »»

Can Compton’s proposal find support?

October 19, 2011 Some of us have to be pushed to think outside the box. Others of us are fully occupied just trying to survive in the box as it is. And then there is Sid Compto. more »»

Wave of costs doom wind project plans

October 12, 2011 It is official. The plug has been pulled by the New York Power Authority on the Great Lakes Offshore Wind project. more »»

Military must make reductions

October 5, 2011 Many Americans believed for years that military spending had to be maintained at a high level to keep us secure. But with a $14. more »»

Tax incentives for video games?

September 28, 2011 A variety of businesses benefit from government incentives ranging from tax breaks to outright grants. more »»

No real need to cut access to Census data

September 21, 2011 Within just a couple of cycles of the U.S. more »»

Stepping through the curtain to fall

September 14, 2011 Was it only yesterday that Father Gordon De La Vars and parishioners set out on the front lawn of St. more »»

Assist fellow New Yorkers hit by disaster

September 6, 2011 Other than cloud cover and a bit of wind on Sunday, our region barely noticed the passing of Hurricane Irene during the weeken. more »»

Legislature clerk’s post should be cut

August 30, 2011 Would that Chautauqua County lawmakers take the occasion of Ron Lemon’s resignation from being clerk of the legislature to answer dispassionately the question of whether there should even be this... more »»

State finally offers local wineries some help

August 23, 2011 The effort took two years, but finally a law has been enacted to get the state Liquor Authority off the backs of local farm winerie. more »»

County Executive Edwards shifts funds again

August 16, 2011 Well, there he goes again. more »»

Edwards delays simple answer

August 9, 2011 Really, County Executive Greg Edwards has not had time since March to address a request from the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District? In June, volunteer board member and... more »»

Potential savings to obvious to ignore

August 2, 2011 Except for five small villages in Cattaraugus County, residents in our region just are not ready to give up their most local level of governments - towns and villages. more »»



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