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Cuomo offers no answers for upstate

January 23, 2013 “Job growth in Upstate New York is sad and troubling.’’ At least Gov. Andrew Cuomo knows the problem — because there are few solutions in the 2013 State of the State addres. more »»

Gun laws face scrutiny

January 16, 2013 Comments by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin concerning how to prevent violence such as at a school in Newtown, Conn., were controversial, to say the least. more »»

Latest team merger is a winning combo

January 9, 2013 Another high school sports merger could soon take place. more »»

Thruway toll proposal officially takes a hike

January 2, 2013 Call it an early Christmas gift for business. On Monday, Dec. 17 the proposed 45 percent New York state Thruway toll hike on trucks was rejecte. more »»

Ripley Central School District faces harsh reality

December 19, 2012 It must be getting serious in Ripley. more »»

State funds found to buy Adirondack land

December 12, 2012 Cash-strapped New York state has talked a good game when it comes to the need to slash spending with its municipalities and school districts, but a $4. more »»

Cutting hours for social services is a bad idea

December 5, 2012 If you need to visit a Social Security office, plan to get there early. As of earlier this month, the public can visit Social Security offices only between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekday. more »»

Occupy Wall Street steps up and helps

November 28, 2012 At times, such as the weeks before presidential elections, we Americans may seem to others — and even ourselves — to be among the most fractious people on the planet. more »»

Science should govern fracking

November 21, 2012 Americans have been drilling wells for oil and gas for more than a century and a half. Hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — has been in use to augment well production for decades. more »»

Reductions in the cost of New York State mandates would help

November 14, 2012 While it would be nice if property taxes were to go down, it would be even better to know governments were cutting costs, not shifting them from one taxpayer to another. more »»

Pay scales are not the only problem

October 31, 2012 Many were left scratching their heads earlier this week — especially Brocton officials — when it was revealed the municipality of about 1,480 residents had the highest average pay for its employees... more »»

Stop benefits for millionaires

October 24, 2012 Nearly 2,400 Americans with household incomes of $1 million or more a year received unemployment compensation benefits in 2009, the Congressional Research Office reported this week. more »»

County Home needs to remain the people’s home

October 17, 2012 There has been much talk in the community lately about the possible sale of the Chautauqua County Home. more »»

New York State tax cap not yet a true victory

October 10, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is right in touting a report showing that in the first year of the state's tax cap, average property tax growth across the state was, indeed, held to 2 percent. more »»

Board running around issue

October 3, 2012 There is no quick answer to the dilemma brought to the Fredonia Board of Education recently. more »»

Add zest to winter

September 26, 2012 Can it be? Yes, it is. more »»

Lake draws praise from professional fishermen

September 19, 2012 After a summer filled with a lot of talk about what is wrong with Chautauqua Lake, what fun it has been the past few days to recount praise from professional bass fisherman and hundreds of others wh... more »»

Make it a safe start to school

September 12, 2012 The weeks of summer have flown by. Stores have fall merchandise on display, summer vacations and the Chautauqua County Fair are just memories — and kids are back in school. more »»

Will new voters actually vote?

September 5, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to increase the number of people registered to vote should work, judging by the record in other states. more »»

Ex-superintendent who opposed consolidation may be wrong for the job

August 29, 2012 If ever there was a consultant to put a dagger in the Brocton Central and Westfield Academy Central Schools proposal to merge, the two boards may have found one. more »»



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