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Some of the best, worst of the week

May 23, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST FLYING FLAGS — We applaud those who are proudly displaying flags around the region for the Memorial Day holiday. more »»

Weekend: An opportunity to take in art

May 22, 2014 An extended weekend is a time to take in another one of the region’s treasures: the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail. more »»

Economy: Trickle-down effect sought

May 21, 2014 It is not often that Western New York is creating a “buzz” over economic development, but that is exactly what one panel member told an audience of about 80 community members on Tuesday morning. more »»

‘Heroes’ help in finding cure

May 20, 2014 It was another stride in the battle against multiple sclerosis. more »»

Forestville: Bad decisions bring in cash

May 19, 2014 Struggling municipalities, get in line! It appears that if you knowingly mismanage funds, paperwork, make bad financial decisions and allow for a 12 percent pay hike for your employees, the state an... more »»

Our blessing for tax hikes

May 18, 2014 When the concept was introduced in the late 1990s, it seemed appealing. Residents in all districts — other than the large five cities in the state — could vote “yes” or “no” to their school budget. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

May 17, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST CODE RED — Gowanda has a CodeRed system for village emergencies. more »»

Weather: Other areas are reeling

May 15, 2014 Storms remain a concern in our region after Tuesday’s scares in Silver Creek and Gowanda. Through Wednesday evening, however, it looked like we had dodged a bulle. more »»

Little fight seen on ‘fraud’

May 15, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

Flooding: Scary sights for residents

May 14, 2014 Tuesday’s heavy rains and thunderstorms brought back nightmares for far too many residents of Gowanda and Silver Cree. more »»

Lots of rules, few volunteers

May 13, 2014 When there are too many municipalities, that usually means there are far too many rules — and differing rules for each entity that you enter. more »»

Dunkirk: Art display paints success

May 12, 2014 It was an event that invited many in the community to have a brush with some young artists. more »»

A first step with sacrifice

May 11, 2014 With some elected officials, a regional water district is not a popular choice. It takes away the ability for their municipality to set rates, which is a form of control at budget tim. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

May 10, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST DANCING QUEEN — Lindsey Ferguson, the daughter of Michael and Dianne Ferguson of Fredonia, has had some success in the entertainment business. more »»

Hospital issue needs attention

May 8, 2014 Members of Congress need to apply a simple test to the American Legion’s demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resign. more »»

Libraries have role in region

May 8, 2014 Community libraries still play a large role in our region. It was proven in Cassadaga, which reopened a library that had been previously closed. more »»

Spring: Staying alert for motorcyclists

May 7, 2014 It may not seem like it, but we are halfway through the spring season. And, with warmer weather — this year, that’s any time the temperature goes above 55 — motorcycles are again taking to the road. more »»

Tidying up for a ‘treasure’

May 6, 2014 This corner can be critical of government decisions quite often, so it is only fitting that we praise those same officials when they go above and beyond in their job descriptions. more »»

Mayville: Deception pays off with raise

May 5, 2014 How would an individual respond as an employer if he or she found out a worker had falsified his time cards? Would that individual give the worker a raise? Probably not, because the individual would... more »»

‘Transparency’ is only real fix

May 4, 2014 Within the past three years, Westfield formed a Board of Fire Commissioners to address a number of concerns facing the village Fire Department, including its finances, personnel and other internal... more »»



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