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New policy is overreaction

January 13, 2015 Is it an overreaction for New York state to close the state Thruway before a storm even hits? Or is it just state Gov. more »»

Village mayor is deserving of a vote

January 11, 2015 There are not many residents who will tell you the current village government set-up is working well in Fredonia. more »»

State: No easy answer with new wage

January 11, 2015 With the start of 2015, New York’s minimum wage rose from $8 to $8.75 an hour, giving a boost in pay to some 700,000 workers. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

January 10, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST PLOW DRIVERS — It’s been a difficult week, weather-wise. Schools have canceled, the Thruway has been closed. more »»

EXPENSES: Payroll costs add to deficit

January 9, 2015 Cutting the size and therefore the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

County tune quite familiar

January 8, 2015 A familiar tune seems to be coming out of the county executive’s office once again regarding the high Medicaid burden. more »»

Honesty is best policy

January 7, 2015 A fiscal mess that had been brewing for years is far from over in the village of Forestville — and it is good to see the recognition of how poorly things have been run in the past. more »»

Buffalo Bills: Accountability lacking again

January 7, 2015 One week after Doug Marrone announced he was opting out of his contract with the Buffalo Bills, plenty of questions remain. Problem is no major team official is available to the media. more »»

County: Flu arrives, school returns

January 5, 2015 On the weekend before area children returned to school, the county reported an increase regarding cases of influenza. This does not bode well for many. more »»

Wake-up call near schools

January 4, 2015 Community and elected leaders must be outraged in the city of Dunkirk. A methamphetamine lab was located Monday evening at 60 W. Sixth St. more »»

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

January 3, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST METH RAIDS — Illegal drugs are a problem in our community. The manufacturing of methamphetamine continues to grow. more »»

NEW YEAR: Ringing in hopes for 2015

January 1, 2015 It is a new day and new year — 2015. Its predecessor — 2014 — was not the best for our regio. more »»

Balancing act needs support

January 1, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means, is an excellent example. more »»

Keep giving after holidays

December 31, 2014 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Once the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Town, for now, stuck with village

December 30, 2014 Pomfret Town Board member Ann Eckman has every right to question the Fredonia Board in regard to its numbers after the village hired two full-time paramedics and firefighters to sustain the recently... more »»

Stop investing in Sherman site

December 29, 2014 Chautauqua County has a strange sympathy for Sherman. more »»

Cuomo has large say on consolidation

December 28, 2014 Coming within the next month, a new state budget will be unveiled by state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Always under the microscope in the proposal is the aid to education. more »»

Christmas: Keeping faith at the holiday

December 25, 2014 Of all the holidays, secular and religious, people celebrate, just one is marked, if only for a short time, by something of a miraculous transformation. more »»

Expenses still run rampant

December 25, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Christmas Eve: With great anticipation

December 24, 2014 It is Christmas Eve, and the hustle and bustle of preparing for the big day is nearly ended. Gifts have been purchased and wrapped. more »»



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