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

July 25, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST KIMMEL ‘COOL’ ON ANGOLA MAN — Did you catch “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night? If you did, you may have heard him gush about an Angola native. more »»

PENTAGON Our military is left unprotected

July 24, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet this week, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

SCHOOL CHIEF: Another missed opportunity

July 23, 2015 The Dunkirk City School Board of Education has gone on record it is willing to share its school superintendent. more »»

Laurel Run: Event gains global connection

July 22, 2015 Nineteen years. That is exactly how long Chautauqua County has had a connection with the Laurel Run. more »»

Dunkirk's ties to greatness

July 21, 2015 June 2008 was the inaugural Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Fund golf tournament at Shorewood Country Clu. more »»

Fredonia: Case to keep seat open

July 20, 2015 Trustees in Fredonia seem to be bent on the idea of filling the open seat that was left vacated by Janel Subjack, who voted with the majority on higher village taxes and fees and then left town abou... more »»

HOSPITAL Lots of glitz, no substance

July 19, 2015 For an institution that has its finances in the red, Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk continues to take very few steps to be transparent to the community it serves. more »»

HIGHS AND LOWS: Some of the best, worst of week

July 18, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST FLOOD RESPONSE — With the flood that took place Monday and Tuesday, there were a lot of problems for residents. more »»

IRS Agency doing less with more

July 17, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Volunteers go the distance

July 16, 2015 Our region has a history of helping neighboring communities. Many fire departments automatically go to calls in neighboring municipalities, even for the most standard EMS call. more »»

Nature’s rude summer side

July 15, 2015 It was a rude awakening. Many residents Tuesday morning woke up to devastation in the towns of Portland, Westfield and Ripley as well as the village of Brocton. more »»

How village uses a town

July 14, 2015 Want to know what being taken advantage of is like? Ask the town of Pomfret, which had to raise the water and sewer rates for its users. Water in Pomfret will now run $7. more »»

Holiday: Symbol brings pain, discomfort

July 13, 2015 Despite the cooperation of the weather and the wonderful holiday weekend and events in the north county over the Fourth of July, there were some disapprovals. more »»

EDUCATION Building on an area effort

July 12, 2015 From the start in February, there has been great enthusiasm from the educational and business community for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School — or P-TECH — progra. more »»

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

July 11, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST HELPING A VET — Dunkirk resident Kenny Brooks, who is a veteran, visited his wife in a Buffalo hospita. more »»

Congress Steering home road money

July 10, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

History days: Cushing takes center stage

July 9, 2015 Our area has always been enthralled with history. Civil War re-enactments are very popular throughout Western New York. more »»

Real service to taxpayers

July 8, 2015 We applaud the town of Pomfret for its permanent extension of office hours so that people who work during the day can make it to the clerk’s office. more »»

Libraries add to youth options

July 7, 2015 With school out for the summer, it is important that children stay engaged in learning — not just on computer tablets or smart phones — but with others in their age group. more »»

Sunset Bay: Rays of goodness in a crisis

July 6, 2015 More than a week ago, many were rightly critical of the train that blocked access to and from Sunset and Hanford bays. But despite the hardship, there was some good news to come from the situation. more »»



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